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Alitalia re-born with smaller network; drops six EU capitals among 30 cities no longer served; now controls over 50% of domestic capacity

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryAlitalia started life as a private company this week with a considerably smaller network than a year ago, despite merging with Air One. Which EU capital cities are among 30 destinations no longer served and how dominant will it be in the domestic market?

anna.aero/The Route Shop swing behind ACI North America’s JumpStart

Article Thumbnail: Lead Storyanna.aero and The Route Shop are now jointly promoting ACI-NA’s JumpStart Air Service Development Program – the deal gives ACI-NA access to anna.aero’s 30,000 monthly visitors to promote JumpStart/Montreal in June.

Fuel price collapse triggers hopes that 2009 might not be so bad after all; Ryanair still likely to start more new routes than anyone else

Article Thumbnail: Lead StorySo what does 2009 hold in store for the world’s airline network planners? Probably rather fewer new routes than in 2008, even if Ryanair is still likely to start more of them than anybody else. What else do we think will make 2009 interesting?


So what happened to our predictions for 2008?

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryWay back in January anna.aero identified a number of key topics that we thought would make 2008 interesting. So what happened? We look back and compare what we said then with what actually happened. Was the 787 really supposed to be in service by now? Oops!

“RyanAer’s” combination in Dublin would have far less impact than Lufthansa’s dominance of Frankfurt

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryRyanair has made a second bid for Ireland’s national carrier. But how dominant would the combined airline be at Dublin? Which other capital city airports across Europe have the top two carriers sharing over 80% of seat capacity? Where does one carrier have over 60%? Where else are LCCs ranked second to flag carriers?

Flybe heading for #1 in UK domestic market; overall demand down around 4% in 2008

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryLow-cost airlines helped stimulate the UK domestic market by around 70% between 1996 and 2005. London routes dominate the passenger rankings but which other UK city is well represented? Flybe is now on track to overtake easyJet as the biggest airline in the market. How has it done this?


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

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryThe editor of anna.aero, 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?