Articles Tagged ‘IAG’

Laudamotion opens its latest base in Palma de Mallorca

Laudamotion opens its latest base in Palma de Mallorca

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Laudamotion opens its latest base in Palma de Mallorca, Allegiant announces services to St Petersburg-Clearwater, Vueling celebrated carrying its 15th Million Passenger from Bilbao, Ethiopian wins fifth-freedom flights, Japan Airlines celebrated its first A350-900 aircraft, Brisbane airport announces direct flights to USA for 2020, and Airbus and Boeing […]

IAG set to buy NIKI to grow Vueling's presence in Germany, Austria and Switzerland; could become Palma de Mallorca's number one airline

IAG set to buy NIKI to grow Vueling’s presence in Germany, Austria and Switzerland; could become Palma de Mallorca’s number one airline

IAG has announced its intention to purchase NIKI as it seeks to enhance Vueling’s presence in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The former airberlin unit appears to be a perfect fit for this strategy, with most of its top airports being among Vueling’s leading destinations in the region, plus it gives IAG a foothold into a […]

70 airlines, 500+ delegates to attend Future Travel Experience Ancillary in Dublin next week – Ryanair’s MOL to give keynote

70 airlines, 500+ delegates to attend Future Travel Experience Ancillary in Dublin next week – Ryanair’s MOL to give keynote

Next week hundreds of airlines, airports and tech stakeholders will gather in Dublin for anna.aero sister initiative Future Travel Experience Ancillary, to define how new digital ancillary revenue streams can be created at every stage of the travel experience. The show has the official support of Ryanair, and Michael O’Leary will deliver the keynote speech. […]


Vueling passes 100 million passenger mark from Barcelona; serves over 120 destinations in S17, 20 fewer than in S16 as Germany, UK see cuts

Vueling passes 100 million passenger mark from Barcelona; serves over 120 destinations in S17, 20 fewer than in S16 as Germany, UK see cuts

Now part of IAG, Vueling has been operating from Barcelona since July 2004. We look at the LCC’s rate of growth from the airport, network development, seasonality and leading country markets. Plus which routes have been dropped (and added) since last summer.

bmi regional route churn slows down; Bristol and Munich biggest bases

bmi regional route churn slows down; Bristol and Munich biggest bases

bmi regional appears to be finally finding its niche in the European market, operating routes for large corporations and complementing those by finding city pairs with high levels of business traffic to sustain its regional jet fleet. We investigate the slowdown in the airline’s route turnover and where its operations are focused. 

Barcelona Airport traffic grows 26% since 2012 with it now handling 40+ million passengers a year; next battleground for low-cost long-haul

Barcelona Airport traffic grows 26% since 2012 with it now handling 40+ million passengers a year; next battleground for low-cost long-haul

Barcelona Airport last year welcomed over 44 million passengers through its two terminals, an increase of 11% when compared to 2015. With such spectacular growth, and Norwegian and IAG preparing to battle it out in the low-cost long-haul market from the hub, we take a closer look to see why this Spanish hot-spot is getting […]


Allegiant Air arrives in New York

Allegiant Air arrives in New York

Allegiant Air begins four routes to New York Newark – also launches a further four routes. 

Spirit Airlines sets sail for Niagara Falls and Plattsburgh

Spirit Airlines sets sail for Niagara Falls and Plattsburgh

Spirit Airlines links both airports to Orlando with daily flights. 

The legacy carriers’ low costs – Lufthansa’s Eurowings, Air France-KLM’s Transavia, IAG’s Vueling: foreign bases, long-haul challenges

The legacy carriers’ low costs – Lufthansa’s Eurowings, Air France-KLM’s Transavia, IAG’s Vueling: foreign bases, long-haul challenges

Europe’s three biggest legacy airline groupings each includes a fast-growing LCC with potential to play a key role in the future. We look at the history of these carriers and reveal where they are growing fastest this summer.


Leak of the Week - EVA Air eyes-up Milan and Barcelona; Washington and Chicago also mooted; Delhi and Cebu to get connections too

Leak of the Week – EVA Air eyes-up Milan and Barcelona; Washington and Chicago also mooted; Delhi and Cebu to get connections too

After splashing the cash ($8bn) on 26 new wide-body aircraft in Seattle recently, EVA Air now has to find somewhere to fly them. New network points in Europe, US and India are expected to be announced soon – but anna.aero is giving you the heads-up first.

Aer Lingus/BA deal could create opportunities for new transatlantic flows

Aer Lingus/BA deal could create opportunities for new transatlantic flows

The return of Aer Lingus to the oneworld alliance looks more likely as BA’s latest offer appears to be supported by the airline’s management (and largest shareholder Ryanair). We look at the implications on the London-Dublin and Aer Lingus transatlantic networks.

Spirit Airlines expands in Detroit; adds four routes in Myrtle Beach

Spirit Airlines expands in Detroit; adds four routes in Myrtle Beach

Spirit Airlines launches four routes from Myrtle Beach, SC; starts flying from Detroit, MI, to Denver, CO.