Articles Tagged ‘Virgin Atlantic Airways’

Atlanta traffic slumps for the first time since December 2014; Delta Air Lines carrying more traffic on own metal; welcomes first MEB3 carrier

Atlanta traffic slumps for the first time since December 2014; Delta Air Lines carrying more traffic on own metal; welcomes first MEB3 carrier

The world’s largest airport recorded a drop in traffic in August of 2.7%, the first time that passenger numbers have fallen in 19 months. We take a closer look at the airport’s recent traffic growth, the dominance of Delta Air Lines, recent network changes and what is still ahead for the mega-hub in 2016.

Turkish Airlines defies network cuts with new long-haul route plans; Latin America and Asia in focus for growth

Turkish Airlines defies network cuts with new long-haul route plans; Latin America and Asia in focus for growth

On 1 September Turkish Airlines launched services to Cluj-Napoca, a sector which started despite its W16/17 network cuts. The carrier’s CEO Temel Kotil says he is still planning for further long-haul network growth, so our data elves have taken a look at the competitive landscape on the four anticipated routes.

London to New York market stable at just over four million annual pax; over 30 flights per day from seven carriers with Heathrow-JFK #1 choice

London to New York market stable at just over four million annual pax; over 30 flights per day from seven carriers with Heathrow-JFK #1 choice

We trace almost 30 years of traffic development between the two great cities. Plus some analysis of upcoming fares offered by the seven airlines currently flying between London and New York. Some of the airline websites could do better.


Airbus and Boeing rack up the orders in Farnborough, however both are not performing to par in deliveries

Airbus and Boeing rack up the orders in Farnborough, however both are not performing to par in deliveries

Airbus and Boeing each had a successful year at the 2016 Farnborough Airshow last month, with both racking up the orders. However neither performed to the same level of July last year when it came to deliveries. Boeing extended its lead over Airbus in the 2016 delivery race to 93 units, while a total of […]

Delta Air Lines’ Seattle-Tacoma international traffic growing 22% year-on-year; next Delta/Virgin Atlantic Airways partnership destination

Delta Air Lines’ Seattle-Tacoma international traffic growing 22% year-on-year; next Delta/Virgin Atlantic Airways partnership destination

During the past year, Delta Air Lines has added eight routes from its Seattle-Tacoma hub, while also dropping one. Since its merger with Northwest Airlines was completed in 2010, the carrier has gone on to carry 5.8 million international passengers from the airport. anna.aero looks at the international traffic breakdown, and what are the airline’s […]

Virgin Atlantic Airways focussing ever more on US flights; many non-US routes dropped, as well as domestic Little Red operations

Virgin Atlantic Airways focussing ever more on US flights; many non-US routes dropped, as well as domestic Little Red operations

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic Airways is the second biggest carrier between the UK and US and with Delta Air Lines now heavily involved in the carrier more US route are planned. We look at the airline’s growth during the last 20 years and its biggest routes by ASKs this summer.


Airbus hands over more single-aisle units than Boeing in March; US manufacturer delivers 150% more wide-bodies

Airbus hands over more single-aisle units than Boeing in March; US manufacturer delivers 150% more wide-bodies

After delivering 71 aircraft in March, Boeing has opened up a strong lead over its European counterpart of 51 units for the first three months of 2016. The month was also a celebration for IndiGo, with the Indian LCC welcoming its first A320neo. Overall both manufacturers delivered a total of 128 units in March.

Reno-Tahoe Airport celebrates Cake of the Week title for Alaska Airlines’ new service

Reno-Tahoe Airport celebrates Cake of the Week title for Alaska Airlines’ new service

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Birmingham Airport welcomes the arrival of A380 services while Blue Air bases a second aircraft at Larnaca. More news from Wizz Air, Norwegian, Ryanair, Jet2.com, Emirates, Virgin Atlantic Airways and Austrian Airlines.

Cuba set for US airline expansion; Havana – Miami #1 required service; Sunwing Airlines overtakes Cubana to become #1 carrier

Cuba set for US airline expansion; Havana – Miami #1 required service; Sunwing Airlines overtakes Cubana to become #1 carrier

On 16 February the US and Cuba signed a deal which restored commercial air traffic rights between the two countries for the first time in five decades, which will allow dozens of new daily flights between the two nations. anna.aero takes a closer look at which routes airlines have applied for between the US and […]


UK-US market set to break 15-year-old record; Oakland, Salt Lake City and San Jose raise number of destinations served non-stop to 30

UK-US market set to break 15-year-old record; Oakland, Salt Lake City and San Jose raise number of destinations served non-stop to 30

The UK-US market peaked as long ago as 2000 but this year could set a new record. We look at historic traffic data, which carriers and destinations are growing fastest and what impact the value of the US Dollar may have on demand.

Airbus thumps Boeing in final delivery month of 2015; TAM Airlines becomes first A350 operator from the Americas

Airbus thumps Boeing in final delivery month of 2015; TAM Airlines becomes first A350 operator from the Americas

After delivering 79 units in the month of December, Airbus has closed the gap to Boeing by 26 units. The month was also a celebration for TAM Airlines, which became the fourth global operator of the A350. December has also witnessed the European manufacturer deliver three A350s to Finnair and Vietnam Airlines, however Boeing handed out […]

easyJet CEO becomes “Dame” Carolyn McCall; ex-Virgin Atlantic’s Barry Humphreys gets CBE

easyJet CEO becomes “Dame” Carolyn McCall; ex-Virgin Atlantic’s Barry Humphreys gets CBE

The CEO of easyJet has become Dame Carolyn McCall, while another friend of anna.aero, Dr Barry Humphreys, who retired last year as Chairman of the British Air Transport Association (BATA), receives a CBE.