Airport Analysis

Münster/Osnabrück Airport enjoyed 23% traffic growth in 2017; Munich is biggest route; three more services to launch this winter

Münster/Osnabrück Airport enjoyed 23% traffic growth in 2017; Munich is biggest route; three more services to launch this winter

Münster/Osnabrück Airport welcomed 963,000 passengers in 2017, representing its largest traffic throughput since 2012 and an impressive 23% increase versus 2016. Nick Preston takes a closer look at the airport’s recent traffic trends and identifies its leading airlines, routes and country markets.

Booming Bengaluru sees traffic treble in just 10 years; domestic links lead the way; IndiGo biggest carrier

Booming Bengaluru sees traffic treble in just 10 years; domestic links lead the way; IndiGo biggest carrier

Bengaluru Airport played host to 26.91 million passengers in FY17/18, which is 17.6% more than in the previous 12-month period. It has now enjoyed consecutive increases in traffic over the past five financial years. Nick Preston looks at the airport’s network developments, including its leading routes and airlines.

Phuket Airport traffic grows 195% in 10 years; LCCs account for 44% of passengers; VietJetAir among many carriers launching flights in 2018

Phuket Airport traffic grows 195% in 10 years; LCCs account for 44% of passengers; VietJetAir among many carriers launching flights in 2018

Situated in Southern Thailand, Phuket Airport handled just shy of 16.85 million passengers in 2017, up from 5.70 million in 2008. One of Asia’s leading leisure hot-spots, Jonathan Ford investigates the growth that has taken place in recent years, highlighting the airport’s leading carriers plus its top connections.


Canberra Airport comeback continues; traffic up 5.0% during first half of 2018, 10 direct routes served this summer

Canberra Airport comeback continues; traffic up 5.0% during first half of 2018, 10 direct routes served this summer

Canberra Airport welcomed 3.11 million passengers through its terminal in 2017, a 6.7% increase on the previous year. With traffic up 5.0% during the first half of 2018, its annual growth looks set to continue. Nick Preston examines the Australian airport’s network trends, including its leading airlines and routes.

Kolkata traffic leaps by 26% during FY17/18; LCCs are driving growth, Bangladesh is leading international market in S18

Kolkata traffic leaps by 26% during FY17/18; LCCs are driving growth, Bangladesh is leading international market in S18

Kolkata Airport handled 19.89 million passengers during the financial year FY17/18, 26% more than in the previous 12 months. Its average year-on-year traffic growth over the past two financial years is 25%. Nick Preston examines key traffic trends at this rapidly rising Indian airport, including its top airlines and routes.

Paris traffic climbed 2.8% during H1 2018; 19.56 million more passengers than in 2009; Norwegian becoming a major player

Paris traffic climbed 2.8% during H1 2018; 19.56 million more passengers than in 2009; Norwegian becoming a major player

Paris is served by Beauvais, CDG and Orly airports, with the three processing 105.16 million passengers in 2017, up 23% versus 2009. Jonathan Ford highlights which airports are reporting the biggest net gain in passengers, the top destinations, plus the growth patterns of the French capital’s leading airlines.


Guangzhou Airport saw 10% boost in traffic in 2017; 74 airlines serving in S18, Thailand is top international market

Guangzhou Airport saw 10% boost in traffic in 2017; 74 airlines serving in S18, Thailand is top international market

Guangzhou Airport welcomed 65.81 million passengers in 2017, a 10% increase on the previous year. Traffic at the Chinese hub has nearly doubled over the past 10 years. Nick Preston examines recent network trends at this year’s World Routes host airport, including its leading airlines and routes. 

Luxembourg sees 19% leap in passengers in 2017; 72 destinations served in S18, Porto is busiest route

Luxembourg sees 19% leap in passengers in 2017; 72 destinations served in S18, Porto is busiest route

Luxembourg Airport handled 3.58 million passengers in 2017, a 19% increase on the previous year. It has seen its traffic double since 2011. Nick Preston examines Luxembourg’s key network trends over the past 10 years, including the leading airlines, routes and country markets.

London's airports handle 44 million more passengers than in 2010; four of the top five airlines don't serve Heathrow

London’s airports handle 44 million more passengers than in 2010; four of the top five airlines don’t serve Heathrow

London’s Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, City and Southend airports hosted over 171.06 million passengers last year, up from 127.17 million in 2010. Jonathan Ford highlights which airports are reporting the biggest net gain in passengers, the top destinations, plus the growth patterns of its leading airlines.


Ontario Airport traffic jumped 10% in Q1 2018; China Airlines and JetBlue Airways new for this year; five new destinations in S18

Ontario Airport traffic jumped 10% in Q1 2018; China Airlines and JetBlue Airways new for this year; five new destinations in S18

Ontario Airport in California hosted 4.55 million passengers in 2017, up 7.1% versus 2016. With growth continuing to accelerate, Jonathan Ford looks at the recent developments from the LA airport, including new routes, which airlines are growing the most, plus how China Airlines’ new service is performing.

Stuttgart Airport close to 11 million passengers in 2017; Eurowings dominates departure board, Berlin is leading destination

Stuttgart Airport close to 11 million passengers in 2017; Eurowings dominates departure board, Berlin is leading destination

Stuttgart Airport welcomed 10.98 million passengers in 2017, representing a 3.1% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston examines traffic and capacity trends at the German airport over the past 10 years, including its leading airlines, routes and country markets. 

Entebbe traffic hit 1.53 million passengers in 2017, up 8.1% versus 2016; Jambojet newest airline while Heathrow is leading unserved route

Entebbe traffic hit 1.53 million passengers in 2017, up 8.1% versus 2016; Jambojet newest airline while Heathrow is leading unserved route

Serving as the main gateway to Uganda, Entebbe Airport has witnessed a 310% increase in annual traffic between 2000 and last year. Jonathan Ford looks at how traffic has developed from the Ugandan gateway in recent years, which airlines are seeing potential, and highlights the top unserved markets.