Market Trends

Poland’s airports grew by 12% in 2015; S16 seat capacity is up 11% as LOT Polish Airlines launches fightback against Ryanair and Wizz Air

Poland’s airports grew by 12% in 2015; S16 seat capacity is up 11% as LOT Polish Airlines launches fightback against Ryanair and Wizz Air

While Warsaw’s two airports account for 45% of Polish airport traffic, three carriers account for 70% of scheduled seats. We reveal how Poland’s airports have developed since the country joined the EU and which airlines are growing fastest in S16.

Canadian air travel demand grows by just over 4% in 2015; Toronto Pearson passes 40 million mark, Vancouver breaks through 20 million

Canadian air travel demand grows by just over 4% in 2015; Toronto Pearson passes 40 million mark, Vancouver breaks through 20 million

Canada’s biggest airports reported overall growth in 2015 of just over 4%. We reveal the monthly trends for the top 10 airports plus a breakdown of growth by geographic segment.

Airbus delivers Turkish Airlines its #300 aircraft while Boeing gains further advantage in the 2016 delivery race

Airbus delivers Turkish Airlines its #300 aircraft while Boeing gains further advantage in the 2016 delivery race

After delivering 56 aircraft in February, Boeing has opened up a strong lead over its European counterpart of 37 units for the first two months of 2016. The month was also a celebration for Turkish Airlines which welcomed its #300 aircraft. Overall both manufacturers delivered a total of 102 units in the second month of the 2016 delivery race.


Over 1,200 routes connect Asia to the rest of the world; Mumbai–Dubai is #1; MEB3 hub is also the number one destination from the continent

Over 1,200 routes connect Asia to the rest of the world; Mumbai–Dubai is #1; MEB3 hub is also the number one destination from the continent

During the past 12 months, seat capacity between Asia and the rest of the world has grown by 6.2% with Emirates remaining as the largest carrier in the market. With Routes Asia just around the corner, anna.aero thought it would look to see how the world is connecting to the continent, and to highlight some of the important routes commencing this year between the two markets.

SWISS welcomes its first 777 as Boeing kick-starts 2016 with double the deliveries of Airbus

SWISS welcomes its first 777 as Boeing kick-starts 2016 with double the deliveries of Airbus

After delivering 49 units in the month of January, Boeing has opened up a strong lead over its European counterpart of 27 units. The month was also a celebration for SWISS, which became the latest carrier to operate the 777-300ER. Overall both manufacturers delivered a total of 71 aircraft in the first month of the 2016 delivery race.

Ryanair leads the way between the UK and Ireland; London – Dublin city pair analysed

Ryanair leads the way between the UK and Ireland; London – Dublin city pair analysed

Since 2011, seven carriers have left the UK – Ireland market, however what has not changed during the past few years is Ryanair’s overall control of the country pair. anna.aero takes a look to see how one of the most dynamic markets in Europe has developed in recent years, including the continent’s number one city pair, London – Dublin.


Air Canada commands the show in the US – Canada market; seat capacity up 2.9% between the two nations

Air Canada commands the show in the US – Canada market; seat capacity up 2.9% between the two nations

After recording a growth in seat capacity between the two country markets over the past 12 months of 8.0%, Air Canada remains the number one carrier, with fellow Canadian airline WestJet second. However, airlines based on the north side of the border are faring much better than their US counterparts. anna.aero takes a closer look to see which carriers are the winners, and which are losing out.

Airbus thumps Boeing in final delivery month of 2015; TAM Airlines becomes first A350 operator from the Americas

Airbus thumps Boeing in final delivery month of 2015; TAM Airlines becomes first A350 operator from the Americas

After delivering 79 units in the month of December, Airbus has closed the gap to Boeing by 26 units. The month was also a celebration for TAM Airlines, which became the fourth global operator of the A350. December has also witnessed the European manufacturer deliver three A350s to Finnair and Vietnam Airlines, however Boeing handed out nine 787s. Overall both manufacturers delivered a total of 132 aircraft in December.

Brazilian airlines face challenging 2016 despite Olympics boost; domestic air travel in November shows biggest downturn in a decade

Brazilian airlines face challenging 2016 despite Olympics boost; domestic air travel in November shows biggest downturn in a decade

The country’s economy is expected to shrink in 2016 despite Rio de Janeiro hosting the summer Olympics. The fourth quarter of 2015 finally saw demand for domestic air travel start to fall. Plus we look at the performance of Brazil’s recently privatised airports.


Boeing passes 700 unit deliveries for 2015 as it extends its lead further over Airbus

Boeing passes 700 unit deliveries for 2015 as it extends its lead further over Airbus

After delivering 71 units in November, the North American manufacturer has extended its lead over Airbus by 10 units. The month was also a celebration for Copa Airlines as it welcomed its 100th Boeing aircraft. November has also witnessed the European manufacturer deliver none of its new A350 model, while Boeing hands out 14 787s. However, overall both manufacturers delivered a total of 132 aircraft during the penultimate month of 2015.

The MEB3 lead the way in connecting the Middle East with China, yet all three are reporting declines in capacity

The MEB3 lead the way in connecting the Middle East with China, yet all three are reporting declines in capacity

Although Emirates and Qatar Airways are only reporting minor declines in seat capacity in the Middle East to China market, it is Etihad Airways which is letting down the MEB3 trio as it reports a drop in overall seats between its Abu Dhabi hub and China of over 16%. anna.aero looks to see how the remaining carriers are coping in the market, and which destinations are the most popular.

US-Caribbean seats up by 2.5%; Delta Air Lines leads the way in terms of W15/16 capacity increases; Norwegian services starting soon

US-Caribbean seats up by 2.5%; Delta Air Lines leads the way in terms of W15/16 capacity increases; Norwegian services starting soon

It has been three years since our data elves last looked at the US to Caribbean market so a review was overdue. Even over the last year four additional US airports have Caribbean connections, three new airlines have joined the market and scheduled service has been launched to a most significant new country market – Cuba.