Airline Analysis

Lufthansa’s Sao Paulo – Frankfurt; seat load factor of ~88%, but to where do they connect?

Lufthansa’s Sao Paulo – Frankfurt; seat load factor of ~88%, but to where do they connect?

We explore the carrier’s Sao Paulo – Frankfurt service, which had ~233,000 passengers last year and nearly 60% connecting. Nagoya #1 O&D.

AirAsia India passes 10 million seats as troubles continue; every route competes directly with IndiGo

AirAsia India passes 10 million seats as troubles continue; every route competes directly with IndiGo

As AirAsia India’s two owners are both reportedly keen to sell their shares, we look at the carrier’s network, airport, and competition development.

Aer Lingus Regional announces 6 routes from Belfast City; had 1m passengers with flybe last year

Aer Lingus Regional announces 6 routes from Belfast City; had 1m passengers with flybe last year

We analyse the development of these routes and look at how flybe and Aer Lingus Regional’s frequencies differ as easyJet’s grows at nearby Belfast International.


KLM to restart Southampton; will have 44 two-way connections over Amsterdam

KLM to restart Southampton; will have 44 two-way connections over Amsterdam

At its peak, Southampton had two airlines and 234,000 passengers. Then none. KLM is to restart Southampton, so we explore market development, timings, and connectivity over Amsterdam.

flydubai + Emirates “almost a merger”; 33 routes overlap with brother, lowest since 2013

flydubai + Emirates “almost a merger”; 33 routes overlap with brother, lowest since 2013

We look at the network overlap between flydubai and Emirates, with Kuwait the #1 by total seats, and see what new destinations flydubai would bring.

Air Dolomiti announces Verona to Berlin + Düsseldorf; carrier’s seats increased 63% YOY

Air Dolomiti announces Verona to Berlin + Düsseldorf; carrier’s seats increased 63% YOY

With a million more seats last year, Air Dolomiti’s growth continues this year with these two new routes + a further five, including within Italy.


Wizz Air Abu Dhabi reveals first 6 routes, including Middle East - Africa service

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi reveals first 6 routes, including Middle East – Africa service

With its new AOC, Wizz Air Abu Dhabi has announced its first six routes, four with no direct competition. With two based A321s, it’s the start of big things for the new carrier.

BA CityFlyer adds London City - Belfast City; Belfast - London had ~3 million seats last year

BA CityFlyer adds London City – Belfast City; Belfast – London had ~3 million seats last year

As BA CityFlyer announces Belfast City from flybe’s end which saw London – Belfast City seats cut by 24%, we look at the development of Belfast – London.

Qatar Airways to serve Toronto; we analyse connections and look at MEB3 to North America

Qatar Airways to serve Toronto; we analyse connections and look at MEB3 to North America

Qatar Airways’ new Toronto route will have 33 two-way connections, a market of 1.8 million, helping to push the carrier from #4 for MEB3 + Turkish seats to Canada.


Wizz Air announces 26 new routes (and one restart); almost 200 new routes for this summer

Wizz Air announces 26 new routes (and one restart); almost 200 new routes for this summer

With another 27 routes revealed, including eight from Bucharest, eight from Varna, and three from Odesa, we look at the carrier’s summer plans.

easyJet to close Stansted, Newcastle, Southend bases; a loss of up to 2.8 million departing seats

easyJet to close Stansted, Newcastle, Southend bases; a loss of up to 2.8 million departing seats

With the news that easyJet is to close these three bases, we look at the performance of them and find that underlying issues exist as competition heats up. 

Voyage Air to start 8 routes from Varna using rare B737-500; another three routes coming?

Voyage Air to start 8 routes from Varna using rare B737-500; another three routes coming?

Voyage Air to begin 8 routes to Austria, Germany, and Poland, including filling the void left by Germania to Bremen and Münster. We look at what it plans.