Take-offs & Landings

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.


Ryanair announces Milan Malpensa as base 73 (with four routes), and first service to Amsterdam (from Dublin)

Ryanair announces Milan Malpensa as base 73 (with four routes), and first service to Amsterdam (from Dublin)

Look out easyJet! Ryanair has announced a base at Milan Malpensa and its first flights to Amsterdam. We look at what competition it will face and how Milan’s airports have developed since the turn of the century.

British Airways to start flights to San Jose – not New Orleans

British Airways to start flights to San Jose – not New Orleans

Do you know the way to San Jose? This cabbie did and so will BA next summer when it plans to launch daily services to the Californian city. We thought New Orleans would have been the next US destination for the oneworld carrier, but the Silicon Valley airport was on our radar too.

El Al to return to Miami and Chicago following 787 order

El Al to return to Miami and Chicago following 787 order

El Al recently ordered enough 787-8s and 9s to replace its entire long-haul fleet and then some. Our data elves believe this deal will see the carrier return to the two previously served routes of Miami and Chicago. Other long-haul destinations in the US and Asia could also be on the cards – find out here.