Articles Tagged ‘VNO’
While on a recent visit to Riga, anna.aero’s Jonathan Ford met with airBaltic’s VP of Corporate Communications, Janis Vanags, to discuss the carrier’s current and future strategies, especially in the light of the recent closures of Estonian Air last month, and Air Lituanica at the start of S15.
With an additional 200,000 extra seats a month more than its main ULCC rival in the east-west European market, Wizz Air has strengthened its lead as the number one airline in the trans-Europe battle by increasing seat capacity by nearly 19% year-on-year, while Ryanair settles for 16% growth.
Wizz Air begins services on eight new airport pairs – only one will face direct competition.
Wizz Air commences services on four routes that will not face competition – introduces Birmingham to its expanding network.
airBaltic commences seven new routes across Europe from its Riga and Vilnius bases – becomes the first airline to fly to Radom in Poland.
In 2014, over 3.8 million passengers passed through the three commercial airports of Lithuania, a record for the country, yet it also witnessed one of the slowest growth rates of recent years. anna.aero investigates why growth has slowed down in Lithuania, and looks to see how the airline network has changed over the past 12 […]
In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Batumi Airport receives anna.aero’s Cake of the Week award for Ural Airlines’ new route to Moscow Domodedovo, while United Airlines celebrates 20 years of flying from Manchester.
Ukraine International Airlines adds seven new routes from Lviv, Odessa and Kiev Boryspil – including its first service to Amman.
The latest victim of a dynamic and unstable airline industry is Air Lituanica, which has ceased operations on 22 May. The first beneficiary of the airline’s demise is airBaltic, which has taken over four of Air Lituanica’s 10 ex-routes. anna.aero evaluates Air Lituanica’s network before it shut down operations.
Air Lituanica now flies to Hamburg from Vilnius with thrice-weekly flights, using its E175s.
Wizz Air now links Riga to Liverpool, Lübeck and Stavanger, as well as Vilnius to Belfast International, Frankfurt Hahn and Malmö using its A320s.
In this week’s Network Planning Community News, HK Express celebrates the first anniversary of its operations to Seoul Incheon, while Air Europa launches its first 787-8 service between Madrid and Miami. More news from Brussels, Stuttgart, Groningen, Moscow Sheremetyevo, Milan Malpensa, Pristina, Birmingham–Shuttlesworth, Routes Europe and Wizz Air.