Is Girona still the fastest growing airport among Spain’s major airports? How many airports are achieving double-digit growth? Which airport has carried more passengers in nine months this year than all of last year? Which airports are actually down on traffic? Are Madrid and Barcelona still surging ahead with double-digit growth?
Two months on since we last looked, how have the major and not-so-major AEA member airlines been getting on? Is KLM still the best for load factor? What caused BA’s growth ‘spike’ in August? Which airline is genuinely growing at more than 40% compared to last year? And who is still struggling to reach last year’s figures?
Is Munich still the fastest growing of the Top 8 major German airports? Which airport has moved from negative growth to positive growth in the last two months? And which of the second tier airports is now growing at more than 20% for the year-to-date? Might it have anything to do with Ryanair by any chance? That would be telling.
Comparing the last week of summer with the first week of winter reveals around a 7% drop off in capacity. Which countries are affected most? And which are most resilient to the onset of winter?
Do all airlines cut capacity in winter? We look at Europe’s 40 biggest carriers and see which, if any, have added capacity this winter. And which carriers cut back capacity the most? We take a closer look.
Domestic traffic stagnates without competition; international traffic growth healthy thanks to foreign LCCs
The DGAC has finally released data for the French air travel in the first half of 2007. The domestic market is virtually flat while international traffic is growing at around 8%. But which countries are growing fastest and which are either flat or in decline? Which are the fastest growing airlines in the French market? And has Marseille’s MP2 delivered growth?
Compared to 2005 Brazil’s traffic in the first half of 2007 had shown around 25% growth. Then the fatal crash of a TAM A320 in July triggered changes in the Brazilian market. For the following two months traffic was back at 2005 levels. Which airlines have grown market share in the last year and what has happened to load factors?
As summer draws to a close Europe’s LCCs start to see their average load factors start to drop. But who has still managed to keep loads at over 85%? Apart from Vueling is anyone else reporting growth of much more than 25%?
After signs of an apparent slowdown in the rate of traffic growth at Indian airports, June and July saw traffic growth head back up again to around 35%, despite plans to rationalise and consolidate. Which airports are growing fastest and which carriers have gained market share in October compared with when we last looked in August?
Despite Alitalia’s troubles, traffic at Italian airports has been surging ahead in 2007. Only Milan Linate among the top airports has failed to achieve at least 6% growth so far this year. How much do the airports of Rome and Milan dominate the Italian airport market? And which airports have recorded 50% growth in the last two years?
easyJet has just announced it will start three new French domestic routes in 2008, two of them regional routes not involving Paris. Which are the leading French domestic routes and how has traffic developed since 2000? How much will easyJet need to stimulate demand to get sufficient passengers on their new routes?
UK airports are having a funny old year. London is struggling for growth while the world awaits Heathrow’s T5 though London City is booming. Various regional airports are benefiting from LCC investment and yet London Stansted, Europe’s #1 LCC airport is losing traffic. What’s happening in different parts of the UK? We show you month-by-month in 2007.