Southwest Airlines now handling over 17 million passengers from Baltimore/Washington; only 3.7% of traffic flies on non-US routes
Baltimore/Washington is Southwest Airlines’ second largest hub, and in 2016 the carrier handled over 17 million passengers from the US East Coast airport. anna.aero takes a closer look at how traffic has developed with the carrier in recent years, and analyses the performance of its international routes.
Aeroflot traffic up 14% so far this year; flew 29 million passengers in 2016; anna.aero joins carrier for a night at Manchester United
Aeroflot between January and September carried just under 24.8 million passengers, while other carriers within the Aeroflot Group flew 13.6 million. We take a look at the recent developments of the Russian flag carrier, with the airline now having one of the world’s youngest fleets.
Tigerair Taiwan takes on legacy carriers – Taipei Taoyuan #1 operation and growing fast; Japan most important country market
Tigerair Taiwan became the first Taiwan-based LCC in 2014 (and still is) and has increased capacity by more than 250% since 2015. We take a look at what airports feed this animal the most, as well as which routes are proving to be a roaring success.
Air Greenland sees traffic grow 7.8% in 2016 to 426,000 passengers; reports strongest load factor result in over a decade with it above 67%
Air Greenland serves an island with a population of 56,500 people, meaning that the carrier flew approximately 7.5 passengers per head in 2016. After flying its largest number of passengers last year, and achieving one of its best recorded average annual load factors, we delve deeper to find out more about the airline.
Hainan Airlines more than doubles capacity over past 10 years; international services expand but domestic traffic dominates
Hainan Airlines, part of the HNA Group, commenced operations from Hainan Island in the early 1990s and it has seen triple-digit capacity growth over the past 10 years as the Chinese economy expanded at pace. anna.aero looks further into the carrier to investigate its network strategies and developments.
Royal Air Maroc turns 60 years old; latest reports suggest passenger traffic growth of 10% to 6.7 million; average load factor of 65%
Royal Air Maroc is the national carrier of Morocco and between November 2015 and October 2016 the carrier flew 6.7 million passengers with an average load factor of 65%. We take a closer look at the development of the carrier’s annual capacity, and which airports are seeing the greatest gains.
Thai Airways has faced a challenging few years following a period of political upheaval in its home country and growing regional competition from expanding LCCs. In 2014 it launched a new wholly-owned subsidiary, THAI Smile, with an all A320 fleet and a focus on regional flying. Thai’s network developments over the past 10 years are analysed here.
Montreal is Air Canada’s fastest growing hub in S17; mainline and Rouge indicating double-digit growth while Express shows capacity cuts
While Air Canada has shown significant growth from Montreal during the past few years, its additional capacity has not been distributed evenly among the domestic, transborder and international sectors. anna.aero investigates where the focus of the airline’s growth has been, and highlights what routes are being launched next.
Iberia is the largest operator at Madrid Airport. Services provided by its mainline operation, Iberia Regional and Iberia Express account for 42% of all departing seat capacity from Madrid during the week commencing 10 October 2017. The next largest carrier is Air Europa which will provide 15% of the departing seats from the Spanish capital.
Kuwait Airways grows summer seat capacity by 33%; now operating nine 777-300s; expecting to pass the three million passenger barrier in 2017
Kuwait Airways is undergoing a fleet overhaul, with it expecting to welcome its tenth and final 777-300 in Q3 this year. By 2019 it will also have A320neos and A350s, meaning Kuwait Airways will have one of the youngest fleets in the Middle East. We look to see how the new additions are impacting the airline’s current network of 39 routes.
South African Airways continues to cut capacity as future remains uncertain; SA Airlink sees double-digit growth as SA Express shrinks
South African Airways in FY2016 carried 6.92 million passengers with an average load factor of 74%. However, South Africa’s national carrier is in turmoil at the moment with regards to its future. We look to see how the carrier has adjusted its network in recent years to maintain its operation so far.
Frontier Airlines traffic grew by 76% from Orlando in 2016, with Q1 2017 passenger count up 28%; home to 18% of the airline’s passengers
Orlando is Frontier Airlines’ second largest airport operation, with it welcoming 2.63 million passengers with the airline in 2016. This is particularly impressive given that in 2009 only 110,000 passengers used the ULCC from Orlando. We look behind the airline’s expansion from the Floridian gateway in recent years.