MEB3 carriers allocating around 6% of capacity to US routes; Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways add eight new routes in 2014

MEB3 carriers allocating around 6% of capacity to US routes; Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways add eight new routes in 2014

The big US airlines with global networks are apparently trying to stop the growth of the major Gulf carriers into the US. We look at how these airlines allocate their capacity globally, and where capacity is being added fastest in 2015.

Asia’s Top 15 airlines drop almost 300 routes in last 12 months but start over 550; AirAsia only one not to drop any routes

Asia’s Top 15 airlines drop almost 300 routes in last 12 months but start over 550; AirAsia only one not to drop any routes

We examine Asia’s top 15 airlines and airports to see which have seen the most services dropped and launched in the last 12 months. China’s airlines are expanding rapidly (no surprise), but only one of the top 15 airlines has not dropped any routes.

All Nippon Airways reaches 50 million passenger mark (again); added Düsseldorf, Hanoi and Vancouver to network in 2014; Houston and KL in 2015

All Nippon Airways reaches 50 million passenger mark (again); added Düsseldorf, Hanoi and Vancouver to network in 2014; Houston and KL in 2015

All Nippon Airways has one of the most stable networks of any major carrier, starting and dropping very few routes in recent years. We reveal the airline’s development since 2006, which are the most flown airport pairs and leading international routes.

Volotea operating almost 150 routes this summer as capacity grows 30%; Athens is biggest of 14 new airports added to network in last year.

Volotea operating almost 150 routes this summer as capacity grows 30%; Athens is biggest of 14 new airports added to network in last year.

Europe’s equivalent of Allegiant Air likes to keep a low industry profile. But we reveal the airline’s busiest airports and routes this summer, and which new airports have been added to the airline’s all-717 operated network.


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Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport reports 23% capacity growth in 10 years; Germania arrives from Berlin Schönefeld and Düsseldorf

Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport reports 23% capacity growth in 10 years; Germania arrives from Berlin Schönefeld and Düsseldorf

The main gateway to the largest city in Western Asia and to the capital of Iran, Tehran Imam Khomeini Airport (IKA) consolidated its annual capacity in recent years, offering around 2.9 million seats in 2014 (a new record high). With a total of 25 carriers flying to 46 destinations in 30 countries, anna.aero takes a closer look at the key players and top destinations from Tehran’s main gateway this March.

Record January for Airbus & Boeing; 76% of deliveries are single-aisles

Record January for Airbus & Boeing; 76% of deliveries are single-aisles

Following a busy December, both Airbus and Boeing delivered significantly fewer aircraft in the first month of the year. However, January 2015 goes down in history as the busiest beginning to a year since anna.aero started monitoring aircraft deliveries in 2008.


Aberdeen Airport grows by 8.4% in 2014; Flybe is top airline in terms of weekly seats; steals crown from BA

Aberdeen Airport grows by 8.4% in 2014; Flybe is top airline in terms of weekly seats; steals crown from BA

Fuelled by its catchment’s burgeoning energy sector, Aberdeen Airport, Routes Europe 2015 host this coming April, produced its best ever passenger results in 2014. anna.aero discovers which routes and airlines have been gushing growth at Scotland’s third largest airport.

Sao Paulo Guarulhos reports 9.9% traffic growth in 2014

Sao Paulo Guarulhos reports 9.9% traffic growth in 2014

The busiest gateway to Brazil’s largest city, Sao Paulo Guarulhos Airport handled close to 40 million passengers in 2014 (a new record high). With a total of 40 airlines flying to 91 non-stop destinations, anna.aero takes a closer look at the airport’s recent activity and reveals how dominant TAM Airlines is this March.

30-Second Interview ‒ Kevin Burke, President and CEO, Airports Council International-North America

30-Second Interview ‒ Kevin Burke, President and CEO, Airports Council International-North America

With one-to-one mega-hub providers like American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines in the same room as LCCs like Allegiant Air, Southwest Airlines and Spirit Airlines, ACI-NA’s JumpStart® Conference will undoubtedly deliver air service development. anna.aero grabs 30 seconds with ACI-NA’s President and CEO Kevin Burke to discuss his expectations for the Seattle event.

Eurowings set to take on NIKI at Vienna; anna.aero predicts focus on Spanish routes for two based A320s

Eurowings set to take on NIKI at Vienna; anna.aero predicts focus on Spanish routes for two based A320s

Eurowings is set to become a pan-European low cost carrier with the announcement that Vienna in Austria will become its first non-German base later this year. We speculate on which routes the two A320s may be placed.


Spain's traffic grows by 4.1% in 2014; Iberia commands 20% of seats

Spain’s traffic grows by 4.1% in 2014; Iberia commands 20% of seats

Located in the Iberian Peninsula and being home to an estimated population of over 46 million as of 2014, Spain is served by 39 commercial airports providing scheduled airline services this March. With Spanish air traffic beginning its recovery in 2014, anna.aero investigates the airlines operating in this fluctuating market and reveals which is the #1 international country market.

Pittsburgh Airport receives Cake of the Week award for Allegiant Air

Pittsburgh Airport receives Cake of the Week award for Allegiant Air

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Ryanair celebrates its 250,000th passenger at Bucharest Airport since it started operating from London Stansted on 1 April 2014. More awards from Birmingham Airport.

United Airlines grows by 2.7% at Houston Intercontinental Airport in 2014; 175 destinations served this March

United Airlines grows by 2.7% at Houston Intercontinental Airport in 2014; 175 destinations served this March

anna.aero undertakes an in-depth analysis of exactly what are the top 12 routes flown by America’s third biggest carrier (United Airlines) from its busiest operational base in terms of weekly capacity this March, Houston Intercontinental Airport.

European airports see traffic grow by 5.5% in 2014

European airports see traffic grow by 5.5% in 2014

We have analysed our traffic and trends database for over 300 European airports to determine which were the fastest-growing airports in 2014, and also to see the growth (or otherwise) in passenger numbers across 43 countries in Europe.