Articles Tagged ‘Turkey’

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?

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?

Turkey's airports report growth of 24% in first half of 2010

Turkey’s airports report growth of 24% in first half of 2010

You want a country where air travel is booming? Then look no further than Turkey. Passenger numbers are up almost a quarter this year and all airports are growing. But which are growing fastest and which have been Turkish Airlines’ new destinations this year?


Veteran German fails to take pole: early summer capacity up 4.6% in Europe; LCCs make up for flag carrier downsizing

Veteran German fails to take pole: early summer capacity up 4.6% in Europe; LCCs make up for flag carrier downsizing

We’ve looked at capacity developments across Europe this summer by airport, country and airline. Who’s growing and who’s still shrinking, and by how much? We’ve got three graphs that summarise a huge amount of information.

SunExpress: Booming Lufthansa/Turkish JV grew 32% in 2009!  Will it grow by frequency or routes in 2010?

SunExpress: Booming Lufthansa/Turkish JV grew 32% in 2009! Will it grow by frequency or routes in 2010?

A rapidly growing carrier based in Turkey? Is it Turkish Airlines? Is it Pegasus? No it’s SunExpress. And the carrier plans to grow a further 25% this year. Which are its biggest Turkish bases?

UK charter traffic down 26% in just two years; Turkish market still growing but scheduled traffic growing faster

UK charter traffic down 26% in just two years; Turkish market still growing but scheduled traffic growing faster

The rise of LCCs has hit the UK charter market hard. But what have been the trends over the last two years? Who are the key remaining players and which African market was the fastest growing in 2009?


UK international traffic down 7.4% in 2009; but Turkey, Egypt and UAE all up strongly

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsHow did individual country markets perform in 2009? Which ‘mature’ markets performed least badly? How did new services influence demand in some smaller, long-haul markets? And what’s happening in the Central European markets?

Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen opens new terminal; demand up 40% so far in 2009

nl201109-airprot-100.jpgOne of Europe’s fastest growing airports has a great new terminal. How is demand split between domestic and international flights and how do the three major Turkish carriers compare? Which European and Middle Eastern LCCs serve the airport?

Turkish airports report double-digit growth this autumn; Istanbul leads way

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsTurkish airports will handle over 80 million passengers this year and most (but not all) are growing. But is it domestic or international traffic that is driving the growth? How dominant are Istanbul’s two airports?