Airline Analysis

VietJet up 10 million seats in 2 years; now goes west to Delhi

VietJet up 10 million seats in 2 years; now goes west to Delhi

VietJet doubled in size since 2015 and added 10 million seats since 2017. It’s now focused on longer routes, with Delhi launched this week.

airBaltic announce five routes from Vilnius

airBaltic announce five routes from Vilnius

airBaltic will base a third A220-300 at Vilnius and begin Dubrovnik, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Rijeka and Zurich from Vilnius. None will have direct competition.

Allegiant Air doubled in size in six years; 476 routes now served

Allegiant Air doubled in size in six years; 476 routes now served

76% of routes by Allegiant Air have no direct competition. With 129 destinations, Orlando Sanford #1 airport and Asheville – Fort Lauderdale #1 route.


Singapore Airlines' top-20 connecting routes; Hong Kong - Jakarta #1

Singapore Airlines’ top-20 connecting routes; Hong Kong – Jakarta #1

About 13 million connected with Singapore Airlines in the past year.  Hong Kong – Jakarta #1 airport-pair and Australia – India #1 country-pair.

Norwegian Air Argentina sold to JetSMART after just 14 months

Norwegian Air Argentina sold to JetSMART after just 14 months

With Argentina’s economic situation and significant domestic capacity growth, it hasn’t been easy. This acquisition will help with stability.

United Airlines orders 50 A321XLRs to replace 757s to Europe

United Airlines orders 50 A321XLRs to replace 757s to Europe

United Airlines is the largest user of the 757 from the US-Europe. In S19, United had 14 European routes with the 757. The A321XLR is to replace them.


South African Airways losses quadruple; will it survive?

South African Airways losses quadruple; will it survive?

With job cuts and unpaid wages by South African Airways – and the airline on the brink, again – James Davis looks at what went wrong.

AtlasGlobal suspends operations for a month; 2019 seats down 37%

AtlasGlobal suspends operations for a month; 2019 seats down 37%

AtlasGlobal has suspended operations for a month to reorganise. Since 2017, it has cut seats 37% from a high that saw it move away from its Istanbul core.

Charlotte is American Airlines' #2 hub;  700+ daily departures

Charlotte is American Airlines’ #2 hub; 700+ daily departures

American Airlines’ Charlotte hub has 700+ daily departures to 140 destinations. ~37 million connect at Charlotte, aided by nine very distinct waves.


Turkish Airlines and the MEB3s' international network distribution

Turkish Airlines and the MEB3s’ international network distribution

Asia is #1 for the MEB3 while Europe is #1 for Turkish Airlines. Turkish Airlines now has more frequencies to Africa than Asia.

Top-20 connecting routes for Cathay Pacific; Dubai - Manila #1

Top-20 connecting routes for Cathay Pacific; Dubai – Manila #1

Dubai-Manila, Beijing-Taipei, and Heathrow-Taipei are the top-3 connecting routes for Cathay Pacific. China – Taiwan still #1 country-pair.

Madrid's hidden gem? How Air Europa fits IAG strategy

Madrid’s hidden gem? How Air Europa fits IAG strategy

We examine how IAG may leverage Air Europa in Madrid as a connector between South America and Europe.