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SpiceJet looks at network densification to improve financial performance

SpiceJet looks at network densification to improve financial performance

SpiceJet is still growing but is reducing the size of its network. More flights on fewer routes may help improve yields. We reveal which seven airports have been dropped from the airline’s network and which routes have been suspended.

Poland’s eurolot expands rapidly in 2014; enters Belgium, France, Finland, Italy, Austria and Czech Republic

Poland’s eurolot expands rapidly in 2014; enters Belgium, France, Finland, Italy, Austria and Czech Republic

A wholly owned subsidiary of LOT Polish Airlines, eurolot has been growing impressively in 2014, serving a total of 23 airports this summer. With Gdansk being the carrier’s busiest airport by weekly departures, anna.aero takes a closer look at eurolot’s network and reveals which new services were added so far in 2014.

Hainan Airlines grows seats by 7%; Beijing biggest base in terms of flights and destinations served

Hainan Airlines grows seats by 7%; Beijing biggest base in terms of flights and destinations served

Still to join a global alliance, Hainan Airlines is China’s fifth biggest airline, in terms of weekly seats. Easy to believe, as the carrier moves closer to offering 750,000 weekly seats this August. anna.aero takes a look at all of its vital statistics.


Air New Zealand on course to break 13.5m passengers; Singapore Airlines tie-up will see Auckland-Singapore route re-instatement

Air New Zealand on course to break 13.5m passengers; Singapore Airlines tie-up will see Auckland-Singapore route re-instatement

Having just received the last tick in the box for its strategic partnership with fellow Star Alliance carrier Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand will not only gain access to the mainline carrier’s network, but also its SilkAir subsidiary. Having also just received its first 787-9, the New Zealand flag carrier is seemingly on track for a bright future, so anna.aero decided to review its current network.

VivaColombia grows by 20% in last year; starts its first international routes this week

VivaColombia grows by 20% in last year; starts its first international routes this week

VivaColombia is now entering into its third year of operations and just this week has added its first two international routes to its network. anna.aero last looked at this LCC when it was set-up in May 2012, so it’s well overdue for an appraisal.

Chicago Midway is Southwest Airlines’ biggest base; 64 destinations served this summer

Chicago Midway is Southwest Airlines’ biggest base; 64 destinations served this summer

anna.aero undertakes an in-depth analysis of exactly what are the top 12 routes flown by the world’s biggest low cost carrier — Southwest Airlines — from its biggest operational base in terms of weekly seats and destinations served — Chicago Midway.


Arik Air’s traffic grows by 19% in 2013; Dubai is international city #12

Arik Air’s traffic grows by 19% in 2013; Dubai is international city #12

Nigeria’s largest operator in terms of weekly seat capacity, Arik Air has grown rapidly in recent years, serving a total of 12 countries this summer. As the airline’s passenger numbers reached 2.7 million last year, anna.aero takes a closer look at Arik Air’s recent development and its top 11 airport pairs for this August.

Pegasus Airlines steams ahead with (for most airlines) scary levels of double-digit growth; set to pass 20m annual passengers

Pegasus Airlines steams ahead with (for most airlines) scary levels of double-digit growth; set to pass 20m annual passengers

We often interview airline CEOs, like anna.aero’s Publisher seen here with Pegasus Airlines’ General Manager Sertaç Haybat recently. However, we always like to dig a little deeper to understand just where this fast-growing Turkish airline is putting all of the aircraft it is being delivered.

40-something Air Malta continues to focus on inbound leisure traffic; next on Etihad’s shopping list?

40-something Air Malta continues to focus on inbound leisure traffic; next on Etihad’s shopping list?

On 1 April, Air Malta entered into its fifth decade, having been set up in 1974. Since then, the airline has focussed on delivering inbound tourists to the Mediterranean group of islands. anna.aero takes a look at the airline’s current network 40 years on.


Fast-growing Lion Air close to offering 1m seats per week

Fast-growing Lion Air close to offering 1m seats per week

“We make people fly” says Lion Air CEO Rusdi Kirana. True to his word (and adopted as the company slogan) Lion Air made nearly 35 million people fly in 2013, making it the world’s fifth largest LCC. anna.aero takes a look at Asia’s biggest low-cost carrier.

Kenya Airways’ traffic up 1.1% in 2013; Nairobi-Mombasa top S14 route

Kenya Airways’ traffic up 1.1% in 2013; Nairobi-Mombasa top S14 route

Africa’s fifth largest operator according to weekly seat capacity, Kenya Airways has been growing without interruption in recent years, recording 3.7 million passengers in 2013. As the SkyTeam member is now serving 48 countries in Africa, Europe, Middle East and Asia, anna.aero reveals Kenya Airways’ recent developments and its top 13 routes for this August.

Jetstar Airways represents 60% of group flying; decline in New Zealand

Jetstar Airways represents 60% of group flying; decline in New Zealand

Jetstar Airways continues to launch domestic routes, like the recent Gold Coast to Mackay service which started earlier this month. anna.aero investigates the international component of its network, plus its top 12 routes, as the LCC moves into its 11th year of operations.