Super Connectors Economist

Emirates / Qatar / Etihad / Turkish traffic growth rates : > 15%
Air France capacity growth: 2-3%
British Airways: 2-3%
Dubai airport pax growth rate: > 20%
Paris airport pax growth rate: 0.1%
London Heathrow pax growth rate: 6%
Worldwide Long-term pax traffic growth: ~5%
Emirates orderbook: ~400 aircraft
Air France orderbook: ~70 aircraft
British Airways orderbook: ~ 60 aircraft

Well…Something’s gotta give….Connectors are coming for the likes of Air France, British Airways, Lufthansa…I would expect changes in Europe landscape in mid-term (consolidation, partnerships,…)

http://www.economist.com/node/16271573

Super-connectors: new kid on the block

Emirates: 15% traffic growth in 2013 (vs 2012)
Etihad: 16% traffic growth in 2013 (vs 2012)
Qatar: 7% traffic growth in 2013 (vs 2012)
(not so) new kid on the block – Turkish Airlines: 23.6% traffic growth in 2013 (vs 2012)
Well…game is on! (and by the way, world average traffic growth stands at around 5%-6%…)

Air Journal

http://www.air-journal.fr/2014-01-21-turkish-airlines-trafic-passager-en-hausse-de-236-596842.html#respond