Airline Analysis

Qatar Airways to serve Toronto; we analyse connections and look at MEB3 to North America

Qatar Airways to serve Toronto; we analyse connections and look at MEB3 to North America

Qatar Airways’ new Toronto route will have 33 two-way connections, a market of 1.8 million, helping to push the carrier from #4 for MEB3 + Turkish seats to Canada.

Wizz Air announces 26 new routes (and one restart); almost 200 new routes for this summer

Wizz Air announces 26 new routes (and one restart); almost 200 new routes for this summer

With another 27 routes revealed, including eight from Bucharest, eight from Varna, and three from Odesa, we look at the carrier’s summer plans.

easyJet to close Stansted, Newcastle, Southend bases; a loss of up to 2.8 million departing seats

easyJet to close Stansted, Newcastle, Southend bases; a loss of up to 2.8 million departing seats

With the news that easyJet is to close these three bases, we look at the performance of them and find that underlying issues exist as competition heats up. 


Voyage Air to start 8 routes from Varna using rare B737-500; another three routes coming?

Voyage Air to start 8 routes from Varna using rare B737-500; another three routes coming?

Voyage Air to begin 8 routes to Austria, Germany, and Poland, including filling the void left by Germania to Bremen and Münster. We look at what it plans.

Spirit Airlines has direct competition on 84% of routes; Southwest is #1 by route overlap

Spirit Airlines has direct competition on 84% of routes; Southwest is #1 by route overlap

With very significant head-to-head competition, we explore how this has changed and the core airlines and routes on which Spirit Airlines overlaps.

LOT Polish announces 85 new summer routes from 10 Polish airports

LOT Polish announces 85 new summer routes from 10 Polish airports

LOT Polish surprises many with so many new routes, all of which start within two weeks. We look at these 85 and see what LOT’s planning and why.


Manchester to receive new Iran Air service; a market of 20,000

Manchester to receive new Iran Air service; a market of 20,000

We look at Tehran – Manchester together with Tehran – Europe, which has seen a lot of turmoil. Paris is Tehran’s largest underserved market, while Dusseldorf is its largest unserved.

FlyArystan, Kazakhstan’s LCC, announces 13 new routes + new base

FlyArystan, Kazakhstan’s LCC, announces 13 new routes + new base

As FlyArystan adds 13 new routes – eight without direct competition – and a new base, we look where and what.

Wizz Air to add 23 new routes across two new bases, including its first in Russia

Wizz Air to add 23 new routes across two new bases, including its first in Russia

As Wizz Air announces 23 new routes, we look at what and where. Five of these routes involve St Petersburg, thanks to that city’s new e-visas and seventh freedoms.


JetBlue adds 30 new routes; big focus on Florida, Newark, Philadelphia

JetBlue adds 30 new routes; big focus on Florida, Newark, Philadelphia

As JetBlue discloses 30 new routes, we look at them + how they’ll change the carrier’s presence at Newark + Philadelphia while boosting non-NY/Boston Florida seats.

Ryanair announces 15 new routes; takes aim at SkyUp

Ryanair announces 15 new routes; takes aim at SkyUp

With 15 new routes from Germany and Ukraine, we look at the where, what, and why of Ryanair’s plans.

Thai VietJet announces 5 new domestic routes as Thailand's domestic LCC penetration rises to 71%

Thai VietJet announces 5 new domestic routes as Thailand’s domestic LCC penetration rises to 71%

Thai VietJet is to start 5 new routes, each highly competitive on a city basis, with between 70 + 112 weekly frequencies by competitors. But, it’s different at airport level.