Articles Tagged ‘Turkey’

Turkey’s airports report traffic growth of 14.2% in 2011; Turkish Airlines' passengers up 12%, Pegasus up 32%

Turkey’s airports report traffic growth of 14.2% in 2011; Turkish Airlines’ passengers up 12%, Pegasus up 32%

Turkey’s air transport market is going from strength to strength. Airport traffic is booming and its two major airlines are both reporting double-digit growth. But which two airports have swopped places in the top 12 rankings? And which airlines have already announced what new routes to and from Turkey this summer?

Turkish Airlines now operates most diverse hub in Europe; 172 destinations served non-stop from Istanbul

Turkish Airlines now operates most diverse hub in Europe; 172 destinations served non-stop from Istanbul

Turkish Airlines will have started 20 new routes (19 international) from Istanbul’s main airport by the end of 2011. As a result it has now well and truly overtaken Lufthansa for the most non-stop destinations from a single airport in Europe. But how quickly have passenger numbers grown in recent years and which geographic market […]

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?


Bodrum airport increasingly appealing to UK LCCs; easyJet, Jet2.com and Monarch have all added routes recently

Bodrum airport increasingly appealing to UK LCCs; easyJet, Jet2.com and Monarch have all added routes recently

Turkey’s seventh busiest airport is popular with UK holidaymakers but less so with German sun-seekers. How seasonal is demand at the airport and which new scheduled routes have been launched in the last two years? How important is the domestic market and which carriers operate to where?

Pegasus expanding internationally with new routes to Romania and Iran; four new 737s delivered in April

Pegasus expanding internationally with new routes to Romania and Iran; four new 737s delivered in April

Turkish LCC Pegasus is expanding rapidly, having already added seven new 737-800s to its fleet in 2011. How is its route network split between domestic and international services and which are the leading country markets it serves? Which new routes is it adding from Istanbul this summer?

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?


Analysis of data at 300 European airports reveals winners and losers in 2010 by airport and country; demand up 4.8%

Analysis of data at 300 European airports reveals winners and losers in 2010 by airport and country; demand up 4.8%

We analyse our updated, downloadable spreadsheet featuring traffic and trend data for 300 European airports. Which airports were among the fastest-growing two years running and which were the fastest-growing (and shrinking) country markets?

Turkish Airlines now #4 among Europe’s flag-carriers; over 20 destinations added from Istanbul in two years

Turkish Airlines now #4 among Europe’s flag-carriers; over 20 destinations added from Istanbul in two years

Now operating more than 150 aircraft, Turkish Airlines is rapidly creating a major hub in Istanbul. How quickly is its transfer traffic growing and which are the airline’s leading country markets? And which sporting teams and stars is it sponsoring to help spread its ‘global’ message?

BRICs and MORTAR: Building for growth in air transport

BRICs and MORTAR: Building for growth in air transport

You’ve heard of the BRIC nations and their burgeoning economies, but we’ve found some more booming air transport markets and come up with the acronym MORTAR. Can you guess which countries are involved? What do they have in common? Air traffic growth of over 15% in 2010, that’s what.


Capacity growth at 22 of top 25 European country markets this winter; Greek and Irish stats reflect economic woes

Capacity growth at 22 of top 25 European country markets this winter; Greek and Irish stats reflect economic woes

Our annual review of European winter capacity shows that European capacity is up around 6% this winter, the UK is only just ahead of Germany, Lufthansa is holding off Ryanair and only one of the top 15 airports is reporting a decline.

Air Astana reveals plans to add five new routes this winter; Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan to benefit

Air Astana reveals plans to add five new routes this winter; Russia, Tajikistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan to benefit

Air Astana will soon be receiving some lovely new E190s and has announced some new routes on which they will operate. Three of the routes are from Almaty, the country’s former capital and growing hub for the airline.

Leading UK country markets show significant changes this summer as overall international traffic shows no growth

Leading UK country markets show significant changes this summer as overall international traffic shows no growth

Total passenger numbers across the UK may be very similar but dig a little deeper and some significant market developments can be identified. How has UK demand developed since 1981 and which country markets are the biggest winners and losers this summer?