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Airbus and Boeing only deliver 38% of the total number of aircraft that they distributed in December during the first month of 2017

Airbus and Boeing only deliver 38% of the total number of aircraft that they distributed in December during the first month of 2017

Having delivered a grand total of 178 aircraft in December, Airbus and Boeing slowed production during the first month of this year, distributing only 69 aircraft between them, around 38% of the total of the previous month. Boeing leads the charge going into the 2017 race, having handed over 44 aircraft in January. 

US-Mexico market grows 27% in 10 years; nearly 35 million annual seats between the two nations in 2016; traffic growing faster than capacity

US-Mexico market grows 27% in 10 years; nearly 35 million annual seats between the two nations in 2016; traffic growing faster than capacity

There is a lot happening in the world of politics at the moment between the US and Mexico, but one thing is clear, the demand for air travel between the two nations is growing fast – last year the market grew by 7.0%. anna.aero takes a closer look at what’s happening, and to see if a wall is really needed. 

East London is South Africa's fastest growing airport; 39.7 million passengers in 2016; traffic up five million in four years

East London is South Africa’s fastest growing airport; 39.7 million passengers in 2016; traffic up five million in four years

Having seen demand surge by almost 20% in 2016, East London is South Africa’s fastest growing airport. We take a closer look at the developments of the nation’s other large airports during the past few years, and delve deeper to see how the nation’s international sector has developed. 


Manchester to Bangkok is the #1 unserved route between Europe and Thailand; Russia and UK top markets; MEB3 presence intensifying

Manchester to Bangkok is the #1 unserved route between Europe and Thailand; Russia and UK top markets; MEB3 presence intensifying

Europeans are the second largest contingent of visitors to Thailand after Asians. In 2015, 5.63 million European tourists visited the Asian country. anna.aero takes a closer look at the development of tourism from Europe to Thailand during the past decade, and looks into the most popular unserved connections. 

Airbus and Boeing end 2016 with record month; Airbus passes 100+ unit deliveries for a single month; Lufthansa welcomes its first A350

Airbus and Boeing end 2016 with record month; Airbus passes 100+ unit deliveries for a single month; Lufthansa welcomes its first A350

During December Boeing and Airbus distributed 178 aircraft, over 12% of both companies’ combined delivery total for 2016. This was the first time in recent history that both had delivered 170+ aircraft in a given month. December was also the first month that one of the manufactures past 100+ unit deliveries.

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.