Airport Analysis

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.

USA's top-50 unserved routes total 3.5 million passengers

USA’s top-50 unserved routes total 3.5 million passengers

With PDEW of 162, Raleigh Durham – San Diego is now the #1 unserved domestic route. These 50 had a median of 67,000 passengers and a median PDEW of 92.  


ACI's Air Service Data Seminar: what gets an airline interested?

ACI’s Air Service Data Seminar: what gets an airline interested?

Airports must know their airline audience; only drive home one or two key messages at events, and realise it’s about what underpins airline performance.

Southwest Florida International exceeds 12 million seats

Southwest Florida International exceeds 12 million seats

With 50 destinations and 8% YOY growth, Southwest Florida International saw 12.1 million seats in 2019.  United grew 25% in 2019.

Moscow airports up 28 million seats in last five years

Moscow airports up 28 million seats in last five years

Since 2009, seats at Moscow’s airports grew from 52 to 120 million. In the past five years, they’ve grown by 28 million. Sheremetyevo was mainly responsible.


Oman Aviation Group forms to attract tourism; connecting Asia with Africa

Oman Aviation Group forms to attract tourism; connecting Asia with Africa

Oman Airports discuss the group’s traffic development and opportunities, as the group aims to attract more inbound tourism and connect Asia with Africa.

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen to double passengers to 70m in 10 years

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen to double passengers to 70m in 10 years

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen expects 35.5m passengers in 2019 – a decade earlier than forecast. With a new runway and terminal coming, it expects 70m by 2030.

Shannon sees Paris and Barcelona routes in S20; Aer Lingus adds A321LRs

Shannon sees Paris and Barcelona routes in S20; Aer Lingus adds A321LRs

As Shannon Airport announces new connections to Paris and Barcelona, alongside two based A321LRs courtesy of Aer Lingus, we speak to Shannon’s Dan Irvine to learn more.


Denver adds 17 million seats since 2015; United contributes 9 million

Denver adds 17 million seats since 2015; United contributes 9 million

Denver has 95 million seats, up 17 million in 5 years – mainly from United’s expansion. United, Southwest and Frontier have 84% of Denver’s capacity.

Exclusive: Transavia France makes Montpellier its next base

Exclusive: Transavia France makes Montpellier its next base

Transavia France has just announced a base at Montpellier from spring 2020. It’ll operate 20 routes – anna.aero says a good mixture of tourism and VFR.

Salvador soars internationally, with 2018 its record year to date

Salvador soars internationally, with 2018 its record year to date

Brazil’s Salvador has a large population, top tourism and high-value industrial and economic strength. Yet many route opportunities remain.