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Euro 2024: How The Top Travel Stats Line Up

The next big European football event, the UEFA European Football Championship, ...

Indian Aviation: International Intentions and Hub Expansion

This is the second article in a series focused on India's aviation market. Our ...

Indian Aviation: The Next Decade

This article is the first in a series that will focus on India's aviation ...

Scandinavia’s Star To Shine Less Brightly?

And so, what we all expected has been formalized and SAS Scandinavian Airlines ...

Japan’s Slowly Rising Recovery: Swimming against a Tide of Adversity

Cast your minds back to 2019, a frequently referenced year as the pre-pandemic ...

Taylor Swift: Singapore’s Love Story

For Singapore based Swifties last month their wildest dreams came true. With ...

Middle East LCCs Focus East to Expand European Networks

Overall airline capacity between the Middle East and Europe, traditionally a ...

Why Is Average Flight Capacity Increasing at Its Fastest Rate Ever?

Things change slowly in the aviation industry and it’s very rare to see a “step ...

Thailand Aims High in 2024 - But Can It Make It?

In 2024, Thailand is aiming for 40 million international arrivals, which would ...

Spring Capacity Points to a Full Travel Recovery

It’s finally over. The IATA Winter Season has just a few more days to run and ...

Spain’s Hollow Domestic Flight Change: Regulatory Interference Highlights How Well Airlines Self-Regulate

Spain’s announcement of plans to switch domestic flights to rail services is ...

A Shift in Power to Aircraft Lessors

This blog takes a closer look at the those issues and challenges raised in ...

China Outbound: There’s Never Been a Better Time to Travel from China

Globally, airline capacity is back to pre-pandemic levels. Despite January 2024 ...

Are Ryanair Proving That Domestic Services Can Work?

This week Ryanair released their Q3 financial results, and it was my turn for ...

Have January's Cancellation Rates Dashed US Airlines' Hopes for the New Year?

Every airline and airport operations director starts the new year full of hope ...

Turkish Airlines Adds Another Country to Their Network

An airline’s key marketing message is frequently built around the products ...

Boeing’s New Year Wishes Blown Away Already

Every year Boeing’s executives hope that the next year will be better than the ...

The Top 10 Aviation Industry Stories of 2023, Told By The Numbers

What mattered most to aviation industry professionals last year? Since we at ...

Navigating the Future of Air Travel: Insights for 2024

In the ever-evolving realm of air travel, the coming year holds a multitude of ...

Vietnam’s Domestic Aviation Recalibrates As Plans For Overall Growth Continue

Vietnam’s aviation market, along with that of Indonesia, has always been seen ...

Edinburgh Airport: January Sales Arrive Early

It’s been rumoured for quite some time, but as an early seasonal present to the ...

The First and Last Flights of the Year

Aviation never rests, there are always scheduled services in the sky carrying ...

Where Is Santa In December? His Secret Hideaway Is Hidden In The Flight Data

Data always points you in the way of valuable insights, and as the year comes ...

Aviation Leaders Discuss 2024 Challenges

Against the backdrop of the Dubai Air Show and COP28, the aviation industry’s ...

Webinar: Aviation Stories of 2023

December's aviation webinar, "Aviation Stories of 2023: A Review of the Year ...

A Marginal Improvement In Thanksgiving Punctuality Is An Achievement To Celebrate

As the dust settles on the latest seasonal holiday and attention switches to ...

LCCs' Domestic Capacity Share Grows in the US

At times, change can occur gradually, slowly evolving over time. It often ...

On-Time Performance On The Up In North America

According to our latest data, on-time performance (OTP) in North America has ...

Peaks and Lows in Thanksgiving Demand Cause Operational Challenges for US Airlines

The next week will see US Airlines come under tremendous pressure as the rush ...

China’s Domestic Market: Holidaying at Home

While destinations and tourism authorities around the world await the return of ...

Tracking the Evolution of airlines: 2019-2023

In 2019, 256 new airlines entered the industry (listing scheduled capacity for ...

The World's Smallest Aviation Markets

In the global aviation market, we often talk about the largest, the longest and ...

How Punctual Were The World’s Largest Airlines and Airports in September 2023?

Worldwide, the most punctual airport in September 2023 was Baoshan Airport ...

China Still Holding the Cards for Asia’s Tourism Recovery

Asia’s international air capacity recovery has largely been a mixed bag due to ...

Mediterranean Travel Hotspots

The Mediterranean is undoubtedly one of Europe’s most popular tourist ...

Europe: The Frustrations of a Hub Airport

Commercial aviation is dominated by a series of hub airports where passengers ...

Competition In The Middle East Intensifies As Saudi Arabia Works Toward Vision 2030

In May 2023, the World Tourism Organization (WTO) revealed that Saudi Arabia ...

Australia: When a Fair Share Isn’t Quite Fair!

Aviation is a regulated industry, and however much we like to think otherwise, ...

Airports Climbing Megahubs Ranks Indicate Areas of Industry Growth

Friday 11th August 2023 was the busiest day for global aviation over the past ...

Low-Cost Carriers In The Aviation Industry: What Are They?

Low-cost carriers (LCCs) are responsible for a third of the world’s scheduled ...

Africa: When the Crossroads Get Closed

We’ve all been there, you are in a rush to get somewhere and suddenly hit a ...

Volaris Records Highest On-Time Performance In July 2023, North America Improving

In July 2023, a Mexican carrier has topped OAG’s on-time performance (OTP) ...

Matching Supply to Demand: The Art of Successful Management

It’s a very simple equation, match supply to demand or indeed keep supply a ...

