Take-offs & Landings

anna.aero helps welcome Emirates to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen

anna.aero helps welcome Emirates to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen

anna.aero’s Assistant Editor, Jonathan Ford, was warmly invited by Emirates and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport to help welcome the arrival of the carrier’s inaugural service from Dubai on 15 December, a route which has been in the pipeline for five years. Take a closer look to see how the evening’s events unfolded, and find out why the route is so important for the airport and indeed Istanbul.

anna.aero helps welcome Air China’s third route to Paris CDG

anna.aero helps welcome Air China’s third route to Paris CDG

anna.aero’s Assistant Editor, Jonathan Ford, was invited by Aéroports de Paris to help welcome the arrival of Air China’s inaugural service from Chengdu, the host city for World Routes 2016. Take a closer look to see how the celebrations unfolded and to also witness the culinary cake perfection that was made and presented by Michelin Star chef, Guy Martin.

Iasi becomes Wizz Air’s Romanian base #6; new routes to Bologna, Catania, Larnaca, Rome Ciampino and Tel Aviv

Iasi becomes Wizz Air’s Romanian base #6; new routes to Bologna, Catania, Larnaca, Rome Ciampino and Tel Aviv

One year after starting twice-weekly flights from Iasi to Venice Treviso, Wizz Air has announced it will be opening its sixth Romanian base (#23 overall) at the primary international gateway for the north-eastern part of Romania, with the addition of five new routes. The Hungarian ULCC will operate a total of 21 weekly flights to eight destinations in four countries from Iasi. Read anna.aero’s investigation here.


Transavia to open Munich base next March with four 737-800s; Lufthansa to compete on 14 of 16 new routes planned

Transavia to open Munich base next March with four 737-800s; Lufthansa to compete on 14 of 16 new routes planned

Sure, you’ve heard the news that Transavia is opening a Munich base next March. But who will it be competing against, what will its start-up frequencies be, and what will the initial flying programme look like? anna.aero tells you the important stuff and doesn’t just recycle the press release.

Med-View Airline becomes latest entrant in Nigeria to Europe market; annual growth of 8% includes new Turkish Airlines service to Abuja

Med-View Airline becomes latest entrant in Nigeria to Europe market; annual growth of 8% includes new Turkish Airlines service to Abuja

Last week the Nigeria to Europe market welcomed a new entrant, as Med-View Airline began a four times weekly service from Lagos to London Gatwick on 20 November. We take a look at the market dynamics over the last 12 months, as well as recent travel habits between Africa and Europe.

Estonian Air network now (mostly) flown by Nordic Aviation Group using Adria Airways AOC; SAS and airBaltic sense opportunities

Estonian Air network now (mostly) flown by Nordic Aviation Group using Adria Airways AOC; SAS and airBaltic sense opportunities

Estonian Air accounted for around one-third of scheduled seat capacity at Tallinn Airport in 2014. We look at which carriers have taken up which routes and which airlines are helping to create a new national airline.


InterSky grounding sees end of 10 routes between Austrian, German and Swiss airports

InterSky grounding sees end of 10 routes between Austrian, German and Swiss airports

InterSky has ceased operations. We look at where the airline flew during the summer months and the airline’s planned schedule for this winter. A total of 10 routes within Austria, Germany and Switzerland are now up for grabs.

anna.aero helps welcome All Nippon Airways to Brussels

anna.aero helps welcome All Nippon Airways to Brussels

anna.aero’s Assistant Editor, Jonathan Ford, was invited by Brussels Airport to help welcome the arrival of All Nippon Airways’ inaugural service from Tokyo Narita. Take a closer look to see how the celebrations unfolded and also to see what it’s like to carry out an evening runway inspection of Brussels Airport’s Runway 25R-07L.

Ryanair to make Corfu Airport its fourth Greek base from April 2016

Ryanair to make Corfu Airport its fourth Greek base from April 2016

Ryanair will open its 75th base next summer, at Corfu Airport in Greece. We look at the history of the airline’s operations at the airport including which routes it has dropped. Plus a look at the airport’s extreme seasonality profile.


Ryanair plans German invasion – says Kenny Jacobs; Munich is a must

Ryanair plans German invasion – says Kenny Jacobs; Munich is a must

Be afraid. Be very afraid. Especially if you’re Lufthansa or airberlin, as Ryanair is planning to grow its market share in Germany from the 5% it has today, up to 15-20% by 2020. Gulp. anna.aero was on hand at last week’s press conference in Cologne’s Hilton hotel to get the latest details on the ULCC’s invasion plans.

Norwegian to launch transatlantic 737 flights from Cork

Norwegian to launch transatlantic 737 flights from Cork

Using Ireland’s geographical proximity to the US’ Eastern Seaboard, Norwegian is set to launch flights from Cork to Boston in May 2016, as well as to New York in 2017. Barcelona flights to start next year as well. anna.aero nuzzles into how Norwegian’s plans will impact Ireland-US traffic.

anna.aero helps welcome Ryanair to Castellon

anna.aero helps welcome Ryanair to Castellon

anna.aero’s Assistant Editor, Jonathan Ford, was invited by Castellon Airport to help welcome the arrival of Ryanair’s inaugural service from London Stansted. Not only was he invited to celebrate the launch, but was also lucky enough to be on the inaugural flight. Take a closer look to see how the day’s events unfolded, and what travel expert Simon Calder thinks about the route openings on offer to UK passengers.