James Pearson is new anna.aero Chief Analyst & Editor; meet him at Routes Adelaide

James Pearson is new anna.aero Chief Analyst & Editor; meet him at Routes Adelaide

Pearson joins anna.aero after an extensive academic career, and straight from London Luton Airport, where was Market Opportunity Analyst responsible for identifying and developing new route opportunities.

30 Second Interview: Vic Naughton, Air Canada General Manager Australia and New Zealand

30 Second Interview: Vic Naughton, Air Canada General Manager Australia and New Zealand

anna.aero spoke to Vic Naughton, General Manager Australia and New Zealand at Air Canada, ahead of this year’s World Routes conference in Adelaide. The talk focused on establishing how the airline can build on its core Vancouver-Australia routes, and Air Canada’s plans to expand further in the Asia-Pacific.

Air Canada launches new Australasian connections from Vancouver; posts over 20% average growth to the continent

Air Canada launches new Australasian connections from Vancouver; posts over 20% average growth to the continent

In the past five years, Air Canada has launched services to Brisbane and Melbourne, with an Auckland connection beginning this December. We look at the carrier’s Australasian growth, and potential future Asia-Pacific markets from Vancouver.

Copa or gold? Panama's hub of the Americas

Copa or gold? Panama’s hub of the Americas

Copa Airlines operates its hub of the Americas in Panama. Within a seven-hour radius lies all key areas of North and South America. What are the numbers behind Copa’s five key traffic flows? How many waves does it have a day and when?  And crucially, will it continue to remain steadfast to its core?


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The dragon awakes: over 2.5 million flew China-Africa last year

The dragon awakes: over 2.5 million flew China-Africa last year

Buoyed by rising trade and 1 million+ Chinese in Africa, over 2.5 million people flew between China and Africa in 2018. Guangzhou is the leading gateway, with one-third of passengers, while Egypt is the most-demanded country. 14 routes operate to the continent, but 8 in 10 passengers connect on the way. anna.aero explores this growing and exciting market.

Malta International Airport witnesses 133% growth in last decade

Malta International Airport witnesses 133% growth in last decade

Malta International Airport serves the whole of the Maltese Islands. It is a growing tourism powerhouse. anna.aero looks into how the airport is developing and looking to further diversify and develop passenger numbers.


Boyd Group’s 24th International Aviation Forecast Summit

Boyd Group’s 24th International Aviation Forecast Summit

As the world’s only aviation forecast event, Boyd Group’s 24th IAFS provided forecasts, insights and data from the true leaders of the industry to an audience of 400 attendees, including over 80 airline representatives.  McCarran International Airport and Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority were awesome hosts who provided fabulous networking events.

Loganair fjords across to Bergen from Newcastle

Loganair fjords across to Bergen from Newcastle

In this week’s Network Planning Community Newsletter, Loganair launches six new routes; Salvador Bahia welcomes a pair of new services; Virgin Atlantic commences A350 operations; Qatar Airways announces Luanda launch in 2020; and flynas announces nine new routes to countries including Nigeria and India.

KRK-ing development: why Krakow-Luton has gone from zero to three airlines

KRK-ing development: why Krakow-Luton has gone from zero to three airlines

London-Krakow has grown significantly in the past year from three airlines following each other in launching Luton. As a result, city-pair capacity has almost doubled – with more coming. Who, if any, will blink first?

30-Second Interview: Samer Ahmed Al Nabhani, CCO, Oman Airports Management Company

30-Second Interview: Samer Ahmed Al Nabhani, CCO, Oman Airports Management Company

anna.aero recently had the opportunity to interview Samer Ahmed Al Nabhani, CCO, Oman Airports Management Company to discuss the recent developments taking place within the company.


Seriously ‘hot’ competition at Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run

Seriously ‘hot’ competition at Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run

Even temperatures close to 40C couldn’t thwart the enthusiasm of 1,100 runners on Budapest Airport’s runway last Saturday for the annual air transport industry’s 10km charity race.

NEO future for Kuwait Airways

NEO future for Kuwait Airways

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Kuwait Airways receives its first A320neo, Ponta Delgada Airport celebrates 50 years, Mesa makes it Mitsubishi with a MOU for 100 SpaceJets, Turkish Airlines launches 787 Dreamliner services to Heathrow and Virgin Atlantic announces a codeshare agreement with GOL and SriLankan Airlines celebrates 40 years.

Less than one week to go until this year's high roller: 60 airlines and airports speak on airline innovation at FTE Global

Less than one week to go until this year’s high roller: 60 airlines and airports speak on airline innovation at FTE Global

We preview anna.aero sister company Future Travel Experience’s FTE Global show in Las Vegas from 4-6 September.

Uganda Airlines returns to African skies

Uganda Airlines returns to African skies

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Uganda Airlines returns after a 20-year hiatus, Air Canada announces Toulouse route, Qatar Airways outlines Langkawi launch date, Alaska Airlines announces eight new routes, EgyptAir gets set to welcome A220 as Air Tanzania’s gets impounded at Johannesburg Airport.