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South Korea to Japan grows by 25% year-on-year; Korean Air is #1 airline on the country pair

South Korea to Japan grows by 25% year-on-year; Korean Air is #1 airline on the country pair

There are just some country pairs which our data elves notice lots of new routes as well as fresh capacity being added on existing ones, and one of those is South Korea to Japan – so we decided to investigate. We uncover the annual growth patterns, as well as the biggest airlines and routes in this burgeoning market.

Europe-South America market grew by 3% in 2016; Iberia still leading carrier as LATAM closes gap; British Airways starts new Chile service

Europe-South America market grew by 3% in 2016; Iberia still leading carrier as LATAM closes gap; British Airways starts new Chile service

Brazil’s hosting of the Olympics in 2016 focused world attention on South America. Non-stop connections from European airports have grown steadily in recent years. We reveal the rate of growth as well as leading airlines and country pairs.

Air Astana takes delivery of its first A320neo while Boeing further strengthens its lead in the 2016 delivery race

Air Astana takes delivery of its first A320neo while Boeing further strengthens its lead in the 2016 delivery race

In November Boeing handed over 64 aircraft to its customers. With Airbus only managing to deliver 61, the US manufacturer increased the lead it has over its European counterpart in the 2016 delivery race to 104 units. Overall in the 11-month period to the end-November, both companies combined have distributed 1,258 aircraft, three units fewer than what they achieved in the same period of 2015.


Ryanair gaining on British Airways as leading international airline from UK airports; Vueling more than doubles UK capacity in 2016

Ryanair gaining on British Airways as leading international airline from UK airports; Vueling more than doubles UK capacity in 2016

International seat capacity is up almost 10% from UK airports in 2016. We reveal the leading airlines and country markets and how much they have grown (or not) compared with 2015.

Capacity between China and Canada up 44% in 12 months; market welcomes six new airport pairs; Beijing Capital Airlines newest carrier

Capacity between China and Canada up 44% in 12 months; market welcomes six new airport pairs; Beijing Capital Airlines newest carrier

Seat capacity between China and Canada has boomed during the past year, and that is evident with the market growing 44% in 12 months. A total of six new non-stop routes have been added to the country pair in the last year, while six of the seven existing connections between the two nations have seen double-digit growth. 

Air France still dominant in French domestic market but easyJet, Volotea and newcomer Fly KISS all gaining ground slowly

Air France still dominant in French domestic market but easyJet, Volotea and newcomer Fly KISS all gaining ground slowly

We look back at the last decade and see how market shares have shifted in the French domestic market. Plus an analysis of the growth in traffic on the leading regional French domestic routes as LCCs have made their presence felt since 2008.


Singapore Airlines receives Airbus' 10,000th aircraft as the European manufacturer matches Boeing for October deliveries

Singapore Airlines receives Airbus’ 10,000th aircraft as the European manufacturer matches Boeing for October deliveries

In the 10th month of 2016, Airbus and Boeing equaled each other for unit deliveries, with both manufacturers handing over 54 aircraft. October was a major milestone for the European manufacturer, as it handed over its 10,000th aircraft to Singapore Airlines, with that being the airline’s sixth A350-900. To date for this year, both companies have distributed 1,133 aircraft.

US traffic growing modestly in 2016 so far; domestic capacity down, international up this winter; LCCs continue to lead the way

US traffic growing modestly in 2016 so far; domestic capacity down, international up this winter; LCCs continue to lead the way

US airlines are racking up record profits partly thanks to keeping a check on capacity growth. Passenger numbers are up only modestly this summer, while this winter domestic capacity is down at the top five carriers. We reveal which of the top 50 airports are likely to see growth this winter.

Japan grows international capacity by 43% since 2011; China, South Korea and Taiwan are biggest markets; ANA bigger than JAL

Japan grows international capacity by 43% since 2011; China, South Korea and Taiwan are biggest markets; ANA bigger than JAL

Japan has become more affordable in recent years so inbound tourism is booming. We reveal the rate of growth during the last decade, the leading country markets and which airlines have delivered significant growth since 2011.


Singapore, Schiphol and JFK top the international hubs in Asia, Europe and North America; Miami shows biggest improvement

Singapore, Schiphol and JFK top the international hubs in Asia, Europe and North America; Miami shows biggest improvement

New York JFK is the fifth busiest airport in North America, but when it comes to international capacity amongst the region’s top 10, it has the highest share of weekly seats. Find out where the world’s biggest airports rank when international and domestic capacity is evaluated at each.

Boeing and Airbus pass 1,000 deliveries for 2016; Jet2.com welcomes first brand-new 737-800 while China Airlines receives first A350

Boeing and Airbus pass 1,000 deliveries for 2016; Jet2.com welcomes first brand-new 737-800 while China Airlines receives first A350

In the ninth month of 2016 Airbus and Boeing passed the milestone of 1,000 unit deliveries, with a total of 1,025 aircraft having been delivered by both companies between January and September. Overall Boeing handed over 10 more aircraft than its European counterpart last month. However Airbus is catching up in regards to narrow-body units.

US-China market quadruples since 2006; Chinese carriers account for 60% of the 300+ weekly flights; 16 new routes in last two years

US-China market quadruples since 2006; Chinese carriers account for 60% of the 300+ weekly flights; 16 new routes in last two years

The US-China market has grown dramatically in the last decade. We reveal the rate of growth each year, the leading airlines and airports on both sides of the Pacific Ocean, and the new routes launched in the last two years.