As Geneva joins the growing group of cities connected to China with direct services this week, anna.aero examines how the Middle Kingdom’s international route network has changed since last summer.
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Montenegro sees passenger growth of 8% in 2012; Ryanair announces first flights to Podgorica will start in June
Bordered by Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo and Albania, Montenegro has the Euro as its currency, but is not a member of the EU. Alitalia and Ryanair are both starting flights to the country this summer, as Montenegro Airlines continues to account for around 45% of traffic.
Cyprus economy and Cyprus Airways both in danger of collapse; Paphos boosted by Ryanair base opening last April
Despite the ever-declining fortunes of the national carrier, Cyprus’ two airports handled a record 7.4 million passengers in 2012. Ryanair’s 50th base, which opened last April in Paphos, helped that airport to grow by 26%, and break the two million mark. We reveal how Larnaca is fighting back this year with at least eight new services from five carriers.
FastJet helps Tanzania’s airports close in on four million passengers; top five airports command 90% of flights
FastJet’s arrival in will continue to drive Tanzania’s growth – a market that has surged by nearly than 60% in three years.
Luxembourg welcomes new routes from easyJet, Turkish Airlines and Vueling in 2013; traffic to top 2 million this year?
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is the EU’s most prosperous nation, but how has air traffic developed in the last decade? How dominant is the home carrier Luxair and which are the leading country markets? And how many LCCs will be serving the airport this summer?
Due to the US economic embargo on Cuba which has lasted for nearly 50 years, there are no scheduled flights between the two nations. So which nation is the top country market?
Five million passengers travel in Sri Lanka every year providing for an attractive market. Turkish Airlines is the latest global carrier to set up shop on the island, but a new domestic operator is scheduled to launch soon, too.
The country of one airport, El Salvador saw it’s traffic grow steadily largely owing to TACA’s hub. But as the country exploits the open skies framework, is there a chance for better long-haul connectivity?
Africa’s Gambia gets its own national airline as Gambia Bird launches A319 flights with help from Germania
A new airline should boost traffic to and from Gambia, but which destinations are already served non-stop and by which airlines? Which new destinations will Gambia Bird be adding and which European LCC is planning to serve Banjul starting next summer?
This month will be busy in Macedonia’s capital Skopje as the airport will welcome flydubai from Dubai and Wizz Air will establish a base. But when did the airport last have a based airline? Which is the biggest country market? And which airline serves Macedonia with the most capacity?
Tbilisi airport grows 50% in two years; Aegean, Alitalia, British Airways, Estonian Air and Qatar Airways new in 2012
Georgia’s recent democratic change of government gained the country some valuable global PR. But which airlines have been responsible for the country’s rapid growth in air traffic, and what is known about the country’s two home-grown airlines?