USB3 carriers’ leading airport pairs via top hubs revealed; data reveals its 'America First', as no European or Asian destinations make the mark

USB3 carriers’ leading airport pairs via top hubs revealed; data reveals its ‘America First’, as no European or Asian destinations make the mark

Having recently looked at the top airport pairs for the MEB3 via Abu Dhabi, Doha and Dubai, this week anna.aero has decided to investigate the top airport pairs for the USB3 carriers of American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines via their biggest hubs at Dallas/Fort Worth, Atlanta and Chicago O’Hare.

India international capacity up 5.6% in 2018; IndiGo adds most foreign seats while Sri Lanka sees the most growth this year

India international capacity up 5.6% in 2018; IndiGo adds most foreign seats while Sri Lanka sees the most growth this year

There were 80.63 million two-way seats available between India and international destinations in 2018, up 5.6% on the previous year. Nick Preston takes a look at key trends in India’s international connections, including the strongest growing airlines, country markets and individual destinations.

A WOW-ing water salute climbs into the Arch of Triumph 2018 top 10

A WOW-ing water salute climbs into the Arch of Triumph 2018 top 10

Five airports across three continents have sent in six FTWAs to anna.aero this week, with the collective gaining an average score of 31.8 out of 40. The calibre of this week’s entries was so high, that even if second place had won, they too would have smashed straight into the top 10! Check out who won here.

Münster/Osnabrück welcomes one million passengers in a year for first time since 2012

Münster/Osnabrück welcomes one million passengers in a year for first time since 2012

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with Münster/Osnabrück welcoming one million passengers in 2018, AirAsia signs a Memorandum of Cooperation, confirming its aim to set up a low-cost carrier in Vietnam with local partners.


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ACI Airport Exchange: One-on-one with Mert Başar, CCO, new Istanbul Airport

ACI Airport Exchange: One-on-one with Mert Başar, CCO, new Istanbul Airport

ACI Airport Exchange Oslo: Mert Başar, CCO of the new Istanbul Airport, took part in an in-depth, one-on-one interview about the world’s newest mega-hub, including its potential to support A380 operations. It all took place last week at the Airbus Airports-Devoted Conference at ACI Oslo.

190,000+ people want Birmingham to Hong Kong connection Skyscanner data shows; time to connect hub to HSBC's new UK HQ?!

190,000+ people want Birmingham to Hong Kong connection Skyscanner data shows; time to connect hub to HSBC’s new UK HQ?!

Skyscanner data shows that during the past year, 190,000+ people looked for flights between Birmingham and Hong Kong. With MIDT data showing that the UK city, location of HSBC’s new UK HQ, is the Asian hub’s sixth largest unserved market, who is willing to develop this much desired connection?


Tulcea Airport seeks airlines for scheduled routes via public tender

Tulcea Airport seeks airlines for scheduled routes via public tender

Tulcea County Council announces the launch of a tender for Tulcea Airport as it seeks to connect the region’s only gateway to Milan, Madrid, Barcelona, London, Franfurt and Paris. Airlines are invited to request the official and technical documentation starting from 3 December 2018.

Europe and Asia battle it out in the latest instalment of the Arch of Triumph

Europe and Asia battle it out in the latest instalment of the Arch of Triumph

Arch ofIt’s a battle between Spanish and Taiwanese airports in the latest instalment of the 2018 Arch of Triumph competition. With just three weeks left of the annual battle among the world’s airport firefighters, can anyone push Lisbon from the top spot? Find out to see how this week’s entrants have performed.

Amsterdam welcomes first A350-1000 flight of Cathay Pacific Airways

Amsterdam welcomes first A350-1000 flight of Cathay Pacific Airways

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with Amsterdam welcoming the arrival of Cathay Pacific Airways’ inaugural flight of the A350-1000, Malaga Airport reaches the milestone of greeting its 30 millionth passenger with Ryanair.

“Airbus Airports-Devoted Conference” at ACI Oslo reveals many new route possibilities with latest types

“Airbus Airports-Devoted Conference” at ACI Oslo reveals many new route possibilities with latest types

Airbus held its first-ever ‘Airports-Devoted Conference’ at ACI Airport Exchange in Oslo last week, focusing on: “New possibilities for airports by Airbus”. Speakers included Aer Lingus and airBaltic, plus senior management from Munich, London City, Geneva, Rome, Oslo and Istanbul New Airport. anna.aero was Official Airbus Media Partner.


Tulcea Airport seeks airlines for scheduled routes via public tender

Tulcea Airport seeks airlines for scheduled routes via public tender

Tulcea County Council announces the launch of a tender for Tulcea Airport as it seeks to connect the region’s only gateway to Milan, Madrid, Barcelona, London, Franfurt and Paris. Airlines are invited to request the official and technical documentation starting from 3 December 2018.

Cologne Bonn Airport celebrates its latest marketing award win

Cologne Bonn Airport celebrates its latest marketing award win

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with Cologne Bonn winning its latest Cake of the Week award for British Airways’ inaugural flight from London Gatwick, Bergen is announced as the destination for Routes Europe 2020, while Oman Airports wins its latest accolade. 

Cornwall Airport Newquay secures key London Heathrow hub link

Cornwall Airport Newquay secures key London Heathrow hub link

22 November: Cornwall Airport Newquay announced that it had secured the return of a long sought-after link to London Heathrow. Flybe will commence flights on 31 March 2019. Reconnecting the UK regions was a vital argument in getting Parliamentary approval for Heathrow Expansion last summer.

Wizz Air to open Krakow base, stationing two A321s and opening 12 routes; leading airport in CEE nations not yet served by carrier

Wizz Air to open Krakow base, stationing two A321s and opening 12 routes; leading airport in CEE nations not yet served by carrier

On 21 November Wizz Air announced that it will begin its first-ever flights from Krakow Airport, commencing in 2019. It will base two A321s and open up 12 new routes. Jonathan Ford looks further into the base details, and highlights some reasons as to why Wizz Air has made this move.