The US and China have largest domestic networks in 2017, but Australia offers more seats per capita and Middle East markets are growing fast

The US and China have largest domestic networks in 2017, but Australia offers more seats per capita and Middle East markets are growing fast

Global domestic capacity grew by 7% from 2016 to 2017 with more than 6.2 billion seats on sale this year. While the US remains the largest domestic market, it is being outgrown by other developing networks. anna.aero has trawled through the schedules to reveal the largest domestic markets, and which are growing at the fastest rate. 

Air Mauritius sees traffic rise 6.6% during Q2 and Q3 of 2017; average revenue per passenger up by €51; Geneva becomes newest destination

Air Mauritius sees traffic rise 6.6% during Q2 and Q3 of 2017; average revenue per passenger up by €51; Geneva becomes newest destination

Between FY11/12 and FY16/17, the average revenue per passenger being made by Air Mauritius rose from €204.70 to €256.33 according to the company’s annual reports, with passenger traffic during this time rising by 21%. We take a closer look into the carrier serving one of Africa’s leading Indian Ocean islands. 

Delhi-Auckland is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 420,000 searches; Air India's next Southwest Pacific adventure??

Delhi-Auckland is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 420,000 searches; Air India’s next Southwest Pacific adventure??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last year nearly 420,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Delhi and Auckland ‒ but the route is unserved!? Howzat?? Air India and Air New Zealand have both been active linking their respective regions recently, will this city pair be next??

Lanzarote Airport loves its latest addition to its fire station wall – an anna.aero Arch of Triumph certificate

Lanzarote Airport loves its latest addition to its fire station wall – an anna.aero Arch of Triumph certificate

Three years on from its first ever win in the Arch of Triumph competition, for an FTWA marking the arrival of easyJet’s Hamburg service, Lanzarote Airport takes its second title, this time for its water arch salute to celebrate Volotea’s Nantes route. Check out the picture of the seven proudest men in the Canary Islands. 


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Tbilisi Airport on track to hit three million passengers in 2017, a 42% increase on last year's total; destination of CONNECT 2018

Tbilisi Airport on track to hit three million passengers in 2017, a 42% increase on last year’s total; destination of CONNECT 2018

Handling 2.25 million passengers in 2016, Tbilisi Airport is on a roll this year, with traffic expected to reach the three million barrier. anna.aero’s Assistant Editor Jonathan Ford went to Georgia to discover more about the airport’s past, plus its plans for the future, including being the destination for CONNECT 2018.   

Cologne Bonn celebrates its all-conquering Cake of the Week win

Cologne Bonn celebrates its all-conquering Cake of the Week win

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, we have route launch news from TAV-operated Ankara Airport and ASUR-operated Huatulco Airport, as well as an award win for Sydney Airport. Strewth!


Mexican market moves past 100 million seats; LCCs drive growth, international capacity outpaces domestic expansion in 2017

Mexican market moves past 100 million seats; LCCs drive growth, international capacity outpaces domestic expansion in 2017

Seat capacity on all direct flights to, from and within Mexico increased by 8.0% in 2017, with double-digit growth in three out of the past five years. We take a look at the main movers in Mexico over the past 10 years, including airline, airport and international country market trends.

Channel Islands to UK market returns to growth; Flybe is the largest carrier, Jersey has most departing capacity

Channel Islands to UK market returns to growth; Flybe is the largest carrier, Jersey has most departing capacity

The market from the Channel Islands to the UK is one of the most mature in the world for commercial air services. From 2016 to 2017 the non-stop seats available in this market increased by 1.5%, representing a third consecutive year of growth. Non-stop capacity trends over the past 10 years for airlines and airport pairs are discussed here, although inter-island services are not considered.

Buenos Aires Ezeiza on course to break 10 million this year: Aerolineas Argentinas still #1 carrier

Buenos Aires Ezeiza on course to break 10 million this year: Aerolineas Argentinas still #1 carrier

Buenos Aires Ezeiza is Argentina’s second busiest airport, but the country’s main international gateway. Having got close last year, Ezeiza is on track to break the 10 million annual passenger barrier in 2017. We take a look at the airport’s traffic over the last 10 years, its biggest serving carriers and its top 12 routes.

Korean Air's capacity remains static in 2017; Los Angeles is largest route for A380s, while Asia Pacific dominates international connections

Korean Air’s capacity remains static in 2017; Los Angeles is largest route for A380s, while Asia Pacific dominates international connections

Korean Air will operate more than 34.5 million two-way seats on non-stop routes over the course of the calendar year, but the carrier’s domestic and international capacity growth remained flat in 2017. We take a look at the South Korean airline’s capacity growth trends over the past 10 years, along with its A380 route network and largest international markets.


Southwest Airlines now handling over 17 million passengers from Baltimore/Washington; only 3.7% of traffic flies on non-US routes

Southwest Airlines now handling over 17 million passengers from Baltimore/Washington; only 3.7% of traffic flies on non-US routes

Baltimore/Washington is Southwest Airlines’ second largest hub, and in 2016 the carrier handled over 17 million passengers from the US East Coast airport. anna.aero takes a closer look at how traffic has developed with the carrier in recent years, and analyses the performance of its international routes. 

German goldrush! Cologne Bonn Airport wins Cake of the Week W17/18 Part II; Frankfurt Airport takes Arch of Triumph W17/18 Part II

German goldrush! Cologne Bonn Airport wins Cake of the Week W17/18 Part II; Frankfurt Airport takes Arch of Triumph W17/18 Part II

With 39% and 44% of the votes over the last seven days, Cologne Bonn and Frankfurt airports have triumphed in Part II of the W17/18 public votes, beating 14 and 12 airports respectively from around the world. We also have photos of last week’s winners of the Cake of the Week and Arch of Triumph competitions posing with their certificates.

Gothenburg-Stuttgart is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 40,000 searches; SAS' fifth German link??

Gothenburg-Stuttgart is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 40,000 searches; SAS’ fifth German link??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last 12 months nearly 40,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Gothenburg and Stuttgart ‒ but the route is unserved!? Already operating to four German airports from the Swedish airport, surely the home of Mercedes-Benz is revved up to become SAS’ fifth??

Florida's airports handled seven million more passengers in 2016 than 2015; Miami, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa have 80% of traffic

Florida’s airports handled seven million more passengers in 2016 than 2015; Miami, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa have 80% of traffic

Florida’s leading airports in 2016 handled over 168 million passengers, up 4.4% when compared to 2015. With the state being home to 6.4% of the US’ population, but over 20% of the nation’s flying travellers, anna.aero has taken a close look at the developments in the Sunshine State during recent years.