Airline Analysis

Shenzhen Airlines flies to 69 airports; Shenzhen-Beijing is #1 route

Shenzhen Airlines flies to 69 airports; Shenzhen-Beijing is #1 route

A Star Alliance member since November 2012, Shenzhen Airlines has managed to establish itself as the fourth largest operator in China, behind Air China, but above Hainan Airlines. With the carrier operating a total of 221 non-stop routes, anna.aero looks at Shenzhen Airlines’ network for this March.

easyJet still growing in Rome despite Vueling’s rapid expansion; nine new routes added, five dropped in last 12 months

easyJet still growing in Rome despite Vueling’s rapid expansion; nine new routes added, five dropped in last 12 months

easyJet has now slipped behind Vueling at Italy’s busiest airport. The two carriers overlap on 24 routes from Rome’s Fiumicino airport. We look at how easyJet’s Rome operations have evolved and what other competition it now faces.

Southwest ready to smash 140 million in 2015; Chicago Midway still #1

Southwest ready to smash 140 million in 2015; Chicago Midway still #1

Southwest Airlines recently celebrated its birthday of providing its low fares by that new-fangled thing called the internet (well it was 20 years ago). In the last 10 years it has carried over 1.1 billion passengers, add this year’s expected passengers and you have a number close to India’s population (1.25 billion). We go under the hood of the world’s biggest LCC.


Tianjin Airlines now serves 96 airports; Yulin-Xi’an is #1 route in 2015

Tianjin Airlines now serves 96 airports; Yulin-Xi’an is #1 route in 2015

Established in 2004 as Grand China Express Air in an effort to merge the major aviation assets of Hainan Airlines, China Xinhua Airlines, Chang’an Airlines and Shanxi Airlines, Tianjin Airlines (renamed as of 10 June 2009), has expanded considerably since then. With the carrier operating a total of 177 non-stop routes, anna.aero looks at Tianjin Airlines’ network for this March.

Monarch Airlines prepares for reduced summer schedule from five UK bases as fleet is cut by eight aircraft and charter flights end

Monarch Airlines prepares for reduced summer schedule from five UK bases as fleet is cut by eight aircraft and charter flights end

Monarch Airlines carried a record seven million passengers in 2014 but also saw a change in ownership and a new strategy aimed at producing sustainable profits. We reveal the routes cut (and added) for this summer.

bmi regional network still evolving; eight of 19 routes this summer are new having dropped seven routes since last summer

bmi regional network still evolving; eight of 19 routes this summer are new having dropped seven routes since last summer

bmi regional, the UK operator of 18 small Embraer jets, continues to refine its network. This summer it is starting eight new routes (including three from Bristol and three from Munich) while dropping seven routes. We take a closer look.


All Nippon Airways reaches 50 million passenger mark (again); added Düsseldorf, Hanoi and Vancouver to network in 2014; Houston and KL in 2015

All Nippon Airways reaches 50 million passenger mark (again); added Düsseldorf, Hanoi and Vancouver to network in 2014; Houston and KL in 2015

All Nippon Airways has one of the most stable networks of any major carrier, starting and dropping very few routes in recent years. We reveal the airline’s development since 2006, which are the most flown airport pairs and leading international routes.

Volotea operating almost 150 routes this summer as capacity grows 30%; Athens is biggest of 14 new airports added to network in last year.

Volotea operating almost 150 routes this summer as capacity grows 30%; Athens is biggest of 14 new airports added to network in last year.

Europe’s equivalent of Allegiant Air likes to keep a low industry profile. But we reveal the airline’s busiest airports and routes this summer, and which new airports have been added to the airline’s all-717 operated network.

United Airlines grows by 2.7% at Houston Intercontinental Airport in 2014; 175 destinations served this March

United Airlines grows by 2.7% at Houston Intercontinental Airport in 2014; 175 destinations served this March

anna.aero undertakes an in-depth analysis of exactly what are the top 12 routes flown by America’s third biggest carrier (United Airlines) from its busiest operational base in terms of weekly capacity this March, Houston Intercontinental Airport.


Aegean Airlines set to launch 50 new routes this summer

Aegean Airlines set to launch 50 new routes this summer

Aegean Airlines, a Star Alliance member since 2010, carried 10 million passengers in 2014. We look at which airports have seen the fastest growth in the last three years and reveal the airline’s 50 new routes for this summer.

Jetstar Pacific Airlines of Vietnam grows by one-third in a year; five new destinations added

Jetstar Pacific Airlines of Vietnam grows by one-third in a year; five new destinations added

Despite being the smallest entity of the pan-Australasian Jetstar LCC behemoth, Jetstar Pacific Airlines has had a frantic February, launching four new domestic routes already this month. anna.aero gets its magnifying glass out to discover the carrier’s main nuclei of activity in the fast-growing Vietnamese market.

Belavia grows traffic by 26% in 2014; Russia is leading country market

Belavia grows traffic by 26% in 2014; Russia is leading country market

Founded on 5 March 1996, when the local Aeroflot division was nationalised and renamed, Belavia is now offering services to a total of 38 destinations in 28 countries within Europe, the Middle East and Africa. With the carrier having received its first 737-800 in January, anna.aero looks at Belavia’s top routes and country markets for this month.