Articles Tagged ‘Italian airport trends’
Italian airport traffic growth grinds to a halt; Bergamo and Fiumicino buck trend for different reasons
Italy’s airports had a bad August with only four of the top 13 reporting growth. Cumulative year-to-date traffic at Italian airports in 2008 is now just 2%, well down on the 10% of last year. However, a few smaller airports are reporting strong growth, which ones?
Traffic data for Italy’s airports reveals the impact that Alitalia’s focus on Rome has had at other airports. The re-timing of Easter also had a significant impact on April traffic. Pisa and Bergamo continue to benefit from LCCs but which smaller airport has seen traffic double?
Italian airports continue to report healthy growth despite the chaos surrounding Alitalia’s future. Only one of Italy’s “million” club saw traffic decline last year. Which one? Which Spanish-sounding airport has got off to a great 2008 and which previously fast growing airport has a slightly uncertain future?
Despite Alitalia’s woes growth at Italian airports averaged over 10% last year. Which were the fastest growing and which airport was the only member of the “1 Million” club to see traffic fall? What share of capacity do the major players have at Italy’s top 15 airports? In the major country markets what roles do LCCs and foreign carriers play?
Italian airports are witnessing double-digit growth this year with several reporting traffic up more than 20% year-on-year. Which airports are leading the way and which award-winning airport is dragging its heels? Clue: it’s one lots of airlines would like to fly to, but aren’t allowed to.
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?