Southwest Airlines' top airports by the numbers

Southwest Airlines’ top airports by the numbers

Southwest Airlines’ top-10 airports saw 186m seats and ~157m passengers, for SLF of 84%. 118m were local O&D, while 39m were in transit. Chicago Midway #1.

IndiGo now #1 at India's top-10 airports with average 41% share

IndiGo now #1 at India’s top-10 airports with average 41% share

Jet Airways’ end meant IndiGo became #1 at Mumbai. IndiGo has avg. 41% share of seats at India’s top-10 airports vs. 14% for #2. Bangalore has the biggest difference between #1 and #2 with a 14.4m seat gap. 

Emirates announce Penang, Malaysia, as next Asian destination

Emirates announce Penang, Malaysia, as next Asian destination

Emirates will operate Dubai – Singapore – Penang daily from April. Qatar Airways operates Doha – Penang non-stop, with the UK/Germany Penang’s key markets.

Indianapolis gains more Spirit as Routes Americas 2020 approaches

Indianapolis gains more Spirit as Routes Americas 2020 approaches

The host of Routes Americas 2020, Indianapolis now has over 50 destinations, with Spirit Airlines the newest carrier to serve the airport. 


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Iran could be an aviation paradise in medium term

Iran could be an aviation paradise in medium term

Severe sanctions curtail Iran’s aviation development, but large population and area, slow overland, & short distance between cities = an aviation paradise?

Top of the props: Boeing and Embraer studying new turboprop

Top of the props: Boeing and Embraer studying new turboprop

Boeing and Embraer examining the business case for a new turboprop as the Dash-8-400 and ATR-72 have over 60 million seats in W19.


Ethiopian Airlines overview as it announces new 100mppa airport

Ethiopian Airlines overview as it announces new 100mppa airport

Having achieved its Vision 2025 seven years early, Ethiopian Airlines is Africa’s largest & strongest financially. It has now announced a brand-new airport.

United Airlines’ top-20 international connecting markets; Tel Aviv – LAX #1

United Airlines’ top-20 international connecting markets; Tel Aviv – LAX #1

19% of United Airlines’ seats are now international, with Mexico – US its #1 connecting country-pair and Houston IAH is #1 international connecting hub.

St Petersburg now offers 7th freedoms to 30 countries

St Petersburg now offers 7th freedoms to 30 countries

With 7th freedoms to 30 European countries, St Petersburg’s tourism will grow. Wizz has already announced four more routes, two in the “top unserved” list.

Qatar Airways announce eight destinations, a target of 3.3m passengers

Qatar Airways announce eight destinations, a target of 3.3m passengers

Qatar Airways announce new routes to Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Africa, with continued focus on thinner, seasonal destinations – including Siem Reap.


View our new network planning daily digest on Instagram

View our new network planning daily digest on Instagram

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Bamboo Airways turns one as Hanoi - Prague announced

Bamboo Airways turns one as Hanoi – Prague announced

Despite only being one, Bamboo Airways has 3m seats, 23 aircraft, and 35 routes. It has just announced Prague – what was Vietnam’s #1 unserved Euro route.

Future flybe: more Virgin or Stobart?

Future flybe: more Virgin or Stobart?

flybe has agreed a rescue deal with Government and owners Connect Airways. As its top base saw revenue fall 1/4 YOY, we analyse flybe’s performance and future.

Allegiant Air announces 44 new routes; 42 are unserved

Allegiant Air announces 44 new routes; 42 are unserved

We look at the numbers behind Allegiant’s 44 new routes. It’d be quite straightforward to predict future Allegiant routes, of which it sees 600.