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It’s a draw! Both Airbus and Boeing delivered 52 units each in July, but Boeing maintains its overall lead so far in 2013
Boeing’s lead remains unchanged with 11 more units (+3.2%) delivered than Airbus so far this year. Boeing’s performance included seven 787-800s and Airbus delivered one A380.
Italian airport passenger numbers down 3.3% in first half of 2013; international routes show 1% growth
June 2013 saw Italian airports report their first combined year-on-year increase in passenger numbers since July 2012. We reveal which airports are growing fastest, and how each of the country’s leading airports is performing. Plus analysis of the Italian domestic market in which Volotea is growing quickly.
SAA, Mango, British Airways and kulula.com take advantage of 1time’s demise; international traffic up 5% in 2013
The disappearance of 1time from the South African aviation market has resulted in a decline in domestic passenger numbers, and leaves domestic passengers with a choice of four airlines, owned by just two companies. The good news is that international traffic is up 5% at the country’s main international gateway.
Southwest Airlines leads way with 44 new routes in our analysis of new US airline route launches in 2013
Despite no increase in domestic passenger numbers in the first few months of 2013, US airlines have still launched over 200 new routes. Our free, downloadable, sortable spreadsheet has been massively updated to reveal which airlines have been busiest so far this year, and also reveal how many more new routes are planned for 2013.
In the first five months of 2013, Europe’s flag-carriers have reported traffic growth of just 1.3%, according to the AEA. This disguises some major variations by geographic market, with domestic traffic down 3.3%, but cross-border European traffic up 2.5%. But it’s the Middle East that is the fastest-growing region, with passenger numbers up over 10%.
The Australian market has seen some changes in ownership among the airlines that operate within it, while passenger numbers continue to climb. International traffic (+5.2%) is growing more than twice as quickly as domestic traffic (+2.2%) so far in 2013. Airlines from China, Indonesia and Philippines have added new international flights this year.
FIGUS analysis – the leading international destinations from airports in France, Italy, Germany, UK and Spain revealed
Amsterdam is the leading international destination from UK airports, but which are the top 12 international destinations from airports in France, Germany, Italy and Spain? We’ve crunched the numbers, and can reveal which country markets have a clear winner, and which are much closer. Not surprisingly, London and Paris airports make several appearances.
British Airways starting Chengdu service in September; Chinese airlines maintaining steady 11% growth in 2013
The Chinese air travel market is still reporting double-digit growth in 2013, with the massive domestic market still outperforming the international market. We take a look at which airports grew fastest in 2012, and which airlines are preparing for new international services before the end of the year.
The Gulf’s MEB3 airlines continue to grow their global networks, with Qatar Airways closing the gap on Emirates in terms of destinations served non-stop. But Etihad Airways actually grew fastest, in the last 12 months, in terms of additional weekly departures from its hub. Download our free spreadsheet comparing the three carriers’ global networks.
While in a considerably better shape than airports in other European regions, Nordic airports have had their fair share of traffic drops in the last two years. But as most airports recover their traffic, Norwegian’s growth is slowly changing the dynamics within the region.
Boeing stays in the lead over Airbus as it delivers 60+ units in June; +6% more aircraft delivered in 2013 H1
Boeing delivers 61 airframes in June, including nine 787 Dreamliners, and leads Airbus by 11 units for the first six months of 2013.
Passenger numbers up 2.6% on international flights from UK airports in 2013H1; Poland and UAE markets growing fast
International air travel from the UK grew faster in the first half of 2013 than in the previous year. We look at individual country markets, and reveal which have grown fastest, and which have been shrinking. Plus we analyse which routes have helped stimulate the Polish and UAE markets.