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American Airlines dominates market between North and South America; capacity up 9% versus last January
Non-stop services between airports in North and South America are growing steadily with several carriers launching new services in recent months. We rank the top 12 country pairs and the top 12 airlines in the market, and reveal the top 10 airports in each region for capacity to the other. Plus we reveal what made Curitiba special last year.
An impressive 1,275 airframes were delivered to worldwide airline customers by Airbus and Boeing last year, turning 2013 into a record year, Boeing delivered 649 aircraft and wins the race for the second year in a row.
Lufthansa/germanwings and airberlin both plan German growth of 2-3% for next summer with Norwegian expanding rapidly
German airport traffic grew by less than 1% in 2013, and the country’s major airline groups are planning only modest growth for 2014. We reveal which carriers are planning more aggressive growth in the German market. And we identify the six different airlines which can claim to be the biggest carrier at at least one of Germany’s 18 passenger airports with more than one million passengers.
Turkey’s airports grow 15% in 2013; Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines push Turkey past Italy as Europe’s #5
Last year we predicted that Turkey might overtake Italy and France in 2015 in terms of airport passenger numbers. Well, Italy was passed in 2013, and now Turkey has its sights firmly set on passing France in 2014. We reveal which airports are growing fastest, and which destinations the flag-carrier has added at each Istanbul airport.
Airbus delivers more units than Boeing for the second month in a row; Xiamen Airlines receives its 100th Boeing aircraft, a 737-800
Airbus delivers 58 airframes in November, more units than the American manufacturer for the second month in a row. However, Boeing continues to lead the 2013 delivery race by 19 units with just one month of data to go.
The “B” in “BRIC” has seen demand for air travel plateau in 2013. In six of the first 10 months domestic RPKs have fallen compared with 2012. TAM Airlines and GOL still share three-quarters of the domestic market, with Azul Airlines third with around 13%. Aerolineas Argentinas, American Airlines and Cubana amongst airlines starting new international routes recently.
Seven airlines can claim to be #1 at one or more of the UK’s busiest airports; easyJet leads way at six airports
The UK economy is currently one of the fastest-growing in Europe, and this is reflected in the 3.4% growth in passenger numbers, during the last 12 months, across the country’s airports. We reveal how quickly the top 21 airports are growing (or not) and which are the top three airlines at each airport.
77% of US domestic air routes are a monopoly; nine routes have at least five airlines fighting for passengers
The US domestic air travel market consists of around 2,800 routes, of which more than three-quarters are operated by just one carrier. We take a closer look at which routes are ultra-competitive, with two routes from Los Angeles each being served by six carriers. We reveal what the impact of on-going mergers will have on these routes.
The new planned coalition government looks set to leave the country’s air travel tax in place, much to the dismay of airlines, airports and the tourism industry. Out of Germany’s top 20 airports only six are growing in 2013, though that does include all four of the busiest airports. Ryanair continues to strongly influence the fortunes of some of the nation’s smaller airports.
Airbus delivers more units than Boeing for the first time in six months; Royal Brunei Airlines receive first 787
While Boeing continues to lead the 2013 delivery race by 26 units, Airbus gets back on track as it manages to deliver five more aircraft than its US counterpart in October.
anna.aero’s Chief Analyst Ralph Anker (a good Norwegian surname apparently) was invited to make a presentation on “Key Trends In Aviation” at Avinor’s conference in Oslo this week. If you couldn’t make it to see the man himself present it, then at least take a look at the downloadable presentation, which contains material never previously presented on anna.aero.
While both Airbus and Boeing improved their annual performance by almost 10% so far, the US manufacturer is now more than 30 units ahead of its European counterpart and a strong contender to win the 2013 delivery race.