Articles Tagged ‘EDI’

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.

Ryanair calls time on Glasgow where it is currently the third biggest airline; more than one aircraft being lost as 19 routes are poised to close

Ryanair calls time on Glasgow where it is currently the third biggest airline; more than one aircraft being lost as 19 routes are poised to close

Ryanair has confirmed that it will close its Glasgow base for W18/19, leaving just Edinburgh and Glasgow Prestwick as bases in Scotland. The airline stated APD as part of the reason for the closure, but schedules indicate that Glasgow was more of an operational challenge for the airline. Jonathan Ford discovers more. 

UK airports and 'hard Brexit' – Stansted and Liverpool most exposed

UK airports and ‘hard Brexit’ – Stansted and Liverpool most exposed

anna.aero decided to take a look at which of the UK’s main airports could suffer the largest impact to their networks if the UK were to lose its access to the Single Aviation Market. Nick Preston investigates which airports are currently at risk of losing the most traffic.


Exeter Airport bounces back above 900,000 annual passengers with traffic climbing 7.2% in 2017, the fifth consecutive year of growth

Exeter Airport bounces back above 900,000 annual passengers with traffic climbing 7.2% in 2017, the fifth consecutive year of growth

Exeter Airport greeted over 900,000 passengers last year, the first time that the facility has achieved this feat since 2008. anna.aero’s Jonathan Ford met with Rob Johnson, Aviation Development Manager at Regional & City Airports in Exeter to find out more about the airport’s recent developments.

WestJet shakes things up on the transatlantic front from Halifax by announcing its first 737 MAX 8 routes – London Gatwick and Paris CDG

WestJet shakes things up on the transatlantic front from Halifax by announcing its first 737 MAX 8 routes – London Gatwick and Paris CDG

WestJet has announced that from April it will begin daily flights from Halifax to London Gatwick and Paris CDG, marking its first operations to the French capital. The news means that the carrier will be the first to link North America to mainland Europe using 737 MAX 8s. Jonathan Ford investigates further. 

UK-Turkey market experiences rapid rise before two consecutive years of cuts; Turkish Airlines is leading carrier

UK-Turkey market experiences rapid rise before two consecutive years of cuts; Turkish Airlines is leading carrier

In 2017 there were 5.29 million seats available between the UK and Turkey. From 2008 to 2015 the market witnessed continual growth, but since then it has suffered back-to-back years of capacity cuts. We take a look at this country pair in more detail to reveal its airline and airport network trends over the past […]


Edinburgh Airport handled 13.43 million passengers in 2017; London tops destination leaderboard; easyJet and Ryanair are biggest carriers

Edinburgh Airport handled 13.43 million passengers in 2017; London tops destination leaderboard; easyJet and Ryanair are biggest carriers

Edinburgh Airport handled 13.43 million passengers in 2017, an 8.8% increase on 2016, making last year the busiest 12-month period in the airport’s history. anna.aero has took a further look into Edinburgh’s growth to discover which airlines have expanded the most to allow this Scottish success story to happen.  

Airlines launched 3,500+ routes in 2017, Ryanair remains number one for new services as LCCs continue to dominate

Airlines launched 3,500+ routes in 2017, Ryanair remains number one for new services as LCCs continue to dominate

anna.aero has analysed its New Route Database to highlight the most newsworthy network statistics for 2017. We reveal the top airlines for new routes last year, plus the top 15 country markets and airports. We also look ahead to 2018, which promises to be busy with over 1,400 new routes announced already.

Ryanair seeks UK AOC to save UK-EU flights; Spain the most-impacted country market

Ryanair seeks UK AOC to save UK-EU flights; Spain the most-impacted country market

Just before Christmas, Ryanair’s CEO Michael O’Leary put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) to ask the UK CAA for his most-wanted present – a UK AOC, ready for his post-Brexit blues. We take a look at which UK airports are the most exposed to the removal of the Irish airline’s freedoms of the […]


USB3 hubs in 2017 – American Airlines chops, Delta Air Lines stagnates, United Airlines...is doing O.K.

USB3 hubs in 2017 – American Airlines chops, Delta Air Lines stagnates, United Airlines…is doing O.K.

It has certainly being an interesting year for the USB3 – American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines – in terms of marketing and public image, passenger experience and 747 farewells, so we decided to compare the airlines’ hub growth to see which airports are the winners and losers.  

easyJet gets Eddie The Eagle to launch UK ski route

easyJet gets Eddie The Eagle to launch UK ski route

easyJet commences four new routes, including Geneva to Southampton sector.

Norwegian adds Amsterdam, Madrid and Milan Malpensa to its transatlantic network; over 4.7 million passengers now flown to US

Norwegian adds Amsterdam, Madrid and Milan Malpensa to its transatlantic network; over 4.7 million passengers now flown to US

Norwegian has confirmed that Amsterdam, Madrid and Milan Malpensa will be its next European gateways for transatlantic flights. The result means that in S18 the carrier will operate 61 US routes from 16 European airports. We take a look at the airline’s development in recent years between the two markets.