Welcome to the second ch-aviation Year in Review! Let’s recap 2021 in numbers, and let us show you everything we worked on to make ch-aviation better.

We hosted a phenomenal 2.2 million visitors on our website in 2021 – that’s 300,000 more than in 2020, making it the most successful year of all time for us. The most popular month was January, and we had the most visits in a week from October 3rd to October 9th. If we look at daily statistics, the highest number of visitors we ever had in a day was 25,563 on January 5th. Finally, all in all, we had a whopping 6,930,868 page views in 2021.

Our Newsletter is now delivered to over 65,000 readers, and in 2021 we sent out over 4 million of them.

Regarding our news coverage, the ch-aviation Newsdesk has released over 11,800 news articles in 2021. That’s an average of 32 news articles per day. We also published 240 PRO Exclusive articles and exclusive interviews with industry leaders. As far as our blog is concerned, we posted over 40 blog articles, covering industry analyses on global capacity, deliveries, and active/grounded fleet; product updates, monthly development updates, along with press releases.

These were the TOP 5 news stories in 2021:

This year, we have also been very busy on our various Social Media channels. We’re proud to say that we reached 40,000 LinkedIn followers on December 2nd, 2021 – 100% organically. If you’re still not following us, make sure to visit our page here.

With a hefty 471 likes, our most popular LinkedIn post was on Norse Atlantic Airways.

You can see the post here: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6859415927411290112/.

We’ve also recently started an Instagram profile, and while it’s still our little baby, we have already published more than 550 posts there. Make sure to #follow ch-aviation on Instagram as well.

The most-liked Instagram post was a story on Mel Air inducting its first ATRs. Take a look here: https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/110210-maltas-mel-air-inducts-first-atr72s

In 2021 we also gave away our very first award – the ch-aviation Youngest Aircraft Fleet Award 2021. This year the Award was given to Uganda Airlines for operating the youngest fleet worldwide, keeping their fleet young, modern, and efficient, and helping to reduce CO2 emissions. Uganda Airlines was joined by SKY Airline (Chile), SalamAir, JetSMART, and airBaltic. The complete overview, including a breakdown by continents, can be found here. Stay tuned for the ch-aviation Youngest Aircraft Fleet Award 2022, to be announced soon!

We have also seen an increase in the size of our database. We’ve been diligently adding more aircraft to our database, as well as airport, airline, and lessor profiles, along with contact information. We’ve also taken care of the aviation industry’s future generations, enrolling 22 universities in total to our ch-aviation University Access program, where we provide Aviation Students across the world with our data. Check out the table below for a complete overview:

In 2021 we also made leaps and bounds of progress in developing new features, thanks to the hard work of our teams. Take a look below for a rundown of what we released in terms of new features in 2021.

On the technical side, our users tend to visit the website primarily via their mobile devices (56%), most often using Android as their operating system. The 41% that use a desktop tend to have Google Chrome as their browser. We are also excited to announce that we are working hard on our new user interface that will adapt our website to a mobile version and improve your mobile experience.

If we look at our worldwide audience, we are most popular in the United States and the United Kingdom. They lead the list, with 437,490 and 278,326 users, and are followed by India, Canada, and China. Looking at cities, we’re most widely read by Londoners, with 84,085 visitors from the English capital. Following are Tianjin, Dubai, Ashburn, and Dublin.

We have compiled all the operators that went out of business in 2021. Even though the aviation industry has stood firm this past year, twelve airlines have faltered. Check the visual below for the complete list, and join us in extending them a well-deserved goodbye. We are sorry to see them go and hope 2022 brings a new dose of optimism for struggling operators.

Last but not least, we hosted our first-ever Networking event on December 9th. We gathered industry leaders for a relaxed evening of food, drinks, and great talks. We couldn’t think of a better way to close 2021.

That’s a wrap for 2021! Thank you for being the very best audience we could ever wish for!

Happy holidays and we’ll see you in 2022!

P.S. For our part, we have our own wishes for 2022 – we are still searching for additional talents to join our team. Check out our job vacancies here.