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The Indianapolis-based airline holding, Republic Airways, managed to increase its passenger numbers by 7% last year, operating a fleet of almost 250 aircraft across its three airlines, Shuttle America, Republic Airlines and Chautauqua Airlines. anna.aero investigates which are the top 12 airport pairs of the Republic Airways subsidiaries.
The 10th largest US carrier, according to Innovata schedule data, Frontier Airlines has operated for two decades, growing rapidly over the last 10 years and serving over 75 destinations in February 2014. As the carrier’s traffic grew by over 72% last year when compared to 2004, anna.aero investigates Frontier’s top 12 airport pairs and which new routes are scheduled to be launched this year.
Volotea fine tunes Europe’s most seasonal network; 51 of 54 airports served by its 717s in just four countries
Launched in April 2012, Spanish-headquartered Volotea has bases in France (Bordeaux and Nantes) and Italy (Palermo and Venice) and operates 15 717s. Its schedule is extremely seasonal, and it now serves over 100 airport-pairs. We reveal the airline’s network strategy, and which airports have been added (and dropped) since its first season of operations.
Swedish regional carrier NextJet ironically doesn’t operating any jets, having an all turboprop fleet of 17 aircraft. Primarily a domestic carrier with its hub at Stockholm Arlanda Airport, the airline has recently launched new routes to Kokkola and Pori in Finland, and Oslo Torp in Norway.
Germania to launch 11 new routes in first half of 2014; corporate charter services increasingly important for its network strategy
Germania, which has operated both scheduled and charter services since 1979, is expanding rapidly, as passenger numbers grew by 60% to almost 1.6 million last year. anna.aero examines which are the carrier’s top 12 routes based on Innovata schedule data for this February and which new services will be launched in 2014.
IndiGo passes 70 million passengers; India’s #1 domestic airline still growing at 20% per annum with over 70 A320s
IndiGo went from first flight to India’s biggest domestic airline in just under six years. We take a closer look at the airline’s rate of development, load factors and which are its leading airports. Only two other carriers (AirAsia and Lion Air) have more aircraft waiting to be delivered from Airbus than IndiGo.
Russia’s sixth largest carrier, Ural Airlines has grown rapidly over recent years, serving a total of 97 routes in February 2014. As the airline’s traffic went up 25% last year, anna.aero investigates the carrier’s rapid expansion and its current network.
WOW air growing rapidly from Reykjavik/Keflavik Airport; ASKs up 61% in 2014 but Stockholm Arlanda is only new destination
Following the acquisition of Iceland Express’ operations in 2012, WOW air has visibly exploded, rapidly growing its European network from Reykjavik/Keflavik Airport. As the airline’s ASKs are expected to reach 1.6 billion in 2014, anna.aero investigates the LCC’s expansion and its S14 schedule.
Air China expansion to include Washington this summer; almost 78 million passengers carried in 2013 at 81% load factor
The flag-carrier of China has control of a fleet of almost 500 aircraft and saw its group passenger numbers grow by 7.3% to almost 78 million last year. We examine which are the leading airports for Air China (and how quickly the airline is growing them), and which new international services were added in 2013.
Following the defrosting of relations between China and Taiwan, cross-strait services have become a focal element of UNI Air’s international growth strategy. anna.aero investigates the airline’s expansion in China since the restoration of air links in December 2008.
TAP Portugal to launch 10 new routes in 2014; biggest carrier by far for European World Cup fans heading for Brazil
TAP Portugal may be based in one of Europe’s economically challenged southern countries but that hasn’t stopped it reporting record passenger numbers in 2013. This year promises to be even more exciting, with 10 new destinations from Lisbon (including four in the Americas), and a great opportunity to benefit from Brazil’s hosting of the FIFA World Cup.
anna.aero was in Berlin this week to hear what the CEOs of airberlin and Etihad Airways had to say about their partnership, and see the unveiling of a newly-branded A320. But our analysis looks at what they didn’t talk about: the routes (and airports) that have been dropped, and how the airline’s major seasonality problem is undermining profitability.