Take-offs & Landings

Emirates to become #1 in Milan-New York market; Non-European airline North American routes down 50%

Emirates to become #1 in Milan-New York market; Non-European airline North American routes down 50%

Emirates has been given approval to fly from Milan Malpensa to New York JFK, extending one of its three daily services to the US. anna.aero investigates the impact the MEB3 will have in this market.

Malindo Air prepares for launch from Kuala Lumpur

Malindo Air prepares for launch from Kuala Lumpur

If Malaysia’s AirAsia can operate a joint venture in Indonesia, then Indonesia’s Lion Air can operate a joint venture in Malaysia. Malindo Air has announced its first two routes and will operate at a service level between AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines with 737-900ERs.

Bahrain Air closes after 5 years; served 27 destinations in 15 countries; attacks govt. for protecting Gulf Air

Bahrain Air closes after 5 years; served 27 destinations in 15 countries; attacks govt. for protecting Gulf Air

Five years after its launch, Bahrain Air sees itself forced to close down shop. The airline, which flew to over 20 destinations in its brief history, heavily competing against Gulf Air, now blames the government for partiality.


Batavia Air ceases operations; Indonesia’s domestic capacity down by 7%

Batavia Air ceases operations; Indonesia’s domestic capacity down by 7%

Following a failed attempt at partnership with AirAsia in 2012, Batavia Air ceased operations last week. As anna.aero discovers, a jinxed aircraft might have been involved.

Air France’s HOP! leaves CityJet without a leg to stand on

Air France’s HOP! leaves CityJet without a leg to stand on

From S’13, HOP! will operate 530 daily flights to 136 destinations across 15 countries for parent Air France.

We said they would!!! Ryanair’s Moroccan bases confirmed

We said they would!!! Ryanair’s Moroccan bases confirmed

Bases 56 and 57 for Ryanair are confirmed at Marrakech and Fez, with two and one aircraft respectively.


anna.aero Turkish Airlines route prediction: One down, 30 to go... services to Constanta to launch in June

anna.aero Turkish Airlines route prediction: One down, 30 to go… services to Constanta to launch in June

Told you so!! Earlier in the week Turkish Airlines announced Constantinople to Constanta, one of the routes on the new route hit list anna.aero revealed in December.

Jet2.com plans two-aircraft summer base in Alicante

Jet2.com plans two-aircraft summer base in Alicante

Following in the footsteps of the likes easyJet, Ryanair, and Vueling, Jet2.com plans to become the next pan-European airline from May with the launch of based operations at the Spanish Costa Blanca airport.

Niki Lauda quits his airline to focus on F1 again; NIKI dumps Central European routes for Greece and Scandinavia

Niki Lauda quits his airline to focus on F1 again; NIKI dumps Central European routes for Greece and Scandinavia

A decade after its launch, Austrian NIKI sees its founder – Niki Lauda, the three-time Formula 1 World Champion – leave the company to chair the Mercedes Formula 1 team.


Air Canada rouge launches all-leisure, long-haul services to Athens, Edinburgh, Venice

Air Canada rouge launches all-leisure, long-haul services to Athens, Edinburgh, Venice

Hands up airport business development managers if Air Canada’s network planners have told you in the past that without a first-class market they won’t fly long-haul into your airport? Well that problem has gone away this week following the launch of its all-leisure, discount carrier “rouge.”

Kraków Airport becomes Ryanair’s 53rd base; four new destinations launched with two based aircraft

Kraków Airport becomes Ryanair’s 53rd base; four new destinations launched with two based aircraft

Less than 24 hours after announcing the airline’s 52nd base in Eindhoven, and its second in the Netherlands, Michael Cawley hopped onto the Ryanair corporate jet — one of its 737-800s — and announces today that Kraków will become base #53. anna.aero investigates the impact on the Polish airport’s operations.

Air New Zealand drops London route via Hong Kong as market shrinks

Air New Zealand drops London route via Hong Kong as market shrinks

Air New Zealand has decided to drop one of its two routes to London, now only operating via Los Angeles. But how has the London – Hong Kong market developed since the airline launched the route? And why isn’t oneworld member Cathay Pacific such an odd partner for the Star Alliance member after all?