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With its route strongholds flying Canadians to Cuba, Mexico and the US, this hybrid scheduled/charter carrier increases its fleet by nearly 60% to right-size its operations over the year. anna.aero investigates the ever-flexible Sunwing Airlines.
Operated by its all-Airbus fleet of 70 aircraft, Sichuan Airlines carried over 14 million passengers, representing 5% of the domestic market, and launched long-haul flights to Canada last year. Last month, Melbourne became the airline’s first Australian destination.
SkyWest Airlines continues to defy the crisis; grows by 5% in 2012; starts partnership with American Airlines
Over the last four decades, SkyWest Airlines seems to have built an agile business model flying regional routes for major carriers. New business opportunities from restructuring partners, continue to drive the business forward.
Malaysia Airlines welcomes A380s, oneworld membership and return to profitability as competition intensifies
Competing against AirAsia obviously isn’t easy, but after a difficult period, Malaysia Airlines is gradually getting itself back on track, thanks to new aircraft, capacity and route cuts and lower costs. Air France, Malindo Air and Turkish Airlines are all set to make things even more challenging in the coming months.
Sat at Toulouse awaiting delivery on 19 March is Air Pacific’s new A330. The aircraft will be used to increase frequencies across its network of long-haul routes including Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia and the US.
Already improving aircraft utilisation, and with just one in five of its 24 routes having direct competition, bmi regional is working on creating a sustainable business model with its fleet of 18 ERJ regional jets.
Air Méditerranée, the French charter-schedule mix formula operator, increases its route count by at least 11 this summer. Croatia and Portugal become the latest markets for the airline.
Yakutia Airlines owes its name to the diamond-bearing city of Yakutsk in eastern Siberia, but don’t be misled: The airline has strong operations in Moscow Vnukovo and Krasnodar as well.
While the Brazilian domestic market has contracted by 8%, Avianca Brazil has grown at 11 out of 12 of its largest airports in the last year.
VietJet Air has been around for just over a year and it now has a six-strong fleet as well as first international destination. anna.aero brings you the airline’s full list of rotations and peeks into VietJet Air’s future.
Australia’s largest independent regional airline, Rex Regional Express, concentrates most of its capacity in Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne. But as the pressure from large domestic carriers increases, it turns to new territories.
As Croatia readies up for the EU accession, its flag carrier prepares for a busy summer with six new routes in the pipeline, as it struggles to recover financially.