Airport Analysis

Ottawa on track to hit 4.8 million passengers in 2017; international decline offset by stable domestic market; Orlando Melbourne next

Ottawa on track to hit 4.8 million passengers in 2017; international decline offset by stable domestic market; Orlando Melbourne next

Ottawa Airport has seen traffic grow by 1.8% during the first 11 months of 2017, with most of this coming from the domestic sector. However, the gains of the intra-Canadian market have helped soften the cuts that have been encountered in the transborder and international markets. 

Mumbai Airport capacity grows for fifth straight year; Jet Airways is largest carrier, international expansion leads the way in 2017

Mumbai Airport capacity grows for fifth straight year; Jet Airways is largest carrier, international expansion leads the way in 2017

More than 29.75 million seats will be available on departing flights from India’s Mumbai Airport in 2017, 3.3% up on the previous year. We take a look at air service developments at the airport over the past 10 years including growth rates in domestic and international services, and the largest and fastest growing airlines and destinations.

Moscow Sheremetyevo to hit 40 million in 2017; eight new airlines this year; anna.aero meets with airport's Head of Foreign Airlines

Moscow Sheremetyevo to hit 40 million in 2017; eight new airlines this year; anna.aero meets with airport’s Head of Foreign Airlines

Moscow Sheremetyevo is Russia’s busiest airport, handling 34.05 million passengers in 2016, with 40 million expected by the end of this year. anna.aero’s Jonathan Ford travelled to the Russian capital to find out more about Sheremetyevo’s growth from its Head of Foreign Airlines Division, Alexander Nikonov.  


Tbilisi Airport on track to hit three million passengers in 2017, a 42% increase on last year's total; destination of CONNECT 2018

Tbilisi Airport on track to hit three million passengers in 2017, a 42% increase on last year’s total; destination of CONNECT 2018

Handling 2.25 million passengers in 2016, Tbilisi Airport is on a roll this year, with traffic expected to reach the three million barrier. anna.aero’s Assistant Editor Jonathan Ford went to Georgia to discover more about the airport’s past, plus its plans for the future, including being the destination for CONNECT 2018.   

Buenos Aires Ezeiza on course to break 10 million this year: Aerolineas Argentinas still #1 carrier

Buenos Aires Ezeiza on course to break 10 million this year: Aerolineas Argentinas still #1 carrier

Buenos Aires Ezeiza is Argentina’s second busiest airport, but the country’s main international gateway. Having got close last year, Ezeiza is on track to break the 10 million annual passenger barrier in 2017. We take a look at the airport’s traffic over the last 10 years, its biggest serving carriers and its top 12 routes.

Punta Cana expansion slows since 2015, American Airlines is largest carrier and March is the peak month for available seats

Punta Cana expansion slows since 2015, American Airlines is largest carrier and March is the peak month for available seats

Punta Cana is the busiest airport in the Dominican Republic, accounting for 47% of all departing capacity from the Caribbean state in 2017. The next largest airport is Santo Domingo, with 33% of departing seats. anna.aero takes a look at Punta Cana’s seasonal capacity trends, along with its largest airline operators and country markets.


Warsaw Chopin H1 2017 traffic up 25%; LOT Polish Airlines seeing double-digit growth in seat capacity; Ural Airlines newest carrier

Warsaw Chopin H1 2017 traffic up 25%; LOT Polish Airlines seeing double-digit growth in seat capacity; Ural Airlines newest carrier

Warsaw Chopin is currently witnessing a phenomenal level of growth, with the airport for the first six months of this year handling 6.98 million passengers. anna.aero investigates how traffic has accelerated in recent years, and which routes are performing best from the Polish capital’s main airport.  

Phnom Penh traffic doubles between 2010 and 2016 to 3.39 million; Q1 2017 passengers up 17%; now served by Emirates from Dubai

Phnom Penh traffic doubles between 2010 and 2016 to 3.39 million; Q1 2017 passengers up 17%; now served by Emirates from Dubai

Phnom Penh is Cambodia’s second largest airport after Siem Reap, handling just under 3.39 million passengers in 2016. Along with Emirates, a further five new carriers have arrived at the airport since S16. We see how traffic has grown in recent years and observe which carriers are growing the most from the Cambodian capital city airport.   

Singapore Changi traffic up 5.7% for the first eight months of 2017; passes 60 million passenger barrier; Terminal 4 scheduled to open soon

Singapore Changi traffic up 5.7% for the first eight months of 2017; passes 60 million passenger barrier; Terminal 4 scheduled to open soon

Singapore Changi between January and August this year handled 41.1 million passengers, up from the 38.9 million it processed during the same period of 2016. In June this year the airport passed the 60 million annual passenger milestone, while for the calendar year it anticipates hitting 62.04 million passengers. 


Varna Airport H1 2017 traffic up 15%; Wizz Air opens base with six new routes; prepares to welcome Ryanair in W17/18 with Belgian link

Varna Airport H1 2017 traffic up 15%; Wizz Air opens base with six new routes; prepares to welcome Ryanair in W17/18 with Belgian link

Varna Airport has had a very successful year, with the airport in 2016 seeing 1.69 million passengers, the highest traffic result it has recorded this decade. Along with this milestone, the airport has seen the arrival of easyJet, plus expansion from the likes of Wizz Air and Norwegian, with Ryanair coming soon.  

Dalian Airport passes 15 million annual passengers; 8.3% of seats flown on international services; China Southern Airlines' market share drops

Dalian Airport passes 15 million annual passengers; 8.3% of seats flown on international services; China Southern Airlines’ market share drops

Dalian Airport in 2016 was used by 15.26 million passengers, this compares to the 4.61 million it handled in 2004, an increase of 231%. We take a closer look to see how China’s 22nd largest airport has grown over the past decade, and to see how its serving carrier’s have established their networks at the airport in recent years. 

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.