Star Feature

China-Europe market analysed; Chinese carriers growing faster than European rivals as tourism market stimulates demand

China-Europe market analysed; Chinese carriers growing faster than European rivals as tourism market stimulates demand

China is already the biggest country market in Asia for non-stop air services from Europe. We reveal how quickly it is growing, which are the leading airlines and how many airports in China now have direct service to Europe.

ACI EUROPE Prague Congress: Michael Cawley addresses “New Aviation Reality”

ACI EUROPE Prague Congress: Michael Cawley addresses “New Aviation Reality”

“I see change” said Michael Cawley to the 350 airport delegates at ACI EUROPE’s Annual Congress in Prague on 25 June. “You all now have open-neck shirts, and now it’s my turn to wear a tie,” observed the ex-Deputy CEO of Ryanair who is now the fully-suited Chairman of Fáilte Ireland, the Irish national tourism development authority.

Greek Grexit fears not impacting on growing summer demand for Greek destinations; volatility of non-European markets examined

Greek Grexit fears not impacting on growing summer demand for Greek destinations; volatility of non-European markets examined

We reveal which of 18 holiday airports around Europe can expect the most growth this summer. Plus we look at 15 years’ worth of data to various non-European destinations from the UK to highlight the volatility of some leisure markets.


European LCC and legacy airline seasonality examined; Norwegian and British Airways score low, Jet2.com and Aegean Airlines score high

European LCC and legacy airline seasonality examined; Norwegian and British Airways score low, Jet2.com and Aegean Airlines score high

We measure the seasonality of eight European LCCs and eight European legacy carriers using monthly scheduled seat capacity data to reveal how they compare using our Seasonal Variation In Demand (SVID) calculator.

Transatlantic market grows by 6% in 2015; Delta Air Lines, British Airways, United Airlines and American Airlines lead way

Transatlantic market grows by 6% in 2015; Delta Air Lines, British Airways, United Airlines and American Airlines lead way

Despite currency fluctuations the Europe to North America market looks in good shape this summer with capacity up and many new routes being launched among the almost 60 airlines serving the market.

Europe’s busiest airports see 5% growth in long-haul capacity this summer; Heathrow busiest but Amsterdam and Dublin growing fast

Europe’s busiest airports see 5% growth in long-haul capacity this summer; Heathrow busiest but Amsterdam and Dublin growing fast

The FLAP airports dominate long-haul services from Europe with Heathrow Airport tops. But Dublin Airport is the fastest-growing in percentage terms while Amsterdam Airport has the biggest increase in seat volume.


Regional connectivity in France, Germany and the UK revisited; winners and losers between 2009 and 2015 revealed

Regional connectivity in France, Germany and the UK revisited; winners and losers between 2009 and 2015 revealed

We take another look at how well connected the biggest regional airports in three major European markets are to major cities across Europe. We reveal which routes have been gained (plenty) and which have been lost (a few).

Norwegian growing in UK and US as Nordic markets stabilise; almost 20 new routes this summer but Oslo Torp sees big cuts

Norwegian growing in UK and US as Nordic markets stabilise; almost 20 new routes this summer but Oslo Torp sees big cuts

Norwegian’s network is becoming less Nordic-centric with growth in 2015 coming from the US and the UK. We reveal how the leading country markets have grown and which routes have been added and dropped in the last 12 months.

5th US ANNIES honours Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Allegiant Air; Azul Airlines does it for the little guys!

5th US ANNIES honours Southwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines and Allegiant Air; Azul Airlines does it for the little guys!

Four airlines have won prizes in the 2015 US ANNIES, with Allegiant Air adding to its trophy cabinet a win in the prestigious “Airline with the biggest increase in the number of US airports in its network” category. Other winners are Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines and Azul Airlines.


Dallas Love Field takes two awards in fifth US ANNIES; Savannah/Hilton Head joins growth party

Dallas Love Field takes two awards in fifth US ANNIES; Savannah/Hilton Head joins growth party

More eagerly awaited by the world’s airport and airline industry than the Skytrax awards, are anna.aero’s US ANNIES prizes! The awards are back for their fifth outing, with awards for seven airports that have achieved notable route and traffic-related success in the US over the past 12 months.

Turkish Airlines grows in Lufthansa’s backyard; Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden to become 14th German destination from Atatürk in June

Turkish Airlines grows in Lufthansa’s backyard; Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden to become 14th German destination from Atatürk in June

Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines has added five new German destinations in four years. We reveal the leading onward connection points for all existing German routes and the share of point-to-point traffic on each route.

Amsterdam Schiphol scoops Cake of the Week S15 Part II competition

Amsterdam Schiphol scoops Cake of the Week S15 Part II competition

With nearly 2,300 votes cast, not bad considering most of Europe’s network planners were in Aberdeen attending Routes Europe, it was a one-horse race pretty much from start to finish, with the Dutch masters running away with victory in the second public vote announcing the start of the S15 season.