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Swoop President on 60% fleet growth and vision for the future of travel

Swoop President on 60% fleet growth and vision for the future of travel

anna.aero spoke with Charles Duncan, President, Swoop, at the recent Future Travel Experience Global event in Las Vegas, about the ultra low cost carrier’s vision for the future of travel. Read the full interview to learn more about Swoop’s plans for 60% fleet growth this summer and its route developments.

Ex-anna.aero Editor becomes Cardiff Airport aviation development supremo

Ex-anna.aero Editor becomes Cardiff Airport aviation development supremo

Marc Watkins, anna.aero Editor for six years between 2012 and 2018, has joined Cardiff Airport as its new Aviation Development Manager. Watkins has more than 25 years of experience in the UK aviation sector, including route development roles for over 13 years at Birmingham and Coventry airports.

anna.aero joins celebrations for Eastern Airways’ new Cornwall Airport Newquay – London Gatwick PSO route

anna.aero joins celebrations for Eastern Airways’ new Cornwall Airport Newquay – London Gatwick PSO route

Eastern Airways launched its new PSO route from Cornwall Airport Newquay to London Gatwick on 15 December 2021. anna.aero attended a reception to welcome the inaugural service and, most importantly, to sample the delicious Cornish pasties transported on the first flight.


Adieu! The ‘retiring’ Jean-Luc Poiroux, SVP Business Development, Aéroport de Bordeaux writes to anna.aero

Adieu! The ‘retiring’ Jean-Luc Poiroux, SVP Business Development, Aéroport de Bordeaux writes to anna.aero

We faithfully reproduce here the letter anna.aero received from Jean-Luc Poiroux, SVP Business Development, Aéroport de Bordeaux, who retired this week. Jean-Luc has been a fixture at all the main events – Routes, IATA, and CONNECT, and has been a great friend and customer of anna.aero.

Finnair and Virgin Atlantic CCOs among 100+ speakers at next week’s Future Travel Experience Global – last chance to register

Finnair and Virgin Atlantic CCOs among 100+ speakers at next week’s Future Travel Experience Global – last chance to register

Our friends at Future Travel Experience host their highly-acclaimed FTE Global event in Las Vegas next week (7-9 December). 100+ speakers include Virgin Atlantic CCO Juha Jarvinen, Finnair CCO Ole Orvér, Allegiant CEO Maury Gallagher, and C-suite and director-level participants from airlines including Delta, Lufthansa, United, American Airlines, JetBlue, Japan Airlines, and many more. Don’t miss your last chance to register.

Virgin Atlantic CCO to deliver joint keynote with Virgin Voyages and Virgin Hyperloop at Future Travel Experience Global

Virgin Atlantic CCO to deliver joint keynote with Virgin Voyages and Virgin Hyperloop at Future Travel Experience Global

Our friends at Future Travel Experience host their highly-acclaimed FTE Global event in Las Vegas on 7-9 December. In an opening keynote, Juha Jarvinen, Chief Commercial Officer, Virgin Atlantic, will be joined by Mariana Fonseca Medina, VP of eCommerce, Virgin Voyages, and Diana Zhou, Senior Director of Global Business Development, Virgin Hyperloop.


Allegiant CEO to speak at Future Travel Experience Global, Las Vegas, 7-9 December

Allegiant CEO to speak at Future Travel Experience Global, Las Vegas, 7-9 December

Our friends at Future Travel Experience have announced that Allegiant’s Chairman and CEO, Maury Gallagher, will talk at FTE Global (Las Vegas, 7-9 December 2021) about Allegiant Airlines’ success. This story will be told in conversation with Christina Cassotis, CEO of Allegheny County Airport Authority, who will also deliver a keynote on plans for Pittsburgh International Airport’s new $1.4bn terminal at the event.

New Flybe announces Birmingham headquarters and first crew base

New Flybe announces Birmingham headquarters and first crew base

Flybe has announced that Birmingham Airport will be its new company headquarters and first new crew base. The airline will serve key regions across the UK and EU with operations scheduled to begin in early 2022.

More than 100 big-name speakers confirmed for Future Travel Experience Global, Las Vegas – register by 17 November for the best rates

More than 100 big-name speakers confirmed for Future Travel Experience Global, Las Vegas – register by 17 November for the best rates

Our friends at Future Travel Experience are gearing up to host their highly-acclaimed FTE Global event in Las Vegas on 7-9 December. Themed “New approaches for a new world”, C-suite and director-level speakers are participating from airlines including Delta, Lufthansa, United, American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, JetBlue, Japan Airlines, and many more.


US reopening: British Airways and Virgin Atlantic celebrate with dual take-off from London to New York

US reopening: British Airways and Virgin Atlantic celebrate with dual take-off from London to New York

The US relaxed entry requirements on 8 November 2021. British Airways and Virgin Atlantic celebrated the return of transatlantic travel with a dual take-off of their first flights from London Heathrow to New York JFK.

Future Travel Experience launches FTE Consulting – express your interest in a FREE workshop

Future Travel Experience launches FTE Consulting – express your interest in a FREE workshop

Our friends at Future Travel Experience (FTE) – known for their in-person and virtual events, thought leadership and Innovation & Startup Hub – have launched FTE Consulting to help airlines, airports, vendors and all industry stakeholders overcome the latest challenges facing their businesses.

World Routes returns live and in-person – read about the action in Milan in anna.aero’s Show Dailies

World Routes returns live and in-person – read about the action in Milan in anna.aero’s Show Dailies

The global route development community reconnected in-person in Milan this week for the 26th World Route Development Forum. anna.aero’s Show Daily magazines from the event are now available online and are jam-packed with live content from the exhibition, the conference, and the networking events. Seen your photos in the official anna.aero World Routes Dailies? You can get them!