Almost 400 organisations, 90 airlines and 1,000 delegates attending Routes Europe 2022

Almost 400 organisations, 90 airlines and 1,000 delegates attending Routes Europe 2022

Routes Europe 2022 takes place next week (18-20 May) in Bergen, hosted by Avinor. Almost 400 organisations are attending, including 90 airlines, and over 1,000 delegates. You’ll be able to read all about Routes Europe in anna.aero’s renowned Show Dailies.

Budapest Airport celebrates shape of success at Annual Awards

Budapest Airport celebrates shape of success at Annual Awards

Budapest Airport held its Annual Awards Gala on 28 April 2022, recognising the airlines, cargo carriers, retail partners, and other associates who have helped shape its resilience and success throughout the last two years. anna.aero was in attendance – read our full report.

New Flybe launches with inaugural Birmingham to Belfast City service

New Flybe launches with inaugural Birmingham to Belfast City service

The new Flybe officially launched on 13 April 2022 with its inaugural flight departing Birmingham Airport for Belfast City Airport. It marked the beginning of up to four daily flights between Birmingham and Belfast City, with additional routes to start in the coming weeks and months.

Wizz from Wales: Wizz Air launches Cardiff base

Wizz from Wales: Wizz Air launches Cardiff base

Cardiff Airport has welcomed the launch of Wizz Air’s fourth base in the UK. The airline will operate nine routes to sunshine destinations, with one A321 neo based at the airport.

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Calling all air transport industry runners to join ‘Aviation Industry Race for Ukrainian Children with Cancer’ at British-Irish Airports EXPO

Calling all air transport industry runners to join ‘Aviation Industry Race for Ukrainian Children with Cancer’ at British-Irish Airports EXPO

anna.aero is calling all air transport industry runners to run 5k at this year’s British Irish-Airports EXPO to help rescue Ukrainian Children with Cancer.

Ryanair opens Newcastle base with 10 new routes and 19 in total

Ryanair opens Newcastle base with 10 new routes and 19 in total

Ryanair has opened its new base at Newcastle International Airport, with two based aircraft, representing an investment of $200 million and 60 new direct jobs. The launch includes 19 routes, of which 10 are new summer routes to destinations including Gran Canaria, Ibiza, and Paphos.


Launceston’s historic Miss Flinders aircraft celebrates 90th anniversary

Launceston’s historic Miss Flinders aircraft celebrates 90th anniversary

The team at Launceston Airport along with the Tasmanian Aviation Historical Society celebrated the 90th anniversary of the first flight of Miss Flinders, one of only three remaining Desoutter Mk. II Monoplanes. An incredible cake with a replica of the aircraft was made to commemorate the occasion.

Münster/Osnabrück targets key unserved route opportunities to Malaga, Vienna and Istanbul

Münster/Osnabrück targets key unserved route opportunities to Malaga, Vienna and Istanbul

This year marks Münster/Osnabrück International Airport’s 50th anniversary and is looking promising with new routes and increased frequencies from airlines including Lufthansa, Ryanair, Corendon Airlines, Eurowings, SunExpress, AlbaStar, and Aegean Airlines. Meanwhile, key unserved route opportunities include Malaga, Vienna and Istanbul.

Our Ukraine heartbreak

Our Ukraine heartbreak

We love Ukraine and its wonderful, gentle, now courageous people. While it is but the tiniest of gestures, anna.aero has removed all listings for the Russian Federation from The Route Shop – nine airports and 187 unserved routes. Our readership among the Russian air transport industry runs to several thousand and we have always thought this to be a community of enlightened, empowered people who will be appalled by war crimes which are being conducted in their name.

Reno-Tahoe targets five key unserved domestic routes and potential international expansion

Reno-Tahoe targets five key unserved domestic routes and potential international expansion

Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) experienced a positive return to in-person conversations with airlines at the recent Routes Americas. Alongside the objective to retain current services, the airport has identified unserved opportunities including five domestic routes and potential international expansion, as “Team RNO” explains to anna.aero.


Routes Americas: 70+ airlines and 220 airports meet in San Antonio to rebuild region’s air connectivity

Routes Americas: 70+ airlines and 220 airports meet in San Antonio to rebuild region’s air connectivity

Routes Americas 2022 took place this week in San Antonio, hosted by San Antonio International Airport. Over 70 airlines, 220 airports, and 375 organisations met to expedite the region’s recovery and fuel future air service growth. Routes Americas 2023 will take place in Chicago.

Bonza launch announcement: Sunshine Coast and Melbourne bases; 25 routes – 80% currently unserved

Bonza launch announcement: Sunshine Coast and Melbourne bases; 25 routes – 80% currently unserved

New Australian low-cost carrier Bonza has announced its route map and two bases at Sunshine Coast Airport and Melbourne Airport. 25 routes have been announced to 16 destinations, operated with Bonza’s fleet of 737 MAX aircraft. 80% of these routes are currently unserved.

aha! on underserved market potential of Reno-Tahoe: “We’ve identified 25 markets that can be served nonstop with the Embraer 145”

aha! on underserved market potential of Reno-Tahoe: “We’ve identified 25 markets that can be served nonstop with the Embraer 145”

aha! – the “air-hotel-adventure” leisure brand of ExpressJet Airlines – launched operations in October 2021, with Reno-Tahoe International Airport serving as its home base. Tim Sieber, Head – aha! Business Unit, ExpressJet Airlines, explains the airline’s route evaluation strategy and the underserved market potential of Reno-Tahoe to anna.aero.

Wizz Air President to deliver Opening Keynote at newly-launched Future Travel Experience World Airport Retailing Summit

Wizz Air President to deliver Opening Keynote at newly-launched Future Travel Experience World Airport Retailing Summit

Our friends at Future Travel Experience (FTE) have launched the FTE World Airport Retailing Summit, taking place in Dublin, 7-9 June 2022, alongside FTE Ancillary – the world’s definitive digital airline retailing show. The co-located events will provide unique platforms to discuss all-stakeholder partnerships, a theme to be addressed by Robert Carey, President, Wizz Air, in the Opening Keynote.