Airport Analysis

Cimber Sterling and Ryanair battle for lead at Billund; Legoland also served by BA, KLM and Lufthansa (but not SAS)

Cimber Sterling and Ryanair battle for lead at Billund; Legoland also served by BA, KLM and Lufthansa (but not SAS)Denmark’s second busiest airport has a major tourist attraction on its doorstep. But how has traffic developed in recent years and how seasonal is demand? And which routes have been added recently?

Austin-Bergstrom celebrates 10th anniversary; new Alaska Airlines services will help attract ACI delegates to October conference

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusHow has traffic developed at this Texan airport since it opened in 1999? Which are the leading carriers and which routes has it lost and gained during the last year? And what’s a ‘Nerd Bird’?

Abu Dhabi races towards 10 million passengers thanks to Etihad; first F1 race in November

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusEtihad may be the dominant carrier but 30 other airlines also serve Abu Dhabi. Over 30 new services have been started in the last two years. Which non-Etihad carriers have been lured to the airport?

Aegean and Athens Airways providing growing competition to Olympic; Athens welcomes Air Arabia and Etihad

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusGreece is seeing growing airline competition but which new routes have Aegean and Athens Airways started in the last year? Which LCCs serve the airport and who operates to where?

Liverpool welcomes back KLM after 70 years, as easyJet and Ryanair vie for supremacy

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusJohn Lennon’s home airport is a battleground between easyJet and Ryanair but the airport recently welcomed back a legacy carrier. We take a closer look at competition on the Amsterdam and Belfast routes.

New Japanese airport serving Mount Fuji opens for business; JAL operates first flight

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusWithin sight of the iconic Mount Fuji, Shizuoka airport opened for business this week with a range of domestic and international routes. Which new airline will base itself there from the end of July?

Montreal welcomes Jumpstart; international (non-US) traffic continues to grow

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusMontreal still ranks third (just) among Canadian airports and is benefiting from international traffic growth. Which services has it lost and gained in the last year? Which airlines are the busiest (after Air Canada) and which transatlantic route starts next week?

Brussels sees long-haul growth thanks to Jet Airways and US carriers; Aegean and Wind Jet among new carriers for 2009

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusBrussels’ traffic has still to reach the Sabena-inspired figures of 2000, but growth since 2002 has been steady and the airport is a scissor hub for Jet Airways. What network changes have there been in the last year?

Lisbon still dominated by TAP with new Helsinki, Moscow and Warsaw routes starting in June; easyJet now clear #2

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusTraffic doubled at Lisbon between 1997 and 2007 in part thanks to the belated arrival of easyJet in 2005. Which are the leading country markets to/from Lisbon and which new services were started (and stopped) during the last year?

Nice airport welcomes 11 airlines starting new routes since early 2008

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusFrance’s biggest regional airport served 10 million passengers last year but how is traffic developing in 2009? Which airlines have started new routes in the last year and to which destinations? What is it about Copenhagen? And what the heck is MIPIM and why is it important?

Schiphol hopes to reap benefits of scrapped government tax; over 230 destinations served this summer

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusThe introduction of a departure tax last July for O&D passengers had a significant impact on traffic at Schiphol. Now it’s being abolished and traffic may return. Which routes were lost and which are being added this summer?

Edinburgh airport; easyJet offers most seats, Flybe most flights and Ryanair most routes

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusEdinburgh saw traffic fall (marginally) for the first time in 15 years, but is coping better than many other UK airports thanks to growing low-cost activity. Which legacy carriers are still there (including US ones) and which routes have been abandoned?