Airline Analysis

Fiji Airways expands quickly as nation's popularity grows among international visitors; over 2.30 million seats being flown in 2018

Fiji Airways expands quickly as nation’s popularity grows among international visitors; over 2.30 million seats being flown in 2018

Fiji Airways in 2018 will offer just over 2.30 million seats, up 11% versus its offering last year, and up 46% since being re-branded from Air Pacific in 2013. Jonathan Ford looks at the recent developments that have taken place at the South Pacific-based carrier, including new routes and the nation’s visitor trends.

easyJet's Nice operation doubles in size between 2008 and 2018; has a 27% market share of all seats; Tenerife South next new destination

easyJet’s Nice operation doubles in size between 2008 and 2018; has a 27% market share of all seats; Tenerife South next new destination

One of easyJet’s first non-UK destinations was Nice, an airport it started serving in 1996. This summer the airline is offering 38 destinations from the French Riviera hub, with a 39th service launching in September. Jonathan Ford looks at the carrier’s developments from its 12th biggest airport operation this summer.

Biman Bangladesh Airlines shows inconsistent capacity through fleet restructure; long-haul network shrinks as carrier prepares for first 787-8

Biman Bangladesh Airlines shows inconsistent capacity through fleet restructure; long-haul network shrinks as carrier prepares for first 787-8

Biman Bangladesh Airlines is the national carrier of Bangladesh, holding a 28% share of capacity from its home market. While the airline’s growth has been slow in recent years as capacity has been adjusted, Jonathan Ford tells of the carrier’s network changes, and informs on potential new routes for the 787-8s. 


Air New Zealand's Auckland capacity to rise by 4.3%, with 12.13 million passengers projected for 2018; Chicago and Taipei launching soon

Air New Zealand’s Auckland capacity to rise by 4.3%, with 12.13 million passengers projected for 2018; Chicago and Taipei launching soon

Air New Zealand, along with its subsidiaries, has grown seat capacity from Auckland by 44% between 2011 and 2018. Jonathan Ford looks at the latest changes at the Star Alliance member’s biggest hub, how subsidiary capacity has developed, and which routes are flown using the airline’s newest aircraft.

Air Seoul more than doubles capacity since S17; Japan is leading country market while Osaka Kansai tops the route leaderboard

Air Seoul more than doubles capacity since S17; Japan is leading country market while Osaka Kansai tops the route leaderboard

Air Seoul will offer 43,900 weekly seats across its network this summer, up 132% on the same period last summer, with the South Korean carrier having added a number of new routes since then. Nick Preston takes a look at the LCC’s expanding schedule, including its leading airport pairs and country markets.

Allegiant Air traffic from Punta Gorda up 37% in H1 2018; six based aircraft operating a 40-destination network; Cincinnati is leading route

Allegiant Air traffic from Punta Gorda up 37% in H1 2018; six based aircraft operating a 40-destination network; Cincinnati is leading route

Punta Gorda is Allegiant Air’s fourth largest airport operation in terms of weekly seat capacity in S18, with the airline transporting 1.24 million passengers from the airport last year. Jonathan Ford takes a closer look at the carrier’s expansion from the airport since 2010 and highlights its top routes this summer.


EVA Air eases past 12 million passenger mark in 2017, Hong Kong tops route table, Japan is leading country market

EVA Air eases past 12 million passenger mark in 2017, Hong Kong tops route table, Japan is leading country market

EVA Air welcomed 12.13 million passengers across its network in 2017, representing a healthy 7.9% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston looks at how the Taiwanese carrier’s network has developed in recent years and identifies its leading airports, routes and country markets.

JetBlue Airways grows Orlando passenger numbers 69% from 2008 to 2017; 31-destination network; weekly departures down 4.4% in S18

JetBlue Airways grows Orlando passenger numbers 69% from 2008 to 2017; 31-destination network; weekly departures down 4.4% in S18

JetBlue Airways flew 5.49 million revenue passengers from Orlando in 2017, up from 3.26 million back in 2008. Jonathan Ford looks at how the airline has grown its network from the Floridian city in recent years, which markets are the most popular, and how the airline is losing market share despite growing.

Alitalia's biggest base Rome Fiumicino analysed; capacity set to grow 6.3%; Brazil market growing fast

Alitalia’s biggest base Rome Fiumicino analysed; capacity set to grow 6.3%; Brazil market growing fast

Rome Fiumicino Airport has long been established as Alitalia’s biggest base, with over 240,000 one-way weekly seats – more than double the size of the flag carrier’s next largest operation at Milan Linate. Marc Watkins analyses this 80-destination hub to reveal the areas of its recent growth, as well as its biggest routes and country markets.


PSA Airlines traffic grew 127% from 2014 to 2017, thanks to American Airlines CRJ transfer; 48% of routes involve Charlotte Douglas

PSA Airlines traffic grew 127% from 2014 to 2017, thanks to American Airlines CRJ transfer; 48% of routes involve Charlotte Douglas

PSA Airlines, which operates under the American Eagle brand, flew just shy of 12.63 million passengers in 2017, up from only 5.57 million in 2014. Jonathan Ford takes a closer look into the Dayton-based operator, seeing how traffic has progressed and which airports are enjoying the benefits of this major growth.

Sky Airline returns to growth following LCC restructure; international market accounts for 18% of seats but some routes have been chopped

Sky Airline returns to growth following LCC restructure; international market accounts for 18% of seats but some routes have been chopped

Sky Airline is a Chilean airline that was founded in 2002, however it went through a restructure in 2015 to become a low-cost carrier to help reduce costs. Jonathan Ford takes a closer look at the recent developments of this South American airline, including its growth in international markets.

Jet2.com's biggest base Manchester analysed; capacity set to grow 19% this year to 1.57 million one-way seats; Turkish market growing fast

Jet2.com’s biggest base Manchester analysed; capacity set to grow 19% this year to 1.57 million one-way seats; Turkish market growing fast

With over 50,000 one-way seats during its peak weeks, Manchester Airport has worked its way to become Jet2.com’s biggest base – nearly double the size of the LCC’s next largest hub at Leeds Bradford. Marc Watkins analyses this +40-destination operation to reveal the areas of its recent growth, as well as its biggest routes and country markets.