Articles Tagged ‘IST’

Heathrow Expansion and Asia: 15 routes uncovered, seven in China

Heathrow Expansion and Asia: 15 routes uncovered, seven in China

London Heathrow estimates that a third runway would enable it to serve 40 more long-haul destinations. In the lead up to the anna.aero-RABA Heathrow HubLAB conference next month, we look at Heathrow’s underserved Asian potential.

Beirut Airport continues decade-long consistent growth; MEA #1 carrier, but only posts marginal annual capacity increase

Beirut Airport continues decade-long consistent growth; MEA #1 carrier, but only posts marginal annual capacity increase

Beirut Airport has delivered enviable growth over the past 10 years, with no blips in its inexorable traffic increases. Marc Watkins investigates the Lebanese capital city airport’s most-important carriers and city pairs.

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.


Turkish Airlines adds two more spokes

Turkish Airlines adds two more spokes

Turkish Airlines commences its second destinations in Jordan and Uzbekistan.

Wide-body aircraft on short- and medium-haul routes; Japan is leading market in 2018, ANA and JAL top airline rankings

Wide-body aircraft on short- and medium-haul routes; Japan is leading market in 2018, ANA and JAL top airline rankings

Wide-body aircraft are typically linked with long-haul services. In recent years this has included new low-cost routes, but some carriers choose to deploy twin-aisle types on shorter sectors. Nick Preston reveals the leading airlines, airports and country markets for short- and medium-haul wide-body flights in S18.

Turkish market grows 11% in 2017, bouncing above the records of 2015; Istanbul accounts for 50% of traffic; Antalya leads net passenger growth

Turkish market grows 11% in 2017, bouncing above the records of 2015; Istanbul accounts for 50% of traffic; Antalya leads net passenger growth

With Turkey set to open one of the world’s biggest airports this year, it is certainly an exciting time for Turkish aviation. Given the setbacks encountered in 2016, the nation has bounced back in abundance. Jonathan Ford explores in more depth the recent developments of the Turkish market. 


S18 airport analysis; Paris CDG and Frankfurt lead the way in early standings with strong presence from European hubs

S18 airport analysis; Paris CDG and Frankfurt lead the way in early standings with strong presence from European hubs

The start of S18 is now less than one month away, and having already considered early airline trends, our next sneak preview focuses on airports. Nick Preston finds out which airports are scheduled to serve the most destinations and country markets and welcome the most airlines during a peak week this summer. 

Turkish Airlines adds its 52nd African destination

Turkish Airlines adds its 52nd African destination

Turkish Airlines starts Freetown flights from Istanbul Atatürk – operates via Ouagadougou.

Bologna-Tel Aviv is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with over 115,000 searches; Arkia Israeli Airlines' next Italian job?

Bologna-Tel Aviv is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with over 115,000 searches; Arkia Israeli Airlines’ next Italian job?

In the past 12 months, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that over 115,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Bologna and Tel Aviv ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? Arkia Israeli Airlines may well be better placed than El Al or Israir to take advantage of the potential […]


Cape Town Airport experiences strong growth since 2014; increase in international seats outpaces domestic demand

Cape Town Airport experiences strong growth since 2014; increase in international seats outpaces domestic demand

Cape Town Airport handled 10.7 million passengers in 2017, representing a 6.1% increase compared to 2016 and a significant 24% rise since 2014. Nick Preston takes a look at the factors driving this growth and identifies the airport’s main network trends over the past 10 years, including its largest airline operators, and top domestic and […]

Ukraine International Airlines withstands external factors to up capacity by over 400% since 2008; Israel tops international market table

Ukraine International Airlines withstands external factors to up capacity by over 400% since 2008; Israel tops international market table

Ukraine International Airlines offered over 7.9 million seats across its network in 2017, an increase of 24% versus 2016. During the past decade, the carrier has moved to the top of the charts, becoming the leading airline in its home market, plus it has maintained growth for eight consecutive years despite challenging external factors. Nick […]

Abuja traffic looks set to decline further in 2017 due to capacity cuts, having hit a peak of 4.3 million passengers in 2015; Emirates returns

Abuja traffic looks set to decline further in 2017 due to capacity cuts, having hit a peak of 4.3 million passengers in 2015; Emirates returns

Serving the capital of Nigeria, Abuja Airport handled 4.23 million passengers in 2016, down 1.5% from the year before. With capacity down 3.2% in 2017, this trend looks set to continue. After a thriving few years from 2006 to 2011 when traffic doubled, anna.aero looks to see why that growth has stalled.