Airport Analysis

Warsaw Airport: rapid growth but losing Polish market share

0802013_warsaw_01.gifPoland’s biggest airport has been generating double-digit growth for the last four years. But because the regional airports are growing even faster its share of Polish airport traffic has now fallen to below 50% for the first time. How dominant is LOT and which LCCs are providing the most competition? Which destinations offer a choice of three or more airlines?

New Orleans: 80% of pre-Katrina capacity restored

New Orleans: 80% of pre-Katrina capacity restoredHurricane Katrina had a devastating impact on New Orleans and the surrounding region, but less than two years later the airport is back to 80% of it pre-Katrina capacity. Which airlines are leading the way and which routes have not yet been re-started? Which are the busiest routes from MSY?

Stockholm looks to international markets as domestic market shrinks

Stockholm looks to international markets as domestic market shrinksScandinavia’s third busiest airport is coping with a declining domestic market and competition on international routes from Stockholm Skavsta. Which domestic routes have been hit hardest and what competition does SAS face both at home and abroad, especially from LCCs? And it hasn’t even got any major sporting events to look forward to!


Traffic doubles in four years at India’s main gateway

Traffic doubles in four years at India’s main gatewayIndia’s biggest airport and main international gateway is struggling to cope with rapid demand growth. LCCs have transformed the local market and the top three domestic routes are all served by an incredible nine different airlines. What share do Indian airlines have of the expanding international market? Which are the busiest international routes? We take a closer look.

CGN breaks through 10 million barrier thanks to LCCs

Logo: Cologne Bonn ConnectGermany’s biggest LCC airport overtook Stuttgart last year to become the country’s sixth busiest airport. Germanwings and TUIfly share over half the market as local carriers dominate the airport scene. The airport has introduced a facility to help passengers generate connections and even has a transatlantic service with Continental to Newark.

Geneva breaks through 10 million mark

Geneva breaks through 10 million markSwitzerland’s second airport broke through the 10 million barrier in 2007 and saw Qatar Airways add new connections to Doha and New York. easyJet now has over 30% of scheduled capacity and LCCs account for over 40% of traffic. The UK is the number one country market and the importance of the ski market is clear from the seasonality profile.


Budapest’s new owners lose SkyEurope but welcome Ryanair

:Budapests new owners lose SkyEurope but welcome Ryanair:It’s been a memorable year in Hungarian aviation. First the national airline Malev was sold to Russians and then the airport was sold by British BAA to German Hochtief. Traffic has stabilised after two year of post-EU membership euphoria and this year SkyEurope scrapped its base. But Ryanair has now turned up and there’s still Wizz Air.

Moscow traffic growth reaches record levels

Moscow traffic growth reaches record levelsMoscow, like New York, Paris and Milan is served by three major airports, but total passenger traffic in 2006 was only 33 million. But growth in 2007 is averaging close to 20%. Which of the three is the market leader and which airlines operate to which airports? What are the top domestic routes and international markets?

Leaving Las Vegas* proving more popular than ever

Leaving Las Vegas proving more popular than everDespite 4% growth in 2006 Las Vegas dropped out of the world’s top 10 airports. How fast has the airport grown in recent years? Which three carriers have consistently been responsible for over half the traffic? And which new route just got ultra-competitive with the arrival of Southwest and Virgin America. What international routes does the airport offer?


Madrid: Europe’s #1 airport by 2016?

Airport Analysis: MadridA new terminal and not one, but two new runways in 2006 gave Madrid’s airport a wonderful base for future development. The market has responded and easyJet, Ryanair and Vueling have all opened new bases there resulting in 14% growth in 2007. How big is the domestic market and which are the fastest growing routes? How dominant is Iberia?

Dubai maintains spectacular growth as new airport takes shape

Airport Analysis: DubaiThis week’s air show focused industry attention on this part of the world with record aircraft orders. Dubai’s airport is growing so fast that a replacement is already under construction. Apart from Emirates, who else operates at the airport? Which are the leading country markets? We take a closer look at the UK market to identify seasonality issues.

New York’s JFK struggling to cope with recent rapid growth

New York’s JFK struggling to cope with recent rapid growthNew York’s largest airport is becoming a victim of its own success. Double-digit growth this year has resulted in congestion issues and the FAA is threatening drastic action. Who are the major carriers at JFK and which is the busiest route? Clue: It’s international. Even though traffic was up in 2006 most of the Top 20 routes saw traffic decline. How come?