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The AirAsia Group might be facing mixed fortunes in other markets, but in Malaysia it has grown to represent a major threat to the country’s national carrier Malaysia Airlines. But as the two carriers compete for market dominance, other players loom on the horizon, including the Lion Air-backed Malindo Air.
Although born in New York, Jennifer Lopez’s parents are from Puerto Rico. With nearly 160 weekly flights between Newark and JFK and the Caribbean island, anna.aero investigates which other routes you could possibly bump into a global mega-star on.
Algeria becomes increasingly attractive for foreign visitors; new services from Alitalia, Emirates and Vueling
While Algiers remains Algeria’s main point of entry, other airports have become more and more appealing to foreign carriers. As capacity grows 56% this August, anna.aero examines the country’s market.
The EU’s latest recruit is Croatia, becoming the 28th member on 1 July after nearly a 10-year wait. Despite five years of recession and over one in five being unemployed in the country, there is still optimism for growth across the country’s main airports. anna.aero delves deep into the reasons for this increased demand.
Swedish airports still growing as Norwegian’s long-haul flights from Stockholm Arlanda to JFK and Bangkok begin
Swedish airport traffic grew by 2% last year to almost 38 million passengers. We show how traffic has developed since 1996, and which are the largest carriers at Swedish airports. Norwegian, Ryanair and even Wizz Air all have a significant presence, but not easyJet. We look at what long-haul services are currently available from Stockholm. Emirates is coming soon.
Myanmar: International capacity up 50%; new regional points include Hong Kong, Seoul Incheon and Tokyo Narita
As the political climate improves for the country, Myanmar’s aviation market is one of the biggest beneficiaries of the on-going change with overall capacity growing in excess of 30% in the last 12 months.
Denmark will be hosting Eurovision 2014 after Emmelie de Forest won the 2013 contest in Malmö at the weekend. The influx of foreign visitors expected for the 39-country, Europe-wide song contest may well be the additional traffic boost that sees Denmark’s airports top 30 million annual passengers for the first time next year.
As Geneva joins the growing group of cities connected to China with direct services this week, anna.aero examines how the Middle Kingdom’s international route network has changed since last summer.
Montenegro sees passenger growth of 8% in 2012; Ryanair announces first flights to Podgorica will start in June
Bordered by Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo and Albania, Montenegro has the Euro as its currency, but is not a member of the EU. Alitalia and Ryanair are both starting flights to the country this summer, as Montenegro Airlines continues to account for around 45% of traffic.
Cyprus economy and Cyprus Airways both in danger of collapse; Paphos boosted by Ryanair base opening last April
Despite the ever-declining fortunes of the national carrier, Cyprus’ two airports handled a record 7.4 million passengers in 2012. Ryanair’s 50th base, which opened last April in Paphos, helped that airport to grow by 26%, and break the two million mark. We reveal how Larnaca is fighting back this year with at least eight new services from five carriers.
FastJet helps Tanzania’s airports close in on four million passengers; top five airports command 90% of flights
FastJet’s arrival in will continue to drive Tanzania’s growth – a market that has surged by nearly than 60% in three years.
Luxembourg welcomes new routes from easyJet, Turkish Airlines and Vueling in 2013; traffic to top 2 million this year?
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is the EU’s most prosperous nation, but how has air traffic developed in the last decade? How dominant is the home carrier Luxair and which are the leading country markets? And how many LCCs will be serving the airport this summer?