Network Planning Community News

Air China chooses Milan Malpensa as first international A350 airport

Air China chooses Milan Malpensa as first international A350 airport

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with Air China introducing the A350-900 on its service between Beijing and Milan Malpensa, which will grow weekly seat capacity on the route by 32%, Ryanair confirms new routes from Germany in 2019, including Cologne Bonn to Knock and Zadar.

AirAsia celebrates 10 years at Hong Kong with new route announcement

AirAsia celebrates 10 years at Hong Kong with new route announcement

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with AirAsia’s celebration of serving Hong Kong for 10 years, Virgin Atlantic and LanzaTech mark the first use of a next generation sustainable jet fuel, plus there is route news from St. Petersburg regarding upcoming services for W18/19.

Flybe celebrates first anniversary of Birmingham to Hamburg route

Flybe celebrates first anniversary of Birmingham to Hamburg route

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with Flybe’s anniversary, Shannon Airport’s status in transatlantic aviation was boosted after becoming the first airport in Europe to have facial recognition technology introduced for US preclearance. More news also from Blue Islands.


Brussels Charleroi and Air Corsica celebrate their 100,000th passenger 18 months after services started

Brussels Charleroi and Air Corsica celebrate their 100,000th passenger 18 months after services started

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with the celebrations at Brussels Charleroi, OAG congratulates Chicago O’Hare for being the most-connected airport in the US, while Dublin Airport and Norwegian see 250,000 passengers on transatlantic services in just 14 months.

Ryanair announces Exeter as its latest UK destination

Ryanair announces Exeter as its latest UK destination

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with Ryanair’s announcement, Blue Islands announced record passenger numbers in S18, British Airways celebrates 20 years of flying to Denver, while Sarasota Airport commissions a fantastic cake to celebrate the opening of its new control tower. More news also from Vietnam Airlines and Aeroflot.

easyJet announces Nantes as its seventh french Base

easyJet announces Nantes as its seventh french Base

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with the release that easyJet will base three A320s at Nantes for next summer, allowing for a potential 12 new routes, Singapore Airport welcomes freight operator SF Airlines and its new service from Shenzhen.


Cayman Airways announces Denver debut for March 2019

Cayman Airways announces Denver debut for March 2019

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with Cayman Airways’ announcement, Yangon Airport passes the four million passenger barrier for 2018 so far, plus London Stansted unveils CGI images showing what its planned new arrivals terminal will look like. More news also from Doncaster Sheffield Airport.

Tampa hunts down its latest Cake of the Week title

Tampa hunts down its latest Cake of the Week title

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with Tampa’s Cake of the Week celebration, Ryanair and Air Malta announce a new flight partnership.

Sun Country Airlines to launch Nashville services

Sun Country Airlines to launch Nashville services

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Sun Country Airlines confirms that from 1 November it will launch flights from Nashville to six destinations. More news also this week from Frontier Airlines which has announced six new destinations from Southwest Florida, plus Aberdeen Airport in the UK.


Salvador Bahia takes Route of the Week for Copa Airlines inaugural

Salvador Bahia takes Route of the Week for Copa Airlines inaugural

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with Salvador Bahia celebrating its Route of the Week win, Doncaster Sheffield welcomes Wizz Air’s Budapest route announcement, while Pittsburgh heralds the first charter flight from Shanghai. More news also from Manchester and Leeds Bradford.

flyadeal greets its one millionth passenger since launching last year

flyadeal greets its one millionth passenger since launching last year

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with flyadeal greeting its one millionth customer since launching in September last year, Thai AirAsia X announces a new service to Nagoya, while Emirates heralds 10 years of A380 operations.

Madrid takes Cake of the Week for Norwegian long-haul; World Routes 2020 announced and Routes Africa marketing award winners revealed

Madrid takes Cake of the Week for Norwegian long-haul; World Routes 2020 announced and Routes Africa marketing award winners revealed

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, KLM toasts its 150,000th passenger from Inverness while China Southern Airlines opens a second non-stop service to Rome Fiumicino. More news also from AirAsia, Germania, Flybe and Blue Panorama Airlines, plus St. Petersburg and Melbourne airports.