Airline Analysis

GOL grows traffic by 10% in 2014; 97% of seats in domestic market

GOL grows traffic by 10% in 2014; 97% of seats in domestic market

Established in 2000 and having started operations on 15 January 2001 with a flight from Brasilia to Sao Paulo Guarulhos, GOL has expanded considerably since then, offering services to a total of 70 destinations in 11 countries this January. With the carrier flying to 55 points in Brazil, anna.aero looks at GOL’s top airports, country markets and routes for this month.

Virgin America’s traffic grows by 2.8% in 2014; San Francisco-Los Angeles is top route

Virgin America’s traffic grows by 2.8% in 2014; San Francisco-Los Angeles is top route

Established on 8 August 2007 to provide low-fare, high-quality for long-haul point-to-point service between major metropolitan cities on the US eastern seaboard and the US west coast, Virgin America has expanded considerably, becoming the 12th largest operator in the US. As the airline is currently serving a total of 21 airports, anna.aero investigates Virgin America’s top 12 routes and which airports are likely to witness a frequency shift this winter.

Malindo Air’s dual-hub/fleet strategy in Kuala Lumpur; 21 routes launched in 2014 with Kathmandu coming next

Malindo Air’s dual-hub/fleet strategy in Kuala Lumpur; 21 routes launched in 2014 with Kathmandu coming next

Malindo Air launched operations in Malaysia in early 2013. It has already grown to a fleet of almost 20 aircraft and over 30 routes. We reveal the airline’s busiest airports, which routes have already been dropped and what’s coming next.


Norwegian grows by 16% in 2014; Oslo Gardermoen accounts for 21% of weekly departures

Norwegian grows by 16% in 2014; Oslo Gardermoen accounts for 21% of weekly departures

Founded on 22 January 1993 to take over the regional airline Braathens in western Norway, Norwegian has expanded considerably, becoming the third largest low-cost carrier in Europe (after Ryanair and easyJet). As the LCC is currently serving a total of 84 airports in 31 countries, anna.aero looks at Norwegian’s recent developments.

Beijing Capital Airlines starts international operations; fleet of 50 Airbus gives it 2.5% of Chinese domestic market

Beijing Capital Airlines starts international operations; fleet of 50 Airbus gives it 2.5% of Chinese domestic market

Beijing Capital Airlines, part of Hainan Airlines Group (HNA), operates on over 100 routes within China. We reveal the airline’s biggest bases, how the network has evolved, and which destinations have become its first international routes.

Blue Air celebrates 10th anniversary with new route to Liverpool; Romanian LCC faces stiff competition from Wizz Air and TAROM

Blue Air celebrates 10th anniversary with new route to Liverpool; Romanian LCC faces stiff competition from Wizz Air and TAROM

Romania’s very own LCC Blue Air has reached a major milestone, 10 years of flights. We look at what competition the airline faces on its busiest routes, its newest routes and some of the routes that have proved less than successful.


oneworld member SriLankan Airlines is big in India and growing in China; London Heathrow is still #1 route for ASKs

oneworld member SriLankan Airlines is big in India and growing in China; London Heathrow is still #1 route for ASKs

The newest member of the oneworld alliance, the Sri Lankan flag-carrier joined on 1 May 2014. We reveal how the airline has grown since 2000 and what its biggest routes are in terms of ASKs and flights.

JetBlue Airways grows 14% at Fort Lauderdale in 2014; 33 destinations served this December

JetBlue Airways grows 14% at Fort Lauderdale in 2014; 33 destinations served this December

anna.aero undertakes an in-depth analysis of exactly what are the top 13 routes flown by USA’s fifth biggest carrier – JetBlue Airways – from its third busiest operational base in terms of weekly capacity this December – Fort Lauderdale.

Singapore Airlines struggles to grow in dynamic Singapore market

Singapore Airlines struggles to grow in dynamic Singapore market

Singapore Airlines has an enviable reputation for service quality but its route network from Changi has been shrinking rather than growing in recent years. We reveal the airline’s top routes by ASKs and how its partner airlines have been developing.


Thomas Cook Airlines continues to right-size UK operations; Spain still #1 market, Manchester Airport is biggest base

Thomas Cook Airlines continues to right-size UK operations; Spain still #1 market, Manchester Airport is biggest base

The UK’s sixth largest carrier, Thomas Cook Airlines has seen its place in the market increasingly marginalised by the continued encroachment of LCCs. anna.aero analyses the extreme seasonality that the airline has to deal with and discovers its most important country markets.

Hawaiian Airlines grows by 4.8% in 2013; regional subsidiary launched in March

Hawaiian Airlines grows by 4.8% in 2013; regional subsidiary launched in March

Founded on 30 January 1929 as Inter-Island Airways to provide short sightseeing flights over O’ahu, Hawaiian Airlines has grown rapidly beyond these borders, offering flights to a total of 28 destinations this December. As the airline has recently added its second route to San Francisco, anna.aero looks at Hawaiian Airlines’ top markets by weekly capacity.

Uzbekistan Airways now serving 50 destinations

Uzbekistan Airways now serving 50 destinations

Launched in 1992, Uzbekistan Airways operates a similar number of both Airbus and Boeing aircraft. We reveal the airline’s top 12 destinations and how seat capacity has fluctuated over the last decade, plus a look at the airline’s 2014 figures.