Articles Tagged ‘VNO’

Ryanair going after Wizz Air; four newest bases in Bucharest, Vilnius, Sofia and Prague; Poland remains biggest overlapping market

Ryanair going after Wizz Air; four newest bases in Bucharest, Vilnius, Sofia and Prague; Poland remains biggest overlapping market

Coincidence? Ryanair’s four most recent base announcements are all airports at which Wizz Air also has a base. We examine in more detail the growing competition between the two ULCCs across Central and Eastern Europe.

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.

Ryanair commences 41 new routes

Ryanair commences 41 new routes

Ryanair launches 41 new routes across its network – Belfast International, Newquay and Palanga added to route map.


Baltic region will soon welcome airBaltic’s new Bombardier CS300 aircraft; Nordica is new name for Estonia’s newest carrier

Baltic region will soon welcome airBaltic’s new Bombardier CS300 aircraft; Nordica is new name for Estonia’s newest carrier

The airports of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania combined handled around 11.5 million passengers in 2015. We reveal their growth since 1999 and which are the leading airlines and country markets, plus what’s coming in 2016.

Ryanair makes Vilnius its second Lithuanian base; Prague and Sofia strong contenders to be next hubs

Ryanair makes Vilnius its second Lithuanian base; Prague and Sofia strong contenders to be next hubs

On 15 March Ryanair announced that from 30 October it will base two aircraft at Vilnius and open new routes to Berlin Schönefeld and Malta. The news means that Vilnius is the carrier’s #82 base. David O’Brien, CCO of Ryanair, tells anna.aero that the Lithuanian Government understands the needs of its passengers, and where the […]

anna.aero 2016 tour continues: CONNECT in Vilnius

anna.aero 2016 tour continues: CONNECT in Vilnius

Another week, another route development conference. The anna.aero team is continuing to clock-up the air miles again this week as Europe’s network planning glitterati venture into Vilnius for the 13th CONNECT forum. While we were there, we printed our Show Daily magazines full of all the show news.


Wizz Air is #1 in Vilnius as network reaches 23 destinations; Ryanair set to compete on London Luton route, Vueling on Barcelona route

Wizz Air is #1 in Vilnius as network reaches 23 destinations; Ryanair set to compete on London Luton route, Vueling on Barcelona route

Wizz Air opened its Lithuanian base in April 2011 and has dropped just four of the 27 routes started since then. We look at how the network has grown, which are the busiest routes and what competition the ULCC faces in Vilnius.

Norway traffic down 0.5 million; Oslo Gardermoen commands 47% of passengers as Ryanair is granted slots at country’s biggest airport

Norway traffic down 0.5 million; Oslo Gardermoen commands 47% of passengers as Ryanair is granted slots at country’s biggest airport

It was recently revealed by various sources that Ryanair had been granted four daily slots at Oslo Gardermoen for a thrice-daily service to London Stansted and a daily operation to Vilnius. Norway’s largest airport recorded a rise in traffic over the past 12 months of 1.6%, one of only a few airports in the nation to report […]

CONNECT 2016 Vilnius – 50 airlines and 150 airports registered

CONNECT 2016 Vilnius – 50 airlines and 150 airports registered

Taking place in the Lithuanian capital between 13 and 15 March, CONNECT 2016 is expected to attract over 50 airlines and 150 airports. As always, anna.aero will be there to produce its world famous conference magazines, and Chief Analyst Ralph Anker will also be leading a series of panel discussions, as well as giving his expertise overview […]


Dallas/Fort Worth and Cairns airports celebrate their anna.aero awards

Dallas/Fort Worth and Cairns airports celebrate their anna.aero awards

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, KLM announces that it is to increase frequency to Leeds Bradford Airport for S16, while American Airlines and Birmingham Airport hand out their own awards. More news also from Berlin, Brussels, Budapest, Hamburg and Vilnius.

30 Second Interview - Jūratė Baltrušaitytė, CCO of Lithuanian Airports

30 Second Interview – Jūratė Baltrušaitytė, CCO of Lithuanian Airports

On a recent visit to Vilnius, anna.aero’s Assistant Editor, Jonathan Ford caught up with Jūratė Baltrušaitytė, CCO of Lithuanian Airports, to discuss how aviation has changed recently within the country, and how its developing a strategy to evenly spread capacity across its three commercial airports in Vilnius, Kaunas and Palanga which is on the country’s coast […]

Denmark becomes the first Scandinavian market to see regular A380 services as Emirates upgrades capacity on its Copenhagen route

Denmark becomes the first Scandinavian market to see regular A380 services as Emirates upgrades capacity on its Copenhagen route

Emirates launched its first two-class A380 operation to Copenhagen on 1 December from its Dubai hub, replacing current 777-300 services. Nonetheless it is not just Emirates that is expanding capacity from Denmark, as British Airways gets poised to welcome its second Danish destination from London Heathrow in May. anna.aero takes a look to see how […]