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Spanish airports hit turbulence in second quarter of 2008; High-Speed Rail taking 30% of MAD-BCN market
It was a worrying second quarter for Spain’s airports as traffic fell in both April and June. Even Girona’s growth fell to below 20%! Year-to-date traffic growth is now under 3% not helped by the impact of high-speed rail services on Europe’s busiest air route.
Ryanair’s operations at Weeze (not too far from Dűsseldorf) have expanded quickly in the last year. We take a look at monthly load factors by route since the beginning of 2007. Which routes have performed best and which new route is struggling badly?
Skavsta and Billund only Nordic airports growing at least 10% in May and June;
Oslo gaining on Copenhagen
We take a look at how airport traffic has developed in the second quarter of 2008 at the major airports serving the Nordic countries. Whose airports were most affected by the re-timing of Easter and how is the battle among the ‘big-3′ shaping up?
It’s looking like a bad year for many of the UK’s airports with the likes of Glasgow, Newcastle and Stansted struggling to recall when they last reported growth. A struggling economy isn’t helping but some country markets are still booming while others have definitely hit the rocks.
While consolidation is still occurring among the country’s airlines, airport traffic has been up around 5% this year. Some airports are reporting impressive growth but a few previous stars have seen a downturn in demand. The fastest growing ‘major’ airport may also come as a surprise.
Brazil’s big two are growing domestic capacity faster than they are passengers, resulting in falling loads and profits. Next year Azul will be joining them with its ambitious Embraer-based plans. What’s happening in the international market? Are loads up or down?
Nine of France’s top 10 airports are growing in 2008 and the other one has a really good excuse. Why are Beauvais and Lyon leading the way? How are the two major Paris airports evolving? According to DGAC how is the domestic market developing? And which international regions are up and which down?
Thanks to its acquisition of GB Airways easyJet grew faster than Ryanair in June and had better load factors. Germanwings finally reported growth again while Air Berlin went the other way. Soon to be ‘married’ clickair and Vueling continue to deliver the lowest loads among reporting LCCs.
AEA member airlines report a 5% drop in domestic traffic in May while within Europe and on North Atlantic routes growth is below 5%. Alitalia’s capacity cutbacks appear to have hurt load factors as well, while KLM continues to be the master at filling its aircraft. Which five second-tier flag carriers saw traffic fall in May?
Boeing slightly outdelivered Airbus in June as between them they supplied 90 new aircraft to the world’s airlines. The usual suspects were busy collecting more keys but Air One and Kingfisher received important elements of their fleet development. Oh, and SIA got another A380.
We take a detailed look at reported traffic figures at the top 20 airports in the US. Who’s up and who’s down? Which airports are struggling to match their 2007 performance and what can we learn from April and May data?
Mexico’s domestic market was the world’s second fastest growing in 2007 (after India) but there are signs that growth is finally slowing. LCCs are continuing to gain market share at the expense of Aeromexico and Mexicana, but on which routes is traffic down in Q1 2008?