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Alitalia’s “withdrawal” creates opportunities for Air One, easyJet and Lufthansa at Malpensa

Alitalia’s “withdrawal” creates opportunities for Air One, easyJet and Lufthansa at MalpensaAlitalia has axed 75% of its capacity at MXP and is no longer the leading airline at the airport. Who is? Which routes that Alitalia dumped are served by other airlines and which have been lost? Which carrier has burst onto the scene and what is Lufthansa planning?

Florida is biggest O&D market for Delta/Northwest’s “New Global Airline”

Florida is biggest O&D market for Delta/Northwest’s “New Global Airline”Florida will be the #1 O&D market for the newly merged carrier, followed by Georgia and California. But which states have the most Delta and Northwest flights? And how will the merger affect the US to Europe market, where Delta already operates more flights than any other airline?

Oasis and Skybus failures impact Hong Kong and Columbus

Oasis and Skybus failures impact Hong Kong and ColumbusTwo airlines, two different business models, and both less than 18 months old. Now Oasis and Skybus have collapsed we take a look at what impact they had in the markets they served. Oasis offered just two routes from Hong Kong but Skybus offered 18 from Columbus where it was (briefly) the #1 airline.


Ryanair drives down average frequency of low-cost routes

Ryanair drives down average frequency of low-cost routesHaving started almost 190 new routes in the last six months (no, honest!) it’s no surprise that some of Ryanair’s new routes are low frequency. Among Europe’s LCCs this reduction in average frequency is a clear trend (with a couple of notable exceptions). Who is the master of the low-frequency network?

Airlines launch over 200 new routes to celebrate the start of the ‘summer’ season

Airlines launch over 200 new routes to celebrate the start of the ’summer’ seasonThis week anna.aero is entirely dedicated the start of the summer 2008 season. Our exclusive and unique downloadable spreadsheet contains data on 200+ new routes. Nobody else produces or provides anything like this. Certainly not for free.

UK air travel market records 3rd slowest growth for 25 years – T5 to the rescue?

UK air travel market records 3rd slowest growth for 25 years - T5 to the rescue?Data from the UK CAA shows that airport passenger numbers were up just over 2% last year with a decline in domestic traffic compensated by only modest growth in international markets. But which country markets are booming and which are in decline? And what about individual airport markets?


Short-haul European flights under increasing environmental pressure

Short-haul European flights under increasing environmental pressureShort-haul flying in Europe is under attack from politicians and environmentalists. But which are Europe’s shortest major routes and how many of them involve flights over water? Which are the shortest major overland routes and how many of them are under threat from alternative transport modes?

Scotland: are the boom times over?

Scotland: are the boom times over?Traffic growth at Scotland’s four major airports averaged over 5% every year between 1995 and 2005. But the last two years have seen traffic growth slow to under 3% per annum. What role did the Route Development Fund play in enticing new airlines and routes? Which airlines dominate domestic and international routes?

America: a divided society (between hubs and bases)

America: a divided society (between hubs and bases)With merger speculation once again rife among US airlines we take a look at the major operating bases/hubs of the legacy and low-cost carriers. Which is the only airline to have four bases in the top 20? Which airlines only have two? And how much bigger is Delta’s Atlanta base than anyone else’s? Does jetBlue’s JFK base make it into the Top 20? And what market share do the leading airlines have on the top 15 domestic routes?


Airbus upbeat about future demand

Airbus upbeat about future demandThe latest Global Market Forecast from Airbus is marginally more optimistic than last year forecasting that RPK growth will average 4.9% per annum over the next 20 years. Which markets does Airbus predict will experience the strongest growth and in which markets has Airbus changed its view the most since last year?

Amazing UK-Poland traffic growth driven by regional demand

Amazing UK-Poland traffic growth driven by regional demandThanks to EU membership and the enthusiastic migration of thousands of Poles to the UK, air travel between the two countries is booming. Growth of 30% in 2007 shows no sign of slowing down, but which airports are benefiting most? LCCs have 90% of the market but which has the highest share?

Transatlantic shake-up has major impact on Heathrow

Transatlantic shake-up has major impact on HeathrowWith a new agreement finally reached on US-EU traffic any airline can now fly from Heathrow to the US. How has BA responded to this threat and which airlines have muscled their way in? How has the UK-US market been performing in recent years? Which carriers will offer most flights/seats this summer?