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US-Canada market sees 4.0% capacity boost in 2017, Air Canada is leading carrier in S18, Toronto Pearson top origin airport

US-Canada market sees 4.0% capacity boost in 2017, Air Canada is leading carrier in S18, Toronto Pearson top origin airport

The available capacity between the US and Canada grew by 4.0% in 2017 with the number of two-way seats increasing to 37.15 million. The market has now witnessed eight consecutive years of steady growth. Nick Preston examines the leading airlines, airports and routes in this North American country pair.

The Icelandic air bridge between US and Europe; Copenhagen top airport from North America, but London leading city

The Icelandic air bridge between US and Europe; Copenhagen top airport from North America, but London leading city

The number of US citizens passing through Reykjavik/Keflavik over the past five years has increased by 381%, with Canadian travellers also showing a similar trend. Jonathan Ford looks at the development of passengers from North America, and informs on the top connections to Europe.

Airbus and Boeing match Q1 2017 delivery results in Q1 2018; Boeing has major lead over European rival; Singapore Airlines takes first 787-10

Airbus and Boeing match Q1 2017 delivery results in Q1 2018; Boeing has major lead over European rival; Singapore Airlines takes first 787-10

In March, Airbus and Boeing delivered 147 aircraft combined, up from the 136 units distributed in the same month of 2017. As a result of this productivity surge, both have matched the results of Q1 2017 during Q1 2018, an outcome generated due to a productivity slowdown in February of 13%. 


Annual seats between Australia and Indonesia have increased by 82% since 2010; Jetstar Airways grows market share from 24% to 41%

Annual seats between Australia and Indonesia have increased by 82% since 2010; Jetstar Airways grows market share from 24% to 41%

The market between Australia and Indonesia has seen various changes during the past decade, including the loss and gain of operators, plus the country pairing surpassing three million annual passengers. Jonathan Ford takes a further look at one of Australia’s biggest international sectors. 

Germany-Turkey market suffers slide in 2016 and 2017; return to growth on the horizon, Turkish Airlines is leading carrier

Germany-Turkey market suffers slide in 2016 and 2017; return to growth on the horizon, Turkish Airlines is leading carrier

The available seats on services between Germany and Turkey fell by 7.9% to 14.80 million in 2017. This was the second consecutive years of cuts, although early indications are that the market will return to growth in 2018. Nick Preston looks at capacity trends in this country pair over the past 10 years.

Airbus and Boeing's productivity rate dropped 13% in February; Ryanair takes hold of eight 737-800s as Qatar Airways gets first-ever A350-1000

Airbus and Boeing’s productivity rate dropped 13% in February; Ryanair takes hold of eight 737-800s as Qatar Airways gets first-ever A350-1000

Airbus and Boeing in February handed over 87 units between them in February, down from a total of 100 aircraft in the same month of 2017. While the result is not great, historic moments did occur in month two of this year, with Qatar Airways getting its first A350-100 and Ryanair picking up eight 737-800s. 


France-Spain capacity up by more than one-quarter in past four years; large hubs are top airports, Vueling is leading airline

France-Spain capacity up by more than one-quarter in past four years; large hubs are top airports, Vueling is leading airline

The available capacity between France and Spain increased by 5.2% in 2017, with the number of two-way seats passing 14.33 million. The market has now experienced healthy growth for the past four years. Nick Preston examines recent trends in this country pair, including the largest airlines, airports and routes.

UK-Germany market enjoys six straight years of growth; flag carriers lead the way, London Heathrow is top airport

UK-Germany market enjoys six straight years of growth; flag carriers lead the way, London Heathrow is top airport

There were 19.36 million two-way seats available between the UK and Germany in 2017, a 3.4% increase on the previous year. The market has now experienced six consecutive years of capacity increases. Nick Preston examines the largest airlines, airports and routes operating in this European country pair.

Boeing opens up a 17-unit lead over Airbus during the first month of the 2018 delivery race; TUI Group gets first MAX

Boeing opens up a 17-unit lead over Airbus during the first month of the 2018 delivery race; TUI Group gets first MAX

Airbus and Boeing kick-started 2018 with a total of 71 deliveries between them in January, up two from a total of 69 unit handovers in the same month last year. Despite the improvement on month one of 2017, the duo’s productivity result for last month was 195% lower than December’s performance. 


France-Italy market sees slowdown in 2017; Paris CDG is largest airport, Air France is leading airline

France-Italy market sees slowdown in 2017; Paris CDG is largest airport, Air France is leading airline

There were 13.07 million seats available on flights between France and Italy in 2017, down slightly from 13.10 million in 2016. In the latest of a series of features exploring country pairs in Europe, Nick Preston takes a closer look at trends in this market, including those related to the main airports, airlines and routes.

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.