Airline Analysis

Southwest Airlines is Las Vegas' #1 carrier with 41% of seats in S17; 2.3 million more passenger flown annually when compared to a decade ago

Southwest Airlines is Las Vegas’ #1 carrier with 41% of seats in S17; 2.3 million more passenger flown annually when compared to a decade ago

Southwest Airlines is the largest airline in Las Vegas, with the Nevadan city being the carrier’s third largest airport operation. In 2015, the airline flew 17.6 million passengers from Las Vegas, just under 16% more passengers than it flew from the city in 2006. We take a closer look at its traffic development, the airline’s top routes and its daily operations from Sin City.

Saudi Arabian Airlines still the Middle East's second largest airline; robust domestic growth to battle newcomers

Saudi Arabian Airlines still the Middle East’s second largest airline; robust domestic growth to battle newcomers

Saudi Arabian Airlines is a bit of an enigma when compared to its more media-hungry neighbours, the MEB3 – Emirates, Qatar Airways and Eithad Airways. With a vast domestic network, something that the MEB3 do not have, the Saudi national carrier is bigger than you might expect when compared to its Middle Eastern peers. We take a look at the SkyTeam carrier’s annual growth and broad network.

Flybe announces London Heathrow as its fifth London airport, but will its various operations from the UK capital in S17 be sustainable?

Flybe announces London Heathrow as its fifth London airport, but will its various operations from the UK capital in S17 be sustainable?

In December Flybe announced that from 26 March it will start multiple daily flights to London Heathrow from Aberdeen and Edinburgh, becoming the airline’s fifth UK capital airport. In the same week, the regional carrier announced an advanced agreement with Stobart Air to operate 12 new routes from London Southend. We look at Flybe’s various operations in London to see if it is a sustainable business model.


Endeavor Air has 124 aircraft serving 105 airports; hubs at Minneapolis-St. Paul, Detroit and New York's JFK and LaGuardia airports

Endeavor Air has 124 aircraft serving 105 airports; hubs at Minneapolis-St. Paul, Detroit and New York’s JFK and LaGuardia airports

Endeavor Air, formerly known as Pinnacle Airlines, flies under the Delta Connection banner for Delta Air Lines. Its four hubs account for nearly 44% of its weekly departing seat capacity this winter. We take a closer look at the US regional airline to learn more about its operations.

Air Corsica looking for international market opportunities; Ajaccio is carrier's number one airport; has fleet of 11 aircraft

Air Corsica looking for international market opportunities; Ajaccio is carrier’s number one airport; has fleet of 11 aircraft

Air Corsica is based at the Corsican airport of Ajaccio, and it is the official carrier of CONNECT 2017. anna.aero caught up with the airline’s Hervé Pierret, Member of Management Board, to find out more about its operation and to see why it is so keen to expand its international presence.

Air Europa long-haul expansion drives its growth; Madrid still #1 airport and Havana its most important route

Air Europa long-haul expansion drives its growth; Madrid still #1 airport and Havana its most important route

Air Europa is Spain’s fourth largest airline based on weekly seats and frequencies, but the main competitor to Iberia in terms of long-haul operations. We take a look at the SkyTeam carrier’s biggest bases and where its most important routes are, when measured by ASKs.


Chengdu Airlines now has two ARJ21s; only airline in the world operating the type; flies 65 routes across China involving 45 airports

Chengdu Airlines now has two ARJ21s; only airline in the world operating the type; flies 65 routes across China involving 45 airports

Chengdu Airlines, China’s 18th busiest domestic airline, has been growing quickly and also operates 25 A320-series aircraft. We look at the airline’s top 12 airports, which routes it operates more than daily and how many routes have been added in the last 12 months.

Ellinair adds Christmas flights for W16/17; will serve 15 destinations in Russia next summer; currently ranked #4 at home base in Thessaloniki

Ellinair adds Christmas flights for W16/17; will serve 15 destinations in Russia next summer; currently ranked #4 at home base in Thessaloniki

Launched in 2014, Ellinair operates a seasonal fleet primarily on domestic routes and to destinations in Russia. We reveal the airline’s rate of growth and leading routes in 2016. Plus a look ahead at what’s coming next for the Greek carrier.

SpiceJet set to handle 14 million passengers in 2016 but still only serves six international destinations; first of 42 737 MAX 8s coming in 2017

SpiceJet set to handle 14 million passengers in 2016 but still only serves six international destinations; first of 42 737 MAX 8s coming in 2017

India’s fourth biggest domestic airline has a mixed fleet of 737s and Q400s. We track the airline’s domestic share going back to 2009 and reveal the airline’s top 15 airports and number of routes served.


Air Canada in its strongest position at Vancouver in ten years; mainline operation grows 18% in 12 months; Brisbane and Delhi now served

Air Canada in its strongest position at Vancouver in ten years; mainline operation grows 18% in 12 months; Brisbane and Delhi now served

During the past year, Air Canada’s annual seat capacity from its second largest airport operation has risen by 18%. We take a closer look at Air Canada’s expansion from the British Columbia airport during the past decade, and to see how its Jazz and Rouge operations have also played an important part in its growth.

Aer Lingus has its lowest share of Dublin capacity in 10 years, but is flying more seats than ever

Aer Lingus has its lowest share of Dublin capacity in 10 years, but is flying more seats than ever

Despite offering nearly six million seats from Dublin in 2016, more than it ever has in the last 10 years, Aer Lingus has its lowest share of seats at the Irish airport in the same period – below 36%. We investigate the IAG airline’s top country markets and routes at its home-hub.

Norwegian reaches 10 million passenger milestone in Helsinki; serves over 30 destinations; adding Amsterdam and Pristina for S17

Norwegian reaches 10 million passenger milestone in Helsinki; serves over 30 destinations; adding Amsterdam and Pristina for S17

Norwegian started serving the Finnish capital in the summer of 2010. It has since operated scheduled flights to 36 destinations. We reveal the three route droppings and see how the airline’s share of the Helsinki market has developed.