LCC capacity in Europe set for half a billion seats in 2018; nine nations already at 50% market share; European share forecast for 50% in 2027

LCC capacity in Europe set for half a billion seats in 2018; nine nations already at 50% market share; European share forecast for 50% in 2027

European low-cost seats are forecast to cross the half a billion barrier in 2018. Jonathan Ford takes a deeper look into the development of the model across Europe, including its market share of all seats, and which country markets have seen the greatest stimulation over the past decade.

Budapest Airport traffic up 15% during H1 2018; on course for 15 million passengers this year; data shows it's time for more long-haul

Budapest Airport traffic up 15% during H1 2018; on course for 15 million passengers this year; data shows it’s time for more long-haul

Budapest Airport has encountered phenomenal growth in recent years, with annual traffic growing 54% between 2013 and 2017. Jonathan Ford investigates the developments of the Hungarian capital airport in recent years, which new carriers have joined the airport’s roll call, and where the airport ranks in Europe.

EVA Air eases past 12 million passenger mark in 2017, Hong Kong tops route table, Japan is leading country market

EVA Air eases past 12 million passenger mark in 2017, Hong Kong tops route table, Japan is leading country market

EVA Air welcomed 12.13 million passengers across its network in 2017, representing a healthy 7.9% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston looks at how the Taiwanese carrier’s network has developed in recent years and identifies its leading airports, routes and country markets.

Air Tanzania gets 787-8 – but where will it fly it? Mumbai, London and Guangzhou best options

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.


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JetBlue Airways grows Orlando passenger numbers 69% from 2008 to 2017; 31-destination network; weekly departures down 4.4% in S18

JetBlue Airways grows Orlando passenger numbers 69% from 2008 to 2017; 31-destination network; weekly departures down 4.4% in S18

JetBlue Airways flew 5.49 million revenue passengers from Orlando in 2017, up from 3.26 million back in 2008. Jonathan Ford looks at how the airline has grown its network from the Floridian city in recent years, which markets are the most popular, and how the airline is losing market share despite growing.

Airbus, Qatar Airways and Mercedes back this year’s Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run

Airbus, Qatar Airways and Mercedes back this year’s Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run

Airbus, Qatar Airways and Mercedes wholeheartedly support the Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run as record numbers register for the aviation community’s premier charity-sportive event. Come and join the fun on 1 September and help support amazing charity causes. 


Alitalia's biggest base Rome Fiumicino analysed; capacity set to grow 6.3%; Brazil market growing fast

Alitalia’s biggest base Rome Fiumicino analysed; capacity set to grow 6.3%; Brazil market growing fast

Rome Fiumicino Airport has long been established as Alitalia’s biggest base, with over 240,000 one-way weekly seats – more than double the size of the flag carrier’s next largest operation at Milan Linate. Marc Watkins analyses this 80-destination hub to reveal the areas of its recent growth, as well as its biggest routes and country markets.

German airport lifts nation's spirits after poor World Cup with Arch of Triumph win

German airport lifts nation’s spirits after poor World Cup with Arch of Triumph win

With France claiming Germany’s crown as football World Cup champions on Sunday, the nation craved something to lift its collective spirits. Step-up some German airport firefighters to restore some well-needed national pride.

Ghana growth curbed by cutbacks in 2017; Africa World Airlines is leading carrier; Lagos top destination

Ghana growth curbed by cutbacks in 2017; Africa World Airlines is leading carrier; Lagos top destination

There were 4.53 million two-way seats available on flights serving Ghana in 2017, 4.0% down on the previous year. Despite this, the African nation has enjoyed a strong capacity growth spurt over the past 10 years. Nick Preston looks at Ghana’s capacity trends, and its leading airlines, airports and routes.

Dhaka Airport reaps the benefits of thriving South East Asian market as Chittagong tops route table

Dhaka Airport reaps the benefits of thriving South East Asian market as Chittagong tops route table

Dhaka’s regional market goes from strength to strength with 48% year-on-year growth to Bangkok, while capacity to domestic leader Chittagong increases to 817,957 seats. James Davis examines the airlines and routes driving this impressive expansion, whilst reviewing external socio-economic trends which will determine the future for this up-and-coming hub.


London Luton celebrates its 80th birthday

London Luton celebrates its 80th birthday

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Adria Airways announces it will open a base in Paderborn, Embraer’s E190-E2 lands at London City for the first time, and Sabena Aerospace and Brussels Charleroi announce a new partnership.

Passengers on the up 'Down Under'; Australian scheduled traffic grows 3.1% in 2017, international increase outpacing domestic demand

Passengers on the up ‘Down Under’; Australian scheduled traffic grows 3.1% in 2017, international increase outpacing domestic demand

Nearly 100 million scheduled travellers passed through Australia’s airports in 2017, a 3.1% increase on the previous year and 35% up on 2008 levels. Nick Preston examines the latest network trends from the land down under, including the leading airlines, airports and routes.

easyJet confirms 1,000th route, however airline is closing 32 airport pairs this winter; 28 destinations see capacity cuts

easyJet confirms 1,000th route, however airline is closing 32 airport pairs this winter; 28 destinations see capacity cuts

While easyJet is celebrating the announcement of its 1,000th route, anna.aero has decided to see which services have been cut to help free capacity for these new services. Jonathan Ford investigates which routes have been dropped and where the airline is reducing capacity this coming winter.

Unserved Route of the Week success rate continues to climb; over one in four routes featured are now served

Unserved Route of the Week success rate continues to climb; over one in four routes featured are now served

This is the third time that we have undertaken a review of the now 99 Unserved Route of the Week opportunities anna.aero has featured. With our success rate improving from 16% to 22% between the same articles last year, the hit rate has climbed again, to above one in four.