Airline Analysis

Vanilla Air is fifth biggest carrier at Tokyo Narita; ANA’s LCC starting first route from Osaka Kansai later this month

Vanilla Air is fifth biggest carrier at Tokyo Narita; ANA’s LCC starting first route from Osaka Kansai later this month

Vanilla Air is a 100%-owned subsidiary of All Nippon Airways. We reveal how much competition the LCC faces on each route and how it compares with other carriers at Tokyo’s Narita Airport.

Garuda Indonesia reporting modest international growth; only 11 country markets currently served outside of Indonesia

Garuda Indonesia reporting modest international growth; only 11 country markets currently served outside of Indonesia

Garuda Indonesia has seen rapid growth domestically and from its in-house LCC Citilink. We reveal how quickly the airlines have grown since 2010, the airline’s busiest airports and which are its biggest international markets.

Virgin America faces uncertain future following Alaska Airlines purchase; 60 aircraft give it just 1.1% of US domestic market this Spring

Virgin America faces uncertain future following Alaska Airlines purchase; 60 aircraft give it just 1.1% of US domestic market this Spring

Virgin America serves 21 US and three Mexican destinations with 60 A320-series aircraft. We reveal how the airline has developed since 2007, which are its busiest airports and biggest routes, as well as destinations no longer served.


Southwest Airlines now serving almost 100 airports; biggest growth this summer at Dallas Love Field and Denver

Southwest Airlines now serving almost 100 airports; biggest growth this summer at Dallas Love Field and Denver

Of Southwest Airlines’ top 10 airports in 2006, eight are still in its top 10 in 2015. We reveal which two airports are new and which have dropped out as well as highlighting the airports with the biggest increases in Southwest services this summer.

Aer Lingus adds three new routes from Cork this summer; Düsseldorf, Leeds Bradford and Southampton raise network to 21 destinations

Aer Lingus adds three new routes from Cork this summer; Düsseldorf, Leeds Bradford and Southampton raise network to 21 destinations

Aer Lingus is the biggest airline at Ireland’s second busiest airport. We look at how the airline’s network has fluctuated since 2006, which are currently its busiest routes by ASKs and on which routes Ryanair competes head-to-head.

Wizz Air is #1 in Vilnius as network reaches 23 destinations; Ryanair set to compete on London Luton route, Vueling on Barcelona route

Wizz Air is #1 in Vilnius as network reaches 23 destinations; Ryanair set to compete on London Luton route, Vueling on Barcelona route

Wizz Air opened its Lithuanian base in April 2011 and has dropped just four of the 27 routes started since then. We look at how the network has grown, which are the busiest routes and what competition the ULCC faces in Vilnius.


Air Transat is almost two different airlines – winter versus summer; Cuba is #1 year-round

Air Transat is almost two different airlines – winter versus summer; Cuba is #1 year-round

Perhaps Air Transat should be named Canadian Caribbean Airlines in the winter and Canadian European Airlines in the summer, such is the difference in the carrier’s network between the seasons. anna.aero‘s data elves rummage through the operations one of the world’s most dynamic airlines.

NIKI growing in Croatia and Portugal in S16; operates 20 A320-series aircraft with Palma de Mallorca and Abu Dhabi top routes by ASKs

NIKI growing in Croatia and Portugal in S16; operates 20 A320-series aircraft with Palma de Mallorca and Abu Dhabi top routes by ASKs

With 11% of seat capacity at Vienna, NIKI is the second biggest carrier in the Austrian capital after Austrian Airlines, and will serve 52 destinations this summer. We reveal what route changes have happened since last summer.

Volotea operates almost 200 routes; Europe’s youngest LCC adding A319s; Albania, Malta, Moldova, Portugal and UK new in S16

Volotea operates almost 200 routes; Europe’s youngest LCC adding A319s; Albania, Malta, Moldova, Portugal and UK new in S16

This niche LCC began operations in April 2012 and will this summer operate 183 routes, that’s 146 more than it does in winter. We highlight the airline’s extreme seasonality, its busiest airports and where it’s growing this summer.


Philadelphia is American Airlines’ sixth largest hub after the oneworld member’s merger with US Airways; Orlando #1 destination

Philadelphia is American Airlines’ sixth largest hub after the oneworld member’s merger with US Airways; Orlando #1 destination

Since the two carriers merged in October last year, American Airlines has become the largest carrier from Philadelphia, with the airline commanding 73% of monthly seats from the hub. anna.aero takes a look to see how the oneworld member’s original four routes from the airport have evolved since the merger, and what the combined operation looks like compared to the original US Airways hub.

Alaska Airlines now #5 in US domestic market; 30 million passengers and 20 new routes in 2015; focus on California growth in 2016

Alaska Airlines now #5 in US domestic market; 30 million passengers and 20 new routes in 2015; focus on California growth in 2016

Not an LCC, not a member of a global alliance, but now the fifth biggest carrier in the US domestic market, we look at Alaska Airlines’ biggest and fastest-growing airports in 2016 and the new routes launched since the start of 2015.

VLM Airlines hoping for better fortunes in Friedrichshafen after lack of success in Liege; operating eight routes across five countries in S16

VLM Airlines hoping for better fortunes in Friedrichshafen after lack of success in Liege; operating eight routes across five countries in S16

VLM Airlines, which operates a small fleet of Fokker 50s, resumed its own-branded scheduled services early last year. We examine which routes have been launched, which have survived, and which have not.