Airport Analysis

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.

Urumqi joins China’s 20-million club; tenfold increase in traffic since 2002; China Southern Airlines dominates with over 40% of seats

Urumqi joins China’s 20-million club; tenfold increase in traffic since 2002; China Southern Airlines dominates with over 40% of seats

Located in the north-west corner of China, Urumqi is closer to Astana than Beijing. We look at the rate traffic has grown since 2002, the leading domestic and international routes and which are the leading airlines.

Barcelona Airport traffic grows 26% since 2012 with it now handling 40+ million passengers a year; next battleground for low-cost long-haul

Barcelona Airport traffic grows 26% since 2012 with it now handling 40+ million passengers a year; next battleground for low-cost long-haul

Barcelona Airport last year welcomed over 44 million passengers through its two terminals, an increase of 11% when compared to 2015. With such spectacular growth, and Norwegian and IAG preparing to battle it out in the low-cost long-haul market from the hub, we take a closer look to see why this Spanish hot-spot is getting the aviation industry excited. 


Thessaloniki Airport's traffic is up 8.1% in 2016; handling 43% more passengers than it did in 2012; expansion plans delayed

Thessaloniki Airport’s traffic is up 8.1% in 2016; handling 43% more passengers than it did in 2012; expansion plans delayed

Thessaloniki Airport in Greece between January and November last year welcomed 5.62 million passengers, an increase of 8.1% when compared to the same period of 2015. We take a closer look at Thessaloniki’s traffic and airline developments, plus we delve deeper into the expansion issues of Greece’s third largest airport.  

Cincinnati's growing non-Delta flights; Southwest's coming in June to join Allegiant and Frontier in lowering fares; Delta still has 50% of seats

Cincinnati’s growing non-Delta flights; Southwest’s coming in June to join Allegiant and Frontier in lowering fares; Delta still has 50% of seats

Serving Cincinnati (in Ohio) but located in Kentucky, Cincinnati Airport has had a challenging decade as Delta Air Lines dramatically cut back its presence. However, since 2013 things have been looking up as Allegiant Air and Frontier Airlines have developed mini-hubs and brought lower fares.

Ajaccio Airport sees international traffic quadruple; low-cost traffic accounts for 26% of passengers; gearing up to host CONNECT 2017

Ajaccio Airport sees international traffic quadruple; low-cost traffic accounts for 26% of passengers; gearing up to host CONNECT 2017

Serving the capital of Corsica, Ajaccio Airport has seen its annual traffic grow by 39% during the past decade, with traffic for 2016 (January-November) up 4.3%. The biggest development however is in the low-cost market, which now contributes 26% of the airport’s passengers. To learn more about traffic development of this year’s CONNECT conference host, anna.aero’s Jonathan Ford flew out to meet with the airport.


Frankfurt Airport should just make 60m passengers this year; Lufthansa still #1 but falling

Frankfurt Airport should just make 60m passengers this year; Lufthansa still #1 but falling

Frankfurt Airport’s growth has slowed down of late, while others around them like Amsterdam have continued to pile-up the high monthly traffic increases. We look at the hub’s passenger figures, its biggest carriers (any guesses?), routes and country markets to understand what is happening inside Germany’s busiest airport .

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.