Almost a year after we launched this free service for the worldwide network planning community anna.aero has opened The Route Shop – the virtual store where airlines can go to browse new air services. Produced in association with ACI EUROPE, four airports already have placements in The Route Shop offering a total of 23 new long and short-haul services together with information on marketing and financial support. More postings have been made… frequent browsing is advisable… oh and did we mention, it’s FREE TO USE!
Over 500 new routes have been started at airports in the EU in the last 12 months. Which airports have seen the most new destinations added and which now have the widest choice? Which airline has had the biggest influence on airport network growth? Clue: It begins and ends in an ‘r’.
Alitalia has axed 75% of its capacity at MXP and is no longer the leading airline at the airport. Who is? Which routes that Alitalia dumped are served by other airlines and which have been lost? Which carrier has burst onto the scene and what is Lufthansa planning?
Florida will be the #1 O&D market for the newly merged carrier, followed by Georgia and California. But which states have the most Delta and Northwest flights? And how will the merger affect the US to Europe market, where Delta already operates more flights than any other airline?
Two airlines, two different business models, and both less than 18 months old. Now Oasis and Skybus have collapsed we take a look at what impact they had in the markets they served. Oasis offered just two routes from Hong Kong but Skybus offered 18 from Columbus where it was (briefly) the #1 airline.
Having started almost 190 new routes in the last six months (no, honest!) it’s no surprise that some of Ryanair’s new routes are low frequency. Among Europe’s LCCs this reduction in average frequency is a clear trend (with a couple of notable exceptions). Who is the master of the low-frequency network?
This week anna.aero is entirely dedicated the start of the summer 2008 season. Our exclusive and unique downloadable spreadsheet contains data on 200+ new routes. Nobody else produces or provides anything like this. Certainly not for free.
Data from the UK CAA shows that airport passenger numbers were up just over 2% last year with a decline in domestic traffic compensated by only modest growth in international markets. But which country markets are booming and which are in decline? And what about individual airport markets?
Short-haul flying in Europe is under attack from politicians and environmentalists. But which are Europe’s shortest major routes and how many of them involve flights over water? Which are the shortest major overland routes and how many of them are under threat from alternative transport modes?
Traffic growth at Scotland’s four major airports averaged over 5% every year between 1995 and 2005. But the last two years have seen traffic growth slow to under 3% per annum. What role did the Route Development Fund play in enticing new airlines and routes? Which airlines dominate domestic and international routes?
With merger speculation once again rife among US airlines we take a look at the major operating bases/hubs of the legacy and low-cost carriers. Which is the only airline to have four bases in the top 20? Which airlines only have two? And how much bigger is Delta’s Atlanta base than anyone else’s? Does jetBlue’s JFK base make it into the Top 20? And what market share do the leading airlines have on the top 15 domestic routes?
The latest Global Market Forecast from Airbus is marginally more optimistic than last year forecasting that RPK growth will average 4.9% per annum over the next 20 years. Which markets does Airbus predict will experience the strongest growth and in which markets has Airbus changed its view the most since last year?