European Markets, Home and Away: Italy Stands Apart

In the vision set out by the European Union (EU) in the late 1990s when the ...

Which Are The Most Popular Travel Destinations For American Travelers This Summer?

This summer, international travel is firmly back on the agenda for Americans, ...

Exploring The World's 10 Longest Non-Stop Airline Routes

The world’s first commercial flight took off from St Petersburg, Florida on ...

Peak Summer Airline Capacity but Mind the Gaps!

As the summer season reaches its peak over the next few weeks it seems that the ...

Italy's Long-Haul Market Grows Despite ITA's Slimmed Down Network

Post-pandemic, new dynamics have been at play in the Italian long-haul market ...

US Travel Disruption: Lucky Escape for Some, but Not United Airlines and JetBlue

The last few weeks have created a perfect summer storm for the US majors as a ...

China: The Return of European Travel

Every month we track the travel recovery in China. As the recovery is now ...

An Unforgettable Week in Paris

An iconic destination and hot weather - it must be the week of the Paris Air ...

The Italian Job: Lufthansa’s Investment in ITA Airways

Regulatory approval for the recently announced Deutsche Lufthansa stake in ...

Spotlight on Singapore Airlines' Network: Strong Results Despite Challenges in Key Markets

In South East Asia, Singapore’s Changi Airport experienced the highest ...

Transatlantic Bounce Back Becomes a Boing!

Western Europe to the United States of America was one of the first long-haul ...

Unstoppable LCCs  - Growth Indicates A New Norm

Low-cost carriers (LCCs) now make up almost a third of global airline capacity; ...

Türkiye: Tourism Set To Boom In The Face Of Adversity

The challenges that Türkiye faced following the catastrophic earthquake in the ...

How Are US Airlines Adjusting Flight Times on the Busiest Domestic Routes?

For the past two summers airlines were pressured to build their schedules back ...

State of Play: Where Next For Airline Alliances And Partnerships?

What Was the Pandemic's Impact on Airline Alliances? Airline alliances and ...

Transatlantic Air Race for the Coronation - How Flying Has Changed Since the 1950s

The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 prompted a transatlantic airplane ...

Formula One Science in Aircraft Turnarounds

Every Second (or Minute) Literally Counts Two point one seconds, the fastest ...

Spring Break Travel: Data Comparison

Travelers aren’t the only ones flying close to the sun this spring. The spring ...

Central Asia’s Rapid Travel Recovery

When you have the whole world to look at - and masses of data at your ...

Hong Kong Travel Recovery: Airlines Back in Business

Hong Kong fully removed its strict border restrictions on 13th December 2022, ...

The World’s Most Heavily Used Aircraft Types - Answering The Big ASK

It appears that people are obsessed with measuring airlines. From the quality ...

Competitive Advantage: JetBlue's Strategic Moves on the Transatlantic

Despite being no newcomer to the transatlantic market, JetBlue is taking steps ...

Surviving Turbulence: Uncertain Times for Regional Jets in the Aviation Industry

The aviation industry has faced ongoing pressures over the last 3 years, and ...

African Aviation – Another Set of Crossroads

The World Cup is now a distant memory, and the success of Morocco was a great ...

Stretching Non-Stop Flights to the Limit

Attention is already turning to next year for the people working on Project ...

Pilot Shortages Likely to Frustrate Airline Growth and Travelers Will Pay the Price in Airfares

Every day we seem to hear of shortages: tomatoes, electricity, micro-chips, and ...

Will IAG TAP Into a New Opportunity?

In this article, John Grant discusses the possible sale of ITA Airways and the ...

Bonza: A Much-Needed Boost for Australia’s Domestic Market or Bound to Fail?

In the years before the pandemic Australia’s domestic aviation market had ...

The Clue Is in the Name for Virgin Atlantic’s Route Network Strategy

The Virgin brand has always been different, a global phenomenon full of amazing ...

The Worth of Heathrow’s Slots: Europe’s Most Valuable Airport Highlights Market Recovery

There are some established indicators of how confident the airline industry is ...

Competition Hotting Up In Scandinavia: A Closer Look At The Aviation Market

It feels apt to be writing this blog from the air above Scandinavia, as I ...

EasyJet Rebuilds: Better Than Expected Results Raise Wider Industry Optimism

It’s not been an easy recovery for easyJet. While the market recovery in Europe ...

Air India Tidies Up in London

London Gatwick Benefits With New Services India is hot, to state the obvious, ...

China’s International Reopening: More of a Slow Burner Than a Game Changer

The news that China removed quarantine requirements for inbound travelers and ...

Punctuality League 2023: The Story Behind the Data

Just one year ago the aviation industry was in a very different position from ...

Japan's Airports and Covid-19's Continued Impact on International Travel | Part 3 of 3

Like many Asian countries, Japan has been experiencing a twin-track air ...

Will Japan Achieve Its Inbound Tourism Targets? | Part 2 of 3

Japan finally lifting its stringent travel restrictions on 11th October 2022 ...

China Air Travel - 2022, A Year of Volatility

2022 has been another year of ups and downs for Chinese aviation, at least in ...

Japan’s Airlines – What Does the Future Hold? | Part 1 of 3

What does the future hold for Japan’s airlines? This is the first in a series ...

Airline Alliances…Time To Change Partners?

There has never been a period of such capacity change as we have seen during ...

Airline Profits: The Upside of Capacity Constraints

This week global scheduled airline capacity – that is, the number of seats ...

How Are Low-Cost Airlines Shaping the Future at the Largest Airports in the US?

In the United States, changes to how we fly, which airlines we choose, and how ...

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