Articles Tagged ‘Morocco’

Ireland and UK lag rest of Europe; taxation changes across Europe as Germany launches eco-tax from January

Ireland and UK lag rest of Europe; taxation changes across Europe as Germany launches eco-tax from January

How have Europe’s major country markets performed during the last three years? We look at monthly traffic trends for 12 European countries and identify the winners and losers. What can we expect in 2011?

Morocco's airports handle record 1.6 million passengers in July; passenger numbers up 15% in first seven months

Morocco’s airports handle record 1.6 million passengers in July; passenger numbers up 15% in first seven months

Like non-EU Turkey, Morocco’s airports have been having a great year with traffic booming. How fast are individual airports growing and what effect did the Icelandic volcano have in April? Which carriers are boosting traffic at the country’s smaller airports?

UK international air traffic demand almost back to last year's level in Q1; Egypt and Qatar now included in analysis

UK international air traffic demand almost back to last year’s level in Q1; Egypt and Qatar now included in analysis

So which ‘mature’ markets are performing best (and worst) from the UK in 2010? We’ve added two more countries to our basket of ‘emerging’ markets. And what’s up with the Moroccan and Polish markets?


Moroccan airport traffic up 3.7% in 2009; up 13% in Q1 2010

Moroccan airport traffic up 3.7% in 2009; up 13% in Q1 2010

A country where air traffic grew in 2009? Yes, they do exist. And passenger numbers are climbing fast in 2010 as well. How dominant is Casablanca and who has been adding routes to Morocco in 2009? And who can take the credit for Nador’s 40% growth last year?

Air Arabia Maroc launches with six destinations from Casablanca starting with Stansted

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisMorocco has a new low-cost airline. With two A320s the airline launches routes to four countries in the next fortnight. Who will be its main competitors on the selected routes and how many other routes might it start with its existing fleet?

Moroccan traffic down just 3% in Q1 2009

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsWith its ‘open-skies’ policy Morocco is coping rather better with the global downturn better than most. Which airports are still reporting growth in 2009 and which are not?


Moroccan airport traffic up 6% in 2008 driven by strong European growth

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsMorocco’s decision to sign up for “open-skies” to benefit its tourism industry continues to reap rewards. Airport traffic was up 6% in 2008, but which markets saw growth and which declined? Click here for more.

International traffic suffers downturn from UK; even Polish market stagnates in October

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsYes, it’s finally happened. UK-Poland traffic has stopped growing. But which mature and emerging country markets are still growing and which have seen the biggest drop in demand? Which Central European markets are still booming?

Demand at UK airports down 2% in Q3; four Central European markets still reporting double-digit growth

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsOnly a few UK airports reported traffic growth during the third quarter. Which ones? Which London airport suffered most in September? A dozen major country markets are still reporting double-digit growth. We name them!


Middle East & North Africa: Dubai surges ahead in race for hub dominance; Moroccan airports benefit from ‘open-skies’

Middle East & North Africa: Dubai surges ahead in race for hub dominance; Moroccan airports benefit from ‘open-skies’Dubai is now twice as big as any other airport in the Middle East and North Africa and added three times more passengers than its nearest rival Cairo. Morocco’s airports all had a good 2007 though growth is slowing in 2008.

Jet4you: TUI’s Moroccan-based LCC is focused on France

Jet4you: TUI’s Moroccan-based LCC is focused on FranceAs carriers take advantage of Morocco’s ‘open-skies deal with the EU, local TUI-supported LCC jet4you is developing its network. Focussing primarily on France the airline operates four aircraft including one based in Paris. Which other European markets has it ventured into and where is it avoiding? What is its share of Moroccan international traffic?

Tunisia losing out to Morocco and Egypt

0802010_tunisia_01.gifWithout an ‘open-skies’ agreement with Europe and without the same all-year-round sunshine as Egypt, Tunisia has struggled in recent years to maximise its tourism potential. Early indications are that 2007 wasn’t a great year either so why is a Turkish company building a new airport only 60 kilometres from Monastir? And why are there hardly any LCCs in the market?