Airport Analysis

Shanghai’s traffic tops 50 million mark; China Eastern leading carrier at Pudong and Hongqaio

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusAs the motor racing world descends on Shanghai this weekend we look at its two major airports. Which are the leading airlines and how is traffic split between them? Which are the leading country markets and which European cities are served non-stop?

Copenhagen still gaining services as airlines take up Sterling slack

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusSterling may be gone but its route network lives on in the hands of Cimber Sterling, Norwegian and Transavia. Malaga is now served by five airlines from Copenhagen but which other routes give customers a choice of at least three airlines?

Zagreb Airport maintains double-digit growth for 4th straight year; Spanish services start this summer

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusCroatia’s busiest airport continues to show robust growth thanks to growth by its national airline. Germany is the leading country market and LCCs are represented by Germanwings and Wizz Air. Several new routes start this summer including two to Spain


Hamburg maintains fifth place in Germany; routes to Munich and Frankfurt generate 25% of all traffic

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusHamburg is not really a base for either Lufthansa or Air Berlin, but when easyJet came calling Lufthansa responded vigorously. On which route of over one million passengers does Lufthansa have a monopoly and which are the most popular international destinations?

Denver passes 50 million passenger milestone; Southwest now has 17% share of capacity

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusDenver is the fifth busiest airport in the US and still growing. United’s dominance is gradually being eroded by Frontier and Southwest, which both grew significantly last year. How competitive are the busiest routes and what’s happening to average fares? And who provides non-stop flights to Europe?

Ryanair doubles Reus traffic with launch of several domestic services

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusHaving developed Girona to the north of Barcelona, Ryanair is now building a presence at Reus, to the south. In the summer there are charter flights from the UK and Ireland, but how are Ryanair’s new domestic routes performing? We have the figures. And what other new destinations are starting soon?


Linz welcomes ACI EUROPE/SMAG conference; traffic up nearly 4% in 2008

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusLinz is a designated European City of Culture in 2009 and its airport saw traffic grow last year to just over 800,000 passengers. Just three airlines (including one LCC) operate scheduled services to 10 destinations this winter. Which are the key routes and which destinations are served by charter flights?

Weeze tops European airport growth table for 2008; Ryanair now has six based aircraft

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusAlthough located in Germany Weeze Airport now attracts more Dutch passengers than Germans. Ryanair now offers over 30 destinations but which are the most popular routes? And which had the highest load factors in November?

Orlando blooms with booming international traffic; jetBlue adds most new routes

Article Thumbnail: Airport AnalysisOrlando claims to be the fourth biggest O&D market in the US and last year traffic was down just 2.2% overall at 35.66 million passengers. International traffic has been booming thanks to the likes of jetBlue, Mexicana and TAM. But which airline is #1 and how cheap are air fares?


Wroclaw airport’s five-fold traffic growth in five years; LOT and Ryanair are leading carriers

Article Thumbnail: Base AnalysisWroclaw’s traffic has boomed in recent years thanks to low-cost carriers, especially Ryanair. Which routes have been started (and dropped) in the last year? Which two country markets account for 60% of traffic? Which other carriers have flights at the airport?

Dűsseldorf reaches 18 million passengers; airberlin and Lufthansa vie for supremacy

Article Thumbnail: Airport AnalysisDespite having two runways Dűsseldorf airport has a movement limit of just 45 per hour. This has suppressed demand at the airport but also means traffic has fallen less than at many other airports. Which routes have been won and lost in the last year?

Competition from Virgin Blue and Tiger boosts traffic on Canberra airport’s two busiest routes; Qantas still operates over 60% of seats

Article Thumbnail: Airport AnalysisAustralia’s capital city airport ranks only eighth in the country and has no international scheduled services. But Qantas is facing increased competition as rivals launched three new routes during 2008.