Airline Analysis

End of era for B747 as KLM and Qantas withdraw type on same day

End of era for B747 as KLM and Qantas withdraw type on same day

KLM and Qantas both ended 747 passenger operations on 29 March, having started in the same year. We look their 747 routes and capacity development.

Jet2 announce two new routes from Birmingham; to be #2 base

Jet2 announce two new routes from Birmingham; to be #2 base

Jet2 will serve Kalamata and Mytilene from Birmingham. With big growth planned, Birmingham is to be the carrier’s #2 airport this year, from #4.

Singapore Sling: Is Scoot making long-haul, low-cost viable?

Singapore Sling: Is Scoot making long-haul, low-cost viable?

Scoot more than doubled annual capacity between 2016 and 2018 as part of the SIA Group. As it matures, could Scoot be the new long-haul, low-cost benchmark?


Qatar Airways' Doha hub analysed; three waves & 471 movements today

Qatar Airways’ Doha hub analysed; three waves & 471 movements today

We analyse Qatar Airways’ Doha hub by its wave structure and destinations as the carrier approaches 50 million seats – which it should exceed this year.

Flybe's top-30 routes, led by Birmingham – Edinburgh

Flybe’s top-30 routes, led by Birmingham – Edinburgh

Flybe leaves a network of 50 mainly-domestic routes, 80% having no competition: hopefully an opportunity for other carriers to meet regional demand.

Air Canada’s top-20 connecting markets; Ottawa – Victoria #1

Air Canada’s top-20 connecting markets; Ottawa – Victoria #1

Around 24 million connect with Air Canada. Its top-20 connecting markets are mainly international, with #11, Montreal – Bogota, to become non-stop in June.


VivaAerobus: Mexico's cost leader

VivaAerobus: Mexico’s cost leader

We speak to Fernando Estrada, VP Strategy and Network Planning at VivaAerobus to learn more.

Kenya Airways capacity almost unchanged since 2014 as fights for survival

Kenya Airways capacity almost unchanged since 2014 as fights for survival

Kenya Airways launched Geneva & Rome last year while its dominance to/from/in Africa falls. Curiously, 47% of the carrier’s total seats are now by the E190.

HiSky new Moldovan airline starting April in competitive markets

HiSky new Moldovan airline starting April in competitive markets

HiSky will initially operate six routes, including London and Paris. All but one route will see two to three competitors, including Wizz Air on four.


FlyBAIR, a new Swiss airline that dares to be different

FlyBAIR, a new Swiss airline that dares to be different

Bern-based FlyBAIR will take off on 2 May to Palma. Initially crowdfunded, the carrier will operate nine routes from May, with two-to-six sectors per day.

OAG unveils new Demand module for route forecasting

OAG unveils new Demand module for route forecasting

OAG’s Demand product, out at the end of April, will enable airports and more to create new business cases in under 15 minutes, says Jonathan Horne.

TAP Air Portugal's top-20 connecting markets; Porto – Sao Paulo #1

TAP Air Portugal’s top-20 connecting markets; Porto – Sao Paulo #1

TAP Air Portugal has Brazil – Italy, Portugal, and France as key country-pairs; Funchal and Porto deliver ~one million over Lisbon.