Billund Airport Terminal

Located in central Denmark, Billund has a modest population of just under 7,000 people. It is best known as the home of Lego, the toy company famous for its plastic building bricks. The company built its own airfield in the early 1960s, which has evolved into Billund Airport. The world famous visitor attraction Legoland, which […]

South West Florida Airport

Analysis of Cirium Data and Analytics schedule information for May 2021 and May 2019 shows that six of the top 12 airports with the biggest increase in the number of flights compared with two years ago are all in Florida. Whereas Sarasota/Bradenton led the way in April, it has slipped to second in May, as […]

May 24, 2021 | Airports, North America, Top Story

88 New Routes

Since our first look at the North American market four weeks ago, there have been plenty of developments worthy of note. With Easter occurring at the beginning of April, passenger numbers relative to the same dates in 2019 saw a new post-pandemic peak of 60% being reached on 31 March and staying at over 60% […]

French Airport Traffic up at ski resort airports

A recently published statistical report for 2020 from UAF (Union des Aéroports Francais) revealed that across all French metropolitan airports (those in mainland France and Corsica) passenger numbers were down 68.4%, from 201.38m in 2019 to 63.67m last year. The number of airports that handled more than one million passengers fell from 17 in 2019 […]

May 17, 2021 | Airports, Europe, News & Analysis

Wizz 4 Aircraft Base FCO

The news that Wizz Air was going to announce a major new base at Rome’s main airport might have sent waves of panic through the corridors of Alitalia’s head office. The Italian flag-carrier may have been concerned that the aggressive ULCC might do what it did when it announced its base in Oslo last year, […]

May 15, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, Top Story


Traffic trends and route development in North America, defined here as encompassing Canada, the US and Mexico. Although the US domestic market recovered relatively slowly last summer, at least compared with some European markets, its recovery has continued through the winter season and into spring. As passenger data from TSA makes clear, US domestic passenger […]

Sarasota Airport 2

Recent new route announcements from US carriers have made it clear that underserved destinations along America’s east coast are proving particularly popular with network planners. The ANKER Report has analysed weekly schedule data for the last week of April 2021 to see which airports have seen the biggest increase (in absolute terms rather than percentage […]