China’s airports handled 486 million passengers in ’09; Beijing now world’s 3rd busiest airport; HSR a growing threat
China ranks as the world’s second biggest air travel market after the US. But which airports grew fastest in 2009 and which are the country’s top 12 domestic routes. And what makes Tianjin Airlines unusual?
Last week Ryanair announced another 25 new routes, revealed its Q3 results and spoke with anna.aero about their future plans. We analyse the airline’s current network and reveal how the average weekly frequencies compare with other LCCs.
We analyse our updated, downloadable spreadsheet featuring traffic trend data for 300 European airports. How many airports reported growth last year? Who grew fastest and who saw traffic fall by more than 20%?
Do you want a downloadable, sortable spreadsheet of all the new routes US airlines are starting this year? Then look no further. Which US airlines grew last year and by how much? And how did load factors compare with 2008?
Yes, we know the Alitalia brand has been around for ages but the airline bearing that name now is technically only a year old. What have been its monthly load factors and which destinations and routes have been added and dropped?
So how busy will airline PR and marketing departments be in 2010? Well, some 600 new routes have already been announced for this year but what other factors may influence growth in 2010?
anna.aero’s editor attends route launch of Oxford’s first international service with Baboo to Geneva; more new routes in 2010?
Our editor attends a route launch at his very own emerging local airport. We have lots of photos (and mince pies) and we speculate on what might be next for the re-born London Oxford Airport.
Over two years later than originally planned, the Dreamliner is aloft. But which airlines have ordered the most of Boeing’s new small widebody and what sort of routes might it help launch? We do some crystal ball gazing.
New winter ski routes from Russia, Scandinavia and UK; Copenhagen to Geneva attracts three new airlines
The start of the European ski season is imminent so we take a look at which airlines have started new routes to the major airports serving the ski market. And which UK LCC has resorted to poetry to entice passengers?
London still best-connected city in Europe despite Heathrow’s limitations; Dublin and Rome lose most routes during 2009
How do the biggest cities for air travel in 16 European countries compare? How many destinations do they serve? And which have gained (and lost) most routes during the last year? Which 28 destinations are no longer served directly from London airports?
We were in Barcelona this week along with some major industry players. See our interviews with Vueling’s CEO, Ryanair’s Director of Network Planning, US Airways’ Head of International Route Planning, airBaltic’s SVP of Network Strategy and top people from Aena, Bordeaux and Copenhagen Airports.
Yes, it’s another of our popular comparison articles. How does November capacity compare across Europe’s major country markets, airlines and airports? Which country markets are growing? Which legacy carriers are shrinking fastest? The answers are here.