Airport Analysis

Portland Airport grew by 5.9% in 2014; Icelandair arrives from Reykjavik/Keflavik

Portland Airport grew by 5.9% in 2014; Icelandair arrives from Reykjavik/Keflavik

Located south of the Columbia River in Multnomah County, Portland Airport is classified as the 29th busiest airport in the US, having handled around 16 million passengers in 2014. With Icelandair touching down for the first time at the airport on 19 May (attended by anna.aero’s Chief Analyst, Ralph Anker), we take a closer look at the airport’s development in recent years and its key players this May.

Bournemouth Airport welcomes Flybe’s nine new routes; Ryanair and Thomson Airways also offer flights mostly to Mediterranean

Bournemouth Airport welcomes Flybe’s nine new routes; Ryanair and Thomson Airways also offer flights mostly to Mediterranean

This airport on the UK’s south coast handled over one million passenger in 2007 and 2008 and is expanding its network range this summer thanks to Flybe. We examine the airport’s seasonality and the history of Ryanair’s network from the airport.

Lille Airport's rapid growth since 2011; XL Airways France new for S15

Lille Airport’s rapid growth since 2011; XL Airways France new for S15

Serving the capital of the Nord-Pas de Calais region and the prefecture of the Nord department, Lille Airport (also known as Lille Lesquin Airport) handled around 1.6 million passengers last year. With a total of 11 airlines flying to 34 destinations, anna.aero takes a closer look at the key players from France’s 10th busiest airport.


Quito Airport in Ecuador sees traffic growth of 9.1% in 2014; Avianca is fastest growing airline

Quito Airport in Ecuador sees traffic growth of 9.1% in 2014; Avianca is fastest growing airline

The primary international gateway to Ecuador, Quito Airport (perhaps better known as Mariscal Sucre International Airport) handled six million passengers last year (a new record high). We look at the airport’s rapid growth since 2003 and its operating airlines for this May.

Seattle-Tacoma reports 7.7% traffic growth in 2014; Alaska Airlines and Delta Air Lines compete on 44 routes

Seattle-Tacoma reports 7.7% traffic growth in 2014; Alaska Airlines and Delta Air Lines compete on 44 routes

Seattle-Tacoma (which hosts ACI-NA’s JumpStart® Air Service Development Conference in June) handled 37.5 million passengers last year. With a total of 22 airlines serving the airport, anna.aero takes a closer look at the aggressive competition between Alaska Airlines and Delta Air Lines and reveals how dominant the local carrier is this May.

Doncaster Sheffield Airport celebrates 10 years of flights; passenger numbers up 30% in Q1 as Wizz Air grows and Aer Lingus arrives

Doncaster Sheffield Airport celebrates 10 years of flights; passenger numbers up 30% in Q1 as Wizz Air grows and Aer Lingus arrives

This UK airport, known as Robin Hood Airport, handled over one million passengers in 2007. Since then demand has slipped, but more recently grew by 5% in 2014. Thomson Airways and Wizz Air are the busiest airlines at the airport with high seasonality.


Paris Orly Airport seeing significant LCC growth as transavia.com France and Vueling add multiple new destinations this summer

Paris Orly Airport seeing significant LCC growth as transavia.com France and Vueling add multiple new destinations this summer

Paris Orly could soon be handling 30 million passengers as international destinations continue to be the driver of growth. We reveal the airport’s historic growth, seasonality, leading airlines, leading routes and what’s new for S15.

Gimhae International Airport in Busan passes 10-million mark in 2014

Gimhae International Airport in Busan passes 10-million mark in 2014

South Korea’s fourth busiest airport passed the 10 million passenger mark in 2014 and has grown by 12% in 2015 Q1. We reveal how demand has developed since 2000 and which are the airport’s leading airlines and routes.

Aalborg Airport welcomes Lufthansa service to Frankfurt hub; already connected to Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Istanbul hubs

Aalborg Airport welcomes Lufthansa service to Frankfurt hub; already connected to Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Istanbul hubs

Denmark’s third busiest airport saw passenger numbers double between 2005 and 2010. With around 1.4 million annual passengers, we reveal the airport’s seasonality profile, top airlines and busiest routes this summer.


Sacramento Airport in California reports 3.3% traffic growth in 2014; Southwest Airlines is #1 carrier

Sacramento Airport in California reports 3.3% traffic growth in 2014; Southwest Airlines is #1 carrier

Serving Sacramento (which hosts the Annual Pacific Rim Street Fest), Sacramento Airport consolidated its annual passenger performance, reporting close to nine million travellers in 2014. With a total of 10 airlines flying to 26 destinations non-stop, anna.aero takes a closer look at the airport’s recent activity, reveals its seasonality profile and how dominant Southwest Airlines is this March.

Menorca Airport plots a recovery path towards 3m annual passengers; Vueling bigger than easyJet and Ryanair combined

Menorca Airport plots a recovery path towards 3m annual passengers; Vueling bigger than easyJet and Ryanair combined

The smallest of the three airports serving the Balearic Islands, Menorca Airport, also known as Mahón Airport, is on course to grow again this summer, with August schedules offering a 6.4% increase in weekly seats. anna.aero identifies the key players and what new routes will be starting in S15.

Casablanca Airport to break 8m for the first time in 2015; RAM commands 65% of weekly seats

Casablanca Airport to break 8m for the first time in 2015; RAM commands 65% of weekly seats

Things have moved on a bit at Casablanca Airport since one of the most famous films ever was released in 1942. For one, the airport’s #1 carrier – Royal Air Maroc – was not formed until 15 years later. Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman ‒ in the picture) famously boards a plane to Lisbon – a city pair still available today – but is it a top 12 route?