Articles Tagged ‘Virgin Atlantic Airways’

NEO future for Kuwait Airways

NEO future for Kuwait Airways

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Kuwait Airways receives its first A320neo, Ponta Delgada Airport celebrates 50 years, Mesa makes it Mitsubishi with a MOU for 100 SpaceJets, Turkish Airlines launches 787 Dreamliner services to Heathrow and Virgin Atlantic announces a codeshare agreement with GOL and SriLankan Airlines celebrates 40 years.

Cornwall Airport Newquay to London Heathrow and beyond – Flybe gives Cornwall global access

Cornwall Airport Newquay to London Heathrow and beyond – Flybe gives Cornwall global access

On 31 March Flybe launched a four times daily service between Cornwall Airport Newquay and London Heathrow, with it opening up Cornwall to the world by initiating flights to Europe’s biggest hub. To celebrate the new route, a special event ceremony was held at London Heathrow, with anna.aero in attendance.

Turkish Airlines overtakes Lufthansa to become Europe's leading flag carrier; Gibraltar fastest-growing country market in Q2 2019

Turkish Airlines overtakes Lufthansa to become Europe’s leading flag carrier; Gibraltar fastest-growing country market in Q2 2019

With S19 starting this weekend, anna.aero has looked at Europe’s fastest-growing airlines and country markets during Q2 2019 to see who the big winners are. The main story is that Turkish Airlines has overtaken Lufthansa to become the continent’s leading flag carrier, with it now the third largest airline after Ryanair and easyJet.


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.

The race to find the 'Fastest Airline in the World' returns to Budapest!

The race to find the ‘Fastest Airline in the World’ returns to Budapest!

Budapest Airport and anna.aero will be hosting the seventh annual air transport industry’s 10km charity race on Saturday 31 August 2019 on the Hungarian airport’s 13R-31L runway. GET INVOLVED!

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?


Aer Lingus is crowned ‘The Fastest Airline in the World’ at the Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run 6.0

Aer Lingus is crowned ‘The Fastest Airline in the World’ at the Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run 6.0

Aer Lingus has regained the title of being the world’s fastest airline at this year’s Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run, having last won the award two years ago. See which other winners were announced on the day and check out the pictures from this year’s record-breaking event.

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 […]

FTE Global Awards 2018 shortlists announced – 16 airlines and airports make the cut

FTE Global Awards 2018 shortlists announced – 16 airlines and airports make the cut

The shortlists for the Future Travel Experience Global Awards 2018 (sponsored by Airport Lounge Development) have been revealed and include a total of 16 airlines and airports from around the world. Future Travel Experience Global 2018, will take place from 10-12 September, in Las Vegas.


Transatlantic treks between Europe and the Americas; US majors lead the way in S18, London Heathrow tops airport table

Transatlantic treks between Europe and the Americas; US majors lead the way in S18, London Heathrow tops airport table

Transatlantic traffic between Europe and the Americas is on the up, with available capacity increasing by 5.9% for a typical peak week in S18, compared to last year. Nick Preston takes a look capacity trends in this important market, including the leading airlines, airports and routes.

Lagos Airport set for growth in 2018 thanks to 7.4% rise in annual capacity; comes on the back of traffic falling below seven million

Lagos Airport set for growth in 2018 thanks to 7.4% rise in annual capacity; comes on the back of traffic falling below seven million

Lagos Airport is the leading gateway to Nigeria, with it handling over six million passengers in 2016 and 2017. However, Lagos looks set to see a resurgence this summer, having witnessed cuts for three consecutive years. Jonathan Ford informs on the recent history of one of Africa’s busiest airports. 

Virgin Atlantic Airways adds another Caribbean connection

Virgin Atlantic Airways adds another Caribbean connection

Virgin Atlantic Airways starts flights between London Heathrow and Barbados.