Country Feature

Chilean airports offered 16.5 million one-way seats in 2013; LAN Airlines dominates with 67 routes

Chilean airports offered 16.5 million one-way seats in 2013; LAN Airlines dominates with 67 routes

Chile’s seat capacity has grown by 10% in 2013, with the domestic sector outperforming the international one. With the flag carrier, LAN Airlines, rapidly expanding and commanding over 65% of weekly seats and flights, anna.aero takes a closer look at this fast-growing dynamic market.

Hawaii's ASKs up 7% in December 2013; Hawaiian Airlines dominates with 37 routes

Hawaii’s ASKs up 7% in December 2013; Hawaiian Airlines dominates with 37 routes

Hawaii’s ASKs have grown by 7% in 12 months as the state has become increasingly attractive for airline route development. In fact, Air China has recently launched its first route to Hawaii on 21 January. anna.aero investigates how the Hawaiian market has changed over time and how dominant Hawaiian Airlines is.

Bahrain ready for growth again following Gulf Air restructuring, bankruptcy of Bahrain Air

Bahrain ready for growth again following Gulf Air restructuring, bankruptcy of Bahrain Air

Bahrain’s home carrier Gulf Air has completed its network consolidation and is returning to new route growth in 2014 — good news for the country market which has not only had to deal with the restructuring of its biggest airline, but also the loss of its second carrier, Bahrain Air, last year too.


Saudi Arabian airports forecast to break 70m passengers in 2013

Saudi Arabian airports forecast to break 70m passengers in 2013

Sidewall skiing (where cars drive on two wheels) is a growing trend in Saudi Arabia. Air travel is also growing in popularity too, with the country’s airports doubling in size since 2004. anna.aero investigates the biggest airlines and routes in this burgeoning market.

Canary Islands growth driving Spanish recovery this winter; Norwegian and Ryanair lead way with 30 new routes

Canary Islands growth driving Spanish recovery this winter; Norwegian and Ryanair lead way with 30 new routes

With the weather across Northern Europe currently pretty cold and wet, flying off to the Canary Islands for a few days of winter sun seems like an appealing prospect. Traffic in November was up by more than 10% at Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Tenerife Sur. We reveal which airlines have contributed to this growth with new services.

Kyrgyzstan’s capacity to Russia grows by 65% in 12 months

Kyrgyzstan’s capacity to Russia grows by 65% in 12 months

Kyrgyzstan’s ASKs have tripled in just 10 years as the country has become increasingly attractive for airline route development. anna.aero investigates how the two Kyrgyz airports have grown over time and how frequently served the Russian destinations are. 


Etihad Airways investment in Air Serbia helps traffic growth at Belgrade Airport

Etihad Airways investment in Air Serbia helps traffic growth at Belgrade Airport

A re-invigorated Air Serbia (formerly JAT Airways) will be at the vanguard of traffic development in its home market of Serbia thanks to its partnership with Etihad Airways. anna.aero investigates how the Serbian market has changed and what the future holds.

Canadian traffic to Bahamas grows, while US flights fall

Canadian traffic to Bahamas grows, while US flights fall

The capital of the Bahamas, Nassau, commands over 50% of all traffic that operates into the 700 islands, cays and islets that make-up this nation. Find out which North American country is boosting it traffic to the Caribbean paradise, while the other is cutting capacity.

Texas airports on track to handle over 150m passengers in 2013; over 40 new routes launched so far this year

Texas airports on track to handle over 150m passengers in 2013; over 40 new routes launched so far this year

With anna.aero being live in Texas next week at the IATA Slots Conference in Fort Worth we thought we would take a look at this US economic powerhouse state whose airports handle the same number of passengers as all of Italy and which are on track to pass 150 million passengers in 2013. Some 20 airports contribute to this effort, but we look at the six biggest in more detail, while also examining the busiest routes within Texas.


Vietnam: ASKs up 12% in October 2013; VietJetAir triples domestic capacity, but Vietnam Airlines remains the leader

Vietnam: ASKs up 12% in October 2013; VietJetAir triples domestic capacity, but Vietnam Airlines remains the leader

Increasingly appealing to international carriers, Vietnam has seen a number of significant launches this year, including those from Etihad Airways and Finnair. The country’s domestic market proves just as interesting, with VietJetAir gaining ever more ground on Vietnam Airlines.

Netherlands — growing faster than France, Italy, Germany and Spain; Eindhoven set to break 3m in 2013

Netherlands — growing faster than France, Italy, Germany and Spain; Eindhoven set to break 3m in 2013

Europe’s ninth largest country market in terms of weekly seats available, the Netherlands has grown its weekly seats by 4.5% in the last 12 months (including transavia.com’s new Amsterdam to Turin link started on 10 October), just behind the continent’s average of 4.8%, but ahead of four out of five of the FIGUS nations – the five largest country markets in Europe.

Ukraine International Airlines, Wizz Air Ukraine, UTair Ukraine help rise to challenge after AeroSvit's collapse

Ukraine International Airlines, Wizz Air Ukraine, UTair Ukraine help rise to challenge after AeroSvit’s collapse

When Ukraine saw its largest airline collapse, other carriers stepped up and more than replaced the lost capacity. We look to see how air traffic in the Ukraine has developed in recent years, and list the more than 50 new services which have launched from Kiev (and other cities) since the beginning of the year.