International growth stalls in China; Japan deposes South Korea as #1 market as Hainan Airlines grows 50%; Guangzhou adds 700k seats

International growth stalls in China; Japan deposes South Korea as #1 market as Hainan Airlines grows 50%; Guangzhou adds 700k seats

After double-digit growth in each of the last three summers, international growth in China is set to slow dramatically this summer to less than 3%. Political issues with South Korea have taken their toll as we reveal the winners and losers by country, airline and Chinese airport.

UK-Spain market saw biggest growth in over 20 years in 2016; S17 seats up 11% as Jet2.com drives growth with Stansted and Birmingham bases

UK-Spain market saw biggest growth in over 20 years in 2016; S17 seats up 11% as Jet2.com drives growth with Stansted and Birmingham bases

The UK-Spain market grew by 16% in 2016 to over 41 million passengers. In 2010 the number had dipped below 30 million. We reveal the top 15 airports in each country and their growth in 2016. Plus a look at the leading airlines in S17 and how fast they are growing.

Bristol Airport celebrates the return of British Airways and four new European routes – anna.aero joins in on the celebrations

Bristol Airport celebrates the return of British Airways and four new European routes – anna.aero joins in on the celebrations

On 20 May British Airways returned to Bristol Airport after a 10-year absence with four new routes from Florence, Ibiza, Malaga and Palma de Mallorca. Take a closer look to see how the UK airport celebrated the return of the nation’s flag carrier.

El Al faces growing competition in Tel Aviv; JFK is biggest route and US busiest market with Miami route resuming in November

El Al faces growing competition in Tel Aviv; JFK is biggest route and US busiest market with Miami route resuming in November

Israel’s flag carrier El Al accounts for one third of traffic at the country’s main airport. We look at the growing competition in Tel Aviv, the airline’s recent network expansion and its fastest-growing country markets.


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Visit the Ryanair Network Store at The British-Irish Airports EXPO

Visit the Ryanair Network Store at The British-Irish Airports EXPO

Ryanair, which launched 200 routes in 2016, will be exhibiting a “Network Store” at the British-Irish Airports EXPO, 7-8 June at the Birmingham NEC. Airports can make network planning appointments free-of-charge.

Bilbao-Athens is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" ‒ over 110,000 searches; Vueling's next Basque boost??

Bilbao-Athens is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ over 110,000 searches; Vueling’s next Basque boost??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last 12 months over 110,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Bilbao and Athens ‒ but the route is unserved!? With some of the biggest carriers at either end of the city pair being domestic players-only, this is a Parthenon-sized opportunity for Vueling or Aegean Airlines.


Europe passes 100 entries in 2017 Arch of Triumph competition

Europe passes 100 entries in 2017 Arch of Triumph competition

Nine airports battle it out for this week’s Arch of Triumph trophy, including a coloured FTWA from one airport. Was it in honour of the inaugural airline or merely to the city’s football team? Also Europe passes the 100-mark in terms of the number of entries so far this year.

Barcelona Airport celebrates winning the anna.aero Route of the Week award for Air China's Shanghai service

Barcelona Airport celebrates winning the anna.aero Route of the Week award for Air China’s Shanghai service

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, WOW air announces that it is to begin flights to Tel Aviv from 12 September, while Bergen heralds the arrival of Loganair’s new route from Glasgow. More news also from Seville as it welcomes Ryanair’s latest route. 

tame shrinking in Ecuador as government looks for investors; 15 aircraft serve New York, Florida, Colombia, Peru and the Galapagos Islands

tame shrinking in Ecuador as government looks for investors; 15 aircraft serve New York, Florida, Colombia, Peru and the Galapagos Islands

The national carrier of Ecuador, tame, has been cutting capacity in recent years. Last year’s major earthquake in the country resulted in further cuts. We reveal its closest rivals in Ecuador, its current fleet and the top 12 routes by seats.

anna.aero joins Nuremberg Airport and bmi regional as both celebrate the start of the carrier's new connection from Birmingham

anna.aero joins Nuremberg Airport and bmi regional as both celebrate the start of the carrier’s new connection from Birmingham

On 11 May, anna.aero flew with bmi regional to Nuremberg to celebrate the start of the airline’s new six times weekly service from Birmingham, the carrier’s newest base. Take a closer look at the events of the flight celebration. 


Would Alitalia be missed in Italy? Only has 9% of international seats this summer; easyJet, Ryanair and Vueling could take up domestic slack

Would Alitalia be missed in Italy? Only has 9% of international seats this summer; easyJet, Ryanair and Vueling could take up domestic slack

Back in July 2007 we first did some analysis on the possible collapse of Alitalia. A lot has changed since then, but some things it seems haven’t. We look at the airline’s top domestic routes and competitors, its share of international traffic and which major airports are most (and least) vulnerable.

Join 160 air transport organisations supporting the Airbus-sponsored Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run

Join 160 air transport organisations supporting the Airbus-sponsored Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run

Register today and join the 160 organisations who have shown huge support in the charity fundraising efforts of the Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run, sponsored by Airbus.

Luxembourg-Budapest is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" ‒ nearly 35,000 searches; Luxair's next link after Alicante??

Luxembourg-Budapest is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” ‒ nearly 35,000 searches; Luxair’s next link after Alicante??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last year nearly 35,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Luxembourg and Budapest ‒ but the route is unserved!? After adding Alicante already this summer, and with Biarritz to start next week, will the Hungarian capital be next for Luxair??

14 airports battle for Arch of Triumph glory in Week 17

14 airports battle for Arch of Triumph glory in Week 17

Its an intense week of FTWA competition this week, with three airports scoring high enough to secure a slot on the 2017 Arch of Triumph leader board. But only the best has made it on there…find out here who has beaten 13 other airports from around the world this week.