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Moroccan growth stalls after traffic doubles in six years; Ryanair still #2 despite plans to cut 34 flights this winter

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

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!

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

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

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 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

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?

easyJet and Ryanair increasingly challenging Air France on regional domestic service in France

easyJet and Ryanair increasingly challenging Air France on regional domestic service in France

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 long-haul growth driven by Emirates, as EU carriers cut down

Mauritius long-haul growth driven by Emirates, as EU carriers cut down

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?


Ryanair only responsible for half Ireland's 23% reduction in passenger numbers since 2008

Ryanair only responsible for half Ireland’s 23% reduction in passenger numbers since 2008

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?

LCC-driven growth in South Carolina; legacy carriers push for network changes

LCC-driven growth in South Carolina; legacy carriers push for network changes

With two of South Carolina’s airports having been among the winners of our US ANNIE awards in 2011, a closer analysis of the state is due. Which were the two airports and how were peanuts involved? Why does what happens in New York not stay in New York? And why will Spirit be the next  big thing with Texan golfers?

Panama: the one airport – one airline set up

Panama: the one airport – one airline set up

With Spanair’s demise, Star Alliance might have lost its footing in Spain, but its Americas network is soon to be strengthened by Panama’s Copa joining in. But just how dominant is the flag carrier at its Hub Americas in Panama City? How big is the European market out of Panama and which alliance does not serve the country at all? And who moves the country’s domestic traffic if Copa doesn’t?