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Articles Tagged ‘Thomas Cook Airlines’

Cypriot passenger numbers up 7.6% for first part of 2019; 10.94 million handled in 2018; Larnaca hits eight million barrier

Cypriot passenger numbers up 7.6% for first part of 2019; 10.94 million handled in 2018; Larnaca hits eight million barrier

Larnaca and Paphos airports handled 10.94 million passengers in 2018, with this having grown from a total of 7.0 million in 2010. Jonathan Ford looks at the recent developments occurring on the Mediterranean isle, including seasonality changes as it become a more year-round destination, plus its top markets.

World Routes host Guangzhou-Manchester is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with over 120,000 searches

World Routes host Guangzhou-Manchester is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with over 120,000 searches

In the last 12 months, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that over 120,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for services between World Routes host Guangzhou and Manchester ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? China Southern Airlines already flies to five European destinations non-stop from the Chinese city, but will Manchester […]

Hurghada traffic up 65% during Q1 2018, however market still down on 2015; 59% of international travellers flying on charter services

Hurghada traffic up 65% during Q1 2018, however market still down on 2015; 59% of international travellers flying on charter services

Hurghada is one of the leading airports in Egypt, particularly given its location close to the popular resorts that adorn the Red Sea coast. A market which has suffered in recent years, Jonathan Ford investigates the resurgence of the airport, and which markets are bouncing back the quickest.


Montego Bay traffic climbs 30% between 2010 and 2017; traffic for first five months of 2018 up 6.5%; Southwest Airlines expanding fast

Montego Bay traffic climbs 30% between 2010 and 2017; traffic for first five months of 2018 up 6.5%; Southwest Airlines expanding fast

Montego Bay is the largest of the two international airports in Jamaica, handling 4.28 million passengers in 2017, up by one million when compared to 2010. Jonathan Ford investigates the recent spike in traffic from the airport to see which airlines and airports are advancing at a greater rate than others.

UK – Italy market on the up-and-up; London Gatwick is largest airport, Ryanair is top airline

UK – Italy market on the up-and-up; London Gatwick is largest airport, Ryanair is top airline

There were 17.38 million two-way seats available between the UK and Italy in 2017, a 5.0% increase over the previous year. The Anglo-Italian market has now enjoyed four consecutive years of capacity growth. Nick Preston takes a look at recent trends in terms of its leading airlines, airports and routes.

2016 Arch of Triumph champions go to the top of the 2018 leaderboard

2016 Arch of Triumph champions go to the top of the 2018 leaderboard

13 airports do battle for Week 21 Arch of Triumph glory, with entries from Europe, plus North and South America. With an average score of 30.2 out of 40, it has certainly been a week of high-standard FTWAs. However, a past champion has clinched pole position for its sublime efforts in welcoming yet another transatlantic service. […]


Thomas Cook Airlines sets off for Seattle

Thomas Cook Airlines sets off for Seattle

Thomas Cook Airlines starts flights between Manchester and Seattle – launches four routes to Europe too.

Thomas Cook Airlines discovers 18 new city pairs from UK

Thomas Cook Airlines discovers 18 new city pairs from UK

Thomas Cook Airlines begins four new routes from Manchester and three from Bristol, plus 11 others.

30-Second Interview – Ulrich Heppe, CEO of Fraport Bulgaria

30-Second Interview – Ulrich Heppe, CEO of Fraport Bulgaria

anna.aero’s Assistant Editor, Jonathan Ford, recently travelled to Varna to meet with Fraport Bulgaria’s CEO, Ulrich Heppe, to learn about seasonality challenges, plus how the company is trying to attract more year-round services at both Varna and Bourgas airports. Ford also managed to get a few moments to chat with Dimitar Bikov, Head of Aviation […]


easyJet's biggest base London Gatwick analysed; AMS #1 route and Spain remains biggest market

easyJet’s biggest base London Gatwick analysed; AMS #1 route and Spain remains biggest market

With nearly 230,000 seats during its peak weeks, London Gatwick is easyJet’s biggest base – more than double the size of the LCC’s next largest hubs at Milan Malpensa, London Luton and Geneva. Marc Watkins gets under the skin of this +100-destination operation to reveal the bones of its recent growth, its typical daily flight […]

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. 

Thomas Cook Group carriers grow seat capacity 11% in two years as US market more than doubles; Birmingham biggest base without long-haul

Thomas Cook Group carriers grow seat capacity 11% in two years as US market more than doubles; Birmingham biggest base without long-haul

The Thomas Cook Group operated just under 19.93 million seats in 2017, up 11% from its offering in 2015. With long-haul growth high on the agenda, will the carrier expand this strategy to more of its bases? Jonathan Ford looks to see where the airline has focused its capacity, and where it’s expanding in 2018.