Take-offs & Landings

Avianova, bmibaby, Delta, Ryanair, US Airways, Virgin Blue lead field of competitive new route announcements

Avianova, bmibaby, Delta, Ryanair, US Airways, Virgin Blue lead field of competitive new route announcements

This week’s new route annoucements included bmibaby going back to Germany, Delta entering the busiest US route, Ryanair giving Ciudad Real its first international route and US Airways heading both north and south of the border.

Emirates off to Senegal; Ryanair makes Malta 41st base; American tees off to Augusta; AnadoluJet adds two more routes from its Ankara base

Emirates off to Senegal; Ryanair makes Malta 41st base; American tees off to Augusta; AnadoluJet adds two more routes from its Ankara base

Emirates is adding Dakar in Senegal to its growing African network while Ryanair is creating its 41st base in Malta with just one aircraft. American is adding two new routes from DFW while AnadoluJet adds two from Ankara.

Ryanair finally embraces Greece; Allegiant moves in on Myrtle Beach; Flydubai adds two new routes; Tel Aviv attracts new airlines; airBaltic finds Finland fertile

Ryanair finally embraces Greece; Allegiant moves in on Myrtle Beach; Flydubai adds two new routes; Tel Aviv attracts new airlines; airBaltic finds Finland fertile

Finally, Ryanair is starting to serve Stelios’ home market but with initially just 12 weekly flights. Allegiant is developing Myrtle Beach as a new focus city and airBaltic sees growth opportunities in Finland. And which carriers are adding Tel Aviv to their summer networks?


OpenSkies heads for Washington, Norwegian for Helsinki, Jet Airways for Johannesburg and easyJet for Pristina; Frontier beats Ryanair for new route announcements

OpenSkies heads for Washington, Norwegian for Helsinki, Jet Airways for Johannesburg and easyJet for Pristina; Frontier beats Ryanair for new route announcements

A fascinating batch of new route announcements this week ranging from new inter-continental services from Jet Airways and OpenSkies to niche UK domestic routes using Jetstream 31s. But which new route has riled Flybe and is airBaltic off to Iran or not?

Delta targets US Airways at LaGuardia; Oman offers more Pakistan; CPH has ‘six’ appeal for Cimber; Alitalia swings axe at Malpensa; Ryanair/Wizz Air grow in CEE

Delta targets US Airways at LaGuardia; Oman offers more Pakistan; CPH has ‘six’ appeal for Cimber; Alitalia swings axe at Malpensa; Ryanair/Wizz Air grow in CEE

More analysis of the latest route development announcements; this week from Europe, the Middle East and North America. Also featuring some analysis of Ryanair’s new base at Kaunas, Wizz Air’s new Serbian and Romanian routes and a swopping of LCCs at Friedrichshafen.

AirAsia expands in India; Hannover base #6 for Germanwings…and other good (and not so good) announcements…

AirAsia expands in India; Hannover base #6 for Germanwings…and other good (and not so good) announcements…Our new regular feature looking at the week’s most interesting route-related news plus exclusive anna.aero analysis. Some carriers are adding routes, some are cutting back. Who’s doing what?