For Qatar Airways, its operations to North America are only the fifth most important region for the airline, despite the fact it is still starting plenty of new routes, including its Chicago service which launched last month, as well as recently announcing its plans for daily flights to Philadelphia.
Airline & Airport Industry Market Trends from anna.aero
Much of Europe is showing little if any growth this summer, but that is not true of Turkey. Our analysis of the European air traffic market this summer shows that Istanbul has the region’s two fastest-growing major airports, Turkey is the fastest-growing country market, and Turkish Airlines is the fastest-growing airline.
Airbus maintains the lead over Boeing in the 2013 delivery race, as the two manufacturers achieve the second-best April ever. Most of the aircraft flies towards Asia.
Air France challenging Iberia and TAP Portugal to be number one carrier in Europe – South America market
Air France began flights to Montevideo (Uruguay) this week, its ninth destination in South America. Only TAP Portugal serves more points in South America from Europe with 11. European carriers have 75% of the non-stop market, with KLM and Lufthansa the fastest-growing.
Airbus regains the lead over Boeing in the 2013 delivery race, as the two manufacturers achieve the best March ever. Highlights include the 100th A380, the 7,500th 737, and the 1,000th Boeing aircraft delivered in China.
Japanese domestic air travel market growing again thanks to emergence of AirAsia Japan, Jetstar Japan and Peach
Japan’s two biggest carriers, ANA and Japan Airlines, reported a combined growth of almost 6% in their domestic traffic in 2012. But compared with 2010 demand is still down 7%. However, the new breed of local LCCs has resulted in domestic capacity being almost 8% up in April.
Germany’s biggest airports all grew in 2012; regional airports mostly lost traffic; over 120 new routes in 2013
Germany’s relatively robust economy could still only support a 1% growth in total airport passengers in 2012, while domestic demand dipped by almost 4%. But anna.aero has identified over 120 new services starting from the country’s airports in 2013. See which airlines are banking on the German economy for generating new revenues this summer.
According to AAPA, the collection of 25 airlines for which it collects traffic data showed an increase in international traffic in 2012 of 7%. Load factors also improved by 1.5 percentage points to almost 78%, while ASKs grew by a more modest 3.9%.
Fuelled by the country’s export industries, South Korean international air travel outpaced the growth of domestic services within the last three years. At 48 million passengers, international air travel constituted more than a half of total traffic in 2012.
Airbus and Boeing delivered a total of 88 aircraft in February 2013, a slight decrease on the previous year’s performance. Boeing still leads the race, but Airbus is now only two units away.