Country Feature

Nigeria's changing aviation landscape; Arik Air now dominates as FirstNation becomes latest start-up

Nigeria’s changing aviation landscape; Arik Air now dominates as FirstNation becomes latest start-up

Nigeria and the UK have recently had a bit of a spat about flights between the two countries, with Nigeria wanting to fine BA and Virgin for alleged price fixing. But how has Nigeria’s air transport market developed in the last three years? How quickly has traffic grown and which new airlines are making their mark?

New Zealand celebrates Rugby World Cup success; tourism boosted by seven week event

New Zealand celebrates Rugby World Cup success; tourism boosted by seven week event

Eight months after the tragic earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand is celebrating the Rugby World Cup victory on home soil by the All Blacks. But which countries have been most responsible for boosting inbound tourism? How have the country’s three main airports developed in recent years and which ‘new’ airport welcomed its first Air New Zealand flights in a while this week?

US international growth (+3.5) outperforms domestic growth (+2.1%) so far in 2011; Korean Air ups capacity 26%

US international growth (+3.5) outperforms domestic growth (+2.1%) so far in 2011; Korean Air ups capacity 26%

The US international market is growing faster than the domestic market, but which are the leading country markets and how much have they grown during the last year? Which are the leading airlines in this market and how many have cut international capacity compared with last year?


Gulf Air expanding Bahrain network to Entebbe, Juba and Rome; flydubai and United newest airlines at airport

Gulf Air expanding Bahrain network to Entebbe, Juba and Rome; flydubai and United newest airlines at airport

What impact have the domestic problems in Bahrain had on the demand for air travel at the country’s airport in 2011? How seasonal is demand through the airport? How are the two national carriers continuing to develop their networks? And which other notable carriers serve the airport?

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?