Airline Analysis

Compass Airlines operates 66 routes between 44 airports; Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Seattle-Tacoma are its three largest bases

Compass Airlines operates 66 routes between 44 airports; Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Seattle-Tacoma are its three largest bases

Compass Airlines inaugurated its first operation in May 2007 for Northwest Airlink between Minneapolis-St. Paul and Washington Dulles with a sole CRJ 200. Now it operates 62 aircraft for American Eagle and Delta Connection from three operational bases at Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Seattle-Tacoma. We take a look at the airline’s route portfolio and how its capacity has grown since 2007.

Lufthansa's Munich hub serves over 140 destinations this year; German routes have most seats, Italy very popular, US routes #1 for ASKs

Lufthansa’s Munich hub serves over 140 destinations this year; German routes have most seats, Italy very popular, US routes #1 for ASKs

Lufthansa operates two major hubs in Frankfurt and Munich. We reveal how the Munich hub has developed in the last decade, which are the leading country markets and routes and the daily pattern of arrivals and departures.

Milan/Bergamo is Ryanair’s biggest base in mainland Europe and third biggest overall; over 70 destinations served across 25 countries

Milan/Bergamo is Ryanair’s biggest base in mainland Europe and third biggest overall; over 70 destinations served across 25 countries

First served in 2002, Milan/Bergamo became a Ryanair base in 2003 and has since offered flights to almost 120 destinations. We look at growth rates in the leading country markets and which will be Ryanair’s next new destinations.


Air China grows international capacity by 13% per annum since 2013; US is biggest market by ASKs, Japan routes have most seat capacity

Air China grows international capacity by 13% per annum since 2013; US is biggest market by ASKs, Japan routes have most seat capacity

Air China now operates over 100 international routes. We look at the airline’s international seat growth since 2006, the leading country markets (and their rate of growth) and the leading routes as measured by ASKs.

Turkish Airlines defies network cuts with new long-haul route plans; Latin America and Asia in focus for growth

Turkish Airlines defies network cuts with new long-haul route plans; Latin America and Asia in focus for growth

On 1 September Turkish Airlines launched services to Cluj-Napoca, a sector which started despite its W16/17 network cuts. The carrier’s CEO Temel Kotil says he is still planning for further long-haul network growth, so our data elves have taken a look at the competitive landscape on the four anticipated routes.

United Airlines passes 17 million domestic passengers at New York Newark; international traffic grows 83% since the Millennium

United Airlines passes 17 million domestic passengers at New York Newark; international traffic grows 83% since the Millennium

Since its merger with Continental Airlines was completed in 2011, United Airlines’ passenger count at New York Newark is still below what both carriers flew combined before the airline coupling. anna.aero looks at the development of the carrier since the merger in regards to traffic, and analyses the top 12 routes from its third largest airport operation.


Finnair’s scheduled traffic grows 65% in five years; surpasses one million monthly passengers; Iceland is next country market

Finnair’s scheduled traffic grows 65% in five years; surpasses one million monthly passengers; Iceland is next country market

During the past year, Finnair has welcomed 13 new airports to its route map. As well as this, the carrier became the first European A350 operator, and June 2016 was the first time in recent history that the airline managed the feat of carrying one million scheduled passengers in a month. anna.aero looks in further detail at traffic growth and highlights next year’s new routes.

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.