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Croatia joins EU; its airports still growing faster than most other member states

Croatia joins EU; its airports still growing faster than most other member states

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 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

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’s double celebration in 2014 – Eurovision hosts and airports to break 30m

Denmark’s double celebration in 2014 – Eurovision hosts and airports to break 30m

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.

China’s biggest country markets S13 versus S12; more services from non-core airports

China’s biggest country markets S13 versus S12; more services from non-core airports

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

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

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 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?

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?


Cuba lights a cigar to celebrate 18% annual growth; Sunwing #1 carrier

Cuba lights a cigar to celebrate 18% annual growth; Sunwing #1 carrier

Due to the US economic embargo on Cuba which has lasted for nearly 50 years, there are no scheduled flights between the two nations. So which nation is the top country market?

Sri Lanka: Booming traffic to India; new arrival – Turkish Airlines

Sri Lanka: Booming traffic to India; new arrival – Turkish Airlines

Five million passengers travel in Sri Lanka every year providing for an attractive market. Turkish Airlines is the latest global carrier to set up shop on the island, but a new domestic operator is scheduled to launch soon, too.

El Salvador: Traffic up 3% in 2012; new services from AeroMéxico and United

El Salvador: Traffic up 3% in 2012; new services from AeroMéxico and United

The country of one airport, El Salvador saw it’s traffic grow steadily largely owing to TACA’s hub. But as the country exploits the open skies framework, is there a chance for better long-haul connectivity?