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AirAsia’s growth boosts Malaysia’s airports; Firefly gets 737s; still no US flights from Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia’s airports handled more than 50 million passengers in 2009 and continued to grow in 2010. Which new destinations have been added from Kuala Lumpur in 2010 and what’s new for 2011? Which country market has slipped two places in the rankings since 2008?
Big year for Estonia as it adopts Euro, Tallinn is European Capital of Culture 2011 and Ryanair opens 10 routes
So who knew that Estonia’s old currency was called the Kroon? How dominant is Estonian Air in Tallinn, how is its fleet growing and which other carriers are starting new routes in 2011? How many other airports does Estonia have?
Azerbaijan awaits new terminal for Baku airport; Azerbaijan Airlines serves 12 countries including France, Italy and UK
Hands up if you can name Azerbaijan’s four neighbours. No, well take a look at our profile of this CIS member. How extensive is the national carrier’s network, and which foreign carriers are present (including one LCC)?
Ecuador eagerly awaits new capital airport in Quito; TAME, AeroGal and LAN Ecuador lead in domestic market
The land of the Galapagos Islands attracts people from all over the world, but how competitive is its air travel market? Which are the leading international country markets and what is driving the decision to build a new airport to serve the capital?
Just how seasonal is passenger demand at Lapland’s six airports? How many passengers did they handle in 2009? And which are the leading country markets for visitors in winter? Which LCC will start serving one of them next year and which are the leading charter airlines?
Dublin opens Terminal 2 amid economic crisis; DAA pax down 13% in 2010; 40 Irish routes dropped in two years
It’s been a mixed week in Ireland. The country’s capital airport finally opened its new terminal while the country sought an EU bail out. But which routes have been lost from which airports in the last two years?
American Airlines and jetBlue battle for supremacy in the Dominican Republic; Punta Cana welcomes most new routes
Sharing a land mass with Haiti, the Dominican Republic is a popular destination for US holiday makers. Who are the leading carriers serving the market and how has the market changed since March?
Armenia gaining ever more links to western Europe thanks to Armavia; Aerosvit and flydubai new airlines for winter
Formerly part of the Soviet Union, Armenia (about the size of Belgium) is gradually growing its links to Western Europe thanks to flag carrier Armavia. Which destinations have been added in the last two years and what aircraft does it operate?
US international growth outstrips domestic; China and UK lead way with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic adding seats
The US domestic market is fairly sluggish at present but international demand is growing. Which are the leading country markets and which are the leading airlines serving international routes to and from the US? And what developments have there been in the last 12 months?
Alitalia has over half of domestic market but Ryanair is twice as big on international routes; easyJet #1 at Milan Malpensa
The ‘new’ Alitalia may be a major force on domestic routes but it has less than 15% of international seat capacity. Which airlines are strong at which airports and which are the leading country markets? How many international routes does Alitalia now operate?
Chile air traffic growing again after February earthquake; LAN accounts for 60% of international and domestic flights
Everyone knows about Santiago but how many other commercial airports does Chile have? How seasonal is demand at the country’s main airport and how big is the international market? Which are the leading country markets?
Syrian market growing rapidly; Syrianair operates 40 routes but foreign carriers have over 80% of international market
Air travel is booming in many parts of the Middle East, including Syria. Which are the leading country markets and which are the leading airlines serving the country? And where does private carrier Cham Wings fly to?