Traffic doubled to 22 million passengers between 1996 and 2005 but a slump in 2006 resulted in FLL losing its place among the top 50 airports of the world. This winter sees over 20 new routes starting and one of the less well-known US airlines is now the airport’s busiest airline. Which month is the busiest and how do fares compare with other US airports?
The busiest French airport outside of Paris has a balanced mix of domestic and international routes, legacy carriers and LCCs. How has traffic developed in recent years and which two airlines are the major players at the airport. Which two cities account for five of the top six route destinations? And what made Ryanair finally fly to Nice?
A new era in long-haul air travel began this week with the launch of daily services to Dubai with Emirates. Which airlines have helped the airport grow rapidly and what are the most popular routes? Which routes have failed? Which airline has half as many flights as easyJet but offers only one-tenth of the capacity? And what does jet2.com need a 146 for?
One of several airports in the Pearl River Delta competing for traffic, Macau Airport has a short but dramatic history. Which airlines hold the key? Which routes are the busiest? What attracts tourists to an area that was once a Portuguese colony but is now a Special Administrative Region of China? And which future Formula 1 world champions made their names here?
Located between Lufthansa’s two major hubs at Frankfurt and Munich, Stuttgart has attracted several German LCCs but little interest from foreign LCCs. What are its core routes, which are its leading airlines and which airport is acting as an alternative low-cost secondary airport? How is German consolidation impacting traffic in 2007?
It took three years for traffic to recover from ‘9/11′, but finally Montreal’s traffic is booming once more. With traffic no longer split between two airports, new carriers and new routes are helping Montreal to grow quickly. How dominant is Air Canada? Which are the Top 10 routes? What role is WestJet playing?
SFO may have turned 80 this year, but August 2007 is likely to be remembered for years to come as the month when both Southwest and Virgin America started flights from the airport. Which are the leading airlines at SFO and what role does international traffic play? What role do near neighbours Oakland and San Jose play?
Once considered a ‘white elephant’ London City airport is booming as it reaches its 20th birthday. With new owners and a range of new destinations, the downtown airport’s future is looking assured. Which are the key routes and who is providing the new capacity? What new aircraft types are now certified at the airport? How has the DLR extension helped?
As the summer holidays approach Ibiza’s airport gears up for a surge in holidaymakers. Just how seasonal is traffic at Ibiza? Which are the most popular routes? And which airline is almost the busiest despite only operating there for half the year? All this and how one carrier has adopted a novel marketing campaign on the route.
easyJet has revealed plans to start services to Vienna later this year. We look at the history of the London-Vienna route and examine the impact LCCs are having in the Viennese market. Will the arrival of SkyEurope from neighbouring Slovakia have a big impact on Austrian?
Yup, Italy has another LCC. Air Italy has evolved out of a charter carrier and hopes to bring tourists to the Verona region. Verona has a broad mix of airlines and has been increasingly attracting LCCs, though Meridiana is the leading local carrier. What’s so appealing about Verona?