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FTE APEX Virtual Expo 2021: Ava, EGO, PLAY and Pop on “huge opportunity” for start-up airlines to enter market

FTE APEX Virtual Expo 2021: Ava, EGO, PLAY and Pop on “huge opportunity” for start-up airlines to enter market

FTE APEX Virtual Expo 2021 today (25 May 2021) heard from four CEOs who, amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, are launching brand-new airlines: Olivier Arrindell, CEO Ava Airways; Matteo Bonecchi, CEO EGO Airways; Birgir Jonsson, CEO PLAY; and (Nino) Navdip Singh Judge, Chief Executive and Founder, Pop.

FTE APEX Virtual Expo 2021 – Turkish Airlines: “new Istanbul hub allowing us to invite more airlines to fly to Istanbul”

FTE APEX Virtual Expo 2021 – Turkish Airlines: “new Istanbul hub allowing us to invite more airlines to fly to Istanbul”

İlker Aycı, Chairman of the Board and Executive Committee, Turkish Airlines, addressed FTE APEX Virtual Expo 2021 today (25 May 2021) in a fascinating interview conducted by Joe Leader, CEO, APEX/IFSA. He reflected on a five-year period of tremendous growth pre-pandemic, the opportunities presented by the new Istanbul hub, health and safety measures, and the airline’s leadership in sustainability.

FTE APEX Virtual Expo 2021: CEOs of oneworld, ACI World, and APEX/IFSA on relaunching global air transport

FTE APEX Virtual Expo 2021: CEOs of oneworld, ACI World, and APEX/IFSA on relaunching global air transport

FTE APEX Virtual Expo 2021 began today (25 May 2021) with a fascinating opening session – Leadership Perspectives on Relaunching Global Air Transport – featuring Rob Gurney, CEO oneworld, Luis Felipe de Oliveira, Director General, ACI World, and Joe Leader, CEO, APEX/IFSA.


Join 250 airlines and airports registered for FTE APEX Virtual Expo – a message from United CEO Scott Kirby

Join 250 airlines and airports registered for FTE APEX Virtual Expo – a message from United CEO Scott Kirby

anna.aero invites you to FTE APEX Virtual Expo taking place on 25-26 May 2021. There is a wealth of networking and compelling content available. We are particularly excited about the New Airline Summit where Aaron Heslehurst of BBC World News will interview the CEOs of PLAY, pop, EGO Airways and AVA Airways live.

Routes reports big response to TakeOff Cargo event

Routes reports big response to TakeOff Cargo event

Routes is launching a brand-new virtual event – TakeOff Cargo – to support stakeholders involved in the development of air cargo transportation. The event takes place on 20-21 July 2021. Meanwhile, Routes Americas takes place next month (Orlando, 23-25 June), marking a much-anticipated return of face-to-face networking, and Routes has confirmed a stellar conference programme.

Routes Americas 2021: “beating on an open door – the feedback we’ve had could not be more positive”

Routes Americas 2021: “beating on an open door – the feedback we’ve had could not be more positive”

In a first for the route development community, Routes Americas is going ahead next month (Orlando, 23-25 June), marking a much-anticipated return of face-to-face networking. anna.aero caught up with Steven Small, Brand Director, Routes, to learn all about plans for an event that will be crucial in stimulating recovery of the market.


CEOs of start-up airlines Ava Airways, EGO Airways, PLAY, and Pop join speaker line-up at FTE APEX Virtual Expo

CEOs of start-up airlines Ava Airways, EGO Airways, PLAY, and Pop join speaker line-up at FTE APEX Virtual Expo

anna.aero’s sister business unit, Future Travel Experience-APEX, has attracted a stellar line-up of speakers, exhibitors, and attendees for the second FTE APEX Virtual Expo (25-26 May 2021). Hear from the CEOs of four start-up airlines – Ava Airways, EGO Airways, PLAY, and Pop – in the event’s New Airlines C-Suite Summit.

Route to recovery for Europe – the continent’s next big low-cost leisure opportunities

Route to recovery for Europe – the continent’s next big low-cost leisure opportunities

As European airlines look to rebuild their networks and stimulate traffic, anna.aero looks at the largest markets in Northern Europe which were underserved by pan-European based low-cost airlines from the south of the continent pre-pandemic, with leisure being the market that is expected to rebound the quickest.

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.