Becca Rowland

Becca Rowland

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A Boost for Aviation in China

USD 22 Billion in Emergency Loans for Aviation Chinese aviation has been given ...

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The Impact of Fuel Surcharges on Airlines and Airfares

When Fuel Prices Surge In May 2022 news outlets covered the story of Nigerian ...

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European Flight Cancellations on the Rise

The past two weeks have seen a surge in cancelled flights at European airports, ...

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Making Sense of European Flight Disruption

For the past month or two, the media have carried stories of flight disruption ...

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Platinum Jubilee: Remembering 70 Years of Scheduled Jet Air Services

At the start of June, British citizens will have an extended bank holiday ...

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South East Europe & the UAE : A Market Emerging From Nowhere

Just over 10 years ago there was barely any market for travel between South ...

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Impact of Russian Airspace Sanctions on Flight Routes and Flight Times

Some of the many sanctions imposed on the Russian Federation because of the war ...

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Aviation Dividend from Arab-Israel Normalisation

The first in a series of blogs focusing on the Middle East aviation market. ...

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Airline Response to COVID-19 Outbreaks in China

Observing, as we do at OAG, the changes in global airline capacity week by week ...

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eVTOL Aircraft and the Impact on Commercial Aviation

Are the skies about to get a whole lot busier? OAG explores the emerging world ...

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Changing the Rules - Stringency Index Highlights Impact on Air Travel

The many re-formulations of travel restrictions that have been imposed by ...

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Which Part of a Flight Uses the Most Fuel?

Does Take Off Really Use More Fuel Than Any Other Part of a Flight? It may be ...

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Why Flight Emissions Data Is Key To Achieving Sustainable Air Travel

Carbon emissions from flight operations have become a key metric for those who ...

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Jet Fuel Price Pressure as SAF Levy Takes Off

This week the price of jet fuel reached its highest point in well over 5 years, ...

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Airport Hubs On Their Way Back

A year ago we looked back at our annual analysis, Megahubs Index and took a ...

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US Market Recovery Edging Closer

OAG has been tracking airline capacity in the United States closely for a ...

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Passenger Bookings & Load Factors: Every Summer has a Story

Seats are not the same as passengers and just because aircraft fly, doesn’t ...

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The Vaccine Gap: Will Unvaccinated Population Reduce Potential for Aviation Recovery?

What we mean by an Aviation Recovery As we get towards the end of 2021 and ...

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Can Test & Go Reboot Thailand's Tourism?

There’s no doubt that Thailand’s tourism industry has suffered as a result of ...

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Can Flying Ever Be Green? Towards Sustainability in Aviation

Aviation’s contribution to global emissions Aviation contributes to climate ...

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Understanding the Slow Aviation Recovery in South East Asia

Moving Backwards? Travel restrictions put in place to protect citizens in many ...

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Big on Ambition: COP26, Aviation and Climate Change | OAG

Commitments, Challenges and Contradictions The COP26 climate negotiations ...

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Escaping the Scandinavian Winter: Hotspots and Future Travel Bookings

There’s daylight for less than six hours a day in the middle of winter in Oslo. ...

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Delta’s Bigger Planes: Chasing Consumer Taste for More Space

Over the past six months there have been numerous articles extolling the ...

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Is China’s Zero-Covid Strategy Sustainable? Airline Capacity Falls by 800,000 Seats

More Outbreaks and Travel Restrictions Through a long and patient period of ...

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Airline Schedule Volatility in Europe: Finally Some Stability

At the very start of the global pandemic airlines had to make rapid – and major ...

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Russian Recovery: What is Driving the Rise in Russian Air Travel?

For ten of the past thirteen weeks, scheduled airline capacity from Russian ...

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Future Travel Bookings: What is in Store for Caribbean Destinations this Winter?

Is there a Pattern to Island Recovery? For those of us in Europe it may feel ...

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Is there a Link Between Vaccination Rates and Opening Up International Air Travel?

For a while I imagine many of us assumed this would be so: The more people were ...

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Fresh Mint from JetBlue: Expect Disruption to Transatlantic Flying

21 year old JetBlue starts its much heralded service between New York and ...

