Star Feature

Leading generators of transfer traffic at top four Asian airports revealed

Leading generators of transfer traffic at top four Asian airports revealed

Beijing, Tokyo Haneda, Hong Kong and Shanghai Pudong were the four busiest airports in Asia in 2015. We reveal the top 15 sources of transfer traffic at each of these airports.

Wizz Air and Ryanair are the biggest and fastest-growing airlines in Central Europe; Poland-UK remains biggest country pair

Wizz Air and Ryanair are the biggest and fastest-growing airlines in Central Europe; Poland-UK remains biggest country pair

We define a new region of 17 countries across Central and Eastern Europe and analyse which are the biggest and fastest-growing in 2016. Plus we reveal the top 15 airlines (and how fast they are growing) and busiest country pairs.

Biggest international country pairs in W16/17 revealed; different winners when measured by seats, flights and ASKs

Biggest international country pairs in W16/17 revealed; different winners when measured by seats, flights and ASKs

We reveal the top 15 country pairs this winter by seats, flights and ASKs. The US ‘wins’ all three categories but with different partners. UK-Spain, US-China and Japan-South Korea report impressive year-on-year growth.


Cologne Bonn wins the Public Vote for the best Cake of the Week of W16/17 Part II

Cologne Bonn wins the Public Vote for the best Cake of the Week of W16/17 Part II

Winning by over 250 votes, Cologne Bonn secured the Cake of the Week Public Vote Part II for its People’s Viennaline route launch cake, beating 15 other entries from around the world. Wunderbar!

Tenerife North wins Part I ‒ vote for the best of 16 W16/17 Fire Truck Water Arches Part II – get voting now

Tenerife North wins Part I ‒ vote for the best of 16 W16/17 Fire Truck Water Arches Part II – get voting now

With 35%, 15% more than the second placed airport, Tenerife North scooped Part I of the W15/16 Public Vote. Its straight onto Part II, with 16 entries from around the world, including two new cargo routes, vying for the second opportunity to convince the public to vote for their Fire Truck Water Arch.

London Stansted wins Part I ‒ Vote for the best Cake of the Week Part II – choose the winner from 16 culinary creations at the start of W16/17

London Stansted wins Part I ‒ Vote for the best Cake of the Week Part II – choose the winner from 16 culinary creations at the start of W16/17

Narrowly beating the baseball stadium created in Tampa, London Stansted secured the Cake of the Week Public Vote Part I for its Atlasglobal route launch cake. 16 more entries have been received week, as more airports look to take Part II – yummy!


Vote for the best Cake of the Week – choose the winner from the 16 baked beauties from the start of W16/17

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – choose the winner from the 16 baked beauties from the start of W16/17

Forget having to decide between Trump or Clinton – this is the only thing worth winning this month – anna.aero’s W16/17 Cake of the Week vote. The bi-annual competition was won by Cluj-Napoca Airport in Romania at the start of S16, but who will secure the majority of votes this time around?

Vote for the best of 12 W16/17 Fire Truck Water Arches – get voting now

Vote for the best of 12 W16/17 Fire Truck Water Arches – get voting now

For one of the 12 airports involved in this week’s Arch of Triumph public vote it will be a great start to November, because within seven days one airport will have a new certificate adorning the fire station walls, and the fire crews will be the toast of the airport. Let battle commence!!

IndiGo, Ryanair and China set the pace for W16/17 growth; India now growing faster than US; Spain and UK lead European growth this winter

IndiGo, Ryanair and China set the pace for W16/17 growth; India now growing faster than US; Spain and UK lead European growth this winter

With eight of the top 20 airports and five of the top 10 airlines no wonder China is seeing three times as many additional seats across its airports than any other country this winter. We crunch the numbers and reveal the fastest-growing airlines, airports and country markets this winter.


Delta Air Lines is largest of SkyTeam’s 20 members with 25% of seats; Guangzhou joins Atlanta and Paris CDG in top three hubs

Delta Air Lines is largest of SkyTeam’s 20 members with 25% of seats; Guangzhou joins Atlanta and Paris CDG in top three hubs

SkyTeam has 20 airline members which cover a network of over 1,000 airports in 177 countries across 3,700+ routes. We take a closer look at the size of all the carriers, the alliance’s top airports, as well as its top 12 routes in relation to ASKs and seats.

American Airlines leads the oneworld charge with 36% of alliance capacity; Dallas/Fort Worth is largest hub; LHR – HKG is #1 for ASKs

American Airlines leads the oneworld charge with 36% of alliance capacity; Dallas/Fort Worth is largest hub; LHR – HKG is #1 for ASKs

The oneworld alliance covers a network of 1,000+ airports and 3,600+ routes on a fleet of 3,571 aircraft. Last year, around 3.5 billion people flew around the world according to IATA, with 558 million flying on a oneword airline. This means that around 15%-16% of air travellers last year flew on a oneworld member aircraft. We look at the alliance’s top 12 routes in relation to ASKs and seats, as well as its top airports.

Jet2.com looks to London Stansted; 21 routes in S17 but will face competition on 20 of them; Ryanair likely to compete aggressively

Jet2.com looks to London Stansted; 21 routes in S17 but will face competition on 20 of them; Ryanair likely to compete aggressively

Jet2.com is looking to shake things up at London Stansted next summer by basing six aircraft at the airport. We look at the airline’s network growth for S17, the Ryanair/easyJet domination at Stansted and what competition Jet2.com will face on its new routes.