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The Middle East’s first low cost turns 10. Aiming “to serve all the Arab world from the Atlantic to Indian Ocean” we look at its longest and shortest sectors.
Afriqiyah Airways focuses on rebuilding Libya’s connectivity; international capacity up 74% in October
Libya’s economic recovery brought about a new start for the country’s national carriers – Afriqiyah Airways and Libyan Airlines. However, as the two struggle to merge, they also face increasing competition from foreign operators.
AirEuropa vs Iberia: My passenger numbers are bigger than yours…or are they? anna.aero investigates…
Who’s the biggest? It’s an argument that mankind has wrestled with since we evolved from apes. Airlines are no different. This week its AirEuropa claiming to be bigger than Iberia – anna.aero investigates.
Two international destinations have been launched by the Bengali Regent Airways already this year, but its CEO has appetite for even more growth. anna.aero investigates the airline’s growing operations.
Allegiant Air may only rank as the 13th biggest airline in the US domestic market, but its profitability is second only to another US LCC. We examine the airline’s extraordinary day-of-week driven operations, its biggest airports, and which destinations have been added to the network in the last 12 months. We also reveal what’s coming next for the airline’s network and fleet.
Fly Jamaica Airways launches intra-Caribbean flights; starting Toronto Pearson flights in early October
The Caribbean is not the easiest place to launch new airlines. Just ask the people behind REDjet. But newcomer Fly Jamaica Airways has been serving the Kingston-JFK route since earlier this year and is now expanding its network to include Georgetown in Guyana, and Toronto in Canada. We look in detail at a week in the life of the airline’s only 757.
TWIN JET will grow weekly flights by 13.7% this September, when compared to same month last year, including starting new routes to places like Milan Malpensa to Toulouse. We also look at what points the French regional carrier has dropped in the last 12 months.
Shandong Airlines grows capacity by 14%; starts flights to third country market – Chiang Mai in Thailand
Shandong Airlines, daughter carrier to Air China, and the #8 airline in China in terms of weekly seats, has had a busy 2013 so far, launching 19 new routes and adding over 20% more weekly flights since January. anna.aero takes a peek at this dynamic, but somewhat obscure carrier.
Darwin Airline – ‘the Origins of a Network’ continues to evolve with new Cambridge and Leipzig bases
Darwin is no longer merely associated with famous English naturalists (who studied at Cambridge University) or that place right in the north of Australia, it is also a fast-expanding, Swiss-based regional airline that has grown by 165% in the last 12 months.
Aurigny to replace ATRs on Guernsey-London Gatwick route with Embraer jet from next March, as flybe departs market
Guernsey-based Aurigny is planning to replace its turboprops on the key London Gatwick route with an Embraer jet from next summer. We take a look at how the airline has evolved in recent years, the rest of the airline’s network, and what competition it faces in its home market.
Kuwait Airways still waiting for major fleet upgrade; London Heathrow and New York JFK key destinations in network
Unlike other carriers in the Middle East, Kuwait Airways rarely starts new routes, has an ageing fleet, and doesn’t sponsor any European football teams. We examine which are the airline’s most important routes, and at which major European city it has recently changed airports.
Romania’s Blue Air now serving 18 destinations from Bucharest Otopeni Airport; faces competition on 15 of them
Blue Air’s fleet of six 737s operate a total of 27 routes this summer, spread across three Romanian airports. A massive 43% of flights are operated to and from airports in Italy, with Spain the next biggest market. We examine the airline’s network in detail to see what competition it faces.