Airline Analysis

Future flybe: more Virgin or Stobart?

Future flybe: more Virgin or Stobart?

flybe has agreed a rescue deal with Government and owners Connect Airways. As its top base saw revenue fall 1/4 YOY, we analyse flybe’s performance and future.

Allegiant Air announces 44 new routes; 42 are unserved

Allegiant Air announces 44 new routes; 42 are unserved

We look at the numbers behind Allegiant’s 44 new routes. It’d be quite straightforward to predict future Allegiant routes, of which it sees 600.

Icelandair's top-20 connecting markets; Paris CDG - Washington IAD #1

Icelandair’s top-20 connecting markets; Paris CDG – Washington IAD #1

About 53% of Icelandair’s passengers connect via Keflavik, with Paris CDG, Amsterdam, Stockholm, and Copenhagen featuring heavily in top-20 airport-pairs.


How profitable are ultra-long-haul routes? Pioneering research gives answers

How profitable are ultra-long-haul routes? Pioneering research gives answers

Qantas has been operating London-Perth for over a year. But how profitable is it? Linus Bauer presented the answers at BA’s head office.

Florida's #1 airline is American Airlines; Southwest cut capacity

Florida’s #1 airline is American Airlines; Southwest cut capacity

American Airlines is Florida’s #1 airline with 53 million seats. While American Airlines added nearly 1 million seats YOY, Southwest cut 600,000 seats.

Norwegian 56% lower fare to US than airlines from Heathrow

Norwegian 56% lower fare to US than airlines from Heathrow

Norwegian has six million Europe – US seats and Gatwick is key. From Gatwick, NYC, Tampa, Seattle, Austin, and LA perform well by fare/mile; others don’t.


British Airways to start Portland; Cincinnati and St Louis next?

British Airways to start Portland; Cincinnati and St Louis next?

Portland coming in 2020, but with high fares per mile and each up to 260,000 passengers to Europe, Cincinnati and St. Louis are likely for British Airways.

Singapore Airlines announces Brussels, its 16th European airport

Singapore Airlines announces Brussels, its 16th European airport

Singapore Airlines announces Brussels. In the past year, 33,000 flew Brussels-Singapore P2P. Brussels – Southeast Asia/Australasia saw 507,000 passengers.

LATAM Group’s top-20 connecting routes; Buenos Aires – Natal #1

LATAM Group’s top-20 connecting routes; Buenos Aires – Natal #1

Over 7 million connected with the LATAM Group over Sao Paulo in the last year. Domestic Brazil has 3 million connections, and to/from Europe 1.4 million.


Qantas chooses A350 for Project Sunrise flights from 2023

Qantas chooses A350 for Project Sunrise flights from 2023

Qantas has provisionally chosen the A350-1000 for Project Sunrise flights. Other than Sydney-London/New York, what other new non-stop routes are possible?

FlyArystan revolutionising Kazakhstan as Moscow begins

FlyArystan revolutionising Kazakhstan as Moscow begins

Kazakhstan’s first LCC, FlyArystan, has begun its first international route. FlyArystan’s the first LCC in Central Asia and has 40% lower costs than parent.

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi launching 2020; says up to 50 aircraft

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi launching 2020; says up to 50 aircraft

Wizz Air announces surprise Abu Dhabi subsidiary; all-A321neo fleet to have 80% of global population in range and market leading CASK. Is it that simple?