Moscow Sheremetyevo is Europe's fastest-growing long-haul hub in S19; Frankfurt, Heathrow cut, but BA retains lead

Moscow Sheremetyevo is Europe’s fastest-growing long-haul hub in S19; Frankfurt, Heathrow cut, but BA retains lead

OAG Schedules Analyser data states that long-haul seat capacity from Russia’s biggest airport is set to grow by an impressive 26% in S19, while Heathrow and Frankfurt are reporting slight reductions. With long-haul capacity from Europe set to grow by 2.4% this summer, we reveal the winners and losers.

Europe and Asia battle it out in the latest Arch of Triumph competition

Europe and Asia battle it out in the latest Arch of Triumph competition

In this week’s Arch of Triumph competition, four airports compete to be crowned the weekly winner. With two airports each from Europe and Asia, all of which greeted new low-cost services on single-aisle aircraft, it’s a hot battle to see which airport has taken the title given the similar characteristics of the routes.

40 airlines confirmed for inaugural CONNECT MEIA Conference in Dubai

40 airlines confirmed for inaugural CONNECT MEIA Conference in Dubai

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, CONNECT MEIA is delighted to confirm that 40 airlines have now registered for the inaugural event, taking place 30 April–1 May at the Dubai World Trade Centre and co-located with the Arabian Travel Market. More news also from Denver Airport.

anna.aero joins London Luton and Wizz Air as they celebrate the airline's first A321neo service; also confirms 60th route from airport

anna.aero joins London Luton and Wizz Air as they celebrate the airline’s first A321neo service; also confirms 60th route from airport

anna.aero’s Aviation Development Editor Jonathan Ford travelled to London Luton on Friday 15 March to celebrate, along with Wizz Air, the carrier’s first day of A321neo operations into the London airport. Take a look to see how celebrations got underway, and to learn more on the carrier’s growth at it’s biggest base.


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The 2019 air service development conference global tour continues at Routes Asia in Cebu; catch all the news in anna.aero's Show Dailies

The 2019 air service development conference global tour continues at Routes Asia in Cebu; catch all the news in anna.aero’s Show Dailies

The 2019 air service development community’s global conference agenda has just had its second event of the year, taking place 10-12 March at Routes Asia in Cebu. Read all about what 1,000+ delegates from over 60 countries got up to as they landed in the Philippines to plan and develop the region’s air service. 

Alaska Airlines celebrates Route of the Week award for Everett Paine Field inauguration while Gainesville heralds Cake of the Week win

Alaska Airlines celebrates Route of the Week award for Everett Paine Field inauguration while Gainesville heralds Cake of the Week win

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with Alaska Airlines winning Route of the Week for its first operations from Everett Paine Field, Gainesville Airport in the US rejoices its Cake of the Week title for American Airlines’ inaugural from Dallas/Fort Worth.


anna.aero's 100 best unserved routes from Asia's top 10 airports

anna.aero’s 100 best unserved routes from Asia’s top 10 airports

With Routes Asia fast approaching, anna.aero has decided to look into the numbers to reveal the top 10 unserved markets from Asia’s top 10 airports. Using OAG Traffic Analyser data, we showcase the leading airports across the globe that are looking for direct flights to the continent’s biggest gateways.

One-to-one with Evgeniy Ilyin, CCO, St. Petersburg Airport

One-to-one with Evgeniy Ilyin, CCO, St. Petersburg Airport

anna.aero’s Aviation Development Editor Jonathan Ford recently travelled to St. Petersburg to meet the airport’s CCO Evgeniy Ilyin. The gateway has grown from 6.8 million passengers in 2009 to 18.1 million in 2018. Learn here about how this has been achieved, and find out about the airport’s plans for the future.

Tulcea Airport seeks airlines for scheduled routes via public tender

Tulcea Airport seeks airlines for scheduled routes via public tender

Tulcea County Council announces the launch of a tender for Tulcea Airport as it seeks to connect the region’s only gateway to Milan, Madrid, Barcelona, London, Frankfurt and Paris. The deadline for submitting offers is 2 May 2019 at 12:00 RO local time.

Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run 2019 is open for business!

Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run 2019 is open for business!

Registration opens for the hugely successful 10km charity race, the air transport industry’s leading sporting spectacular, organised by Budapest Airport and anna.aero. This year’s event will take place Saturday 31 August 2019 on Budapest Airport’s 13R-31L runway.


North America claims first victory in 2019 Arch of Triumph competition

North America claims first victory in 2019 Arch of Triumph competition

In the fourth instalment of this year’s Arch of Triumph competition we have received our first winning entry from outside of Asia. In fact, this is the first time in 2019 that we haven’t seen any entries from Asian airports. This week is also notable for seeing the first FTWA entry of the year from South America.

Antalya to host 17th CONNECT Route Development Forum in 2020

Antalya to host 17th CONNECT Route Development Forum in 2020

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Antalya Airport in Turkey is confirmed as the host for the 17th CONNECT Route Development Forum, while Loganair announces three Scottish links to London Southend, plus news of the first scheduled commercial services from Carlisle Airport in 25 years.

Wizz Air makes Kiev its ninth destination from Billund

Wizz Air makes Kiev its ninth destination from Billund

Wizz Air starts its ninth destination from Billund, a twice-weekly service to Kiev Zhulyany, the most central airport serving the Ukraine capital. Based on Statistics Denmark data, over 13,000 Ukrainians live in Denmark, with more than half of this population living in Jutland, in which Billund Airport lies at the heart.

Spirit Airlines now transports two million passengers a year from Atlanta; offering 13% the number of departures on routes versus Delta

Spirit Airlines now transports two million passengers a year from Atlanta; offering 13% the number of departures on routes versus Delta

Spirit Airlines has ramped-up its operations from the world’s busiest airport, growing from just under a quarter of a million passengers a year and a single route in 2009, to 2.23 million passengers and 17 routes in 2018. Jonathan Ford looks into the carrier’s expansion from Atlanta in recent years in more detail.