Air Europa competes directly with Iberia on 80% of routes from Madrid
With such strong competition with Iberia – on 45 of 56 routes – the acquisition of Air Europa by IAG is all about dominance at Madrid.
65% of Greater Bay Airlines’ applied-for routes served this year
Hong Kong start-up Greater Bay Airlines has applied for 104 routes. While 89% were served pre-pandemic, it’s currently 65%. We explore its network strategy.
Sun Country adds 16 routes – but all have direct competition
Sun Country’s 16 routes are highly spread out, sensibly making predicting where will be served much harder. Three main reasons, other than leisure, explain its new routes.
Surinam Airways serves just two destinations in South America
Surinam Airways naturally revolves around Amsterdam and the Dutch Caribbean – but still has three routes to Miami.
Volotea’s A319s have 11% lower breakeven fare than B717s, RDC shows
As Volotea has now retired its B717s, we analyse the economic performance of its A319s – now the airline’s only type – on what was the B717’s number-one route.
GoAir now India’s third-largest domestic operator
GoAir has 106 domestic routes this winter, with direct competition on all. Yet it is now second-place on 70% of its top-10 routes.
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi takes off; multiple big gaps exist in current schedule
Wizz Air Abu Dhabi took off on 15 January. Based on mid-April and the first four aircraft, big schedule gaps remain; up to 16 new routes could be announced.
Airlink, newly independent, now Africa’s second-largest airline
Airlink, now disassociated from South African Airways, is pushing ahead. It has 63 routes and almost 1.2 million seats this summer.
Fast-growing JetSMART Chile has 52 routes this summer
JetSMART Chile had 3.4 million seats in its first 2.5 years. This summer, it has 52 routes, with Chile’s domestic market accounting for nine in ten seats.
Air New Zealand has 49 routes this week
Air New Zealand has 40 domestic and nine international routes this week. Now, 80% of domestic flights are operated by turboprops, key for network continuity.
Allegiant adds Key West, Jackson Hole, and Portland – and 13 routes
Allegiant to have 508 routes this summer, 13 of which have just been announced involving three new airports in its network.
Start-up EGO Airways reveals first 11 routes involving nine Italian airports
EGO Airways will initially base two Embraer 190s at Catania and primarily operate W flights. Only one of its first 11 routes will have direct competition.