Airport Analysis

Indonesia's domestic seats rise 16% in March 2020 vs. 2019

Indonesia’s domestic seats rise 16% in March 2020 vs. 2019

Indonesia’s international seats fell 27% in March 2020 vs. 2019 as domestic seats grew 16.4%. And April is forecast to see even stronger growth. We see why.

Consultants' Corner: COVID-19 and the impact on US airlines

Consultants’ Corner: COVID-19 and the impact on US airlines

US aviation has been hard hit by COVID-19, with nearly 15 million seats lost in two months. Ailevon Pacific’s Sophie Wang looks at the virus on US airlines.

Fast-growing Tallinn's top-10 unserved markets

Fast-growing Tallinn’s top-10 unserved markets

We look at numbers behind Tallinn’s top-10 unserved markets, which Gothenburg leads. Three markets that were in the top-10 now to be served this year. 


Bangalore Airport up 16 million seats since 2015 as second runway opens

Bangalore Airport up 16 million seats since 2015 as second runway opens

We explore the drivers of Bangalore Airport’s growth as it continues to beat India’s average, with Munich, Seattle, and Tokyo coming this year.

Lima now fifth-largest in Latin America; LCCs have 14% and growing fast

Lima now fifth-largest in Latin America; LCCs have 14% and growing fast

Lima’s seats passed 30 million in 2019 from LATAM and LCC growth despite two airlines ending. Lima is now fifth in Latin America, from tenth in 2010.

Manila approaches 60 million seats as international service fuels growth

Manila approaches 60 million seats as international service fuels growth

The gap between Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines, with 62% of Manila’s seats, narrows to just 1.6 million seats. Seattle and Perth coming this year.


Marseille ended 2019 with record capacity from strong international growth

Marseille ended 2019 with record capacity from strong international growth

Marseille added dozens of new routes in 2019, including to two Moscow airports. Ryanair’s new base in 2019 has resulted in fast seat and route growth.

Katowice Airport to pass five million barrier as Wizz Air's dominance falls

Katowice Airport to pass five million barrier as Wizz Air’s dominance falls

Katowice’s traffic has grown by CAGR of 10% since 2015 and will pass five million this year. Charter passengers doubled and now account for two+ million.

Consultants' Corner: The impact of the Boeing 737 MAX grounding

Consultants’ Corner: The impact of the Boeing 737 MAX grounding

US airlines should now have 100+ MAXs flying. Volaire Aviation Consulting’s Jack Penning charts the impact of its grounding for airports and airlines.


Antalya seats up 11 million since 2015 as CONNECT comes to town

Antalya seats up 11 million since 2015 as CONNECT comes to town

Over 70% of Antalya’s seats are international, with Russia adding seven million since 2016. SunExpress now #1 at Antalya from big recent expansion.

Indianapolis gains more Spirit as Routes Americas 2020 approaches

Indianapolis gains more Spirit as Routes Americas 2020 approaches

The host of Routes Americas 2020, Indianapolis now has over 50 destinations, with Spirit Airlines the newest carrier to serve the airport. 

St Petersburg now offers 7th freedoms to 30 countries

St Petersburg now offers 7th freedoms to 30 countries

With 7th freedoms to 30 European countries, St Petersburg’s tourism will grow. Wizz has already announced four more routes, two in the “top unserved” list.