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.
With a catchment of over five million people, Detroit remains a vital cog in the network of the world’s largest airline – Delta Airlines – as its third largest hub after Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta and Minneapolis/St. Paul.
LOT Polish takes Europe’s first Dreamliner; Xiamen Airlines joins SkyTeam; Aeroflot and Moscow Sheremetyevo best in Russia; Wizz Air carries nine million at Katowice
This week, we report from Moscow where Aeroflot and Moscow Sheremetyevo were named best airline and airport in Russia, but by whom? Which year did Wizz Air set up its base in Katowice? And which airline is now Europe’s first to fly the 787?
Lebanon-based Middle East Airlines is set to join SkyTeam this week but what share of traffic does it have in Beirut? How has traffic there grown in recent years? Which are the airline’s top routes for ASKs and what competition does it face? How many European SkyTeam hubs does it serve?
SkyTeam formally accepts Xiamen Airlines as future member; 787s hold key to long-haul expansion plans
Another Chinese carrier is set to join the SkyTeam alliance in 2012, but at which airports is the airline strong. How have passenger numbers developed in recent years and how many of the routes it operates (and airports that it serves) are outside of mainland China? And how big does the carrier hope to be by 2015?
Aegean and Tarom latest European carriers to join alliances; 20 of top 35 airlines in Europe now alliance members
How many airlines are now members of one of the three major alliances? How many of them are in Europe and which are the biggest airlines operating in Europe that are not members of an alliance?
Iberia-British Airways merger creates third European mega-legacy carrier; each has different global network focus
How do the non-European networks of Europe’s three legacy mega-carriers compare? Who serves most non-European destinations? What’s special about New York JFK and who is the only carrier to make it down under?