Airport Analysis

Tokyo Narita annual traffic up 33% since 2011; domestic traffic quadruples since turn of decade; welcomes seven new carriers

Tokyo Narita annual traffic up 33% since 2011; domestic traffic quadruples since turn of decade; welcomes seven new carriers

In 2011 Tokyo Narita handled 28 million passengers, whereas last year it welcomed 37.3 million. Within the past 12 months, the Japanese airport has welcomed seven new airlines, with an eighth, Hawaiian Airlines, soon becoming the facility’s 74th carrier. anna.aero takes a closer look at traffic development and the airport’s most popular connections.

Perth Airport growth continues to plateau; Malindo Air and Regional Express join airline roll call

Perth Airport growth continues to plateau; Malindo Air and Regional Express join airline roll call

Fuelled by Western Australia’s abundant natural resources, the state capital’s airport in Perth has seen the growth experienced between 2006-2014 (when its traffic nearly doubled) plateau in 2015 and 2016. That said, airlines like Malindo Air have added service to the country’s fourth busiest airport in the past year.

Skopje traffic grows 42% since 2012; on track to pass 1.7 million passengers in 2016; gains four new European capital connections

Skopje traffic grows 42% since 2012; on track to pass 1.7 million passengers in 2016; gains four new European capital connections

During the past 12 months Skopje has gained links to the capitals of the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany and Slovakia. anna.aero investigates how the airport’s network has developed during recent times, and also how it has managed to nearly double passenger traffic during the past few years.


Buffalo Niagara International gains US West Coast service; strong demand for UK & Ireland link; Canadians account for 36% of traffic

Buffalo Niagara International gains US West Coast service; strong demand for UK & Ireland link; Canadians account for 36% of traffic

Last month anna.aero’s Assistant Editor Jonathan Ford caught up with Buffalo Airport’s Pascal Cohen, Senior Marketing Manager & Aviation Business Development. The airport has recently gained service to the US West Coast with JetBlue Airways’ Los Angeles launch, however Cohen tells Ford about how the airport is hopeful of developing a transatlantic connection.

Goa International now India’s tenth busiest airport; demand up almost 20% in last year; AirAsia drops KL

Goa International now India’s tenth busiest airport; demand up almost 20% in last year; AirAsia drops KL

A part of India that was under Portuguese rule for over 400 years (until 1961), Goa is a popular tourist destination. We reveal how quickly traffic has grown in the last decade and the airport’s leading airlines and routes.

San Antonio International Airport embraces ULCCs; Frontier Airlines joins Allegiant Air at sixth busiest airport in Texas

San Antonio International Airport embraces ULCCs; Frontier Airlines joins Allegiant Air at sixth busiest airport in Texas

San Antonio was the busiest US airport anna.aero had never analysed. Until now. We reveal how the airport’s traffic has developed since 1999, its seasonality profile and what’s been happening to the airport’s route network.


Tenerife South Airport on target for 10 million passengers in 2016; Ryanair is #1 airline serving 40 destinations; Polish market up 50%

Tenerife South Airport on target for 10 million passengers in 2016; Ryanair is #1 airline serving 40 destinations; Polish market up 50%

Tenerife will shortly be hosting the 11th Routes Africa event. Its main airport is the second busiest in the Canary Islands. We reveal the top 12 airlines now, and those from 10 years ago. Plus the top 15 country markets and their trends.

Deer Lake Regional Airport in Newfoundland sees pax grow 50% since 2005 as Air Canada, Provincial Airlines and WestJet compete

Deer Lake Regional Airport in Newfoundland sees pax grow 50% since 2005 as Air Canada, Provincial Airlines and WestJet compete

Located on the other side of Newfoundland from St. John’s, Deer Lake Regional Airport was recently visited by anna.aero’s resident Canadaphile Ralph Anker. We reveal how traffic has grown in the last decade and the airport’s leading airlines.

Bologna booming thanks to Ryanair and Emirates; passenger numbers up 14% in first four months of 2016; airberlin new for S16

Bologna booming thanks to Ryanair and Emirates; passenger numbers up 14% in first four months of 2016; airberlin new for S16

Italy’s seventh busiest airport serves Bologna and will easily handle more than seven million passengers in 2016. We look at how traffic has grown since 2002, the leading airlines and which destinations have recently been added and dropped.


Melbourne Airport delivers recession proof passenger growth performance since 2006; China and Singapore capacity charges

Melbourne Airport delivers recession proof passenger growth performance since 2006; China and Singapore capacity charges

Open since 1912, Luna Park in Melbourne has been around longer than the city’s airport, which opened in Essendon in 1921, before moving to its current location in Tullamarine in 1970. anna.aero takes a look at Australia’s second biggest airport’s traffic development and network.

St. John’s International Airport in Newfoundland welcomes second London service; Halifax and Toronto Pearson account for 60% of seats

St. John’s International Airport in Newfoundland welcomes second London service; Halifax and Toronto Pearson account for 60% of seats

The closest major airport in North America to Europe, St. John’s in Canada handles 1.5 million passengers per annum and is served by eight scheduled carriers. We reveal the airport’s seasonality profile and leading routes.

Delhi traffic up 10 million since 2011; international and domestic markets growing at equal rate; developing global hub strategy

Delhi traffic up 10 million since 2011; international and domestic markets growing at equal rate; developing global hub strategy

anna.aero caught up with Delhi Airport’s Abhijnan Sengupta, Associate GM, Airline Marketing & Route Development, and Jitendra Singh, Associate VP, Head Airline Marketing & Route Development at Routes Europe in Krakow recently. Discussions included the airport’s phenomenal traffic growth, and how it is showcasing the facility’s international hub potential to a global audience.