Country Feature

Kazakhstan capacity doubles since 2010; Air Astana is dominant carrier, Almaty and Astana are leading airports

Kazakhstan capacity doubles since 2010; Air Astana is dominant carrier, Almaty and Astana are leading airports

There were 12.8 million two-way seats available on scheduled domestic and international flights serving Kazakhstan in 2017, an increase of 15.2% compared to 2016. anna.aero has examined commercial air service developments in this fast growing market to identify key trends over the past 10 years including its leading airlines, airports and international destinations. 

Argentinian traffic grew 72% between 2007 and 2016 to over 35 million passengers; set for low-cost expansion with Norwegian and Flybondi

Argentinian traffic grew 72% between 2007 and 2016 to over 35 million passengers; set for low-cost expansion with Norwegian and Flybondi

In 2016 some 35.03 million passengers travelled through 54 airports in Argentina, an increase of 7.3% over the total figure for 2015. Currently only 4.0% of the nation’s seat capacity is flown by LCCs, however things are about to change in 2018, with the arrival of Norwegian and Flybondi.  

Ireland sees strong capacity growth over past three years, led by international expansion; Ryanair remains top carrier

Ireland sees strong capacity growth over past three years, led by international expansion; Ryanair remains top carrier

The number of seats available on services to, from and within the Ireland increased by 5.0% from 2016 to 2017. anna.aero has been digging out the top trends in the country’s domestic and international links over the past 10 years, including the biggest airline and destination market movers.


South African airports showing 4.0% traffic growth for Q1, Q2 and Q3; MEB3 and Turkish Airlines traffic up 66% since 2012; Alitalia to arrive

South African airports showing 4.0% traffic growth for Q1, Q2 and Q3; MEB3 and Turkish Airlines traffic up 66% since 2012; Alitalia to arrive

South Africa’s leading airports are highlighting a 4.0% increase in traffic for the first nine months of 2017, however it would appear that one of its biggest long-haul markets is feeling the wrath of Gulf competition. We take a closer look behind connecting traffic trends, and how airports are performing so far in 2017. 

Mexican market moves past 100 million seats; LCCs drive growth, international capacity outpaces domestic expansion in 2017

Mexican market moves past 100 million seats; LCCs drive growth, international capacity outpaces domestic expansion in 2017

Seat capacity on all direct flights to, from and within Mexico increased by 8.0% in 2017, with double-digit growth in three out of the past five years. We take a look at the main movers in Mexico over the past 10 years, including airline, airport and international country market trends.

Florida's airports handled seven million more passengers in 2016 than 2015; Miami, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa have 80% of traffic

Florida’s airports handled seven million more passengers in 2016 than 2015; Miami, Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Tampa have 80% of traffic

Florida’s leading airports in 2016 handled over 168 million passengers, up 4.4% when compared to 2015. With the state being home to 6.4% of the US’ population, but over 20% of the nation’s flying travellers, anna.aero has taken a close look at the developments in the Sunshine State during recent years.   


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.