Market Trends

Association of European Airlines (AEA) members report 2.9% increase in passenger numbers in 2014

Association of European Airlines (AEA) members report 2.9% increase in passenger numbers in 2014

In 2014, Europe’s flag-carriers reported traffic growth of 2.9%, according to the AEA. All geographic markets were up except for North Africa (down 3.5%), with North Atlantic and the Middle East leading the way (both +5.1%).

Record February for Airbus and Boeing; Spring Airlines receives its 50th A320

Record February for Airbus and Boeing; Spring Airlines receives its 50th A320

While Spring Airlines received its 50th A320 from Airbus, the European manufacturer will have to add some power if it wants to catch up with Boeing, which leads the 2015 delivery race by 31 units already. However, February goes down in history as the busiest second month of the year since anna.aero started monitoring aircraft deliveries seven years ago.

Weekly seats up 2.4% and ASKs up 3.7% within South America; Santos Dumont-Congonhas is #1 route

Weekly seats up 2.4% and ASKs up 3.7% within South America; Santos Dumont-Congonhas is #1 route

While South America is still considered by many as an emerging market, air transport has become extremely significant for the development of the region. As weekly departing seats have increased by 2.4% this March, anna.aero investigates the top dozen country and city pairs respectively within South America.


US-Asia’s ASKs increase by 7.6%; Honolulu-Tokyo Narita is #1 route

US-Asia’s ASKs increase by 7.6%; Honolulu-Tokyo Narita is #1 route

Far from being a stagnant mature market, the US-Asia region pair is still providing dynamic growth in 2015. With air services having become extremely significant for the development of both regions, resulting in flights increasing by 4.3% and seats up 5.9% in the last 12 months, anna.aero takes a closer look at the trends between the US and Asia.

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.

Mexico joins the 100 million airport passenger club; air travel demand up 8.4% as Interjet and Volaris battle for domestic leadership

Mexico joins the 100 million airport passenger club; air travel demand up 8.4% as Interjet and Volaris battle for domestic leadership

The Mexican air travel market is showing signs of maturity with growth of around 8% for the third successive year. We reveal the country’s busiest airports and who’s winning the domestic battle. Plus a look at new international services for 2015.


Chinese carriers’ rapid international expansion; China Eastern Airlines, Air China and China Southern Airlines growing capacity by 20%

Chinese carriers’ rapid international expansion; China Eastern Airlines, Air China and China Southern Airlines growing capacity by 20%

International connections to and from China are growing rapidly. We look at which airlines are leading the expansion in capacity, and which county markets are growing fastest. Plus a look at China’s top 10 airports in 2014.

Australia-New Zealand capacity grows by 3.3% this winter; Air New Zealand dominates with 35% of seats

Australia-New Zealand capacity grows by 3.3% this winter; Air New Zealand dominates with 35% of seats

Relations between Australia and New Zealand (also referred to as Tran-Tasman relations) are extremely close with both sharing British colonial heritage. As air services have become extremely significant for the development of both regions, resulting in flights increasing by 2.8% and ASKs up 2.5%, anna.aero takes a closer look at the trends between the two country markets.

AirAsia India and Vistara bring further competition to Indian market; domestic traffic up almost 20% in September to November period

AirAsia India and Vistara bring further competition to Indian market; domestic traffic up almost 20% in September to November period

Demand for air travel in India is booming once again. After a quiet start to 2014, domestic passenger numbers are growing at double-digit rates. We reveal the change in airline market share during 2014 and look at which airports are growing fastest for domestic and international passengers.


Airbus-Boeing 2014 deliveries up 6%; Seattle wins as Airbus hands over #1 A350-900 to Qatar Airways

Airbus-Boeing 2014 deliveries up 6%; Seattle wins as Airbus hands over #1 A350-900 to Qatar Airways

An impressive 1,351 airframes were delivered to worldwide airline customers by Airbus and Boeing last year, turning 2014 into a record year. Boeing delivered 722 aircraft and wins the race for the third consecutive year.

Canada’s airports reporting growth of 6% in 2014; Air Canada grows European offering, WestJet heading for Glasgow this summer

Canada’s airports reporting growth of 6% in 2014; Air Canada grows European offering, WestJet heading for Glasgow this summer

After a quiet 2012 and 2013, Canada’s airports have seen much faster growth in 2014. We reveal which of the major airports has been growing fastest each month and what new routes are already planned for this summer.

Record November for Airbus and Boeing; Ruili Airlines receives first direct 737-700 purchase from Boeing

Record November for Airbus and Boeing; Ruili Airlines receives first direct 737-700 purchase from Boeing

Airbus managed to deliver 61 airframes in November, more units than its American counterpart for the second time in 2014. Nevertheless, the European manufacturer has already lost this year’s delivery race, as Boeing leads by 92 units in the 11th month of the year. Overall, the two producers handed over a combined 118 airframes in November.