In with the new and back with the old at Budapest Airport

In with the new and back with the old at Budapest Airport

In the week that Budapest Airport has hung out the banners and welcomed the resumption of European services, the Hungarian gateway has also seen a change of management as Chris Dinsdale becomes the new CEO.

CONNECT announces Tampere, Finland as 2022 host city

CONNECT announces Tampere, Finland as 2022 host city

The Airport Agency has announced that the 18th CONNECT Route Development Forum will be hosted by Business Tampere, from 23 to 25 February 2022. This much-awaited face-to-face event aims to help drive the recovery process of the aviation industry. The event will be supported by Official Carrier airBaltic.

Route to recovery for Europe – the continent’s next big low-cost leisure opportunities

Route to recovery for Europe – the continent’s next big low-cost leisure opportunities

As European airlines look to rebuild their networks and stimulate traffic, anna.aero looks at the largest markets in Northern Europe which were underserved by pan-European based low-cost airlines from the south of the continent pre-pandemic, with leisure being the market that is expected to rebound the quickest.

Aer Lingus to ‘craic’ non-stop UK-US market – data showcases recent DUB-hub success

Aer Lingus to ‘craic’ non-stop UK-US market – data showcases recent DUB-hub success

Aer Lingus confirms non-stop transatlantic flights from Manchester to New York JFK, Orlando and Bridgetown in 2021, followed by a Boston service in 2022. anna.aero looks at how Aer Lingus has grown traffic via Dublin from the UK since 2016, and how fares have developed from Manchester.

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JetBlue, Spirit Airlines lead US domestic recovery with 20% more seats than peak S19

JetBlue, Spirit Airlines lead US domestic recovery with 20% more seats than peak S19

While the media hype around JetBlue Airways is mainly focused on its much-anticipated venture into the transatlantic market, needless to say it is also making strides in rebuilding a robust US domestic network. anna.aero looks at how the US domestic market is shaping up in S21 and which carriers are currently showing as the strongest links.

Istanbul Airport targeting routes in Asia, Africa and “big Downunder opportunity”

Istanbul Airport targeting routes in Asia, Africa and “big Downunder opportunity”

Istanbul Airport expects to return to 2019 traffic levels (69 million) in two years, then reach its 100 million target within five to seven years. Kadri Samsunlu, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager, iGA Airport Operation, tells anna.aero that route development is key to the recovery, with significant unserved potential in Asia, Africa and Australia.


Silver Airways’ new service from Greenville-Spartanburg to Tampa wins Cake of the Week

Silver Airways’ new service from Greenville-Spartanburg to Tampa wins Cake of the Week

Silver Airways has launched services from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport to Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville, offering the only non-stop service to each of the three Florida destinations. Tampa Airport celebrated Silver Airways’ inaugural flight to Greenville-Spartanburg on 21 March with some delightful cookies.

Wizz Air’s summer sizzler – 120+ new routes to launch in S21

Wizz Air’s summer sizzler – 120+ new routes to launch in S21

In recent weeks, Wizz Air has shown that it’s looking at the upcoming summer season with optimism, with planned base openings at Bourgas, Cardiff, Sarajevo and Palermo airports. anna.aero highlights the ULCC’s new services, competition and how many routes it is scheduled to operate in S21.

“The start of a beautiful friendship” – Air Arabia Maroc announces Bordeaux Airport-Casablanca as easyJet relaunches Ajaccio, Bastia, Figari, Olbia

“The start of a beautiful friendship” – Air Arabia Maroc announces Bordeaux Airport-Casablanca as easyJet relaunches Ajaccio, Bastia, Figari, Olbia

Bordeaux Airport continues to cement its unofficial crown as “most optimistic airport in the world” with its latest announcements of international and domestic services starting and restarting S21.

Ryanair’s jubilant Belfast City return; back after 11-year hiatus; switch from previous domestic network to European push in order to accommodate expected post-pandemic leisure boom

Ryanair’s jubilant Belfast City return; back after 11-year hiatus; switch from previous domestic network to European push in order to accommodate expected post-pandemic leisure boom

Last served by Ryanair in 2010, Belfast City Airport gains new routes with the airline to Italy, Portugal and Spain. anna.aero investigates how much capacity will be added by the ULCC at Belfast City this summer, plus how the competition is currently shaping up for S21 from Belfast International.


Qantas’ new direct service from Newcastle to Melbourne wins Cake of the Week

Qantas’ new direct service from Newcastle to Melbourne wins Cake of the Week

Qantas launched a direct service between Newcastle Airport and Melbourne on 15 March 2021 – flying direct on the route for the first time in more than a decade. 12 return flights per week are being operated with a 717.

Southwest Airlines launches five new routes to Savannah/Hilton Head International

Southwest Airlines launches five new routes to Savannah/Hilton Head International

Southwest Airlines launched five new non-stop routes from Savannah/Hilton Head International on 11 March 2021. The new services are twice-daily to Baltimore/Washington and daily to Chicago (Midway), Dallas (Love Field), Houston (Hobby), and Nashville.

Aena’s Extraordinary Incentive Summer 21 Scheme

Aena’s Extraordinary Incentive Summer 21 Scheme

Aena has approved a new incentive scheme to foster traffic recovery in Spain. From the 1st of April 2021 and until the 31st of October 2021, the new “Extraordinary Incentive to stimulate traffic recovery” will be in force.

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi announces two new routes to Kazakhstan: Almaty and Nur-Sultan

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi announces two new routes to Kazakhstan: Almaty and Nur-Sultan

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has announced the launch of its latest routes from Abu Dhabi to Almaty and Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, starting in mid-May 2021. Both new services will be operated twice-weekly, increasing Wizz Air Abu Dhabi’s network to 15 routes.