Market Trends

Canadian capacity increased by 34% from 2008 to 2017; foreign flights account for most seats; Portugal fastest-growing international market

Canadian capacity increased by 34% from 2008 to 2017; foreign flights account for most seats; Portugal fastest-growing international market

There were 139.28 million two-way seats serving Canadian airports in 2017, 34% more than in 2008. Nick Preston examines the main trends in this market over the past 10 years, including a comparison of domestic and international capacity and the fastest-growing airports and international country markets.

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.

Japan capacity up 29% from 2008 to 2017; international increase outpaces domestic demand, South Korea fastest growth market in 2017

Japan capacity up 29% from 2008 to 2017; international increase outpaces domestic demand, South Korea fastest growth market in 2017

There were 257.65 million two-way seats serving Japanese airports in 2017, 29% more than in 2008. Nick Preston explores the main trends in this market over the past 10 years, including a comparison of domestic and international capacity and the fastest growing airports and international country markets.


Airbus and Boeing’s productivity rate improves 3.5% in H1 2018, with the North American manufacturer responsible for 55% of deliveries

Airbus and Boeing’s productivity rate improves 3.5% in H1 2018, with the North American manufacturer responsible for 55% of deliveries

Airbus and Boeing together handed over 681 aircraft to airline customers in H1 2018, 23 more than the two managed during H1 2017. However, while overall unit deliveries are up, data shows that wide-body distribution rates dropped 5.5%. Jonathan Ford details the companies’ delivery performance for H1 2018.

Spain – Turkey capacity down 7.2% in 2017, Turkish Airlines is largest carrier, main hubs dominate market

Spain – Turkey capacity down 7.2% in 2017, Turkish Airlines is largest carrier, main hubs dominate market

There were 1.51 million two-way seats available between Spain and Turkey in 2017, a 7.2% decline compared to the previous year. This European country pair has now experienced two consecutive years of cuts. Nick Preston takes a look at recent trends in terms of its leading airlines, airports and routes.

Brazil sees seat slowdown; capacity stagnant in 2017, Colombia is fastest growing international market

Brazil sees seat slowdown; capacity stagnant in 2017, Colombia is fastest growing international market

There were 142.30 million two-way seats serving Brazilian airports in 2017, representing a very marginal 0.1% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston examines some of the main trends taking shape in the South American market over the past 10 years, including international and domestic growth rates.


UK-France capacity returns to pre-credit crunch levels in 2017; easyJet is leading carrier, Paris CDG tops airport table

UK-France capacity returns to pre-credit crunch levels in 2017; easyJet is leading carrier, Paris CDG tops airport table

There were 15.37 million two-way seats on offer between the UK and France in 2017, a 4.4% increase on the previous year. The European country pair has now enjoyed four consecutive years of growth. Nick Preston examines this mature market’s leading trends, including the top airlines, airports and routes.

Passengers on the up 'Down Under'; Australian scheduled traffic grows 3.1% in 2017, international increase outpacing domestic demand

Passengers on the up ‘Down Under’; Australian scheduled traffic grows 3.1% in 2017, international increase outpacing domestic demand

Nearly 100 million scheduled travellers passed through Australia’s airports in 2017, a 3.1% increase on the previous year and 35% up on 2008 levels. Nick Preston examines the latest network trends from the land down under, including the leading airlines, airports and routes.

FIFA World Cup Final special, a review of the France-Croatia market; seats grow 154% since 2010; England and Belgium still in it

FIFA World Cup Final special, a review of the France-Croatia market; seats grow 154% since 2010; England and Belgium still in it

With France versus Croatia being the outcome for this year’s FIFA World Cup Final, anna.aero has decided to look at how the market between these two countries has developed. Jonathan Ford takes a closer look at the country pairing to see how capacity has developed, and who the best players are. 


Airbus and Boeing's productivity improved 2.6% in May; 26% of units went to low-cost operators; Air Italy greets first 737 MAX 8

Airbus and Boeing’s productivity improved 2.6% in May; 26% of units went to low-cost operators; Air Italy greets first 737 MAX 8

In May Airbus and Boeing combined handed over 119 units to customers, up from 116 deliveries in May 2017. Of those deliveries, 31 went to low-cost operators. Among the highlights for May include Air Italy receiving its first 737 MAX 8, while LEVEL collected its latest A330-200 for its Paris Orly base.

India traffic growth shows no signs of slowdown; domestic demand outpacing international links, IndiGo is biggest carrier

India traffic growth shows no signs of slowdown; domestic demand outpacing international links, IndiGo is biggest carrier

India’s airports handled more than 308 million passengers during the financial year 2017/18, 17% up on the previous 12 months. Nick Preston takes a look at this fast growing market, including its recent international and domestic traffic trends, leading airlines, airports and routes. 

FIFA World Cup 2018 winner predictions versus anna.aero odds; England-France final predicted

FIFA World Cup 2018 winner predictions versus anna.aero odds; England-France final predicted

With only eight teams left in the 2018 FIFA World Cup, anna.aero thought it would be fun to have a look to see which countries are best paired, and if airport rankings have any correlation whatsoever to FIFA’s rankings. Jonathan Ford explores the possibilities of the potential World Cup order in more detail and predicts an England-France final when solely using aviation data.