Airport Analysis

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) opens; Delta and Southwest share 40 daily flights

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) opens; Delta and Southwest share 40 daily flights

What’s this? A new airport in the US and Southwest is the first airline to operate from it? How many passengers are likely to pass through the airport in its first year? And which cities are connected to the airport on a daily basis?

Relaxation of EU visa rules sees Serbia's Belgrade Nikola Tesla airport attract 10 new airlines in just six months

Relaxation of EU visa rules sees Serbia’s Belgrade Nikola Tesla airport attract 10 new airlines in just six months

Last week Belgrade won a Euro Annie from us. How has traffic developed in recent years and which are the leading airlines serving the airport? Which are the leading country markets? And don’t forget the aviation museum!

Postcard from 'billi' Bordeaux

Postcard from ‘billi’ Bordeaux

anna.aero’s Jon Lassetter joined a group of low-cost airlines – germanwings, Ryanair, Cimber Sterling, Jet2.com, Vueling, WindJet and easyJet –  for a tour of billi, the first purpose-built low-cost terminal in France, which opens on 26 May. Cimber Sterling will be the next low-cost carrier to start services to the airport with a Copenhagen route in July.


Sao Paulo Guarulhos traffic up 7% in 2009; TAM and GOL/Varig share 60% of flights; Qatar Airways coming soon

Sao Paulo Guarulhos traffic up 7% in 2009; TAM and GOL/Varig share 60% of flights; Qatar Airways coming soon

Brazil’s busiest airport handled almost 22 million passengers last year. How quickly has it grown in recent years and which foreign carriers serve the airport? Which are the leading country markets?

Miami dominates US to Latin America and Caribbean; London Heathrow top international route

Miami dominates US to Latin America and Caribbean; London Heathrow top international route

The largest airport in Florida relies greatly on American Airlines’ hub, but what are the other major US carriers’ presence like? Which are the main destinations offered? And how dominant is the airport’s Latin American and Caribbean network?

Munich's traffic doubles in 10 years; Lufthansa adds more routes than it drops as a host of new airlines announce new services (and Q1 sees return to growth)

Munich’s traffic doubles in 10 years; Lufthansa adds more routes than it drops as a host of new airlines announce new services (and Q1 sees return to growth)

Munich overtook Düsseldorf as Germany’s second airport in 1996 and continues to attract new carriers. Which routes have been started and lost in the last two years and which is the leading non-German airline?


Malaga opens Terminal 3 to double capacity; Ryanair to establish base in June; UK market dominance decreasing

Malaga opens Terminal 3 to double capacity; Ryanair to establish base in June; UK market dominance decreasing

Spain’s fourth busiest airport (after Madrid, Barcelona and Palma) has a lovely new terminal to help stimulate growth, but how seasonal is demand? Which are the leading airlines and which are the top country destinations?

Rygge (Oslo) welcomes second major LCC; Ryanair usurps Norwegian as airport’s busiest carrier with three aircraft and 26 routes

Rygge (Oslo) welcomes second major LCC; Ryanair usurps Norwegian as airport’s busiest carrier with three aircraft and 26 routes

It’s a great story – and one we have heard before: Take an airbase near a big city, add a low cost terminal, attract the low cost airlines and start generating wealth. This year Moss Airport Rygge, 60 kilometres from downtown Oslo, expects to get some 1.5 million passengers as Ryanair moved in with a brand new base last week and with 18 new routes.

London Heathrow still attracting new services; bmi, China Airlines and Kingfisher celebrate route launches; British Airways now serves 104 destinations

London Heathrow still attracting new services; bmi, China Airlines and Kingfisher celebrate route launches; British Airways now serves 104 destinations

A busy week for London Heathrow, but what changes has the airport seen regarding its global network in the last two years? Quite a lot it turns out. And how does the airport’s portfolio of routes compare with its European hub rivals? Not well, and getting worse.


Budapest forecasts modest growth for 2010; Wizz Air now flying 20 routes; Delta and Hainan Airlines offer long-haul

Budapest forecasts modest growth for 2010; Wizz Air now flying 20 routes; Delta and Hainan Airlines offer long-haul

Hungary’s only major airport is the third busiest in Central Europe, but how dominant is Malev? Which other carriers have a significant presence and how many services have been gained and lost in the last two years?

Caracas' route network reflects political links; foreign airlines' presence limited

Caracas’ route network reflects political links; foreign airlines’ presence limited

Venezuela may be featured more often in the media because of its charismatic and far from media shy president Hugo Chávez than for its aviation industry, but with which country’s airline is he partnering his national carrier? Which is the leading foreign carrier at Caracas airport? And which Middle Eastern destinations are connected with the airport?

Cologne Bonn doubled traffic in five years; LCCs dominate with 85% of capacity; long haul potential untapped

Cologne Bonn doubled traffic in five years; LCCs dominate with 85% of capacity; long haul potential untapped

What difficulties was Cologne Bonn Airport faced with a decade ago and which airlines came to the rescue? Which airline has surrendered the majority of its routes to which other airline? Which airlines are now leading at the airport? And why is there potential for services to China?