Articles Tagged ‘France’

TAP Air Portugal sees strong growth in 2017; Lisbon-Porto is busiest route, Spain is main international market

TAP Air Portugal sees strong growth in 2017; Lisbon-Porto is busiest route, Spain is main international market

There were 18.33 million two-way seats available across TAP Air Portugal’s network in 2017, a 16.2% increase compared to the previous year. Nick Preston reveals the Portuguese operator’s main market trends over the past ten years, including its largest Lisbon links and international country markets. 

France-Spain capacity up by more than one-quarter in past four years; large hubs are top airports, Vueling is leading airline

France-Spain capacity up by more than one-quarter in past four years; large hubs are top airports, Vueling is leading airline

The available capacity between France and Spain increased by 5.2% in 2017, with the number of two-way seats passing 14.33 million. The market has now experienced healthy growth for the past four years. Nick Preston examines recent trends in this country pair, including the largest airlines, airports and routes.

France-Italy market sees slowdown in 2017; Paris CDG is largest airport, Air France is leading airline

France-Italy market sees slowdown in 2017; Paris CDG is largest airport, Air France is leading airline

There were 13.07 million seats available on flights between France and Italy in 2017, down slightly from 13.10 million in 2016. In the latest of a series of features exploring country pairs in Europe, Nick Preston takes a closer look at trends in this market, including those related to the main airports, airlines and routes.


Ukraine International Airlines withstands external factors to up capacity by over 400% since 2008; Israel tops international market table

Ukraine International Airlines withstands external factors to up capacity by over 400% since 2008; Israel tops international market table

Ukraine International Airlines offered over 7.9 million seats across its network in 2017, an increase of 24% versus 2016. During the past decade, the carrier has moved to the top of the charts, becoming the leading airline in its home market, plus it has maintained growth for eight consecutive years despite challenging external factors. Nick […]

Ryanair's French Fancies; biggest potential for new bases in Paris, Marseille and Toulouse?

Ryanair’s French Fancies; biggest potential for new bases in Paris, Marseille and Toulouse?

On 17 January, Ryanair released a number of new routes for W18/19 serving the French market. At the same time it announced that it is in talks with various airports about the possibility of opening bases in the country. anna.aero has considered the ULCC’s current operations in France, alongside its recent approach to network strategy, […]

Franco-German market returns to growth after several years of decline, Lufthansa is the largest carrier but LCCs lead the charge

Franco-German market returns to growth after several years of decline, Lufthansa is the largest carrier but LCCs lead the charge

The market for air services between near neighbours and European heavyweights France and Germany is one of the most mature on the continent. Seat capacity between the two countries increased by 3% from 2016 to 2017. Franco-German network development trends are analysed here, with the fastest growing airlines and airports identified.


Europe-Asia long-haul capacity up 6% this year; UK and China lead way for most seats as Aeroflot overtakes Lufthansa as #1 airline

Europe-Asia long-haul capacity up 6% this year; UK and China lead way for most seats as Aeroflot overtakes Lufthansa as #1 airline

We take a closer look at capacity changes on long-haul routes between Europe and Asia since the beginning of 2014. Plus we reveal the top 15 airlines and leading countries at each end of the market and how fast they are growing (or not). 

Air France still dominant in French domestic market but easyJet, Volotea and newcomer Fly KISS all gaining ground slowly

Air France still dominant in French domestic market but easyJet, Volotea and newcomer Fly KISS all gaining ground slowly

We look back at the last decade and see how market shares have shifted in the French domestic market. Plus an analysis of the growth in traffic on the leading regional French domestic routes as LCCs have made their presence felt since 2008.

Airports in Croatia, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Spain reporting excellent growth so far in 2016

Airports in Croatia, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Spain reporting excellent growth so far in 2016

We analyse the growth trends across 20 European country markets to reveal the winners and losers so far in 2016. Can you guess the five country markets which are seeing traffic declines in the first half of this year?


American, Delta and United operate 60 summer-only routes to Europe; eight carriers launching new US-Europe services in S16

American, Delta and United operate 60 summer-only routes to Europe; eight carriers launching new US-Europe services in S16

The US-Europe market is undergoing its longest period of sustained capacity growth in over a decade. We reveal the airlines with the most seasonal routes and which US and European airports see the biggest seasonal changes.

Airport traffic across Europe growing solidly in 2015; Ireland and Greece lead way with Nordic countries and Russia facing challenges

Airport traffic across Europe growing solidly in 2015; Ireland and Greece lead way with Nordic countries and Russia facing challenges

We’ve collected airport traffic data for 20 European countries and plotted the growth over the last 18/30 months. We reveal the winners and losers and illustrate the impact of the re-timing of Easter.

Regional connectivity in France, Germany and the UK revisited; winners and losers between 2009 and 2015 revealed

Regional connectivity in France, Germany and the UK revisited; winners and losers between 2009 and 2015 revealed

We take another look at how well connected the biggest regional airports in three major European markets are to major cities across Europe. We reveal which routes have been gained (plenty) and which have been lost (a few).