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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.
Egyptair struggles to fully recover; launches four new destinations this week, including Manchester and Toronto
Egyptair’s slow recovery includes double-digit capacity growth in Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, Italy and Germany, as well as new long-haul destinations like Osaka Kansai and Toronto Pearson.
We investigate how by using its low-cost regional brand PAL Express to fight its corner against the encroaching LCCs, while Philippines Airlines itself is readjusting its own network strategy by seeking out longer, more profitable routes – like Darwin in Australia.
DAT Dreamteam. These three people, husband and wife Kirsten (centre) and Jesper (right) Rungholm, who created the airline in 1989, along with MD, and now co-owner, Lars Høeg (left), have plotted a path for Danish Air Transport which has gradually seen it focus its scheduled activity on its home market of Denmark.
Mesa Airlines affected by changes to the network philosophy of US majors; Capacity cuts give better LFs
Mesa Airlines, one of the largest US regional airlines, has certainly been affected by the volatile economic conditions in the last decade. Just over a year after its emergence from Chapter 11, anna.aero examines the airline’s network.
Mahan Air, has grown-up in the shadow of Iran Air and is not afraid of going toe-to-toe against the MEB3, yet still after 20 years of flying and having carried over 30 million passengers, Iran’s first privately owned carrier continues to post some enviable growth statistics.