Airline Analysis

<span style="color: #cd1719;">Routes Reconnected:</span> Avianca CEO: “there was a lot of nonsensical flying in the region”

Routes Reconnected: Avianca CEO: “there was a lot of nonsensical flying in the region”

Avianca, which is going through Chapter 11, was too ambitious, grew too much, and was too stretched, its CEO said at Routes Reconnected.

<span style="color: #cd1719;">Routes Reconnected:</span> airBaltic CEO: "we are ready to go – I see the end of this crisis"

Routes Reconnected: airBaltic CEO: “we are ready to go – I see the end of this crisis”

airBaltic is looking more than ever at longer routes using its A220s, perhaps even from an airport with one of its 22 codeshare partners.

<span style="color: #cd1719;">Routes Reconnected:</span> Somon Air CEO: “Demand for passenger travel in Tajikistan is very high”

Routes Reconnected: Somon Air CEO: “Demand for passenger travel in Tajikistan is very high”

Somon Air has played a vital role during coronavirus, with multiple charter flights. But what about its future network and fleet development?


<span style="color: #cd1719;">Routes Reconnected:</span> JetBlue CEO: “it’s a fabulous time to experiment with routes”

Routes Reconnected: JetBlue CEO: “it’s a fabulous time to experiment with routes”

JetBlue’s CEO talks about new routes and future development, saying London success “immaterial from a company point-of-view.”

<span style="color: #cd1719;">Routes Reconnected:</span> Air France - KLM CEO: “Transavia won’t operate from Paris CDG or use A220s"

Routes Reconnected: Air France – KLM CEO: “Transavia won’t operate from Paris CDG or use A220s”

As Air France and KLM focus more than ever on the core, Transavia France will become a much more important unit in the group.

Qatar Airways to begin Abuja; it’ll serve 26 African airports in 2021

Qatar Airways to begin Abuja; it’ll serve 26 African airports in 2021

Qatar Airways to begin Abuja, just a few days after being announced. Operating via Lagos in both directions, it’ll be its third city in West Africa.


Turkish Airlines to Bogota and Panama City had 90% seat factor in 2019

Turkish Airlines to Bogota and Panama City had 90% seat factor in 2019

68% of Turkish Airlines’ Bogota and Panama City traffic connected over Istanbul, but where? This route will operate four-weekly from January.

Aegean Airlines reveals 33 routes for summer 2021

Aegean Airlines reveals 33 routes for summer 2021

Aegean Airlines is to start 33 additional routes next summer, with 2021 to be one of its best-ever years for non-Athens capacity across Europe.

Allegiant will have no direct competition on 12 of its 15 new routes

Allegiant will have no direct competition on 12 of its 15 new routes

Allegiant has announced 15 new routes, with 12 having no direct competition, two new airports coming, and a new shortest route.


Korean Air bids to buy Asiana – 70% of Asiana's route network overlaps

Korean Air bids to buy Asiana – 70% of Asiana’s route network overlaps

We examine both carriers’ route networks. Asiana may offer Korean Air a reasonably ‘straightforward’ means of consolidation around very similar networks.

Loganair reveals 5 routes from Teesside – to compete with Eastern on 4

Loganair reveals 5 routes from Teesside – to compete with Eastern on 4

Loganair to begin Aberdeen, Belfast City, Dublin, Jersey, and Newquay from Teesside, with 29 weekly flights in July. Will Eastern or Loganair blink first?

Ryanair has new top route this winter – Catania to Rome Fiumicino

Ryanair has new top route this winter – Catania to Rome Fiumicino

Ryanair has a new top route this winter. In fact, ALL of its top-10 routes are now in Italy, with the ULCC’s filed domestic Italy seats up by 140% a week.