Star Feature

Global seat capacity up 7.3% in 2016 Q1; China and Ryanair see biggest increase in seats compared with 2015 Q1

Global seat capacity up 7.3% in 2016 Q1; China and Ryanair see biggest increase in seats compared with 2015 Q1

We reveal which are the leading airlines and country markets in the first quarter of 2016 and by how much they are growing (or shrinking). Plus a look at which airlines and countries are seeing the biggest increase in capacity.

Qatar Airways reaches Ras Al Khaimah

Qatar Airways reaches Ras Al Khaimah

Qatar Airways makes Ras Al Khaimah its fifth destination in UAE from its Doha hub.

US airlines will have started over 500 new domestic routes in just two years by the end of 2016; despite mega profits fares not really falling

US airlines will have started over 500 new domestic routes in just two years by the end of 2016; despite mega profits fares not really falling

US airlines have never had it so good, with record profits and domestic demand is going through a period of sustained growth. Most of the leading airlines are growing their domestic networks this summer, but fares are falling only slowly.


Europe’s top 5 airports analysed; Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam, Paris and Istanbul – the FLAPI hubs compared

Europe’s top 5 airports analysed; Frankfurt, London, Amsterdam, Paris and Istanbul – the FLAPI hubs compared

Europe’s five busiest airports handled over 320 million passengers between them last year. We reveal which airlines have been gained (and lost) at these airports and how the number of destinations served compares.

Ryanair exclusively sponsors anna.aero in London Marathon with €5,000 for Anthony Nolan bone marrow transplants

Ryanair exclusively sponsors anna.aero in London Marathon with €5,000 for Anthony Nolan bone marrow transplants

Kenny Jacobs, Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer, presented a €5,000 cheque to anna.aero’s “TeamBron” in aid of the Anthony Nolan bone marrow charity.

China sees double-digit international growth for sixth straight year; China’s big three all increased capacity by more than 15% in 2015

China sees double-digit international growth for sixth straight year; China’s big three all increased capacity by more than 15% in 2015

We reveal how rapidly international capacity has grown from Chinese airports during the last decade and identify the top 15 country markets and airlines. We also reveal which are the fastest-growing airlines and country markets.


Intensified PELOCO5 competition - easyJet, Norwegian, Ryanair, Vueling and Wizz Air - 231 routes operated by at least two of them

Intensified PELOCO5 competition – easyJet, Norwegian, Ryanair, Vueling and Wizz Air – 231 routes operated by at least two of them

Europe’s five big pan-European LCCs (the PELOCO5) now compete against each other on 44% more routes than they did two summers ago. We reveal the 17 routes on which three of them go head-to-head.

World’s airlines started over 3,100 new routes in 2015; easyJet, Ryanair, Vueling and Wizz Air take top four places for most new routes

World’s airlines started over 3,100 new routes in 2015; easyJet, Ryanair, Vueling and Wizz Air take top four places for most new routes

We have analysed our New Route Database to reveal some statistics for 2015 including whether Airbus or Boeing aircraft started more new routes. We also look ahead to 2016 for which we already know about 1,100 planned new routes.

easyJet CEO becomes “Dame” Carolyn McCall; ex-Virgin Atlantic’s Barry Humphreys gets CBE

easyJet CEO becomes “Dame” Carolyn McCall; ex-Virgin Atlantic’s Barry Humphreys gets CBE

The CEO of easyJet has become Dame Carolyn McCall, while another friend of anna.aero, Dr Barry Humphreys, who retired last year as Chairman of the British Air Transport Association (BATA), receives a CBE.


Your Christmas card of the Week - from the anna.aero data elves

Your Christmas card of the Week – from the anna.aero data elves

As another busy year comes to a close, with anna.aero attending more route development events than ever before, we send some festive wishes to our colleagues and friends in the network planning community.

Istanbul New Airport could help generate over 200 new routes when it opens in 2018; anna.aero reveals over 150 possible new destinations

Istanbul New Airport could help generate over 200 new routes when it opens in 2018; anna.aero reveals over 150 possible new destinations

Last week’s ACI Airport Exchange marked the first big public reveal of the details of Istanbul New Airport which is set to open its first phase in 2018. The senior management of both the new airport and Turkish Airlines comprehensively turned out and gave top briefings, while anna.aero unveiled over 200 possible new routes.

Leak of the Week - Air France to return on Paris Orly-New York JFK route; Norwegian still interested in same airport pair

Leak of the Week – Air France to return on Paris Orly-New York JFK route; Norwegian still interested in same airport pair

Bjørn Kjos will want more than the shirts off the backs of Air France’s executives if he goes head-to-head against them on the Orly-JFK route next summer. anna.aero investigates the market implications of the two new entrants and the current state of play in one of the transatlantic’s most lucrative city pairs.