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Serving the capital of the French island of Corsica, Ajaccio Napolean Bonaparte Airport, is the largest of the four international airports on the Mediterranean island. While the airport is showing steady growth, its extreme seasonality represents an annual challenge to the management.
Since 2008, when anna.aero last analysed Minneapolis/St Paul, the airport has witnessed the emergence of Delta Air Lines as the dominant carrier following its merger with Northwest Airlines. While the arrival of Southwest Airlines in 2009 and Spirit Airlines last year improved the offering, the low-cost influence at the airport remains limited, resulting some of the highest airfares is the country.
Nigeria’s civil aviation faces on-going challenges. Passenger numbers grew rapidly between 2006 and 2011, but safety issues and the demise of Air Nigeria have brought growth to a halt. Internationally, Etihad Airways is the most recent carrier to launch inter-continental services to Africa’s fourth busiest airport.
As Croatia readies up for accession to the European Union, all of the country’s airports expect a busy summer. But as half of Pula Airport’s traffic concentrates in two months only, it needs to work harder on attracting year-round services.
Largely sheltered from economic volatility by a flourishing oil industry in the area, Stavanger Airport fares better than most European airports. As the airport welcomes Wizz Air’s new service from Szczecin, anna.aero investigates its operation.
Gold Coast Airport on growth wave: 7% passenger traffic increase in 2012; Jetstar and Virgin Australia dominate
Situated on the coastline world famous for its waves, Gold Coast Airport has been challenged by traffic seasonality over the years. However, new long-haul services and competition between the airport’s two main carriers could see the airport break 6m annual passengers this year.
China’s sixth busiest airport grew by a modest 5% last year, but is busier than Boston Logan. Air China subsidiary Shenzhen Airlines is still the leading airline with almost 50 non-stop routes. Competition is intense on the leading domestic routes, but international services are limited to nine destinations in six countries.
India’s fifth busiest facility, Kolkata Airport has grown at an average rate of 12% since 2006, powered largely by the growth of the domestic segment. But with international capacity up 45% this April, it is rapidly becoming the next driver of growth.
Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport, better known as Santiago de Chile International Airport, saw it’s traffic increase by a fifth in 2012 and now readies up for LATAM’s growth.
The latest addition to JetBlue’s network, Charleston International Airport closed 2012 with 3% growth. As new low-cost services increase competition, anna.aero looks at other sources of a 24% capacity hike in S’13.
Bogotá El Dorado Airport handled 22.5 million passengers in 2012, which places it as Latin America’s #3 airport. Avianca dominates both domestically and internationally, but the growing airline might soon need even more space.
Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport is still Africa’s #1; more flights to Mauritius, Kenya and Mozambique
International traffic growth remains strong at Johannesburg, helping the airport to deliver close to 20 million annual passengers for the last three years.