Airline Analysis

Hawaiian Airlines breaks nine million passenger barrier at Honolulu; traffic up 43% in ten years as international market share grows

Hawaiian Airlines breaks nine million passenger barrier at Honolulu; traffic up 43% in ten years as international market share grows

Hawaiian Airlines is the largest airline at Honolulu, with the carrier accounting for 47% of the airport’s weekly seat capacity in S17. Last year the airline’s traffic increased by 2.2% from the Hawaiian airport. We investigate further into the airline’s growth from Honolulu and the rise of its international markets. 

SkyWest Airlines is present at over 230 airports flying for United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines

SkyWest Airlines is present at over 230 airports flying for United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines

SkyWest Airlines in 2016 carried over 31 million passengers, up 3.7% when compared to 2015. The airline serves as a feeder carrier, operating under contract with various US airlines. We take a closer look at how SkyWest has evolved in recent years, and look further into its extensive network of over 230 airports. 

Cobalt prepares to go long-haul; anna.aero visits Cyprus' leading airline as it gets ready to enter its second year of operations

Cobalt prepares to go long-haul; anna.aero visits Cyprus’ leading airline as it gets ready to enter its second year of operations

Cobalt first started operations on 7 July 2016. It now operates six aircraft to 16 destinations in Europe and the Middle East. As Cobalt enters its second year of operations, anna.aero paid a visit to the carrier in Larnaca to find out more about one of Europe’s newest airlines, and its future plans including its long-haul ambitions. 


airberlin set to take full control of regional partner LGW which operates 20 Q400s and accounts for 27% of the airline’s weekly flights

airberlin set to take full control of regional partner LGW which operates 20 Q400s and accounts for 27% of the airline’s weekly flights

Luftfahrtgesellschaft Walter is not a name that trips off the tongue easily so it is more usually known as LGW. The German carrier operates 20 aircraft for airberlin. We reveal which are the airline’s top 15 routes and what proportion of capacity it accounts for.

Norwegian serves 60+ destinations from Copenhagen; routes to Spain and US account for over half of all ASKs; Oakland is newest destination

Norwegian serves 60+ destinations from Copenhagen; routes to Spain and US account for over half of all ASKs; Oakland is newest destination

For Norwegian, Copenhagen is its third biggest base after Oslo and Stockholm. Since 2009 the network has expanded from 20 to over 60 routes. We reveal how the network has grown, the leading routes in S17 by ASKs and biggest country markets by seats.

El Al faces growing competition in Tel Aviv; JFK is biggest route and US busiest market with Miami route resuming in November

El Al faces growing competition in Tel Aviv; JFK is biggest route and US busiest market with Miami route resuming in November

Israel’s flag carrier El Al accounts for one third of traffic at the country’s main airport. We look at the growing competition in Tel Aviv, the airline’s recent network expansion and its fastest-growing country markets.


tame shrinking in Ecuador as government looks for investors; 15 aircraft serve New York, Florida, Colombia, Peru and the Galapagos Islands

tame shrinking in Ecuador as government looks for investors; 15 aircraft serve New York, Florida, Colombia, Peru and the Galapagos Islands

The national carrier of Ecuador, tame, has been cutting capacity in recent years. Last year’s major earthquake in the country resulted in further cuts. We reveal its closest rivals in Ecuador, its current fleet and the top 12 routes by seats.

Las Vegas is second biggest airport for Spirit Airlines; 21 destinations served this summer; going head-to-head with Southwest on 15 of them

Las Vegas is second biggest airport for Spirit Airlines; 21 destinations served this summer; going head-to-head with Southwest on 15 of them

Since the summer of 2010 Spirit Airlines has launched 21 routes from Las Vegas and dropped just two. We reveal the airline’s growth at the airport and a snapshot of one-way ‘bare’ fares for the week ahead from the Nevada airport.

Philippines AirAsia is #3 carrier in the Philippines; now operating 30 routes across 20 airports with a fleet of 16 180-seat A320s

Philippines AirAsia is #3 carrier in the Philippines; now operating 30 routes across 20 airports with a fleet of 16 180-seat A320s

Previously known as Zest Air and then AirAsia Zest, Philippines AirAsia is growing steadily from its main Manila and Cebu hubs. We reveal the airline’s passenger numbers and load factors since 2013, its busiest airports and top 17 routes.


Volotea celebrates five years of flying; fleet of 28 aircraft expected to carry 4.3 million passengers on over 240 routes in 2017

Volotea celebrates five years of flying; fleet of 28 aircraft expected to carry 4.3 million passengers on over 240 routes in 2017

With its fleet of 717s and A319s, Volotea is big in France and Italy. With nine operating bases this summer, the LCC serves almost 80 airports across Europe. We reveal its extreme seasonality, rapid growth, leading airports and range of route frequencies.

Vueling passes 100 million passenger mark from Barcelona; serves over 120 destinations in S17, 20 fewer than in S16 as Germany, UK see cuts

Vueling passes 100 million passenger mark from Barcelona; serves over 120 destinations in S17, 20 fewer than in S16 as Germany, UK see cuts

Now part of IAG, Vueling has been operating from Barcelona since July 2004. We look at the LCC’s rate of growth from the airport, network development, seasonality and leading country markets. Plus which routes have been dropped (and added) since last summer.

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.