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Cypriot passenger numbers up 7.6% for first part of 2019; 10.94 million handled in 2018; Larnaca hits eight million barrier

Cypriot passenger numbers up 7.6% for first part of 2019; 10.94 million handled in 2018; Larnaca hits eight million barrier

Larnaca and Paphos airports handled 10.94 million passengers in 2018, with this having grown from a total of 7.0 million in 2010. Jonathan Ford looks at the recent developments occurring on the Mediterranean isle, including seasonality changes as it become a more year-round destination, plus its top markets.

Madagascar capacity jumps 33% over past 10 years; domestic routes lead growth in 2018; Mauritius top international destination

Madagascar capacity jumps 33% over past 10 years; domestic routes lead growth in 2018; Mauritius top international destination

There were 2.11 million two-way seats available on all flights serving Madagascar in 2018, up 8.9% on the previous year. The African Island nation has seen a 33% boost in available seats over the past 10 years, with four consecutive years of growth since 2014. Nick Preston takes a look at recent network trends.

Peru prospers from continued growth with 12% more seats flown in 2018; Chile overtakes US to become leading international market

Peru prospers from continued growth with 12% more seats flown in 2018; Chile overtakes US to become leading international market

There were 31.30 million two-way seats available on all flights serving Peru in 2018, an impressive 12% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston examines the country’s air service network trends over the past 10 years and identifies its leading airports, airlines and international country markets.


Vietnam's international visitors up 23% for first nine months of 2018; commercial aviation market quadruples in size over past 10 years

Vietnam’s international visitors up 23% for first nine months of 2018; commercial aviation market quadruples in size over past 10 years

Schedules state that 121.07 million seats will be flown to/from Vietnamese airports during 2018, up 9.9% versus 2017, and four times as many when compared to the nation’s aviation market in 2008. Jonathan Ford looks into the recent growth, highlighting the domination of LCCs and the South Korean boom.

Zambia market returns to growth in 2018; capacity up by 4.2% this year, South African Airways is leading carrier

Zambia market returns to growth in 2018; capacity up by 4.2% this year, South African Airways is leading carrier

There are 2.56 million two-way seats scheduled on flights serving Zambia in 2018, a 4.2% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston takes a look at the African nation’s commercial air traffic trends over the past 10 years, including domestic and international market share and the biggest airlines and country markets.

Swedish seats soar by 64% over past 10 years; foreign flights lead growth, Germany is top international destination in S18

Swedish seats soar by 64% over past 10 years; foreign flights lead growth, Germany is top international destination in S18

There are 51.22 million two-way seats scheduled on flights serving Swedish airports in 2018, 2.7% more than last year. The Nordic nation has seen a 64% jump in available seats since 2009. Nick Preston takes a look at the main drivers of this growth, including Sweden’s leading airlines, airports and routes.


Passenger numbers in Chile grow 130% in 10 years; international sector growing twice as fast as domestic; LATAM Airlines holds 63% of market

Passenger numbers in Chile grow 130% in 10 years; international sector growing twice as fast as domestic; LATAM Airlines holds 63% of market

Chile has an aviation market which handled 22.32 million passengers in 2017, up from 9.71 million in 2009. LATAM Airlines flew 14.13 million passengers last year, while over 334,000 were transported by start-up carrier JetSMART. Jonathan Ford looks further into this nation’s growth and how carriers are reacting.

Taiwan passengers up 8.8% in 2017; China Airlines remains largest carrier; Japan is top international market

Taiwan passengers up 8.8% in 2017; China Airlines remains largest carrier; Japan is top international market

Taiwanese airports welcomed 65.98 million passengers through their terminals in 2017, an 8.8% increase compared to the previous year. anna.aero looks into Taiwan’s air traffic trends over the past 10 years, including its leading airports, airlines, routes and country markets.

Ukraine seat capacity set to grow by 17% in 2018; Ryanair planning to join the party in October, one of nine new carriers this year

Ukraine seat capacity set to grow by 17% in 2018; Ryanair planning to join the party in October, one of nine new carriers this year

The leading airports of Ukraine are set to offer 20.79 million seats this year, up from a total of 17.80 million in 2017. Jonathan Ford looks at the which airports are seeing the greatest capacity advancements, the airlines adding the most seats, plus the country markets reaping the benefits of carrier expansion.


Moroccan traffic up 13% during H1 2018; passed 20 million passengers for the first time last year; four new airlines this summer

Moroccan traffic up 13% during H1 2018; passed 20 million passengers for the first time last year; four new airlines this summer

During H1 2018, Moroccan airports handled just under 10.36 million passengers, up from 9.25 million during the same period of 2017. Jonathan Ford investigates the sudden surge in passenger growth from Africa’s third largest aviation market, including which airlines and airports are reaping the benefits.

Greece's passenger numbers climb 60% between 2012 and 2017; Volotea and Wizz Air expanding fast; leading airports see market share fall

Greece’s passenger numbers climb 60% between 2012 and 2017; Volotea and Wizz Air expanding fast; leading airports see market share fall

A country that has suffered economic issues in recent years, Greece has certainly witnessed a change of fortune within its aviation market, with annual passenger numbers growing from 36.7 million to 58.5 million in the space of five years. Jonathan Ford looks in more detail at the nation’s recent aviation advancement.

Ghana growth curbed by cutbacks in 2017; Africa World Airlines is leading carrier; Lagos top destination

Ghana growth curbed by cutbacks in 2017; Africa World Airlines is leading carrier; Lagos top destination

There were 4.53 million two-way seats available on flights serving Ghana in 2017, 4.0% down on the previous year. Despite this, the African nation has enjoyed a strong capacity growth spurt over the past 10 years. Nick Preston looks at Ghana’s capacity trends, and its leading airlines, airports and routes.