Articles Tagged ‘UK’

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.

India international capacity up 5.6% in 2018; IndiGo adds most foreign seats while Sri Lanka sees the most growth this year

India international capacity up 5.6% in 2018; IndiGo adds most foreign seats while Sri Lanka sees the most growth this year

There were 80.63 million two-way seats available between India and international destinations in 2018, up 5.6% on the previous year. Nick Preston takes a look at key trends in India’s international connections, including the strongest growing airlines, country markets and individual destinations.

Swedish seats soar by 64% over past 10 years; foreign flights lead growth, Germany is top international destination in S18

Swedish seats soar by 64% over past 10 years; foreign flights lead growth, Germany is top international destination in S18

There are 51.22 million two-way seats scheduled on flights serving Swedish airports in 2018, 2.7% more than last year. The Nordic nation has seen a 64% jump in available seats since 2009. Nick Preston takes a look at the main drivers of this growth, including Sweden’s leading airlines, airports and routes.


Russia rules European capacity growth in 2017; FLAPI airports all see traffic increase, Amsterdam fastest growing last year

Russia rules European capacity growth in 2017; FLAPI airports all see traffic increase, Amsterdam fastest growing last year

Russia led a group of 20 select European nations with a 16% year-on-year increase in departing seat capacity in 2017. Nick Preston examines other European traffic trends, including growth rates at the continent’s five largest hub airports, with Amsterdam seeing the biggest increase in passengers last year.

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.

UK-France capacity returns to pre-credit crunch levels in 2017; easyJet is leading carrier, Paris CDG tops airport table

UK-France capacity returns to pre-credit crunch levels in 2017; easyJet is leading carrier, Paris CDG tops airport table

There were 15.37 million two-way seats on offer between the UK and France in 2017, a 4.4% increase on the previous year. The European country pair has now enjoyed four consecutive years of growth. Nick Preston examines this mature market’s leading trends, including the top airlines, airports and routes.


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.

UK – Italy market on the up-and-up; London Gatwick is largest airport, Ryanair is top airline

UK – Italy market on the up-and-up; London Gatwick is largest airport, Ryanair is top airline

There were 17.38 million two-way seats available between the UK and Italy in 2017, a 5.0% increase over the previous year. The Anglo-Italian market has now enjoyed four consecutive years of capacity growth. Nick Preston takes a look at recent trends in terms of its leading airlines, airports and routes.

Singapore Airlines sees steady growth; Jakarta is largest link, Australia is biggest international market

Singapore Airlines sees steady growth; Jakarta is largest link, Australia is biggest international market

Singapore Airlines is one of the most established carriers in the Asia Pacific. In 2017, it carried 19.45 million passengers across its network, an increase of 2.9% compared to 2016. Nick Preston examines the airline’s network trends over the past 10 years, including its largest routes and country markets.


TAP Air Portugal sees strong growth in 2017; Lisbon-Porto is busiest route, Spain is main international market

TAP Air Portugal sees strong growth in 2017; Lisbon-Porto is busiest route, Spain is main international market

There were 18.33 million two-way seats available across TAP Air Portugal’s network in 2017, a 16.2% increase compared to the previous year. Nick Preston reveals the Portuguese operator’s main market trends over the past ten years, including its largest Lisbon links and international country markets. 

Cathay Pacific Airways cuts capacity in 2017; Taiwan tops table of destinations, Taipei Taoyuan is leading connection

Cathay Pacific Airways cuts capacity in 2017; Taiwan tops table of destinations, Taipei Taoyuan is leading connection

Cathay Pacific Airways is a well-established airline brand having been founded in the 1940s. The Asian operator offered 29.1 million seats across its network last year, down 1.8% from 2016. Nick Preston considers the Hong Kong hub carrier’s recent capacity trends, including its leading airports, country markets and routes.

UK-Germany market enjoys six straight years of growth; flag carriers lead the way, London Heathrow is top airport

UK-Germany market enjoys six straight years of growth; flag carriers lead the way, London Heathrow is top airport

There were 19.36 million two-way seats available between the UK and Germany in 2017, a 3.4% increase on the previous year. The market has now experienced six consecutive years of capacity increases. Nick Preston examines the largest airlines, airports and routes operating in this European country pair.