Country Feature

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?

Kuwait’s traffic growth slows, but airport prepares for busier future with new terminal

Kuwait’s traffic growth slows, but airport prepares for busier future with new terminal

The oil state of Kuwait’s only airport has seen rapid growth in recent years, but this development has now slowed down. Which are the biggest airlines in the market? Which route dominates with more than twice the capacity of any other route? And what capacity will be brought with the new terminal?

Taiwan's airports benefit from growth in "cross-straits" traffic

Taiwan’s airports benefit from growth in “cross-straits” traffic

How has capacity grown since 2008 between Taiwan and Mainland China? Which airlines currently have the biggest share of the market? And how have passenger numbers at Taiwan’s airports evolved since 1995? What has been the main driver of these changes? And which new long-haul destinations have been started in recent years?


Maldives celebrates ground-breaking ceremony for new terminal; Etihad last of MEB3 to launch daily flights

Maldives celebrates ground-breaking ceremony for new terminal; Etihad last of MEB3 to launch daily flights

Asia’s smallest nation is heavily reliant on tourism. Which country markets are the busiest from the country’s main airport? Which two airport operators have set up a joint venture to run the airport and build a new terminal due to open in 2014? What routes does the national airline operate?

Vienna passes 20 million mark and increases its share of Austrian traffic to over 81% despite new government tax

Vienna passes 20 million mark and increases its share of Austrian traffic to over 81% despite new government tax

As Austria gears up for the winter ski season, how well have its airports performed in 2011? Which two airline groups account for three-quarters of all scheduled seat capacity this winter, and which airlines have added new services from Vienna since the beginning of the year?

UAE celebrates 40th anniversary; nation's airports handle almost 70 million passengers in 2011

UAE celebrates 40th anniversary; nation’s airports handle almost 70 million passengers in 2011

Last week the United Arab Emirates had reason to celebrate, but how many passengers are its main airports handling, and by how much did traffic grow in 2010? How quickly is traffic growing in 2011, and which are the leading country markets for the nation’s airports as a whole? How dominant are Emirates, Etihad and Air Arabia at their respective bases?