Airline Analysis

Ethiopian Airlines' network now 129 destinations in 75 countries

Ethiopian Airlines’ network now 129 destinations in 75 countries

Ethiopian Airlines has 107 international destinations, with 120 by 2025. It has now expressed interest in Europe – Asia passengers, despite Africa strength.

X-rated: Boeing's new 777X takes to the skies

X-rated: Boeing’s new 777X takes to the skies

Boeing completes first flight of the 777-9X. We reveal the top 777 operators, and where the next orders could come from.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Icelandair's top-20 connecting markets; Paris CDG - Washington IAD #1

Icelandair’s top-20 connecting markets; Paris CDG – Washington IAD #1

About 53% of Icelandair’s passengers connect via Keflavik, with Paris CDG, Amsterdam, Stockholm, and Copenhagen featuring heavily in top-20 airport-pairs.