Yields in the bin: The Ryanair, Wizz Air, easyJet Brexit slide (according to RDC Apex data)

Yields in the bin: The Ryanair, Wizz Air, easyJet Brexit slide (according to RDC Apex data)

In anna.aero’s latest aviation partnership, we have teamed-up with aviation performance data experts RDC. In this first joint report, we showcase the performance of London’s biggest LCCs to see how their ex-London routes have financially performed since the 2016 Brexit vote. 

2018 sees biggest net rise in airline seats between Europe and China this decade; 30 new routes added last year; two new airline players for 2019

2018 sees biggest net rise in airline seats between Europe and China this decade; 30 new routes added last year; two new airline players for 2019

In 2018 there was 17.72 million two-way seats on routes between Europe and China, with this having risen from just 7.47 million in 2009. Jonathan Ford looks at the biggest players in the market, the number of routes that have been added in the past few years, and highlights the recent announcements for 2019. 

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.

Peru prospers from continued growth with 12% more seats flown in 2018; Chile overtakes US to become leading international market

Peru prospers from continued growth with 12% more seats flown in 2018; Chile overtakes US to become leading international market

There were 31.30 million two-way seats available on all flights serving Peru in 2018, an impressive 12% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston examines the country’s air service network trends over the past 10 years and identifies its leading airports, airlines and international country markets.

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Hobart Airport handling 42% more passengers per annum versus 2010; Perth most recent new route, with data showing need for Canberra

Hobart Airport handling 42% more passengers per annum versus 2010; Perth most recent new route, with data showing need for Canberra

Hobart is the top gateway to the island of Tasmania, situated to the southern part of Australia. With the airport handling 2.68 million passengers in 2018, Hobart has tripled in size since the turn of the century. Jonathan Ford looks at the airport’s recent developments including recent new routes and opportunities.

One-to-one with William Pearson, CCO Regional & City Airports

One-to-one with William Pearson, CCO Regional & City Airports

anna.aero’s Chief Analyst Nick Preston recently met with William Pearson, the new Chief Commercial Officer at Regional & City Airports, to discuss his vision for expanding passenger services across the group’s portfolio of UK airports, plus the potential for future acquisitions.


Data reveals 43,500+ passengers want Münster/Osnabrück to London link; historical numbers shows route can support 70,000+ annual PAX

Data reveals 43,500+ passengers want Münster/Osnabrück to London link; historical numbers shows route can support 70,000+ annual PAX

Skyscanner data reveals that during the past 12 months, over 43,500 people have searched for a direct flight between Münster/Osnabrück and London. As a historically proven route which handled up to 73,000 passengers per year, could an airline see the potential of opening up this much needed market again?

Edmonton Airport set to record 7.8 million terminal passengers for 2018; ULCCs Flair Airlines and Swoop drive second consecutive year of growth

Edmonton Airport set to record 7.8 million terminal passengers for 2018; ULCCs Flair Airlines and Swoop drive second consecutive year of growth

Edmonton Airport handled 7.38 million terminal passengers in 2017, returning to growth after two years of declining traffic. Figures for 2018 suggest that it was on target to exceed 7.80 million passengers by the end of December. Nick Preston takes a closer look at the Albertan airport’s network developments.

SriLankan Airlines traffic fell 3.3% in Q3 2018; Melbourne route carries over 150,000 people in first year; India accounts for 33% of PAX

SriLankan Airlines traffic fell 3.3% in Q3 2018; Melbourne route carries over 150,000 people in first year; India accounts for 33% of PAX

SriLankan Airlines in 2018 operated a 35+ destination network from Colombo, having not opened a new route from Sri Lanka’s capital in over 12 months. Jonathan Ford looks at the airline’s network with regards to its top routes by passengers carried, and highlights potential future services as others are cut.

Turkish Airlines begins new capital connection from Ankara to Rome Fiumicino

Turkish Airlines begins new capital connection from Ankara to Rome Fiumicino

In this week’s network planning community news Turkish Airlines adds a capital connection with twice-weekly flights between Ankara and Rome, Glasgow Airport gets set to welcome scheduled A380 flights to Dubai, plus more news from Tampa, St Petersburg-Clearwater and Yangon Airports.


The race to find the 'Fastest Airline in the World' returns to Budapest!

The race to find the ‘Fastest Airline in the World’ returns to Budapest!

Budapest Airport and anna.aero will be hosting the seventh annual air transport industry’s 10km charity race on Saturday 31 August 2019 on the Hungarian airport’s 13R-31L runway. GET INVOLVED!

MEB3 network review 2018; Qatar Airways dominates new route race; US is biggest market by ASKs, India and UK top capacity table

MEB3 network review 2018; Qatar Airways dominates new route race; US is biggest market by ASKs, India and UK top capacity table

Qatar Airways stretched its lead over Emirates and Etihad Airways in terms of destinations served between peak S17 and peak S18. anna.aero reveals which routes have been added and dropped by the MEB3 carriers since summer 2017, plus the fastest growing destination markets across the trio’s networks.

One-to-one with Stephen Gill, MD, Bournemouth Airport

One-to-one with Stephen Gill, MD, Bournemouth Airport

Just before the Christmas and New Year holidays, anna.aero’s Chief Analyst Nick Preston took a trip down to Bournemouth Airport to meet its new MD Stephen Gill. The airport expects to see a 20% boost in passenger numbers in 2019 and the pair discussed the primary targets for new destinations.

Lisbon takes annual Arch of Triumph honours for second time

Lisbon takes annual Arch of Triumph honours for second time

As the final collection of entries are assessed for the 2018 Arch of Triumph competition, we reveal which airport was crowned the annual winner. We received 434 entries in 2018 and competition was fierce but the successful airport is a returning champion. Read on to find out more!