Airport Analysis

Washington's big three handling 10 million more passengers than in 2008; Southwest presides over capital; Atlanta leading destination

Washington’s big three handling 10 million more passengers than in 2008; Southwest presides over capital; Atlanta leading destination

Washington Dulles, Washington Reagan and Baltimore/Washington airports are expected to handle over 73 million passengers in 2017, up 18% when compared to 10 years ago. Marc Watkins takes a closer look into the main airports serving the US capital, investigates the traffic split between the three, and reveals what Washington’s leading destinations are.

Abuja traffic looks set to decline further in 2017 due to capacity cuts, having hit a peak of 4.3 million passengers in 2015; Emirates returns

Abuja traffic looks set to decline further in 2017 due to capacity cuts, having hit a peak of 4.3 million passengers in 2015; Emirates returns

Serving the capital of Nigeria, Abuja Airport handled 4.23 million passengers in 2016, down 1.5% from the year before. With capacity down 3.2% in 2017, this trend looks set to continue. After a thriving few years from 2006 to 2011 when traffic doubled, anna.aero looks to see why that growth has stalled.  

Taipei Songshan sings for growth impetus; UNI Air #1 airline but Far Eastern Air Transport closes the gap

Taipei Songshan sings for growth impetus; UNI Air #1 airline but Far Eastern Air Transport closes the gap

Taipei Songshan, located within the city limits of the Taiwanese capital (and close to one of the world’s tallest buildings – Taipei 101) was formerly the city’s main gateway, but now offers charter, domestic and limited international flights. We take a look at the airport’s recent traffic history, its biggest carriers and routes, and whether Songshan will sing again.


Monterrey Airport welcomed 9.7 million passengers in 2017; domestic traffic drives growth, VivaAerobus becomes largest operator

Monterrey Airport welcomed 9.7 million passengers in 2017; domestic traffic drives growth, VivaAerobus becomes largest operator

Monterrey Airport handled 9.77 million passengers in 2017, a 6.5% increase compared to the previous year. We take a look at some of the main network development trends that have taken place at Mexico’s fourth largest airport over the past 10 years, with a focus on its largest carriers and routes.

Guwahati Airport experiences rapid growth, doubts over it continuing; IndiGo #1 carrier

Guwahati Airport experiences rapid growth, doubts over it continuing; IndiGo #1 carrier

Guwahati in Assam was India’s 14th largest airport in 2016, handling around 3.5 million passengers and making it equivalent in size to Nuremberg in Europe or Richmond in the US. However, an analysis of the airport’s 2017 traffic figures so far shows it has leaped ahead of its nearest rivals. We take a closer gander at Guwahati’s gargantuan growth. 

Edinburgh Airport handled 13.43 million passengers in 2017; London tops destination leaderboard; easyJet and Ryanair are biggest carriers

Edinburgh Airport handled 13.43 million passengers in 2017; London tops destination leaderboard; easyJet and Ryanair are biggest carriers

Edinburgh Airport handled 13.43 million passengers in 2017, an 8.8% increase on 2016, making last year the busiest 12-month period in the airport’s history. anna.aero has took a further look into Edinburgh’s growth to discover which airlines have expanded the most to allow this Scottish success story to happen.  


Quito gains new Madrid and Frankfurt links; traffic dropped 9.4% in 2016 to 4.9 million passengers; host city of Routes Americas 2018

Quito gains new Madrid and Frankfurt links; traffic dropped 9.4% in 2016 to 4.9 million passengers; host city of Routes Americas 2018

Quito will play host to some 800 delegates in mid-February for the 11th annual Routes Americas conference. The capital of Ecuador is on a high at the moment with a second Madrid connection thanks to Air Europa, while Condor will add Frankfurt from Q3 2018. However, the ventures come after several years of decline.

Cebu Airport sees strong growth in 2017; Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific Airways are dominant carriers, Manila is leading destination

Cebu Airport sees strong growth in 2017; Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific Airways are dominant carriers, Manila is leading destination

About 6.71 million seats were available on flights departing Cebu Airport in 2017, an increase of over 18% when compared to 2016. anna.aero has been delving through the schedules to reveal capacity developments, including trends in domestic and international growth, leading airlines and destinations. 

Gran Canaria on course to topple 13m; BinterCanarias is #1 carrier

Gran Canaria on course to topple 13m; BinterCanarias is #1 carrier

Gran Canaria is Spain’s sixth largest airport, but there are times of the year when it becomes the nation’s third busiest, behind Madrid and Barcelona. We take a look at the airport’s traffic figures, its relatively flat traffic profile, as well as its biggest carriers and routes.


Ottawa on track to hit 4.8 million passengers in 2017; international decline offset by stable domestic market; Orlando Melbourne next

Ottawa on track to hit 4.8 million passengers in 2017; international decline offset by stable domestic market; Orlando Melbourne next

Ottawa Airport has seen traffic grow by 1.8% during the first 11 months of 2017, with most of this coming from the domestic sector. However, the gains of the intra-Canadian market have helped soften the cuts that have been encountered in the transborder and international markets. 

Mumbai Airport capacity grows for fifth straight year; Jet Airways is largest carrier, international expansion leads the way in 2017

Mumbai Airport capacity grows for fifth straight year; Jet Airways is largest carrier, international expansion leads the way in 2017

More than 29.75 million seats will be available on departing flights from India’s Mumbai Airport in 2017, 3.3% up on the previous year. We take a look at air service developments at the airport over the past 10 years including growth rates in domestic and international services, and the largest and fastest growing airlines and destinations.

Moscow Sheremetyevo to hit 40 million in 2017; eight new airlines this year; anna.aero meets with airport's Head of Foreign Airlines

Moscow Sheremetyevo to hit 40 million in 2017; eight new airlines this year; anna.aero meets with airport’s Head of Foreign Airlines

Moscow Sheremetyevo is Russia’s busiest airport, handling 34.05 million passengers in 2016, with 40 million expected by the end of this year. anna.aero’s Jonathan Ford travelled to the Russian capital to find out more about Sheremetyevo’s growth from its Head of Foreign Airlines Division, Alexander Nikonov.