Airline Analysis

American Airlines grows by 4.8% at Dallas/Fort Worth in 2014; 185 destinations served this May

American Airlines grows by 4.8% at Dallas/Fort Worth in 2014; 185 destinations served this May

anna.aero undertakes an in-depth analysis of exactly what are the top 12 routes flown by the world’s biggest carrier – American Airlines – from its busiest operational base in terms of weekly seat capacity this May – Dallas/Fort Worth Airport.

Ryanair growing again in Madrid, its sixth biggest base; over 70 routes launched since 2006 but over 30 dropped

Ryanair growing again in Madrid, its sixth biggest base; over 70 routes launched since 2006 but over 30 dropped

Ryanair has its sixth biggest base at Europe’s sixth busiest airport. We reveal which routes have been started there since 2006, which routes have been dropped and when the airline’s operations peaked in Madrid.

AirAsia now serves over 60 destinations from its main Kuala Lumpur base; almost 75% of flights compete directly with Malaysia Airlines

AirAsia now serves over 60 destinations from its main Kuala Lumpur base; almost 75% of flights compete directly with Malaysia Airlines

AirAsia has now overtaken Malaysia Airlines to be the biggest carrier at KLIA. We reveal the airline’s growth during the last decade, leading and fastest-growing country markets, and overlap with national carrier.


Thai Airways ‘smiles’ its way to network growth; Singapore and China markets grow as domestic routes get trimmed

Thai Airways ‘smiles’ its way to network growth; Singapore and China markets grow as domestic routes get trimmed

Two years, six months and one week (give or take a day or two) ago, Thai Airways launched its last service to Sapporo Chitose in Japan. Since then the Thai national carrier has used its LCC, Thai Smile Airways, to power its network growth. Our data elves delve into the airline’s network secrets.

airberlin still #1 in German capital serving 61 destinations non-stop; Billund and Prague new, but nine routes dropped in last two years

airberlin still #1 in German capital serving 61 destinations non-stop; Billund and Prague new, but nine routes dropped in last two years

Berlin Tegel is still airberlin’s biggest base. We reveal its development during the last decade, which country markets are growing (and shrinking) and which routes have been terminated in the last two years.

Xiamen Airlines passes 20 million passenger mark in 2014; Amsterdam will become first European route in July using 787s

Xiamen Airlines passes 20 million passenger mark in 2014; Amsterdam will become first European route in July using 787s

Xiamen Airlines operates an all-Boeing fleet and has doubled in size in just six years. Still dominated by its domestic network, we reveal what new international route are being added in 2015.


Allegiant Air loves Florida; sets passenger record in March as Indianapolis, New Orleans and Pittsburgh are added to network

Allegiant Air loves Florida; sets passenger record in March as Indianapolis, New Orleans and Pittsburgh are added to network

We know Allegiant Air doesn’t like being written about. But sorry guys, you’re just too interesting (and profitable) to ignore. We examine the airline’s monthly (and daily) operations, leading airports and new airports for 2015.

HK Express growing fast as Hong Kong’s only dedicated low-fare airline

HK Express growing fast as Hong Kong’s only dedicated low-fare airline

HK Express is growing rapidly from its Hong Kong base. Launched as an LCC in October 2013, now operating with 10 174-seat A320s, we examine the airline’s leading routes and how much competition it faces.

Loganair reaches new heights in 2014; operates mostly on behalf of Flybe but still maintains some independent Scottish services

Loganair reaches new heights in 2014; operates mostly on behalf of Flybe but still maintains some independent Scottish services

Loganair carried over 600,000 passengers for the first time in its 50-year history last year. We reveal its growth during the last decade, fleet details, busiest airports and busiest routes, as well as details of its own inter-island flights.


Shenzhen Airlines flies to 69 airports; Shenzhen-Beijing is #1 route

Shenzhen Airlines flies to 69 airports; Shenzhen-Beijing is #1 route

A Star Alliance member since November 2012, Shenzhen Airlines has managed to establish itself as the fourth largest operator in China, behind Air China, but above Hainan Airlines. With the carrier operating a total of 221 non-stop routes, anna.aero looks at Shenzhen Airlines’ network for this March.

easyJet still growing in Rome despite Vueling’s rapid expansion; nine new routes added, five dropped in last 12 months

easyJet still growing in Rome despite Vueling’s rapid expansion; nine new routes added, five dropped in last 12 months

easyJet has now slipped behind Vueling at Italy’s busiest airport. The two carriers overlap on 24 routes from Rome’s Fiumicino airport. We look at how easyJet’s Rome operations have evolved and what other competition it now faces.

Southwest ready to smash 140 million in 2015; Chicago Midway still #1

Southwest ready to smash 140 million in 2015; Chicago Midway still #1

Southwest Airlines recently celebrated its birthday of providing its low fares by that new-fangled thing called the internet (well it was 20 years ago). In the last 10 years it has carried over 1.1 billion passengers, add this year’s expected passengers and you have a number close to India’s population (1.25 billion). We go under the hood of the world’s biggest LCC.