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Philippine aviation growth driven by Cebu Pacific, Airphil Express and Zest Air; Manila set to pass 30 million this year
Air traffic demand has grown by 50% in just three years in the Philippines. We take a closer look at the available data, analyse trends in the domestic market and reveal which carriers have been launching new international services to Manila in the last 18 months.
Pluna’s collapse bad news for Uruguay and Montevideo Airport; non-stop links to five Brazilian airports lost
Uruguay appears to have lost its flag-carrier for the time being. How has traffic developed in recent years at the country’s main airport? How dominant was Pluna at Montevideo Airport? And which airlines stand to gain most from the carrier’s demise?
Moroccan growth stalls after traffic doubles in six years; Ryanair still #2 despite plans to cut 34 flights this winter
Passenger numbers at Morocco’s airports have been falling in recent months but which market segments have been suffering the most? Which are the country’s leading airports and airlines and which new routes have already been announced for 2012? And what do Ryanair’s cutbacks really mean for the country?
Mexico’s airlines such as AeroMexico, Interjet and Volaris helping airport traffic to grow by 10% in 2012
How close is Mexico to getting back to its peak traffic levels of 2008? Which airports grew fastest in 2011? Which airlines have the biggest share of the domestic market? What impact did swine flu and Mexicana’s collapse have on demand? And which airlines have started new international routes so far this year?
Ukraine’s airports and airlines set for record thanks to Euro 2012; Kiev Borispol Airport grew by 20% in 2011!
They may have just been knocked out of Euro 2012 but Ukraine’s airports and airlines are undoubtedly benefiting from the event. Last year was a great one for Ukraine but which airlines have already started new routes in 2012 and which new local airline has started domestic flights?
Icelandic tourism benefiting from 2010′s volcanic eruption; Icelandair, Iceland Express and WOW air all expanding
Traffic at Iceland’s main airport at Keflavik grew 18% last year and last week saw the launch of a new local LCC. But which foreign carriers are also present in Iceland and which LCCs recently started serving the country for the first time? And what’s at the country’s other main airports which our Editor recently visited?
Eurovision host Azerbaijan sees traffic surge 22% at Baku airport in 2011; Qatar Airways launched Doha flights in February
Sadly for Loreen there are no non-stop scheduled flights to Sweden from Azerbaijan, but which two country markets account for 50% of scheduled seat capacity? How dominant is Azerbaijan Airlines at Baku and what plans does it have for the future? And how’s the new terminal progressing?
Colorado gets new non-stop link to Iceland while United plans Tokyo flights with 787s from Denver starting in 2013
Colorado’s Denver airport set a traffic record in 2011 but dropped a place in the world rankings, who to? Which are Denver’s best served and busiest routes and how do fares compare on Frontier and Southwest where they compete? Which new routes have started in the last 18 months and what other airports are there in Colorado?
Argentina’s regional airports see traffic growth; Aerolíneas Argentinas faces increasing competition
Unlike other countries in the region, Argentina’s air traffic growth over the years has been somewhat less dynamic and hampered by crises and heavy regulation. But has the country’s troubled flag carrier sustained its virtual domestic monopoly? How does domestic growth compare to the international segment? And which of the country’s airports saw its traffic diminish the most due to volcanic ashes?
anna.aero’s Editor will be at FrenchConnect next week and here’s a sneak peak at part of his presentation, looking at recent developments in the French regional domestic market. Which routes have been stimulated the most by easyJet, Ryanair and Vueling daring to take on the Air France juggernaut.
Mauritius traffic continues to grow against the odds, as Air Mauritius trims its operations and the EU markets suffer heavy traffic reductions. Where does the traffic come from? What was the traffic loss in Europe? And who is ready to take up the abandoned routes?
We all know about Ryanair’s high-profile decision to reduce the number of aircraft it has based in Dublin in recent years, but which other carriers have cut capacity (or disappeared) since 2008? How does Ireland’s annual air passenger development since 1999 compare with Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK? What’s happened to the Irish domestic market and which new routes have already been announced for Dublin in 2012?