Articles Tagged ‘Russia’

Sochi traffic up 30% in January; we chat with Alexander Nikonov about route opportunities

Sochi traffic up 30% in January; we chat with Alexander Nikonov about route opportunities

With 12 new routes in 2020 and a 30% increase in traffic in January, Sochi – a sea resort with skiing one hour away – is on the up. 

Zanzibar now East Africa’s fourth-largest airport – seven new airlines

Zanzibar now East Africa’s fourth-largest airport – seven new airlines

Zanzibar has risen three places to fourth-largest airport, thanks to seven new airlines (and one returning), multiple new routes, and new inbound markets.

Sochi grows 201%; now Russia’s fifth-largest airport

Sochi grows 201%; now Russia’s fifth-largest airport

Sochi added almost five million seats between 2010-2019 for a CAGR of 11.6%. It rose to 15.5% between 2013-2019. We look at what’s been driving this growth.


Moscow Domodedovo – more passengers in September than all of Norway

Moscow Domodedovo – more passengers in September than all of Norway

Moscow Domodedovo had more passengers in September than Norway and almost twice as many as Switzerland. We examine its network.

Ural Airlines launches EIGHT routes from Moscow Zhukovsky

Ural Airlines launches EIGHT routes from Moscow Zhukovsky

Zhukovsky is a “simple, inexpensive” airport; we chat with management about future routes – helped by not being a Moscow airport for bilaterals.

Abu Dhabi interview: 40 routes identified for Wizz Air in first four years

Abu Dhabi interview: 40 routes identified for Wizz Air in first four years

We speak with Khalil Lamrabet, SVP of Aviation Development at Abu Dhabi Airports, with a focus on the airport’s two new home-based LCCs.


St Petersburg now offers 7th freedoms to 30 countries

St Petersburg now offers 7th freedoms to 30 countries

With 7th freedoms to 30 European countries, St Petersburg’s tourism will grow. 

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.

Domestic markets review 2018: India and Indonesia overtake Japan; Nepal and Bolivia see fastest growth

Domestic markets review 2018: India and Indonesia overtake Japan; Nepal and Bolivia see fastest growth

Capacity on global domestic services increased by 6.2% in 2018 versus last year, with over 3.31 billion seats on sale this year. The US is the largest market but China is closing the gap, and developing markets including India and Indonesia are progressing. Nick Preston examines this year’s domestic growth trends.


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.

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.

Japan capacity up 29% from 2008 to 2017; international increase outpaces domestic demand, South Korea fastest growth market in 2017

Japan capacity up 29% from 2008 to 2017; international increase outpaces domestic demand, South Korea fastest growth market in 2017

There were 257.65 million two-way seats serving Japanese airports in 2017, 29% more than in 2008. Nick Preston explores 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.