Articles Tagged ‘BVA’

The "best, most and worst" Ryanair airports 2007-17; 2,800 air services, from over 250 airports including 80+ bases

The “best, most and worst” Ryanair airports 2007-17; 2,800 air services, from over 250 airports including 80+ bases

Ryanair is Europe’s leading (U)LCC and the regular winner of anna.aero awards for most routes launched each year. But this week, we focus on which of its 80-plus bases have seen the lowest and highest turnover of routes during the last decade. Plus we identify 24 airports which have only ever had one Ryanair service.

Blue Air to open base #7 at Constanta; will station one 737-500 and serve eight routes, four of them domestic

Blue Air to open base #7 at Constanta; will station one 737-500 and serve eight routes, four of them domestic

Blue Air is continuing its rapid expansion in the European market by announcing a new base for S17 – Constanta. It will join the airline’s existing bases at Bucharest, Bacau, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi, Larnaca and Turin. The Romanian hybrid carrier will connect its newest base to Cluj-Napoca, Timisoara, Oradea, Iasi, Rome Fiumicino, Milan/Bergamo and Paris Beauvais, […]

Wizz Air’s operations from Bucharest’s Henri Coandă are 93% larger than what it flew from Aurel Vlaicu; Blue Air offers heavy competition

Wizz Air’s operations from Bucharest’s Henri Coandă are 93% larger than what it flew from Aurel Vlaicu; Blue Air offers heavy competition

During the past year Wizz Air has added Birmingham, Cluj-Napoca, Glasgow, Lisbon, London Gatwick, Pescara and Stockholm Skavsta to its Bucharest base, with Romanian LCC Blue Air starting flights on five of these city pairs as well within the same time period. We take a closer look at Wizz Air’s expansion from Bucharest since its […]


Skopje traffic grows 42% since 2012; on track to pass 1.7 million passengers in 2016; gains four new European capital connections

Skopje traffic grows 42% since 2012; on track to pass 1.7 million passengers in 2016; gains four new European capital connections

During the past 12 months Skopje has gained links to the capitals of the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany and Slovakia. anna.aero investigates how the airport’s network has developed during recent times, and also how it has managed to nearly double passenger traffic during the past few years.

Blue Air adds 14 airports to network; 43% increase in weekly seat capacity; first airline to launch non-capital Romanian domestic links

Blue Air adds 14 airports to network; 43% increase in weekly seat capacity; first airline to launch non-capital Romanian domestic links

anna.aero’s Assistant Editor Jonathan Ford recently went to Bucharest to meet Blue Air’s Revenue Management & Planning Director George Rizica. While there, Ford asked Rizica about what Blue Air looks for in an airport, and to find out why Wizz Air’s and Ryanair’s expansion in Romania helped push the carrier to grow more rapidly on […]

Ryanair makes Vilnius its second Lithuanian base; Prague and Sofia strong contenders to be next hubs

Ryanair makes Vilnius its second Lithuanian base; Prague and Sofia strong contenders to be next hubs

On 15 March Ryanair announced that from 30 October it will base two aircraft at Vilnius and open new routes to Berlin Schönefeld and Malta. The news means that Vilnius is the carrier’s #82 base. David O’Brien, CCO of Ryanair, tells anna.aero that the Lithuanian Government understands the needs of its passengers, and where the […]


Debrecen Airport becomes Wizz Air base #22; six destinations now served including London Luton with daily flights

Debrecen Airport becomes Wizz Air base #22; six destinations now served including London Luton with daily flights

Wizz Air started three new routes to Belgium, France and Sweden from its newest base in Hungary last week. It now offers 21 weekly flights across six destinations. We have pictures of the celebrations.

Wizz Air whisks up five new routes

Wizz Air whisks up five new routes

Wizz Air commences five services including its first based operations from Debrecen in Hungary and its third route to Birmingham.

Public vote winners Iasi Airport get their hoses out to celebrate last week’s Arch of Triumph win; Part II results and this week’s winner too

Public vote winners Iasi Airport get their hoses out to celebrate last week’s Arch of Triumph win; Part II results and this week’s winner too

This week’s FTWA story is rammed. Not only do we have pictures of the winners of the W15/16 Public Vote Part I, we also have the Part II results, plus this week’s champions, as we return back to normal business, with the anna.aero judging this week’s efforts from Singapore and London. Phew!


Vote for the best of 19 Fire Truck Water Arches; W15/16 Launches Part I

Vote for the best of 19 Fire Truck Water Arches; W15/16 Launches Part I

Litres of hard work and gallons of perspiration goes into a route launch – especially the Fire Truck Water Arch – which sees an unprecedented union between an airport’s operations and marketing departments. Make sure all of your airport’s endeavours are crowned with an Arch of Triumph certificate – get voting now!!

Vote for Cake of the Week – 19 tasty treats from W15/16 Part I

Vote for Cake of the Week – 19 tasty treats from W15/16 Part I

Mobilise your staff, fans and followers and win one of aviation’s most sought after awards – yes the public vote for the prestigious anna.aero Cake of the Week is back to herald the start of the W15/16 season. Rules? The airport with the most votes wins! Simple.

Blue Air links Iasi to four European capitals

Blue Air links Iasi to four European capitals

Blue Air commences services from Iasi to Bucharest, London Luton, Paris Beauvais and Rome Fiumicino.