Articles Tagged ‘Ireland’

Airport traffic across Europe growing solidly in 2015; Ireland and Greece lead way with Nordic countries and Russia facing challenges

Airport traffic across Europe growing solidly in 2015; Ireland and Greece lead way with Nordic countries and Russia facing challenges

We’ve collected airport traffic data for 20 European countries and plotted the growth over the last 18/30 months. We reveal the winners and losers and illustrate the impact of the re-timing of Easter.

Ryanair biggest airline in Hungary, Lithuania, Spain and Slovakia; close second in Belgium, Ireland and Italy

Ryanair biggest airline in Hungary, Lithuania, Spain and Slovakia; close second in Belgium, Ireland and Italy

Arguably Europe’s most European airlines with aircraft and crews based in 12 different countries, Ryanair is also the leading airline in several unexpected markets. In which country markets is it #1 and what share of the total market does it have? In which EU country does it have more than 50% of the market?

Ryanair only responsible for half Ireland's 23% reduction in passenger numbers since 2008

Ryanair only responsible for half Ireland’s 23% reduction in passenger numbers since 2008

We all know about Ryanair’s high-profile decision to reduce the number of aircraft it has based in Dublin in recent years, but which other carriers have cut capacity (or disappeared) since 2008? How does Ireland’s annual air passenger development since 1999 compare with Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK? What’s happened to the Irish domestic […]


August data suggests European airports face difficult 2011 H2; German and UK airport traffic up less than 1%

August data suggests European airports face difficult 2011 H2; German and UK airport traffic up less than 1%

With lots of airport traffic data now available for August what trends can be seen developing this year across Europe’s biggest markets? Which country market unexpectedly lost passengers in August? And which Nordic country reported double-digit growth?

Knock gets weekly Düsseldorf service next summer; Ireland - Germany market trebled between 2002 and 2008

Knock gets weekly Düsseldorf service next summer; Ireland – Germany market trebled between 2002 and 2008

Ireland West Airport Knock this week announced its first route to/from Germany. How often will the service operate and for how much of next summer? How big is the market between Ireland and Germany and how has it developed since 2002? Which airlines offer the most peak season capacity, and how has it changed since […]

The ‘opposite’ is true – Irish inbound traffic is declining! Letter from Michael Cawley COO & Deputy CEO, Ryanair

The ‘opposite’ is true – Irish inbound traffic is declining! Letter from Michael Cawley COO & Deputy CEO, Ryanair

Michael Cawley, COO & Deputy CEO, Ryanair, writes a fulsome critique of  our analysis “Ryanair vs. Irish Government” in which he tells us that Ryanair’s own figures suggest the complete opposite to the Irish Central Statistics Office trends: that in fact inbound traffic is declining, that Air Passenger Duty is very bad, and that Ryanair […]


Ryanair V Irish govt: Air Passenger Duty and inbound/outbound tourism – an anna.aero unbiased analysis

Ryanair V Irish govt: Air Passenger Duty and inbound/outbound tourism – an anna.aero unbiased analysis

So it looks like the €3 tourism tax is set to stay in Ireland, after the country’s airlines and government failed to reach agreement about new services. We take a closer look at three trends; the development of the inbound / outbound markets, capacity changes by country since 2008, and which country markets generate the […]

Ireland West Airport Knock celebrates 25th anniversary; served by Aer Lingus, bmibaby, Flybe and Ryanair

Ireland West Airport Knock celebrates 25th anniversary; served by Aer Lingus, bmibaby, Flybe and Ryanair

Celebrating a quarter of a century this week is Ireland’s Knock airport. How has traffic developed since 1986 and how seasonal is demand? Which UK routes are the busiest and have the highest (and lowest) load factors? Which international destinations have been added in recent years?

UK-Spain is biggest intra-European airline market; how much have ‘foreign’ airlines invaded top country-pair markets?

UK-Spain is biggest intra-European airline market; how much have ‘foreign’ airlines invaded top country-pair markets?

Which are the leading intra-European international travel markets this summer? Which country-pairs are most dominated by carriers from just one of the countries? And which country-pairs have seen the biggest invasion of foreign airlines thanks to EU liberalisation?


Ryanair and DAA in high-profile 'talks' about Shannon’s future; anna.aero presents some unbiased analysis

Ryanair and DAA in high-profile ‘talks’ about Shannon’s future; anna.aero presents some unbiased analysis

We present our own analysis of what’s been happening at Shannon airport in Ireland. How has traffic developed over the last 13 years by geographic segment? Just how many routes has Ryanair operated from Shannon, and which routes have been dropped? And which new routes have been started during the last year?

Aer Lingus adapts to new home in Dublin’s T2; adding Aberdeen, Izmir, Perpignan and Stuttgart for S11

Aer Lingus adapts to new home in Dublin’s T2; adding Aberdeen, Izmir, Perpignan and Stuttgart for S11

How has the airline developed in recent years and which are its biggest airports after Dublin? On which routes does it face competition from Ryanair and how do fares compare with Ryanair on a basket of routes for an imminent weekend break?

Dublin opens Terminal 2 amid economic crisis; DAA pax down 13% in 2010; 40 Irish routes dropped in two years

Dublin opens Terminal 2 amid economic crisis; DAA pax down 13% in 2010; 40 Irish routes dropped in two years

It’s been a mixed week in Ireland. The country’s capital airport finally opened its new terminal while the country sought an EU bail out. But which routes have been lost from which airports in the last two years?