Country Feature

Pakistan sees a rise in seat capacity of 23%; flydubai is fastest growing airline while UAE is top foreign country market

Pakistan sees a rise in seat capacity of 23%; flydubai is fastest growing airline while UAE is top foreign country market

Pakistan has seen an increase in seat capacity over the past 12 months of just over 23%. anna.aero investigates to see which country markets have witnessed the greatest growth as a result of seat capacity increases, and which airports are experiencing the greatest growth.

Turkish Airlines grows faster in Egypt than MEB3

Turkish Airlines grows faster in Egypt than MEB3

Despite Turkish Airlines being the best connected airline to the African continent in terms of destinations served, when it comes to Egypt the carrier places second to Qatar Airways in relation to seat capacity. anna.aero looks into the connectivity contest between Turkish and the MEB3 carriers in Egypt, as well as looking to see which other airlines are growing the most out of the North African nation.

Ryanair becomes Poland’s #1 carrier; UK biggest market

Ryanair becomes Poland’s #1 carrier; UK biggest market

Ryanair’s capacity growth of 19% over the past 12 months has resulted in the ULCC becoming the nation’s largest airline. In S15, Poland’s overall seat capacity is up 11% compared to S14, with Iceland recording the largest increase of 58%, while Egypt recorded a decline of -199%. anna.aero looks further into the capacity distribution of Poland to see which country markets are growing the most, and breaks down the UK market into further detail.


Passenger growth slows in Lithuania; Ryanair still #1 carrier

Passenger growth slows in Lithuania; Ryanair still #1 carrier

In 2014, over 3.8 million passengers passed through the three commercial airports of Lithuania, a record for the country, yet it also witnessed one of the slowest growth rates of recent years. anna.aero investigates why growth has slowed down in Lithuania, and looks to see how the airline network has changed over the past 12 months.

Tajikistan reports a decrease in annual seat capacity despite Dushanbe showing a rise of 18.3%

Tajikistan reports a decrease in annual seat capacity despite Dushanbe showing a rise of 18.3%

Located in Central Asia, Tajikistan’s wonders nestle in the Pamir Mountains, not far from the north-western section of the Himalayas. This makes it a great geographical location, centralised as it is between three of the vast BRIC economies of China, Russia and India. anna.aero looks to see how the country’s aviation industry has changed over the past 12 months, and where its capacity has shifted to benefit Tajikistan’s connectivity.

Sudan capacity grows 13% despite seat reduction from MEB3 carriers

Sudan capacity grows 13% despite seat reduction from MEB3 carriers

Sudan is a nation full of history and geographical wonders, such as the River Nile, where the water flows from South Sudan through the country on its journey to Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea. The route is known for vast cargo and people movement, however anna.aero is not interested in the frequency of boats up and down the river, so instead an analysis of the country’s aviation seat capacity growth in 2015 has been carried out.


Capacity in Guatemala is on the up again despite previous annual growth being inconsistent; Volaris becomes latest carrier

Capacity in Guatemala is on the up again despite previous annual growth being inconsistent; Volaris becomes latest carrier

With an estimated population of 15.8 million, Guatemala is served by two commercial airports, Flores and Guatemala City. Even though growth has been inconsistent over the past 10 years, airline capacity in the country is rising once again – anna.aero looks to see whether this growth will be sustained or if past trends of decline will continue.

Papua New Guinea continues marginal capacity increases despite being one of the world’s fastest growing economies; Air Niugini #1

Papua New Guinea continues marginal capacity increases despite being one of the world’s fastest growing economies; Air Niugini #1

With a population of around seven million, using nearly 850 languages, Papua New Guinea is certainly diverse. Coming admittedly from a low base, the economy is now growing strongly ‒ so anna.aero investigates whether this development is being translated into air transport increases.

Croatia welcomes new routes from over 20 airlines this year; easyJet gaining on Croatia Airlines as UK and Germany lead country rankings

Croatia welcomes new routes from over 20 airlines this year; easyJet gaining on Croatia Airlines as UK and Germany lead country rankings

Joining the EU has not given Croatian airports the traffic boost that might have been expected. We look at the last decade, reveal the leading airlines and country markets this summer and what new routes are being launched.


Bangladesh’s capacity grows on average by 7.6% per year over last 11 years; UAE is top international market

Bangladesh’s capacity grows on average by 7.6% per year over last 11 years; UAE is top international market

Classified as one of the most densely populated countries, as it accommodates over 160 million people despite being about 10% smaller than the state of California, Bangladesh is also an Asian aviation hot-spot. With the flag carrier Biman Bangladesh Airlines controlling 31% and 21% of seats and flights respectively, anna.aero takes a closer look at this dynamic market.

Edinburgh Airport passes 10m; Aberdeen Airport breaks passenger record again as easyJet (seats) and Flybe (flights) top Scottish rankings

Edinburgh Airport passes 10m; Aberdeen Airport breaks passenger record again as easyJet (seats) and Flybe (flights) top Scottish rankings

Scotland’s top four airports handled 22.5 million passengers in 2014 (up 3.6%), the same as in 2005. Heathrow is leading non-Scottish destination, Amsterdam and Dublin leading international destinations. anna.aero takes a look at this country market in the week that Routes Europe rolls into Aberdeen.

Australia’s top 20 airports grow by 1.5% in 2014; international demand growing faster than domestic

Australia’s top 20 airports grow by 1.5% in 2014; international demand growing faster than domestic

One of the latest new domestic routes to launch in Australia was the JETGO Australia route between Brisbane and Tamworth. However, it is overseas traffic at the top 20 airports that is driving much of the country’s annual growth, with international airlines increasing by 5.6% in 2014. We investigate where is growing and where is not, Down Under.