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anna.aero presents at Avinor conference in Oslo

anna.aero presents at Avinor conference in Oslo

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.

Boeing grows the gap over Airbus to 31 units; Finnair takes the world’s first A321 with sharklets

Boeing grows the gap over Airbus to 31 units; Finnair takes the world’s first A321 with sharklets

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.

easyJet re-enters UK-Romania market with flights from London Gatwick Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport

easyJet re-enters UK-Romania market with flights from London Gatwick Airport to Bucharest Otopeni Airport

The UK-Romania market has grown steadily every year since Romania joined the EU in 2007. Blue Air and Wizz Air have stimulated demand with low-cost flights, but now easyJet has re-entered the market it briefly served in 2007/08. We look to see who is operating which services between the two countries, and why capacity will be up 40% this winter.


Boeing now heads the 2013 delivery race by 20 units; Airbus delivers its 8,000th aircraft

Boeing now heads the 2013 delivery race by 20 units; Airbus delivers its 8,000th aircraft

While the 8,000th Airbus was delivered in August, the European manufacturer will have to add some power if it wants to catch up with its American counterpart before the year’s end — Boeing now outperforms Airbus by 20 units.

United Airlines and WestJet grow in US-Canada market; Air Canada still #1 as market shrinks by 2%

United Airlines and WestJet grow in US-Canada market; Air Canada still #1 as market shrinks by 2%

The US-Canada market is relatively balanced between the US and Canadian carriers. The Canadian airlines have increased their market share by eight percentage points in the last year, breaking through the 50% share. Marginally behind are the US carriers, despite launching over double the amount of new routes as their Canadian counterparts. We reveal the top 12 (of 12) carriers in the market, how quickly they are growing, and which new services have been launched.

Aeromexico, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines drive 8% growth in US-Mexico seats; Interjet capacity up over 50%

Aeromexico, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines drive 8% growth in US-Mexico seats; Interjet capacity up over 50%

The US-Mexico market has been dominated by US carriers for many years, but Mexican airlines have increased their market share by almost three percentage points in the last year, and started twice as many new routes as their US counterparts. We reveal the top 12 carriers in the market, how quickly they are growing, and which new services have been launched.


Lille Airport (+21.3%) leads French traffic growth of 1.3% in 2013; Air France still growing on domestic routes

Lille Airport (+21.3%) leads French traffic growth of 1.3% in 2013; Air France still growing on domestic routes

With monthly traffic data available from 14 of the top 15 airports, we take a closer look at the latest developments in the French market. We reveal which which airports have been growing fastest, and which are having a tougher year. We also take a closer look at the leading French domestic routes, and what Air France’s strategy is.

It’s a draw! Both Airbus and Boeing delivered 52 units each in July, but Boeing maintains its overall lead so far in 2013

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

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

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

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.

AEA member airlines see modest 1.3% growth so far in 2013

AEA member airlines see modest 1.3% growth so far in 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%.