Airport Analysis

Calgary International Airport traffic doubles since 2001; Edelweiss Air and Hainan Airlines new carriers in 2016; Aeromexico coming in S17

Calgary International Airport traffic doubles since 2001; Edelweiss Air and Hainan Airlines new carriers in 2016; Aeromexico coming in S17

Canada’s fourth busiest airport handled almost 16 million passengers in 2016. Home carrier WestJet and Air Canada account for over 85% of seat capacity. We reveal the airport’s top 15 routes, seasonality profile and new routes for 2017.

Cornwall Airport Newquay is the fastest-growing airport in the UK, recording 48% traffic growth in 2016; wants European hub link

Cornwall Airport Newquay is the fastest-growing airport in the UK, recording 48% traffic growth in 2016; wants European hub link

In 2016 Cornwall Airport Newquay welcomed over 370,000 passengers, up from 250,000 in 2015. The airport last year also welcomed the return of Ryanair with routes from Frankfurt Hahn and Alicante. We take a closer look at the airline’s first year of operations from the airport since its return, and how passenger traffic is growing on other services. 

Belfast airports welcomed a record 7.81 million passengers in 2016; international traffic doubles since the turn of the Millennium

Belfast airports welcomed a record 7.81 million passengers in 2016; international traffic doubles since the turn of the Millennium

Belfast in Northern Ireland is served by two airports – City and International. Last year the two combined welcomed a record number of passengers, with it being the first year since 2002 to see traffic grow at a double-digit rate. We take a closer look at the city’s traffic growth and how it is split between the two airports, as both get ready to welcome delegates from Europe and beyond for Routes Europe 2017. 


Oakland welcomes rapid growth in transatlantic traffic as Norwegian and IAG get feisty; Southwest still #1 with 70% of seats and 30 routes

Oakland welcomes rapid growth in transatlantic traffic as Norwegian and IAG get feisty; Southwest still #1 with 70% of seats and 30 routes

Oakland International Airport is conveniently located to serve San Francisco as well as Oakland. We look at the airport’s developments since 1990, the growth in destinations served, the leading airlines and most popular routes.

Ponta Delgada traffic jumps 55% since 2014; Ryanair to add fourth route to Frankfurt Hahn for S17; easyJet and Ryanair impact shows

Ponta Delgada traffic jumps 55% since 2014; Ryanair to add fourth route to Frankfurt Hahn for S17; easyJet and Ryanair impact shows

Ponta Delgada in the Azores welcomed 1.52 million passengers in 2016, up from the 0.98 million that passed through the airport two years previous. During that two-year window, both Ryanair and easyJet have joined the carrier line-up, helping the airport to achieve a 55% growth rate in passengers. 

Tirana Airport passes two million passenger mark; Wizz Air to become newest carrier with Budapest connection; S17 capacity up 22%

Tirana Airport passes two million passenger mark; Wizz Air to become newest carrier with Budapest connection; S17 capacity up 22%

Tirana Airport welcomed over two million passengers in 2016, up 10% when compared to 2015. Some of the advances for Tirana in 2017 include the arrival of Wizz Air from Budapest and Transavia which will begin direct flights from Amsterdam. We delve deeper into the recent history of the gateway to Albania. 


Okinawa Airport is Japan’s sixth busiest with almost 20m passengers; All Nippon Airways and Tokyo Haneda top airline/airport rankings

Okinawa Airport is Japan’s sixth busiest with almost 20m passengers; All Nippon Airways and Tokyo Haneda top airline/airport rankings

Soon to be the venue for Routes Asia, Okinawa has seen traffic growth in each of the last five years. We explore the airport’s growth since 2000 and reveal the leading airlines and routes. Plus a look at route developments in 2016.

Toronto Pearson sees 9.4 million more passengers a year than in 2012; handles 35% of Canadian traffic; Air Canada grows market share

Toronto Pearson sees 9.4 million more passengers a year than in 2012; handles 35% of Canadian traffic; Air Canada grows market share

Serving the most populous city in Canada, Toronto Pearson welcomed 44.3 million passengers in 2016, up 8.0% on the year before. Handling about 35% of all traffic in Canada, Pearson has seen demand increase year-on-year in recent times. We take a closer look at traffic and route developments from Canada’s largest airport. 

Billund Airport breaks 3-million passenger milestone in 2016; Brussels Airlines, Czech Airlines, Finnair and Wizz Air all new since start of 2015

Billund Airport breaks 3-million passenger milestone in 2016; Brussels Airlines, Czech Airlines, Finnair and Wizz Air all new since start of 2015

Billund is famous as the home of Lego but its airport is Denmark’s second biggest with a growing portfolio of full-service and low-cost carriers. We reveal the airport’s seasonality, leading airlines and most popular country markets.


Daegu Airport breaks 2.5 million passenger mark for first time; traffic up 25% in 2016 as LCCs Air Busan and t’way air drive growth

Daegu Airport breaks 2.5 million passenger mark for first time; traffic up 25% in 2016 as LCCs Air Busan and t’way air drive growth

South Korea’s sixth busiest airport, Daegu, has more than doubled its traffic in just three years. We look at annual traffic going back to 2000 and the airport’s seasonality profile. Plus we reveal which new services have been added since the beginning of 2014.

Victoria Airport traffic up 19% in three years; domestic market growing the quickest; Delta Air Lines returns with Seattle-Tacoma service

Victoria Airport traffic up 19% in three years; domestic market growing the quickest; Delta Air Lines returns with Seattle-Tacoma service

Victoria Airport in 2016 welcomed just under 1.86 million passengers. This is up 19% from the total of 1.56 that travelled through the airport in 2013. We take a closer look at market developments, and what airlines are doing from the British Columbia airport. 

Milan Linate still handling close to 10 million annual passengers; Alitalia has 55% of seats and monopoly on busiest route to Rome

Milan Linate still handling close to 10 million annual passengers; Alitalia has 55% of seats and monopoly on busiest route to Rome

Milan’s third busiest airport is the closest to downtown. Flights are capped at Milan Linate so growth has been negligible in recent years. We look at the leading airlines and routes, seasonality and the pattern of daily operations. Plus we reveal which routes Alitalia has dropped in the last 18 months.