flypop confirms London Stansted Airport as its first UK base
flypop has confirmed that London Stansted Airport will be its first UK base. The start-up carrier sees strong long-term demand for direct flights between the UK and key secondary cities in India. London Stansted offers excellent connectivity, particularly with its rail links into both London and the Midlands.
Waltzing Matilda Aviation to launch Connect Airlines with scheduled passenger services to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport
Massachusetts-based charter operator Waltzing Matilda Aviation plans to start scheduled passenger services in October 2021 with the launch of Connect Airlines. The new airline will connect Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport with business centres in the US Northeast and Midwest, as John Thomas, CEO Waltzing Matilda Aviation, explains to anna.aero.
Ryanair’s big Stockholm return – switching Skavsta for Arlanda; two based aircraft and 21 routes
Ryanair revealed on 6 May that it will base two 737-800s at Stockholm Arlanda from the start of the W21/22 season. While it has announced 21 routes, an analysis of the initial schedule shows that 49% of flying will be done on away-based aircraft, with room for more frequencies to be added.
SkyUp’s Ukrainian shake-up – 50 routes now offered from Kyiv Boryspil in S21
SkyUp launched its latest route on 25 April, Kyiv Boryspil to Tirana. With 50 routes currently filed to operate this summer, anna.aero analyses the carrier’s operation from the Ukrainian capital this summer, which is impressive for an airline which is only three years old.
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.
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.
Edelweiss plans record summer with 72 bookable routes from Zurich
With Montego Bay and Muscat beginning soon, we examine Edelweiss’ network from Zurich, which this summer will have its most seats to date.
Air Arabia 60 routes across 26 countries from Sharjah this summer
We explore Air Arabia’s Sharjah network, with many changes over pre-coronavirus S19. The carrier’s longest route, to Kuala Lumpur, will use A321neos.
Flair Airlines expands network with 5 new airports and 24 routes
Flair Airlines will face direct competition on 75% of its coming 24 routes – most without an LCC. The summer will be key for the Canadian carrier.
Allegiant reveals 34 routes – with 82% unserved
Allegiant will have no direct competition on 28 of its 34 routes, with these 28 having an average 17,000 passengers before being stimulated.
American Airlines announces eight routes – including Miami to Tel Aviv
Over half of American Airlines’ new routes will have no direct competition, while Miami is Tel Aviv’s fifth-largest US P2P market.
Wizz Air announces Sarajevo base with nine routes
Wizz Air is to open its second base in Bosnia and Herzegovina at Sarajevo. No routes have direct competition and its first aircraft is now fully allocated.