Country Feature

Cyprus sees record passenger numbers in 2015; Blue Air, Ryanair and newcomer Cobalt operate bases after collapse of Cyprus Airways

Cyprus sees record passenger numbers in 2015; Blue Air, Ryanair and newcomer Cobalt operate bases after collapse of Cyprus Airways

The collapse of Cyprus Airways early in 2015 has not impacted the country’s airports as much as might have been expected. We reveal traffic growth since 1998, seasonality profiles and the leading country markets and airlines.

Latvia’s traffic set to leap past 5.5 million in 2016; airBaltic still #1 carrier

Latvia’s traffic set to leap past 5.5 million in 2016; airBaltic still #1 carrier

Latvia is the tasty filling in the Baltic nation sandwich, sitting as it does between its close neighbours Estonia and Lithuania. The country’s air traffic is booming this year, with an average monthly growth of 8.4% between January and May. We take a look at who is doing what, and from where.

UAE’s top three airports transport nearly half a billion passengers since 2011; Dubai targets 83 million; flydubai fastest growing home carrier

UAE’s top three airports transport nearly half a billion passengers since 2011; Dubai targets 83 million; flydubai fastest growing home carrier

The UAE is served by nine commercial airports with its leading one, Dubai, being the world’s largest international airport. The country is home to two MEB3 carriers, and last year Dubai and Abu Dhabi welcomed over 100 million passengers combined. anna.aero investigates how passenger traffic has developed, and to see how the most popular country markets are performing.


Croatia again welcomes new routes from over 20 airlines in 2016; airberlin, easyJet, Volotea and Transavia adding most new routes

Croatia again welcomes new routes from over 20 airlines in 2016; airberlin, easyJet, Volotea and Transavia adding most new routes

The Croatian market is forecast to grow by around 15% this summer with many carriers launching new routes. We reveal the top 12 airlines and top 15 country markets and how they compare with last summer.

Cuba set for US airline expansion; Havana – Miami #1 required service; Sunwing Airlines overtakes Cubana to become #1 carrier

Cuba set for US airline expansion; Havana – Miami #1 required service; Sunwing Airlines overtakes Cubana to become #1 carrier

On 16 February the US and Cuba signed a deal which restored commercial air traffic rights between the two countries for the first time in five decades, which will allow dozens of new daily flights between the two nations. anna.aero takes a closer look at which routes airlines have applied for between the US and Cuba, and analyses the Caribbean island’s current aviation market.

Vueling and Ryanair battle for Spanish supremacy; Madrid growing fast once more as UK market set to see significant growth in S16

Vueling and Ryanair battle for Spanish supremacy; Madrid growing fast once more as UK market set to see significant growth in S16

Spanish airports are preparing for a record-breaking 2016 with passenger numbers set to top 220 million. We look at demand since 1999, the leading airlines and the leading country markets to see which carriers and regions are generating growth in Spain this summer.


Portugal reports double-digit growth again in 2015; Ryanair, easyJet, Transavia and Vueling key players with NIKI and Volotea new for S16

Portugal reports double-digit growth again in 2015; Ryanair, easyJet, Transavia and Vueling key players with NIKI and Volotea new for S16

Faro, Lisbon and Porto airports handled over 36 million passengers in 2015. We look at growth over the last 20 years and reveal which carriers and country markets are the biggest in 2015 and how they compare with 2010. Plus a look at what’s coming in 2016.

Iranian airports handled fewer than 50 million passengers in 2015; Air Arabia, Emirates, flydubai, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines serve multiple airports

Iranian airports handled fewer than 50 million passengers in 2015; Air Arabia, Emirates, flydubai, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines serve multiple airports

Iran could see rapid growth at its airports this year after the lifting of economic sanctions. We reveal the country’s busiest airports and how much they have grown in the last two years as well as seeing which carriers have been starting new international routes.

Senegal capacity up 5.2%; Ghana and Togo markets gained; Turkey pledges to help complete construction of the country’s newest airport

Senegal capacity up 5.2%; Ghana and Togo markets gained; Turkey pledges to help complete construction of the country’s newest airport

This winter Senegal has connections to 24 country markets, the same as in W14/15. However, a shake-up in the markets served has changed, with two being dropped and replaced. anna.aero takes a closer look at the country market shift as well as Turkey’s investment into the country’s brand new Blaise Diagne Airport which will serve the nation’s capital Dakar.


Norway traffic down 0.5 million; Oslo Gardermoen commands 47% of passengers as Ryanair is granted slots at country’s biggest airport

Norway traffic down 0.5 million; Oslo Gardermoen commands 47% of passengers as Ryanair is granted slots at country’s biggest airport

It was recently revealed by various sources that Ryanair had been granted four daily slots at Oslo Gardermoen for a thrice-daily service to London Stansted and a daily operation to Vilnius. Norway’s largest airport recorded a rise in traffic over the past 12 months of 1.6%, one of only a few airports in the nation to report growth during 2015. anna.aero takes a closer look to see how traffic is developing in Norway, and how the airline structure has changed, especially as it seems Ryanair is about to make a move into Norwegian’s back yard.

Cambodia reports double-digit passenger growth for sixth straight year; Thailand overtakes Vietnam to be leading country market

Cambodia reports double-digit passenger growth for sixth straight year; Thailand overtakes Vietnam to be leading country market

We reveal how Cambodia’s two main airports have developed their traffic since 2000, examine their seasonality profiles and rank the top country destinations and airlines serving the market. Plus, what’s coming up in 2016.

Puerto Rico seat capacity up 13%; welcomes five new country markets

Puerto Rico seat capacity up 13%; welcomes five new country markets

In 2015, Puerto Rico welcomed four new European country markets, namely the UK, Sweden, Norway and Denmark, helped by the LCC Norwegian launching services to San Juan. Mexico also became a new market from the Caribbean island when Volaris launched services from Cancún in July last year. As well as these new markets, anna.aero has looked to see which of Puerto Rico’s existing markets have further established, and to see how the airline infrastructure has changed over the past 12 months.