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Boeing stays in lead over Airbus as it delivers 61 units in October, SriLankan Airlines receives its first A330-300

Boeing stays in lead over Airbus as it delivers 61 units in October, SriLankan Airlines receives its first A330-300

Following a record September, both Airbus and Boeing handed over fewer airframes this October, with a combined total of 111 units. While SriLankan Airlines received its first A330-300, the American manufacturer is likely to have won this year’s delivery race, as Boeing leads by 96 units this October.

ASKs between Europe and Caribbean increase by 5.3%; Seats slightly ahead on 6.4% growth

ASKs between Europe and Caribbean increase by 5.3%; Seats slightly ahead on 6.4% growth

For many people in Europe, a winter holiday to escape the wind and the rain is the norm. For those with a bit more disposable cash, the Caribbean satisfies this desire. anna.aero takes a look under the bonnet of this high-end market to check its resilience to the sluggish economic activity that persists across many European countries.

UK airports on track to handle 240 million passengers in 2014

UK airports on track to handle 240 million passengers in 2014

The UK remains the biggest European market in terms of passenger numbers at its airports. We look back at the monthly traffic trends over recent years, reveal which airports are growing fastest and which are the dynamic country markets driving growth.


The Middle East: seats up 1.1%, while flights decreased by 1.9% and ASKs went down 0.6%; Riyadh-Jeddah is #1 route

The Middle East: seats up 1.1%, while flights decreased by 1.9% and ASKs went down 0.6%; Riyadh-Jeddah is #1 route

While the Middle East has been a major centre of world affairs, the air transport industry has become extremely significant for the development of the region. As weekly departing seats have increased by 1.1% this October, anna.aero takes a closer look at the top dozen country and city pairs respectively within the Middle East.

Impact of Air France strike at French airports analysed; Paris CDG sees 12.3% drop in September traffic

Impact of Air France strike at French airports analysed; Paris CDG sees 12.3% drop in September traffic

We analyse August and September traffic data from French airports to reveal which suffered most as a result of the Air France strike. We also show which of the leading airlines in the French market are growing fastest this winter.

Strongest September for Airbus and Boeing; Qatar Airways receives its first A380

Strongest September for Airbus and Boeing; Qatar Airways receives its first A380

While Qatar Airways received its first A380 from Airbus, the European manufacturer is likely to have lost this year’s delivery race, as Boeing leads by 85 units this September. Overall, both Airbus and Boeing stepped up their deliveries in the ninth month of the year, handing over a combined 121 units.


Aegean Airlines and Ryanair lead surge in Greek capacity; passenger demand up over 15% this summer

Aegean Airlines and Ryanair lead surge in Greek capacity; passenger demand up over 15% this summer

Greek airports have welcomed a significant increase in tourists this summer. Passenger numbers are up by well over 10% at nearly all airports and many new routes have been launched. We reveal which airlines and country markets have grown fastest.

German airports report August growth of over 6% as locals celebrate World Cup victory by taking a holiday

German airports report August growth of over 6% as locals celebrate World Cup victory by taking a holiday

Germans may have stayed home to watch their team win the FIFA World Cup in Brazil in June and July, but once it was all over they set off in record numbers on holiday in August. We take a closer look at the trends in demand at German airports in 2014.

Weekly seats up 2.3% and ASKs up 4.7% between Europe and Asia; London Heathrow-Hong Kong is #1 city pair

Weekly seats up 2.3% and ASKs up 4.7% between Europe and Asia; London Heathrow-Hong Kong is #1 city pair

The relationship between Europe and Asia has grown considerably over the years as both regions are actively engaged economically. As air services have become extremely significant for the development of both regions, resulting in flights increasing by 0.7% and ASKs up 4.7%, anna.aero takes a closer look at the trends between the two markets.


Emirates #1 player in Middle East-Africa market; ASKs increase by 14%; Seats not far behind on 10% growth

Emirates #1 player in Middle East-Africa market; ASKs increase by 14%; Seats not far behind on 10% growth

Not many global region pairs can boast posting double-digit annual growth, but the Middle East to Africa is an exception, posting a 14% growth in weekly ASKs and a 10% hike in weekly seats in the last 12 months. anna.aero delves into the data to reveal the emerging trends in this dynamic market.

Boeing stays in the lead over Airbus as it delivers 60+ units in August; Xiamen Airlines receives its first 787-8

Boeing stays in the lead over Airbus as it delivers 60+ units in August; Xiamen Airlines receives its first 787-8

Following a record July, Boeing stepped up its deliveries in August, while its European counterpart handed over fewer airframes. Airbus will have to add some power if it wants to catch up with Boeing, which now leads the 2014 delivery race by 72 units. In addition, Tigerair Taiwan took delivery of its first of 12 A320s ordered.

Cebu Pacific Air becomes latest airline to put pressure on Qantas’ international network

Cebu Pacific Air becomes latest airline to put pressure on Qantas’ international network

The Australian air travel market continues to report solid if unspectacular growth. We track the growth rates in recent months and look at which airports are growing their international demand most rapidly. Plus a round-up of recent new international services.