Airport Analysis

Auckland Airport traffic up 8.1% for first half of 2017; handled just under 18.3 million passengers in 2016; five new airlines this summer

Auckland Airport traffic up 8.1% for first half of 2017; handled just under 18.3 million passengers in 2016; five new airlines this summer

Auckland Airport for the first six months of 2017 handled 9.58 million passengers, with 55% of this traffic flying on international services. Since last August the airport has welcomed Qatar Airways, Hong Kong Airlines, Sichuan Airlines, Hainan Airlines and Tianjin Airlines, while existing carriers continue to thrive. 

Turkey’s newest airport on man-made island at Ordu-Giresun set to handle over one million passengers in 2017; domestic routes dominate

Turkey’s newest airport on man-made island at Ordu-Giresun set to handle over one million passengers in 2017; domestic routes dominate

Opened in 2015 and located on Turkey’s northern coast, Ordu-Giresun Airport has grown quickly. At present domestic flights to Istanbul and Ankara dominate but there are also a growing number of frequencies to German airports.

Zhengzhou is China's fastest-growing airport over 12 million passengers; handled 20.76 million in 2016; nine new carriers for S17

Zhengzhou is China’s fastest-growing airport over 12 million passengers; handled 20.76 million in 2016; nine new carriers for S17

Zhengzhou Airport saw passenger traffic increase by 20% last year, making it the fastest-growing airport in China handling over 12 million annual passengers. Having welcomed nine new airlines in the past year, we decided to take a closer look behind the growth at the airport serving China’s 16th largest city.   


Jeddah Airport's capacity increased by 13% in 2016; international market growing twice as fast as domestic; new terminal due to open Q1 2018

Jeddah Airport’s capacity increased by 13% in 2016; international market growing twice as fast as domestic; new terminal due to open Q1 2018

Jeddah Airport is one of the leading airport’s of the Middle East, with the largest airport in Saudi Arabia handling over 30 million passengers per annum. Since 2007, the airport’s average year-on-year increase in seat capacity is 11%. We take a closer look at the growth patterns of one of the Middle East’s unique gateways. 

Brussels Airport returns to natural growth; on course to pass 24 million passengers in 2017; anna.aero meets with CEO Arnaud Feist

Brussels Airport returns to natural growth; on course to pass 24 million passengers in 2017; anna.aero meets with CEO Arnaud Feist

Brussels Airport serves the capital of Belgium and Europe. This year will see the airport return to natural growth, with every month since November being record-breaking for the hub. We recently travelled to the airport to speak with its CEO Arnaud Feist to find out more about what lies ahead for the airport.  

Halifax Airport passed 3.9 million passengers in 2016, its best year for growth this decade; airport to host Altitude East 2017 in September

Halifax Airport passed 3.9 million passengers in 2016, its best year for growth this decade; airport to host Altitude East 2017 in September

Halifax Airport witnessed its traffic rise by 5.6% in 2016, the airport’s best year for growth this decade. We take a closer look at the developments of this Nova Scotia airport over the past few years, with Halifax ready to host the largest and most significant forum of the year for Atlantic Canada’s airport, airline, and tourism professionals.   


New York's big three handling 20 million more passengers than in 2007; Newark passes 40 million mark; Chicago leading destination

New York’s big three handling 20 million more passengers than in 2007; Newark passes 40 million mark; Chicago leading destination

New York’s JFK, Newark and LaGuardia airports handled over 129 million passengers in 2016, up 18% when compared to a decade ago. We take a closer look into the city that never sleeps to see how this growth has been distributed, and discover what New York’s leading unserved destinations are.  

Malaga Airport could hit 19 million passengers in 2017 if growth continues; Ryanair leading carrier as it sets sights on four million

Malaga Airport could hit 19 million passengers in 2017 if growth continues; Ryanair leading carrier as it sets sights on four million

Malaga is Spain’s fourth largest airport, with it welcoming close to 16.7 million passengers in 2016. Last year saw the airport record its first double-digit growth this decade, with traffic up by nearly 16%. We take a closer look at the rise of this Mediterranean hot-spot as it gets set for another double-digit year.

Fez Airport on track for one million passengers in 2017; Air Arabia Maroc expands network significantly taking advantage of new terminal

Fez Airport on track for one million passengers in 2017; Air Arabia Maroc expands network significantly taking advantage of new terminal

Morocco’s fourth busiest airport looks set for a record-breaking year. The airport is a base for Ryanair, its largest customer. We look at historic traffic growth, the airport’s seasonality profile and leading country markets.


Paris CDG is second busiest airport in Europe with almost 66 million passengers; Air France serves over 150 destinations non-stop

Paris CDG is second busiest airport in Europe with almost 66 million passengers; Air France serves over 150 destinations non-stop

Europe’s second busiest airport is also Air France’s main hub. We look at how passenger numbers have grown at Paris CDG in the last 20 years and the airport’s seasonality. Plus a look at which are the airport’s fastest-growing airlines and top country markets.

Kuala Lumpur traffic doubles in nine years; passed 50 million in 2016 as AirAsia Group and Malaysia Airlines account for over 70% of demand

Kuala Lumpur traffic doubles in nine years; passed 50 million in 2016 as AirAsia Group and Malaysia Airlines account for over 70% of demand

Kuala Lumpur International Airport, next week’s IATA Slot Conference host, reported almost 8% growth in traffic in 2016, driven by Malindo Air’s rapid growth. We look at how traffic has developed since 2007, the leading airlines and international routes and what new services have launched in 2017.

Nuremberg Airport witnesses Q1 2017 traffic grow 23%; Germany's fastest-growing top 10 airport; getting set for Krakow connection

Nuremberg Airport witnesses Q1 2017 traffic grow 23%; Germany’s fastest-growing top 10 airport; getting set for Krakow connection

Nuremberg Airport in Germany last year welcomed 3.5 million passengers. However, with the impressive growth being seen already this year, it will easily top four million in 2017. We take a look at the trends behind the airport’s success, and what significant routes are launching later this year.