Europe's aviation industry by numbers - August 2017

Routesonline's latest analysis of the European aviation industry, examining the top routes, airlines and airports.

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.

The latest figures for August 2017 - all data provided by OAG

Top European airline routes

London Heathrow (LHR) to Dubai International (DXB) remained as the number one route for capacity during August 2017 with 325,259 available seats. Antalya (AYT)-Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) and Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen (SAW)-Bodrum Milas (BJV) entered the top ten, with Munich (MUC)-Berlin (TXL) and Barcelona (BCN)-Madrid (MAD) dropping out.

Top airlines:

Ryanair's capacity increased by 1.1 percent in August 2017, compared with July, to 13,061,979 available seats. The Irish carrier's overall market share during the month was 9.92 percent, down slightly from 9.86 percent in July 2017.

Top airports:

Istanbul Ataturk recorded the largest percentage growth in the top ten European airports during August 2017, with a 2.3 percent capacity rise to 3,886,235 available seats. According to OAG, Munich International recorded the largest drop in capacity with a 4.1 percent fall, equivalent to 111,833 available seats. 


The full European aviation industry data

Top routes (August 2017):

Rank (July 17) Route Aug-17 capacity % change
1 (1) London Heathrow (LHR) - Dubai International (DXB) 325259 -0.5%
2 (2) Izmir Adnan Menderes (ADB) - Istanbul Ataturk (IST) 322862 -1.1%
3 (3) London Heathrow (LHR) - New York J F Kennedy (JFK)   318324 0.5%
4 (6) Simferopol (SIP) - Moscow Domodedovo (DME) 290940 18.7%
5 (5) Antalya (AYT) - Istanbul Ataturk (IST) 275990 7.4%
6 (8) Izmir Adnan Menderes (ADB) - Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) 242589 6.3%
7 (7) Barcelona (BCN) - Palma de Mallorca (PMI) 235828 0.4%
8 (10) Catania (CTN) - Rome Fiumicino (FCO) 228255 1.6%
9 (NEW) Antalya (AYT) - Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) 226282 12.5%
10 (NEW) Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen (SAW) - Bodrum Milas (BJV) 221967 -1.1%

Top airlines (August 2017):

Rank Carrier Jul-17 capacity Aug-17 capacity % change
1 Ryanair 12925332 13061979 1.1%
2 Easyjet 8533344 8560302 0.3%
3 Turkish Airlines 8243224 8322677 1.0%
4 Lufthansa German Airlines 7590164 7334384 -3.4%
5 British Airways 5188015 5179748 -0.2%
6 Air France 5195037 4977119 -4.2%
7 Aeroflot Russian Airlines 4795454 4806742 0.2%
8 Vueling Airlines 3731972 3777416 1.2%
9 KLM-Royal Dutch Airlines 3462642 3455328 -0.2%
10 SAS Scandinavian Airlines 3068206 3411310 11.2%

Top airports (August 2017):

Rank Airport Jul-17 capacity Aug-17 capacity % change
1 London Heathrow 4363722 4361179 -0.1%
2 Paris Charles de Gaulle 3912246 3930867 0.5%
3 Istanbul Ataturk 3799957 3886235 2.3%
4 Frankfurt International 3794977 3765116 -0.8%
5 Amsterdam 3604019 3621329 0.5%
6 Madrid Adolfo Suarez-Barajas 2934140 2875360 -2.0%
7 Barcelona 2818080 2788116 -1.1%
8 Munich International 2724210 2612377 -4.1%
9 London Gatwick 2557997 2593525 1.4%
10 Rome Fiumicino 2543603 2520168 -0.9%

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