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Turkish Airlines launches operations from new Istanbul Airport

Turkish Airlines launches operations from new Istanbul Airport

Turkish Airlines took the first steps in the planned transfer of its hub operation from Atatürk to the new Istanbul Airport on 31 October, when it began operations to two destinations. Two more routes were added the following day, with all operations due to switch by 31 December. Nick Preston investigates.

W18/19 airport analysis; Istanbul Atatürk leads route count while Moscow Sheremetyevo jumps up the rankings

W18/19 airport analysis; Istanbul Atatürk leads route count while Moscow Sheremetyevo jumps up the rankings

With the memories of summer beginning to fade, the start of the W18/19 season is little more than one week away. In our second seasonal sneak preview, Nick Preston looks at a typical winter week to discover which airports will offer the most routes and country markets, plus which one will host the most airlines.

Münster/Osnabrück Airport enjoyed 23% traffic growth in 2017; Munich is biggest route; three more services to launch this winter

Münster/Osnabrück Airport enjoyed 23% traffic growth in 2017; Munich is biggest route; three more services to launch this winter

Münster/Osnabrück Airport welcomed 963,000 passengers in 2017, representing its largest traffic throughput since 2012 and an impressive 23% increase versus 2016. Nick Preston takes a closer look at the airport’s recent traffic trends and identifies its leading airlines, routes and country markets.


Eindhoven-Istanbul is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 42,000 searches; Schiphol capacity reliever for Turkish Airlines??

Eindhoven-Istanbul is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 42,000 searches; Schiphol capacity reliever for Turkish Airlines??

In the past year, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that nearly 42,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for services between Eindhoven and Istanbul ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? Turkish Airlines operates five daily flights to Amsterdam, so will Eindhoven become its first regional destination in the Netherlands??

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.

Stuttgart Airport close to 11 million passengers in 2017; Eurowings dominates departure board, Berlin is leading destination

Stuttgart Airport close to 11 million passengers in 2017; Eurowings dominates departure board, Berlin is leading destination

Stuttgart Airport welcomed 10.98 million passengers in 2017, representing a 3.1% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston examines traffic and capacity trends at the German airport over the past 10 years, including its leading airlines, routes and country markets. 


Entebbe traffic hit 1.53 million passengers in 2017, up 8.1% versus 2016; Jambojet newest airline while Heathrow is leading unserved route

Entebbe traffic hit 1.53 million passengers in 2017, up 8.1% versus 2016; Jambojet newest airline while Heathrow is leading unserved route

Serving as the main gateway to Uganda, Entebbe Airport has witnessed a 310% increase in annual traffic between 2000 and last year. Jonathan Ford looks at how traffic has developed from the Ugandan gateway in recent years, which airlines are seeing potential, and highlights the top unserved markets.

Narrow-body aircraft on long-haul routes; US is leading market in S18, Copa Airlines heads airline rankings

Narrow-body aircraft on long-haul routes; US is leading market in S18, Copa Airlines heads airline rankings

Narrow-body aircraft are typically workhorses for short- and medium-haul flying. However, some carriers choose to deploy single-aisle types on longer sectors, including a growing number of LCCs. Nick Preston reveals the leading airlines, airports and country markets for long-haul narrow-body flights in S18.

Spain – Turkey capacity down 7.2% in 2017, Turkish Airlines is largest carrier, main hubs dominate market

Spain – Turkey capacity down 7.2% in 2017, Turkish Airlines is largest carrier, main hubs dominate market

There were 1.51 million two-way seats available between Spain and Turkey in 2017, a 7.2% decline compared to the previous year. This European country pair has now experienced two consecutive years of cuts. Nick Preston takes a look at recent trends in terms of its leading airlines, airports and routes.


Durban sees 24% passenger traffic increase in three years; set to launch first direct European service in autumn

Durban sees 24% passenger traffic increase in three years; set to launch first direct European service in autumn

Previously overshadowed by Cape Town and Johannesburg – despite serving South Africa’s second largest city – Durban has seen a rapid increase in passenger numbers since 2014. James Davis investigates the underlying seasonality trends and developments behind the airport’s recent growth, and analyses the top airlines and routes serving this coastal city. 

Air Tanzania gets 787-8 – but where will it fly it? Mumbai, London and Guangzhou best options

Air Tanzania gets 787-8 – but where will it fly it? Mumbai, London and Guangzhou best options

Air Tanzania reached a significant milestone earlier this month, when VIPs, staff and crew alike greeted the African airline’s first wide-body to its fleet – ushering in a new chapter in its development. Marc Watkins investigates the carrier’s existing network and its long-haul route plans for the future.

Hurghada traffic up 65% during Q1 2018, however market still down on 2015; 59% of international travellers flying on charter services

Hurghada traffic up 65% during Q1 2018, however market still down on 2015; 59% of international travellers flying on charter services

Hurghada is one of the leading airports in Egypt, particularly given its location close to the popular resorts that adorn the Red Sea coast. A market which has suffered in recent years, Jonathan Ford investigates the resurgence of the airport, and which markets are bouncing back the quickest.