Articles Tagged ‘FRA’
UK-Germany market enjoys six straight years of growth; flag carriers lead the way, London Heathrow is top airport
There were 19.36 million two-way seats available between the UK and Germany in 2017, a 3.4% increase on the previous year. The market has now experienced six consecutive years of capacity increases. Nick Preston examines the largest airlines, airports and routes operating in this European country pair.
Ryanair calls time on Glasgow where it is currently the third biggest airline; more than one aircraft being lost as 19 routes are poised to close
Ryanair has confirmed that it will close its Glasgow base for W18/19, leaving just Edinburgh and Glasgow Prestwick as bases in Scotland. The airline stated APD as part of the reason for the closure, but schedules indicate that Glasgow was more of an operational challenge for the airline. Jonathan Ford discovers more.
S18 airport analysis; Paris CDG and Frankfurt lead the way in early standings with strong presence from European hubs
The start of S18 is now less than one month away, and having already considered early airline trends, our next sneak preview focuses on airports. Nick Preston finds out which airports are scheduled to serve the most destinations and country markets and welcome the most airlines during a peak week this summer.
Düsseldorf-Johannesburg is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 115,000 searches; Eurowings to enter this route?
In the last year, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that around 115,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Düsseldorf and Johannesburg ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? Eurowings is growing its long-haul network fast from the German airport, will South Africa’s biggest city be next??
Germany-Spain market grows for fifth straight year; Ryanair is largest carrier, while Palma de Mallorca is top airport
There were more than 32.2 million seats available between Germany and Spain in 2017, up from 31.4 million the previous year. The market has now experienced five consecutive years of growth, after an inconsistent start to the decade. Nick Preston takes a closer look at this country pair to reveal its top network trends in […]
Cape Town Airport experiences strong growth since 2014; increase in international seats outpaces domestic demand
Cape Town Airport handled 10.7 million passengers in 2017, representing a 6.1% increase compared to 2016 and a significant 24% rise since 2014. Nick Preston takes a look at the factors driving this growth and identifies the airport’s main network trends over the past 10 years, including its largest airline operators, and top domestic and […]
Ecuador’s aviation market has shrunk 27% since 2013, reaching a decade low last year; Condor and Spirit Airlines planning to shake things up
Ecuador, the nation some 800 delegates will be flying into over the next two weeks to attend Routes Americas in Quito, saw its seat capacity drop 9.8% between 2016 and 2017, a fourth consecutive year of cuts. Jonathan Ford highlights who’s cut back the most and informs what to look out for in 2018.
Thomas Cook Group carriers grow seat capacity 11% in two years as US market more than doubles; Birmingham biggest base without long-haul
The Thomas Cook Group operated just under 19.93 million seats in 2017, up 11% from its offering in 2015. With long-haul growth high on the agenda, will the carrier expand this strategy to more of its bases? Jonathan Ford looks to see where the airline has focused its capacity, and where it’s expanding in 2018.
Capacity between India and Sri Lanka grew 17% last year; Chennai and Bengaluru are the fastest-growing links as IndiGo enters the market
More than 2.93 million seats were flown between India and Sri Lanka in 2017, up from 2.50 million the year before. With tourist numbers between the nations growing at an average rate of 8.3% over the past decade, Jonathan Ford investigates what routes have grown the most and who the key airline players are.
Abuja traffic looks set to decline further in 2017 due to capacity cuts, having hit a peak of 4.3 million passengers in 2015; Emirates returns
Serving the capital of Nigeria, Abuja Airport handled 4.23 million passengers in 2016, down 1.5% from the year before. With capacity down 3.2% in 2017, this trend looks set to continue. After a thriving few years from 2006 to 2011 when traffic doubled, anna.aero looks to see why that growth has stalled.
Edinburgh Airport handled 13.43 million passengers in 2017; London tops destination leaderboard; easyJet and Ryanair are biggest carriers
Edinburgh Airport handled 13.43 million passengers in 2017, an 8.8% increase on 2016, making last year the busiest 12-month period in the airport’s history. anna.aero has took a further look into Edinburgh’s growth to discover which airlines have expanded the most to allow this Scottish success story to happen.
Airlines launched 3,500+ routes in 2017, Ryanair remains number one for new services as LCCs continue to dominate
anna.aero has analysed its New Route Database to highlight the most newsworthy network statistics for 2017. We reveal the top airlines for new routes last year, plus the top 15 country markets and airports. We also look ahead to 2018, which promises to be busy with over 1,400 new routes announced already.