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airBaltic continues to dominate Baltic aviation; region’s airports growing fast

airBaltic continues to dominate Baltic aviation; region’s airports growing fast

Since joining the EU in May 2004 the three Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have had their share of ups and down with regard to airline development. We take a closer look at which airlines currently have the biggest presence in the market and how quickly the region’s biggest airports are growing.

Halifax and St. John's are leading members of Canadian Atlantic Airports Association; Air Canada has 60% of seats

Halifax and St. John’s are leading members of Canadian Atlantic Airports Association; Air Canada has 60% of seats

Fourteen airports are members of the Canadian Atlantic Airports Association with Halifax and St. John’s the two largest. How many airlines serve these airports and which international markets are served non-stop? And what significant event is taking place in Halifax next week?

US is Costa Rica's biggest market with six carriers serving San José; airberlin arrives mid-November

US is Costa Rica’s biggest market with six carriers serving San José; airberlin arrives mid-November

With Nicaragua and Panama City as neighbours, Costa Rica has 14 airports with scheduled services, but how dominant is San Jose? Which are the leading airlines at the airport and which US airports are served non-stop? Which European airline with start fortnightly services to the country’s second airport in November?


Iraq welcomes the return of Egyptair; Emirates coming to Baghdad in November joining Etihad and Austrian

Iraq welcomes the return of Egyptair; Emirates coming to Baghdad in November joining Etihad and Austrian

How many airports with scheduled services does Iraq currently have? Which major carriers serve them and from where? Which LCCs offer flights to the country and which new services have launched this year? What is the current state of the Iraqi Airways fleet and what routes does it offer from Baghdad and Erbil.

International traffic at Greek airports up 15% in June; tourism gets major boost from uncertainty in North Africa, Ryanair routes

International traffic at Greek airports up 15% in June; tourism gets major boost from uncertainty in North Africa, Ryanair routes

Greek airport traffic may be down in the first half of 2011 but there is cause for optimism in the figures for May and June. Which airports are growing fastest and just how many routes do the likes of easyJet and Ryanair now operate to the country?

Egypt’s air traffic on way to recovery after revolution; Saudi market doubling

Egypt’s air traffic on way to recovery after revolution; Saudi market doubling

Egypt’s revolution earlier this year is now long over, but what has the effect been on air travel in the country? Which airlines have downsized and which have instead seen opportunities? And which of Egypt’s country markets has more than doubled in size?


Macau sees drop in Taiwan traffic; Las Vegas of Asia now attracts gamblers from Mainland China

Macau sees drop in Taiwan traffic; Las Vegas of Asia now attracts gamblers from Mainland China

Last decade, Macau’s airport became popular among Asian LCCs as a secondary airport for the bigger neighbour Hong Kong, but in which market is the airport currently experiencing growth? How dominant is the local airline Air Macau? And what has recently affected the airport’s Taiwan traffic?

Kenyan capacity up 10% this summer; Gulf Air resumes Bahrain flights, Kenya Airways reaches Ouagadougou

Kenyan capacity up 10% this summer; Gulf Air resumes Bahrain flights, Kenya Airways reaches Ouagadougou

A country the size of France, with a population of over 40 million people, but how many airports offer scheduled services? How competitive is the domestic market? Which are the leading country markets and what share of the international market does Kenya Airways have?

Paraguay reports 23% growth at Asunción airport in 2010

Paraguay reports 23% growth at Asunción airport in 2010

One of Latin America’s lower-profile countries has similar attributes to which European country? How has traffic developed since 1994 and how big is its national carrier? Which other airlines serve this land-locked country and which carrier will be arriving in December?


Venezuelan market not growing despite country's oil wealth; American Airlines, Miami top international airline and airport

Venezuelan market not growing despite country’s oil wealth; American Airlines, Miami top international airline and airport

Caracas is one of Latin America’s top 10 busiest airports but which airlines are biggest in oil-rich Venezuela? Which US and European cities are served by which airlines? And isn’t it about time the country’s airlines upgraded to some newer aircraft types?

Portugal benefiting from not being in North Africa; in-bound traffic still growing

Portugal benefiting from not being in North Africa; in-bound traffic still growing

The problems of the Portuguese economy do not appear to be impacting air traffic as much as has happened in Greece and Ireland. How are its three busiest airports performing this year? Which destinations has TAP added this year, and what other significant routes have been launched in the last year across the country?

Montenegro sees air passenger growth of 16% in 2010; Montenegro Airlines reconsiders Brussels, Milan routes

Montenegro sees air passenger growth of 16% in 2010; Montenegro Airlines reconsiders Brussels, Milan routes

Montenegro may not have a huge air transport market but it is growing, and the country’s two main airports of Podgorica and Tivat have welcomed new services in recent years. But what plans does the country’s national airline have for its fleet redevelopment?