Airline Analysis

Peach Aviation is #1 carrier at Osaka Kansai Airport; now operating 24 routes with a fleet of 17 A320s; serves five non-Japanese airports

Peach Aviation is #1 carrier at Osaka Kansai Airport; now operating 24 routes with a fleet of 17 A320s; serves five non-Japanese airports

Launched in March 2012 and with ANA as a major shareholder, Peach Aviation is one of Japan’s new generation of LCCs. We rank the airline’s leading airports and how it compares with other airlines at its home base.

Hong Kong Airlines targeting Japan for growth in 2016; Hong Kong’s third biggest airline now operates 27 aircraft; Bangkok is #1 route

Hong Kong Airlines targeting Japan for growth in 2016; Hong Kong’s third biggest airline now operates 27 aircraft; Bangkok is #1 route

Hong Kong Airlines was launched in 2006 and now plays a significant role at its home base. We look at how quickly the airline has expanded and which are its most important routes, plus a list of new routes launched in 2016.

Wizz Air’s operations from Bucharest’s Henri Coandă are 93% larger than what it flew from Aurel Vlaicu; Blue Air offers heavy competition

Wizz Air’s operations from Bucharest’s Henri Coandă are 93% larger than what it flew from Aurel Vlaicu; Blue Air offers heavy competition

During the past year Wizz Air has added Birmingham, Cluj-Napoca, Glasgow, Lisbon, London Gatwick, Pescara and Stockholm Skavsta to its Bucharest base, with Romanian LCC Blue Air starting flights on five of these city pairs as well within the same time period. We take a closer look at Wizz Air’s expansion from Bucharest since its airport switch and analyse how competition is developing on certain sectors.


Air Canada Rouge grows capacity 31% in 12 months; 17 new airports on its route map; Africa is the latest continent to join network

Air Canada Rouge grows capacity 31% in 12 months; 17 new airports on its route map; Africa is the latest continent to join network

Since its inception in 2013, Air Canada Rouge has seen rapid growth in its seat capacity as aircraft are transferred from Air Canada’s mainline division to its subsidiary. anna.aero looks into the carrier’s capacity developments and how its network has developed during the past year.

Virgin Australia Airlines still Oz’s #2 airline; Sydney its #1 airport as domestic market stagnates

Virgin Australia Airlines still Oz’s #2 airline; Sydney its #1 airport as domestic market stagnates

Virgin Australia Airlines has been far from dynamic in its route development over the past few years, but this could all change as talks to enter the Beijing and Hong King markets progress. anna.aero takes a look at the operations of the airline which flies one in four airline seats in Australia.

Transavia France grows summer capacity by over 40%; operates almost 80 routes across three bases; Portugal now leading country market

Transavia France grows summer capacity by over 40%; operates almost 80 routes across three bases; Portugal now leading country market

Air France’s in-house LCC has seen significant growth this summer. We reveal the rate of network growth since its launch and which are the leading country markets in S16 and how they compare with S15.


Delta Air Lines’ Seattle-Tacoma international traffic growing 22% year-on-year; next Delta/Virgin Atlantic Airways partnership destination

Delta Air Lines’ Seattle-Tacoma international traffic growing 22% year-on-year; next Delta/Virgin Atlantic Airways partnership destination

During the past year, Delta Air Lines has added eight routes from its Seattle-Tacoma hub, while also dropping one. Since its merger with Northwest Airlines was completed in 2010, the carrier has gone on to carry 5.8 million international passengers from the airport. anna.aero looks at the international traffic breakdown, and what are the airline’s most popular routes from the city are.

Jet Airways traffic rises 26% in 12 months; Netherlands latest country market; 83% of capacity on domestic routes

Jet Airways traffic rises 26% in 12 months; Netherlands latest country market; 83% of capacity on domestic routes

In 2015 Jet Airways carried 26% more passengers than in the previous year, while Q1 traffic is up 7.4% in 2016 when compared to last year. This year has also witnessed the airline move its European hub from Brussels to Amsterdam. anna.aero takes a closer look at passenger traffic trends, and to see where the airline could serve next as six 777-300s return from Etihad Airways this winter.

Condor turns 60; growth in Spain, US and Canada offset by downturn in Egypt and Turkey; New Orleans and San Diego new for S17

Condor turns 60; growth in Spain, US and Canada offset by downturn in Egypt and Turkey; New Orleans and San Diego new for S17

With a fleet of over 40 aircraft and with more than seven million annual passengers, we reveal the leading German airports, country markets and most popular destinations for Condor, one of Germany’s biggest airlines.


Qatar Airways confirms 49% purchase of Meridiana; anna.aero analyses the Italian carrier’s current network; 59% of capacity on domestic links

Qatar Airways confirms 49% purchase of Meridiana; anna.aero analyses the Italian carrier’s current network; 59% of capacity on domestic links

On 14 July Qatar Airways said it would purchase a 49% stake in Italy’s Meridiana, days after it announced plans to buy 10% of LATAM Airlines Group. anna.aero takes a closer look at the Italian carrier’s current network, fleet breakdown and most popular routes.

Liverpool is easyJet’s second oldest base but only one new route added since 2013; 21 routes served this winter as flights up 10%

Liverpool is easyJet’s second oldest base but only one new route added since 2013; 21 routes served this winter as flights up 10%

Liverpool was easyJet’s second ever base when it began flights there in late 1997. We reveal how the network has evolved in the last decade, which routes have been dropped and how much overlap there is with Ryanair’s operation at the same airport.

Air Astana traffic up over 160% since 2006; operates dual hub strategy from Astana and Almaty; Iran becomes latest country market

Air Astana traffic up over 160% since 2006; operates dual hub strategy from Astana and Almaty; Iran becomes latest country market

Air Astana last year carried nearly 3.9 million passengers compared to just 1.5 in 2006. anna.aero takes a closer look to see how the carrier has expanded over the past decade, and to investigate its dual hub network even further.