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Music to the ears: KLM to start Austin

Music to the ears: KLM to start Austin

KLM is to start a three-weekly Austin service from S20. Presently, Austin has three non-stop services to Europe, with 387,000 non-stop seats available. Based on KLM’s timings, it’s estimated that 32 online destinations will be reachable over Amsterdam. These 32, plus Amsterdam, saw 205,000 passengers from Austin in 2018, up 51,000 over 2014.

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To new lands: the development of Frontier Airlines

To new lands: the development of Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines has had a turbulent past, including bankruptcy protection. But since 2015, it has actively pursued its ULCC model which has resulted in it nearly doubling in size to 27 million seats. anna.aero explores this airline and its approach to route development, which is now highly focused on leisure markets away from Denver.


Like rugby, only less competitive: how the key Australia-New Zealand market has changed

Like rugby, only less competitive: how the key Australia-New Zealand market has changed

World Routes 2019 is about to begin, so it’s a great time to look at the Australia-New Zealand market. It has been growing, but 1.3 million seats were removed by both Emirates and AirAsia X. Air New Zealand is the leading operator by seats, aided by a strong use of wide-bodies. 23 routes are operated between the countries. Adelaide-Christchurch is the number-one unserved route, with 31,000 indirect passengers before stimulation. Distance, a myriad of easy connections and a lack of competition hamper route development.

James Pearson is new anna.aero Chief Analyst & Editor; meet him at Routes Adelaide

James Pearson is new anna.aero Chief Analyst & Editor; meet him at Routes Adelaide

Pearson joins anna.aero after an extensive academic career, and straight from London Luton Airport, where was Market Opportunity Analyst responsible for identifying and developing new route opportunities.

Air Canada launches new Australasian connections from Vancouver; posts over 20% average growth to the continent

Air Canada launches new Australasian connections from Vancouver; posts over 20% average growth to the continent

In the past five years, Air Canada has launched services to Brisbane and Melbourne, with an Auckland connection beginning this December. We look at the carrier’s Australasian growth, and potential future Asia-Pacific markets from Vancouver.


KRK-ing development: why Krakow-Luton has gone from zero to three airlines

KRK-ing development: why Krakow-Luton has gone from zero to three airlines

London-Krakow has grown significantly in the past year from three airlines following each other in launching Luton. As a result, city-pair capacity has almost doubled – with more coming. Who, if any, will blink first?

30-Second Interview: Samer Ahmed Al Nabhani, CCO, Oman Airports Management Company

30-Second Interview: Samer Ahmed Al Nabhani, CCO, Oman Airports Management Company

anna.aero recently had the opportunity to interview Samer Ahmed Al Nabhani, CCO, Oman Airports Management Company to discuss the recent developments taking place within the company.

Less than one week to go until this year's high roller: 60 airlines and airports speak on airline innovation at FTE Global

Less than one week to go until this year’s high roller: 60 airlines and airports speak on airline innovation at FTE Global

We preview anna.aero sister company Future Travel Experience’s FTE Global show in Las Vegas from 4-6 September.


Entebbe Raid hero promotes engagement to lower airport security threat – why his message is relevant to viability of regional airports

Entebbe Raid hero promotes engagement to lower airport security threat – why his message is relevant to viability of regional airports

One of the leaders of the Entebbe Raid has vital ideas on how to lower the terror threat to aviation. His proposals have profound meaning for the viability of regional airports struggling to pay for security.

Are you the next genius anna.aero Chief Analyst?

Are you the next genius anna.aero Chief Analyst?

The person we are looking for can do great aviation analysis, has fabulous ideas and is prepared to work very hard in a highly commercial, entrepreneurial and flexible environment.

Fastest-growing city on Earth: Surat Airport set to capitalise on future economic powerhouse

Fastest-growing city on Earth: Surat Airport set to capitalise on future economic powerhouse

Surat Airport is currently on the up, with passenger numbers doubling within a year, low cost carrier SpiceJet expanding rapidly at the airport, and a recent report naming the city the fastest-growing on Earth. anna.aero examines what’s next for Surat, and if flights could soon be coming to a city near you…