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Western Europe’s main air travel markets growing solidly in 2014 after difficult 2013; Ireland and Norway impacted most by Easter shift

Western Europe’s main air travel markets growing solidly in 2014 after difficult 2013; Ireland and Norway impacted most by Easter shift

Passenger numbers have been growing steadily if unspectacularly at airports in most Western European countries, even in Italy and Spain which had such a tough time in 2013.

Strongest July for Airbus and Boeing; Emirates receives its 50th A380

Strongest July for Airbus and Boeing; Emirates receives its 50th A380

While Emirates received its 50th A380 from Airbus, the European manufacturer will have to add some power if it wants to catch up with Boeing, which leads the delivery race by 48 units. In addition, the American producer handed over its second 787-9 to All Nippon Airways in July.

Air India and Jet Airways help AAPA member airlines report international growth of 6% in first half of 2014

Air India and Jet Airways help AAPA member airlines report international growth of 6% in first half of 2014

Airlines in the Asia Pacific region have seen international traffic grow by almost 5% in the first half of 2014. According to AAPA, the group of 30 airlines for which it collects traffic showed a 1.1 percentage point drop in load factor during the same period to 76.7%.


AEA members report 3.3% passenger growth in 2014 H1

AEA members report 3.3% passenger growth in 2014 H1

In the first six months of 2014, Europe’s flag-carriers have reported traffic growth of 3.3%, according to the AEA. All geographic markets are up except for North Africa (down 0.1%), with the Middle East leading the way (+8.0%).

China’s airlines now growing faster internationally than domestically

China’s airlines now growing faster internationally than domestically

Less than 10% of passengers on Chinese airlines are travelling on international flights, but this market is now growing rapidly. We reveal the growth rates of China’s top 15 airlines and what new international routes are still to launch in 2014.

Qatar Airways increases Hamad International Airport non-stop network by 17 destinations; still just behind Emirates

Qatar Airways increases Hamad International Airport non-stop network by 17 destinations; still just behind Emirates

The MEB3 carriers have added a total of 34 new non-stop services in the last 12 months, 20 of which are to new destinations. Download our free summary spreadsheet that reveals who’s flying where and how often.


US domestic market barely growing as airlines make huge profits; international capacity up almost 10% this summer

US domestic market barely growing as airlines make huge profits; international capacity up almost 10% this summer

As the US airline industry continues to make healthy profits, domestic capacity growth is still negligible overall. However, we reveal which of the leading domestic airlines is growing fastest. The international market is showing more signs of life and again we look to see how the leading carriers compare.

All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines combined share of Japanese domestic market falls below 75%

All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines combined share of Japanese domestic market falls below 75%

With Japan’s two largest carriers not growing their domestic capacities, other carriers now account for more than one-quarter of the market with the likes of Jetstar Japan, Peach and Vanilla Air all growing. With their 787 fleets ANA and JAL have even reported double-digit international growth in April and May this year.

UK airports see international passenger numbers grow by 4.5% in 2014 H1; Canary Islands lead ‘summer sun’ surge

UK airports see international passenger numbers grow by 4.5% in 2014 H1; Canary Islands lead ‘summer sun’ surge

International air travel from the UK grew faster in the first half of 2014 than in the previous year. Popular summer sun destinations such as the Canary Islands, Greece and Portugal have been performing well, but one major EU country market (which grew rapidly last year) has seen a decline this year.


Record June for Airbus and Boeing; Air New Zealand receives #1 787-9

Record June for Airbus and Boeing; Air New Zealand receives #1 787-9

Airbus and Boeing recorded strongest June since anna.aero started tracking aircraft deliveries in 2008, with the American producer handing over 71 airframes, 16 more than its European counterpart. Airbus will have to add some power if it wants to catch up with Boeing, which leads the 2014 delivery race by 39 units.

Interjet and Volaris battle to be #1 LCC in Mexico; TAR Aerolineas launches operations from Queretaro

Interjet and Volaris battle to be #1 LCC in Mexico; TAR Aerolineas launches operations from Queretaro

Mexico’s air travel market had a good 2013 and is doing even better in 2014. Both domestic and international traffic are up by around 10% so far this year. A new regional airline has even started operations this year, operating ERJs. We reveal which are the leading airlines in the international market.

Spanish airport traffic growing again; passenger numbers up 4% in 2014 as Jet2.com, Norwegian and Vueling drive growth

Spanish airport traffic growing again; passenger numbers up 4% in 2014 as Jet2.com, Norwegian and Vueling drive growth

Spain’s airports are bouncing back after passenger numbers declined by 3.5% in 2013 (and 5% in 2012). We reveal which are the fastest-growing airports in the country and which airlines have seen the biggest increase in passenger numbers.