Take-offs & Landings
The numbers behind BA, Air France and KLM’s Iran pull-out
It was announced on 23 August that British Airways would join Air France and KLM in stopping its services to Tehran’s Imam Khomeini International Airport. Jonathan Ford looks at the numbers behind the carriers’ route performance to see how they were performing leading up to this announcement.
American Airlines’ transatlantic capacity to grow in S19 as result of network restructure
American Airlines has confirmed that it will add nine new routes to its transatlantic network for S19, however it will also close six existing services. Jonathan Ford highlights the impact of the carrier’s network restructure on its capacity, plus looks into the demand potential of the new destinations it will serve.
anna.aero joins Widerøe and Liverpool Airport to celebrate airline’s first flight from Bergen; first-ever scheduled E190-E2 service to the UK
On 10 August Widerøe inaugurated a twice-weekly service between Bergen and Liverpool, becoming the UK airport’s seventh commercial carrier. See how the day’s events unfolded as anna.aero’s Assistant Editor Jonathan Ford joined the airline and airport to celebrate the first flight from Norway.
Air Tanzania gets 787-8 – but where will it fly it? Mumbai, London and Guangzhou best options
Air Tanzania reached a significant milestone earlier this month, when VIPs, staff and crew alike greeted the African airline’s first wide-body to its fleet – ushering in a new chapter in its development. Marc Watkins investigates the carrier’s existing network and its long-haul route plans for the future.
Wizz Air announces second based A320 for Chisinau and five new routes; Air Moldova’s operation to remain over twice as big
Wizz Air confirmed on 5 July that it will base a second A320 in Chisinau and open routes to Brussels Charleroi, Copenhagen, Dortmund, Paris Beauvais and Memmingen. Jonathan Ford shows how the ULCC has developed from Chisinau in recent years and how its growth impacts Air Moldova’s market share.
LEVEL’s Austrian advance; set to become Vienna’s #3 largest carrier
LEVEL announces its intention to start 14 routes from Vienna Airport – with six to start later this month. Marc Watkins takes a look at the airline rankings at the Austrian capital city airport and the competition on the routes it has announced so far.
SunExpress seeks out London Luton launch
SunExpress commenced its expansion at London Luton this week, as the airline added four new services to its existing operation to Izmir. anna.aero’s Editor Marc Watkins went to visit the London airport to be part of the celebrations.
WOW air confirms India flights; targeting North American passengers with Toronto and San Francisco to be popular
On 15 May WOW air confirmed that from December it will begin non-stop flights between Iceland and India. Initially flown three times weekly, the service to Delhi will grow to five times weekly in 2019. Jonathan Ford analyses the new service and highlights what will be the top connection points via Reykjavik/Keflavik.
London Southend welcomes the launch of daily flights by Air Malta; anna.aero joins the airport and airline to celebrate the start of services
On 4 May Air Malta began the first of three new year-round direct routes to London Southend, with a service from its home base, followed by the launch of flights from Cagliari on 6 May and from Catania on 7 May. anna.aero’s Chief Analyst Nick Preston joined the airport and airline on 8 May to celebrate the new routes.
Start spreading the news, Eurowings is leaving today…anna.aero joins carrier as it begins service to New York, New York
On 27 April, Eurowings held an event to toast its inaugural service to New York JFK which took flight the following day, a route it will operate six times weekly. anna.aero’s Jonathan Ford travelled to Düsseldorf to enjoy the festivities, with the event also highlighting its new routes to Miami and Southwest Florida as well.
Ryanair opens its 87th base at Bourgas Airport – anna.aero joins Fraport Bulgaria for the inauguration
On 27 March anna.aero’s Assistant Editor Jonathan Ford joined the team at Fraport Bulgaria to celebrate the opening of Ryanair’s new base at Bourgas Airport. The carrier has stationed one 737-800 at the airport which has allowed it to open 11 new routes. Take a closer look at the day’s celebrations.
Qantas Perth–London Heathrow service wins anna.aero’s “Platinum Planet Prize” for first “non-stop-non-hop” kangaroo route
VIP passengers, including the Prime Minister of Western Australia Mark McGowan, and the Australian Tourism Minister, Steven Ciobo, joined Joyce and Qantas crew to accept the anna.aero prize on arrival at Heathrow Terminal 3.