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easyJet adds Dresden, Edinburgh, Gran Canaria and Tel Aviv routes from Basel base; now serves 31 destinations

easyJet adds Dresden, Edinburgh, Gran Canaria and Tel Aviv routes from Basel base; now serves 31 destinations

easyJet has two bases in Switzerland. Geneva is the bigger one but how many routes has easyJet tried in the last six years from the airport on the French border? On how many routes does it face competition from Swiss and other carriers?

Virgin America arrives in Dallas-Fort Worth; now operates from 11 US airports, Toronto; Mexico flights starting soon

Virgin America arrives in Dallas-Fort Worth; now operates from 11 US airports, Toronto; Mexico flights starting soon

With a fleet of almost 30 Airbus narrowbodies Virgin America continues to focus on key trunk routes. But who are its main competitors and how much bigger is its San Francisco base compared with LAX?

Bangkok Airways again focuses on domestic network; long haul expansion from 2015

Bangkok Airways again focuses on domestic network; long haul expansion from 2015

Ranked third in the Thai market  after Thai Airways and AirAsia, Bankok Airways labels itself “Asia’s Boutique Airline”. But since 2008, it has radically changed its route network, downsized internationally, and focussed on the domestic and regional core market. Now, with orders for four A350s, the airline clearly has ambitious, new expansion plans to go long haul.


Qatar Airways will reach 100 destinations next April with Aleppo; several European destinations to start before then

Qatar Airways will reach 100 destinations next April with Aleppo; several European destinations to start before then

As Doha’s favourite airline announced its 100th destination, we take a close look at how the airline schedules its hub by looking at a typical day’s operation? How many ‘waves’ and mini-waves does it operate and during which two-hour period are there no flights at all?

AirAsia X confirms Paris for 2011; Delhi, Mumbai, Seoul, Tehran and Tokyo all added from Kuala Lumpur during 2010

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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?