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Chinese airlines growing over 25% internationally in 2016; domestic growth just under 10%; Beijing losing ground to Atlanta for total pax

Chinese airlines growing over 25% internationally in 2016; domestic growth just under 10%; Beijing losing ground to Atlanta for total pax

China’s airline are well and truly embracing international routes. While domestic traffic has been growing around 10% since 2011, international traffic is booming. We also reveal the ranking of China’s top 15 airports in 2015.

Passengers up 10% in Mexico in first five months of 2016; domestic traffic growth strong; international growth driven by local airlines

Passengers up 10% in Mexico in first five months of 2016; domestic traffic growth strong; international growth driven by local airlines

Mexico’s air travel market has seen uninterrupted growth since the middle of 2011. We reveal changes in the domestic market shares of the leading airlines and highlight some of the new international routes.

Ethiopian Airlines sets world record as it becomes seventh A350 operator; French Blue welcomes its first A330

Ethiopian Airlines sets world record as it becomes seventh A350 operator; French Blue welcomes its first A330

After delivering 74 aircraft in June, Boeing has strengthened its lead over Airbus in the 2016 delivery race to 77 units, with the European counterpart distributing 64 aircraft in the sixth month of this year. The month was a celebration for new long-haul LCC French Blue, which welcomed its first A330-300, while Ethiopian Airlines became the latest A350 operator.


Shanghai - Barcelona largest unserved market between China and Europe; Paris CDG #1 connected airport; Shanghai – Amsterdam fastest growing route

Shanghai – Barcelona largest unserved market between China and Europe; Paris CDG #1 connected airport; Shanghai – Amsterdam fastest growing route

During the past 12 months, 16 previously unserved routes have opened up between Europe and China, with Baku, Manchester, Prague and London Gatwick being the latest airports to gain Chinese route status. anna.aero looks at how the market has developed in the past year, and to see which are the biggest unserved routes between the two markets.

Air Austral takes delivery of first 787-8 as Boeing extends lead in the 2016 delivery race

Air Austral takes delivery of first 787-8 as Boeing extends lead in the 2016 delivery race

After delivering 71 aircraft in May, Boeing has strengthened its lead over Airbus in the 2016 delivery race to 67 units, with the European counterpart distributing 57 aircraft in the fifth month of this year. The month was a celebration for Air Austral which welcomed its first 787-8, while Indian LCC GoAir welcomed the first of 72 A320neos.

German seat capacity up 8% this summer; Berlin Schönefeld, Cologne Bonn and Memmingen growing fast in 2016 thanks to LCCs

German seat capacity up 8% this summer; Berlin Schönefeld, Cologne Bonn and Memmingen growing fast in 2016 thanks to LCCs

Europe’s second biggest air travel market looks set for a good summer. We reveal which airports have been growing (and shrinking) so far this year, and how the top 20 airlines in Germany are altering their capacity for S16 versus S15.


Ryanair welcomes over 30 new aircraft in first four months of 2016; Airbus and Boeing deliver 106 units in April

Ryanair welcomes over 30 new aircraft in first four months of 2016; Airbus and Boeing deliver 106 units in April

The Irish carrier last month heralded the arrival of its 400th 737 from the North American manufacturer. After delivering 54 aircraft in March, Boeing has opened up a strong lead over its European counterpart of 53 units for the first four months of the 2016 delivery race.

UK international traffic up 9% in Q1 2016 ahead of British-Irish Airports EXPO next month

UK international traffic up 9% in Q1 2016 ahead of British-Irish Airports EXPO next month

With the bonus of a leap day and Easter you would expect international passenger numbers to be looking healthy in the first quarter of 2016. We reveal the fastest-growing UK airports, foreign country markets and foreign airports.

Airbus hands over more single-aisle units than Boeing in March; US manufacturer delivers 150% more wide-bodies

Airbus hands over more single-aisle units than Boeing in March; US manufacturer delivers 150% more wide-bodies

After delivering 71 aircraft in March, Boeing has opened up a strong lead over its European counterpart of 51 units for the first three months of 2016. The month was also a celebration for IndiGo, with the Indian LCC welcoming its first A320neo. Overall both manufacturers delivered a total of 128 units in March.


Turkish airports still growing; but at lowest level for seven years

Turkish airports still growing; but at lowest level for seven years

Turkish airports still grow – but at lowest rate for seven years, anna.aero’s analysis reveals. Across all Turkish airports demand was up just 1.0% according to our evaluation of DHMI figures.

WestJet helps stimulate UK-Canada seat capacity by 20% this summer; passenger numbers peaked in 2007 at 3.9 million

WestJet helps stimulate UK-Canada seat capacity by 20% this summer; passenger numbers peaked in 2007 at 3.9 million

Can the UK-Canada market be stimulated by an LCC? WestJet hopes so as it launches six new routes to the UK, contributing to a big increase in seat capacity for this summer. We look at traffic trends since 1994 and exchange rates.

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.