Articles Tagged ‘CMB’

Asian airports maintain momentum in 2019 Arch of Triumph competition

Asian airports maintain momentum in 2019 Arch of Triumph competition

As we enter the second week of the 2019 Arch of Triumph competition, Asian airports show no sign of loosening their grip on this prestigious weekly award. All of the FTWA entries received so far this year have come from airports on the continent. Read on to see which one took home the honours this […]

Thai Lion Air starts first services to Sri Lanka

Thai Lion Air starts first services to Sri Lanka

Thai Lion Air launches daily flights between Bangkok Don Mueang and Colombo.

SriLankan Airlines traffic fell 3.3% in Q3 2018; Melbourne route carries over 150,000 people in first year; India accounts for 33% of PAX

SriLankan Airlines traffic fell 3.3% in Q3 2018; Melbourne route carries over 150,000 people in first year; India accounts for 33% of PAX

SriLankan Airlines in 2018 operated a 35+ destination network from Colombo, having not opened a new route from Sri Lanka’s capital in over 12 months. Jonathan Ford looks at the airline’s network with regards to its top routes by passengers carried, and highlights potential future services as others are cut.


India international capacity up 5.6% in 2018; IndiGo adds most foreign seats while Sri Lanka sees the most growth this year

India international capacity up 5.6% in 2018; IndiGo adds most foreign seats while Sri Lanka sees the most growth this year

There were 80.63 million two-way seats available between India and international destinations in 2018, up 5.6% on the previous year. Nick Preston takes a look at key trends in India’s international connections, including the strongest growing airlines, country markets and individual destinations.

Tampa Airport wins Cake of the Week W18/19 public vote Part I; pick your winner from the 21 cakes in Part II - voting extended

Tampa Airport wins Cake of the Week W18/19 public vote Part I; pick your winner from the 21 cakes in Part II – voting extended

With Tampa Airport tasting success in Part I for the cake it commissioned for Swoop’s first flight from Hamilton, it is now time for Part II of the W18/19 public vote. With another 21 entries this week, which will be your choice for Cake of the Week?

Aeroflot launches 14 news links from Moscow Sheremetyevo

Aeroflot launches 14 news links from Moscow Sheremetyevo

Aeroflot has commenced 14 new routes from Moscow Sheremetyevo in the space of two days.


Unserved Route of the Week success rate continues to climb; over one in four routes featured are now served

Unserved Route of the Week success rate continues to climb; over one in four routes featured are now served

This is the third time that we have undertaken a review of the now 99 Unserved Route of the Week opportunities anna.aero has featured. With our success rate improving from 16% to 22% between the same articles last year, the hit rate has climbed again, to above one in four.

30-Second Interview – Ulrich Topp, Director Aviation Marketing, Düsseldorf Airport

30-Second Interview – Ulrich Topp, Director Aviation Marketing, Düsseldorf Airport

anna.aero’s Assistant Editor Jonathan Ford recently flew to Düsseldorf for Eurowings’ inaugural New York JFK service. While there he met with Ulrich Topp, Director Aviation Marketing, Düsseldorf Airport, plus his colleagues Christina Knicker and Florian Bongard, to discuss the airport’s route network plans for the future.

Chennai being challenged as it is poised to break 20m passenger milestone; IndiGo is #1 carrier

Chennai being challenged as it is poised to break 20m passenger milestone; IndiGo is #1 carrier

Chennai is India’s fourth busiest facility, but since late 2017 the airport’s monthly passenger numbers have been usurped by a faster growing competitor. Marc Watkins reviews the airport’s recent traffic figures, its seasonality profile, as well as its biggest routes and carriers, including newcomer Vistara.


Qatar Airways confirms London Gatwick return; will grow four times faster than Emirates in UK this year, although capacity still way behind

Qatar Airways confirms London Gatwick return; will grow four times faster than Emirates in UK this year, although capacity still way behind

Qatar Airways has announced that it will return to London Gatwick in S18 with a twice-daily service, adding to its already confirmed Cardiff route. With the airline now present at six UK airports, Jonathan Ford looks at the carrier’s past developments from the UK and reveals the likely top connecting destinations for Gatwick passengers.

Doha Airport on recovery path from ongoing operational restrictions; Qatar #1 carrier, IndiGo leaps from nowhere to second biggest airline

Doha Airport on recovery path from ongoing operational restrictions; Qatar #1 carrier, IndiGo leaps from nowhere to second biggest airline

Doha Airport’s recent growth trajectory has faltered as a result of flying restrictions imposed by its Middle Eastern neighbours. However, its not all bad news, as other carriers, like India’s LCC IndiGo, have rushed in to fill the capacity void left by others – Marc Watkins gets all cuddly with the data.

Capacity between India and Sri Lanka grew 17% last year; Chennai and Bengaluru are the fastest-growing links as IndiGo enters the market

Capacity between India and Sri Lanka grew 17% last year; Chennai and Bengaluru are the fastest-growing links as IndiGo enters the market

More than 2.93 million seats were flown between India and Sri Lanka in 2017, up from 2.50 million the year before. With tourist numbers between the nations growing at an average rate of 8.3% over the past decade, Jonathan Ford investigates what routes have grown the most and who the key airline players are.