The year 2019 was good to us and we couldn’t be more proud of our 2 million unique visitors!

Santa decided to visit us early — we already celebrated that milestone in mid-December. If you’re expecting a speech, you might just get one – proud work and proud people stand behind this amazing result!

An average of 10 news articles daily, 50 weekly and 350 monthly made for more than 5,000 news items throughout the year 2019. Our news was the most visited content, contributing to our success.

As a loyal supporter (thank you, thank you), you might be interested in some of the numbers we crunched:

  • October was a popular month with almost 250,000 users. The first day of the month, Tuesday the 1st, saw the most visits day for us in 2019, when we celebrated 34,555 users in just one day. This also led to the most popular week (29.09. – 05.10.2019.) with 86,313 users in one week.
  • “The most users per hour” medal goes to Sunday, November 10th at 20:00 (GMT+ 1) with more than 6,000 users!
  • When it comes to demographics, almost 1 million of our visitors are US (498,257) and UK (450,488) citizens, followed by Germany (81,711) and Canada (81,159). Top cities were London (143,705), Chicago (134,141), Ashburn (59,215) and New York (32,230).

Technology-wise, our users are mostly using our data through their mobile phones (54%), followed by desktop (39%) and tablet (7%). Almost 50% of the traffic is direct traffic, followed by organic searches (33%), referral (13%), e-Mail (4%) and other (4%).

The first month of the new year already brought more than 100,000 visitors, so looks like we’re not stopping with the celebration. Might get back to you on that very soon!

The ch-aviation news team published around 5,000 news articles in 2019. It was an interesting year for the industry with many ups and downs, airlines going out of business but also more new start-ups created.

Our world-leading airline business newsdesk is on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Our editors are around the globe and our newsfeed is updated around the clock. Actually, we do not know any other source in the industry with this kind of coverage.

With 2019 coming to an end, we reviewed the most popular articles of the year.

The most-read story covers part of the unfortunate ending of Thomas Cook Airlines UK. At the same time, the articles covered new opportunities for other players: the story about what is going to happen with Thomas Cook UK’s slots was the most popular story on ch-aviation by our readers in 2019: “Scramble for Thomas Cook UK slots as Condor seeks new owner”.

Actually, the number 2 story is part of the coverage of the same saga of Thomas Cook Airlines collapse. The runner-up in the most-read story list was Thomas Cook files for bankruptcy protection in the US.

The 3rd most read story is part of another hot topic in 2019: Boeing 737MAX grounding. Back in August, we covered Icelandair’s doubts if the Icelandic airline will replace Boeing fleet with Airbus aircraft: Icelandair likely to change Boeing fleet to Airbus – report. This is the most-read exclusive article available for ch-aviation PRO subscribers only.

The 4th and 5th most-read articles reflect another interesting development of 2019: Airbus’s decision to stop A380 production. After the decision was made by the large aircraft manufacturer, we wrote quite a few articles about airlines’ reaction to this decision.

The 4th most popular article: Emirates retires B777-300s, starts A380 phase-out. The 5th most popular story was about another large airline from another continent: Qantas to retire B747 by YE20, A380 through late 2020s.

Besides Icelandair’s Boeing vs. Airbus decision, other top stories from ch-aviation PRO exclusive articles were about Singapore Airlines’ decision to reactivate the A330 due to B787 groundings, Icelandair’s lease-in of Q400 capacity, Ryanair’s plan to use a Polish subsidiary for Canary Island bases, and Pakistan’s consideration of closing airspace to India in August.

Thank you for keeping up with our updates about the airline industry. On behalf of our news team from around the world, we wish you a happy and healthy new year with continued success for your business.

Holidays are coming but at ch-aviation, we’ve already received our present – last week we reached 2 million unique visitors on our website during 2019!

Thank you for your loyalty and trust.

Happy holidays and all the best for 2020 from all of us at ch-aviation!


In a meeting held in Zagreb on May 14th 2019, AvioRadar President, Nenad Sredojević and Project Manager Bruno Habus met with representatives of ch-aviation, notably the firm’s CEO Thomas Jaeger and COO, Sanja Pleš. The meeting resulted in an ongoing partnership agreement being signed on May 28th 2019.

The aviation industry is rapidly changing, and audiences always want to be kept up-to-date with the latest news, insights and information. This strategic partnership will help ensure that AvioRadar readers obtain the most relevant and current aviation news and industry data available. As a result of the partnership, readers of AvioRadar will now benefit from more detailed airline fleet data and the most recent regional route network updates which will include information on new and terminated routes, planned operation periods and carriers.

“We are delighted to enter into a partnership with AvioRadar,” ch-aviation CEO, Thomas Jaeger says. “Serving a global clientele, we are pleased to be able to work with companies based in Croatia, where we have strong links and a twenty strong workforce employed in data research and sales roles. I strongly believe our industry-leading data will be extremely beneficial for AvioRadar journalists preparing local coverage of aviation news.”