Lufthansa’s troubled child Austrian Airlines reports falling passenger numbers, but the decline is part of planned capacity reduction. In which markets is the airline shrinking and where does it take the opportunity to grow? What changes is the new management doing to the airline’s fleet? And how is this affecting the strategic focus on Eastern Europe?
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Brazil’s economy started losing steam earlier this year, and not without an impact on the country’s domestic aviation market. With local demand shrinking, regional carriers growing in strength and LATAM becoming reality, anna.aero examines how Brazil’s GOL fares under its new CEO.
Southwest heading for 50% of seat capacity at Lambert-St. Louis as LaGuardia and San Antonio are added to network
St. Louis has had TWA, American and now Southwest as its ‘home’ carrier. But just how dominant has Southwest become at the city famous for its magnificent arch, and which two city destinations generate the most competition? How do domestic fares compare with other US airports?
UK’s Eastern Airways sees its Humberside home airport bought by parent company; Dijon base has three routes
We take a look at developments at the UK regional airline whose parent company has just purchased its home airport. Despite operating small regional aircraft what proportion of the airline’s passengers are travelling on non-scheduled services? And which former Flybe route did the airline take on earlier this summer?
The US leisure airline recently announced it would be welcoming former Cebu Pacific and easyJet A319s into its fleet from next year. But how seasonal are the airline’s operations, which airports does it serve, how many routes does it operate and how much competition does it face?
SEAIR launches Manila flights to complement existing Clark operations; becomes fifth carrier on most routes
South East Asian Airlines (better known as SEAIR) has become the fifth major player in the Philippine domestic market thanks to some help from Singapore-based Tiger Airways. How do its frequencies compare with its competitors on the leading domestic routes?
Transaero has been named a designated carrier to Italy and France as the Russian bilateral with the two EU countries have liberalised in the last few months. But how has the network of Russia’s second-biggest international airline developed as it continues to grow fast? How does it rank in the domestic market? Which Moscow airports does the airline serve? And what new generation aircraft does Transaero have on order to sustain further growth?
easyJet’s biggest base at London Gatwick has 50 aircraft and almost 100 routes; Spain remains #1 market in summer
How has easyJet managed to become the biggest carrier at the world’s busiest single runway airport? How many routes has it started each year from London Gatwick, and which markets is it no longer serving? Which are the leading country markets and how has capacity changed since last summer?
Exeter-based Flybe is actually over 30 years old but has been constantly evolving. We examine its position in the UK domestic market, reveal which of its major bases are growing fastest this summer, and summarise which routes it has added and dropped in the last 12 months.
Italian LCC blu-express is based in Rome and serves some 30 destinations with the help of its parent company Blue Panorama Airlines. But which routes see capacity cutbacks in June, July and August to make way for the seasonal routes to Greece, Spain and Turkey?
Thai Smile launches with service to Macau; domestic routes starting soon to make Thai Airways more competitive
Thai Airways’ new lower-cost all A320 airline launched this week from Bangkok. But what other routes is it launching in the coming weeks and what competition does it face on its routes? How is Thai AirAsia responding to the challenge?