Articles Tagged ‘Skyteam’

Aerolineas Argentinas growing by 30%; new domestic routes spearhead this year’s surge

Aerolineas Argentinas growing by 30%; new domestic routes spearhead this year’s surge

Messi scored a hat-trick the last time Argentina and Brazil met on the football pitch, with the Albicelestes winning 4-3. With a GDP growing faster than its bigger neighbour, and a resurgent Aerolíneas Argentinas growing 30% year-on-year, the country’s airports and airlines are matching the performance of the national football team.

Aeromexico #1: but only if you include its regional partner

Aeromexico #1: but only if you include its regional partner

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.

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport continues to rebuild following Delta merger

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport continues to rebuild following Delta merger

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

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?

Middle East Airlines joins SkyTeam this week; only two of seven European partner hubs served

Middle East Airlines joins SkyTeam this week; only two of seven European partner hubs served

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

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 […]


Aegean and Tarom latest European carriers to join alliances; 20 of top 35 airlines in Europe now alliance members

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

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?