Airline Analysis

Delta Air Lines seat capacity is up 3.7% at Salt Lake City Airport; will introduce non-stop London Heathrow service from S16

Delta Air Lines seat capacity is up 3.7% at Salt Lake City Airport; will introduce non-stop London Heathrow service from S16

Delta Air Lines is the number one carrier out of Salt Lake City, which is the SkyTeam member’s fifth largest base as measured by seat capacity, just behind New York JFK. This summer the airline is reporting an increase in seat capacity of 3.7% and from next year, the airline will add its third European destination from Utah’s largest airport to London Heathrow. anna.aero investigates to see which of the carrier’s routes are performing best, and which have seen decline.

Dutch part of Transavia dominated by routes to Spain; new services to Germany and Cyprus celebrated in 2015

Dutch part of Transavia dominated by routes to Spain; new services to Germany and Cyprus celebrated in 2015

Transavia is the new(ish) name for both transavia.com and transavia.com France as Air France KLM looks to make its in-house LCC a growing force. We look in more detail at the Dutch part of the operation.

kulula.com South Africa’s leading LCC has 20% of domestic market; operates just seven routes with a fleet of 10 737-800s

kulula.com South Africa’s leading LCC has 20% of domestic market; operates just seven routes with a fleet of 10 737-800s

Despite recently celebrating its 14th birthday, South Africa’s kulula.com operates just seven domestic routes. We reveal how the airline’s annual capacity has grown in the last decade and what competition it faces on its routes.


South African Airways' three main airports are reporting an average decline in capacity of 7%

South African Airways’ three main airports are reporting an average decline in capacity of 7%

Having recently launched services from Accra to Washington Dulles, Ghana’s capital has witnessed South African Airways increase seat capacity to the airport by 45%. However, the opposite is occurring at the rest of the airline’s top 12 airports. anna.aero looks to see how capacity has changed over the past 12 months ahead of September’s World Routes Conference in Durban, the carrier’s third largest operation.

Gulf Air’s network re-build continues; weekly flights and destinations almost back to their peak in a decade

Gulf Air’s network re-build continues; weekly flights and destinations almost back to their peak in a decade

Since a low of 32 destinations over the last decade in S13, Gulf Air continues its reconstruction of its route portfolio in S15, with 42 network points now on offer, including Moscow Domodedovo. anna.aero takes a look at the reborn Gulf Air, and considers where it may fly to next on its journey of route regeneration.

Southwest Airlines expands Texas' Dallas Love Field Airport seat capacity by 38% in S15 thanks to repeal of Wright Amendment

Southwest Airlines expands Texas’ Dallas Love Field Airport seat capacity by 38% in S15 thanks to repeal of Wright Amendment

Southwest Airlines has added 34 new routes from Dallas Love Field over the past year, resulting in the airline increasing capacity from the airport by 38%. anna.aero looks into this expansion, and also which markets have been trimmed following the repeal of the Wright Amendment.


fastjet grows from mid-September with arrival of fourth A319; 750,000 passengers carried in last 12 months from Dar es Salaam base

fastjet grows from mid-September with arrival of fourth A319; 750,000 passengers carried in last 12 months from Dar es Salaam base

Based at Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, fastjet is looking to focus more on international routes. The arrival of a fourth aircraft from mid-September will see international routes increase their share of network ASKs from 25% to 39%.

Qatar Airways turning purple to get IndiGo stake; or will it have to settle for SpiceJet instead?

Qatar Airways turning purple to get IndiGo stake; or will it have to settle for SpiceJet instead?

Qatar Airways has been flirting with IndiGo, over it acquiring a stake in the LCC, while also declaring that it is not interested in a similar deal involving SpiceJet. Despite India’s biggest airline suggesting that any such talks were ‘completely baseless’, anna.aero’s data elves take a spin through the statistics behind this spicy love triangle.

Asiana Airlines competes head-to-head with Korean Air on almost 50 routes; Rome is newest route with Astana to launch on 8 August

Asiana Airlines competes head-to-head with Korean Air on almost 50 routes; Rome is newest route with Astana to launch on 8 August

Star Alliance carrier Asiana Airlines faces tough competition from its main Seoul Incheon base. We reveal the airline’s biggest routes as measured by ASKs, where it flies its A380s and what it’s doing in the domestic market.


Wizz Air bases third aircraft at Skopje Alexander The Great Airport; now serves 19 destinations and accounts for 45% of seat capacity

Wizz Air bases third aircraft at Skopje Alexander The Great Airport; now serves 19 destinations and accounts for 45% of seat capacity

Wizz Air began serving Skopje in June 2011 and made it a base in October 2012. We reveal the airline’s rate of growth, which routes are served how often and its share of the total traffic.

Spirit Airlines reports passenger growth of 23% in H1; network grows from 133 to 170 routes, but Cleveland is only new airport

Spirit Airlines reports passenger growth of 23% in H1; network grows from 133 to 170 routes, but Cleveland is only new airport

Spirit Airlines is growing rapidly, and profitably. We reveal the US ULCC’s top 15 airports this summer and how quickly they are growing. Plus the airline’s #1 route and which new routes are still to start in 2015.

S7 Airlines reaches 77 destinations from Domodedovo this summer; five new routes started since May

S7 Airlines reaches 77 destinations from Domodedovo this summer; five new routes started since May

S7 Airlines is Moscow Domodedovo’s biggest airline and Moscow Domodedovo is the oneworld carrier’s most important airport in terms of weekly seats – being over six times larger than its #2 operation. We reveal which are the airline’s busiest routes in terms of ASKs and how many destinations it serves.