Airline Analysis

FlyBAIR, a new Swiss airline that dares to be different

FlyBAIR, a new Swiss airline that dares to be different

Bern-based FlyBAIR will take off on 2 May to Palma. Initially crowdfunded, the carrier will operate nine routes from May, with two-to-six sectors per day.

OAG unveils new Demand module for route forecasting

OAG unveils new Demand module for route forecasting

OAG’s Demand product, out at the end of April, will enable airports and more to create new business cases in under 15 minutes, says Jonathan Horne.

TAP Air Portugal's top-20 connecting markets; Porto – Sao Paulo #1

TAP Air Portugal’s top-20 connecting markets; Porto – Sao Paulo #1

TAP Air Portugal has Brazil – Italy, Portugal, and France as key country-pairs; Funchal and Porto deliver ~one million over Lisbon. 


Ethiopian Airlines' network now 129 destinations in 75 countries

Ethiopian Airlines’ network now 129 destinations in 75 countries

Ethiopian Airlines has 107 international destinations, with 120 by 2025. It has now expressed interest in Europe – Asia passengers, despite Africa strength.

X-rated: Boeing's new 777X takes to the skies

X-rated: Boeing’s new 777X takes to the skies

Boeing completes first flight of the 777-9X. We reveal the top 777 operators, and where the next orders could come from.

Emirates announce Penang, Malaysia, as next Asian destination

Emirates announce Penang, Malaysia, as next Asian destination

Emirates will operate Dubai – Singapore – Penang daily from April. Qatar Airways operates Doha – Penang non-stop, with the UK/Germany Penang’s key markets.


Southwest Airlines' top airports by the numbers

Southwest Airlines’ top airports by the numbers

Southwest Airlines’ top-10 airports saw 186m seats and ~157m passengers, for SLF of 84%. 118m were local O&D, while 39m were in transit. Chicago Midway #1.

Top of the props: Boeing and Embraer studying new turboprop

Top of the props: Boeing and Embraer studying new turboprop

Boeing and Embraer examining the business case for a new turboprop as the Dash-8-400 and ATR-72 have over 60 million seats in W19.

Ethiopian Airlines overview as it announces new 100mppa airport

Ethiopian Airlines overview as it announces new 100mppa airport

Having achieved its Vision 2025 seven years early, Ethiopian Airlines is Africa’s largest & strongest financially. It has now announced a brand-new airport.


United Airlines’ top-20 international connecting markets; Tel Aviv – LAX #1

United Airlines’ top-20 international connecting markets; Tel Aviv – LAX #1

19% of United Airlines’ seats are now international, with Mexico – US its #1 connecting country-pair and Houston IAH is #1 international connecting hub.

Qatar Airways announce eight destinations, a target of 3.3m passengers

Qatar Airways announce eight destinations, a target of 3.3m passengers

Qatar Airways announce new routes to Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Africa, with continued focus on thinner, seasonal destinations – including Siem Reap.

Bamboo Airways turns one as Hanoi - Prague announced

Bamboo Airways turns one as Hanoi – Prague announced

Despite only being one, Bamboo Airways has 3m seats, 23 aircraft, and 35 routes. It has just announced Prague – what was Vietnam’s #1 unserved Euro route.