Articles Tagged ‘Ireland’

Ireland sees strong capacity growth over past three years, led by international expansion; Ryanair remains top carrier

Ireland sees strong capacity growth over past three years, led by international expansion; Ryanair remains top carrier

The number of seats available on services to, from and within the Ireland increased by 5.0% from 2016 to 2017. anna.aero has been digging out the top trends in the country’s domestic and international links over the past 10 years, including the biggest airline and destination market movers.

Iceland tops ranking for European countries dominated by local carriers; Lithuania and Slovakia among others with no home carriers

Iceland tops ranking for European countries dominated by local carriers; Lithuania and Slovakia among others with no home carriers

Ryanair has over 80 bases, easyJet and Wizz Air over 20 each and most are outside of where they are headquartered. We reveal which European countries are still dominated by their home-based airlines and which are now dominated by foreign carriers.

Airports in Croatia, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Spain reporting excellent growth so far in 2016

Airports in Croatia, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Spain reporting excellent growth so far in 2016

We analyse the growth trends across 20 European country markets to reveal the winners and losers so far in 2016. Can you guess the five country markets which are seeing traffic declines in the first half of this year?


Aer Lingus adds three new routes from Cork this summer; Düsseldorf, Leeds Bradford and Southampton raise network to 21 destinations

Aer Lingus adds three new routes from Cork this summer; Düsseldorf, Leeds Bradford and Southampton raise network to 21 destinations

Aer Lingus is the biggest airline at Ireland’s second busiest airport. We look at how the airline’s network has fluctuated since 2006, which are currently its busiest routes by ASKs and on which routes Ryanair competes head-to-head.

Ryanair leads the way between the UK and Ireland; London – Dublin city pair analysed

Ryanair leads the way between the UK and Ireland; London – Dublin city pair analysed

Since 2011, seven carriers have left the UK – Ireland market, however what has not changed during the past few years is Ryanair’s overall control of the country pair. anna.aero takes a look to see how one of the most dynamic markets in Europe has developed in recent years, including the continent’s number one city pair, […]

Norway traffic down 0.5 million; Oslo Gardermoen commands 47% of passengers as Ryanair is granted slots at country’s biggest airport

Norway traffic down 0.5 million; Oslo Gardermoen commands 47% of passengers as Ryanair is granted slots at country’s biggest airport

It was recently revealed by various sources that Ryanair had been granted four daily slots at Oslo Gardermoen for a thrice-daily service to London Stansted and a daily operation to Vilnius. Norway’s largest airport recorded a rise in traffic over the past 12 months of 1.6%, one of only a few airports in the nation to report […]


Airport traffic across Europe growing solidly in 2015; Ireland and Greece lead way with Nordic countries and Russia facing challenges

Airport traffic across Europe growing solidly in 2015; Ireland and Greece lead way with Nordic countries and Russia facing challenges

We’ve collected airport traffic data for 20 European countries and plotted the growth over the last 18/30 months. We reveal the winners and losers and illustrate the impact of the re-timing of Easter.

Ryanair biggest airline in Hungary, Lithuania, Spain and Slovakia; close second in Belgium, Ireland and Italy

Ryanair biggest airline in Hungary, Lithuania, Spain and Slovakia; close second in Belgium, Ireland and Italy

Arguably Europe’s most European airlines with aircraft and crews based in 12 different countries, Ryanair is also the leading airline in several unexpected markets. In which country markets is it #1 and what share of the total market does it have? In which EU country does it have more than 50% of the market?

Ryanair only responsible for half Ireland's 23% reduction in passenger numbers since 2008

Ryanair only responsible for half Ireland’s 23% reduction in passenger numbers since 2008

We all know about Ryanair’s high-profile decision to reduce the number of aircraft it has based in Dublin in recent years, but which other carriers have cut capacity (or disappeared) since 2008? How does Ireland’s annual air passenger development since 1999 compare with Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK? What’s happened to the Irish domestic […]


August data suggests European airports face difficult 2011 H2; German and UK airport traffic up less than 1%

August data suggests European airports face difficult 2011 H2; German and UK airport traffic up less than 1%

With lots of airport traffic data now available for August what trends can be seen developing this year across Europe’s biggest markets? Which country market unexpectedly lost passengers in August? And which Nordic country reported double-digit growth?

Knock gets weekly Düsseldorf service next summer; Ireland - Germany market trebled between 2002 and 2008

Knock gets weekly Düsseldorf service next summer; Ireland – Germany market trebled between 2002 and 2008

Ireland West Airport Knock this week announced its first route to/from Germany. How often will the service operate and for how much of next summer? How big is the market between Ireland and Germany and how has it developed since 2002? Which airlines offer the most peak season capacity, and how has it changed since […]

The ‘opposite’ is true – Irish inbound traffic is declining! Letter from Michael Cawley COO & Deputy CEO, Ryanair

The ‘opposite’ is true – Irish inbound traffic is declining! Letter from Michael Cawley COO & Deputy CEO, Ryanair

Michael Cawley, COO & Deputy CEO, Ryanair, writes a fulsome critique of  our analysis “Ryanair vs. Irish Government” in which he tells us that Ryanair’s own figures suggest the complete opposite to the Irish Central Statistics Office trends: that in fact inbound traffic is declining, that Air Passenger Duty is very bad, and that Ryanair […]