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SunExpress’ fast-paced growth continues; more route launches from Sabiha Gökçen and Gazipaşa planned
Now with its own German subsidiary and rapidly expanding domestic operation, SunExpress is the #2 airline in the massive Turkey to Germany market, behind one of its parents, Turkish Airlines, and double the size of the other, Lufthansa.
SWISS doubles size of Geneva network this winter to 20 routes, but number of flights virtually unchanged
SWISS long ago fell behind easyJet to be only the second busiest airline in Geneva, but this winter sees a major network expansion. We reveal how this is achieved without an increase in the total number of flights, and look at the competition the carrier will face on its new routes.
Virgin Australia will grow weekly flights by 7% this August, when compared to same month last year, including starting new routes to places like “Bundy” or Bundaberg in Queensland. We also look at how the acquisition of Skywest Airlines in April has impacted on the carrier’s key metrics.
Typically “lumped-in” with its major big brother, American Eagle, the overarching brand currently used by five regional airline capacity providers, including American Eagle Airlines, flies nearly 50% of all flights using one of the world’s most recognisable airline codes – AA.
Following its merger with its former competitor, China Eastern Airlines, three years ago, Shanghai Airlines continues to operate under its own brand, but has had to adjust to a new business reality with its primary hub at Shanghai Airport shrinking in favour of a Shanghai Pudong operation.
With an extensive domestic network and its main operations centered on Tokyo Haneda, Skymark Airlines is now readying itself for the shift towards premium and long-haul services.
International expansion at TransAsia Airways drives 2013 growth; new routes to Chiang Mai and Koror start this week
According to anna.aero’s New Route Database, TransAsia Airways has launched nine new routes so far this year, all of them international, including two in the last seven days. We investigate the airline’s current network and the future plans for Taiwan’s third largest carrier.
AirAsia Japan set to ‘disappear’ at end of October; ANA to announce plans for ‘new’ LCC later this month
The Japanese LCC market is already evolving, just a year after AirAsian Japan, Jetstar Japan and Peach were all launched with the assistance of either All Nippon Airways or Japan Airlines. We take a closer look at the route network of AirAsia Japan, to see how much competition it has been facing in the market.
transavia.com France expanding beyond Paris Orly; over 40% of routes this summer from French regional airports
Air France’s own in-house LCC, transavia.com France, is spreading its wings this summer. Although still offering over 30 destinations from Paris Orly, the airline is now serving a growing number of destinations from Lille, Lyon and Nantes. We also reveal which destinations have been dropped since last summer.
Jetstar Japan now serves 13 routes with 12 A320s; Matsuyama and Kagoshima are newest destinations served
Jetstar Japan is one of three LCCs that launched in the country in 2012. We look at how many routes the airline now serves and what competition it faces, and have route launch pictures from Kagoshima and Matsuyama, featuring some unusual characters.
Meridiana fly and Air Italy complete merger, as Meridiana turns 50 under new CEO; combined fleet shrinks for S13
Sardinia-based Meridiana has had an eventful last few years with mergers, consolidation, rivals going bust and issues regarding its operating licence. Now though, the carrier appears to be back on track, under new management, with a big presence in Sardinia and Sicily, and some new international routes.
Ryanair’s issues with French authorities, over interpretation of EU employment law, hasn’t stopped the Irish LCC from developing its operations at Paris Beauvais Airport, and making it the eighth busiest airport in its network. We show how the airport has grown in recent years and which destinations are served, and which no longer are.