Cuba set for US airline expansion; Havana – Miami #1 required service; Sunwing Airlines overtakes Cubana to become #1 carrier
On 16 February the US and Cuba signed a deal which restored commercial air traffic rights between the two countries for the first time in five decades, which will allow dozens of new daily flights between the two nations. anna.aero takes a closer look at which routes airlines have applied for between the US and Cuba, and analyses the Caribbean island’s current aviation market.
Vueling and Ryanair battle for Spanish supremacy; Madrid growing fast once more as UK market set to see significant growth in S16
Spanish airports are preparing for a record-breaking 2016 with passenger numbers set to top 220 million. We look at demand since 1999, the leading airlines and the leading country markets to see which carriers and regions are generating growth in Spain this summer.
Portugal reports double-digit growth again in 2015; Ryanair, easyJet, Transavia and Vueling key players with NIKI and Volotea new for S16
Faro, Lisbon and Porto airports handled over 36 million passengers in 2015. We look at growth over the last 20 years and reveal which carriers and country markets are the biggest in 2015 and how they compare with 2010. Plus a look at what’s coming in 2016.
Iranian airports handled fewer than 50 million passengers in 2015; Air Arabia, Emirates, flydubai, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines serve multiple airports
Iran could see rapid growth at its airports this year after the lifting of economic sanctions. We reveal the country’s busiest airports and how much they have grown in the last two years as well as seeing which carriers have been starting new international routes.
Senegal capacity up 5.2%; Ghana and Togo markets gained; Turkey pledges to help complete construction of the country’s newest airport
This winter Senegal has connections to 24 country markets, the same as in W14/15. However, a shake-up in the markets served has changed, with two being dropped and replaced. anna.aero takes a closer look at the country market shift as well as Turkey’s investment into the country’s brand new Blaise Diagne Airport which will serve the nation’s capital Dakar.
Norway traffic down 0.5 million; Oslo Gardermoen commands 47% of passengers as Ryanair is granted slots at country’s biggest airport
It was recently revealed by various sources that Ryanair had been granted four daily slots at Oslo Gardermoen for a thrice-daily service to London Stansted and a daily operation to Vilnius. Norway’s largest airport recorded a rise in traffic over the past 12 months of 1.6%, one of only a few airports in the nation to report growth during 2015. anna.aero takes a closer look to see how traffic is developing in Norway, and how the airline structure has changed, especially as it seems Ryanair is about to make a move into Norwegian’s back yard.
Cambodia reports double-digit passenger growth for sixth straight year; Thailand overtakes Vietnam to be leading country market
We reveal how Cambodia’s two main airports have developed their traffic since 2000, examine their seasonality profiles and rank the top country destinations and airlines serving the market. Plus, what’s coming up in 2016.
In 2015, Puerto Rico welcomed four new European country markets, namely the UK, Sweden, Norway and Denmark, helped by the LCC Norwegian launching services to San Juan. Mexico also became a new market from the Caribbean island when Volaris launched services from Cancún in July last year. As well as these new markets, anna.aero has looked to see which of Puerto Rico’s existing markets have further established, and to see how the airline infrastructure has changed over the past 12 months.
Saudi Arabia has not been off the front pages much so far in 2016. Its airports and airlines are creating headlines too, with new routes, like flynas’ launch from Dammam to Khartoum this week, driving robust growth in the country. anna.aero delves into the secrets of this Middle Eastern aviation powerhouse.
Although the UAE remains the number one country market from Jordan, seat capacity between the two nations has declined by over 10% during the past 12 months, while Saudi Arabia, the second most popular destination from Jordan, has seen capacity grow by 27%. anna.aero investigates to see how other country markets have changed over the past 12 months, and which routes are the most popular.
Denmark becomes the first Scandinavian market to see regular A380 services as Emirates upgrades capacity on its Copenhagen route
Emirates launched its first two-class A380 operation to Copenhagen on 1 December from its Dubai hub, replacing current 777-300 services. Nonetheless it is not just Emirates that is expanding capacity from Denmark, as British Airways gets poised to welcome its second Danish destination from London Heathrow in May. anna.aero takes a look to see how other airlines are shaping up in the Danish market, and which other carriers will arrive in Denmark next year.
Côte d’Ivoire’s Abidjan Airport is one of three on the African continent to see regular A380 services; Ghana #1 country market
After sending a one-off A380 service to Abidjan early last year, Air France now operates three of its seven weekly flights with the aircraft type on the route between its Paris CDG base and the Côte d’Ivoire airport. anna.aero has taken a close look to see how other airlines have developed their operations to the country over the past 12 months, and to see which country markets are the most popular.