Articles Tagged ‘BOJ’

30-Second Interview – Ulrich Heppe, CEO of Fraport Bulgaria

30-Second Interview – Ulrich Heppe, CEO of Fraport Bulgaria

anna.aero’s Assistant Editor, Jonathan Ford, recently travelled to Varna to meet with Fraport Bulgaria’s CEO, Ulrich Heppe, to learn about seasonality challenges, plus how the company is trying to attract more year-round services at both Varna and Bourgas airports. Ford also managed to get a few moments to chat with Dimitar Bikov, Head of Aviation […]

Bratislava Airport beats opposition to win Part I of Arch of Triumph public vote; now it's S18 launches – Part II

Bratislava Airport beats opposition to win Part I of Arch of Triumph public vote; now it’s S18 launches – Part II

Over 1,100 votes were cast to determine who the aviation world thinks crafted the best Arch of Triumph to mark the start of S18 ‒ with Bratislava Airport’s firefighters emerging as the victors. Europe’s fire stations still reign supreme, as the Slovakian airport becomes the region’s 16th straight winner in the public votes where the […]

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – 34 yummy treats from S18 Part II

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – 34 yummy treats from S18 Part II

With over 2,500 votes cast, it was far from being a close-run thing, as a well-promoted Bratislava Airport campaign saw off all challengers to win Part I of anna.aero’s legendary Cake of the Week public vote. It’s your chance to vote for your favourite baked treat – including this offering from Riga ‒ here in […]


Ryanair adds another 35 routes to S18 launches

Ryanair adds another 35 routes to S18 launches

Ryanair takes its S18 new route tally to 64 new airport pairs – so far.

Ryanair opens its 87th base at Bourgas Airport – anna.aero joins Fraport Bulgaria for the inauguration

Ryanair opens its 87th base at Bourgas Airport – anna.aero joins Fraport Bulgaria for the inauguration

On 27 March anna.aero’s Assistant Editor Jonathan Ford joined the team at Fraport Bulgaria to celebrate the opening of Ryanair’s new base at Bourgas Airport. The carrier has stationed one 737-800 at the airport which has allowed it to open 11 new routes. Take a closer look at the day’s celebrations. 

Over 500 new routes scheduled to launch in first three weeks of S18; Ryanair tops table with 66, US sees most new services by country

Over 500 new routes scheduled to launch in first three weeks of S18; Ryanair tops table with 66, US sees most new services by country

After a long and in some places cold winter, the start of the northern hemisphere’s summer season is upon us. Nick Preston takes a look at the schedules for the first three weeks of S18, which reveal that 125 airlines will begin more than 500 new routes across 97 countries during this period. 


Thomas Cook Group carriers grow seat capacity 11% in two years as US market more than doubles; Birmingham biggest base without long-haul

Thomas Cook Group carriers grow seat capacity 11% in two years as US market more than doubles; Birmingham biggest base without long-haul

The Thomas Cook Group operated just under 19.93 million seats in 2017, up 11% from its offering in 2015. With long-haul growth high on the agenda, will the carrier expand this strategy to more of its bases? Jonathan Ford looks to see where the airline has focused its capacity, and where it’s expanding in 2018.  

Pardubice & Tampa proudly display Route & Cake of the Week awards

Pardubice & Tampa proudly display Route & Cake of the Week awards

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Ryanair announces that it is going to open its 87th base at Bourgas Airport, plus Qatar Airways confirms its start date for Cardiff services. More news also from Norwegian and Frontier Airlines, along with San Jose, Stockholm Arlanda and Amsterdam airports. 

It's a thumbs-up from Moscow Zhukovsky for Cake of the Week win

It’s a thumbs-up from Moscow Zhukovsky for Cake of the Week win

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, WestJet announces that it is to begin direct flights to Denver from Calgary, while Bourgas Airport in Bulgaria welcomes its two-millionth passenger of the year so far. More news also from Moscow Zhukovsky and Shenzhen airports. 


Eighth annual Euro ANNIES – Part I; eight countries share the honours

Eighth annual Euro ANNIES – Part I; eight countries share the honours

While the whole of Europe is either already on holiday or just about to go, we thought it would be good time to reveal the winners of the last of our three annual competitions – the Euro ANNIES. With winning airports in Bulgaria, France, Germany, Iceland, Russia, Spain, Turkey and the UK there is a […]

Airports in Bulgaria seeing fastest growth for over a decade; Bourgas and Varna up 20% in S16; Ryanair opened Sofia base in September

Airports in Bulgaria seeing fastest growth for over a decade; Bourgas and Varna up 20% in S16; Ryanair opened Sofia base in September

Bulgaria joined the EU almost 10 years ago but only now is the demand for air travel really showing signs of significant growth. We analyse the country’s three main airports and which are the busiest scheduled carriers serving the capital.

Seventh annual Euro ANNIES – Part I; three out of four Euro 2016 semi-finalists claim top spots

Seventh annual Euro ANNIES – Part I; three out of four Euro 2016 semi-finalists claim top spots

While the whole of Europe is focussed on the Euro 2016 championship, it seemed fitting to reveal the winners of this year’s Euro ANNIES in 10 airport awards. Airports in France, Germany and Portugal all have something to celebrate before the football semi-finals, but unfortunately not in Wales.