Routesonline analyses the European aviation industry, taking a monthly look at the top routes served and revealing the airlines that are dominating the market. We also rank the top ten airports by available seat capacity and examine the most common aircraft used.
The latest figures for July 2017 found London Heathrow (LHR) to Dubai International (DXB) was the route with the most capacity, toppling June's leader. Istanbul Ataturk (IST) to Izmir Adnan Menderes (ADB) was the number one domestic route, while Ryanair maintained its position as the number one carrier for available capacity.
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Top European airline routes
London Heathrow (LHR) to Dubai International (DXB) ranked as the number one route for capacity during July 2017 with 327,046 available seats, growing 6.9 percent month-on-month compared with June. Barcelona (BCN) to Madrid (MAD) made the top five, but capacity fell by almost 29 per cent compared with the previous month.
Top European airlines
Ryanair's capacity increased by 4.8 percent in July 2017, compared with June, to 12,776,400 available seats. The Irish carrier's overall market share during the month was 9.86 percent, down slightly from 9.99 percent in June 2017. Turkish Airlines was the big climber in the top ten, with a capacity rise of 13.6 percent to 7,213,851 available seats.
Top European airports
Istanbul Ataturk (IST) recorded the largest monthly growth of total available seats during July 2017, rising by 10.3 percent to 3,799,957 compared with June. London Heathrow (LHR) retained its dominance at the top of the table.
Airbus' A320 family and Boeing 737 unsurprisingly dominated the aircraft used in Europe during July 2017.
The full European aviation industry data
Top routes (July 2017):
(vs June 17)
(June vs July 17)
|1 (4)||London Heathrow (LHR) - Dubai International (DXB)||327046||6.9%|
|2 (2)||Istanbul Ataturk (IST) - Izmir Adnan Menderes (ADB)||326326||2.9%|
|3 (3)||London Heathrow (LHR) - New York J F Kennedy (JFK)||316653||3.0%|
|4 (1)||Barcelona (BCN) - Madrid Adolfo Suarez-Barajas (MAD)||286832||-28.7%|
|5 (8)||Istanbul Ataturk (IST) - Antalya (AYT)||256958||7.3%|
|6 (8)||Moscow Domodedovo (BME) - Simferopol (SIP)||245206||-4.2%|
|7 (NE)||Barcelona (BCN) - Palma de Mallorca (MI)||234900||4.7%|
|8 (NE)||Izmir Adnan Menderes (ADB) - Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)||228120||1.4%|
|9 (NE)||Munich International (MUC) - Berlin Tegel (TXL)||225334||2.9%|
|10 (NE)||Rome Fiumicino (FCO) - Catania (CTA)||224700||4.7%|
Top airlines (July 2017):
|Rank||Carrier||June 17 capacity||July 17 capacity||% change|
|7||Aeroflot Russian Airlines||3889932||4121620||6.0%|
|9||SAS Scandinavian Airlines||3443990||2958399||-14.1%|
Top airports (July 2017):
|Rank||Airport||June 17 capacity||July 17 capacity||% change|
|2||Paris Charles de Gaulle||3661938||3912246||6.8%|
|6||Madrid Adolfo Suarez-Barajas||2845171||2934140||3.1%|
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