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First Caribbean Arch of Triumph finally arrives

First Caribbean Arch of Triumph finally arrives

There are 18 airports from around the world competing for Arch of Triumph glory this week. The question is, did this FTWA in Lviv to mark the start of Wizz Air’s new London Luton service get better than this? Jump inside to find out.

Qatar Airways connects Cardiff to its network

Qatar Airways connects Cardiff to its network

Qatar Airways launches services to its fifth UK destination.

Qatar Airways celebrates 15th anniversary of Manchester service

Qatar Airways celebrates 15th anniversary of Manchester service

In this week’s Network Planning Community News along with the route birthday celebrations in the UK, we also have the start of a new base for Small Planet Airlines at Cologne Bonn. More news from London Stansted.


Beirut Airport continues decade-long consistent growth; MEA #1 carrier, but only posts marginal annual capacity increase

Beirut Airport continues decade-long consistent growth; MEA #1 carrier, but only posts marginal annual capacity increase

Beirut Airport has delivered enviable growth over the past 10 years, with no blips in its inexorable traffic increases. Marc Watkins investigates the Lebanese capital city airport’s most-important carriers and city pairs.

Cardiff Airport defeats all contenders to win Part II of Arch of Triumph public vote

Cardiff Airport defeats all contenders to win Part II of Arch of Triumph public vote

Hundreds of votes were made to decide which airport produced the best Arch of Triumph to herald the second week of new route launches of S18 ‒ with Cardiff Airport’s firefighters claiming this highly-prized accolade. With the public votes now over until the start of W18/19, the four anna.aero judges return to undertake their day […]

Airbus and Boeing's productivity rate dropped 13% in February; Ryanair takes hold of eight 737-800s as Qatar Airways gets first-ever A350-1000

Airbus and Boeing’s productivity rate dropped 13% in February; Ryanair takes hold of eight 737-800s as Qatar Airways gets first-ever A350-1000

Airbus and Boeing in February handed over 87 units between them in February, down from a total of 100 aircraft in the same month of 2017. While the result is not great, historic moments did occur in month two of this year, with Qatar Airways getting its first A350-100 and Ryanair picking up eight 737-800s. 


Qatar Airways adds fifth Turkish gateway

Qatar Airways adds fifth Turkish gateway

Qatar Airways adds Hatay to its Turkish network, a route it will operate three times weekly. 

Bratislava Airport beats opposition to win Part I of Arch of Triumph public vote; now it's S18 launches – Part II

Bratislava Airport beats opposition to win Part I of Arch of Triumph public vote; now it’s S18 launches – Part II

Over 1,100 votes were cast to determine who the aviation world thinks crafted the best Arch of Triumph to mark the start of S18 ‒ with Bratislava Airport’s firefighters emerging as the victors. Europe’s fire stations still reign supreme, as the Slovakian airport becomes the region’s 16th straight winner in the public votes where the […]

Qatar Airways goes Greek with Thessaloniki link

Qatar Airways goes Greek with Thessaloniki link

Qatar Airways adds second service to Greece, joining existing Athens operation.


Wide-body aircraft on short- and medium-haul routes; Japan is leading market in 2018, ANA and JAL top airline rankings

Wide-body aircraft on short- and medium-haul routes; Japan is leading market in 2018, ANA and JAL top airline rankings

Wide-body aircraft are typically linked with long-haul services. In recent years this has included new low-cost routes, but some carriers choose to deploy twin-aisle types on shorter sectors. Nick Preston reveals the leading airlines, airports and country markets for short- and medium-haul wide-body flights in S18.

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.

Turkish market grows 11% in 2017, bouncing above the records of 2015; Istanbul accounts for 50% of traffic; Antalya leads net passenger growth

Turkish market grows 11% in 2017, bouncing above the records of 2015; Istanbul accounts for 50% of traffic; Antalya leads net passenger growth

With Turkey set to open one of the world’s biggest airports this year, it is certainly an exciting time for Turkish aviation. Given the setbacks encountered in 2016, the nation has bounced back in abundance. Jonathan Ford explores in more depth the recent developments of the Turkish market.