Airline Analysis

Norwegian Air Argentina sold to JetSMART after just 14 months

Norwegian Air Argentina sold to JetSMART after just 14 months

With Argentina’s economic situation and significant domestic capacity growth, it hasn’t been easy. This acquisition will help with stability.

United Airlines orders 50 A321XLRs to replace 757s to Europe

United Airlines orders 50 A321XLRs to replace 757s to Europe

United Airlines is the largest user of the 757 from the US-Europe. In S19, United had 14 European routes with the 757. The A321XLR is to replace them.

South African Airways losses quadruple; will it survive?

South African Airways losses quadruple; will it survive?

With job cuts and unpaid wages by South African Airways – and the airline on the brink, again – James Davis looks at what went wrong.


AtlasGlobal suspends operations for a month; 2019 seats down 37%

AtlasGlobal suspends operations for a month; 2019 seats down 37%

AtlasGlobal has suspended operations for a month to reorganise. Since 2017, it has cut seats 37% from a high that saw it move away from its Istanbul core.

Charlotte is American Airlines' #2 hub;  700+ daily departures

Charlotte is American Airlines’ #2 hub; 700+ daily departures

American Airlines’ Charlotte hub has 700+ daily departures to 140 destinations. ~37 million connect at Charlotte, aided by nine very distinct waves.

Turkish Airlines and the MEB3s' international network distribution

Turkish Airlines and the MEB3s’ international network distribution

Asia is #1 for the MEB3 while Europe is #1 for Turkish Airlines. Turkish Airlines now has more frequencies to Africa than Asia.


Top-20 connecting routes for Cathay Pacific; Dubai - Manila #1

Top-20 connecting routes for Cathay Pacific; Dubai – Manila #1

Dubai-Manila, Beijing-Taipei, and Heathrow-Taipei are the top-3 connecting routes for Cathay Pacific. China – Taiwan still #1 country-pair.

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.