Airline Analysis

Volotea operating almost 150 routes this summer as capacity grows 30%; Athens is biggest of 14 new airports added to network in last year.

Volotea operating almost 150 routes this summer as capacity grows 30%; Athens is biggest of 14 new airports added to network in last year.

Europe’s equivalent of Allegiant Air likes to keep a low industry profile. But we reveal the airline’s busiest airports and routes this summer, and which new airports have been added to the airline’s all-717 operated network.

United Airlines grows by 2.7% at Houston Intercontinental Airport in 2014; 175 destinations served this March

United Airlines grows by 2.7% at Houston Intercontinental Airport in 2014; 175 destinations served this March

anna.aero undertakes an in-depth analysis of exactly what are the top 12 routes flown by America’s third biggest carrier (United Airlines) from its busiest operational base in terms of weekly capacity this March, Houston Intercontinental Airport.

Aegean Airlines set to launch 50 new routes this summer

Aegean Airlines set to launch 50 new routes this summer

Aegean Airlines, a Star Alliance member since 2010, carried 10 million passengers in 2014. We look at which airports have seen the fastest growth in the last three years and reveal the airline’s 50 new routes for this summer.


Jetstar Pacific Airlines of Vietnam grows by one-third in a year; five new destinations added

Jetstar Pacific Airlines of Vietnam grows by one-third in a year; five new destinations added

Despite being the smallest entity of the pan-Australasian Jetstar LCC behemoth, Jetstar Pacific Airlines has had a frantic February, launching four new domestic routes already this month. anna.aero gets its magnifying glass out to discover the carrier’s main nuclei of activity in the fast-growing Vietnamese market.

Belavia grows traffic by 26% in 2014; Russia is leading country market

Belavia grows traffic by 26% in 2014; Russia is leading country market

Founded on 5 March 1996, when the local Aeroflot division was nationalised and renamed, Belavia is now offering services to a total of 38 destinations in 28 countries within Europe, the Middle East and Africa. With the carrier having received its first 737-800 in January, anna.aero looks at Belavia’s top routes and country markets for this month.

Bern-based SkyWork Airlines to serve 18 destinations this summer; London Southend is newest route for airline’s 31-seat Dorner 328s

Bern-based SkyWork Airlines to serve 18 destinations this summer; London Southend is newest route for airline’s 31-seat Dorner 328s

Swiss regional carrier SkyWork Airlines has been under new management since last summer. We look at its current network, where it used to fly and what competition it faces. Plus we look at the impact of transferring London flights from City to Southend.


Singapore Changi is third busiest airport in AirAsia Group’s network

Singapore Changi is third busiest airport in AirAsia Group’s network

AirAsia may not have a subsidiary based in Singapore but that hasn’t stopped it becoming the airline group’s third busiest airport by weekly movements. We examine how AirAsia has grown to be a major player at the airport.

GOL grows traffic by 10% in 2014; 97% of seats in domestic market

GOL grows traffic by 10% in 2014; 97% of seats in domestic market

Established in 2000 and having started operations on 15 January 2001 with a flight from Brasilia to Sao Paulo Guarulhos, GOL has expanded considerably since then, offering services to a total of 70 destinations in 11 countries this January. With the carrier flying to 55 points in Brazil, anna.aero looks at GOL’s top airports, country markets and routes for this month.

Virgin America’s traffic grows by 2.8% in 2014; San Francisco-Los Angeles is top route

Virgin America’s traffic grows by 2.8% in 2014; San Francisco-Los Angeles is top route

Established on 8 August 2007 to provide low-fare, high-quality for long-haul point-to-point service between major metropolitan cities on the US eastern seaboard and the US west coast, Virgin America has expanded considerably, becoming the 12th largest operator in the US. As the airline is currently serving a total of 21 airports, anna.aero investigates Virgin America’s top 12 routes and which airports are likely to witness a frequency shift this winter.


Malindo Air’s dual-hub/fleet strategy in Kuala Lumpur; 21 routes launched in 2014 with Kathmandu coming next

Malindo Air’s dual-hub/fleet strategy in Kuala Lumpur; 21 routes launched in 2014 with Kathmandu coming next

Malindo Air launched operations in Malaysia in early 2013. It has already grown to a fleet of almost 20 aircraft and over 30 routes. We reveal the airline’s busiest airports, which routes have already been dropped and what’s coming next.

Norwegian grows by 16% in 2014; Oslo Gardermoen accounts for 21% of weekly departures

Norwegian grows by 16% in 2014; Oslo Gardermoen accounts for 21% of weekly departures

Founded on 22 January 1993 to take over the regional airline Braathens in western Norway, Norwegian has expanded considerably, becoming the third largest low-cost carrier in Europe (after Ryanair and easyJet). As the LCC is currently serving a total of 84 airports in 31 countries, anna.aero looks at Norwegian’s recent developments.

Beijing Capital Airlines starts international operations; fleet of 50 Airbus gives it 2.5% of Chinese domestic market

Beijing Capital Airlines starts international operations; fleet of 50 Airbus gives it 2.5% of Chinese domestic market

Beijing Capital Airlines, part of Hainan Airlines Group (HNA), operates on over 100 routes within China. We reveal the airline’s biggest bases, how the network has evolved, and which destinations have become its first international routes.