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
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
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 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.
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
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
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.
Iraq Airways halves in size as flights to Saudi Arabia are suspended, but many bright spots remain in Iraq
Iraq is undoubtedly at the centre of a troubled region, which makes airline capacity hard to measure in terms of discernible trends, but no less dynamic than any other country market. Fortunately our data elves like a challenge, so we have taken a snapshot of the market in terms of top airlines, country markets and city pairs.
Airports in Bulgaria seeing fastest growth for over a decade; Bourgas and Varna up 20% in S16; Ryanair opened Sofia base in September
Bulgaria joined the EU almost 10 years ago but only now is the demand for air travel really showing signs of significant growth. We analyse the country’s three main airports and which are the busiest scheduled carriers serving the capital.
Italy set to pass 160 million passengers in 2016; Ryanair now bigger than Alitalia as LCC share gets close to 50%; Germany still #1 market
Italian airport traffic is up 4.4% so far in 2016, with international growth outstripping domestic. Ryanair is growing faster than Alitalia, but not as fast as Volotea. Growth at top 15 country markets compared.
Thailand sees airport traffic double in just six years; Thai AirAsia now bigger than Thai Airways as China market registers 33% growth this summer
After a major blip in 2009, Thailand’s air traffic market has doubled thanks to aggressive growth from LCCs such as Thai AirAsia and Thai Lion Air. We reveal the leading airlines and country markets in S16 and how they compare with S15.
Capacity to Belarus grows 32% in 12 months; three new airlines join the nation’s carrier line-up; Belavia commands the show with 64% of seats
Arkia Israeli Airlines is one of three new airlines to serve Belarus during the past 12 months, one of the factors helping grow seat capacity to the nation by 32%. We take a closer look to see how traffic has evolved during the past decade, and to discover how the nation’s remaining carriers are growing.