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 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’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 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 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 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 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 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
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.
Beirut Airport continues decade-long consistent growth; MEA #1 carrier, but only posts marginal annual capacity increase
Beirut Airport has delivered enviable growth over the past 10 years, with no blips in its inexorable traffic increases. Marc Watkins investigates the Lebanese capital city airport’s most-important carriers and city pairs.
London Southend bounces back with 25% growth in 2017; two new carriers announced; Dublin and Amsterdam are top destinations
London Southend has been rejuvenated under the stewardship of Stobart Group, and handled 1.09 million passengers last year, an impressive 25% increase on the figures of 2016. With the airport set to welcome two new carriers in 2018, Nick Preston looks at its recent network trends and upcoming route launches.
Lagos Airport set for growth in 2018 thanks to 7.4% rise in annual capacity; comes on the back of traffic falling below seven million
Lagos Airport is the leading gateway to Nigeria, with it handling over six million passengers in 2016 and 2017. However, Lagos looks set to see a resurgence this summer, having witnessed cuts for three consecutive years. Jonathan Ford informs on the recent history of one of Africa’s busiest airports.