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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.
SpiceJet celebrates growth award; London City sponsors Irish Olympic athlete; Ryanair wedding couple returns after 10 years
London City Airport is gearing up for the Olympics by attracting Irish passengers to the airport located close to the Olympic village. Meanwhile, celebrations have taken place at SpiceJet in India that just won our Asian ANNIE award for its fast route growth and in Bergamo in northern Italy, where it now has been 10 years since Ryanair’s first flight – which featured an on-board wedding.
The folks at DFW were thrilled to win last week’s Route of the Week for their new Emirates route, but what milestone did easyJet and Cologne/Bonn Airport reach over in Europe? How did Rome’s two airports fare with the recent snowfall? And just how many cakes were baked to celebrate jetBlue’s 12th anniversary?
Southwest celebrates 30 years in Las Vegas; easyJet reaches 50 million in Switzerland; Wizz Air 2 million at Brussels Charleroi; Chinese New Year comes to Helsinki
easyJet threw a big bash with a special flight to celebrate reaching 50 million passengers in Switzerland, offering Michelin star food and entertainment. Meanwhile, there have been further celebrations in Las Vegas, at Brussels Charleroi and Helsinki Airport.
All routes lead to Rome?; Swiss chocolate bar cake impresses; Christchurch sports ambassadors promote to India, Japan
In this new category of articles, we report on events relating to the worldwide network planning community that don’t relate directly to the launch or suspension of routes. This week’s report reveals the clue to Rome Airports’ puzzle, shows the magnificent cake baked to celebrate Swiss’ frequency boost, and reports on Christchurch International Airports’ new ambassadors from the world of sports.