Airport Analysis

Barbados Airport records fifth year of consecutive growth in 2018, however still behind pre-2007 traffic levels; Copa Airlines latest carrier

Barbados Airport records fifth year of consecutive growth in 2018, however still behind pre-2007 traffic levels; Copa Airlines latest carrier

Barbados Airport processed 2.19 million passengers in 2018, up 1.0% on 2017’s figures, and a healthy 19% more than levels seen in 2013. However, the airport is still handling 7.0% less passengers than it did before the 2007 financial crash. Jonathan Ford looks at the airport’s history to see why its growth is limited.

Belfast City gives anna.aero exclusive tour of £15 million terminal investment and highlights business opportunities for the future

Belfast City gives anna.aero exclusive tour of £15 million terminal investment and highlights business opportunities for the future

Belfast City recently invited anna.aero to look around its newest developments, including the expansion of its departure lounge and fire service equipment. While there, anna.aero’s Aviation Development Editor, Jonathan Ford, also caught up with the airport’s Commercial Director, Katy Best.  

Hobart Airport handling 42% more passengers per annum versus 2010; Perth most recent new route, with data showing need for Canberra

Hobart Airport handling 42% more passengers per annum versus 2010; Perth most recent new route, with data showing need for Canberra

Hobart is the top gateway to the island of Tasmania, situated to the southern part of Australia. With the airport handling 2.68 million passengers in 2018, Hobart has tripled in size since the turn of the century. Jonathan Ford looks at the airport’s recent developments including recent new routes and opportunities.


Edmonton Airport set to record 7.8 million terminal passengers for 2018; ULCCs Flair Airlines and Swoop drive second consecutive year of growth

Edmonton Airport set to record 7.8 million terminal passengers for 2018; ULCCs Flair Airlines and Swoop drive second consecutive year of growth

Edmonton Airport handled 7.38 million terminal passengers in 2017, returning to growth after two years of declining traffic. Figures for 2018 suggest that it was on target to exceed 7.80 million passengers by the end of December. Nick Preston takes a closer look at the Albertan airport’s network developments.

Fukuoka Airport's international traffic triples during past decade; 23.98 million passengers in 2017; AirAsia X and Thai Lion Air to serve in 2019

Fukuoka Airport’s international traffic triples during past decade; 23.98 million passengers in 2017; AirAsia X and Thai Lion Air to serve in 2019

Fukuoka is the fourth largest airport in Japan after Tokyo’s Haneda and Narita, plus Osaka Kansai. Situated on Japan’s Kyushu Island, the city is home to a metro population of 5.6 million people. Jonathan Ford looks at the airport’s development since 2008, focusing on its international expansion.

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.