Network Planning Community News
Only 11 new routes were launched worldwide last week, but other occasions were celebrated with cakes. Which US state welcomed the announcement of two new jetBlue routes? And why is Miami a bit more like London, Paris and Tokyo?
Riga Airport welcomes its seven millionth transit passenger since 1991; United celebrates 15 years in Birmingham; London City handles its one millionth aircraft movement
Latvia celebrated its independence over 20 years ago, but how many transfer passengers passed through Riga Airport since then? Which airline performed the one millionth movement ever at London City Airport? And why did Marilyn Monroe visit Birmingham?
Sunshine Coast Airport in Australia was thrilled to win Cake of the Week, but who was disappointed not to win? Which airport was happy to see the return of British Airways? How was Richard Branson dressed up to celebrate Virgin Atlantic’s latest route? And how did Baltimore/Washington celebrate Condor’s arrival?
Ryanair celebrates in Denmark and Baltics; Vueling welcomes 50-millionth passenger; Memmingen turns five
As if celebrations for the more than 100 routes that have been launched around the world last week wasn’t enough, airlines and airports have found more reasons to celebrate. Which low-cost airline passed the 50-millionth passenger mark with a huge “gracias!” painted on one of its aircraft? Which European airport celebrated 60 years of SAA services? And what are the odds that two sets of four-year-old twins in two different countries will happen to be your five- and ten-millionth passengers in one week?
Neil Pakey leaves Liverpool; Nashville celebrates 75th anniversary; Lodz and Batumi welcome charter routes with cakes
Beginning of summer holidays in the northern hemisphere saw the launch of almost a hundred scheduled services last week, but which two airports baked cakes to welcome new charter services? Which US airport celebrated its 75th anniversary assisted by Commander Berry? And where is Liverpool Airport’s Neil Pakey heading to next?
This week’s Network Planning Community News features photo coverage from the celebrations of the 20th anniversary of a key transatlantic route, but which organisations are key drivers that create business demand for the route?
Lufthansa’s 747-8I in scheduled service; Weeze celebrates five years as Ryanair base; Liverpool Airport welcomes Ryanair’s 18-millionth passenger
Almost 150 routes were launched this week around the world, but they were not the only occasions for airlines and airports to celebrate. Which European airline celebrated twice last week? And how did Washington Dulles and Lufthansa celebrate the 747-8I’s first scheduled service?
Japan’s new low-cost airline Peach celebrated winning anna.aero’s Route of the Week award for its recently launched first international route, while two European airports baked cakes for two different celebrations. Pula Airport welcomed another new airline, Jet2.com, to the Croatian airport, while Budapest Airport celebrated that CSA Czech Airlines has served the Hungarian capital for 75 years (!).
Tampa Airport welcomes Spirit with a truly Texan cake; Oakland celebrates Allegiant’s new base; Haikou and Jetstar Asia promote air link via Singapore
In this week’s Network Planning Community News, there are some gorgeous cakes from recent route launch celebrations and other colourful pictures from other festivities. Which US airline was welcomed to Oakland with a celebratory cake? Which Chinese airport teamed up with Jetstar Asia to promote Aussie routes? And which US airport baked a truly extraordinary Texan themed cake for Spirit’s most recent route launch?
Groningen, Sheremetyevo and Kraków airports proudly show off anna.aero’s certificates; Monarch announces ski flights from Leeds Bradford
Last week, Aeroflot’s and Vueling’s new routes were respectively awarded with anna.aero’s Route and Cake of the Week awards, but which three airports proudly showed off their certificates? And which UK airport will welcome a new airline with ski services this coming winter?
Remember Go? Ten years ago it was Europe’s third largest LCC with a fleet of 27 737s based at London Stansted, Bristol and East Midlands. Then easyJet decided to make an offer Go’s majority shareholder (3i) couldn’t refuse. So what became of Go’s route network and the senior management team that ran the airline?
Which Chinese airport celebrates winning an anna.aero award? But which European airport has also had reasons to celebrate in the last week? And which Chinese carrier announced the first Canadian route from Chengdu?