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Ryanair serves 19 destinations from Slovakia; ice-hockey world championships will boost traffic in April and May

Ryanair serves 19 destinations from Slovakia; ice-hockey world championships will boost traffic in April and May

Slovakia is still recovering from the demise of its de facto flag carrier SkyEurope in 2009. But which destinations has Ryanair added during the last year and which countries does it now serve? Which other airlines are present and which route is likely to benefit most from the forthcoming ice-hockey world championships?

Dutch airports recover as departure tax is abolished; traffic up 4.7% in 2010; Eindhoven and Maastricht up over 20%

Dutch airports recover as departure tax is abolished; traffic up 4.7% in 2010; Eindhoven and Maastricht up over 20%

While neighbours Germany have introduced an air travel tax in 2011, the Dutch abolished theirs back in 2009 and reaped the benefits in 2010. This year could be even better. Which are the leading country markets from the Netherlands and what share do KLM and its partners have of the Dutch market?

Tunisian tourism looking to recover quickly; new Enfidha airport expecting many new summer services

Tunisian tourism looking to recover quickly; new Enfidha airport expecting many new summer services

At least one German tour operator resumed holiday flights to Tunisia this week which is good news for the country’s critical tourism industry. But how has traffic developed in recent years and by how much did the UK market grow in 2010? Which new routes were started in 2010, and what’s happening at Enfidha?


Canary Islands traffic up 4.4% in 2010; Ryanair now basing aircraft there and leading foreign carrier at three airports

Canary Islands traffic up 4.4% in 2010; Ryanair now basing aircraft there and leading foreign carrier at three airports

The Canary Islands used to be considered ‘off-limits’ to LCCs due to the longer sector lengths involved, but in just three years Ryanair has emerged as the #1 airline at one of the airports. Which one? How many routes are being started this winter and in the coming summer season?

LOT, Ryanair and Wizz Air still vying for #1 on international routes from Poland; Warsaw to get second airport in 2012

LOT, Ryanair and Wizz Air still vying for #1 on international routes from Poland; Warsaw to get second airport in 2012

After explosive post EU-accession growth the Polish market is maturing. How are the major airports developing and which country markets are growing (and shrinking). Which LCCs have cut services and just how dominant is LOT in the domestic market?

Peru's traffic grows as Lima doubles in six years; TACA Peru expands to take on dominant LAN

Peru’s traffic grows as Lima doubles in six years; TACA Peru expands to take on dominant LAN

Big celebrations just took place at Lima Airport, but how has traffic developed under Fraport’s influence? Which markets dominate Peruvian traffic? And which European airline is resuming services to Lima later this year?


Launch of Senegal Airlines leads to diplomatic incident with Belgium; Emirates service to Dubai began in September

Launch of Senegal Airlines leads to diplomatic incident with Belgium; Emirates service to Dubai began in September

How often do ambassadors get recalled because of airline route network issues? Well the launch of new carrier Senegal Airlines has caused Belgium to do just that from Senegal. Which American and European destinations are served from the West African state and what role is Fraport playing there?

AirAsia's growth boosts Malaysia's airports; Firefly gets 737s; still no US flights from Kuala Lumpur

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

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

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

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?

Lapland's six airports gearing up for peak travel season

Lapland’s six airports gearing up for peak travel season

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?