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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?


UK overtakes Mexico to become second biggest country market for US travellers this summer after Canada

UK overtakes Mexico to become second biggest country market for US travellers this summer after Canada

International capacity from US airports is up around 1% this June versus last year. But which country markets are growing fastest? Which US airports offer the most international services and which have been growing fastest in the last year?

Meridiana fly still bigger than Ryanair in Sardinia; airberlin starting three new routes in May

Meridiana fly still bigger than Ryanair in Sardinia; airberlin starting three new routes in May

Sardinia is served by three main airports; Alghero, Cagliari and Olbia. How has traffic developed in the last 15 years and which are the leading carriers at each airport? Which legacy carriers and LCCs serve the island and which new routes are starting in 2011?

Morocco sees airport traffic double in just six years; Royal Air Maroc still #1, Ryanair & easyJet now second and third

Morocco sees airport traffic double in just six years; Royal Air Maroc still #1, Ryanair & easyJet now second and third

Morocco’s ‘open-skies’ deal with the EU has been a resounding success but which airports are benefiting most from liberalisation? Which are the leading airlines in the market? The UK market grew by 38% last year but which new UK routes have started so far in 2011? And which other new routes have launched this year?