Articles Tagged ‘MAN’

One-to-one with Robert Smith, Head of Aviation Development, Manchester Airport

One-to-one with Robert Smith, Head of Aviation Development, Manchester Airport

In early February, anna.aero’s Chief Analyst Nick Preston met with Robert Smith, Head of Aviation Development, Manchester Airport. Manchester is currently undergoing a £1.0 billion redevelopment programme and the pair discussed it aims for future traffic growth, plus it top targets for new routes.

Barbados Airport records fifth year of consecutive growth in 2018, however still behind pre-2007 traffic levels; Copa Airlines latest carrier

Barbados Airport records fifth year of consecutive growth in 2018, however still behind pre-2007 traffic levels; Copa Airlines latest carrier

Barbados Airport processed 2.19 million passengers in 2018, up 1.0% on 2017’s figures, and a healthy 19% more than levels seen in 2013. However, the airport is still handling 7.0% less passengers than it did before the 2007 financial crash. Jonathan Ford looks at the airport’s history to see why its growth is limited.

3,750+ routes launched in 2018; Berlin Tegel, Vienna lead; US widens gap as top new route market

3,750+ routes launched in 2018; Berlin Tegel, Vienna lead; US widens gap as top new route market

The final new route numbers are in for 2018! anna.aero has been busy studying its New Routes Database to highlight the most newsworthy network statistics from last year. We reveal the top airlines, country markets and airports for new routes in 2018, and a take a look ahead to see what is coming in 2019.


Stobart Group celebrates 10 years of owning London Southend

Stobart Group celebrates 10 years of owning London Southend

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, the Stobart Group celebrates 10 years of ownership at London Southend Airport, while Laudamotion announces a new service to Sweden. More news also from Manchester Airport, plus Moscow Sheremetyevo, Kenya Airways and regional operator Blue Islands.

TUI Airways adds long-haul connections to Malaysia and Thailand

TUI Airways adds long-haul connections to Malaysia and Thailand

Tui Airways adds 10 new routes including links to Langkawi, Malaysia and Utapao, Thailand.

Ethiopian Airlines brings African hub link to Manchester and Moscow

Ethiopian Airlines brings African hub link to Manchester and Moscow

Ethiopian Airlines links Addis Ababa and Manchester, via Brussels, while Moscow will operate non-stop. 


easyJet entices customers with five new routes

easyJet entices customers with five new routes

easyJet launches new routes from its bases at Berlin Tegel, Bristol, London Luton and Manchester.

190,000+ people want Birmingham to Hong Kong connection Skyscanner data shows; time to connect hub to HSBC's new UK HQ?!

190,000+ people want Birmingham to Hong Kong connection Skyscanner data shows; time to connect hub to HSBC’s new UK HQ?!

Skyscanner data shows that during the past year, 190,000+ people looked for flights between Birmingham and Hong Kong. With MIDT data showing that the UK city, location of HSBC’s new UK HQ, is the Asian hub’s sixth largest unserved market, who is willing to develop this much desired connection?

Jet2.com to grow 12% in S19; Birmingham poised to be fastest-growing base; London Stansted to be busier than home base of Leeds Bradford

Jet2.com to grow 12% in S19; Birmingham poised to be fastest-growing base; London Stansted to be busier than home base of Leeds Bradford

Jet2.com is schedule to operate 12.19 million seats next summer from its nine UK bases, with it continuing its rapid expansion strategy. With 329 routes expected to be operated by the carrier in S19, Jonathan Ford looks at which UK airports are seeing the biggest benefits in terms of capacity and new routes.


easyJet sets off on 21 new services

easyJet sets off on 21 new services

easyJet begins flights on 21 new airport pairs, including its return to the Jordanian market. 

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?

Jet Airways makes a move for Manchester from Mumbai

Jet Airways makes a move for Manchester from Mumbai

Jet Airways commences a five times weekly service between Mumbai and Manchester.