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Greece - A Summer of Love

It’s a summer of love for Greece as the masses head back to the one European ...

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Why Are Airlines Offering Flights to Nowhere?

Keeping the Brand Alive Sometimes called ‘boomerang flights’, a number of well ...

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Valuing Duty Free - the key to boosting Asia’s domestic air travel?

Hainan Island in China, along with its airports, has seen a duty free shopping ...

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What are Codeshare Flights & what are they used for?

The need for schedule synchronisation The airline industry has witnessed ...

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A Scilly Story - the UK's busiest flight route in April 2021

UK's Busiest Route in April 2021 is Isles of Scilly to Land's End The fact that ...

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Australian Outbound: Tasman Travel Bubble and Beyond

This week the Tasman Travel Bubble takes effect, allowing scheduled air travel ...

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Prospects for Long Haul Travel: When Family Ties Count and Predicting Which Markets Will Come Back First

At OAG we’ve spent a year trying to understand how air travel will evolve ...

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The Complexity of Making an Airline Route Fuel Efficient

Does it matter when airlines operate different aircraft types on a route? In ...

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Summer Holidays in Spain: Should we be Relying on Vaccines?

The annual surge in summer visitors to Spain pre-COVID may have resulted in ...

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Is There Such a Thing as a Green Airline?

Helping Passengers Make Greener Choices A year ago OAG published its first ...

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Finding New Air Service Opportunities – Four Best Practice Approaches

Although air travel markets have undergone unprecedented disruption in 2020, ...

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Fleet Changes with COVID-19: Time for the New

This month global scheduled airline capacity (seats) is down by 47% compared to ...

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Predicting Travel Trends with Historical Flight Data – In Good Times and Bad

It may seem obvious that we can use past travel trends and travel patterns to ...

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Will China's Annual Mass Migration Happen in 2021

Often referred to as the world’s largest mass migration, Chunyun, or the Spring ...

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Does the Tokyo Olympics Need Aviation to be Back?

Will they? Won’t they? The Tokyo Olympics didn’t happen in 2020 and now the ...

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Regional Risks

Hard times for regional airlines but not without opportunities News broke this ...

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Insight behind the World’s Top 20 Airlines – new rankings released

OAG’s latest review of the World’s Top 20 Airlines – Take Off provides ...

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Jet Fuel Uncertainty

While the past four or five months have been tough times for airlines and ...

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Covid Turbulence – how countries got cancellations under control

The past 30 weeks have seen the number of cancelled flights go through the roof ...

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Who Flies Where? Understanding Air Passenger flow

Understanding how passengers flow around the global airline network is vital ...

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The Strategic Use Of Cancellations: How Airlines Managed Schedules During Covid

“Unprecedented” is a word we’ve heard a lot over the past 5 months. It’s a term ...

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Routes at Risk

The Long-Haul Routes Which European Secondary Airports Could Lose 40%. 50%. ...

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Shake Up In South America

No part of the world is immune from the impact of COVID-19. Aviation in South ...

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When Will You Fly? Early Signs Reveal Mixed Messages

Consumers fearful while industry insiders more confident about travel ...

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Mind The Gap: Are Airline Schedules Over-Optimistic?

In the last week alone round 50 million seats were removed from OAG’s airline ...

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Brave, Careless Or Confident? Getting Back In The Air

One of the questions during last weeks’ OAG webinars was from a New York-based ...

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Travel Bubbles, Corridors & Air Bridges: Opening Up International Air Travel

As aviation starts what increasingly looks like a long and slow recovery ...

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MCTs: Longer Connecting Times Could Reduce Connectivity By Nearly 20%

Measures taken by airlines and airports to reduce the likelihood of ...

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Covid-19 and Air Travel – Impact on Airports

Research and Insight from OAG’s latest webinar As we move from crisis mode to ...

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How low can we go? Degrees of pain and government support strategies

How low can we go? Which airlines will fare better? What is appropriate ...

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WEBINAR | COVID-19 and Air Travel – What we Learned

Last week we launched a webinar series looking at the impact of COVID-19 on the ...

