Articles Tagged ‘Turkey’

Global seat capacity up 7.3% in 2016 Q1; China and Ryanair see biggest increase in seats compared with 2015 Q1

Global seat capacity up 7.3% in 2016 Q1; China and Ryanair see biggest increase in seats compared with 2015 Q1

We reveal which are the leading airlines and country markets in the first quarter of 2016 and by how much they are growing (or shrinking). Plus a look at which airlines and countries are seeing the biggest increase in capacity.

Senegal capacity up 5.2%; Ghana and Togo markets gained; Turkey pledges to help complete construction of the country’s newest airport

Senegal capacity up 5.2%; Ghana and Togo markets gained; Turkey pledges to help complete construction of the country’s newest airport

This winter Senegal has connections to 24 country markets, the same as in W14/15. However, a shake-up in the markets served has changed, with two being dropped and replaced. anna.aero takes a closer look at the country market shift as well as Turkey’s investment into the country’s brand new Blaise Diagne Airport which will serve […]

New airline route announcements and fascinating facts and figures we came across this week (2016 – week 2)

New airline route announcements and fascinating facts and figures we came across this week (2016 – week 2)

In our newest feature we reveal what exciting route news and statistical trivia our data elves have come across during the last week while reading their e-mails (that’s short for elf-mail) and preparing this week’s stories.


Sweden sees 2% drop in September seat capacity driven by domestic cuts; Hong Kong becomes 49th country market as SAS launches flights

Sweden sees 2% drop in September seat capacity driven by domestic cuts; Hong Kong becomes 49th country market as SAS launches flights

Sweden recently welcomed its 49th country market connection when SAS commenced its latest route between Stockholm Arlanda and Hong Kong. However the addition of an extra country market has not helped grow capacity from the Scandinavian nation. anna.aero delves into the country’s data to see where capacity has been gained and lost.

Turkey’s airports on track to handle +180 million passengers in 2015 as Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines continue to grow their networks

Turkey’s airports on track to handle +180 million passengers in 2015 as Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines continue to grow their networks

Passenger numbers are up 9% in Turkey so far this year. We look at how quickly the country’s air travel market has grown in recent years, and reveal which are the fastest-growing airports so far in 2015.

Regional connectivity in Italy, Spain and Turkey analysed; winners and losers between 2009 and 2015 revealed

Regional connectivity in Italy, Spain and Turkey analysed; winners and losers between 2009 and 2015 revealed

We recently looked at regional airport connectivity in France, Germany and the UK. Now it’s the turn of Italy, Spain and Turkey to be examined in more detail – the remainder of the FIGUST countries. We look at connections from 25 airports in these three countries to over 20 cities across Europe.


Airport traffic across Europe growing solidly in 2015; Ireland and Greece lead way with Nordic countries and Russia facing challenges

Airport traffic across Europe growing solidly in 2015; Ireland and Greece lead way with Nordic countries and Russia facing challenges

We’ve collected airport traffic data for 20 European countries and plotted the growth over the last 18/30 months. We reveal the winners and losers and illustrate the impact of the re-timing of Easter.

Turkish Airlines grows in Lufthansa’s backyard; Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden to become 14th German destination from Atatürk in June

Turkish Airlines grows in Lufthansa’s backyard; Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden to become 14th German destination from Atatürk in June

Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines has added five new German destinations in four years. We reveal the leading onward connection points for all existing German routes and the share of point-to-point traffic on each route.

Turkey's airports grow 15% in 2013; Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines push Turkey past Italy as Europe's #5

Turkey’s airports grow 15% in 2013; Turkish Airlines and Pegasus Airlines push Turkey past Italy as Europe’s #5

Last year we predicted that Turkey might overtake Italy and France in 2015 in terms of airport passenger numbers. Well, Italy was passed in 2013, and now Turkey has its sights firmly set on passing France in 2014. We reveal which airports are growing fastest, and which destinations the flag-carrier has added at each Istanbul […]


Antalya Airport: traffic flat in 2012, Russian routes take the most capacity cuts

Antalya Airport: traffic flat in 2012, Russian routes take the most capacity cuts

Serving predominantly international traffic, Antalya Airport faces a considerable challenge in trying to spread the business throughout the year. Growing domestic demand is set to help the airport to do just that.

30 Second interview – Dr Temel Kotil, President and CEO Turkish Airlines (plus some comments from Ryanair’s Cawley)

30 Second interview – Dr Temel Kotil, President and CEO Turkish Airlines (plus some comments from Ryanair’s Cawley)

In his first industry appearance, speaking at the ACI EUROPE-ACI World Annual Congress in Istanbul, Dr Temel Kotil clarified that Turkish Airlines will not be launching direct services from Europe to Australia – he will use a hub like Singapore instead.

Turkish Airlines' Istanbul expansion driving European growth this summer

Turkish Airlines’ Istanbul expansion driving European growth this summer

Much of Europe is showing little if any growth this summer, but that is not true of Turkey. Our analysis of the European air traffic market this summer shows that Istanbul has the region’s two fastest-growing major airports, Turkey is the fastest-growing country market, and Turkish Airlines is the fastest-growing airline.