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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.


Star Alliance network covers 1,000+ airports and 4,000+ routes; Frankfurt remains largest hub (for now); SIN - LHR is #1 route for ASKs

Star Alliance network covers 1,000+ airports and 4,000+ routes; Frankfurt remains largest hub (for now); SIN – LHR is #1 route for ASKs

The Star Alliance is made up of 27 carriers, with its largest member being United Airlines. During the past 12 months, the members’ collective seat capacity has grown 3.7%, with the alliance offering over eight million monthly one-way seats. We look at Star’s top 12 routes in relation to ASKs and seats, top airports and member developments, which also includes the welcoming of carrier #28.

1.6m want London-Bali service; Skyscanner reveals users' most requested unserved routes by region

1.6m want London-Bali service; Skyscanner reveals users’ most requested unserved routes by region

Want to know the most-searched for unserved routes between Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia, the Americas and Asia, as well as between EMEA and the Americas? If you are an airline network planner, the answers to these questions should be keeping you awake at night.

Vueling’s S16 route droppings revealed; 39 airport pairs no longer served with Rome Fiumicino and Barcelona seeing biggest changes

Vueling’s S16 route droppings revealed; 39 airport pairs no longer served with Rome Fiumicino and Barcelona seeing biggest changes

Vueling has grown its network from fewer than 100 routes to almost 400 in the space of just six years. We reveal those routes that were dropped this summer across the airline’s network of 156 airports. A total of 42 airports were involved.


UK domestic market sees fastest growth for a decade; British Airways, easyJet and Flybe dominate; London-Scotland routes are busiest

UK domestic market sees fastest growth for a decade; British Airways, easyJet and Flybe dominate; London-Scotland routes are busiest

The UK domestic market is still 16% smaller than it was at its peak in 2005, but last year saw demand grow by 5%. We reveal how the market has developed in the last 15 years, the busiest routes, the leading airlines and the newest services.

Leak of the Week: American Airlines boosts its S17 European network

Leak of the Week: American Airlines boosts its S17 European network

Having had a year off, launching no new European services in S16, anna.aero can exclusively reveal expansion is back on the agenda for American Airlines in S17, as the oneworld carrier looks to begin Dallas/Fort Worth to Amsterdam and Rome Fiumicino, as well as Chicago O’Hare to Barcelona.

Aer Lingus resoundingly reclaims the title of ‘Fastest Airline in the World’ in the Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run.

Aer Lingus resoundingly reclaims the title of ‘Fastest Airline in the World’ in the Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run.

A team of 20 Aer Lingus runners raced down the runway at this year’s Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run, sponsored by Airbus and Qatar Airways, to resoundingly reclaim the title of ‘The Fastest Airline in the World.’


London to New York market stable at just over four million annual pax; over 30 flights per day from seven carriers with Heathrow-JFK #1 choice

London to New York market stable at just over four million annual pax; over 30 flights per day from seven carriers with Heathrow-JFK #1 choice

We trace almost 30 years of traffic development between the two great cities. Plus some analysis of upcoming fares offered by the seven airlines currently flying between London and New York. Some of the airline websites could do better.

Qatar Airways and Emirates leave Etihad Airways behind in network growth race; US, Australia and UK are biggest country markets by ASKs

Qatar Airways and Emirates leave Etihad Airways behind in network growth race; US, Australia and UK are biggest country markets by ASKs

Qatar Airways is drawing well ahead of Emirates in the battle for scale when measured by destinations served. We reveal the routes added (and dropped) by the MEB3 carriers in the last 12 months, and which are the top 15 country markets for the combined carriers.

KLM has third biggest international European hub among legacy carriers; serves 135 points non-stop; nine new routes added in S16

KLM has third biggest international European hub among legacy carriers; serves 135 points non-stop; nine new routes added in S16

KLM was formed in 1919 and is still going strong. We reveal the rate of growth during the last decade, the airline’s biggest routes and country markets as measured by ASKs and review its most recent route additions.