Airport Analysis

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.

Toulouse Airport welcomed 9.26 million passengers in 2017; easyJet is the top carrier this summer, while Paris is the leading destination

Toulouse Airport welcomed 9.26 million passengers in 2017; easyJet is the top carrier this summer, while Paris is the leading destination

Toulouse welcomed 9.26 million passengers through its terminal in 2017, a 15% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston examines the recent traffic and capacity trends at an airport which is at the heart of France’s aerospace industry, including its leading airlines, routes and country markets.

Southampton Airport passes two million passenger threshold in 2017, Flybe is dominant carrier, Jersey top destination in peak S18

Southampton Airport passes two million passenger threshold in 2017, Flybe is dominant carrier, Jersey top destination in peak S18

Southampton welcomed a record high of 2.07 million passengers through its terminal in 2017, 6.3% up on the previous year. Nick Preston takes a look at the UK South Coast airport’s traffic trends and identifies its leading airlines, destinations and country markets.


Durban sees 24% passenger traffic increase in three years; set to launch first direct European service in autumn

Durban sees 24% passenger traffic increase in three years; set to launch first direct European service in autumn

Previously overshadowed by Cape Town and Johannesburg – despite serving South Africa’s second largest city – Durban has seen a rapid increase in passenger numbers since 2014. James Davis investigates the underlying seasonality trends and developments behind the airport’s recent growth, and analyses the top airlines and routes serving this coastal city. 

Budapest Airport traffic up 15% during H1 2018; on course for 15 million passengers this year; data shows it's time for more long-haul

Budapest Airport traffic up 15% during H1 2018; on course for 15 million passengers this year; data shows it’s time for more long-haul

Budapest Airport has encountered phenomenal growth in recent years, with annual traffic growing 54% between 2013 and 2017. Jonathan Ford investigates the developments of the Hungarian capital airport in recent years, which new carriers have joined the airport’s roll call, and where the airport ranks in Europe.

Dhaka Airport reaps the benefits of thriving South Asian market as Chittagong tops route table

Dhaka Airport reaps the benefits of thriving South Asian market as Chittagong tops route table

Dhaka’s regional market goes from strength to strength with 48% year-on-year growth to Bangkok, while capacity to domestic leader Chittagong increases to 817,957 seats. James Davis examines the airlines and routes driving this impressive expansion, whilst reviewing external socio-economic trends which will determine the future for this up-and-coming hub.


Hurghada traffic up 65% during Q1 2018, however market still down on 2015; 59% of international travellers flying on charter services

Hurghada traffic up 65% during Q1 2018, however market still down on 2015; 59% of international travellers flying on charter services

Hurghada is one of the leading airports in Egypt, particularly given its location close to the popular resorts that adorn the Red Sea coast. A market which has suffered in recent years, Jonathan Ford investigates the resurgence of the airport, and which markets are bouncing back the quickest.

Montego Bay traffic climbs 30% between 2010 and 2017; traffic for first five months of 2018 up 6.5%; Southwest Airlines expanding fast

Montego Bay traffic climbs 30% between 2010 and 2017; traffic for first five months of 2018 up 6.5%; Southwest Airlines expanding fast

Montego Bay is the largest of the two international airports in Jamaica, handling 4.28 million passengers in 2017, up by one million when compared to 2010. Jonathan Ford investigates the recent spike in traffic from the airport to see which airlines and airports are advancing at a greater rate than others.

Thiruvananthapuram Airport expects modest growth in 2018; IndiGo maintains #1 carrier status

Thiruvananthapuram Airport expects modest growth in 2018; IndiGo maintains #1 carrier status

Thiruvananthapuram Airport has slipped down the Indian airport rankings, as other facilities have grown quicker than the South India gateway. Marc Watkins investigates the airport’s traffic profile and seasonality, as well as its biggest carriers and country markets.


Malta passes six million passenger landmark in 2017; national carrier leads the way this summer, Italy and UK are largest markets

Malta passes six million passenger landmark in 2017; national carrier leads the way this summer, Italy and UK are largest markets

Malta Airport welcomed six million passengers in 2017, 17.5% up on the previous year. Nick Preston examines its recent traffic trends, including the leading airlines, destinations and country markets, while the airport’s CEO and Head of Traffic Development discuss recent route developments and the future focus.

Tijuana closes in on eight million passengers; Volaris still leading carrier and capital connection is route king

Tijuana closes in on eight million passengers; Volaris still leading carrier and capital connection is route king

Tijuana is Mexico’s fifth busiest facility, yet it manages to offer services to not one but two Chinese destinations. Marc Watkins reviews the airport’s recent traffic figures, its seasonality profile, as well as its biggest routes and carriers, including newcomer Hainan Airlines.

Bali boost as Denpasar doubles capacity since 2010; Garuda Indonesia is leading airline, Jakarta tops route table

Bali boost as Denpasar doubles capacity since 2010; Garuda Indonesia is leading airline, Jakarta tops route table

There were 29.18 million two-way seats available on flights serving Denpasar Airport in Bali in 2017, an impressive 18.2% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston examines Denpasar’s network developments over the past 10 years including its leading airlines, routes and country markets.