Articles Tagged ‘Greece’

3,750+ routes launched in 2018; Berlin Tegel, Vienna lead; US widens gap as top new route market

3,750+ routes launched in 2018; Berlin Tegel, Vienna lead; US widens gap as top new route market

The final new route numbers are in for 2018! anna.aero has been busy studying its New Routes Database to highlight the most newsworthy network statistics from last year. We reveal the top airlines, country markets and airports for new routes in 2018, and a take a look ahead to see what is coming in 2019.

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.

Russia rules European capacity growth in 2017; FLAPI airports all see traffic increase, Amsterdam fastest growing last year

Russia rules European capacity growth in 2017; FLAPI airports all see traffic increase, Amsterdam fastest growing last year

Russia led a group of 20 select European nations with a 16% year-on-year increase in departing seat capacity in 2017. Nick Preston examines other European traffic trends, including growth rates at the continent’s five largest hub airports, with Amsterdam seeing the biggest increase in passengers last year.


US traffic increases by 19% from 2008 to 2017; Stewart was fastest expanding airport last year, Cuba leads international growth race

US traffic increases by 19% from 2008 to 2017; Stewart was fastest expanding airport last year, Cuba leads international growth race

There were 965 million passengers on flights to and from US airports in 2017, 19% more than the previous year. Nick Preston examines traffic developments in the US over the past 10 years and identifies its domestic and international growth trends, as well the fastest growing airports and international markets.

Canadian capacity increased by 34% from 2008 to 2017; foreign flights account for most seats; Portugal fastest-growing international market

Canadian capacity increased by 34% from 2008 to 2017; foreign flights account for most seats; Portugal fastest-growing international market

There were 139.28 million two-way seats serving Canadian airports in 2017, 34% more than in 2008. Nick Preston examines the main trends in this market over the past 10 years, including a comparison of domestic and international capacity and the fastest-growing airports and international country markets.

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.


Europe, Middle East and Africa S18 review; UK biggest market; Jeddah – Riyadh is busiest route

Europe, Middle East and Africa S18 review; UK biggest market; Jeddah – Riyadh is busiest route

This week, in the second instalment of our regional review for S18, we look at Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Nick Preston takes a look at the region’s busiest country markets, airlines and routes for a typical peak week in summer and offers a comparison of this year’s schedules with those of S17.

Ryanair's French Fancies; biggest potential for new bases in Paris, Marseille and Toulouse?

Ryanair’s French Fancies; biggest potential for new bases in Paris, Marseille and Toulouse?

On 17 January, Ryanair released a number of new routes for W18/19 serving the French market. At the same time it announced that it is in talks with various airports about the possibility of opening bases in the country. anna.aero has considered the ULCC’s current operations in France, alongside its recent approach to network strategy, […]

Seasonality: Jet2.com and Greek Islands most extreme in anna.aero leisure-legacy comparison

Seasonality: Jet2.com and Greek Islands most extreme in anna.aero leisure-legacy comparison

As the Northern Hemisphere looks forward to the start of the S17 season at the end of March, we reveal the seasonality issues that various favourite holiday hotspots in Europe have to deal with. Plus we reveal how SAS differs from other European legacy carriers.


Thessaloniki Airport's traffic is up 8.1% in 2016; handling 43% more passengers than it did in 2012; expansion plans delayed

Thessaloniki Airport’s traffic is up 8.1% in 2016; handling 43% more passengers than it did in 2012; expansion plans delayed

Thessaloniki Airport in Greece between January and November last year welcomed 5.62 million passengers, an increase of 8.1% when compared to the same period of 2015. We take a closer look at Thessaloniki’s traffic and airline developments, plus we delve deeper into the expansion issues of Greece’s third largest airport.  

Airports in Croatia, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Spain reporting excellent growth so far in 2016

Airports in Croatia, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Spain reporting excellent growth so far in 2016

We analyse the growth trends across 20 European country markets to reveal the winners and losers so far in 2016. Can you guess the five country markets which are seeing traffic declines in the first half of this year?

New airline route announcements and fascinating facts and figures we came across this week (2016 – week 3)

New airline route announcements and fascinating facts and figures we came across this week (2016 – week 3)

In our newest feature we reveal what exciting route news and statistical trivia our data elves have come across during the last week while reading their e-mails (that’s short for elf-mail) and preparing this week’s stories.