Xiamen Airlines and China Southern lead the carrier charge for W17/18 growth; China, India and the US front country market growth
With 12 airlines and 21 airports in the top 40 for growth at the start of W17/18, it is no wonder that China is growing three times faster than any other nation. anna.aero has crunched the numbers to highlight the leading airlines, airports and country markets for growth heading into the start of the winter season.
79 new airlines begin life in 2017; 25 go out of business – Europe has the highest number of start-ups, but also the most failures
Here at anna.aero we love the pioneering spirit which surrounds those brave individuals and organisations which take the momentous decision to start a new airline. Thanks to our data-munching friends at ch-aviation, we look at the types of carriers being launched, where they are beginning their fledgling existences and the best (and worst) locations to start an airline.
Frontier Airlines’ route droppings revealed; 23 airport pairs no longer served with O’Hare and Atlanta seeing biggest changes
We love to see airlines celebrate route launches, but route droppings are also a fact of life, though less publicised. In a week that has seen US ULCC Frontier Airlines launch a significant 30 routes, we got our data elves to rummage through its schedule data to see what routes the airline has said goodbye to this summer.
Altitude East 2017 – Atlantic Canada’s airports and airlines gather to discuss region’s aviation challenges and opportunities
Last week anna.aero was in Halifax for the Altitude East conference, the largest and most significant forum of the year for Atlantic Canada’s airport, airline and tourism professionals. Taking place between 12-14 September, and hosted by Halifax International Airport Authority, 138 delegates attended the two-day event highlighting the key issues facing Atlantic Canada airports.
Kansas City is now the largest unserved market in the US from Europe; over 40 airports in the US to have direct flights in S18
With WOW air announcing Cleveland and St. Louis, while British Airways has confirmed it will begin flights to Nashville and Delta Air Lines to link Indianapolis with Paris CDG, Kansas City has now become the largest unserved US destination from Europe. We look to see what are the other top unserved markets, and what demand is created from a direct flight.
Spain overtakes Sweden to become Norwegian’s #2 market; long-haul routes only account for 4.6% of seats in S17 but growing fast
Norwegian has increased its presence greatly in Spain during the past year, with the southern European nation now being the airline’s second biggest market after Norway. We take a closer look to see how the carrier has spread its capacity over the past year, and how much of it is now on transcontinental links.
More than 1,000 runners lined up on Budapest Airport’s runway on Saturday for the annual air transport industry’s 10km charity race, as home-based Wizz Air claimed the coveted title of ‘Fastest Airline in the World’.
Asian LCC long-haul capacity growing faster than short-haul; IndiGo overtakes Lion Air to become continents largest; India biggest market
In 2017 Asian LCCs are scheduled to operate 455 million one-way seats, up from 70 million in 2007. With Asian LCC seat capacity increasing by 459% in the past decade, anna.aero decided to see how this vast capacity surge has been distributed with regards to sector length and originating country market.
Auf Wiedersehen airberlin? Germany’s third largest airline will leave a dent of over 25 million seats and a prospering transatlantic network
While the future for airberlin is looking uncertain, the carrier is certainly going to leave behind a sizable gap in Germany’s market. However, the carrier in recent years has built-up a respected transatlantic network to the US which now has 12 routes and handles over one million passengers a year.
Amsterdam overtakes Frankfurt and Istanbul as it aims to catch Paris CDG to become Europe’s #2 hub; Heathrow to have 9.3 million pax lead
FLAPI airports (Frankfurt, London Heathrow, Amsterdam, Paris CDG and Istanbul Atatürk) handled over 326 million passengers in 2016, up 1.5% when compared to 2015. We look to see how these airports have grown in the past decade in regards to their hub carriers and their market shares.
The 787 flew its first commercial service in October 2011, however, the first really new city pairing didn’t happen until April 2012 between Tokyo Narita and Boston with rival Japan Airlines. Since then, a further 139 exclusive, unserved new routes have been opened, with 33 more currently planned.
Rule Britannia! UK world’s #1 generator of international seat capacity and flights; Ryanair and easyJet are leading international airlines
The US and China may have bigger total markets but the UK offers more international seats than any other country this summer. We reveal the fastest-growing (and shrinking) markets plus the top 40 international airlines and how they compare with S16.