Leading generators of transfer traffic at top four Asian airports revealed

Leading generators of transfer traffic at top four Asian airports revealed

Beijing, Tokyo Haneda, Hong Kong and Shanghai Pudong were the four busiest airports in Asia in 2015. We reveal the top 15 sources of transfer traffic at each of these airports.

Ryanair to open Naples base in S17; 17 new routes with three aircraft but only indirect competition on two routes with easyJet

Ryanair to open Naples base in S17; 17 new routes with three aircraft but only indirect competition on two routes with easyJet

Ryanair is expanding in Italy. Next summer will the airline launch its first ever routes to Naples and open a three aircraft base. We reveal the overlap with easyJet routes, the growth of the airport in the last 20 years and which are the leading airlines in 2016.

Abu Dhabi hub-heat beginning to cool down; Etihad Airways #1 airline and Doha #1 route

Abu Dhabi hub-heat beginning to cool down; Etihad Airways #1 airline and Doha #1 route

Abu Dhabi Airport looks set to get close to 25 million passengers in 2016, but is some of the heat beginning to fade at Etihad Airways’ home-hub, especially with monthly statistics falling in October? We investigate the airport’s traffic trends, biggest airlines and routes to understand what is happening in the UAE’s capital city.

Aruba-Milan is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 33,000 annual searches; Meridiana's next move from Malpensa??

Aruba-Milan is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 33,000 annual searches; Meridiana’s next move from Malpensa??

Hot on the heels of having another of our unserved routes adopted, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has discovered that in the last year 33,000 potential travellers searched for flights between Aruba and Milan ‒ but the route is unserved! We think Meridiana should fly this route.


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Cebu celebrates its Cake of the Week success

Cebu celebrates its Cake of the Week success

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Stockholm Arlanda welcomes the arrival of easyJet’s new route from Lyon while Wizz Air unveils its Budapest 2024 livery. Finally AirAsia X launches charter flights to Madinah and JetBlue Airways salutes its latest connection from New York Newark to Bridgetown.

Air France still dominant in French domestic market but easyJet, Volotea and newcomer Fly KISS all gaining ground slowly

Air France still dominant in French domestic market but easyJet, Volotea and newcomer Fly KISS all gaining ground slowly

We look back at the last decade and see how market shares have shifted in the French domestic market. Plus an analysis of the growth in traffic on the leading regional French domestic routes as LCCs have made their presence felt since 2008.


Sao Paulo Congonhas on target for 20 million passengers in 2016; GOL losing market share majority as Azul Airlines and Avianca Brasil grow

Sao Paulo Congonhas on target for 20 million passengers in 2016; GOL losing market share majority as Azul Airlines and Avianca Brasil grow

Traffic at Sao Paulo Congonhas for the first 10 months of 2016 is up 7.6%, with the airport welcoming 17 million passengers, a feat it has achieved with only four serving carriers. We take a closer look at the Brazilian airport’s traffic development, and how market share has developed due to various airline failures, mergers and successes. 

Malta Airport on target for five million passengers in 2016; Ryanair now bigger than Air Malta and starting six new routes this winter

Malta Airport on target for five million passengers in 2016; Ryanair now bigger than Air Malta and starting six new routes this winter

After a decade of stagnation, Malta’s traffic has surged since 2009 thanks primarily to Ryanair. We look at the airport’s recent growth, seasonality and shift in airline capacity. Plus which country markets are growing fastest and what’s new for 2017.

Ellinair adds Christmas flights for W16/17; will serve 15 destinations in Russia next summer; currently ranked #4 at home base in Thessaloniki

Ellinair adds Christmas flights for W16/17; will serve 15 destinations in Russia next summer; currently ranked #4 at home base in Thessaloniki

Launched in 2014, Ellinair operates a seasonal fleet primarily on domestic routes and to destinations in Russia. We reveal the airline’s rate of growth and leading routes in 2016. Plus a look ahead at what’s coming next for the Greek carrier.

Singapore Airlines receives Airbus' 10,000th aircraft as the European manufacturer matches Boeing for October deliveries

Singapore Airlines receives Airbus’ 10,000th aircraft as the European manufacturer matches Boeing for October deliveries

In the 10th month of 2016, Airbus and Boeing equaled each other for unit deliveries, with both manufacturers handing over 54 aircraft. October was a major milestone for the European manufacturer, as it handed over its 10,000th aircraft to Singapore Airlines, with that being the airline’s sixth A350-900. To date for this year, both companies have distributed 1,133 aircraft.


Siem Reap is Cambodia's busiest airport (just); Cambodia Angkor Air is still #1 airline (just)

Siem Reap is Cambodia’s busiest airport (just); Cambodia Angkor Air is still #1 airline (just)

Although it is not the capital city, Siem Reap is the busiest airport in Cambodia – for the time being at least – serving as the gateway to the Angkor ruins – the country’s major tourism hot-spot. We take a look at the airport’s biggest airlines (and how they are growing) and its most important routes.

Wizz Air and Ryanair are the biggest and fastest-growing airlines in Central Europe; Poland-UK remains biggest country pair

Wizz Air and Ryanair are the biggest and fastest-growing airlines in Central Europe; Poland-UK remains biggest country pair

We define a new region of 17 countries across Central and Eastern Europe and analyse which are the biggest and fastest-growing in 2016. Plus we reveal the top 15 airlines (and how fast they are growing) and busiest country pairs.

Adelaide-Nadi is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 35,000 annual searches; Fiji Airways' next Australian foray??

Adelaide-Nadi is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 35,000 annual searches; Fiji Airways’ next Australian foray??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has revealed that in the last year 35,000 potential travellers searched for flights between Adelaide and Nadi ‒ but the route is unserved! Will sector length see Perth – a bigger airport but also unserved – bypassed in favour of a shorter sector to Adelaide??

Iraq Airways halves in size as flights to Saudi Arabia are suspended, but many bright spots remain in Iraq

Iraq Airways halves in size as flights to Saudi Arabia are suspended, but many bright spots remain in Iraq

Iraq is undoubtedly at the centre of a troubled region, which makes airline capacity hard to measure in terms of discernible trends, but no less dynamic than any other country market. Fortunately our data elves like a challenge, so we have taken a snapshot of the market in terms of top airlines, country markets and city pairs.