Airport Analysis

London Southend bounces back with 25% growth in 2017; two new carriers announced; Dublin and Amsterdam are top destinations

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 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. 

Eindhoven meets five million passenger milestone in 2017; Ryanair is largest carrier, Spain tops destination leaderboard

Eindhoven meets five million passenger milestone in 2017; Ryanair is largest carrier, Spain tops destination leaderboard

Eindhoven Airport handled 5.65 million passengers in 2017, 19% up on the previous year. If the recent rate of growth continues, the Dutch facility will pass the 6.0 million passenger mark in 2018. Nick Preston takes a look at Eindhoven’s recent network trends including its top airlines and routes.


Chennai being challenged as it is poised to break 20m passenger milestone; IndiGo is #1 carrier

Chennai being challenged as it is poised to break 20m passenger milestone; IndiGo is #1 carrier

Chennai is India’s fourth busiest facility, but since late 2017 the airport’s monthly passenger numbers have been usurped by a faster growing competitor. Marc Watkins reviews the airport’s recent traffic figures, its seasonality profile, as well as its biggest routes and carriers, including newcomer Vistara.

International airline growth picking up at Brisbane Airport; Malaysia Airlines set to return in June; airport traffic has doubled since 2000

International airline growth picking up at Brisbane Airport; Malaysia Airlines set to return in June; airport traffic has doubled since 2000

Passengers who travelled on international airlines from Brisbane grew by 5.1% in 2017, whereas traffic growth on domestic and regional airlines increased by just 1.0%. With the city set to be the backdrop of Routes Asia later this week, Jonathan Ford looks in more detail at the airport’s recent developments. 

Kagoshima Airport capacity returns to growth in 2017; All Nippon Airways is leading airline, Tokyo Haneda tops route table

Kagoshima Airport capacity returns to growth in 2017; All Nippon Airways is leading airline, Tokyo Haneda tops route table

There were nearly 4.2 million departing seats on offer from Kagoshima Airport in 2017, a 4.1% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston looks into air service developments at the Japanese airport over the past 10 years and identifies the facility’s leading airlines, routes and country markets. 


Doha Airport on recovery path from ongoing operational restrictions; Qatar #1 carrier, IndiGo leaps from nowhere to second biggest airline

Doha Airport on recovery path from ongoing operational restrictions; Qatar #1 carrier, IndiGo leaps from nowhere to second biggest airline

Doha Airport’s recent growth trajectory has faltered as a result of flying restrictions imposed by its Middle Eastern neighbours. However, its not all bad news, as other carriers, like India’s LCC IndiGo, have rushed in to fill the capacity void left by others – Marc Watkins gets all cuddly with the data.

Wellington boost; passenger numbers pass 6.0 million barrier in 2017, domestic destinations dominate

Wellington boost; passenger numbers pass 6.0 million barrier in 2017, domestic destinations dominate

Wellington Airport has seen a steady increase in traffic in recent years. In 2017 it handled 6.1 million passengers, a 2.6% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston explores air service developments from the facility serving New Zealand’s capital, including its leading airlines, routes and country markets.

Alicante smashes 13m passenger milestone; Ryanair is #1 carrier

Alicante smashes 13m passenger milestone; Ryanair is #1 carrier

Alicante is Spain’s fifth largest airport, but there are times of the year when it drops down to seventh busiest, falling behind Gran Canaria and Tenerife South. Marc Watkins takes a peek at the airport’s recent passenger figures, its traffic profile, as well as its biggest carriers and routes.


Toronto City – Canada's biggest city's secretive downtown airport; Porter Airlines dominates

Toronto City – Canada’s biggest city’s secretive downtown airport; Porter Airlines dominates

Like many of the world’s biggest mega-conurbations, Toronto has a downtown and perhaps less well-known airport, called City (also known as Billy Bishop Airport). Marc Watkins takes a look at the operationally-restricted airport’s traffic split between its two incumbent airlines, as well as its biggest airport pairs.

Exeter Airport bounces back above 900,000 annual passengers with traffic climbing 7.2% in 2017, the fifth consecutive year of growth

Exeter Airport bounces back above 900,000 annual passengers with traffic climbing 7.2% in 2017, the fifth consecutive year of growth

Exeter Airport greeted over 900,000 passengers last year, the first time that the facility has achieved this feat since 2008. anna.aero’s Jonathan Ford met with Rob Johnson, Aviation Development Manager at Regional & City Airports in Exeter to find out more about the airport’s recent developments.

Cape Town Airport experiences strong growth since 2014; increase in international seats outpaces domestic demand

Cape Town Airport experiences strong growth since 2014; increase in international seats outpaces domestic demand

Cape Town Airport handled 10.7 million passengers in 2017, representing a 6.1% increase compared to 2016 and a significant 24% rise since 2014. Nick Preston takes a look at the factors driving this growth and identifies the airport’s main network trends over the past 10 years, including its largest airline operators, and top domestic and international links.