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Germany-Spain market grows for fifth straight year; Ryanair is largest carrier, while Palma de Mallorca is top airport

Germany-Spain market grows for fifth straight year; Ryanair is largest carrier, while Palma de Mallorca is top airport

There were more than 32.2 million seats available between Germany and Spain in 2017, up from 31.4 million the previous year. The market has now experienced five consecutive years of growth, after an inconsistent start to the decade. Nick Preston takes a closer look at this country pair to reveal its top network trends in terms of airlines, airports and routes.

Capacity between India and Sri Lanka grew 17% last year; Chennai and Bengaluru are the fastest-growing links as IndiGo enters the market

Capacity between India and Sri Lanka grew 17% last year; Chennai and Bengaluru are the fastest-growing links as IndiGo enters the market

More than 2.93 million seats were flown between India and Sri Lanka in 2017, up from 2.50 million the year before. With tourist numbers between the nations growing at an average rate of 8.3% over the past decade, Jonathan Ford investigates what routes have grown the most and who the key airline players are. 

UK-Turkey market experiences rapid rise before two consecutive years of cuts; Turkish Airlines is leading carrier

UK-Turkey market experiences rapid rise before two consecutive years of cuts; Turkish Airlines is leading carrier

In 2017 there were 5.29 million seats available between the UK and Turkey. From 2008 to 2015 the market witnessed continual growth, but since then it has suffered back-to-back years of capacity cuts. We take a look at this country pair in more detail to reveal its airline and airport network trends over the past 10 years.


Airbus and Boeing's delivery rate improved 3.1% in 2017, with 1,481 units being distributed; 200-unit delivery mark broken in December

Airbus and Boeing’s delivery rate improved 3.1% in 2017, with 1,481 units being distributed; 200-unit delivery mark broken in December

Airbus and Boeing delivered 210 units between them in the last month of 2017, the first time in recent history that both companies have passed the 200-aircraft mark. For a third consecutive month, December saw Airbus outperform its US rival for deliveries, distributing a whopping 44 more units. 

Australia-New Zealand market experiences decade of growth; Air New Zealand and Qantas fly the flag as leading carriers

Australia-New Zealand market experiences decade of growth; Air New Zealand and Qantas fly the flag as leading carriers

Seat capacity on flights between Australia and New Zealand increased by 3.5% from 2016 to 2017 and has been on the rise since 2008. We take a look at some of the key air service developments in the trans-Tasman market over the past 10 years, including the fastest growing airlines and airports.

Georgia's leading airports now handle four million passengers a year; 43% traffic growth in 2017; growing demand for European services

Georgia’s leading airports now handle four million passengers a year; 43% traffic growth in 2017; growing demand for European services

Georgia’s three leading airports of Tbilisi, Kutaisi and Batumi combined processed over 4.06 million passengers in 2017, up from 2.84 million in 2016. One of the country’s leading markets is to Europe, and with 16 new routes to the continent planned for 2018 so far, anna.aero decided to investigate the market further.


easyJet is averaging 60 daily departures more than the second largest airline at Europe's leading ski airports; Salzburg's the most peaky

easyJet is averaging 60 daily departures more than the second largest airline at Europe’s leading ski airports; Salzburg’s the most peaky

With the ski season in Europe now well and truly under way, anna.aero has decided to investigate the operations at the continent’s leading ski airports to see which are the busiest days of operation for carriers, and to establish which airlines dominate the mountainous regions of Europe at this time of year.

Airbus and Boeing increased productivity in November by 15%, delivering a combined 144 aircraft; Emirates welcomes 100th A380

Airbus and Boeing increased productivity in November by 15%, delivering a combined 144 aircraft; Emirates welcomes 100th A380

Airbus and Boeing together delivered 144 aircraft in November, resulting in a 15% increase in productivity when compared to the 125 units they handed over in November 2016. The result of month 11 is the best that the duo have registered this year in terms of deliveries, beating the 139 units they distributed in June. 

China-Thailand market sees significant growth over past 10 years; Thai AirAsia is largest carrier, while Bangkok airports provide most capacity

China-Thailand market sees significant growth over past 10 years; Thai AirAsia is largest carrier, while Bangkok airports provide most capacity

The China-Thailand market experienced a 9% year-on-year increase in capacity from 2016 to 2017 and has now witnessed eight consecutive years of growth. anna.aero has been hard at work identifying key network development trends between the two Asia Pacific nations, including the fastest growing airlines and airports.


Airbus and Boeing's delivery productivity increased 10% in October; European giant outperforms Boeing for only second time this year

Airbus and Boeing’s delivery productivity increased 10% in October; European giant outperforms Boeing for only second time this year

A total of 119 aircraft were delivered by Airbus and Boeing in October, 11 more units than the pair managed during the same month of 2016. For only the second time this year, Airbus led the delivery charge, with it handing over seven more aircraft than Boeing in the tenth month of this year.  

Italy–Spain market experiences four years of consecutive growth; LCCs are leading airlines and continue to add capacity

Italy–Spain market experiences four years of consecutive growth; LCCs are leading airlines and continue to add capacity

Seat capacity on services between Italy and Spain increased by 7.0% between 2016 to 2017, meaning this mature market has now experienced four years of back-to-back growth. anna.aero investigates key air service developments between the two countries over the past 10 years and identifies the best growing airlines and airports. 

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.