Air New Zealand’s Auckland capacity to rise by 4.3%, with 12.13 million passengers projected for 2018; Chicago and Taipei launching soon
Air New Zealand, along with its subsidiaries, has grown seat capacity from Auckland by 44% between 2011 and 2018. Jonathan Ford looks at the latest changes at the Star Alliance member’s biggest hub, how subsidiary capacity has developed, and which routes are flown using the airline’s newest aircraft.
Air Seoul more than doubles capacity since S17; Japan is leading country market while Osaka Kansai tops the route leaderboard
Air Seoul will offer 43,900 weekly seats across its network this summer, up 132% on the same period last summer, with the South Korean carrier having added a number of new routes since then. Nick Preston takes a look at the LCC’s expanding schedule, including its leading airport pairs and country markets.
Allegiant Air traffic from Punta Gorda up 37% in H1 2018; six based aircraft operating a 40-destination network; Cincinnati is leading route
Punta Gorda is Allegiant Air’s fourth largest airport operation in terms of weekly seat capacity in S18, with the airline transporting 1.24 million passengers from the airport last year. Jonathan Ford takes a closer look at the carrier’s expansion from the airport since 2010 and highlights its top routes this summer.
EVA Air eases past 12 million passenger mark in 2017, Hong Kong tops route table, Japan is leading country market
EVA Air welcomed 12.13 million passengers across its network in 2017, representing a healthy 7.9% increase on the previous year. Nick Preston looks at how the Taiwanese carrier’s network has developed in recent years and identifies its leading airports, routes and country markets.
JetBlue Airways grows Orlando passenger numbers 69% from 2008 to 2017; 31-destination network; weekly departures down 4.4% in S18
JetBlue Airways flew 5.49 million revenue passengers from Orlando in 2017, up from 3.26 million back in 2008. Jonathan Ford looks at how the airline has grown its network from the Floridian city in recent years, which markets are the most popular, and how the airline is losing market share despite growing.
Alitalia’s biggest base Rome Fiumicino analysed; capacity set to grow 6.3%; Brazil market growing fast
Rome Fiumicino Airport has long been established as Alitalia’s biggest base, with over 240,000 one-way weekly seats – more than double the size of the flag carrier’s next largest operation at Milan Linate. Marc Watkins analyses this 80-destination hub to reveal the areas of its recent growth, as well as its biggest routes and country markets.
PSA Airlines traffic grew 127% from 2014 to 2017, thanks to American Airlines CRJ transfer; 48% of routes involve Charlotte Douglas
PSA Airlines, which operates under the American Eagle brand, flew just shy of 12.63 million passengers in 2017, up from only 5.57 million in 2014. Jonathan Ford takes a closer look into the Dayton-based operator, seeing how traffic has progressed and which airports are enjoying the benefits of this major growth.
Sky Airline returns to growth following LCC restructure; international market accounts for 18% of seats but some routes have been chopped
Sky Airline is a Chilean airline that was founded in 2002, however it went through a restructure in 2015 to become a low-cost carrier to help reduce costs. Jonathan Ford takes a closer look at the recent developments of this South American airline, including its growth in international markets.
Jet2.com’s biggest base Manchester analysed; capacity set to grow 19% this year to 1.57 million one-way seats; Turkish market growing fast
With over 50,000 one-way seats during its peak weeks, Manchester Airport has worked its way to become Jet2.com’s biggest base – nearly double the size of the LCC’s next largest hub at Leeds Bradford. Marc Watkins analyses this +40-destination operation to reveal the areas of its recent growth, as well as its biggest routes and country markets.
Flair Airlines first mover in Canadian ULCC market; Edmonton is largest base, competition with Swoop on three routes this summer
Things are hotting up on the Canadian ULCC scene. Flair Airlines was the first ultra-low fare new entrant in the country’s domestic market and has since been joined by Swoop. With Canada Jetlines expected to start operations in 2019, Nick Preston reviews Flair Airlines’ network and its growing competition.
Philippines AirAsia traffic grew by 34% in 2017, with 24% growth forecast this year; now handles one million international passengers
Philippines AirAsia flew just under 4.8 million scheduled passengers in 2017, with 28% of its traffic flying on international sectors. Jonathan Ford investigates the carrier’s recent developments, how it has advanced operations from its leading airports, plus he reveals its most popular international destinations.
Having begun life in April 2012 this quirky LCC will operate 271 routes in a peak S18 week, that’s 213 more than it did in February. Marc Watkins highlights Volotea’s extreme seasonality, its busiest airports and where it’s growing this summer.