Narrow-body aircraft on long-haul routes; US is leading market in S18, Copa Airlines heads airline rankings

Narrow-body aircraft on long-haul routes; US is leading market in S18, Copa Airlines heads airline rankings

Narrow-body aircraft are typically workhorses for short- and medium-haul flying. However, some carriers choose to deploy single-aisle types on longer sectors, including a growing number of LCCs. Nick Preston reveals the leading airlines, airports and country markets for long-haul narrow-body flights in S18.

Fiji Airways expands quickly as nation's popularity grows among international visitors; over 2.30 million seats being flown in 2018

Fiji Airways expands quickly as nation’s popularity grows among international visitors; over 2.30 million seats being flown in 2018

Fiji Airways in 2018 will offer just over 2.30 million seats, up 11% versus its offering last year, and up 46% since being re-branded from Air Pacific in 2013. Jonathan Ford looks at the recent developments that have taken place at the South Pacific-based carrier, including new routes and the nation’s visitor trends.

anna.aero joins Widerøe and Liverpool Airport to celebrate airline's first flight from Bergen; first-ever scheduled E190-E2 service to the UK

anna.aero joins Widerøe and Liverpool Airport to celebrate airline’s first flight from Bergen; first-ever scheduled E190-E2 service to the UK

On 10 August Widerøe inaugurated a twice-weekly service between Bergen and Liverpool, becoming the UK airport’s seventh commercial carrier. See how the day’s events unfolded as anna.aero’s Assistant Editor Jonathan Ford joined the airline and airport to celebrate the first flight from Norway.

Taiwan passengers up 8.8% in 2017; China Airlines remains largest carrier; Japan is top international market

Taiwan passengers up 8.8% in 2017; China Airlines remains largest carrier; Japan is top international market

Taiwanese airports welcomed 65.98 million passengers through their terminals in 2017, an 8.8% increase compared to the previous year. anna.aero looks into Taiwan’s air traffic trends over the past 10 years, including its leading airports, airlines, routes and country markets.

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Entebbe traffic hit 1.53 million passengers in 2017, up 8.1% versus 2016; Jambojet newest airline while Heathrow is leading unserved route

Entebbe traffic hit 1.53 million passengers in 2017, up 8.1% versus 2016; Jambojet newest airline while Heathrow is leading unserved route

Serving as the main gateway to Uganda, Entebbe Airport has witnessed a 310% increase in annual traffic between 2000 and last year. Jonathan Ford looks at how traffic has developed from the Ugandan gateway in recent years, which airlines are seeing potential, and highlights the top unserved markets.

easyJet's Nice operation doubles in size between 2008 and 2018; has a 27% market share of all seats; Tenerife South next new destination

easyJet’s Nice operation doubles in size between 2008 and 2018; has a 27% market share of all seats; Tenerife South next new destination

One of easyJet’s first non-UK destinations was Nice, an airport it started serving in 1996. This summer the airline is offering 38 destinations from the French Riviera hub, with a 39th service launching in September. Jonathan Ford looks at the carrier’s developments from its 12th biggest airport operation this summer.


Biman Bangladesh Airlines shows inconsistent capacity through fleet restructure; long-haul network shrinks as carrier prepares for first 787-8

Biman Bangladesh Airlines shows inconsistent capacity through fleet restructure; long-haul network shrinks as carrier prepares for first 787-8

Biman Bangladesh Airlines is the national carrier of Bangladesh, holding a 28% share of capacity from its home market. While the airline’s growth has been slow in recent years as capacity has been adjusted, Jonathan Ford tells of the carrier’s network changes, and informs on potential new routes for the 787-8s. 

191 air transport organisations show support for Airbus-sponsored Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run

191 air transport organisations show support for Airbus-sponsored Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run

There is only 10 days left to register and join the 191 organisations who have shown huge support in the charity fundraising efforts of the Budapest Airport-anna.aero Runway Run, sponsored by Airbus, Qatar Airways and Mercedes.

Salvador Bahia showcases its latest award – the Arch of Triumph

Salvador Bahia showcases its latest award – the Arch of Triumph

Salvador Bahia in Brazil won last week’s Arch of Triumph award for the impressive aqua performance that it laid on for Copa Airlines’ inaugural flight from Panama City. See which airport this week has attempted to match the results of Salvador Bahia and tried to break into the top 10 FTWA leaderboard.

Salvador Bahia takes Route of the Week for Copa Airlines inaugural

Salvador Bahia takes Route of the Week for Copa Airlines inaugural

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with Salvador Bahia celebrating its Route of the Week win, Doncaster Sheffield welcomes Wizz Air’s Budapest route announcement, while Pittsburgh heralds the first charter flight from Shanghai. More news also from Manchester and Leeds Bradford.


Ukraine seat capacity set to grow by 17% in 2018; Ryanair planning to join the party in October, one of nine new carriers this year

Ukraine seat capacity set to grow by 17% in 2018; Ryanair planning to join the party in October, one of nine new carriers this year

The leading airports of Ukraine are set to offer 20.79 million seats this year, up from a total of 17.80 million in 2017. Jonathan Ford looks at the which airports are seeing the greatest capacity advancements, the airlines adding the most seats, plus the country markets reaping the benefits of carrier expansion.

Mexico traffic up 57% from 2008 to 2017; Puebla fastest growing airport in 2017, Costa Rica sees strongest international increases

Mexico traffic up 57% from 2008 to 2017; Puebla fastest growing airport in 2017, Costa Rica sees strongest international increases

Mexican airports welcomed 136.69 million passengers through their doors in 2017, an 8.5% increase on 2016, and up 57% from 2008 levels. Nick Preston considers the country’s air service trends over the past 10 years including domestic and international capacity increases, plus airport growth rates.

Toulouse Airport welcomed 9.26 million passengers in 2017; easyJet is the top carrier this summer, while Paris is the leading destination

Toulouse Airport welcomed 9.26 million passengers in 2017; easyJet is the top carrier this summer, while Paris is the leading destination

Toulouse welcomed 9.26 million passengers through its terminal in 2017, a 15% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston examines the recent traffic and capacity trends at an airport which is at the heart of France’s aerospace industry, including its leading airlines, routes and country markets.

Air New Zealand's Auckland capacity to rise by 4.3%, with 12.13 million passengers projected for 2018; Chicago and Taipei launching soon

Air New Zealand’s Auckland capacity to rise by 4.3%, with 12.13 million passengers projected for 2018; Chicago and Taipei launching soon

Air New Zealand, along with its subsidiaries, has grown seat capacity from Auckland by 44% between 2011 and 2018. Jonathan Ford looks at the latest changes at the Star Alliance member’s biggest hub, how subsidiary capacity has developed, and which routes are flown using the airline’s newest aircraft.