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Vote for your favourite Arch of Triumph – W18/19 Part II - voting extended

Vote for your favourite Arch of Triumph – W18/19 Part II – voting extended

Tampa took home double honours last week, claiming the titles for Cake of the Week and best FTWA in the public votes for the warm welcome it extended to Swoop’s first flight from Hamilton. There are another eight FTWAs to choose from in Part II of this bi-annual competition this week.

Perfect 10 for Norwegian as LCC continues W18/19 route launches

Perfect 10 for Norwegian as LCC continues W18/19 route launches

Norwegian begins services on 10 more routes including London Gatwick to Tampa.

W18/19 airport analysis; Istanbul Atatürk leads route count while Moscow Sheremetyevo jumps up the rankings

W18/19 airport analysis; Istanbul Atatürk leads route count while Moscow Sheremetyevo jumps up the rankings

With the memories of summer beginning to fade, the start of the W18/19 season is little more than one week away. In our second seasonal sneak preview, Nick Preston looks at a typical winter week to discover which airports will offer the most routes and country markets, plus which one will host the most airlines.


Monarch Airlines one-year on – eight routes missing in S18; Jet2.com and British Airways among carriers to pick up seats

Monarch Airlines one-year on – eight routes missing in S18; Jet2.com and British Airways among carriers to pick up seats

It’s been one year since the demise of Monarch Airlines, which had been one of the longest serving airline brands in the UK. Nick Preston examines the impact the carrier’s collapse has had on the networks from the five UK airports where it had operating bases when all flying ceased on 2 October 2017.

Phuket Airport traffic grows 195% in 10 years; LCCs account for 44% of passengers; VietJetAir among many carriers launching flights in 2018

Phuket Airport traffic grows 195% in 10 years; LCCs account for 44% of passengers; VietJetAir among many carriers launching flights in 2018

Situated in Southern Thailand, Phuket Airport handled just shy of 16.85 million passengers in 2017, up from 5.70 million in 2008. One of Asia’s leading leisure hot-spots, Jonathan Ford investigates the growth that has taken place in recent years, highlighting the airport’s leading carriers plus its top connections.

Senior WOW air, Delta Air Lines, Spirit Airlines and Swoop execs to talk innovation at Future Travel Experience Global 2018

Senior WOW air, Delta Air Lines, Spirit Airlines and Swoop execs to talk innovation at Future Travel Experience Global 2018

More than 750 industry innovators will gather in Las Vegas from 10-12 September for the 13th edition of anna.aero’s sister event, Future Travel Experience Global. The theme of the show is “Disrupt or be disrupted”, with many of the world’s leading airline executives speaking at the conference.


Luxembourg sees 19% leap in passengers in 2017; 72 destinations served in S18, Porto is busiest route

Luxembourg sees 19% leap in passengers in 2017; 72 destinations served in S18, Porto is busiest route

Luxembourg Airport handled 3.58 million passengers in 2017, a 19% increase on the previous year. It has seen its traffic double since 2011. Nick Preston examines Luxembourg’s key network trends over the past 10 years, including the leading airlines, routes and country markets.

London's airports handle 44 million more passengers than in 2010; four of the top five airlines don't serve Heathrow

London’s airports handle 44 million more passengers than in 2010; four of the top five airlines don’t serve Heathrow

London’s Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, City and Southend airports hosted over 171.06 million passengers last year, up from 127.17 million in 2010. Jonathan Ford highlights which airports are reporting the biggest net gain in passengers, the top destinations, plus the growth patterns of its leading airlines.

easyJet's Nice operation doubles in size between 2008 and 2018; has a 27% market share of all seats; Tenerife South next new destination

easyJet’s Nice operation doubles in size between 2008 and 2018; has a 27% market share of all seats; Tenerife South next new destination

One of easyJet’s first non-UK destinations was Nice, an airport it started serving in 1996. This summer the airline is offering 38 destinations from the French Riviera hub, with a 39th service launching in September. Jonathan Ford looks at the carrier’s developments from its 12th biggest airport operation this summer.


Toulouse Airport welcomed 9.26 million passengers in 2017; easyJet is the top carrier this summer, while Paris is the leading destination

Toulouse Airport welcomed 9.26 million passengers in 2017; easyJet is the top carrier this summer, while Paris is the leading destination

Toulouse welcomed 9.26 million passengers through its terminal in 2017, a 15% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston examines the recent traffic and capacity trends at an airport which is at the heart of France’s aerospace industry, including its leading airlines, routes and country markets.

Stuttgart Airport displays its first ever Arch of Triumph certificate

Stuttgart Airport displays its first ever Arch of Triumph certificate

At the fifth attempt, starting with its first entry back in 2014, Stuttgart Airport has finally won its first ever weekly win in the Arch of Triumph competition. Airports from Africa, Caribbean, Europe and South America battle it out for new route marketing glory this week.

UK-France capacity returns to pre-credit crunch levels in 2017; easyJet is leading carrier, Paris CDG tops airport table

UK-France capacity returns to pre-credit crunch levels in 2017; easyJet is leading carrier, Paris CDG tops airport table

There were 15.37 million two-way seats on offer between the UK and France in 2017, a 4.4% increase on the previous year. The European country pair has now enjoyed four consecutive years of growth. Nick Preston examines this mature market’s leading trends, including the top airlines, airports and routes.