Airport Analysis

American Airlines fastest growing carrier at Columbus; 41% of traffic in first half of 2016 flown by Southwest Airlines; Frontier Airlines returns

American Airlines fastest growing carrier at Columbus; 41% of traffic in first half of 2016 flown by Southwest Airlines; Frontier Airlines returns

In 2015 Columbus’ John Glenn Airport welcomed 6.76 million passengers, up 6.7% when compared to the figure of 2014. However for the first six months of this year traffic is down 0.4%. We take a closer look at passenger volumes, and see how Columbus has coped as a result of North America’s airline mergers.

Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta traffic down 8.8% in 12 months; welcomes Heathrow link; Terminal 3 opens

Jakarta Soekarno–Hatta traffic down 8.8% in 12 months; welcomes Heathrow link; Terminal 3 opens

Jakarta’s Soekarno–Hatta Airport in 2015 welcomed 52 million passengers, 4.6 million less than the figure of 2014. Domestic traffic fell 9.6% while international traffic declined 2.6%. Despite this, the airport recently opened its new Terminal 3, raising the facility’s overall capacity to 70 million passengers. anna.aero takes a closer look at traffic trends and route map developments.

Cardiff Airport growing once more; passengers up 30% in last 12 months; Flybe #1 airline serving 15 destinations; Vueling leading LCC

Cardiff Airport growing once more; passengers up 30% in last 12 months; Flybe #1 airline serving 15 destinations; Vueling leading LCC

The biggest airport in Wales is back in growth mode. We reveal the ups and downs of demand over the last 20 years and which have been the leading carriers at various points in time. Plus we look at the airport’s leading routes in 2015.


Prague Airport’s top 12 routes carried 40% of traffic in 2015; now linked to Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai; welcomes daily A380 operation

Prague Airport’s top 12 routes carried 40% of traffic in 2015; now linked to Beijing, Chengdu and Shanghai; welcomes daily A380 operation

During the past year Prague has done something that most modest sized airports outside of Asia have as their number one aim – gaining a link to China. However, the airport has also seen developments in other long-haul markets as well as its new Chinese links. anna.aero takes a look at the airport’s traffic trends, and looks into how the airport’s most popular routes have developed since 2011.

Long Beach Airport in California benefiting from arrival of Southwest Airlines; JetBlue Airways dominates; serves a dozen destinations

Long Beach Airport in California benefiting from arrival of Southwest Airlines; JetBlue Airways dominates; serves a dozen destinations

Long Beach Airport handled over three million passengers in 2012, but has since seen demand drop by 21%. This year will see an upturn thanks to the arrival of Southwest Airlines. We reveal the airport’s historic growth, seasonality and leading routes.

Chengdu Airport’s double-digit growth over the last five years sees it pass 40m in 2015; Air China still #1 carrier

Chengdu Airport’s double-digit growth over the last five years sees it pass 40m in 2015; Air China still #1 carrier

China’s fourth largest airport, and this year’s World Routes hosts, Chengdu passed the 40 million annual passenger barrier in 2015, having averaged 10% growth over the last five years. Find out which of the airport’s serving airlines and network of routes are growing the fastest.


Bilbao set for record year; Vueling leading carrier serving over 20 destinations; Norwegian starts daily Barcelona service

Bilbao set for record year; Vueling leading carrier serving over 20 destinations; Norwegian starts daily Barcelona service

Home to some iconic architecture, Bilbao in northern Spain should pass 4.5 million passengers this year. We reveal the leading airlines and routes in 2015 and look at how demand has developed in the last 20 years.

Leeds Bradford to gain links to four European capitals in W16/17; traffic up 26% since 2010; on track for 3.6 million passengers in 2016

Leeds Bradford to gain links to four European capitals in W16/17; traffic up 26% since 2010; on track for 3.6 million passengers in 2016

Leeds Bradford for this upcoming winter season will welcome connections to the capitals of Germany, Lithuania, Poland and Slovakia, three of which will be flown by Ryanair. The airport has also welcomed two new carriers this summer. Last year the UK airport welcomed just over 3.4 million passengers, with 3.6 million expected this year.

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.