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Malta passes six million passenger landmark in 2017; national carrier leads the way this summer, Italy and UK are largest markets

Malta passes six million passenger landmark in 2017; national carrier leads the way this summer, Italy and UK are largest markets

Malta Airport welcomed six million passengers in 2017, 17.5% up on the previous year. Nick Preston examines its recent traffic trends, including the leading airlines, destinations and country markets, while the airport’s CEO and Head of Traffic Development discuss recent route developments and the future focus.

Volotea introduces 10 new routes

Volotea introduces 10 new routes

Volotea adds 10 new low frequency connections across Europe.

Heathrow Expansion – 25 top unserved European airports: Bordeaux, Ankara, Riga etc make their case

Heathrow Expansion – 25 top unserved European airports: Bordeaux, Ankara, Riga etc make their case

In the lead up to the anna.aero-RABA Heathrow HubLAB Conference next month, we look at Heathrow’s underserved potential for routes to Europe. The top 25 European airports without services to Heathrow are identified, including five in Turkey and four each in Italy and Spain.


London Southend welcomes the launch of daily flights by Air Malta; anna.aero joins the airport and airline to celebrate the start of services

London Southend welcomes the launch of daily flights by Air Malta; anna.aero joins the airport and airline to celebrate the start of services

On 4 May Air Malta began the first of three new year-round direct routes to London Southend, with a service from its home base, followed by the launch of flights from Cagliari on 6 May and from Catania on 7 May. anna.aero’s Chief Analyst Nick Preston joined the airport and airline on 8 May to […]

Air Malta adds three new sectors to London Southend

Air Malta adds three new sectors to London Southend

Air Malta’s tailfin will now be visible every day at the London airport; restarts Manchester link.

easyJet enters four new Bordeaux markets

easyJet enters four new Bordeaux markets

easyJet starts flights from French base to Catania, Faro, Luxembourg and Tel Aviv.


London Southend bounces back with 25% growth in 2017; two new carriers announced; Dublin and Amsterdam are top destinations

London Southend bounces back with 25% growth in 2017; two new carriers announced; Dublin and Amsterdam are top destinations

London Southend has been rejuvenated under the stewardship of Stobart Group, and handled 1.09 million passengers last year, an impressive 25% increase on the figures of 2016. With the airport set to welcome two new carriers in 2018, Nick Preston looks at its recent network trends and upcoming route launches.

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – S18 Part I

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – S18 Part I

“Cake, we all like a bit of cake don’t we? I know I do. I love a bit of cake. I do. I just like cake.” Not our words, but the words of Marjorie Dawes, a character from noughties British sitcom Little Britain. We couldn’t have put it any better ourselves Marjorie – and here […]

Eurowings opens Nuremberg base; Vienna bolstered too

Eurowings opens Nuremberg base; Vienna bolstered too

Eurowings starts 11 new services, including the establishing of base operations in Nuremberg.


London Southend adds Air Malta operations

London Southend adds Air Malta operations

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, London Southend Airport welcomes the decision that Air Malta will add flights this summer, Riga Airport celebrates 11 million passengers with Ryanair, and Cornwall Airport Newquay secures year-round flights to Alicante.

Bologna-Tel Aviv is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with over 115,000 searches; Arkia Israeli Airlines' next Italian job?

Bologna-Tel Aviv is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with over 115,000 searches; Arkia Israeli Airlines’ next Italian job?

In the past 12 months, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that over 115,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Bologna and Tel Aviv ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? Arkia Israeli Airlines may well be better placed than El Al or Israir to take advantage of the potential […]

flydubai sees capacity fall for first time in 2017 after seven years of growth; Saudi Arabia is top destination market

flydubai sees capacity fall for first time in 2017 after seven years of growth; Saudi Arabia is top destination market

flydubai provided more than 15 million seats across its network in 2017, representing a marginal 2.0% reduction compared to the previous year. The Middle Eastern LCC has enjoyed a rapid rise since commencing services in 2009. Nick Preston examines the carrier’s development, including its fleet and network trends.