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Chinese airlines report 9.2% domestic growth in 2011

Chinese airlines report 9.2% domestic growth in 2011

China’s air traffic growth may have dipped below 10% but that’s still impressive given the size of the market which has now reached 270 million annual passengers. What happened to average load factors last year? And despite issues regarding the EU’s ETS which airlines are starting new non-stop services between Europe and China this year?

Airbus and Boeing level out for the year in a record-breaking February

Airbus and Boeing level out for the year in a record-breaking February

Both Airbus and Boeing had the most productive February since anna.aero started monitoring deliveries four years ago. But who is the leader in the delivery race after this year’s first two months? Which manufacturer delivered marginally more aircraft last month? And which airline is the nearest to seeing its A380 order fulfilled?

Alitalia plans small increase in international capacity from Rome, but 5% cut in domestic capacity this summer

Alitalia plans small increase in international capacity from Rome, but 5% cut in domestic capacity this summer

The new, privatised Alitalia continues to evolve its Rome-based network, but which leading country markets will see the greatest changes this June compared with last June? How dominant is the domestic market and which planned new destinations for this summer have had their launch date pushed back to July?


Austrian faces uncertain future; will planned capacity growth of 5% for this summer be implemented?

Austrian faces uncertain future; will planned capacity growth of 5% for this summer be implemented?

Lufthansa is getting serious about sorting out Austrian. But what changes are planned for the airline’s summer schedule compared with last summer? Which country markets are growing and which are shrinking? And which destinations have been dropped from Vienna in recent years?

Australian domestic air traffic up less than 1% in 2011; but Tiger bites back with new Sydney base

Australian domestic air traffic up less than 1% in 2011; but Tiger bites back with new Sydney base

Australia domestic air travel demand was virtually unchanged in 2011. But what about international traffic? Which were the leading airlines in the international market and which of the top 10 international city-pairs saw the fastest growth (and biggest drop) in passenger numbers?

Johannesburg sees international traffic pass eight million in 2011; Cape Town adds non-stops to Paris and Zurich

Johannesburg sees international traffic pass eight million in 2011; Cape Town adds non-stops to Paris and Zurich

South Africa’s airport traffic grew in 2011, but did it set a new record? How has international traffic developed following the hosting of the FIFA World Cup in 2010? Which airlines have started new scheduled services in Johannesburg and Cape Town during 2011?


Central European airport traffic up 180% in 10 years; Budapest and Warsaw still trying to catch Prague

Central European airport traffic up 180% in 10 years; Budapest and Warsaw still trying to catch Prague

Central Europe’s three big airports at Budapest, Prague and Warsaw have all been in the news this year, but how do their growth rates compare if we look at the period 1998-2011? How have other capital city airports in Central Europe developed in recent years? Which airport has seen an eight-fold increase in traffic thanks to which airline?

Record January for Airbus and Boeing deliveries; Hong Kong Airlines takes first all-business A330

Record January for Airbus and Boeing deliveries; Hong Kong Airlines takes first all-business A330

January 2012 goes down in history as the busiest beginning to a year since anna.aero started monitoring aircraft deliveries in 2008. But which aircraft manufacturer leads and by how many units? Which European budget airlines have grown their fleets? Which airline treated itself to an all-business A330? And which aircraft became a legend?

America’s top 20 airports grew by 2.5% in 2011; Miami fastest-growing as Houston Bush drops from 7th to 10th

America’s top 20 airports grew by 2.5% in 2011; Miami fastest-growing as Houston Bush drops from 7th to 10th

Our look at America’s 20 busiest airports in 2011 reveals which grew fastest (Miami) and which saw a drop in passenger numbers (Chicago O’Hare and Houston Bush). Which two airports swopped places among the top 20 despite both reporting growth?


Brazilian airport traffic up 15.8% in 2011; Sao Paulo Guarulhos reaches 30 million passengers

Brazilian airport traffic up 15.8% in 2011; Sao Paulo Guarulhos reaches 30 million passengers

Brazil’s airports reported double-digit growth for a third straight year, but are there signs that growth is slowing? How big is Azul’s share of the domestic market now and how many airports handled over three million passengers last year? And which foreign organisations have been selected to help build new airport terminals?

AEA member airlines report passenger growth of 7.1% in 2011; load factors down from 77.9% to 77.3%

AEA member airlines report passenger growth of 7.1% in 2011; load factors down from 77.9% to 77.3%

Europe’s flag carriers had a fairly decent 2011 in terms of passenger growth. But which geographic markets performed best and worst? Which airlines grew fastest in terms of passengers and ASKs? And which carriers improved their load factors the most? Which four carriers managed to achieve greater than 80% load factors for the whole year?

Turkey’s airports report traffic growth of 14.2% in 2011; Turkish Airlines' passengers up 12%, Pegasus up 32%

Turkey’s airports report traffic growth of 14.2% in 2011; Turkish Airlines’ passengers up 12%, Pegasus up 32%

Turkey’s air transport market is going from strength to strength. Airport traffic is booming and its two major airlines are both reporting double-digit growth. But which two airports have swopped places in the top 12 rankings? And which airlines have already announced what new routes to and from Turkey this summer?