Airline Analysis

Air Corsica looking for international market opportunities; Ajaccio is carrier's number one airport; has fleet of 11 aircraft

Air Corsica looking for international market opportunities; Ajaccio is carrier’s number one airport; has fleet of 11 aircraft

Air Corsica is based at the Corsican airport of Ajaccio, and it is the official carrier of CONNECT 2017. anna.aero caught up with the airline’s Hervé Pierret, Member of Management Board, to find out more about its operation and to see why it is so keen to expand its international presence.

Air Europa long-haul expansion drives its growth; Madrid still #1 airport and Havana its most important route

Air Europa long-haul expansion drives its growth; Madrid still #1 airport and Havana its most important route

Air Europa is Spain’s fourth largest airline based on weekly seats and frequencies, but the main competitor to Iberia in terms of long-haul operations. We take a look at the SkyTeam carrier’s biggest bases and where its most important routes are, when measured by ASKs.

Chengdu Airlines now has two ARJ21s; only airline in the world operating the type; flies 65 routes across China involving 45 airports

Chengdu Airlines now has two ARJ21s; only airline in the world operating the type; flies 65 routes across China involving 45 airports

Chengdu Airlines, China’s 18th busiest domestic airline, has been growing quickly and also operates 25 A320-series aircraft. We look at the airline’s top 12 airports, which routes it operates more than daily and how many routes have been added in the last 12 months.


Ellinair adds Christmas flights for W16/17; will serve 15 destinations in Russia next summer; currently ranked #4 at home base in Thessaloniki

Ellinair adds Christmas flights for W16/17; will serve 15 destinations in Russia next summer; currently ranked #4 at home base in Thessaloniki

Launched in 2014, Ellinair operates a seasonal fleet primarily on domestic routes and to destinations in Russia. We reveal the airline’s rate of growth and leading routes in 2016. Plus a look ahead at what’s coming next for the Greek carrier.

SpiceJet set to handle 14 million passengers in 2016 but still only serves six international destinations; first of 42 737 MAX 8s coming in 2017

SpiceJet set to handle 14 million passengers in 2016 but still only serves six international destinations; first of 42 737 MAX 8s coming in 2017

India’s fourth biggest domestic airline has a mixed fleet of 737s and Q400s. We track the airline’s domestic share going back to 2009 and reveal the airline’s top 15 airports and number of routes served.

Air Canada in its strongest position at Vancouver in ten years; mainline operation grows 18% in 12 months; Brisbane and Delhi now served

Air Canada in its strongest position at Vancouver in ten years; mainline operation grows 18% in 12 months; Brisbane and Delhi now served

During the past year, Air Canada’s annual seat capacity from its second largest airport operation has risen by 18%. We take a closer look at Air Canada’s expansion from the British Columbia airport during the past decade, and to see how its Jazz and Rouge operations have also played an important part in its growth.


Aer Lingus has its lowest share of Dublin capacity in 10 years, but is flying more seats than ever

Aer Lingus has its lowest share of Dublin capacity in 10 years, but is flying more seats than ever

Despite offering nearly six million seats from Dublin in 2016, more than it ever has in the last 10 years, Aer Lingus has its lowest share of seats at the Irish airport in the same period – below 36%. We investigate the IAG airline’s top country markets and routes at its home-hub.

Norwegian reaches 10 million passenger milestone in Helsinki; serves over 30 destinations; adding Amsterdam and Pristina for S17

Norwegian reaches 10 million passenger milestone in Helsinki; serves over 30 destinations; adding Amsterdam and Pristina for S17

Norwegian started serving the Finnish capital in the summer of 2010. It has since operated scheduled flights to 36 destinations. We reveal the three route droppings and see how the airline’s share of the Helsinki market has developed.

easyJet has almost 40% of Geneva market; seven new routes launched in 2016; Fuerteventura, Inverness, Krakow and Munich new for W16/17

easyJet has almost 40% of Geneva market; seven new routes launched in 2016; Fuerteventura, Inverness, Krakow and Munich new for W16/17

Geneva Airport is easyJet’s third biggest base in summer and second busiest in winter. We look at the airline’s growth at the airport and which are the leading country markets in summer and winter. Only eight of 83 routes ever dropped from airport.


Qantas is averaging 28% passenger share in international markets; steadily losing domestic market share despite growth; next stop Beijing

Qantas is averaging 28% passenger share in international markets; steadily losing domestic market share despite growth; next stop Beijing

Earlier this month Qantas announced that it will link its largest airport – Sydney – to Beijing from January, its second route to China after Shanghai. China is currently the airline’s eighth largest international market. We take a closer look at Qantas’ impact in its largest markets, including more details of its new Beijing venture.

LOT Polish Airlines capacity up 20% in 2016 but still behind Ryanair in Poland; US routes key to growth in 2017 as fleet will reach 50 aircraft

LOT Polish Airlines capacity up 20% in 2016 but still behind Ryanair in Poland; US routes key to growth in 2017 as fleet will reach 50 aircraft

Star Alliance carrier LOT Polish Airlines has just launched a new long-haul route to Seoul. We look at the airline’s development during the last decade, its share of the Polish market, top routes by ASKs and leading country markets. Plus what’s new for 2017.

Spirit Airlines serves 20 destinations from Detroit Airport; second biggest carrier after Delta; Denver is most competitive route

Spirit Airlines serves 20 destinations from Detroit Airport; second biggest carrier after Delta; Denver is most competitive route

Spirit Airlines is Detroit’s second biggest carrier. We look at the development of the airline’s network from Michigan’s busiest airport and reveal what competition the ULCC faces on each route.