Star Feature

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.

Americas LCC capacity growing at half the speed of Asian market, but catching up with Europe; only three nations at +50% market share

Americas LCC capacity growing at half the speed of Asian market, but catching up with Europe; only three nations at +50% market share

In our third instalment of the world’s low-cost scene, anna.aero has set its sights on the Americas region to see how the business model has developed during the past decade. Forecast to pass half a billion seats in 2018, Jonathan Ford explores in more depth which nations have seen the greatest stimulation.

Asian low-cost market overtook Europe in terms of size in 2017; could achieve a 50% market share by 2030; five nations already at 50% share

Asian low-cost market overtook Europe in terms of size in 2017; could achieve a 50% market share by 2030; five nations already at 50% share

Asian low-cost seats are forecast to reach a capacity of 532 million in 2018. Jonathan Ford takes a deeper look into the development of the model across the continent, including its market share of all seats, and which country markets have seen the greatest stimulation over the past decade.


LCC capacity in Europe set for half a billion seats in 2018; nine nations already at 50% market share; European share forecast for 50% in 2027

LCC capacity in Europe set for half a billion seats in 2018; nine nations already at 50% market share; European share forecast for 50% in 2027

European low-cost seats are forecast to cross the half a billion barrier in 2018. Jonathan Ford takes a deeper look into the development of the model across Europe, including its market share of all seats, and which country markets have seen the greatest stimulation over the past decade.

easyJet confirms 1,000th route, however airline is closing 32 airport pairs this winter; 28 destinations see capacity cuts

easyJet confirms 1,000th route, however airline is closing 32 airport pairs this winter; 28 destinations see capacity cuts

While easyJet is celebrating the announcement of its 1,000th route, anna.aero has decided to see which services have been cut to help free capacity for these new services. Jonathan Ford investigates which routes have been dropped and where the airline is reducing capacity this coming winter.

Asia and Asia Pacific S18 review; China in charge; region is home to world's eight busiest routes

Asia and Asia Pacific S18 review; China in charge; region is home to world’s eight busiest routes

In the third and final instalment of our regional review for S18, we examine Asia and the Asia Pacific countries. Nick Preston takes a look at the region’s busiest country markets, airlines and routes for a typical peak week in summer and offers a comparison of this year’s schedules with those of S17.


Europe, Middle East and Africa S18 review; UK biggest market; Jeddah – Riyadh is busiest route

Europe, Middle East and Africa S18 review; UK biggest market; Jeddah – Riyadh is busiest route

This week, in the second instalment of our regional review for S18, we look at Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Nick Preston takes a look at the region’s busiest country markets, airlines and routes for a typical peak week in summer and offers a comparison of this year’s schedules with those of S17.

Americas-Caribbean S18 review: US has two-thirds of seats; Rio-São Paulo is busiest route

Americas-Caribbean S18 review: US has two-thirds of seats; Rio-São Paulo is busiest route

With peak season fast approaching, anna.aero decided to take a look around the world at the busiest country markets, airlines and routes for a typical week in S18. Nick Preston starts the worldwide review with a look at the Americas and Caribbean region, offering a comparison of this year’s schedules with S17.

easyJet vs. Ryanair in the UK; low-level route duplication at shared hubs, Spanish sun routes see most competition

easyJet vs. Ryanair in the UK; low-level route duplication at shared hubs, Spanish sun routes see most competition

On 13 June Ryanair announced its plans to open a base at London Southend with three aircraft operating 13 routes from April 2019. Southend is already a base for easyJet. Nick Preston decided to take a look at how the two low-cost heavyweights compete at the eight UK airports they both already consider home.


easyJet Heathrow base: 79 potential routes revealed at anna.aero-RABA HubLAB conference

easyJet Heathrow base: 79 potential routes revealed at anna.aero-RABA HubLAB conference

The anna.aero-RABA HubLAB Heathrow Connectivity Conference took place at the third British-Irish Airports EXPO in London on 12 June. In the Star Presentation easyJet’s Chief Commercial & Strategy Officer, Robert Carey revealed the airline’s plans for a potential base at an expanded Heathrow would include 18 domestic links and 61 European routes.

anna.aero-RABA Heathrow HubLAB Conference - less than a week left to register

anna.aero-RABA Heathrow HubLAB Conference – less than a week left to register

The UK Parliament will now likely vote to approve Heathrow Expansion in the next three weeks. Meanwhile there’s still time to register for the anna.aero-Heathrow HubLAB Conference which is being staged in joint venture with the Regional And Business Airports Group (RABA) on 12 June at The British-Irish Airports EXPO. A series of analyses performed by anna.aero show there are multiple opportunities for new routes from an expanded Heathrow.

Heathrow Expansion – 41 unserved major Latin American routes

Heathrow Expansion – 41 unserved major Latin American routes

Heathrow is connected to fewer Latin American destinations than all of the other major European hubs. That’s the conclusion we make in our latest market analysis leading up to the anna.aero-RABA Heathrow HubLAB Conference in London on 12 June. In all there are 41 airports and 25 country markets across Latin America with links to other major European hubs, but no direct Heathrow service this summer.