Posted on 14 February 2011
Turkey and Egypt are growing fast
As charters have been eased out of some of their Spanish markets they have moved into other regions which have been less vulnerable to low-cost attack. These markets tend to be non-EU and have slightly longer sector lengths. Since 2003 charter traffic to Turkey has increased 79% while traffic to Egypt has increased from 263,000 in 2001 to 1.43 million in 2007.
In 2007 the fastest growing charter markets (minimum 200,000 annual passengers) were Turkey (+13.2%), Cyprus (+7.8%) and Mexico (+2.8%). In several markets where charter traffic was down overall traffic was up thanks to an increase in scheduled services. This applies to Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, India, Malta, Spain and the USA.
Source : Anna aero