Category: The Year in Review

Safest Year in Aviation History

Reading Time: 3 minutes Last year was the safest ever for flying, with an accident rate of just one in five million. But which was the deadliest year on record? With two high-profile disasters resulting in the deaths of 374 people, one could be forgiven for thinking that 2015 was among the deadliest years in the history of aviation. […]

Changi Airport Handles Record 55.4M Passengers In 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes Changi Airport handled a record 55.4 million passengers last year, a 2.5 per cent increase from 2014. The number of aircraft take-offs and landings grew by 1.4 per cent year-on-year to 346,330. December was an especially busy month with 5.29 million passenger movements recorded, the highest ever for any single month since the airport opened in […]

Vietjet Air Reports 34.5% Revenue Increase in 2015

Reading Time: < 1 minute Vietnam-based low-cost carrier (LCC) Vietjet Air reported a 2015 revenue of VND10.9 trillion ($490.7 million), up 34.5% from VND8.1 trillion in 2014. The airline said the revenue increase was achieved “despite increasing challenges in the wake of the ASEAN Open Skies policy.” The result was lower than the VND13.8 trillion forecast at the start of […]

Queenstown Airport Enjoys Best Ever Year For Traffic Growth

Reading Time: < 1 minute The 2015 traffic figures for Queenstown Airport are in, and they reveal that the New Zealand gateway handled a new yearly record of 1.5 million passengers. December also saw the airport set new records for its busiest month ever and busiest week in its history. In total 156,636 passengers used the airport in December – […]

Southwest Posts Record Net Income

Reading Time: < 1 minute Southwest Airlines earned net income of $2.18 billion in 2015, up 92% over a net profit of $1.14 billion in 2014, marking the Dallas-based carrier’s 43rd straight year of profitability. The annual net profit was the best-ever reported by the company—the second straight year it has posted a record net profit. CFO Tammy Romo called […]

Record Year for Sydney Airport Traffic

Reading Time: 2 minutes A record 39.7 million travellers checked through Sydney Airport’s three terminals in 2015 with inbound arrival growth strongest from China (up 31.4 per cent), followed by the UK, the US, Korea, India and Singapore. Total passenger numbers rose 3 per cent from 38.5m in 2014 with the domestic market up 2.3 per cent to 25.35m […]

ATR Achieves 2 Billion Dollars Turnover in 2015

Reading Time: 3 minutes ATR achieved a new record turnover in 2015, increasing to 2 billion dollars (2014: 1.8 billion). During the year, the aircraft manufacturer also set a new record in terms of aircraft deliveries, with a total of 88 aircraft (2014: 83), an increase of 72% over the 51 deliveries made in 2010. Firm orders for 76 […]

50 Fokker Aircraft Transactions in 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes Fokker Technologies, a division of GKN Aerospace, announces that a total of 50 Fokker aircraft were sold to 10 existing Fokker operators and 3 new operators during 2015 by their respective aircraft owners. These comprise 5 Fokker 50s, 20 Fokker 70s and 25 Fokker 100s. ‘Low operating costs, comprehensive support and more flexible Rolls-Royce Tay […]

Record Year for Vienna Airport and Optimistic Perspectives for 2016

Reading Time: 5 minutes 2015 was a record year for Vienna Airport. The 4-Star airport handled 22.8 million passengers in spite of the crisis- and strike-related challenges. This corresponds to a year-on-year rise in passenger volume of 1.3%. The growth drivers were primarily new long-haul routes, new destinations and frequency increases. The outlook for 2016 remains optimistic. Flughafen Wien […]

Delta Air Lines Posts $4.5 Billion 2015 Net Profit

Reading Time: 2 minutes Delta Air Lines earned a net profit of $4.53 billion in 2015, a nearly $3.9 billion improvement from $659 million in net income in 2014. Delta CEO Richard Anderson told analysts and reporters that capacity discipline remains a key to the airline’s consistent financial success. The carrier grew total system capacity 3% year-over-year in 2015 […]