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Novosibirsk and Brussels Charleroi award passengers; Ukraine International celebrates in Amsterdam; Wizz Air signs a deal with Peel Airports

Novosibirsk and Brussels Charleroi award passengers; Ukraine International celebrates in Amsterdam; Wizz Air signs a deal with Peel Airports

In this week’s Network Planning Community News we report from Novosibirsk and Brussels Charleroi, which both reached significant landmarks, as well as from Amsterdam Schiphol, and two airports in the UK.

Movember at WestJet; Wizz Air carries 50 million passengers in eight years; Tiger Airways Australia turns five; Vilnius Airport welcomes its two millionth passenger; SCAT Air arrives in Kiev Boryspil

Movember at WestJet; Wizz Air carries 50 million passengers in eight years; Tiger Airways Australia turns five; Vilnius Airport welcomes its two millionth passenger; SCAT Air arrives in Kiev Boryspil

In this week’s portion of community news, we report from Vilnius, Warsaw Modlin, Kiev and sunny Australia. But most importantly, we showcase the spectacular moustache-growing effort from WestJet’s Chris Avery.

LOT Polish takes Europe’s first Dreamliner; Xiamen Airlines joins SkyTeam; Aeroflot and Moscow Sheremetyevo best in Russia; Wizz Air carries nine million at Katowice

LOT Polish takes Europe’s first Dreamliner; Xiamen Airlines joins SkyTeam; Aeroflot and Moscow Sheremetyevo best in Russia; Wizz Air carries nine million at Katowice

This week, we report from Moscow where Aeroflot and Moscow Sheremetyevo were named best airline and airport in Russia, but by whom? Which year did Wizz Air set up its base in Katowice? And which airline is now Europe’s first to fly the 787?


Birmingham throws a party at Warwick Castle in celebration of Newark services

Birmingham throws a party at Warwick Castle in celebration of Newark services

This week, we report from Warwick Castle in the UK where Birmingham Airport threw a party to celebrate 15 years of Newark services from United. But which celebrity chef entertained the guests?

Aeroflot’s welcome to Miami; Eindhoven bakes cake for Wizz Air; 200,000 Lufthansa passengers at Moscow Vnukovo

Aeroflot’s welcome to Miami; Eindhoven bakes cake for Wizz Air; 200,000 Lufthansa passengers at Moscow Vnukovo

91 routes were launched this week around the world, but there were other celebrations as well, including the opening of new taxiway in Brisbane. But which airline’s route launch cake from last week has now reached us? And services from which German airports generated 200,000 passengers on Lufthansa to Moscow Vnukovo?

Volotea announces new base in Bordeaux; Jetstar carries 100-millionth passenger; Alitalia and KLM enjoy cakes in Kiev

Volotea announces new base in Bordeaux; Jetstar carries 100-millionth passenger; Alitalia and KLM enjoy cakes in Kiev

125 new routes may have been launched worldwide in the last week, but airlines and airports were keen to celebrate other landmarks as well! Gambia Bird launched last week, but which other West African airline is readying up for the big launch? What made Kiev Boryspil bake two spectacular cakes? And what were the prizes in Jetstar’s great celebration?


Nantes reaches 3 million passengers earlier than ever; Ural Airlines touches down in Budapest

Nantes reaches 3 million passengers earlier than ever; Ural Airlines touches down in Budapest

Nantes in western France has welcomed three million passengers in a year before, but what is different this year? And just how many cakes did Budapest Airport bake to welcome Ural Airlines from Ekaterinburg?

Tiger Airways Australia reaches 9 million passengers; Warsaw Modlin celebrates 500,000th passenger

Tiger Airways Australia reaches 9 million passengers; Warsaw Modlin celebrates 500,000th passenger

Since Tiger Airways launched Australian domestic operations in 2007, the low-cost airline has transported 9 million passengers, while newly opened Warsaw Modlin Airport already reached half a million passengers in only three months.

Thai AirAsia moves Bangkok airports; Emirates’ A380 arrives in Melbourne; cake baked in Kake

Thai AirAsia moves Bangkok airports; Emirates’ A380 arrives in Melbourne; cake baked in Kake

Europe’s biggest airline went to the high street last week with its first pop-up shop, while another budget carrier, Thai AirAsia managed a smooth transfer of its Bangkok operation. But which airline is the first to bring A380 services to Melbourne?


Boeing 787 reaches both Italy and India

Boeing 787 reaches both Italy and India

Both Air India and Ethiopian Airlines were busy showing off their brand new 787s last week. But which two airports, one in Europe and one in Asia, welcomed the Dreamliner?

Ryanair celebrates in Katowice and announces new routes from Lublin; Bengaluru Airport welcomes Lufthansa’s 747-8; Flybe celebrates in Exeter with paella

Ryanair celebrates in Katowice and announces new routes from Lublin; Bengaluru Airport welcomes Lufthansa’s 747-8; Flybe celebrates in Exeter with paella

Ryanair didn’t launch any new routes in the last week, but the airline had reasons to hold three other celebrations across Poland. On the other side of the globe, Lufthansa paid a special visit to Bangalore, while in the UK, Exeter and Flybe celebrated with a giant paella.

Ryanair celebrates milestones at Haugesund and Gothenburg City airports

Ryanair celebrates milestones at Haugesund and Gothenburg City airports

Ryanair has reached milestones at two Scandinavian airports and decided to celebrate with some lucky passengers.