Ex-anna.aero Editor becomes Cardiff Airport aviation development supremo

Ex-anna.aero Editor becomes Cardiff Airport aviation development supremo

Marc Watkins, anna.aero Editor for six years between 2012 and 2018, has joined Cardiff Airport as its new Aviation Development Manager. Watkins has more than 25 years of experience in the UK aviation sector, including route development roles for over 13 years at Birmingham and Coventry airports.

anna.aero joins celebrations for Eastern Airways’ new Cornwall Airport Newquay – London Gatwick PSO route

anna.aero joins celebrations for Eastern Airways’ new Cornwall Airport Newquay – London Gatwick PSO route

Eastern Airways launched its new PSO route from Cornwall Airport Newquay to London Gatwick on 15 December 2021. anna.aero attended a reception to welcome the inaugural service and, most importantly, to sample the delicious Cornish pasties transported on the first flight.

Adieu! The ‘retiring’ Jean-Luc Poiroux, SVP Business Development, Aéroport de Bordeaux writes to anna.aero

Adieu! The ‘retiring’ Jean-Luc Poiroux, SVP Business Development, Aéroport de Bordeaux writes to anna.aero

We faithfully reproduce here the letter anna.aero received from Jean-Luc Poiroux, SVP Business Development, Aéroport de Bordeaux, who retired this week. Jean-Luc has been a fixture at all the main events – Routes, IATA, and CONNECT, and has been a great friend and customer of anna.aero.

Finnair and Virgin Atlantic CCOs among 100+ speakers at next week’s Future Travel Experience Global – last chance to register

Finnair and Virgin Atlantic CCOs among 100+ speakers at next week’s Future Travel Experience Global – last chance to register

Our friends at Future Travel Experience host their highly-acclaimed FTE Global event in Las Vegas next week (7-9 December). 100+ speakers include Virgin Atlantic CCO Juha Jarvinen, Finnair CCO Ole Orvér, Allegiant CEO Maury Gallagher, and C-suite and director-level participants from airlines including Delta, Lufthansa, United, American Airlines, JetBlue, Japan Airlines, and many more. Don’t miss your last chance to register.

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Virgin Atlantic CCO to deliver joint keynote with Virgin Voyages and Virgin Hyperloop at Future Travel Experience Global

Virgin Atlantic CCO to deliver joint keynote with Virgin Voyages and Virgin Hyperloop at Future Travel Experience Global

Our friends at Future Travel Experience host their highly-acclaimed FTE Global event in Las Vegas on 7-9 December. In an opening keynote, Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer, Virgin Atlantic, will be joined by Mariana Fonseca Medina, VP of eCommerce, Virgin Voyages, and Diana Zhou, Senior Director of Global Business Development, Virgin Hyperloop.

Allegiant CEO to speak at Future Travel Experience Global, Las Vegas, 7-9 December

Allegiant CEO to speak at Future Travel Experience Global, Las Vegas, 7-9 December

Our friends at Future Travel Experience have announced that Allegiant’s Chairman and CEO, Maury Gallagher, will talk at FTE Global (Las Vegas, 7-9 December 2021) about Allegiant Airlines’ success. This story will be told in conversation with Christina Cassotis, CEO of Allegheny County Airport Authority, who will also deliver a keynote on plans for Pittsburgh International Airport’s new $1.4bn terminal at the event.


More than 100 big-name speakers confirmed for Future Travel Experience Global, Las Vegas – register by 17 November for the best rates

More than 100 big-name speakers confirmed for Future Travel Experience Global, Las Vegas – register by 17 November for the best rates

Our friends at Future Travel Experience are gearing up to host their highly-acclaimed FTE Global event in Las Vegas on 7-9 December. Themed “New approaches for a new world”, C-suite and director-level speakers are participating from airlines including Delta, Lufthansa, United, American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, JetBlue, Japan Airlines, and many more.

Future Travel Experience launches FTE Consulting – express your interest in a FREE workshop

Future Travel Experience launches FTE Consulting – express your interest in a FREE workshop

Our friends at Future Travel Experience (FTE) – known for their in-person and virtual events, thought leadership and Innovation & Startup Hub – have launched FTE Consulting to help airlines, airports, vendors and all industry stakeholders overcome the latest challenges facing their businesses.

World Routes returns live and in-person – read about the action in Milan in anna.aero’s Show Dailies

World Routes returns live and in-person – read about the action in Milan in anna.aero’s Show Dailies

The global route development community reconnected in-person in Milan this week for the 26th World Route Development Forum. anna.aero’s Show Daily magazines from the event are now available online and are jam-packed with live content from the exhibition, the conference, and the networking events. Seen your photos in the official anna.aero World Routes Dailies? You can get them!

220+ airlines registered to rebuild global air connectivity at World Routes 2021

220+ airlines registered to rebuild global air connectivity at World Routes 2021

World Routes 2021 takes place in just a week’s time (Milan, 10-12 October), providing a much-anticipated in-person reconnection of the global route development community. Almost 600 organisations are currently registered to attend, including 220+ airlines.


Wizz Air crowned ’Fastest Airline in the World’ at Budapest Airport Runway Run 9.0

Wizz Air crowned ’Fastest Airline in the World’ at Budapest Airport Runway Run 9.0

Almost 700 runners took part in the ninth Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run, partnered with Lufthansa Technik and numerous supportive sponsors. As always, there were many prizes to be won, with home team Wizz Air defending its title of ‘The Fastest Airline in the World’.

The Budapest Airport Runway Run 9.0 takes place tomorrow – but you should take a swab for a stem cell match today

The Budapest Airport Runway Run 9.0 takes place tomorrow – but you should take a swab for a stem cell match today

The Budapest Runway Run has raised €110,000 for stem-cell swaps to help little girls like Esha Nadeswaran, a four year old from London who has leukaemia. Esha desperately needs a bone marrow transplant within the next month, but her South Asian heritage is terribly under-represented on the worldwide network of stem cell registers. To register your tissue, all you have to do is spit in a tube – go to Google and find out how today.

Ryanair, easyJet, Wizz Air, SAS, SunExpress lead stellar speaker line-up at World Routes 2021

Ryanair, easyJet, Wizz Air, SAS, SunExpress lead stellar speaker line-up at World Routes 2021

The global route development community meets in Milan next month (10-12 October) for World Routes 2021. A stellar conference programme has been announced, featuring strong airline briefings from Ryanair, easyJet, Wizz Air, SAS, SunExpress, Eurowings Discover, and Flynas, alongside a series of keynote panel sessions.

Over 200 airlines registered to rebuild global air connectivity at World Routes 2021

Over 200 airlines registered to rebuild global air connectivity at World Routes 2021

World Routes 2021 takes place next month (Milan, 10-12 October), providing a much-anticipated in-person reconnection of the global route development community. Over 400 organisations are currently registered to attend, including more than 200 airlines.