Airline Analysis

Blue Air adds Oslo Gardermoen and Helsinki to its network; 32 new sectors planned for S17 so far; soon to pass 100-route milestone

Blue Air adds Oslo Gardermoen and Helsinki to its network; 32 new sectors planned for S17 so far; soon to pass 100-route milestone

Blue Air has announced this week it will begin flights to the capitals of Norway and Finland from its Bucharest hub for S17, with many more new routes planned for summer from seven of the carrier’s eight bases. We take a closer look behind the scenes of the Romanian carrier’s expansion plans. 

Allegiant Air hits 1.8 million passengers from St. Pete-Clearwater; route count grows from 12 to 53 in 10 years; airline's third largest base

Allegiant Air hits 1.8 million passengers from St. Pete-Clearwater; route count grows from 12 to 53 in 10 years; airline’s third largest base

Allegiant Air carried 1.8 million passengers from St. Pete-Clearwater in 2016, up approximately 15% when compared to 2015. The airport is the airline’s third largest base behind Orlando Sanford and Las Vegas, with it occupying 8.0% of the carrier’s seat capacity last year. We take a closer look at the airline’s history at the Floridan airport. 

Trans States Airlines has 53 aircraft; flies for United Airlines and American Airlines; Washington Dulles and Denver top hubs

Trans States Airlines has 53 aircraft; flies for United Airlines and American Airlines; Washington Dulles and Denver top hubs

Trans States Airlines is a carrier owned by Trans States Holdings, operating flights for United Express and American Eagle from six hubs across the US on its fleet of 53 ERJ 145s. Operating 1,000 weekly flights this summer, anna.aero looks into the carrier’s top airports and routes. 


London Luton is easyJet's fastest growing London airport; five new routes for 2017; some flights still cheaper than a pair of jeans

London Luton is easyJet’s fastest growing London airport; five new routes for 2017; some flights still cheaper than a pair of jeans

London Luton is the home of easyJet, starting operations with two leased 737-200s operating services initially to Edinburgh and Glasgow in 1995. Today Luton is the airline’s second largest London operation after London Gatwick. We take a closer look at the carrier’s development from its home airport, plus how its network has changed going into S17. 

Tunisair's starting to see traffic resurgence after years of decline; France remains carrier's strongest market as others start to stabilise

Tunisair’s starting to see traffic resurgence after years of decline; France remains carrier’s strongest market as others start to stabilise

Between January and August last year, Tunisair carried just over two million passengers, up 7.5% when compared to the same period of 2015. Despite this, the airline is still in a dip, with it seeing its annual traffic between 2010 and 2015 dropping by nearly 26%. We take a closer look at the national carrier of Tunisia to see how it is restructuring its operations.

Flybe branded flights operating on more than 200 routes this summer; Cardiff, Dublin, London growing fast; new base in Germany

Flybe branded flights operating on more than 200 routes this summer; Cardiff, Dublin, London growing fast; new base in Germany

Exeter-based Flybe has multiple UK bases but none are dominant. We reveal the airline’s share of the UK domestic market (seats and flights), its top 20 airports for seats this summer and its leading routes as measured by ASKs.


Transavia drops Munich base but starting new routes in S17 to Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland

Transavia drops Munich base but starting new routes in S17 to Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland

The Dutch part of Transavia has been growing significantly since 2010. We look at the relative size of its bases, its leading country markets and top 15 destinations this summer. Plus a comparison with last summer. Plus what new routes the Munich base will welcome in S17.

Indonesia’s Batik Air eyes Australia for international expansion; already ranked third in domestic market with 40-plus aircraft fleet

Indonesia’s Batik Air eyes Australia for international expansion; already ranked third in domestic market with 40-plus aircraft fleet

The full-service carrier from the Lion Air Group, Batik Air has grown quickly since launching service in 2013. We reveal the airline’s share of the domestic market, the leading airports for flights and the average weekly frequency of routes.

Volaris grows by 25% in 2016; fleet of 69 aircraft flies over 15 million passengers; three million on international (mainly US) services

Volaris grows by 25% in 2016; fleet of 69 aircraft flies over 15 million passengers; three million on international (mainly US) services

Now into its 11th year of operation, Mexican LCC Volaris has been growing rapidly in recent years. We reveal the airline’s top airports by ASKs. Plus analysis of which new airports were added in 2016 and the LCC’s top 10 routes and what competition it faces on these services.


easyJet closes in on 50 routes from Amsterdam Schiphol; capacity up 20% in 2016 and 2015 as Budapest and Lanzarote routes added

easyJet closes in on 50 routes from Amsterdam Schiphol; capacity up 20% in 2016 and 2015 as Budapest and Lanzarote routes added

Among easyJet bases Amsterdam currently ranks fifth with 41 destinations being served in 2017. We look at how the airline’s Dutch network has evolved over the last 20 years and which country markets grew fastest in 2016.

SAS to establish bases in London and Spain in order to compete with the likes of Ryanair, Norwegian and easyJet

SAS to establish bases in London and Spain in order to compete with the likes of Ryanair, Norwegian and easyJet

SAS announced this week that it is planning to open new bases in London and Spain. anna.aero takes a closer look at the airline’s operations to the UK capital and Spain, and establishes what it thinks the airline is planning for its first non-Scandinavian bases. 

bmi regional route churn slows down; Bristol and Munich biggest bases

bmi regional route churn slows down; Bristol and Munich biggest bases

bmi regional appears to be finally finding its niche in the European market, operating routes for large corporations and complementing those by finding city pairs with high levels of business traffic to sustain its regional jet fleet. We investigate the slowdown in the airline’s route turnover and where its operations are focused.