In the last week, Russian airports saw the most new routes launched, followed by airports in the UK. The US, Italy, Spain, Greece, China and Norway also had multiple launches, while the rest of the week’s 41 new routes took place in Canada, Tunisia and across Europe and Asia.
Demand for air travel in Russia growing at more than 20%; UTair now #1 domestic carrier; Egypt and Turkey popular
The Russian market is back in growth mode and the battle to be #1 in the domestic market is intensifying. Which are the leading international markets and which are the leading carriers on international routes?
Aeroflot only ranks third in Russian domestic market; mergers will bring airline back in to the lead
Aeroflot may be beaten by two airlines in the vast domestic Russian market, but how does its international focus compare to the domestic? What will be the effects of the proposed mergers? Which are the airline’s top destinations and which notable countries does it not serve? And which routes have recently been added and which have been dropped?
Russian airport traffic figures show start of recovery; new LCC Avianova boosts Vnukovo but off to Sheremetyevo
Russia’s Transport Clearing House has stopped publishing traffic data on its website but we can still reveal how Russia’s six busiest airports performed in 2009 versus 2008. Plus, how big are the six airlines that Aeroflot is planning to absorb?
Which are the airlines to have received the most Airbus and Boeing aircraft this month? What aircraft has Juneyao Airlines had delivered? And which large aircraft has been delivered to a private customer?
This week we counted over 80 new routes launches including 18 from Ryanair. But there are also new routes from the likes of Aeroflot, AirAsia X, airBaltic, Andalus, clickair, Continental, Danubewings, Delta/Northwest, easyJet, firefly, flybe, Mahan Air, Norwegian, Southwest, Tiger Airways, Transaero, US Airways, Volaris, Widerøe, Wind Jet and Wizz Air.
Russian airline growth slows from over 20% to under 5%; S7 extends lead over Aeroflot in domestic market
Even energy-rich Russia has seen a slowdown in traffic growth in recent months. How do growth rates for international and domestic traffic compare and how seasonal is demand at various airports? Which airlines have the most domestic passengers?
News, photos and analysis of new routes started this week. Among the new routes, Aeroflot has brought back its daily service between Moscow Sheremetyevo and Khabarovsk, Allegiant Air has introduced a twice-weekly flight from Las Vegas to Casper, Jet Airways has added four new destinations on its route map: Pune, Visakhapatnam, Goa and Muscat. Wizz Air has moved its service from Sofia to Barcelona, serving Girona and Cimber air has launched four daily flights between Copenhagen and Aarhus.
Russia’s airports handled less than 90 million passengers in 2007 despite growth of 20%. How dominant are Moscow’s three airports and which are the next busiest? Which are the leading airlines? And what are the biggest country markets?