Country Feature

Tbilisi airport grows 50% in two years; Aegean, Alitalia, British Airways, Estonian Air and Qatar Airways new in 2012

Tbilisi airport grows 50% in two years; Aegean, Alitalia, British Airways, Estonian Air and Qatar Airways new in 2012

Georgia’s recent democratic change of government gained the country some valuable global PR. But which airlines have been responsible for the country’s rapid growth in air traffic, and what is known about the country’s two home-grown airlines?

UAE passes 70 million passengers; Emirates, Etihad and Air Arabia networks continue to grow

UAE passes 70 million passengers; Emirates, Etihad and Air Arabia networks continue to grow

Traffic at the UAE’s three biggest airports has almost quadrupled in just 10 years. Which airport grew fastest in 2011 and how dominant are the main carriers at these airports? Which new routes have been launched in the last 12 months and which country market has seen growth of over 30%?

El Al loses market share as Israel prepares for EU Open Skies; United States currently #1

El Al loses market share as Israel prepares for EU Open Skies; United States currently #1

Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport dominates Israel’s airports, but how much has the airport’s passenger numbers grown in the last decade? How is El Al coping with the competition? And which low-cost airlines already serve Israel, even before the open skies treaty with EU?


Finland airport traffic up 3% so far this year after 16% growth in 2011; regional airports lead route launches in 2012

Finland airport traffic up 3% so far this year after 16% growth in 2011; regional airports lead route launches in 2012

Finnair still dominates its home market like few other European flag-carriers but which country markets are growing fastest in 2012? Which are Finnair’s nearest rivals and which new services have already been launched this year? Which were the fastest-growing regional airports in 2012?

Iraq's airports better connected to MEB3 hubs and Turkey

Iraq’s airports better connected to MEB3 hubs and Turkey

Iraq’s airports have attracted over a dozen new services from foreign airlines in the last 12 months. Which airports are now better connected to which major hubs, and which foreign airline now serves all six of Iraq’s commercial airports?

Norway's airports grew by 10% in 2011; Norwegian and SAS dominate international routes but Ryanair growing fast

Norway’s airports grew by 10% in 2011; Norwegian and SAS dominate international routes but Ryanair growing fast

Norway appears to have suffered less economically than many other European countries in the last few years, as reflected by the country’s airport passenger statistics. But which country markets have grown fastest during the last three years and which airlines are driving that growth?


Peru traffic grows 12% in first half 2012; domestic capacity up 20% in November, but LAN still dominates

Peru traffic grows 12% in first half 2012; domestic capacity up 20% in November, but LAN still dominates

Recently pronounced the new economic tiger, the South American country of Peru remains in the shade of bigger players in the region. However, as its raw-materials based economy remains strong amidst the global slowdown, Peru’s aviation is booming. But which three airlines hold over three quarters of international market? How fast does Star Peru, the country’s fastest-growing domestic airline, expand? And what’s the extent of Lima’s dominance?

Croatia's summer traffic is booming in Dubrovnik, Pula, Split and Zadar; Zagreb welcomed Qatar Airways in May

Croatia’s summer traffic is booming in Dubrovnik, Pula, Split and Zadar; Zagreb welcomed Qatar Airways in May

Croatia may not yet be a part of the EU but it has seen rapid demand growth in recent years driven by Europe’s leading LCCs. But which carriers have grown their capacity most since the summer of 2010? And which country markets have seen the biggest growth in the last two years?

Philippine aviation growth driven by Cebu Pacific, Airphil Express and Zest Air; Manila set to pass 30 million this year

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

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

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?