Articles Tagged ‘IST’
Wide-body aircraft on short- and medium-haul routes; Japan is leading market in 2018, ANA and JAL top airline rankings
Wide-body aircraft are typically linked with long-haul services. In recent years this has included new low-cost routes, but some carriers choose to deploy twin-aisle types on shorter sectors. Nick Preston reveals the leading airlines, airports and country markets for short- and medium-haul wide-body flights in S18.
Turkish market grows 11% in 2017, bouncing above the records of 2015; Istanbul accounts for 50% of traffic; Antalya leads net passenger growth
With Turkey set to open one of the world’s biggest airports this year, it is certainly an exciting time for Turkish aviation. Given the setbacks encountered in 2016, the nation has bounced back in abundance. Jonathan Ford explores in more depth the recent developments of the Turkish market.
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.
Turkish Airlines starts Freetown flights from Istanbul Atatürk – operates via Ouagadougou.
Bologna-Tel Aviv is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with over 115,000 searches; Arkia Israeli Airlines’ next Italian job?
In the past 12 months, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that over 115,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Bologna and Tel Aviv ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? Arkia Israeli Airlines may well be better placed than El Al or Israir to take advantage of the potential […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Tbilisi-Copenhagen is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 32,000 searches; Georgian Airways’ next growth sector?
In the last year, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that nearly 32,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Tbilisi and Copenhagen ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? With the Georgian capital hosting next month’s CONNECT route development conference it would be good if the local flag carrier could […]
UK-Turkey market experiences rapid rise before two consecutive years of cuts; Turkish Airlines is leading carrier
In 2017 there were 5.29 million seats available between the UK and Turkey. From 2008 to 2015 the market witnessed continual growth, but since then it has suffered back-to-back years of capacity cuts. We take a look at this country pair in more detail to reveal its airline and airport network trends over the past […]
Aeroflot traffic up 14% so far this year; flew 29 million passengers in 2016; anna.aero joins carrier for a night at Manchester United
Aeroflot between January and September carried just under 24.8 million passengers, while other carriers within the Aeroflot Group flew 13.6 million. We take a look at the recent developments of the Russian flag carrier, with the airline now having one of the world’s youngest fleets.
flyadeal joins Saudi Arabian domestic sector scramble; Dubai to be first international route in 2018?
Launched on 23 September, flyadeal, the sister LCC of Saudi Arabian Airlines, is the flag carrier’s attempt to combat the growing presence of other carriers like flynas and SaudiGulf Airlines. We look at where the fledgling carrier is presently operating and try to understand where it might fly to next.