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Texas airports on track to handle over 150m passengers in 2013; over 40 new routes launched so far this year

Texas airports on track to handle over 150m passengers in 2013; over 40 new routes launched so far this year

With anna.aero being live in Texas next week at the IATA Slots Conference in Fort Worth we thought we would take a look at this US economic powerhouse state whose airports handle the same number of passengers as all of Italy and which are on track to pass 150 million passengers in 2013. Some 20 airports contribute to this effort, but we look at the six biggest in more detail, while also examining the busiest routes within Texas.

Vietnam: ASKs up 12% in October 2013; VietJetAir triples domestic capacity, but Vietnam Airlines remains the leader

Vietnam: ASKs up 12% in October 2013; VietJetAir triples domestic capacity, but Vietnam Airlines remains the leader

Increasingly appealing to international carriers, Vietnam has seen a number of significant launches this year, including those from Etihad Airways and Finnair. The country’s domestic market proves just as interesting, with VietJetAir gaining ever more ground on Vietnam Airlines.

Netherlands — growing faster than France, Italy, Germany and Spain; Eindhoven set to break 3m in 2013

Netherlands — growing faster than France, Italy, Germany and Spain; Eindhoven set to break 3m in 2013

Europe’s ninth largest country market in terms of weekly seats available, the Netherlands has grown its weekly seats by 4.5% in the last 12 months (including transavia.com’s new Amsterdam to Turin link started on 10 October), just behind the continent’s average of 4.8%, but ahead of four out of five of the FIGUS nations – the five largest country markets in Europe.


Ukraine International Airlines, Wizz Air Ukraine, UTair Ukraine help rise to challenge after AeroSvit's collapse

Ukraine International Airlines, Wizz Air Ukraine, UTair Ukraine help rise to challenge after AeroSvit’s collapse

When Ukraine saw its largest airline collapse, other carriers stepped up and more than replaced the lost capacity. We look to see how air traffic in the Ukraine has developed in recent years, and list the more than 50 new services which have launched from Kiev (and other cities) since the beginning of the year.

Viva Las Vegas; McCarran International Airport set to welcome World Routes delegates this weekend

Viva Las Vegas; McCarran International Airport set to welcome World Routes delegates this weekend

McCarran International Airport serving Las Vegas, has slipped from being ranked 10th in the world (in 2005) to 23rd. We take a closer look at why the airport has stopped growing, and which carriers are Southwest Airlines’ nearest challengers at the airport. We also examine Nevada’s other main airport at Reno, and what other scheduled services are available in the state.

Avianca and Bogotá boss Colombia market; LCC VivaColombia increasing capacity at break-neck speed

Avianca and Bogotá boss Colombia market; LCC VivaColombia increasing capacity at break-neck speed

Famous for coffee, oil, emeralds and for being the home of pop-star Shakira, Colombia is also a South American aviation hot-spot – having seen its top 12 routes grow by over 20% in the last year. anna.aero takes a look at this fast-growing, dynamic market.


Cameroon market increases capacity by 50% in 12 months; new services from #1 carrier Camair-Co drives growth

Cameroon market increases capacity by 50% in 12 months; new services from #1 carrier Camair-Co drives growth

Three new carriers — Karinou Airlines, Turkish Airlines and RwandAir — have broken onto the leaderboard of top airlines operating in Cameroon in the last year – all no doubt receiving the traditional warm welcome from the people of this Central African country. anna.aero takes a look at this burgeoning market.

Airport Exchange follows World Cup to Doha as Qatar Airways drives Doha Airport past 20 million

Airport Exchange follows World Cup to Doha as Qatar Airways drives Doha Airport past 20 million

With a route network almost as diverse as that of Emirates, Qatar Airways’ home airport in Doha handled just over 21 million passengers last year. We examine the airline’s typical daily schedule in more detail, reveal which routes have been added in recent years, and which other airlines operate to Qatar.

Aerolineas Argentinas growing by 30%; new domestic routes spearhead this year’s surge

Aerolineas Argentinas growing by 30%; new domestic routes spearhead this year’s surge

Messi scored a hat-trick the last time Argentina and Brazil met on the football pitch, with the Albicelestes winning 4-3. With a GDP growing faster than its bigger neighbour, and a resurgent Aerolíneas Argentinas growing 30% year-on-year, the country’s airports and airlines are matching the performance of the national football team.


Seat capacity in Malaysia +14.3% in 2013; AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines compete for #1 position

Seat capacity in Malaysia +14.3% in 2013; AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines compete for #1 position

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.

Puerto Rico regains Bogotá with Avianca after 12 year-gap; traffic up so far in 2013

Puerto Rico regains Bogotá with Avianca after 12 year-gap; traffic up so far in 2013

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

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.