Articles Tagged ‘Turkey’

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?


Growth in Turkish market driven by domestic demand; SAW sees rapid growth everywhere

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsWhat’s this? A country where air travel demand has been growing throughout 2009? Yes, it’s true and we show you which are the fastest growing airports in Turkey and which new international routes have been started.

Pegasus Airlines wings its way to mainland Europe with increasing scheduled services

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisThe owners of Istanbul-based Pegasus are now also the largest shareholder in airberlin. But what routes does Pegasus serve around Europe? How extensive is its domestic network and what are its frequencies on the busiest routes?

Early summer capacity down by 4.8% in Europe; Norwegian in pole position for growth

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryThis weekend sees the start of the summer season and our analysis reveals that airlines at European airports are offering around 5% fewer seats compared with a year ago. We look at the leading airports, airlines and country markets and see which are growing fastest (if at all) and which are in decline (and by how much).


Turkey’s airport traffic grew by 6% in 2008 fuelled by rapid expansion of Turkish Airlines

Article Thumbnail: Country FocusJust two airports handled 55% of Turkey’s 74 million airport passengers last year. Which ones? Seasonality is extreme at some airports. Which airports has Turkish Airlines recently added to its network and which airline legends are helping to guide Pegasus Airlines to a brighter future?

European winter capacity down by 2.3%; UK and Spain struggling, Turkey booming

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryWe take a detailed look at how capacity this winter has changed for Europe’s biggest airports, countries and airlines. Which of the top airports are still seeing growth? What’s happening in Central Europe (not what you might expect) and which airlines are still adding capacity?

Turkish Airlines still growing at 15%; Baghdad and Birmingham new for this winter

Article Thumbnail: Base AnalysisA lack of EU membership has not stopped Turkey’s national airline from growing profitably at 15% per annum in recent years. This year it has already received 11 new aircraft from Airbus and Boeing. But which new routes has it started and how seasonal is demand?