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AirAsia X confirms Paris for 2011; Delhi, Mumbai, Seoul, Tehran and Tokyo all added from Kuala Lumpur during 2010
AirAsia’s long-haul partner AirAsia X received a new A330 this week, and confirmed flights to Paris starting on Valentine’s Day. How extensive is its network and what competition does it face? How has the London service stimulated the UK market?
S7 club: Russia’s first airline joins oneworld: “substantially expanding the network throughout Russia”
S7 joined Aeroflot as a member of a global alliance this week. How has the airline’s traffic developed, and how focused is it on the domestic market? Which European destinations does it serve from its two biggest bases?
AeroSvit has launched 20 new routes this year including 12 from Kiev; reports record passenger numbers in August
AEA member AeroSvit started the year slowly, but is now setting passenger records. Which new routes has it added this year and which countries in Europe does it notably not serve? And which recently launched aircraft type does it operate?
Ryanair’s new Seville base opens with 11 new routes; overtakes Vueling as airport’s leading carrier by seats
Spain is where Ryanair is growing the fastest. Its newest two aircraft base at Seville sees it competing with which carriers on which routes? And which destinations served this summer are not being operated this winter?
New-look Aerolíneas Argentinas to join SkyTeam in 2012; routes to Barcelona and Madrid represent 23% of ASKs
Argentina’s flag carrier has had a difficult decade but now has a smart, new visual identity and the chance to join a global alliance. Which new aircraft type has its subsidiary Austral recently taken delivery of?
Vueling now carrying 11 million passengers per annum; Barcelona now a proper hub; Ciudad Real new for winter
The ‘new’ Vueling operates a fleet of 37 A320s but how seasonal is demand? Which are the airline’s busiest country markets and what is unusual about its UK flights? Which new routes are being started this winter?
Minnesota-based Sun Country Airlines plans new flights from Lansing this winter; London served briefly this summer
It’s not exactly Allegiant, but Sun Country is another niche operator of primarily leisure routes. How broad is its network and just how seasonal are its operations? And how did it manage to operate to London this summer with a 737?
Nas Air now only Saudi LCC; two new links to Dubai will take international network to over 30 routes
Now that Sama is no more Nas Air is the only remaining Saudi-based LCC. International routes now represent over half of the airline’s capacity but which routes has it started this year? How much competition does it face on its busiest domestic route?
Which airline has added the most new destinations to its network, which airline has added the most new routes in the US market (total and international), and which is the biggest ‘new’ airline in the US market. And how come Branson AirExpress nearly won two awards?
Korea’s other big carrier recently won the Skytrax Airline of the Year award. So service is good, but where does it fly to? And which routes has it added in recent years? And what has it done with some of its domestic routes? What competition does it face in the key US market?
vivaaerobus starts six new routes from Mexico City; now has 10% share of Mexican domestic market with 11 737s
Another Mexican carrier is grabbing newly available slots at Mexico City. But which two airports form the basis of vivaaerobus’ network? Which milestone did the airline not celebrate recently and what’s happening to its US routes?
SpiceJet turns five; carrying six million passengers per year; adding international routes to Colombo and Kathmandu
SpiceJet is heading off abroad next month, but which are its busiest airports in India? How many airports does it serve and which are its busiest routes? How much competition will it face on its new international services?