Airline Analysis

Jetstar Pacific Airlines carrying five million passengers a year; anna.aero travels to Ho Chi Minh City to meet airline's COO Leslie Stephens

Jetstar Pacific Airlines carrying five million passengers a year; anna.aero travels to Ho Chi Minh City to meet airline’s COO Leslie Stephens

Jetstar Pacific Airlines is expecting to carry 14%-15% more passengers this year when compared to 2016, which is in-line with the current growth being seen in Vietnam’s aviation market. To find out more about the LCC, anna.aero travelled to Ho Chi Minh City to meet the airline’s COO Leslie Stephens. 

Wizz Air's seasonality report – could do better; traffic to whizz past 28m passengers in 2017

Wizz Air’s seasonality report – could do better; traffic to whizz past 28m passengers in 2017

Wizz Air has added over nine million passengers to its traffic statistics in the last two years. Its loads have not just remained robust, they have continued to grow, outstripping its capacity increases over the last 12 months. We take a peek under the hood of the airline engine of Central and Eastern Europe.

Eastern Airways turns 20; annual traffic below 2003 levels, but Aberdeen remains the airline's #1 airport

Eastern Airways turns 20; annual traffic below 2003 levels, but Aberdeen remains the airline’s #1 airport

Happy 20th Birthday Eastern Airways! For a regional airline to survive for that long is quite a feat, and the UK regional carrier will do just that this month. We take a look at the airline’s eventful history, as well as taking a glimpse at where Eastern is at today in terms of its biggest airport operations and routes.


bmi regional celebrates five years as independent carrier; over two million passengers since 2012; anna.aero meets CCO Jochen Schnadt

bmi regional celebrates five years as independent carrier; over two million passengers since 2012; anna.aero meets CCO Jochen Schnadt

bmi regional celebrated its fifth birthday with a special breakfast at the German Gymnasium Restaurant in London. Since becoming an independent carrier in November 2012, the airline has carried over two million passengers and serves 28 routes, with 36% of its network connecting non-UK airports.  

Tigerair Australia roars into its 11th year; home base of Melbourne growing fast

Tigerair Australia roars into its 11th year; home base of Melbourne growing fast

Tigerair Australia celebrated its 10th birthday last week. The airline’s first 10 years have not been without incident (CASA groundings and changes in ownership) and we review the times when the LCC didn’t quite catch its prey and where its current passenger hunting grounds are.

Air Mauritius sees traffic rise 6.6% during Q2 and Q3 of 2017; average revenue per passenger up by €51; Geneva becomes newest destination

Air Mauritius sees traffic rise 6.6% during Q2 and Q3 of 2017; average revenue per passenger up by €51; Geneva becomes newest destination

Between FY12/13 and FY16/17, the average revenue per passenger being made by Air Mauritius rose from €204.70 to €256.33 according to the company’s annual reports, with passenger traffic during this time rising by 21%. We take a closer look into the carrier serving one of Africa’s leading Indian Ocean islands. 


Korean Air's capacity remains static in 2017; Los Angeles is largest route for A380s, while Asia Pacific dominates international connections

Korean Air’s capacity remains static in 2017; Los Angeles is largest route for A380s, while Asia Pacific dominates international connections

Korean Air will operate more than 34.5 million two-way seats on non-stop routes over the course of the calendar year, but the carrier’s domestic and international capacity growth remained flat in 2017. We take a look at the South Korean airline’s capacity growth trends over the past 10 years, along with its A380 route network and largest international markets.

Southwest Airlines now handling over 17 million passengers from Baltimore/Washington; only 3.7% of traffic flies on non-US routes

Southwest Airlines now handling over 17 million passengers from Baltimore/Washington; only 3.7% of traffic flies on non-US routes

Baltimore/Washington is Southwest Airlines’ second largest hub, and in 2016 the carrier handled over 17 million passengers from the US East Coast airport. anna.aero takes a closer look at how traffic has developed with the carrier in recent years, and analyses the performance of its international routes. 

Aeroflot traffic up 14% so far this year; flew 29 million passengers in 2016; anna.aero joins carrier for a night at Manchester United

Aeroflot traffic up 14% so far this year; flew 29 million passengers in 2016; anna.aero joins carrier for a night at Manchester United

Aeroflot between January and September carried just under 24.8 million passengers, while other carriers within the Aeroflot Group flew 13.6 million. We take a look at the recent developments of the Russian flag carrier, with the airline now having one of the world’s youngest fleets. 


Tigerair Taiwan takes on legacy carriers – Taipei Taoyuan #1 operation and growing fast; Japan most important country market

Tigerair Taiwan takes on legacy carriers – Taipei Taoyuan #1 operation and growing fast; Japan most important country market

Tigerair Taiwan became the first Taiwan-based LCC in 2014 (and still is) and has increased capacity by more than 250% since 2015. We take a look at what airports feed this animal the most, as well as which routes are proving to be a roaring success.

Air Greenland sees traffic grow 7.8% in 2016 to 426,000 passengers; reports strongest load factor result in over a decade with it above 67%

Air Greenland sees traffic grow 7.8% in 2016 to 426,000 passengers; reports strongest load factor result in over a decade with it above 67%

Air Greenland serves an island with a population of 56,500 people, meaning that the carrier flew approximately 7.5 passengers per head in 2016. After flying its largest number of passengers last year, and achieving one of its best recorded average annual load factors, we delve deeper to find out more about the airline.  

Hainan Airlines more than doubles capacity over past 10 years; international services expand but domestic traffic dominates

Hainan Airlines more than doubles capacity over past 10 years; international services expand but domestic traffic dominates

Hainan Airlines, part of the HNA Group, commenced operations from Hainan Island in the early 1990s and it has seen triple-digit capacity growth over the past 10 years as the Chinese economy expanded at pace. anna.aero looks further into the carrier to investigate its network strategies and developments.