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Turkish Airlines overtakes Lufthansa to become Europe's leading flag carrier; Gibraltar fastest-growing country market in Q2 2019

Turkish Airlines overtakes Lufthansa to become Europe’s leading flag carrier; Gibraltar fastest-growing country market in Q2 2019

With S19 starting this weekend, anna.aero has looked at Europe’s fastest-growing airlines and country markets during Q2 2019 to see who the big winners are. The main story is that Turkish Airlines has overtaken Lufthansa to become the continent’s leading flag carrier, with it now the third largest airline after Ryanair and easyJet.

Moscow Sheremetyevo is Europe's fastest-growing long-haul hub in S19; Frankfurt, Heathrow cut, but BA retains lead

Moscow Sheremetyevo is Europe’s fastest-growing long-haul hub in S19; Frankfurt, Heathrow cut, but BA retains lead

OAG Schedules Analyser data states that long-haul seat capacity from Russia’s biggest airport is set to grow by an impressive 26% in S19, while Heathrow and Frankfurt are reporting slight reductions. With long-haul capacity from Europe set to grow by 2.4% this summer, we reveal the winners and losers.

anna.aero's 100 best unserved routes from Asia's top 10 airports

anna.aero’s 100 best unserved routes from Asia’s top 10 airports

With Routes Asia fast approaching, anna.aero has decided to look into the numbers to reveal the top 10 unserved markets from Asia’s top 10 airports. Using OAG Traffic Analyser data, we showcase the leading airports across the globe that are looking for direct flights to the continent’s biggest gateways.


Ethiopian Airlines set to serve more country markets than MEB3 in S19, Ryanair still tops route table

Ethiopian Airlines set to serve more country markets than MEB3 in S19, Ryanair still tops route table

The start of the S19 season is fast approaching, so it is high time to take a look at how the world’s schedules are shaping up. Nick Preston reveals which airlines will operate the most airport pairs, serve the largest number of country markets and fly from the most airports in a typical week during peak summer.

European flag carriers react to transatlantic low-cost penetration, with average economy point-to-point fares falling 9.1% in 2018

European flag carriers react to transatlantic low-cost penetration, with average economy point-to-point fares falling 9.1% in 2018

In anna.aero’s latest partnership with aviation performance data experts RDC, we look at Europe’s biggest flag carriers across the Atlantic and see how they are adjusting fares in order to compete with the growing market of LCCs to North America, with data showing that the latter group’s fares are, in fact, going up.

Global turboprop capacity up 22% since 2009; Vancouver is 'Top of the Props' as Canada overtakes US to become top market

Global turboprop capacity up 22% since 2009; Vancouver is ‘Top of the Props’ as Canada overtakes US to become top market

More than 245 million two-way seats were available on scheduled turboprop flights in 2018, a 22% increase since 2009. Nick Preston examines trends over the past decade to identify which airlines, airports and country markets have seen the biggest increases or cuts in services performed by these aircraft.


3,750+ routes launched in 2018; Berlin Tegel, Vienna lead; US widens gap as top new route market

3,750+ routes launched in 2018; Berlin Tegel, Vienna lead; US widens gap as top new route market

The final new route numbers are in for 2018! anna.aero has been busy studying its New Routes Database to highlight the most newsworthy network statistics from last year. We reveal the top airlines, country markets and airports for new routes in 2018, and a take a look ahead to see what is coming in 2019.

Join our team – anna.aero seeks new Assistant Editor/Analyst

Join our team – anna.aero seeks new Assistant Editor/Analyst

anna.aero is expanding and is looking for a new Assistant Editor/Analyst to join its team. If you have the key skills, qualifications and experience to work for the world’s leading air service development news provider, then look no further and apply today.

Yields in the bin: The Ryanair, Wizz Air, easyJet Brexit slide (according to RDC Apex data)

Yields in the bin: The Ryanair, Wizz Air, easyJet Brexit slide (according to RDC Apex data)

In anna.aero’s latest aviation partnership, we have teamed-up with aviation performance data experts RDC. In this first joint report, we showcase the performance of London’s biggest LCCs to see how their ex-London routes have financially performed since the 2016 Brexit vote. 


MEB3 network review 2018; Qatar Airways dominates new route race; US is biggest market by ASKs, India and UK top capacity table

MEB3 network review 2018; Qatar Airways dominates new route race; US is biggest market by ASKs, India and UK top capacity table

Qatar Airways stretched its lead over Emirates and Etihad Airways in terms of destinations served between peak S17 and peak S18. anna.aero reveals which routes have been added and dropped by the MEB3 carriers since summer 2017, plus the fastest growing destination markets across the trio’s networks.

Domestic markets review 2018: India and Indonesia overtake Japan; Nepal and Bolivia see fastest growth

Domestic markets review 2018: India and Indonesia overtake Japan; Nepal and Bolivia see fastest growth

Capacity on global domestic services increased by 6.2% in 2018 versus last year, with over 3.31 billion seats on sale this year. The US is the largest market but China is closing the gap, and developing markets including India and Indonesia are progressing. Nick Preston examines this year’s domestic growth trends.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from PPS Publications' elves – the minds behind anna.aero

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from PPS Publications’ elves – the minds behind anna.aero

anna.aero’s data elves will be given time off at Christmas, bringing to an end another successful year on the network development circuit. As a thank you to our dedicated readers and clients, we invite you into our corporate home to see what our elves are going to be up to on the shelves this Christmas.