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IndiGo now #1 at India's top-10 airports with average 41% share

IndiGo now #1 at India’s top-10 airports with average 41% share

Jet Airways’ end meant IndiGo became #1 at Mumbai. IndiGo has avg. 41% share of seats at India’s top-10 airports vs. 14% for #2. Bangalore has the biggest difference between #1 and #2 with a 14.4m seat gap. 

Iran could be an aviation paradise in medium term

Iran could be an aviation paradise in medium term

Severe sanctions curtail Iran’s aviation development, but large population and area, slow overland, & short distance between cities = an aviation paradise?

India passed 250 million seats in 2019; LCCs now 80% domestically

India passed 250 million seats in 2019; LCCs now 80% domestically

IndiGo has a 47% domestic share, 3x more than #2, SpiceJet. Air India is now #1 internationally from Jet Airways’ end – but IndiGo’s close behind.


Florida passed 225 million seats in 2019; Orlando key for growth

Florida passed 225 million seats in 2019; Orlando key for growth

With 225 million seats from 80+ airlines, Florida has 18% of the US’ capacity. Orlando is the state’s #1 airport; it added 3.3 million extra seats YOY.

80 unserved routes within Europe with median 25,000 passengers

80 unserved routes within Europe with median 25,000 passengers

80 unserved routes within Europe have 2.3m passengers. Hamburg – Toulouse #1. Larnaca – Paris, Gothenburg – Lisbon, Birmingham – Oslo in the 80.

95 served routes in Europe have average 27,000 indirect passengers

95 served routes in Europe have average 27,000 indirect passengers

431 routes within Europe have 20,000+ passengers connecting. 95 of these have 50%+ passengers flying indirectly with a median 27,000 per route.


China to Europe sees highest YOY growth; Shanghai – Iceland coming

China to Europe sees highest YOY growth; Shanghai – Iceland coming

China to Europe sees 48 European and 34 Chinese airports. In 2019, 2.4m extra seats were added, the biggest ever, with over 50 new routes. Keflavik coming.

Cancun – US sees 3.3 million indirect passengers; InterJet returns

Cancun – US sees 3.3 million indirect passengers; InterJet returns

8.5 million people flew US – Cancun in the last year. 3.3 million connected en route. 50 US airports have a median of 43,000 connecting passengers.

Virgin Atlantic doubles Delhi; for all airlines, London-Delhi seats down 25%

Virgin Atlantic doubles Delhi; for all airlines, London-Delhi seats down 25%

Virgin Atlantic to add second-daily Heathrow – Delhi. For all airlines, seats down 25% since 2015 from Jet Airways’ end and big cuts in seats per departure. 


Saudi Arabia – India bilateral increases 78% to 50,000 weekly seats

Saudi Arabia – India bilateral increases 78% to 50,000 weekly seats

Weekly seats from India – Saudi Arabia increase 78% to 50,000. 5.3 million passengers were carried in the last year, but only 37% were non-stop. Many opportunities remain.

IATA Slots in Brisbane nears; key unserved Australia routes revealed

IATA Slots in Brisbane nears; key unserved Australia routes revealed

Top-20 domestic routes in Australia have 1m+ indirect passengers a year. Canberra stands out and Canberra – Hobart leads with the strongest fare/mile.

Despite Jet Airways' end, 39 million seats exist between India and the Gulf

Despite Jet Airways’ end, 39 million seats exist between India and the Gulf

159 routes operate between the Gulf and India. Dubai International is the most-served airport and Emirates is the largest airline, but not at group level.