Airline Analysis

Volotea's A319s have 11% lower breakeven fare than B717s, RDC shows

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 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 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, 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

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 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 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

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.

Thai Smile now has 21 times more flights than Thai Airways

Thai Smile now has 21 times more flights than Thai Airways

Thai Smile now has 16 bookable routes, with domestic routes up by three YOY. Its remaining international destinations are at pre-pandemic levels.


Swoop has 15 routes this winter; Edmonton to Abbotsford top

Swoop has 15 routes this winter; Edmonton to Abbotsford top

Swoop has 15 routes this winter, with seven domestic and eight international. Edmonton is top, followed by Toronto, a new airport for the carrier.

Air Senegal announces Lyon – where could be next?

Air Senegal announces Lyon – where could be next?

Air Senegal to begin Dakar – Lyon, with P2P demand of 40,000. This comes shortly after Milan was announced. We see where could be next in Europe.

Aeromexico had 88% seat factor to Tokyo Narita; daily again from 2 March

Aeromexico had 88% seat factor to Tokyo Narita; daily again from 2 March

As Aeromexico set to resume MEX to Tokyo Narita, we explore this market. Only 20% of traffic was local, with 77% connecting over Mexico’s capital.