Market Trends

Ryanair leads the way between the UK and Ireland; London – Dublin city pair analysed

Ryanair leads the way between the UK and Ireland; London – Dublin city pair analysed

Since 2011, seven carriers have left the UK – Ireland market, however what has not changed during the past few years is Ryanair’s overall control of the country pair. anna.aero takes a look to see how one of the most dynamic markets in Europe has developed in recent years, including the continent’s number one city pair, London – Dublin.

Air Canada commands the show in the US – Canada market; seat capacity up 2.9% between the two nations

Air Canada commands the show in the US – Canada market; seat capacity up 2.9% between the two nations

After recording a growth in seat capacity between the two country markets over the past 12 months of 8.0%, Air Canada remains the number one carrier, with fellow Canadian airline WestJet second. However, airlines based on the north side of the border are faring much better than their US counterparts. anna.aero takes a closer look to see which carriers are the winners, and which are losing out.

Airbus thumps Boeing in final delivery month of 2015; TAM Airlines becomes first A350 operator from the Americas

Airbus thumps Boeing in final delivery month of 2015; TAM Airlines becomes first A350 operator from the Americas

After delivering 79 units in the month of December, Airbus has closed the gap to Boeing by 26 units. The month was also a celebration for TAM Airlines, which became the fourth global operator of the A350. December has also witnessed the European manufacturer deliver three A350s to Finnair and Vietnam Airlines, however Boeing handed out nine 787s. Overall both manufacturers delivered a total of 132 aircraft in December.


Brazilian airlines face challenging 2016 despite Olympics boost; domestic air travel in November shows biggest downturn in a decade

Brazilian airlines face challenging 2016 despite Olympics boost; domestic air travel in November shows biggest downturn in a decade

The country’s economy is expected to shrink in 2016 despite Rio de Janeiro hosting the summer Olympics. The fourth quarter of 2015 finally saw demand for domestic air travel start to fall. Plus we look at the performance of Brazil’s recently privatised airports.

Boeing passes 700 unit deliveries for 2015 as it extends its lead further over Airbus

Boeing passes 700 unit deliveries for 2015 as it extends its lead further over Airbus

After delivering 71 units in November, the North American manufacturer has extended its lead over Airbus by 10 units. The month was also a celebration for Copa Airlines as it welcomed its 100th Boeing aircraft. November has also witnessed the European manufacturer deliver none of its new A350 model, while Boeing hands out 14 787s. However, overall both manufacturers delivered a total of 132 aircraft during the penultimate month of 2015.

The MEB3 lead the way in connecting the Middle East with China, yet all three are reporting declines in capacity

The MEB3 lead the way in connecting the Middle East with China, yet all three are reporting declines in capacity

Although Emirates and Qatar Airways are only reporting minor declines in seat capacity in the Middle East to China market, it is Etihad Airways which is letting down the MEB3 trio as it reports a drop in overall seats between its Abu Dhabi hub and China of over 16%. anna.aero looks to see how the remaining carriers are coping in the market, and which destinations are the most popular.


US-Caribbean seats up by 2.5%; Delta Air Lines leads the way in terms of W15/16 capacity increases; Norwegian services starting soon

US-Caribbean seats up by 2.5%; Delta Air Lines leads the way in terms of W15/16 capacity increases; Norwegian services starting soon

It has been three years since our data elves last looked at the US to Caribbean market so a review was overdue. Even over the last year four additional US airports have Caribbean connections, three new airlines have joined the market and scheduled service has been launched to a most significant new country market – Cuba.

Air Pegasus and TruJet latest carriers to launch domestic operations in India; domestic growth fastest since 2011; IndiGo heads for 100 planes

Air Pegasus and TruJet latest carriers to launch domestic operations in India; domestic growth fastest since 2011; IndiGo heads for 100 planes

India’s domestic market has seen the number of airlines grow from six in 2013 to 11 at the end of 2015. We reveal how the newcomers are performing and how quickly the market overall is growing. Plus a round-up of new international services.

Finnair becomes Europe’s first A350 operator while Boeing further extends its lead in the 2015 delivery race

Finnair becomes Europe’s first A350 operator while Boeing further extends its lead in the 2015 delivery race

After delivering 58 units in the month of October, the North American manufacturer has extended its lead over Airbus by nine units. October has witnessed the European manufacturer deliver the A350 to its third customer, and also deliver more of the type than the A380. The two manufacturers delivered a combined total of 107 aircraft in October.


International traffic to Mexico up almost 20% in September; US carriers such as Southwest Airlines adding plenty of new routes

International traffic to Mexico up almost 20% in September; US carriers such as Southwest Airlines adding plenty of new routes

Air travel to, from and within Mexico has been growing strongly in 2015. We look at how domestic and international growth rates compare and which airlines are leading the way by adding most new routes.

Cathay Pacific Airways receives its 70th 777 as Boeing edges further ahead of Airbus in the 2015 delivery race

Cathay Pacific Airways receives its 70th 777 as Boeing edges further ahead of Airbus in the 2015 delivery race

After delivering 77 units in the month of September, the North American manufacturer has extended its lead over Airbus by 28 units. September has also witnessed the European manufacturer deliver more A320 units than A321s, a reverse from August. Overall both manufacturers delivered a total of 126 aircraft in September.

Wizz Air pulls ahead of Ryanair in the east-west European market

Wizz Air pulls ahead of Ryanair in the east-west European market

With an additional 200,000 extra seats a month more than its main ULCC rival in the east-west European market, Wizz Air has strengthened its lead as the number one airline in the trans-Europe battle by increasing seat capacity by nearly 19% year-on-year, while Ryanair settles for 16% growth.