Market Trends

Australia-New Zealand capacity grows by 3.3% this winter; Air New Zealand dominates with 35% of seats

Australia-New Zealand capacity grows by 3.3% this winter; Air New Zealand dominates with 35% of seats

Relations between Australia and New Zealand (also referred to as Tran-Tasman relations) are extremely close with both sharing British colonial heritage. As air services have become extremely significant for the development of both regions, resulting in flights increasing by 2.8% and ASKs up 2.5%, anna.aero takes a closer look at the trends between the two country markets.

AirAsia India and Vistara bring further competition to Indian market; domestic traffic up almost 20% in September to November period

AirAsia India and Vistara bring further competition to Indian market; domestic traffic up almost 20% in September to November period

Demand for air travel in India is booming once again. After a quiet start to 2014, domestic passenger numbers are growing at double-digit rates. We reveal the change in airline market share during 2014 and look at which airports are growing fastest for domestic and international passengers.

Airbus-Boeing 2014 deliveries up 6%; Seattle wins as Airbus hands over #1 A350-900 to Qatar Airways

Airbus-Boeing 2014 deliveries up 6%; Seattle wins as Airbus hands over #1 A350-900 to Qatar Airways

An impressive 1,351 airframes were delivered to worldwide airline customers by Airbus and Boeing last year, turning 2014 into a record year. Boeing delivered 722 aircraft and wins the race for the third consecutive year.


Canada’s airports reporting growth of 6% in 2014; Air Canada grows European offering, WestJet heading for Glasgow this summer

Canada’s airports reporting growth of 6% in 2014; Air Canada grows European offering, WestJet heading for Glasgow this summer

After a quiet 2012 and 2013, Canada’s airports have seen much faster growth in 2014. We reveal which of the major airports has been growing fastest each month and what new routes are already planned for this summer.

Record November for Airbus and Boeing; Ruili Airlines receives first direct 737-700 purchase from Boeing

Record November for Airbus and Boeing; Ruili Airlines receives first direct 737-700 purchase from Boeing

Airbus managed to deliver 61 airframes in November, more units than its American counterpart for the second time in 2014. Nevertheless, the European manufacturer has already lost this year’s delivery race, as Boeing leads by 92 units in the 11th month of the year. Overall, the two producers handed over a combined 118 airframes in November.

FIGUST country pair Germany-Italy grows by 7%; Lufthansa is #1; its partners are #2 and #3

FIGUST country pair Germany-Italy grows by 7%; Lufthansa is #1; its partners are #2 and #3

Far from being a stagnant mature market, the two FIGUST countries of Germany and Italy are still providing dynamic growth despite the continued economic gloom that persists in Europe. anna.aero reviews the big players, including newcomers like Meridiana in this heavyweight pairing.


Dutch airports on track to surpass 60 million passengers in 2014

Dutch airports on track to surpass 60 million passengers in 2014

A very densely populated country, the Netherlands is served by five commercial airports providing scheduled airline services, out of which Amsterdam commands 93% of total weekly capacity. In the first eight months of 2014, passenger numbers are up 4.6% when compared to 2012. anna.aero takes a closer look at the trends in demand at Dutch airports in 2014.

ASKs between Middle East and US increase by 35%; nine new routes started in last 12 months

ASKs between Middle East and US increase by 35%; nine new routes started in last 12 months

By the end of 2014, Etihad Airways will have added three new US routes to its network, including San Francisco this week, complementing the seven already started over the last 12 months from the Middle East region. anna.aero investigates just how much of the growth between these regions is being delivered by the MEB3.

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.