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.
Azerbaijan market set to grow 8.7% in 2018; low-cost sector now accounts for over 10% of seats; seven new airlines this year
Nestled on the edge of the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan has witnessed its scheduled commercial aviation market double in size between 2009 and 2018. Jonathan Ford looks into the growth taking place, which airlines are taking advantage of the potential, and where Azerbaijani’s like to travel.
Netherlands traffic surpassed 76 million passengers in 2017; Amsterdam market share drops below 90%; Eindhoven grows by +1500% since 2000
Last year 76.20 million passengers passed through the five leading commercial airports in the Netherlands, however Amsterdam has seen its market share steadily drop year-on-year since 2004, when it peaked at over 97%. Jonathan Ford takes a closer look at the nation’s market development in recent years.
Cyprus on course to hit 11 million passengers in 2018; anna.aero visits Hermes Airports to discover the island’s year-round potential
Earlier this summer, anna.aero’s Assistant Editor Jonathan Ford travelled to Cyprus to meet with Hermes Airports and discover more about this fast-growing market. anna.aero also discovered why the island holds so much potential as a year-round destination, and more than just sun and sea leisure offerings.
It has been three years since we last looked at the Romanian country market – and boy haven’t things changed! Marc Watkins takes a look at the south-east European nation’s traffic development, its largest carriers and its most-important destination markets.
Japan capacity jumps past 250 million seats in 2017; All Nippon Airways is largest carrier, Tokyo Haneda is busiest airport
There were 257.6 million seats available on domestic and international flights serving Japan in 2017, a 3.9% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston considers recent network trends in this mature Asia Pacific country market, including the top airlines, airports and destinations.
Nordic countries see a 32% rise in seat capacity between 2010 and 2017; Faroe Islands demand picking up pace
The Nordic countries are made-up of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, plus Greenland and Faroe Islands which are constituent countries within the Kingdom of Denmark. Last year the group combined were home to 112.87 million departing seats, up 4.0% on 2016. Jonathan Ford investigates.
Turkish market grows 11% in 2017, bouncing above the records of 2015; Istanbul accounts for 50% of traffic; Antalya leads net passenger growth
With Turkey set to open one of the world’s biggest airports this year, it is certainly an exciting time for Turkish aviation. Given the setbacks encountered in 2016, the nation has bounced back in abundance. Jonathan Ford explores in more depth the recent developments of the Turkish market.
International airlines now carry 25% of Australian traffic; Sunshine Coast is flying in terms of passenger growth; preparing for non-stop UK
Last year just under 159 million passengers travelled from Australian airports, up from around 123 million in 2009. With Brisbane being the venue for Routes Asia in two weeks’ time, plus Qantas launching non-stop London flights from Perth, Jonathan Ford highlights some more of Australia’s recent developments.
Italian airports handled over 175 million passengers in 2017, up 6.5% on the year before; Naples leads the growth among medium sized airports
Italy’s leading airports handled 10.7 million more passengers last year than in 2016, with the biggest net increases in traffic being seen at Milan Malpensa, Naples and Catania. With the LCC sector now occupying 49% of capacity, Jonathan Ford learns how the nation’s aviation landscape has changed in recent times.
Ecuador’s aviation market has shrunk 27% since 2013, reaching a decade low last year; Condor and Spirit Airlines planning to shake things up
Ecuador, the nation some 800 delegates will be flying into over the next two weeks to attend Routes Americas in Quito, saw its seat capacity drop 9.8% between 2016 and 2017, a fourth consecutive year of cuts. Jonathan Ford highlights who’s cut back the most and informs what to look out for in 2018.
Kazakhstan capacity doubles since 2010; Air Astana is dominant carrier, Almaty and Astana are leading airports
There were 12.8 million two-way seats available on scheduled domestic and international flights serving Kazakhstan in 2017, an increase of 15.2% compared to 2016. anna.aero has examined commercial air service developments in this fast growing market to identify key trends over the past 10 years including its leading airlines, airports and international destinations.