Airline Analysis

The profound network impact of ANA’s 787s

The profound network impact of ANA’s 787s

ANA made headlines recently with the launch of two new types. One, the A380, culled by Airbus and living out its twilight years with most operators, and the other – Boeing’s 787-10 variant – promising a revolution in “A-Market” (under 8 hours) long-haul economics. anna.aero investigates the rationale behind, and the potential of, this fleet overhaul.

Royal Jordanian sees green shoots of sustainable growth with turnaround plan and 266 additional flights in S19

Royal Jordanian sees green shoots of sustainable growth with turnaround plan and 266 additional flights in S19

Royal Jordanian Airlines has faced a decade of uncertainty with fluctuating demand on certain routes and profits tumbling. anna.aero looks into how the Oneworld member is tackling these issues, amidst an extensive turnaround plan for the future.

La Compagnie celebrates its fifth year of operation, enters phase of fleet renewal with A321neoLR

La Compagnie celebrates its fifth year of operation, enters phase of fleet renewal with A321neoLR

Good company: La Compagnie, Europe’s youngest but very much established all business class player has already made a name for itself in the Paris – New York market, and is set for a renaissance with the launch of A321LR operations. James Davis examines the market position of this carrier, and assesses its future prospects.


Wizz Air flies 200 millionth passenger, but over 100 million have been transported since 2015; Q1 2019 traffic up 11%, load factor 2.0%

Wizz Air flies 200 millionth passenger, but over 100 million have been transported since 2015; Q1 2019 traffic up 11%, load factor 2.0%

Wizz Air recently passed the milestone of carrying its 200 millionth passenger and 15 years of operation since its first flight in 2004. anna.aero looks at how the carrier has transformed in recent years, including its ever improving load factor, and which leading airports are seeing the fruits of the carrier’s success in 2019. 

Ryanair celebrates 25 years at Manchester; from daily Dublin, to becoming airport's top airline with 12 based aircraft and 64 routes in S19

Ryanair celebrates 25 years at Manchester; from daily Dublin, to becoming airport’s top airline with 12 based aircraft and 64 routes in S19

Ryanair has recently celebrated its 25-year anniversary of serving Manchester, where in 2018 the carrier offered 5.42 million two-way seats. anna.aero looks at how the carrier has expanded from the airport in recent years, going from two stationed aircraft in W11/12 when the base opened, to 12 units this summer. 

Spirit Airlines now transports two million passengers a year from Atlanta; offering 13% the number of departures on routes versus Delta

Spirit Airlines now transports two million passengers a year from Atlanta; offering 13% the number of departures on routes versus Delta

Spirit Airlines has ramped-up its operations from the world’s busiest airport, growing from just under a quarter of a million passengers a year and a single route in 2009, to 2.23 million passengers and 17 routes in 2018. Jonathan Ford looks into the carrier’s expansion from Atlanta in recent years in more detail. 


AirAsia grew by 23% from Kota Kinabalu in 2018 and added two international links; operates a 20-destination network from the airport

AirAsia grew by 23% from Kota Kinabalu in 2018 and added two international links; operates a 20-destination network from the airport

Kota Kinabalu is AirAsia’s second largest base regarding annual capacity, having offered 5.73 million two-way seats from the airport in 2018. Jonathan Ford looks at the LCC’s development from the Malaysian airport over the past couple of years, including the expansion of international markets in North Asia.

SriLankan Airlines traffic fell 3.3% in Q3 2018; Melbourne route carries over 150,000 people in first year; India accounts for 33% of PAX

SriLankan Airlines traffic fell 3.3% in Q3 2018; Melbourne route carries over 150,000 people in first year; India accounts for 33% of PAX

SriLankan Airlines in 2018 operated a 35+ destination network from Colombo, having not opened a new route from Sri Lanka’s capital in over 12 months. Jonathan Ford looks at the airline’s network with regards to its top routes by passengers carried, and highlights potential future services as others are cut.

Southwest Airlines' Nashville traffic up 54% in 10 years; January to September traffic climbs 11%; five new routes in 2019

Southwest Airlines’ Nashville traffic up 54% in 10 years; January to September traffic climbs 11%; five new routes in 2019

Southwest Airlines is the largest operator at Nashville, transporting over 7.45 million passengers from the airport in 2017, up from 4.83 million in 2008. Jonathan Ford looks at the airline’s expansion from the airport in recent years, its performance for the first three quarters of 2018, and its top connections.


Ryanair passenger numbers set to grow by 26% from Seville in 2018; 53 routes scheduled to be flown in S19; Budapest next to be added

Ryanair passenger numbers set to grow by 26% from Seville in 2018; 53 routes scheduled to be flown in S19; Budapest next to be added

In recent years, Ryanair has returned to rapid growth at Seville, with the ULCC expected to transport around 2.26 million passengers from the city this year. Jonathan Ford looks further into the airline’s recent expansion from the airport, including how its market share is developing, and how others are reacting.

Jet2.com to grow 12% in S19; Birmingham poised to be fastest-growing base; London Stansted to be busier than home base of Leeds Bradford

Jet2.com to grow 12% in S19; Birmingham poised to be fastest-growing base; London Stansted to be busier than home base of Leeds Bradford

Jet2.com is schedule to operate 12.19 million seats next summer from its nine UK bases, with it continuing its rapid expansion strategy. With 329 routes expected to be operated by the carrier in S19, Jonathan Ford looks at which UK airports are seeing the biggest benefits in terms of capacity and new routes.

American Airlines remains top carrier at Washington Reagan with 50% of annual capacity since 2016; airline's seats static at capital airport in 2018

American Airlines remains top carrier at Washington Reagan with 50% of annual capacity since 2016; airline’s seats static at capital airport in 2018

American Airlines will provide 14.67 million two-way seats on flights serving Washington Reagan Airport in 2018, representing a marginal 0.2% decline in capacity compared to last year. Nick Preston examines the US carrier’s growth and network developments at the US capital airport over the past 10 years.