Airline Analysis

Madrid's hidden gem? How Air Europa fits IAG strategy

Madrid’s hidden gem? How Air Europa fits IAG strategy

We examine how IAG may leverage Air Europa in Madrid as a connector between South America and Europe.

Africa World Airlines will be West Africa's leading carrier

Africa World Airlines will be West Africa’s leading carrier

Africa World Airlines will be West Africa’s leading regional airline by developing its Accra hub through partnerships. It plans 100-seaters.

KLM serves 16 UK airports; ~2.2 million passengers connect via Amsterdam

KLM serves 16 UK airports; ~2.2 million passengers connect via Amsterdam

KLM serves 16 UK airports with 67 daily flights. 2.2m connect, especially to Western Europe. Germany is the top country, but London – Lagos and London – Accra are top city-pairs.


Revealed: British Airways' most popular P2P routes for business class

Revealed: British Airways’ most popular P2P routes for business class

British Airways has added 16% more business seats since 2015, with its new Club Suite out. JFK is its #1 route, but Boston wins for fare per mile.

Ryanair's winter growth down to 4% from 13% last winter; France #1

Ryanair’s winter growth down to 4% from 13% last winter; France #1

Winter 2019 sees Ryanair grow by just 4%. The #1 country market for growth is France with three new bases, and the east also stands out this winter.

Spirit Airlines sees hope in troubled Cancun and announces five routes

Spirit Airlines sees hope in troubled Cancun and announces five routes

Spirit Airlines is to start five routes to Cancun, taking its total to 11. 47 other US cities have a median 41,000 indirect passengers to Cancun.


Air Senegal changes from purely P2P to P2P + connections amid growth

Air Senegal changes from purely P2P to P2P + connections amid growth

Air Senegal will add eight international cities in W19, including in Europe. Sensibly, it redesigned its schedules to enable two-way connections over Dakar.

Part two: Volotea sees strong rise in competition with big LCCs

Part two: Volotea sees strong rise in competition with big LCCs

41% of Volotea’s seats now have competition with easyJet, Vueling and Ryanair, up from 15% in 2015. Meanwhile, Volotea is becoming less seasonal.

Back to the future, part one: 767 still 3rd by transatlantic capacity, and Boeing's future NMA?

Back to the future, part one: 767 still 3rd by transatlantic capacity, and Boeing’s future NMA?

This week saw rumours of a re-engining for the Boeing 767. We look at how, 37 years after EIS, one of the most used types in the transatlantic market could evolve into the perfect New Mid-market Aircraft.


Armenia becomes Ryanair's 40th country served

Armenia becomes Ryanair’s 40th country served

Ryanair is to serve Armenia, its 40th country, with four routes. Will Armenia be the next Georgia for LCCs?

Alitalia adds San Francisco, a major unserved market

Alitalia adds San Francisco, a major unserved market

Alitalia will begin a three-weekly service from Rome to San Francisco in S20, with this the second-largest unserved route from the USA to Western Europe.

Part 1: Volotea grows strongly, with Italy and France responsible for 93% of its capacity

Part 1: Volotea grows strongly, with Italy and France responsible for 93% of its capacity

Volotea focuses on unserved routes on a low-frequency basis. It has added 4.6 million seats since 2015, and now operates 322 routes using 36 aircraft.