Coronavirus impact as China seats down 164 million in five months

Coronavirus impact as China seats down 164 million in five months

China’s domestic seats are down 135 million and international seats 27 million, led by Thailand; leisure destinations are badly hit.

Air Senegal to launch Geneva and London; Milan, Madrid, Rome next?

Air Senegal to launch Geneva and London; Milan, Madrid, Rome next?

Geneva (~69,000) & London (~108,000) to join Air Senegal’s network, with easy connections over growing Dakar hub to 8 African cities. Big markets are left.

Kenya Airways capacity almost unchanged since 2014 as fights for survival

Kenya Airways capacity almost unchanged since 2014 as fights for survival

Kenya Airways launched Geneva & Rome last year while its dominance to/from/in Africa falls. Curiously, 47% of the carrier’s total seats are now by the E190.

HiSky new Moldovan airline starting April in competitive markets

HiSky new Moldovan airline starting April in competitive markets

HiSky will initially operate six routes, including London and Paris. All but one route will see two to three competitors, including Wizz Air on four.


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FlyBAIR, a new Swiss airline that dares to be different

FlyBAIR, a new Swiss airline that dares to be different

Bern-based FlyBAIR will take off on 2 May to Palma. Initially crowdfunded, the carrier will operate nine routes from May, with two-to-six sectors per day.

CONNECT 2020 delights in Turkey; read about it all in anna.aero’s Show Dailies

CONNECT 2020 delights in Turkey; read about it all in anna.aero’s Show Dailies

CONNECT 2020’s fantastic Show Dailies are here, showcasing all of the event’s highlights and packed with interviews. See your photos? Get them!


TAP Air Portugal's top-20 connecting markets; Porto – Sao Paulo #1

TAP Air Portugal’s top-20 connecting markets; Porto – Sao Paulo #1

TAP Air Portugal has Brazil – Italy, Portugal, and France as key country-pairs; Funchal and Porto deliver ~one million over Lisbon. 

North America – India has 6.9 million passengers; Canada ~1/4 of market

North America – India has 6.9 million passengers; Canada ~1/4 of market

North America – India has grown by 830,000 in the past few years. 75% is still indirect, despite growing non-stops. Delhi – Toronto is now #1 airport-pair.

American Airlines to start Seattle – Bangalore; big connectivity over Seattle

American Airlines to start Seattle – Bangalore; big connectivity over Seattle

Seattle – Bangalore has 36,000 P2P and Seattle – India over 170,000. American Airlines’ new service means 15 non-stop routes from North America to India.

OAG unveils new Demand module for route forecasting

OAG unveils new Demand module for route forecasting

OAG’s Demand product, out at the end of April, will enable airports and more to create new business cases in under 15 minutes, says Jonathan Horne.


Katowice Airport to pass five million barrier as Wizz Air's dominance falls

Katowice Airport to pass five million barrier as Wizz Air’s dominance falls

Katowice’s traffic has grown by CAGR of 10% since 2015 and will pass five million this year. Charter passengers doubled and now account for two+ million.

Consultants' Corner: The impact of the Boeing 737 MAX grounding

Consultants’ Corner: The impact of the Boeing 737 MAX grounding

US airlines should now have 100+ MAXs flying. Volaire Aviation Consulting’s Jack Penning charts the impact of its grounding for airports and airlines.

Antalya seats up 11 million since 2015 as CONNECT comes to town

Antalya seats up 11 million since 2015 as CONNECT comes to town

Over 70% of Antalya’s seats are international, with Russia adding seven million since 2016. SunExpress now #1 at Antalya from big recent expansion.

Ethiopian Airlines' network now 129 destinations in 75 countries

Ethiopian Airlines’ network now 129 destinations in 75 countries

Ethiopian Airlines has 107 international destinations, with 120 by 2025. It has now expressed interest in Europe – Asia passengers, despite Africa strength.