Airport Analysis

Abu Dhabi hub-heat beginning to cool down; Etihad Airways #1 airline and Doha #1 route

Abu Dhabi hub-heat beginning to cool down; Etihad Airways #1 airline and Doha #1 route

Abu Dhabi Airport looks set to get close to 25 million passengers in 2016, but is some of the heat beginning to fade at Etihad Airways’ home-hub, especially with monthly statistics falling in October? We investigate the airport’s traffic trends, biggest airlines and routes to understand what is happening in the UAE’s capital city.

Sao Paulo Congonhas on target for 20 million passengers in 2016; GOL losing market share majority as Azul Airlines and Avianca Brasil grow

Sao Paulo Congonhas on target for 20 million passengers in 2016; GOL losing market share majority as Azul Airlines and Avianca Brasil grow

Traffic at Sao Paulo Congonhas for the first 10 months of 2016 is up 7.6%, with the airport welcoming 17 million passengers, a feat it has achieved with only four serving carriers. We take a closer look at the Brazilian airport’s traffic development, and how market share has developed due to various airline failures, mergers and successes. 

Siem Reap is Cambodia's busiest airport (just); Cambodia Angkor Air is still #1 airline (just)

Siem Reap is Cambodia’s busiest airport (just); Cambodia Angkor Air is still #1 airline (just)

Although it is not the capital city, Siem Reap is the busiest airport in Cambodia – for the time being at least – serving as the gateway to the Angkor ruins – the country’s major tourism hot-spot. We take a look at the airport’s biggest airlines (and how they are growing) and its most important routes.


Funchal Airport traffic up 13.4% for the first three quarters of 2016; on course for three million; Lufthansa arrival opens global connectivity

Funchal Airport traffic up 13.4% for the first three quarters of 2016; on course for three million; Lufthansa arrival opens global connectivity

Funchal Airport is the main gateway to the island of Madeira, and for the first nine months of this year the airport has welcomed just shy of 2.3 million passengers. With an average monthly increase so far this year of over 13%, up from 5.3% for the same period in 2015, the airport is poised to welcome nearly three million passengers by year-end. 

Wuhan Airport set to pass 20 million mark in 2016; only long-haul routes are to Dubai, Gold Coast, Moscow, Paris, Rome and San Francisco

Wuhan Airport set to pass 20 million mark in 2016; only long-haul routes are to Dubai, Gold Coast, Moscow, Paris, Rome and San Francisco

China’s 13th busiest airport grew by almost 10% in 2015 to nearly 19 million passengers. We reveal the airport’s historic growth, the leading airlines and just how much competition there is on the airport’s busiest domestic routes.

Gdansk on course to hit four million passenger mark; Amsterdam is largest unserved market; Wizz Air-Ryanair domination starts to show

Gdansk on course to hit four million passenger mark; Amsterdam is largest unserved market; Wizz Air-Ryanair domination starts to show

Since the turn of the millennium, Gdansk has witnessed rapid growth, and from handling fewer than 600,000 passengers in 2000, it is on course to welcome four million this year. We take a closer look at the airport with regards to carrier development and route changes, as well as delving into new route opportunities from the Polish city.


Lviv Airport traffic up 30% this summer; welcomes new international routes from Belavia, SprintAir and Ukraine International Airlines

Lviv Airport traffic up 30% this summer; welcomes new international routes from Belavia, SprintAir and Ukraine International Airlines

Located close to the Polish border, the airport serving Ukraine’s seventh biggest city is having a great summer. We look at the development of Lviv Airport’s traffic since 2000, its seasonality and which routes have been added and dropped in the last 12 months.

Atlanta traffic slumps for the first time since December 2014; Delta Air Lines carrying more traffic on own metal; welcomes first MEB3 carrier

Atlanta traffic slumps for the first time since December 2014; Delta Air Lines carrying more traffic on own metal; welcomes first MEB3 carrier

The world’s largest airport recorded a drop in traffic in August of 2.7%, the first time that passenger numbers have fallen in 19 months. We take a closer look at the airport’s recent traffic growth, the dominance of Delta Air Lines, recent network changes and what is still ahead for the mega-hub in 2016.

Nanjing Airport set to pass 20 million mark in 2016; only long-haul routes are Frankfurt, Los Angeles and Sydney; China Eastern #1 carrier

Nanjing Airport set to pass 20 million mark in 2016; only long-haul routes are Frankfurt, Los Angeles and Sydney; China Eastern #1 carrier

China’s 12th busiest airport grew by almost 18% in 2015 and has reported traffic growth of 17% in the first half of 2016. We reveal the airport’s historic growth, the leading airlines and just how much competition there is on the airport’s busiest domestic routes.


Reykjavik/Keflavik Airport on course to break 6.5 million passengers; Icelandair and WOW air growing at explosive rates

Reykjavik/Keflavik Airport on course to break 6.5 million passengers; Icelandair and WOW air growing at explosive rates

Seats to Canada from Reykjavik/Keflavik Airport have grown faster than any other country over the last 12 months, up by 138%, helped by the introduction of new routes like Montreal. Our data elves delve deep into the lava-filled bowels of this volcanic island to find out if this market is ready to blow!

Adelaide Airport edges towards 8m passengers; second MEB3 carrier arrived in May; China direct from December

Adelaide Airport edges towards 8m passengers; second MEB3 carrier arrived in May; China direct from December

Boosted by the arrival of Qatar Airways, Australia’s fifth largest airport should get very close to handling eight million passengers in 2016. We take a look at the South Australia airport’s biggest airlines and country markets.

Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Connecticut regains transatlantic service with arrival of Aer Lingus from Dublin

Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Connecticut regains transatlantic service with arrival of Aer Lingus from Dublin

Connecticut’s busiest airport handles around six million passengers per annum. We track the airport’s recent developments, its seasonality profile, leading airlines and routes as transatlantic flights return after eight year hiatus.