Airport Analysis

Copa or gold? Panama's hub of the Americas

Copa or gold? Panama’s hub of the Americas

Copa Airlines operates its hub of the Americas in Panama. Within a seven-hour radius lies all key areas of North and South America. What are the numbers behind Copa’s five key traffic flows? How many waves does it have a day and when?  And crucially, will it continue to remain steadfast to its core?

Hamad International Airport: set to be the Middle East's new top hub?

Hamad International Airport: set to be the Middle East’s new top hub?

Situated in the heart of the Middle East, the State of Qatar is home to one of the fastest-growing aviation hubs – Hamad International Airport. Based in the capital of Doha, both Hamad and Qatar Airways have been instrumental in the state’s overall economic development through its global aviation presence. anna.aero investigates the island nation’s rise as a global aviation contender against other well-established airport players in the Middle East region.

Skopje traffic doubles in five years; LCCs dominate capacity

Skopje traffic doubles in five years; LCCs dominate capacity

Skopje International Airport has seen strong growth from both low cost airlines and international flag carriers like Qatar Airways. anna.aero analyses the recent developments taking place at the airport, which continues to make headlines as a rising European aviation powerhouse.


Nashville Airport records eighth year of consecutive growth in 2018, reaching just under 16 million last year; Southwest continues to dominate market share

Nashville Airport records eighth year of consecutive growth in 2018, reaching just under 16 million last year; Southwest continues to dominate market share

Nashville Airport reached a milestone in 2018 with nearly 16 million passengers, a rise of 80% over 10 years. As ACI North America’s JumpStart Air Service Development Conference takes place in Nashville 3-5 June – where anna.aero is Official Media Sponsor – we thought it is an ideal time to take a closer look at Music City’s airport.

Wroclaw traffic jumps 17% in 2018 to over three million; welcomes 14% rise in passengers during Q1 2019; ULCCs dominate capacity

Wroclaw traffic jumps 17% in 2018 to over three million; welcomes 14% rise in passengers during Q1 2019; ULCCs dominate capacity

Wroclaw Airport handled 3.35 million passengers in 2018, a rise of 145% versus the levels encountered 10 years ago. anna.aero’s Assistant Editor Mohammad Bhimani looks at the airport’s recent traffic developments and new routes which have contributed to its successful growth over the last decade.

Glasgow Airport – a gateway serving the beating heart of Scotland

Glasgow Airport – a gateway serving the beating heart of Scotland

anna.aero’s Aviation Development Editor Jonathan Ford recently travelled to Glasgow to meet the airport’s Steven Marshall, Head of Airline Marketing & Development, Aberdeen, Glasgow (long-haul) & Southampton airports, and Paul White, Head of Aviation, to discuss its ever-growing traffic numbers, network developments and first A380 operations.


Salvador Bahia – where South America awakes and European demand booms – an anna.aero special report from Brazil

Salvador Bahia – where South America awakes and European demand booms – an anna.aero special report from Brazil

anna.aero’s Aviation Development Editor Jonathan Ford recently went to Salvador Bahia in Brazil, where he met with the airport’s CCO, Marc Gordien, and Airline Marketing Manager, Graziella Delicato, to learn about the airport’s development under VINCI, and why the city, region and airport have so much to offer.

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.