Airline Analysis

Brussels Airlines to start 3 new routes as it ends 27, amid intensified transformation

Brussels Airlines to start 3 new routes as it ends 27, amid intensified transformation

Will these additions and cuts, together with a 30% fall in fleet size and a 25% reduction in staff, be enough for it to achieve its 8% EBIT target in 2022?

Australia’s Rex considering 737s/320s for thick routes; clever move or risking everything?

Australia’s Rex considering 737s/320s for thick routes; clever move or risking everything?

As Rex, with 57 operational Saab 340s, considers acquiring narrowbodies, far beyond its comfort zone, we look at what it’s considering. Much is at stake.

Virgin Atlantic grows Tel Aviv to 2 daily; big market with $441 avg. one-way fare

Virgin Atlantic grows Tel Aviv to 2 daily; big market with $441 avg. one-way fare

As Virgin Atlantic says it’ll double Heathrow – Tel Aviv, which helps with core US connections, we look at the size & performance of this important market.


TUI plans Lille – Fes this winter; France – Fes had 14 routes last year

TUI plans Lille – Fes this winter; France – Fes had 14 routes last year

We look at the France – Fes market, which grew strongly pre-coronavirus with a CAGR of 6.5%. This coming winter, the two main airlines are down just 6% YOY.

Delta to retire MD-88s & MD-90s on 2 June; only one operator remains

Delta to retire MD-88s & MD-90s on 2 June; only one operator remains

With Delta retiring its MD-88s/90s on 2 June, we explore their last routes, the remaining operators of all ‘mad dogs’, and the enormous reduction in seats.

Vietnam Airlines to begin Hangzhou, a key unserved market; where's next?

Vietnam Airlines to begin Hangzhou, a key unserved market; where’s next?

Vietnam Airlines announces Ho Chi Minh City – Hangzhou, a market of 43,000 in 2019, up 19% YOY from a 9% fare drop. We look at this market and where’s next.


Wizz Air announces 14 new routes from this summer

Wizz Air announces 14 new routes from this summer

As Wizz Air discloses 14 more new routes from July, on top of 12 announced in the past week, we look into what it plans and why.

Virgin Atlantic to stop serving London Gatwick; an inevitable decision?

Virgin Atlantic to stop serving London Gatwick; an inevitable decision?

With Virgin Atlantic’s Gatwick cuts, routes moving to Heathrow, planned fleet reduction, & a boosted British Airways, it is inevitable it would end Gatwick.

South African Airways to end; true independence & clean balance sheet crucial for new airline

South African Airways to end; true independence & clean balance sheet crucial for new airline

With South African’s bailouts, multiple CEOs, & no real changes, its country share has reduced to just 25%. With a new carrier due, we look at what’s what.


easyJet to begin Manchester – Aberdeen? If so, its 4th new UK domestic route in less than a year

easyJet to begin Manchester – Aberdeen? If so, its 4th new UK domestic route in less than a year

We look at the development of Manchester – Aberdeen & easyJet’s Aberdeen performance.  Now, easyJet has 48% of the UK domestic market, up from 34% YOY.

American Airlines retires five types that totalled 20 million seats last year

American Airlines retires five types that totalled 20 million seats last year

As American Airlines retires all A330-300s, B757s, B767s, CRJ-200s, and E190s, we look at where they were most used and their wind down.

Wizz Air announces new base and 7 new routes from 1 July

Wizz Air announces new base and 7 new routes from 1 July

As Wizz Air announces its next Ukraine base, Lviv, with significant stimulation expected, we look at its network from this increasingly important country.