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ULCCs Allegiant Air and Spirit Airlines driving US domestic growth this summer; Southwest Airlines doubles international capacity

ULCCs Allegiant Air and Spirit Airlines driving US domestic growth this summer; Southwest Airlines doubles international capacity

Domestic growth rates are rising while international growth rates are falling. We reveal the leading airlines in the US domestic and international markets and how their seat capacities compare with last year.

Mexico’s airlines gaining greater share of international market; Interjet and Volaris still locked in battle for domestic supremacy

Mexico’s airlines gaining greater share of international market; Interjet and Volaris still locked in battle for domestic supremacy

Demand for air travel to/from and within Mexico continues to grow healthily according to latest DGAC figures. We reveal which carriers are gaining and losing domestic market share. Plus the leading Mexican carriers on international routes.

LCCs continue to see market share growth in Japanese domestic market; ANA and JAL focus on international growth

LCCs continue to see market share growth in Japanese domestic market; ANA and JAL focus on international growth

LCCs share of the Japanese domestic market has risen to 8%, but All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines still have almost three-quarters of the market. Capacity to China is growing rapidly with China Eastern Airlines increasing seats by over 40%


Pyongyang’s capacity goes unchanged for four years; Beijing is North Korea’s biggest route for the last 10 years (and possibly forever)

Pyongyang’s capacity goes unchanged for four years; Beijing is North Korea’s biggest route for the last 10 years (and possibly forever)

Even the world’s most secretive of nations still have flights to the outside world. Routes means data. Data means something for our elves to scour. anna.aero pulls back the curtain on the trends emanating from the less than dynamic, but still highly interesting, North Korean market.

Middle East to Australia market to grow by 13%; Emirates and Qantas control nearly 60% of weekly seats

Middle East to Australia market to grow by 13%; Emirates and Qantas control nearly 60% of weekly seats

The insatiable appetite for Europeans to travel down under via the MEB3 carrier hubs looks set to continue, with 14 airport pairs available in January 2016 when compared to just half that amount five years ago. anna.aero takes a ‘Captain Cook’ at the market, with the Ashes (a five-game series of cricket matches between England and Australia) level at one-one.

Boeing edges ahead in 2015 deliveries while Airbus delivers to its second A350 operator

Boeing edges ahead in 2015 deliveries while Airbus delivers to its second A350 operator

While Vietnam Airlines received its first A350-900 aircraft from Airbus, the European manufacturer will have to add some power if it wants to catch up with Boeing, which leads the 2015 delivery race by 73 units. Overall, both Airbus and Boeing stepped up their deliveries in the sixth month of the year, handing over a combined 128 units.


IndiGo close to grabbing 40% of Indian domestic market; Delhi passes 40 million passenger milestone

IndiGo close to grabbing 40% of Indian domestic market; Delhi passes 40 million passenger milestone

India’s airlines are taking advantage of low fuel prices and going through a period of rapid growth. We reveal the shifts in domestic market share, the top 15 Indian airports and which are the leading international carriers.

Boeing leads the wide-body race, while Airbus matches on single-aisle deliveries in May

Boeing leads the wide-body race, while Airbus matches on single-aisle deliveries in May

The European manufacturer has matched Boeing in terms of single-aisle aircraft deliveries in May, however the American firm leads the way for wide-body variants, delivering over double that managed by Airbus last month. Overall, Boeing has further increased its lead in the 2015 race, pulling away with an advantage of 67 aircraft.

Canadian airports reporting growth of 4.4% in 2015 Q1

Canadian airports reporting growth of 4.4% in 2015 Q1

Canadian airports are growing steadily in 2015. We reveal which airports are growing across all three market segments (domestic, transborder and international) and what new international routes have been launched this summer.


Flights down 5.8% and ASKs down 13% between Asia and Africa; Hong Kong-Johannesburg is #1 city pair

Flights down 5.8% and ASKs down 13% between Asia and Africa; Hong Kong-Johannesburg is #1 city pair

The relationship between Asia and Africa has grown considerably in recent years as both regions are becoming more actively engaged economically. As air services have become extremely significant for the development of the two regions, anna.aero takes a closer look at the trends between Asia and Africa.

China-Japan market grows by one-third in just two years; China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Pudong Airport and Tokyo Narita Airport lead way

China-Japan market grows by one-third in just two years; China Eastern Airlines, Shanghai Pudong Airport and Tokyo Narita Airport lead way

After a few years of stagnation the China-Japan market has seen capacity grow by 33% between 2013 and 2015. We reveal the leading (and fastest-growing) airlines and airports in both countries.

Record April for Airbus and Boeing; easyJet receives its 250th A320 family aircraft

Record April for Airbus and Boeing; easyJet receives its 250th A320 family aircraft

While easyJet received its 250th A320 family aircraft from Airbus, the European manufacturer will have to add some power if it wants to catch up with Boeing, which leads the 2015 delivery race by 54 units. Overall, both Airbus and Boeing stepped up their deliveries in the fourth month of the year, handing over a combined 128 units.