Eastern Airways turns 20; annual traffic below 2003 levels, but Aberdeen remains the airline’s #1 airport
Happy 20th Birthday Eastern Airways! For a regional airline to survive for that long is quite a feat, and the UK regional carrier will do just that this month. We take a look at the airline’s eventful history, as well as taking a glimpse at where Eastern is at today in terms of its biggest airport operations and routes.
bmi regional celebrates five years as independent carrier; over two million passengers since 2012; anna.aero meets CCO Jochen Schnadt
bmi regional celebrated its fifth birthday with a special breakfast at the German Gymnasium Restaurant in London. Since becoming an independent carrier in November 2012, the airline has carried over two million passengers and serves 28 routes, with 36% of its network connecting non-UK airports.
Tigerair Australia celebrated its 10th birthday last week. The airline’s first 10 years have not been without incident (CASA groundings and changes in ownership) and we review the times when the LCC didn’t quite catch its prey and where its current passenger hunting grounds are.
Air Mauritius sees traffic rise 6.6% during Q2 and Q3 of 2017; average revenue per passenger up by €51; Geneva becomes newest destination
Between FY12/13 and FY16/17, the average revenue per passenger being made by Air Mauritius rose from €204.70 to €256.33 according to the company’s annual reports, with passenger traffic during this time rising by 21%. We take a closer look into the carrier serving one of Africa’s leading Indian Ocean islands.
Korean Air’s capacity remains static in 2017; Los Angeles is largest route for A380s, while Asia Pacific dominates international connections
Korean Air will operate more than 34.5 million two-way seats on non-stop routes over the course of the calendar year, but the carrier’s domestic and international capacity growth remained flat in 2017. We take a look at the South Korean airline’s capacity growth trends over the past 10 years, along with its A380 route network and largest international markets.
Southwest Airlines now handling over 17 million passengers from Baltimore/Washington; only 3.7% of traffic flies on non-US routes
Baltimore/Washington is Southwest Airlines’ second largest hub, and in 2016 the carrier handled over 17 million passengers from the US East Coast airport. anna.aero takes a closer look at how traffic has developed with the carrier in recent years, and analyses the performance of its international routes.
Aeroflot traffic up 14% so far this year; flew 29 million passengers in 2016; anna.aero joins carrier for a night at Manchester United
Aeroflot between January and September carried just under 24.8 million passengers, while other carriers within the Aeroflot Group flew 13.6 million. We take a look at the recent developments of the Russian flag carrier, with the airline now having one of the world’s youngest fleets.
Tigerair Taiwan takes on legacy carriers – Taipei Taoyuan #1 operation and growing fast; Japan most important country market
Tigerair Taiwan became the first Taiwan-based LCC in 2014 (and still is) and has increased capacity by more than 250% since 2015. We take a look at what airports feed this animal the most, as well as which routes are proving to be a roaring success.
Air Greenland sees traffic grow 7.8% in 2016 to 426,000 passengers; reports strongest load factor result in over a decade with it above 67%
Air Greenland serves an island with a population of 56,500 people, meaning that the carrier flew approximately 7.5 passengers per head in 2016. After flying its largest number of passengers last year, and achieving one of its best recorded average annual load factors, we delve deeper to find out more about the airline.
Hainan Airlines more than doubles capacity over past 10 years; international services expand but domestic traffic dominates
Hainan Airlines, part of the HNA Group, commenced operations from Hainan Island in the early 1990s and it has seen triple-digit capacity growth over the past 10 years as the Chinese economy expanded at pace. anna.aero looks further into the carrier to investigate its network strategies and developments.
Royal Air Maroc turns 60 years old; latest reports suggest passenger traffic growth of 10% to 6.7 million; average load factor of 65%
Royal Air Maroc is the national carrier of Morocco and between November 2015 and October 2016 the carrier flew 6.7 million passengers with an average load factor of 65%. We take a closer look at the development of the carrier’s annual capacity, and which airports are seeing the greatest gains.
Thai Airways has faced a challenging few years following a period of political upheaval in its home country and growing regional competition from expanding LCCs. In 2014 it launched a new wholly-owned subsidiary, THAI Smile, with an all A320 fleet and a focus on regional flying. Thai’s network developments over the past 10 years are analysed here.