Country Feature

Côte d’Ivoire's Abidjan Airport is one of three on the African continent to see regular A380 services; Ghana #1 country market

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.

Belgium sees Spain remain as its number one country market while Antwerp steals the show in terms of passenger growth

Belgium sees Spain remain as its number one country market while Antwerp steals the show in terms of passenger growth

After seeing Jetairfly establish six new routes from its facility in April, Antwerp Airport has recorded passenger traffic growth of 60% for the first nine months of 2015. On the other side of the spectrum however, the outlook is not so promising for Liege. anna.aero takes a closer look to see how Belgium’s top five airports have performed so far this year, and what the current outlook for 2016 is like.

Lufthansa and airberlin under growing pressure as German market growth picks up; Ryanair and Emirates both growing fast

Lufthansa and airberlin under growing pressure as German market growth picks up; Ryanair and Emirates both growing fast

The German market looks set for an interesting 2016. We look at how the market has evolved over the last 25 years, which airports are having a good 2015, which are the leading country markets and which airlines are growing.


Singapore Changi Airport set to pass 55 million mark in 2015; Singapore Airlines group of carriers still account for over 50% of seats

Singapore Changi Airport set to pass 55 million mark in 2015; Singapore Airlines group of carriers still account for over 50% of seats

Singapore will soon be the venue for the 137th IATA Slot Conference. We reveal how rapidly traffic has grown in the country, the leading airlines and country markets and how aircraft movements are spread across a typical day.

Tunisia tourism scares are resulting in major traffic declines between some of the key foreign visitor markets

Tunisia tourism scares are resulting in major traffic declines between some of the key foreign visitor markets

Tunisia’s tourism industry has suffered some major setbacks this year, especially the terrorism attack that occurred in Sousse in June, and the Bardo National Museum attack in March. anna.aero reveals the impact this has had on passenger numbers on UK and German routes and at two key airports.

Sweden sees 2% drop in September seat capacity driven by domestic cuts; Hong Kong becomes 49th country market as SAS launches flights

Sweden sees 2% drop in September seat capacity driven by domestic cuts; Hong Kong becomes 49th country market as SAS launches flights

Sweden recently welcomed its 49th country market connection when SAS commenced its latest route between Stockholm Arlanda and Hong Kong. However the addition of an extra country market has not helped grow capacity from the Scandinavian nation. anna.aero delves into the country’s data to see where capacity has been gained and lost.


GOL becomes the sixth carrier to operate from Suriname; Fly All Ways to become the seventh

GOL becomes the sixth carrier to operate from Suriname; Fly All Ways to become the seventh

Suriname, the smallest country in South America, has air links to seven country markets. This summer Paramaribo, the capital, welcomed GOL which became the sixth airline to serve the country. Overall for S15, capacity is down just 1.3%, however only Suriname Airlines and KLM are reporting growth. anna.aero looks further into Suriname’s route connectivity, and establishes the most popular country markets.

Pakistan sees a rise in seat capacity of 23%; flydubai is fastest growing airline while UAE is top foreign country market

Pakistan sees a rise in seat capacity of 23%; flydubai is fastest growing airline while UAE is top foreign country market

Pakistan has seen an increase in seat capacity over the past 12 months of just over 23%. anna.aero investigates to see which country markets have witnessed the greatest growth as a result of seat capacity increases, and which airports are experiencing the greatest growth.

Turkish Airlines grows faster in Egypt than MEB3

Turkish Airlines grows faster in Egypt than MEB3

Despite Turkish Airlines being the best connected airline to the African continent in terms of destinations served, when it comes to Egypt the carrier places second to Qatar Airways in relation to seat capacity. anna.aero looks into the connectivity contest between Turkish and the MEB3 carriers in Egypt, as well as looking to see which other airlines are growing the most out of the North African nation.


Ryanair becomes Poland’s #1 carrier; UK biggest market

Ryanair becomes Poland’s #1 carrier; UK biggest market

Ryanair’s capacity growth of 19% over the past 12 months has resulted in the ULCC becoming the nation’s largest airline. In S15, Poland’s overall seat capacity is up 11% compared to S14, with Iceland recording the largest increase of 58%, while Egypt recorded a decline of -199%. anna.aero looks further into the capacity distribution of Poland to see which country markets are growing the most, and breaks down the UK market into further detail.

Passenger growth slows in Lithuania; Ryanair still #1 carrier

Passenger growth slows in Lithuania; Ryanair still #1 carrier

In 2014, over 3.8 million passengers passed through the three commercial airports of Lithuania, a record for the country, yet it also witnessed one of the slowest growth rates of recent years. anna.aero investigates why growth has slowed down in Lithuania, and looks to see how the airline network has changed over the past 12 months.

Tajikistan reports a decrease in annual seat capacity despite Dushanbe showing a rise of 18.3%

Tajikistan reports a decrease in annual seat capacity despite Dushanbe showing a rise of 18.3%

Located in Central Asia, Tajikistan’s wonders nestle in the Pamir Mountains, not far from the north-western section of the Himalayas. This makes it a great geographical location, centralised as it is between three of the vast BRIC economies of China, Russia and India. anna.aero looks to see how the country’s aviation industry has changed over the past 12 months, and where its capacity has shifted to benefit Tajikistan’s connectivity.