W18/19 airport analysis; Istanbul Atatürk leads route count while Moscow Sheremetyevo jumps up the rankings

W18/19 airport analysis; Istanbul Atatürk leads route count while Moscow Sheremetyevo jumps up the rankings

With the memories of summer beginning to fade, the start of the W18/19 season is little more than one week away. In our second seasonal sneak preview, Nick Preston looks at a typical winter week to discover which airports will offer the most routes and country markets, plus which one will host the most airlines.

Airbus airport-devoted conference, ACI Airport Exchange Oslo: Dufrenois, VP Sales, Head of A220 Sales, Qatar and A380 Market Development to keynote

Airbus airport-devoted conference, ACI Airport Exchange Oslo: Dufrenois, VP Sales, Head of A220 Sales, Qatar and A380 Market Development to keynote

Airbus is bringing a brand new, wholly airports-dedicated conference to ACI Airport Exchange hosted by Avinor Oslo Airport between 27-29 November 2018. “New possibilities for airports by Airbus” is devoted to how the manufacturer is helping airports prepare for the future, including a glimpse at the exciting new markets and routes made possible by Airbus aircraft.

Singapore Airlines, Vistara, Philippine Airlines, SriLankan Airlines and more to reveal innovation plans at FTE Asia EXPO 2018

Singapore Airlines, Vistara, Philippine Airlines, SriLankan Airlines and more to reveal innovation plans at FTE Asia EXPO 2018

Future Travel Experience Asia EXPO 2018, an anna.aero sister event, is taking place in Singapore from 13-14 November. With 1,750 aviation industry innovators expected at the free-to-attend passenger experience and business performance event, make sure to register for this great networking opportunity.

Europe takes home the honours amid strong global competition in this week's Arch of Triumph

Europe takes home the honours amid strong global competition in this week’s Arch of Triumph

Seven airports battle it out for Arch of Triumph glory this week, with entries coming thick and fast from around the globe. Airports in Europe, South America, Africa and Asia have all shown what they can do with an impressive average score of 30.4. Find out which airport won the weekly crown here.


Route Shop

Air China chooses Milan Malpensa as first international A350 airport

Air China chooses Milan Malpensa as first international A350 airport

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with Air China introducing the A350-900 on its service between Beijing and Milan Malpensa, which will grow weekly seat capacity on the route by 32%, Ryanair confirms new routes from Germany in 2019, including Cologne Bonn to Knock and Zadar.

JetBlue Airways' love-hate relationship with Long Beach; passenger numbers up 33% in 2017, however new capacity already chopped

JetBlue Airways’ love-hate relationship with Long Beach; passenger numbers up 33% in 2017, however new capacity already chopped

JetBlue Airways currently has a 13-route network from Long Beach, having transported 2.90 million passengers from the Los Angeles airport in 2017. Jonathan Ford looks further into the airline’s schedule which shows capacity will be cut by over 30% this winter, with Southwest Airlines filling some of the void.


Vietnam's international visitors up 23% for first nine months of 2018; commercial aviation market quadruples in size over past 10 years

Vietnam’s international visitors up 23% for first nine months of 2018; commercial aviation market quadruples in size over past 10 years

Schedules state that 121.07 million seats will be flown to/from Vietnamese airports during 2018, up 9.9% versus 2017, and four times as many when compared to the nation’s aviation market in 2008. Jonathan Ford looks into the recent growth, highlighting the domination of LCCs and the South Korean boom.

W18/19 network analysis; airlines serving most routes, country markets and airports identified here

W18/19 network analysis; airlines serving most routes, country markets and airports identified here

With the start of W18/19 now less than three weeks away, we decided to peer into the future to see which airlines will be ruling the roost this winter. Nick Preston identifies those carriers offering the most routes and which will operate from the most country markets and airports in a typical week during W18/19.

Join our team – anna.aero seeks new Assistant Editor/Analyst

Join our team – anna.aero seeks new Assistant Editor/Analyst

anna.aero is expanding and is looking for a new Assistant Editor/Analyst to join its team. If you have the key skills, qualifications and experience to work for the world’s leading air service development news provider, then look no further and apply today.

Airbus airport-devoted conference added to ACI Airport Exchange Oslo

Airbus airport-devoted conference added to ACI Airport Exchange Oslo

Airbus is bringing a brand new, wholly airports-dedicated conference to ACI Airport Exchange hosted by Avinor Oslo Airport between 27-29 November 2018. “New possibilities for airports by Airbus” is devoted to how the manufacturer is helping airports prepare for the future, including a glimpse at the exciting new markets and routes made possible by Airbus aircraft.


Three regions battle it out for victory in Week 39 of the 2018 Arch of Triumph competition

Three regions battle it out for victory in Week 39 of the 2018 Arch of Triumph competition

A total of seven airports across Europe, North America and the Caribbean entered this week’s Arch of Triumph competition. With an average score of 27.6 out of 40, it has certainly been a par week of performances. Find out here to see which airport did enough to climb into the top ten with its superb display.

AirAsia celebrates 10 years at Hong Kong with new route announcement

AirAsia celebrates 10 years at Hong Kong with new route announcement

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with AirAsia’s celebration of serving Hong Kong for 10 years, Virgin Atlantic and LanzaTech mark the first use of a next generation sustainable jet fuel, plus there is route news from St. Petersburg regarding upcoming services for W18/19.

Wizz Air grows by 12% from Gdansk in 2018; seventh aircraft to be based from S19 with three new routes already confirmed for next year

Wizz Air grows by 12% from Gdansk in 2018; seventh aircraft to be based from S19 with three new routes already confirmed for next year

Gdansk is Wizz Air’s fifth largest base, with 2.77 million seats being flown from the Polish airport in 2018. The airline’s schedules for next summer indicate that it will offer 33 routes from Gdansk, however more could be added. Jonathan Ford takes a close look at the ULCC’s recent Gdansk expansion.

Booming Bengaluru sees traffic treble in just 10 years; domestic links lead the way; IndiGo biggest carrier

Booming Bengaluru sees traffic treble in just 10 years; domestic links lead the way; IndiGo biggest carrier

Bengaluru Airport played host to 26.91 million passengers in FY17/18, which is 17.6% more than in the previous 12-month period. It has now enjoyed consecutive increases in traffic over the past five financial years. Nick Preston looks at the airport’s network developments, including its leading routes and airlines.