ch-aviation CEO Thomas Jaeger had a chat with Peter Glade, Commercial Director of Sun Express. Read our exclusive interview to find out about the Turkish carrier’s challenges, how it works with its ‘brothers and sisters’, and what it perceives as its strengths.

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Let’s start with a look at the history, Peter. The past two years were quite challenging for SunExpress. In general, how has SunExpress dealt with touristic developments in Turkey so far? And how have your other core markets, for example Egypt, been affected?

If we take a look back to 2015, we had 76% less touristic arrivals in Hurghada, 36% less touristic arrivals in Antalya – those are our two core markets if we’re talking about touristic development. SunExpress has been extremely successful in converting that into only 8% less passengers. Read more

With the latest update of ch-aviation PRO we have added new features and functionalities to the ch-aviation fleet module. You can now easily see seat data, and also search on MTOW, build date, and seat info. Read more

A little over a month ago we added one of our most requested features to ch-aviation PRO – fleets download. We released this feature together with the big revamp of our fleets search function, allowing you – our customers – to get the most out of our datasets for perfect search results. Hearing from the people who use ch-aviation PRO every day helps us build features that make a difference in your daily work.

We are happy to say that the initial launch was very well received, and based on feedback from our users, we are already preparing small updates that will enhance the look and feel even further.

What can downloads do for you?

Let’s say your boss has a marvellous vision to expand your business to a new geographical area.

“Africa,” he says. “Let’s go to Africa!”

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We are extremely thrilled to announce that our ch-aviation aircraft fleet data is now ready for instant download!

We have spent months developing a sharp, easy-to-use and superfast logic that allows you to download any of your search queries within our aircraft database. Don’t waste any more time copying and pasting fleet data into a spreadsheet or into your internal databases with our new fleet data download module.

Sign up for the ch-aviation Fleets Download and get your data within seconds either as XLS, CSV or JSON file. You can download your queries as many times as you like.

We have, as always, managed to create a real deal breaker. Get high quality aircraft data from Switzerland at a fraction of the usual industry rates.

Get a full downloadable fleet database for only EUR 2’999.00 per year.

Contact for any further information.

In day to day work, it all comes down to finding the right information and quickly. In aviation, things are happening at an ever faster pace. That is why we are committed to providing you with fast, easy-to-find and accurate information.

When we released our new modules in 2015, we focused on providing clear visibility into different data sets, each one cross-referenced to each other – and aimed to make your searches easy, quick and painless.

However, there was one question we heard quite often: How can you locate constant changes occurring in our database?

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ch-aviation has exciting new features ready for you and your colleagues with the new additions we have made available for ch-aviation pro. As of today, you will be able to use our airline intelligence information even more effectively thanks to the following new product features we have just rolled out for you:

1) Aircraft Search by Continent

You are now able to search the more than 43’000 aircraft we track in our database by continent as well:

2) Capacities, Frequencies and ASK/ASM for Airlines, Airports and Routes

Airline profiles now feature weekly capacity, frequency, ASK/ASM (Available Seat Kilometers/Miles) with Top 10 airports served by capacity/frequency, Top 10 routes by weekly capacity, frequency and ASK/ASM. Drilldowns allow you to easily look at the data on a route or airport level.

Airport profiles now feature weekly capacity, frequency, ASK/ASM (Available Seat Kilometers/Miles) with Top 10 airlines serving the airport by capacity/frequency, Top 10 routes by weekly capacity, frequency and ASK/ASM. Drilldowns allow you to easily look at the data on a route or airline level.

Analyze airline capacities using a combination of OAG schedule data and ch-aviation fleet data (for five cabins: Economy, Economy Plus/Comfort, Premium Economy, Business and First). Search by any combination of continent, country, state, metro group or airport. Filter by airline, alliance, aircraft type, service type or flight type (domestic/international) and either look up rankings by capacity, frequency or ASK/ASM. Results can be grouped by Airline and Origin, Airline and Destination, Airline and Route, Airline, Route, Origin or Destination:

Look up airline market shares on a route level by capacity and frequency:

3) Schedule Search enhancements
Schedule searches now also allow to look up schedules between continents or from a continent to a certain country, state, metro group or airport:

It is now also supported to search by schedule period instead of just a single date or a full week:

Flight details show flight capacity (for five cabins: Economy, Economy Plus/Comfort, Premium Economy, Business and First):

4) Airline Crew bases

ch-aviation pro now shows crew bases for each carrier …

… and for each airport:

We have launched another massive round of enhancements to our Aircraft module today. Our database now includes engine details for the 38,114 aircraft we currently track in our database with over 1,000 aircraft status updates every month.

In addition, we have also introduced new search options allowing aircraft to be searched by year built (one or multiple years), by aircraft status and by database update period and type.

The new features (engine details and search options) are available exclusively to ch-aviation subscribers and can be accessed from the Aircraft module search form:

You can now search aircraft by Year Built period (i.e. all A380-800s built in 2011):

Aircraft can also be searched by Engines. You can either search by engine manufacturer (by selecting one from the Manufacturer dropdown list) OR also select a specific Engine type (i.e. CF34-10E). In the Aircraft Search results, you can now also select Engine Details as a Supplementary Information field (in addition to Former Operator(s) and Date Built).

You can click on an engine type in the Aircraft Search results to display Engine Manufacturer details with a list of all Engine Types currently tracked in the ch-aviation database:

From the Engine Manufacturer detail page, you may get back to Aircraft Search results by clicking on any of the Equipped Aircraft total numbers by Engine Type.

To search one of the over 38,000 aircraft tracked in the ch-aviation database by Aircraft Status, select a Status (Active, Inactive or Scrapped/Written Off) or a combination of Status and more detailed Substatus (i.e. all ATR 42-500s that are currently in storage):

ch-aviation can now track last database updates and additions even better with an option to specify which aircraft updates should be displayed in search results. Results can now be filtered by Update Period and Update Type (Additions, Updates or both) (i.e. Updates and Additions for carriers in Afghanistan during the last 90 days):

To learn more about the extensive benefits of a ch-aviation  subscription, click here. You may also request a Free two week trial of ch-aviation for you and your colleagues if you would like to explore how your organization could profit from a subscription with us.

We have now added a new aircraft search option for you if you are just looking for an aircraft by registration, airline or aircraft type quickly giving you access to aircraft details even quicker than before.

As of right now, you can use our new Quick Search function that will by default be the standard search form for all visitors who have not yet subscribed.

ch-aviation  and  users will continue to be able to make full use of their extensive search options and the new Quick Search option available from the Aircraft module homepage:

From the Aircraft Quick Search page, you can always get back to the Full Search by clicking on the link in the upper right hand corner of your screen:

You can either select a manufacturer and aircraft type from the dropdown lists …

… type in a registration (i.e. “F-HPJA”) …

… or type (and select) an airline name (i.e. “Air France”):

Then just click on the search button and your results will display immediately.

To learn more about the extensive search options and additional details available to ch-aviation  and ch-aviation  subscribers, click here.