Market Trends

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. 

Airbus outperforms Boeing for deliveries in April; combined productivity down 3.1%; Primera Air gets first A321neo

Airbus outperforms Boeing for deliveries in April; combined productivity down 3.1%; Primera Air gets first A321neo

Airbus and Boeing managed to deliver 95 aircraft between them in April, down 3.1% versus the same month last year. Among the delivery highlights for the fourth month of 2018 included Primera Air getting its first A321neo, allowing the LCC to become the latest to venture into the long-haul sector.


UK – Italy market on the up-and-up; London Gatwick is largest airport, Ryanair is top airline

UK – Italy market on the up-and-up; London Gatwick is largest airport, Ryanair is top airline

There were 17.38 million two-way seats available between the UK and Italy in 2017, a 5.0% increase over the previous year. The Anglo-Italian market has now enjoyed four consecutive years of capacity growth. Nick Preston takes a look at recent trends in terms of its leading airlines, airports and routes.

US-Canada market sees 4.0% capacity boost in 2017, Air Canada is leading carrier in S18, Toronto Pearson top origin airport

US-Canada market sees 4.0% capacity boost in 2017, Air Canada is leading carrier in S18, Toronto Pearson top origin airport

The available capacity between the US and Canada grew by 4.0% in 2017 with the number of two-way seats increasing to 37.15 million. The market has now witnessed eight consecutive years of steady growth. Nick Preston examines the leading airlines, airports and routes in this North American country pair.

The Icelandic air bridge between US and Europe; Copenhagen top airport from North America, but London leading city

The Icelandic air bridge between US and Europe; Copenhagen top airport from North America, but London leading city

The number of US citizens passing through Reykjavik/Keflavik over the past five years has increased by 381%, with Canadian travellers also showing a similar trend. Jonathan Ford looks at the development of passengers from North America, and informs on the top connections to Europe.


Airbus and Boeing match Q1 2017 delivery results in Q1 2018; Boeing has major lead over European rival; Singapore Airlines takes first 787-10

Airbus and Boeing match Q1 2017 delivery results in Q1 2018; Boeing has major lead over European rival; Singapore Airlines takes first 787-10

In March, Airbus and Boeing delivered 147 aircraft combined, up from the 136 units distributed in the same month of 2017. As a result of this productivity surge, both have matched the results of Q1 2017 during Q1 2018, an outcome generated due to a productivity slowdown in February of 13%. 

Annual seats between Australia and Indonesia have increased by 82% since 2010; Jetstar Airways grows market share from 24% to 41%

Annual seats between Australia and Indonesia have increased by 82% since 2010; Jetstar Airways grows market share from 24% to 41%

The market between Australia and Indonesia has seen various changes during the past decade, including the loss and gain of operators, plus the country pairing surpassing three million annual passengers. Jonathan Ford takes a further look at one of Australia’s biggest international sectors. 

Germany-Turkey market suffers slide in 2016 and 2017; return to growth on the horizon, Turkish Airlines is leading carrier

Germany-Turkey market suffers slide in 2016 and 2017; return to growth on the horizon, Turkish Airlines is leading carrier

The available seats on services between Germany and Turkey fell by 7.9% to 14.80 million in 2017. This was the second consecutive years of cuts, although early indications are that the market will return to growth in 2018. Nick Preston looks at capacity trends in this country pair over the past 10 years.