Ryanair opens Newcastle base with 10 new routes and 19 in total
Ryanair has opened its new base at Newcastle International Airport, with two based aircraft, representing an investment of $200 million and 60 new direct jobs. The launch includes 19 routes, of which 10 are new summer routes to destinations including Gran Canaria, Ibiza, and Paphos.
Our Ukraine heartbreak
We love Ukraine and its wonderful, gentle, now courageous people. While it is but the tiniest of gestures, anna.aero has removed all listings for the Russian Federation from The Route Shop – nine airports and 187 unserved routes. Our readership among the Russian air transport industry runs to several thousand and we have always thought this to be a community of enlightened, empowered people who will be appalled by war crimes which are being conducted in their name.
Reno-Tahoe targets five key unserved domestic routes and potential international expansion
Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) experienced a positive return to in-person conversations with airlines at the recent Routes Americas. Alongside the objective to retain current services, the airport has identified unserved opportunities including five domestic routes and potential international expansion, as “Team RNO” explains to anna.aero.
Bonza CEO visits Newcastle Airport to celebrate two new routes and hint at more services
Hot off the back of last week’s announcement regarding Australia’s newest airline, low-cost carrier Bonza, its CEO Tim Jordan has visited Newcastle Airport to celebrate two new routes to the Sunshine Coast and Whitsunday Coast, and hint at more new services.
Routes Americas: 70+ airlines and 220 airports meet in San Antonio to rebuild region’s air connectivity
Routes Americas 2022 took place this week in San Antonio, hosted by San Antonio International Airport. Over 70 airlines, 220 airports, and 375 organisations met to expedite the region’s recovery and fuel future air service growth. Routes Americas 2023 will take place in Chicago.
Bonza launch announcement: Sunshine Coast and Melbourne bases; 25 routes – 80% currently unserved
New Australian low-cost carrier Bonza has announced its route map and two bases at Sunshine Coast Airport and Melbourne Airport. 25 routes have been announced to 16 destinations, operated with Bonza’s fleet of 737 MAX aircraft. 80% of these routes are currently unserved.
aha! on underserved market potential of Reno-Tahoe: “We’ve identified 25 markets that can be served nonstop with the Embraer 145”
aha! – the “air-hotel-adventure” leisure brand of ExpressJet Airlines – launched operations in October 2021, with Reno-Tahoe International Airport serving as its home base. Tim Sieber, Head – aha! Business Unit, ExpressJet Airlines, explains the airline’s route evaluation strategy and the underserved market potential of Reno-Tahoe to anna.aero.
Wizz Air President to deliver Opening Keynote at newly-launched Future Travel Experience World Airport Retailing Summit
Our friends at Future Travel Experience (FTE) have launched the FTE World Airport Retailing Summit, taking place in Dublin, 7-9 June 2022, alongside FTE Ancillary – the world’s definitive digital airline retailing show. The co-located events will provide unique platforms to discuss all-stakeholder partnerships, a theme to be addressed by Robert Carey, President, Wizz Air, in the Opening Keynote.
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
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
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
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.