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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.

Avianca’s traffic grows by 6.6% in 2013; resumes Heathrow operations

Avianca’s traffic grows by 6.6% in 2013; resumes Heathrow operations

The oldest commercial carrier in Latin America, Avianca has been growing impressively in recent years, following the integration of TACA Airlines’ operations. As the Star Alliance member is now serving a total of 54 destinations worldwide, anna.aero investigates how dominant Avianca is at Bogota and which is its top country market this summer.

China Southern Airlines set to pass 100 million passenger mark in 2014

China Southern Airlines set to pass 100 million passenger mark in 2014

China’s largest carrier according to weekly seat capacity, China Southern Airlines has grown remarkably in recent years, serving over 190 destinations this August. As the carrier’s passenger numbers reached 92 million last year, anna.aero investigates the airline’s rapid expansion and its top 12 airports this summer.


Norway’s Widerøe expecting more than three million passengers in 2014; 10th busiest airline in Europe on Tuesdays in February

Norway’s Widerøe expecting more than three million passengers in 2014; 10th busiest airline in Europe on Tuesdays in February

Widerøe is no longer a subsidiary of SAS, but it continues to be a major player in the Norwegian domestic market, operating more flights than any other airline. We take a look at the airline’s growth over the last decade and reveal which are its busiest airports. Plus a summary of the airline’s international network.

Juneyao Airlines’ traffic grows by 33% in 2013; LCC subsidiary expected to be launched in August

Juneyao Airlines’ traffic grows by 33% in 2013; LCC subsidiary expected to be launched in August

Since it was launched in September 2006, Juneyao Airlines has established itself as the 13th largest operator in China (according to weekly seat capacity), with 7.1 million passengers carried last year. As the regional carrier is now serving over 50 destinations in seven countries, anna.aero investigates Juneyao’s rapid expansion and its top 16 routes for this August. 

Etihad Regional launches 20 new routes in 2014 mostly from Geneva and Zurich

Etihad Regional launches 20 new routes in 2014 mostly from Geneva and Zurich

Etihad Regional, which is the new brand name for Darwin Airline, has added 20 new routes this year. We identify them and the competition they face on each route. We also look at which are the airline’s busiest airports this summer and how many routes it operates from each airport.


Alaska Airlines targets Delta’s Salt Lake City hub after Delta’s short-haul expansion in Seattle-Tacoma

Alaska Airlines targets Delta’s Salt Lake City hub after Delta’s short-haul expansion in Seattle-Tacoma

Alaska Airlines is currently the second most profitable US airline (by operating margin) after Allegiant Air, but its key Seattle-Tacoma hub is coming under increasing pressure from Delta Air Lines which wants to use the airport as an Asian gateway. We take a closer look at how Alaska Airlines has responded to Delta’s advances.

AirAsia India launches and shifts base to Bangalore

AirAsia India launches and shifts base to Bangalore

AirAsia’s latest joint venture in India has finally operated its first flight, from Bangalore to Goa. Flights to Chennai will launch later this week. We examine just how much competition the carrier will face on its first three routes, and reveal AirAsia’s mixed record to date in the Indian market.

flydubai serves over 70 destinations in first five years

flydubai serves over 70 destinations in first five years

While Emirates is the biggest player in Dubai, the role of flydubai should not be overlooked. Launched just five years ago it now serves over 70 destinations in over 30 countries using a fleet of over 30 737-800s. We reveal which are the leading country markets for the airline, and which of the top 12 are growing and shrinking fastest.