Star Feature

Best connected airline hubs by region revealed; global winner Turkish Airlines in Istanbul pulls away from Delta Air Lines in Atlanta

Best connected airline hubs by region revealed; global winner Turkish Airlines in Istanbul pulls away from Delta Air Lines in Atlanta

This week we reveal which are the top 12 airline hubs (in terms of destinations served) in seven different regions across the world. Regional winners include Aeromexico, Air China, Air New Zealand, Qatar Airways and Royal Air Maroc.

Norwegian’s first year of UK-US services analysed; over 200,000 passengers carried with average load factors of around 93%

Norwegian’s first year of UK-US services analysed; over 200,000 passengers carried with average load factors of around 93%

Norwegian’s long-haul, low-cost business model with 787-8s has been operating from London Gatwick to the US since last July. We reveal monthly passenger numbers and load factors by route and fares between now and the end of the year.

Ryanair to launch Amsterdam base; London, Paris, Barcelona and Frankfurt likely new route targets

Ryanair to launch Amsterdam base; London, Paris, Barcelona and Frankfurt likely new route targets

Ryanair has been awarded a batch of slots at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol as the ULCC continues to move away from using secondary airports. If you had been reading anna.aero last October you would know that already. Now we tell you where the airline is going to fly and against who.


Leak of the Week – Emirates to fly to Philly

Leak of the Week – Emirates to fly to Philly

As the vitriolic words continue between the USB3 and MEB3, the latter seem hell bent on launching plenty of new US routes, just to prove their point in the rhetoric still further. During a press briefing Emirates’ Tim Clark lets it slip that Philadelphia will be the airline’s 11th US destination – as ever, we evaluate.

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.