World Exclusive: IATA Slots party unveils Brisbane Airport’s new runway

World Exclusive: IATA Slots party unveils Brisbane Airport’s new runway

The 145th IATA Slot Conference was crowned by a special party hosted on Brisbane Airports new US$1 billion parallel runway generating an extra 200,000++ slots. anna.aero’s Arrivals and Departures onsite magazines written and printed on site are now available online. Jam-packed with content on ALL the exhibitors and ALL the social events, including the anna.aero-sponsored IATA Slots Booth Crawl.

Brisbane Airport's new runway is cleared to land in 2020

Brisbane Airport’s new runway is cleared to land in 2020

As Brisbane Airport celebrated their new runway this week, we chat with key players there to learn more about the passenger growth driving this.

London Stansted has added Dubai and Amritsar. Where next?

London Stansted has added Dubai and Amritsar. Where next?

98% of London Stansted capacity is short-haul. But within one year, both Emirates and Air India began service. Long-haul is the focus. Where’s next?

Madrid's hidden gem? How Air Europa fits IAG strategy

Madrid’s hidden gem? How Air Europa fits IAG strategy

We examine how IAG may leverage Air Europa in Madrid as a connector between South America and Europe.


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Sun Country adds 12 routes amid ULCC transformation

Sun Country adds 12 routes amid ULCC transformation

Sun Country has implemented many changes. Minneapolis now sees 78% of its capacity, down from 95%, with non-Minneapolis growth up to almost 1 million seats. 

Africa World Airlines will be West Africa's leading carrier

Africa World Airlines will be West Africa’s leading carrier

Africa World Airlines will be West Africa’s leading regional airline by developing its Accra hub through partnerships. It plans 100-seaters.


KLM serves 16 UK airports; ~2.2 million passengers connect via Amsterdam

KLM serves 16 UK airports; ~2.2 million passengers connect via Amsterdam

KLM serves 16 UK airports with 67 daily flights. 2.2m connect, especially to Western Europe. Germany is the top country, but London – Lagos and London – Accra are top city-pairs.

Exclusive: Transavia France makes Montpellier its next base

Exclusive: Transavia France makes Montpellier its next base

Transavia France has just announced a base at Montpellier from spring 2020. It’ll operate 20 routes – anna.aero says a good mixture of tourism and VFR.

Revealed: British Airways' most popular P2P routes for business class

Revealed: British Airways’ most popular P2P routes for business class

British Airways has added 16% more business seats since 2015, with its new Club Suite out. JFK is its #1 route, but Boston wins for fare per mile.

IndiGo places mammoth 300 aircraft order

IndiGo places mammoth 300 aircraft order

Some of the highlights in this week’s Network Planning Community Newsletter include IndiGo’s mammoth 300 aircraft order, South African Airways’ first A350 and rumours of larger aircraft for Virgin Connect.


IATA Slots in Brisbane nears; key unserved Australia routes revealed

IATA Slots in Brisbane nears; key unserved Australia routes revealed

Top-20 domestic routes in Australia have 1m+ indirect passengers a year. Canberra stands out and Canberra – Hobart leads with the strongest fare/mile.

Ryanair's winter growth down to 4% from 13% last winter; France #1

Ryanair’s winter growth down to 4% from 13% last winter; France #1

Winter 2019 sees Ryanair grow by just 4%. The #1 country market for growth is France with three new bases, and the east also stands out this winter.

Air Senegal changes from purely P2P to P2P + connections amid growth

Air Senegal changes from purely P2P to P2P + connections amid growth

Air Senegal will add eight international cities in W19, including in Europe. Sensibly, it redesigned its schedules to enable two-way connections over Dakar.

Spirit Airlines sees hope in troubled Cancun and announces five routes

Spirit Airlines sees hope in troubled Cancun and announces five routes

Spirit Airlines is to start five routes to Cancun, taking its total to 11. 47 other US cities have a median 41,000 indirect passengers to Cancun.