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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?
Lviv’s new terminal opens for business; Melbourne and Chengdu become sister airports; Silver Airways upgrades Bahamas service; Turkish gears up for its Passenger Portraits campaign
While the dust has settled following the busy season change period and it now is back to business as usual, anna.aero reports on the latest other celebrations. Which two airports in Asia-Pacific signed a cooperation agreement? How does Turkish Airlines use its sports sponsorships in its latest marketing campaign? And which airport in the Ukraine is now ready for EURO 2012?
American Airlines returns to Dublin for the summer; Ryanair surprises Liverpool with a ‘fleshmob’ strip-off
With temperatures in Europe yet to turn summery, airlines celebrated the change of seasons in different ways. But why did American Airlines bake a cake in Dublin? And which of Europe’s LCCs surprised shoppers with a beach party in rather wintry conditions?
Not only are new routes being launched across the world, but world’s airlines and airports are in a festive mood and have also turned to other celebrations. But which European airport enjoyed not one but two anniversary cakes this week? Why did SkyWork throw a party for a hundred guests in London? And which Swedish airport turned fifty on April Fool’s Day?
Wizz Air welcomes 10 million passengers at London Luton; Belfast City celebrates bmibaby’s 10th birthday; people move at London Oxford
Start of the summer season might be dominated by new route launches, but there is life beyond all those cakes, and anna.aero brings you the latest industry gossip. Who paid a visit to London Luton Airport recently? And which airline had a surprise birthday party at Belfast City Airport?
It’s official: cakes are the ultimate way to celebrate not only route launches, but also other memorable occasions. China Southern and Flybe lead the way.
easyJet will increase capacity at London Gatwick this summer, ten years after it first flew between the airport and Barcelona – an anniversary celebrated with cake and champagne this week. Flybe also goes triple-daily at the airport as it celebrates three years of connecting Newquay Cornwall with Gatwick.