Airline Analysis

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.

easyJet has almost 40% of Geneva market; seven new routes launched in 2016; Fuerteventura, Inverness, Krakow and Munich new for W16/17

easyJet has almost 40% of Geneva market; seven new routes launched in 2016; Fuerteventura, Inverness, Krakow and Munich new for W16/17

Geneva Airport is easyJet’s third biggest base in summer and second busiest in winter. We look at the airline’s growth at the airport and which are the leading country markets in summer and winter. Only eight of 83 routes ever dropped from airport.


Qantas is averaging 28% passenger share in international markets; steadily losing domestic market share despite growth; next stop Beijing

Qantas is averaging 28% passenger share in international markets; steadily losing domestic market share despite growth; next stop Beijing

Earlier this month Qantas announced that it will link its largest airport – Sydney – to Beijing from January, its second route to China after Shanghai. China is currently the airline’s eighth largest international market. We take a closer look at Qantas’ impact in its largest markets, including more details of its new Beijing venture.

LOT Polish Airlines capacity up 20% in 2016 but still behind Ryanair in Poland; US routes key to growth in 2017 as fleet will reach 50 aircraft

LOT Polish Airlines capacity up 20% in 2016 but still behind Ryanair in Poland; US routes key to growth in 2017 as fleet will reach 50 aircraft

Star Alliance carrier LOT Polish Airlines has just launched a new long-haul route to Seoul. We look at the airline’s development during the last decade, its share of the Polish market, top routes by ASKs and leading country markets. Plus what’s new for 2017.

Spirit Airlines serves 20 destinations from Detroit Airport; second biggest carrier after Delta; Denver is most competitive route

Spirit Airlines serves 20 destinations from Detroit Airport; second biggest carrier after Delta; Denver is most competitive route

Spirit Airlines is Detroit’s second biggest carrier. We look at the development of the airline’s network from Michigan’s busiest airport and reveal what competition the ULCC faces on each route.


LATAM Airlines Group cuts capacity across network with overall seat availability down 5.5%; traffic for 2016 down 1.1%; now serves Africa

LATAM Airlines Group cuts capacity across network with overall seat availability down 5.5%; traffic for 2016 down 1.1%; now serves Africa

The LATAM Airlines Group is currently going through a major rebranding programme. However, since its inception in 2012, it has not been smooth sailing as traffic and profits have fallen, and continue to do so. We take a closer look at traffic development and see how its network has changed during the past 12 months.

American Airlines has carried 122 million passengers from Miami since 2005; 2016 Q1 traffic up 5.8%; Cuba services come at a price

American Airlines has carried 122 million passengers from Miami since 2005; 2016 Q1 traffic up 5.8%; Cuba services come at a price

In September American Airlines commenced scheduled flights from Miami to five destinations in Cuba, with a sixth to Havana expected to commence in November. Despite welcoming Cuba to its international route map, traffic in the market for Q1 of 2016 dropped by 4.0%, and many routes from Miami have faced cuts during the past year. We take a closer look at traffic development during the past decade, and which are the most popular routes.

TAROM quickly losing market share in fast-growing Romania as Blue Air, Ryanair and Wizz Air all expand rapidly

TAROM quickly losing market share in fast-growing Romania as Blue Air, Ryanair and Wizz Air all expand rapidly

The Romanian flag carrier started flying in 1954, but still has only a modest fleet of just over 20 aircraft. We reveal its development during the last decade, its share of the Romanian market and leading country markets.