Country Feature

Avianca and Bogotá boss Colombia market; LCC VivaColombia increasing capacity at break-neck speed

Avianca and Bogotá boss Colombia market; LCC VivaColombia increasing capacity at break-neck speed

Famous for coffee, oil, emeralds and for being the home of pop-star Shakira, Colombia is also a South American aviation hot-spot – having seen its top 12 routes grow by over 20% in the last year. anna.aero takes a look at this fast-growing, dynamic market.

Cameroon market increases capacity by 50% in 12 months; new services from #1 carrier Camair-Co drives growth

Cameroon market increases capacity by 50% in 12 months; new services from #1 carrier Camair-Co drives growth

Three new carriers — Karinou Airlines, Turkish Airlines and RwandAir — have broken onto the leaderboard of top airlines operating in Cameroon in the last year – all no doubt receiving the traditional warm welcome from the people of this Central African country. anna.aero takes a look at this burgeoning market.

Airport Exchange follows World Cup to Doha as Qatar Airways drives Doha Airport past 20 million

Airport Exchange follows World Cup to Doha as Qatar Airways drives Doha Airport past 20 million

With a route network almost as diverse as that of Emirates, Qatar Airways’ home airport in Doha handled just over 21 million passengers last year. We examine the airline’s typical daily schedule in more detail, reveal which routes have been added in recent years, and which other airlines operate to Qatar.


Aerolineas Argentinas growing by 30%; new domestic routes spearhead this year’s surge

Aerolineas Argentinas growing by 30%; new domestic routes spearhead this year’s surge

Messi scored a hat-trick the last time Argentina and Brazil met on the football pitch, with the Albicelestes winning 4-3. With a GDP growing faster than its bigger neighbour, and a resurgent Aerolíneas Argentinas growing 30% year-on-year, the country’s airports and airlines are matching the performance of the national football team.

Seat capacity in Malaysia +14.3% in 2013; AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines compete for #1 position

Seat capacity in Malaysia +14.3% in 2013; AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines compete for #1 position

The AirAsia Group might be facing mixed fortunes in other markets, but in Malaysia it has grown to represent a major threat to the country’s national carrier Malaysia Airlines. But as the two carriers compete for market dominance, other players loom on the horizon, including the Lion Air-backed Malindo Air.

Puerto Rico regains Bogotá with Avianca after 12 year-gap; traffic up so far in 2013

Puerto Rico regains Bogotá with Avianca after 12 year-gap; traffic up so far in 2013

Although born in New York, Jennifer Lopez’s parents are from Puerto Rico. With nearly 160 weekly flights between Newark and JFK and the Caribbean island, anna.aero investigates which other routes you could possibly bump into a global mega-star on.


Algeria becomes increasingly attractive for foreign visitors; new services from Alitalia, Emirates and Vueling

Algeria becomes increasingly attractive for foreign visitors; new services from Alitalia, Emirates and Vueling

While Algiers remains Algeria’s main point of entry, other airports have become more and more appealing to foreign carriers. As capacity grows 56% this August, anna.aero examines the country’s market.

Croatia joins EU; its airports still growing faster than most other member states

Croatia joins EU; its airports still growing faster than most other member states

The EU’s latest recruit is Croatia, becoming the 28th member on 1 July after nearly a 10-year wait. Despite five years of recession and over one in five being unemployed in the country, there is still optimism for growth across the country’s main airports. anna.aero delves deep into the reasons for this increased demand.

Swedish airports still growing as Norwegian's long-haul flights from Stockholm Arlanda to JFK and Bangkok begin

Swedish airports still growing as Norwegian’s long-haul flights from Stockholm Arlanda to JFK and Bangkok begin

Swedish airport traffic grew by 2% last year to almost 38 million passengers. We show how traffic has developed since 1996, and which are the largest carriers at Swedish airports. Norwegian, Ryanair and even Wizz Air all have a significant presence, but not easyJet. We look at what long-haul services are currently available from Stockholm. Emirates is coming soon.


Myanmar: International capacity up 50%; new regional points include Hong Kong, Seoul Incheon and Tokyo Narita

Myanmar: International capacity up 50%; new regional points include Hong Kong, Seoul Incheon and Tokyo Narita

As the political climate improves for the country, Myanmar’s aviation market is one of the biggest beneficiaries of the on-going change with overall capacity growing in excess of 30% in the last 12 months.

Denmark’s double celebration in 2014 – Eurovision hosts and airports to break 30m

Denmark’s double celebration in 2014 – Eurovision hosts and airports to break 30m

Denmark will be hosting Eurovision 2014 after Emmelie de Forest won the 2013 contest in Malmö at the weekend. The influx of foreign visitors expected for the 39-country, Europe-wide song contest may well be the additional traffic boost that sees Denmark’s airports top 30 million annual passengers for the first time next year.

China’s biggest country markets S13 versus S12; more services from non-core airports

China’s biggest country markets S13 versus S12; more services from non-core airports

As Geneva joins the growing group of cities connected to China with direct services this week, anna.aero examines how the Middle Kingdom’s international route network has changed since last summer.