Airline Analysis

Virgin Atlantic Airways focussing ever more on US flights; many non-US routes dropped, as well as domestic Little Red operations

Virgin Atlantic Airways focussing ever more on US flights; many non-US routes dropped, as well as domestic Little Red operations

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic Airways is the second biggest carrier between the UK and US and with Delta Air Lines now heavily involved in the carrier more US route are planned. We look at the airline’s growth during the last 20 years and its biggest routes by ASKs this summer.

Solaseed Air has 3% of Japan’s domestic market ranking it eighth; operates 10 routes with a fleet of 12 174-seat 737-800s

Solaseed Air has 3% of Japan’s domestic market ranking it eighth; operates 10 routes with a fleet of 12 174-seat 737-800s

We look at Solaseed Air’s position in the Japanese domestic market, which routes it operates and what competition it faces on each route. Plus a look at the airline’s schedules in terms of early and late flights.

Air France still dominates at CDG and Orly, but easyJet and Vueling continue to eat into its share

Air France still dominates at CDG and Orly, but easyJet and Vueling continue to eat into its share

Air France is still clinging on to having more than 50% of seats and frequencies at its main Paris CDG hub, despite the LCC onslaught. Seven years since our data elves last looked under the hood at the SkyTeam carrier’s biggest operations, they check the oil and kick the tyres again.


GoAir, India’s fifth largest airline, continues generic growth rather than adding new routes; Delhi #1 airport and no international flights ‒ yet

GoAir, India’s fifth largest airline, continues generic growth rather than adding new routes; Delhi #1 airport and no international flights ‒ yet

The last route launches we can find in the anna.aero New Route Database for GoAir were way back in November 2014, and with none planned. Despite that fact, the LCC is flying smart and is expected to grow its ASKs by 11% this year. anna.aero investigates India’s fifth largest carrier.

Icelandair introduces 767s to its fleet; launches Montreal as latest North American destination; Boston #1 route for ASKs

Icelandair introduces 767s to its fleet; launches Montreal as latest North American destination; Boston #1 route for ASKs

Icelandair has reported double-digit growth for each of the last six years. It now serves 40 destinations non-stop, with Montreal its newest route. We reveal the airline’s top routes by ASKs and which routes have been added since 2014.

Wizz Air reaches 20 million passengers per annum milestone; 25 bases across Central and Eastern Europe but Luton remains #1 airport

Wizz Air reaches 20 million passengers per annum milestone; 25 bases across Central and Eastern Europe but Luton remains #1 airport

In the week that Wizz Air celebrates its 12th birthday, we reveal which of the ULCC’s country markets are growing fastest this summer, which are its busiest airports and which cities it has added to its network in the last 12 months. Plus a look at which routes have been dropped.


SunExpress Germany continues its network diversification; Italy in, Tunisia out; Egypt down; Bulgaria up

SunExpress Germany continues its network diversification; Italy in, Tunisia out; Egypt down; Bulgaria up

Advertised on SunExpress’ Facebook page, but not available to buy on its homepage is the Hamburg to Bodrum route. Confused? So are we. anna.aero takes a look at this unclassifiable airline to see where it is growing, and which markets have witnessed capacity culls this summer.

Turkmenistan Airlines’ Ashgabat-Turkmenabat is #1 route; Dubai is fastest growing destination; Bangkok-Moscow most popular connection

Turkmenistan Airlines’ Ashgabat-Turkmenabat is #1 route; Dubai is fastest growing destination; Bangkok-Moscow most popular connection

Turkmenistan Airlines has in the past 12 months increased its overall seat capacity by 1.6%. anna.aero takes a closer look into the airline’s developments (or lack of) during the past year, and investigates the carrier’s most popular connections via its Ashgabat hub.

Monarch Airlines adds three new destinations for 2016; 12 new routes, eight dropped as flights set to increase by 5% this summer

Monarch Airlines adds three new destinations for 2016; 12 new routes, eight dropped as flights set to increase by 5% this summer

Monarch Airlines is facing an unclear future as owners Greybull Capital explore various options regarding the airline’s evolution. Meanwhile, we examine the leisure carrier’s S16 network and how this has changed since S15.


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.