Country Feature

Uzbekistan capacity stabilises in 2017 after three years of cuts; national carrier and main hub airport experience marginal growth.

Uzbekistan capacity stabilises in 2017 after three years of cuts; national carrier and main hub airport experience marginal growth.

Uzbekistan is one of 11 members of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Seat capacity on services to, from and within the central Asian country has varied over the last decade, with strong growth followed by three consecutive years of cuts from 2014 to 2016. Capacity trends for Uzbekistan’s largest airlines, airports and country markets are examined here.

New Zealand's top 10 airports showing 42% growth in seat availability when compared to 2007; Queenstown fastest-growing major airport

New Zealand’s top 10 airports showing 42% growth in seat availability when compared to 2007; Queenstown fastest-growing major airport

New Zealand’s top 10 airports in 2017 are offering a combined 48.72 million seats, up from 34.33 million 10 years ago. We look to see which are the nation’s fastest growing airports and country markets during the past few years, and see how tourist numbers are growing to one of the world’s leading leisure destinations.

Ryanair is Spain's leading airline with 17% market share; Reus, La Palma and Santander fastest growing airports in H1 2017; domestic market #1

Ryanair is Spain’s leading airline with 17% market share; Reus, La Palma and Santander fastest growing airports in H1 2017; domestic market #1

In 2016 over 230 million people travelled from Spain, an increase of 11% when compared to 2015. This growth looks set to continue, with H1 2017 traffic up 9.1% on H1 2016. In the run-up to World Routes in Barcelona later this month, we review which airports and country markets are growing fastest and how airlines have evolved from the nation during the past decade.  


Seychelles seat capacity up 27% thanks to the arrival of Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines; Asia and Europe lead growth

Seychelles seat capacity up 27% thanks to the arrival of Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines; Asia and Europe lead growth

The Seychelles has welcomed Qatar Airways from Doha and Turkish Airlines from Istanbul Atatürk in the past year, with both contributing to the 27% increase in weekly seat capacity to the Indian Ocean nation this summer. We take a closer look to discover the secret behind the Seychelles’ sudden growth surge.  

Myanmar market doubles in two years; Emirates and Qatar Airways both serve Yangon; nine carriers fighting for domestic market share

Myanmar market doubles in two years; Emirates and Qatar Airways both serve Yangon; nine carriers fighting for domestic market share

With China, India and Thailand as neighbours, Myanmar is located in a key region for Asian travel. We analyse the country’s air travel growth, leading airports and airlines. Plus, we identify the top international destinations for weekly flights. 

Dominican Republic demand grows 26% since 2013; Punta Cana heads for 7m passengers; JetBlue Airways and New York JFK top rankings

Dominican Republic demand grows 26% since 2013; Punta Cana heads for 7m passengers; JetBlue Airways and New York JFK top rankings

The Dominican Republic is a popular leisure destination, especially for Americans, with US carriers dominating flights. We reveal how quickly the country’s airports have grown in the last decade and which are the leading airlines, cities and country markets.


Seat capacity to Jamaica grows by 3.3% in 2016; capacity at Kingston and Montego Bay down 6.3% when compared to a decade ago

Seat capacity to Jamaica grows by 3.3% in 2016; capacity at Kingston and Montego Bay down 6.3% when compared to a decade ago

Situated in the Caribbean, Jamaica is the third largest island in the region, with over 2.9 million inhabitants. A majority of traffic goes through Montego Bay and Kingston. We take a closer look at how capacity has grown from the island, and who the leading carriers are. 

Georgia traffic grows by 25% in 2016 as Batumi, Kutaisi and Tbilisi handle 2.75m pax; Turkish Airlines bigger than Georgian Airways

Georgia traffic grows by 25% in 2016 as Batumi, Kutaisi and Tbilisi handle 2.75m pax; Turkish Airlines bigger than Georgian Airways

Nestled strategically between Russia and Turkey, Georgia has three main airports all of which grew by more than 20% in 2016. We reveal the rate at which traffic has grown in the last decade and which are the leading airlines and country markets.

Southwest Airlines capacity to Belize up 117% with new Denver and Fort Lauderdale links; growth cements US as largest international market

Southwest Airlines capacity to Belize up 117% with new Denver and Fort Lauderdale links; growth cements US as largest international market

Southwest Airlines recently announced that it will add two new routes to Belize City in S17, adding to its Houston Hobby service that launched in October 2015. The result means that the world’s largest LCC will be Belize’s fastest growing airline in 2017. We take a closer look at the nation’s other carriers, and how the country’s airports are developing.


Ethiopia's double-digit ASK growth shows no signs of stopping; Ethiopian Airlines #1 carrier

Ethiopia’s double-digit ASK growth shows no signs of stopping; Ethiopian Airlines #1 carrier

With over 86 million inhabitants, Ethiopia is Africa’s second largest country in terms of population and is home to the ever-dynamic and opportunist carrier Ethiopian Airlines. We take a look at the country’s ASK growth, along with its biggest country markets and airlines.

Vienna's passenger share of monthly traffic in Austria ranges between 73% and 88% due to ski demand; Linz and Klagenfurt declining fast

Vienna’s passenger share of monthly traffic in Austria ranges between 73% and 88% due to ski demand; Linz and Klagenfurt declining fast

In 2015 over 27 million passengers travelled through the six largest airports in Austria, with Vienna welcoming a little over 83% of the nation’s passengers. However, the ski tourism industry in Austria greatly influences the passenger share throughout the year from the country’s capital. We take a closer look at Austria’s seasonality as a destination, and how regional airports are feeling the pinch.

Malta Airport on target for five million passengers in 2016; Ryanair now bigger than Air Malta and starting six new routes this winter

Malta Airport on target for five million passengers in 2016; Ryanair now bigger than Air Malta and starting six new routes this winter

After a decade of stagnation, Malta’s traffic has surged since 2009 thanks primarily to Ryanair. We look at the airport’s recent growth, seasonality and shift in airline capacity. Plus which country markets are growing fastest and what’s new for 2017.