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Istanbul Airport targeting routes in Asia, Africa and “big Downunder opportunity”

Istanbul Airport targeting routes in Asia, Africa and “big Downunder opportunity”

Istanbul Airport expects to return to 2019 traffic levels (69 million) in two years, then reach its 100 million target within five to seven years. Kadri Samsunlu, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager, iGA Airport Operation, tells anna.aero that route development is key to the recovery, with significant unserved potential in Asia, Africa and Australia.

Ryanair’s jubilant Belfast City return; back after 11-year hiatus; switch from previous domestic network to European push in order to accommodate expected post-pandemic leisure boom

Ryanair’s jubilant Belfast City return; back after 11-year hiatus; switch from previous domestic network to European push in order to accommodate expected post-pandemic leisure boom

Last served by Ryanair in 2010, Belfast City Airport gains new routes with the airline to Italy, Portugal and Spain. anna.aero investigates how much capacity will be added by the ULCC at Belfast City this summer, plus how the competition is currently shaping up for S21 from Belfast International.

Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run wins Organisational Fundraiser of the Year at Anthony Nolan Supporter Awards

Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run wins Organisational Fundraiser of the Year at Anthony Nolan Supporter Awards

With over €110,000 so far raised for Anthony Nolan, the Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run has helped to save lives – even during coronavirus.  


Copa world’s top long-haul narrowbody operator

Copa world’s top long-haul narrowbody operator

We look at the world’s top-10 long-haul narrowbody operators and routes, together with the most dominant aircraft and countries.

Africa aviation and future development; we chat with Sean Mendis

Africa aviation and future development; we chat with Sean Mendis

In a wide-ranging interview with Sean Mendis, Africa aviation expert, he highlights 10 must-know things – including that flying in Africa is now safer than the global average.

Coronavirus: flights down by 49,000 each day – domestic lowest since July

Coronavirus: flights down by 49,000 each day – domestic lowest since July

Domestic flights are down by 36% this week from coronavirus, while international is 76% lower.  There has been little progress in restoring capacity since last summer.


Routes announce changes – and new dates – for events planned this year

Routes announce changes – and new dates – for events planned this year

Routes Reconnected – fully virtual – will kick off this year, with World Routes happening in October.  Routes Europe will next run in 2022.

easyJet summer bookings jump 250%; expects 836 routes

easyJet summer bookings jump 250%; expects 836 routes

easyJet has added over two million seats this summer to Greece, Portugal, Turkey, and Egypt versus S19. The carrier’s top-20 routes have seen a big shakeup.

Dubai to Heathrow now world’s top international market

Dubai to Heathrow now world’s top international market

Dubai to Heathrow now #1 by seats – it wasn’t even in the top-10 last winter. There has been huge change, with nine of the top-10 now different.


Norwegian to close long-haul; lost €159 million in 2019, RDC shows

Norwegian to close long-haul; lost €159 million in 2019, RDC shows

Norwegian won’t resume long-haul operations and will instead focus on its core. We explore financial performance and top routes, airports, and countries.

Sriwijaya Air had almost 16 million seats before coronavirus

Sriwijaya Air had almost 16 million seats before coronavirus

Sriwijaya Air was Indonesia’s fifth-largest airline in pre-coronavirus 2019 with 16 million seats and a network comprising 97 routes.

China Southern world’s third-largest airline this winter

China Southern world’s third-largest airline this winter

The world’s top-20 airline list has seen huge change this winter, with China Southern now third. Chinese carriers now have seven places and Asian airlines 11.