Airport Analysis

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen opens new terminal; demand up 40% so far in 2009

nl201109-airprot-100.jpgOne of Europe’s fastest growing airports has a great new terminal. How is demand split between domestic and international flights and how do the three major Turkish carriers compare? Which European and Middle Eastern LCCs serve the airport?

Jacksonville targets Puerto Rico flights; all leading US carriers have links to hubs

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusJacksonville in Northeast Florida handled six million passengers in 2008. All the leading US carriers are present but which are the top routes? Which routes have recently been added (and lost). And why is San Juan a potential new route?

Göteborg-Landvetter: Slow growth gives way to new route launches next spring; Volvo sale to China raises Asian hopes

Airport AnalysisWhat dramatic changes in passengers’ travel habits occur each year in Gothenburg? After the failure of three local low cost airlines (Goodjet, FlyMe and Sterling) at the airport, which established carrier will give the local leisure market a try next spring?


Atlantic City welcomes AirTran, WestJet and international flights (from Toronto)

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusAtlantic City is the east coast’s answer to Las Vegas, but which ultra low-cost carrier has been dominant there in recent years? Apart from Florida, which other regions are linked to the city with direct air services?

Cancun opens second runway as traffic grows 30% in two years; US routes lead way

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusCancun has just opened a second parallel runway and remains the #1 tourist destination in Latin America. How has traffic developed during the last decade and which are the leading routes at the airport? Which are the leading carriers and which new routes have been added?

Rio’s downtown airport booming once more; Galeao will benefit from Olympic bid victory

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusRio is celebrating its Olympic victory but how is traffic developing at its two airports? How many non-stop international services are provided from Galeao and what’s happening at the downtown Santos Dumont airport?


Pulkovo reports domestic growth in August; airberlin and Lufthansa add German flights

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusSaint Petersburg’s airport is the busiest in Russia outside of Moscow, but how has traffic developed in recent years? How seasonal is demand, which are the leading destinations and which new routes have been started?

Christchurch wins Routes marketing award; Jetstar replaces Qantas to challenge Air New Zealand supremacy

Airport AnalysisChristchurch is New Zealand’s 2nd biggest airport but how dominant is Air New Zealand? On which routes is there most competition and which two non-local airlines offer long-haul connections?

Pittsburgh to host G20 summit; airport traffic down 55% from 90s heyday

nl040909-airport-100.jpgBack in the 90s Pittsburgh handled 20 million passengers per annum. Last year it was less than nine million. Which routes has US Airways cut in the last 12 months and which airline is growing at the airport?


Sydney Airport welcomes Delta, Tiger and V Australia; Auckland and LA get more carriers

Airport AnalysisIt’s been an exciting year for Sydney with new airlines and increased competition on several routes. Which domestic routes are growing and which are the only two scheduled European carriers serving the airport?

Valencia hosts European Grand Prix; Delta launches JFK flights, Ryanair cuts flights

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusValencia has had a turbulent 12 months with many routes starting and many being abandoned. Which is now the leading country market and which major European flag carrier has dropped all its Valencia routes?

Zurich benefits from Lufthansa’s nurturing of Swiss; airberlin second busiest carrier

Airport AnalysisZurich’s traffic grew in June. No, we’re not kidding. And LCCs have only a small presence at the airport. So what’s going on at Switzerland’s busiest airport? We take a closer look.