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.
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Running scared: Like Speedy Gonzales, Aeromexico is still outrunning its competitors when it comes to maintaining its position as Mexico’s biggest airline. However, it increasingly needs the capacity of its regional subsidiary Aerolitoral (branded as Aeromexico Connect), to hold this position under growing pressure from LCCs InterJet and Volaris.
airberlin is second biggest carrier in Zurich after Swiss; adding new routes to Cagliari, Naples and Sylt this summer
Zurich is airberlin’s eighth busiest airport in terms of weekly seats, and its biggest non-German, non-hub airport this summer serving over 30 destinations across Europe and North Africa. But capacity is down compared with 2011, after the ending of multiple daily flights to Hamburg and Hannover.
Tunisair sees traffic rebound 20% in 2012; plans long-haul flights to America, Canada and South Africa
After the ‘Arab Spring’ of early 2011, Tunisia’s national airline has seen passenger demand surge by 20% in 2012. The airline revealed to anna.aero that it plans new long-haul services to New York and Montreal when it receives its first A330s.
Norwegian may have doubled the size of its route network from London Gatwick by basing its first aircraft there, but the new non-Nordic services (primarily to Spain) represent less than one-fifth of the airline’s operations there.
Aegean Airlines plans major international expansion this summer; 30 new routes will result in ASK growth of 14%
It’s not easy being a Greek airline, but Aegean Airlines is doing pretty well. We list the airline’s almost 30 new routes for this summer, while also noting what has been dropped. We also solve the ‘mystery’ of why the airline is operating two fewer daily flights to Heathrow this summer.
Air Seychelles’ partnership with Etihad last year opened up new possibilities for the airline, which now – for the first time in four years – turned a profit.
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.