Articles Tagged ‘Meridiana’

Italy set to pass 160 million passengers in 2016; Ryanair now bigger than Alitalia as LCC share gets close to 50%; Germany still #1 market

Italy set to pass 160 million passengers in 2016; Ryanair now bigger than Alitalia as LCC share gets close to 50%; Germany still #1 market

Italian airport traffic is up 4.4% so far in 2016, with international growth outstripping domestic. Ryanair is growing faster than Alitalia, but not as fast as Volotea. Growth at top 15 country markets compared.

Qatar Airways confirms 49% purchase of Meridiana; anna.aero analyses the Italian carrier’s current network; 59% of capacity on domestic links

Qatar Airways confirms 49% purchase of Meridiana; anna.aero analyses the Italian carrier’s current network; 59% of capacity on domestic links

On 14 July Qatar Airways said it would purchase a 49% stake in Italy’s Meridiana, days after it announced plans to buy 10% of LATAM Airlines Group. anna.aero takes a closer look at the Italian carrier’s current network, fleet breakdown and most popular routes.

Meridiana returns to Munich from Milan

Meridiana returns to Munich from Milan

Meridiana starts its first international destination from Milan Linate to southern German hub.


Naples Airport seeing double-digit international growth; easyJet leads way but Air Arabia Maroc, Finnair and SWISS all new carriers in 2015

Naples Airport seeing double-digit international growth; easyJet leads way but Air Arabia Maroc, Finnair and SWISS all new carriers in 2015

Italy’s eighth busiest airport is on track to pass six million passengers in 2015. We look at traffic growth during the last 20 years, the airport’s seasonality profile, most popular routes in 2014 and biggest airlines in 2015.

Meridiana starts seasonal Skiathos services

Meridiana starts seasonal Skiathos services

Meridiana links Milan Malpensa and Naples to the Greek island, both with twice-weekly services.

Dallas Love Field takes two awards in fifth US ANNIES; Savannah/Hilton Head joins growth party

Dallas Love Field takes two awards in fifth US ANNIES; Savannah/Hilton Head joins growth party

More eagerly awaited by the world’s airport and airline industry than the Skytrax awards, are anna.aero’s US ANNIES prizes! The awards are back for their fifth outing, with awards for seven airports that have achieved notable route and traffic-related success in the US over the past 12 months.


Association of European Airlines (AEA) members report 2.9% increase in passenger numbers in 2014

Association of European Airlines (AEA) members report 2.9% increase in passenger numbers in 2014

In 2014, Europe’s flag-carriers reported traffic growth of 2.9%, according to the AEA. All geographic markets were up except for North Africa (down 3.5%), with North Atlantic and the Middle East leading the way (both +5.1%).

Romania sees traffic grow by 11% (CAGR) in 10 years; Wizz Air is #1 carrier

Romania sees traffic grow by 11% (CAGR) in 10 years; Wizz Air is #1 carrier

Since joining the European Union at the beginning of 2007 the demand for air travel to and from Romania has increased considerably. Liberalisation of the market has enabled competition to flourish and helped Blue Air and Wizz Air to develop their local bases, while easyJet and Ryanair have also entered this market. anna.aero investigates the […]

Chisinau Airport reports 30% traffic growth so far in 2014; Air Moldova adds Turin service

Chisinau Airport reports 30% traffic growth so far in 2014; Air Moldova adds Turin service

The main gateway to the Republic of Moldova, Chisinau Airport – formerly known as Kishinev – handled 1.3 million passengers in 2013, growing by 8.2%. Following a rapid increase in 2014 passenger traffic, anna.aero investigates Chisinau’s recent activity and reveals its top 12 airlines for this January.


FIGUST country pair Germany-Italy grows by 7%; Lufthansa is #1; its partners are #2 and #3

FIGUST country pair Germany-Italy grows by 7%; Lufthansa is #1; its partners are #2 and #3

Far from being a stagnant mature market, the two FIGUST countries of Germany and Italy are still providing dynamic growth despite the continued economic gloom that persists in Europe. anna.aero reviews the big players, including newcomers like Meridiana in this heavyweight pairing.

Meridiana begins Berlin connection from Turin

Meridiana begins Berlin connection from Turin

Meridiana starts its first international service from Turin and its first connection to Berlin.

ASKs between Europe and Caribbean increase by 5.3%; Seats slightly ahead on 6.4% growth

ASKs between Europe and Caribbean increase by 5.3%; Seats slightly ahead on 6.4% growth

For many people in Europe, a winter holiday to escape the wind and the rain is the norm. For those with a bit more disposable cash, the Caribbean satisfies this desire. anna.aero takes a look under the bonnet of this high-end market to check its resilience to the sluggish economic activity that persists across many […]