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The Scale of the Schengen - US Travel Ban

  11% OF US INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS AFFECTED BY SCHENGEN BAN On Wednesday 11th ...

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U.S. Unserved Routes: Is there room for Breeze Airways on the runway?

  It’s unusual for the announcement of a new airline to be greeted with as much ...

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How Green Is Your Airline?

  Last week a British Airways Boeing 747 beat the record for a subsonic ...

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Lessons From Flybe - European Regional Airline Networks And Hub Access

  One of the repeated comments regarding the recent near demise of UK regional ...

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Are Flight Cancellations Running Ahead Of Coronovirus Spread?

  Between February 2nd and February 3rd 2020, the daily World Health ...

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Climate Change and the US addiction to flying: Is rail revival the answer?

  As environmental concerns gather momentum, the focus on air travel’s ...

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High Speed Rail Vs Air: Eurostar at 25, The Story So Far

This month Eurostar, the iconic high-speed rail service between London and ...

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Great Circle Routes & Flight Paths

Great Circle Routes are fundamental to understanding how airplanes fly between ...

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Fashionably Late – Is It Time To Update What We Mean By ‘Late’?

Fashion is all about keeping up with the new and, for some, taking the lead ...

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Spirit Airlines – Playing Around

In July 2019, Spirit Airlines issued an Investor Update which explained how ...

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What is Wet Leasing?

It’s a term peculiar to the aviation industry and refers to the leasing of an ...

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Thomas Cook: Heritage Brand. Business Hole.

Amidst the sadness this week at the loss of a heritage brand from the UK plc ...

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How Many Ways To Get To Adelaide

Adelaide Airport has reinforced its position as one of Australia’s fastest ...

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Is The India-Australia Relationship Hotting Up?

Until June 2019, the Indian cricket team had only beaten Australia in a 50 Over ...

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Roots & Resilience – How Chinese Communities Are Supporting U.S. Services to China

Half of all Chinese who live in the US reside in either California or New York, ...

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US Majors – Summer Matters

Last December, United announced its biggest ever international network ...

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No time to wait: European delays getting worse

The conventional measure for understanding punctuality in the aviation industry ...

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Painting the Town Red - How Air Transat Fits with Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge

Having looked like a certainty, and then not, by the end of June the ...

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The Pursuit of Punctuality

The availability of more data than ever before has given the aviation industry ...

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SWOOP – Making Waves at Airports

The biggest airports often get the most attention but, as our recent North ...

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Florida’s Fastest Growing

Seven airports in Florida are amongst the fastest growing in North America.  ...

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Chinese travel to the heart of Game of Thrones

Croatia. Northern Ireland. Iceland. Morocco. What do each of these destinations ...

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Joining Up the Americas – The Rewards of Joint Ventures

Chile’s anti-trust approval of the American Airlines-LATAM Group joint venture ...

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Cooling Off Period – Mixed messages in the US and China air traffic market

The US-China aviation market has stagnated. For the first time in years growth ...

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Spot The Difference in US Low-Cost Carriers

How differences in route market share translate to yield differences for ...

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The Vienna Waltz

Vienna has a reputation as a solid market. Solid in that it ranks among the Top ...

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The Rise and Rise of IndiGo

Traditionally, purple has been a colour associated with kings and in the Indian ...

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Battle for the Bay

Competition is hotting up between airports serving the Greater Bay Area of ...

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Fast Growing Airports Linked To Southwest Success

Many of the fastest growing airports in the United States can link their ...

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Delhi Delights - A bright future for one of India's oldest cities

The Lonely Planet Guide describes Delhi as a place where time travel is ...

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Hong Kong - How To Avoid Being Late

Operating to a schedule becomes increasingly difficult when the sheer volume of ...

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FIFA World Cup Will Add to Russian Aviation Boom

2018 is the year that Russia gets to showcase its footballing prowess and ...

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Auf Wiedersehen, Air Berlin

It’s always sad to see an airline cease operations and next week Air Berlin ...

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Rwanda: brave and bold moves for the next African hub

The first direct service from Kigali, Rwanda to London starts at the end of May ...