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3,750+ routes launched in 2018; Berlin Tegel, Vienna lead; US widens gap as top new route market

3,750+ routes launched in 2018; Berlin Tegel, Vienna lead; US widens gap as top new route market

The final new route numbers are in for 2018! anna.aero has been busy studying its New Routes Database to highlight the most newsworthy network statistics from last year. We reveal the top airlines, country markets and airports for new routes in 2018, and a take a look ahead to see what is coming in 2019.

Join our team – anna.aero seeks new Assistant Editor/Analyst

Join our team – anna.aero seeks new Assistant Editor/Analyst

anna.aero is expanding and is looking for a new Assistant Editor/Analyst to join its team. If you have the key skills, qualifications and experience to work for the world’s leading air service development news provider, then look no further and apply today.

Yields in the bin: The Ryanair, Wizz Air, easyJet Brexit slide (according to RDC Apex data)

Yields in the bin: The Ryanair, Wizz Air, easyJet Brexit slide (according to RDC Apex data)

In anna.aero’s latest aviation partnership, we have teamed-up with aviation performance data experts RDC. In this first joint report, we showcase the performance of London’s biggest LCCs to see how their ex-London routes have financially performed since the 2016 Brexit vote. 


MEB3 network review 2018; Qatar Airways dominates new route race; US is biggest market by ASKs, India and UK top capacity table

MEB3 network review 2018; Qatar Airways dominates new route race; US is biggest market by ASKs, India and UK top capacity table

Qatar Airways stretched its lead over Emirates and Etihad Airways in terms of destinations served between peak S17 and peak S18. anna.aero reveals which routes have been added and dropped by the MEB3 carriers since summer 2017, plus the fastest growing destination markets across the trio’s networks.

Domestic markets review 2018: India and Indonesia overtake Japan; Nepal and Bolivia see fastest growth

Domestic markets review 2018: India and Indonesia overtake Japan; Nepal and Bolivia see fastest growth

Capacity on global domestic services increased by 6.2% in 2018 versus last year, with over 3.31 billion seats on sale this year. The US is the largest market but China is closing the gap, and developing markets including India and Indonesia are progressing. Nick Preston examines this year’s domestic growth trends.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from PPS Publications' elves – the minds behind anna.aero

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from PPS Publications’ elves – the minds behind anna.aero

anna.aero’s data elves will be given time off at Christmas, bringing to an end another successful year on the network development circuit. As a thank you to our dedicated readers and clients, we invite you into our corporate home to see what our elves are going to be up to on the shelves this Christmas.


USB3 carriers’ leading airport pairs via top hubs revealed; data reveals its 'America First', as no European or Asian destinations make the mark

USB3 carriers’ leading airport pairs via top hubs revealed; data reveals its ‘America First’, as no European or Asian destinations make the mark

Having recently looked at the top airport pairs for the MEB3 via Abu Dhabi, Doha and Dubai, this week anna.aero has decided to investigate the top airport pairs for the USB3 carriers of American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines via their biggest hubs at Dallas/Fort Worth, Atlanta and Chicago O’Hare.

ACI Airport Exchange: One-on-one with Mert Başar, CCO, new Istanbul Airport

ACI Airport Exchange: One-on-one with Mert Başar, CCO, new Istanbul Airport

ACI Airport Exchange Oslo: Mert Başar, CCO of the new Istanbul Airport, took part in an in-depth, one-on-one interview about the world’s newest mega-hub, including its potential to support A380 operations. It all took place last week at the Airbus Airports-Devoted Conference at ACI Oslo.

“Airbus Airports-Devoted Conference” at ACI Oslo reveals many new route possibilities with latest types

“Airbus Airports-Devoted Conference” at ACI Oslo reveals many new route possibilities with latest types

Airbus held its first-ever ‘Airports-Devoted Conference’ at ACI Airport Exchange in Oslo last week, focusing on: “New possibilities for airports by Airbus”. Speakers included Aer Lingus and airBaltic, plus senior management from Munich, London City, Geneva, Rome, Oslo and Istanbul New Airport. anna.aero was Official Airbus Media Partner.


Munich Airport CEO and London City Airport Aviation Director join Airbus’ Airport-Devoted Conference, ACI Oslo

Munich Airport CEO and London City Airport Aviation Director join Airbus’ Airport-Devoted Conference, ACI Oslo

Michael Kerkloh, CEO of Munich Airport, and Peter Downes, Aviation Director, London City Airport, have joined the line-up at Airbus’ airport-devoted conference: “New possibilities for airports by Airbus”, taking place on 28 November 2018 at ACI Airport Exchange, hosted by Avinor Oslo Airport.

Reno-Tahoe fights off stiff competition to win the Cake of the Week public vote Part II

Reno-Tahoe fights off stiff competition to win the Cake of the Week public vote Part II

Reno-Tahoe Airport has beaten off the competition from a further 20 airports in order to claim victory in anna.aero’s Cake of the Week public vote Part II, a competition for the culinary masterpieces made for route launches during the second week of the W18/19 season.

CCO of new Istanbul Airport to discuss ‘future airline users and aircraft types’ at Airbus Airport-Devoted Conference, ACI Oslo

CCO of new Istanbul Airport to discuss ‘future airline users and aircraft types’ at Airbus Airport-Devoted Conference, ACI Oslo

Mert Başar, Chief Commercial Officer of İGA, builder-operator of the recently-opened Istanbul Airport, joins the line-up at Airbus’ airport-devoted conference: “New possibilities for airports by Airbus”, 28 November 2018 at ACI Airport Exchange, hosted by Avinor Oslo Airport. Other airports, airlines, and 10+ Airbus presenters have also been announced.