Articles Tagged ‘UK’

Singapore Airlines sees steady growth; Jakarta is largest link, Australia is biggest international market

Singapore Airlines sees steady growth; Jakarta is largest link, Australia is biggest international market

Singapore Airlines is one of the most established carriers in the Asia Pacific. In 2017, it carried 19.45 million passengers across its network, an increase of 2.9% compared to 2016. Nick Preston examines the airline’s network trends over the past 10 years, including its largest routes and country markets.

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. 

Cathay Pacific Airways cuts capacity in 2017; Taiwan tops table of destinations, Taipei Taoyuan is leading connection

Cathay Pacific Airways cuts capacity in 2017; Taiwan tops table of destinations, Taipei Taoyuan is leading connection

Cathay Pacific Airways is a well-established airline brand having been founded in the 1940s. The Asian operator offered 29.1 million seats across its network last year, down 1.8% from 2016. Nick Preston considers the Hong Kong hub carrier’s recent capacity trends, including its leading airports, country markets and routes.


UK-Germany market enjoys six straight years of growth; flag carriers lead the way, London Heathrow is top airport

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.

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, […]


UK-Turkey market experiences rapid rise before two consecutive years of cuts; Turkish Airlines is leading carrier

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 […]

Rule Britannia! UK world’s #1 generator of international seat capacity and flights; Ryanair and easyJet are leading international airlines

Rule Britannia! UK world’s #1 generator of international seat capacity and flights; Ryanair and easyJet are leading international airlines

The US and China may have bigger total markets but the UK offers more international seats than any other country this summer. We reveal the fastest-growing (and shrinking) markets plus the top 40 international airlines and how they compare with S16.

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). 


Iceland tops ranking for European countries dominated by local carriers; Lithuania and Slovakia among others with no home carriers

Iceland tops ranking for European countries dominated by local carriers; Lithuania and Slovakia among others with no home carriers

Ryanair has over 80 bases, easyJet and Wizz Air over 20 each and most are outside of where they are headquartered. We reveal which European countries are still dominated by their home-based airlines and which are now dominated by foreign carriers.

UK-Spain market saw biggest growth in over 20 years in 2016; S17 seats up 11% as Jet2.com drives growth with Stansted and Birmingham bases

UK-Spain market saw biggest growth in over 20 years in 2016; S17 seats up 11% as Jet2.com drives growth with Stansted and Birmingham bases

The UK-Spain market grew by 16% in 2016 to over 41 million passengers. In 2010 the number had dipped below 30 million. We reveal the top 15 airports in each country and their growth in 2016. Plus a look at the leading airlines in S17 and how fast they are growing.

Ryanair gaining on British Airways as leading international airline from UK airports; Vueling more than doubles UK capacity in 2016

Ryanair gaining on British Airways as leading international airline from UK airports; Vueling more than doubles UK capacity in 2016

International seat capacity is up almost 10% from UK airports in 2016. We reveal the leading airlines and country markets and how much they have grown (or not) compared with 2015.