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Editor of to teach a one-day airport network planning course

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryThe editor of, Ralph Anker – a former planner with Maersk, Go-fly, easyJet and long time academic at Cranfield University – is to teach a one-day Airport Network Planning Course at ACI EUROPE’s 2nd Small and Medium-sized Airport Action Group (SMAG) Conference & Exhibition hosted by Linz Airport 2-4 March 2009.

US carriers still growing internationally; Canada still #1 destination, JFK #1 airport

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryUS domestic capacity may be down over 10% this winter, but American airlines are increasingly looking abroad for growth. Which are the leading airlines operating international services to and from the US and which are the leading airports and country markets?

easyJet’s winter programme reflects considerable caution (which should please Sir Stelios!); Malpensa becomes 2nd biggest base after Gatwick

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryeasyJet’s total winter capacity is virtually the same as last year, but is spread over 20% more airports. Some airports are big winners while others are losers. Which country markets are in favour and which are in trouble?

European winter capacity down by 2.3%; UK and Spain struggling, Turkey booming

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryWe take a detailed look at how capacity this winter has changed for Europe’s biggest airports, countries and airlines. Which of the top airports are still seeing growth? What’s happening in Central Europe (not what you might expect) and which airlines are still adding capacity?

Bishop pawns bmi to make Lufthansa queen of Heathrow

Article Thumbnail: Lead StorySir Michael Bishop has finally obliged Lufthansa to buy his majority share in bmi. What is Lufthansa getting for its investment apart from over 11% of slots at Heathrow? Where does bmi currently fly from LHR? What will happen to bmibaby and bmi regional?

Sterling collapse leaves opportunities at Copenhagen; Norwegian and easyJet already taking advantage

Article Thumbnail: Lead StorySterling’s collapse wipes out 10% of capacity at Copenhagen. Which other airports will suffer most from the airline’s demise? How many routes did it operate last summer and which routes are already being cherry-picked by ravenous competitors?

Complete archives now online

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryWe now have over 500 stories in our searchable database going right back to our launch in July 2007. Our first lead story was on America’s newest LCC Skybus but which stories have proved to be the most popular with you, our readers.

This winter – Ryanair versus the world!

Thumb: This winter - Ryanair versus the world!The number of new routes launched at the start of the winter season may be down versus last winter (from 238 to 195) but one airline continues to grow its network rapidly. Ryanair launched 93 new routes this week representing over 45% of the global total. Download our detailed spreadsheet for free! live in Berlin

Thumb: live in BerlinThis week made its live debut as part of ACI Europe’s massive Airport Exchange conference and exhibition in Berlin. Delegates attending heard presentations and lively discussion from Air Berlin, Berlin Airports, Blue1, Brussels Airport, Gulf Air, Jacksonville Aviation Authority, jet4you, KLM, LFV, Moscow Domodedovo, Ryanair, S7 and SH&E.

Jet-Kingfisher alliance has more than 50% of domestic capacity at seven of top eight domestic airports; Indian domestic demand now falling at almost 20%

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryWith Indian domestic traffic now falling at almost 20% the country’s two biggest private airlines have forged an alliance. What market share will they have at key airports and who will be their biggest rivals? At which major airport will they have less than a 50% share?

Athens, Bahrain, Brussels win OAG awards;
Beijing’s memorable Mission Impossible theme scoops annies

Image: annie logoThis week was out and about in Kuala Lumpur meeting many of our readers and customers. Times may be tough in the industry but there were plenty of exciting stands promoting tourism and route opportunities. See what caught our eye and who won this year’s coveted Annie awards.

The Big6 US ‘legacy’ airlines; is this as big as their networks will ever be?

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryWith US domestic capacity expected to fall by around 11% this winter US legacy airline networks may never be this big again. We take a look at how many airports each of the Big6 currently serves, how many routes they operate and where they allocate their international capacity.