The 2019 air service development conference tour starts at Routes Americas in Quebec; read about the action in anna.aero's Show Dailies

The 2019 air service development conference tour starts at Routes Americas in Quebec; read about the action in anna.aero’s Show Dailies

The 2019 air service development community’s global conference agenda was launched at Routes Americas in Quebec City between 12-14 February. With that also came the start of anna.aero’s tour of creating its well-known Show Dailies. Catch-up on all the snowy action from the conference right here! 

Budapest Airport edges further east with Shanghai Airlines

Budapest Airport edges further east with Shanghai Airlines

Budapest Airport confirms another momentous enhancement to its route network development, with the confirmation that Shanghai Airlines, in partnership with China Eastern Airlines, will launch a three times weekly 787-9-operated service from China’s largest city, Shanghai, starting 7 June. 

Cornwall Airport Newquay to offer Channel Islands link

Cornwall Airport Newquay to offer Channel Islands link

Already heading into 2019 with historic developments under its belt, Cornwall Airport Newquay has announced further great news as regional operator Blue Islands, a franchise partner of Flybe, will add Jersey and Guernsey to the airport’s expanding route network this summer.

One-to-one with Robert Smith, Head of Aviation Development, Manchester Airport

One-to-one with Robert Smith, Head of Aviation Development, Manchester Airport

In early February, anna.aero’s Chief Analyst Nick Preston met with Robert Smith, Head of Aviation Development, Manchester Airport. Manchester is currently undergoing a £1.0 billion redevelopment programme and the pair discussed it aims for future traffic growth, plus it top targets for new routes.


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Join our team – anna.aero seeks new Assistant Editor/Analyst

Join our team – anna.aero seeks new Assistant Editor/Analyst

anna.aero is expanding and is looking for a new Assistant Editor/Analyst to join its team. If you have the key skills, qualifications and experience to work for the world’s leading air service development news provider, then look no further and apply today.

It's a hat-trick of victories for Asian airports in the 2019 Arch of Triumph competition

It’s a hat-trick of victories for Asian airports in the 2019 Arch of Triumph competition

The 2019 Arch of Triumph competition has entered its third week and it’s a hat-trick of wins for Asian airports! This is the first week of the 2019 competition in which the anna.aero judges have received entries from Europe and North America, but it wasn’t enough to stop another Asian airport taking home the crown.


Delta Air Lines to fly year-round between Atlanta and Vancouver

Delta Air Lines to fly year-round between Atlanta and Vancouver

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Vancouver Airport celebrates as Delta Air Lines converts its Atlanta link to a year-round service, Münster/Osnabrück confirms Corendon Airlines’ base announcement, plus news on Routes Americas 2020 and the new Silk Sky air transport forum to be hosted by St. Petersburg Airport.

LOT Polish Airlines commits to Budapest Airport

LOT Polish Airlines commits to Budapest Airport

LOT Polish Airlines confirms it will base an E195 at Budapest from 2 September, allowing the carrier to launch 12 times weekly services to Bucharest and Brussels. The investment adds to the airline’s existing transatlantic routes to New York JFK and Chicago, plus multi-daily flights to London, Warsaw and Krakow.

European flag carriers react to transatlantic low-cost penetration, with average economy point-to-point fares falling 9.1% in 2018

European flag carriers react to transatlantic low-cost penetration, with average economy point-to-point fares falling 9.1% in 2018

In anna.aero’s latest partnership with aviation performance data experts RDC, we look at Europe’s biggest flag carriers across the Atlantic and see how they are adjusting fares in order to compete with the growing market of LCCs to North America, with data showing that the latter group’s fares are, in fact, going up.

One-to-one with John Cunliffe, Aviation and Commercial Director, Leeds Bradford Airport

One-to-one with John Cunliffe, Aviation and Commercial Director, Leeds Bradford Airport

anna.aero’s Chief Analyst Nick Preston recently visited Leeds Bradford Airport to meet its Aviation and Commercial Director John Cunliffe. The airport is aiming to increase passenger numbers by 25% over the next five years, and the discussion turned to targets for new routes and infrastructure development plans.


Wizz Air to base third A320 in Kutaisi and open six new routes; results in a total of 27 routes for 2019 and over one million seats

Wizz Air to base third A320 in Kutaisi and open six new routes; results in a total of 27 routes for 2019 and over one million seats

On 1 February, Wizz Air confirmed that from August it will base a third aircraft in Kutaisi and launch six new routes to Bari, Basel, Brussels Charleroi, Copenhagen, Eindhoven and Tallinn. Jonathan Ford looks at the airline’s development from Kutaisi and gives more in-depth knowledge of the routes being launched.

AirAsia grew by 23% from Kota Kinabalu in 2018 and added two international links; operates a 20-destination network from the airport

AirAsia grew by 23% from Kota Kinabalu in 2018 and added two international links; operates a 20-destination network from the airport

Kota Kinabalu is AirAsia’s second largest base regarding annual capacity, having offered 5.73 million two-way seats from the airport in 2018. Jonathan Ford looks at the LCC’s development from the Malaysian airport over the past couple of years, including the expansion of international markets in North Asia.

Asian airports maintain momentum in 2019 Arch of Triumph competition

Asian airports maintain momentum in 2019 Arch of Triumph competition

As we enter the second week of the 2019 Arch of Triumph competition, Asian airports show no sign of loosening their grip on this prestigious weekly award. All of the FTWA entries received so far this year have come from airports on the continent. Read on to see which one took home the honours this week.

Salvador Bahia Airport welcomes TAP Air Portugal A330-900neo services

Salvador Bahia Airport welcomes TAP Air Portugal A330-900neo services

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Salvador Bahia Airport in Brazil welcomes TAP Air Portugal’s new A330-900neo on its connection from Lisbon, Hong Kong Airport celebrates the first day of the Chinese New Year, plus more news from Iberia.