Airline Analysis

Spirit Airlines has direct competition on 84% of routes; Southwest is #1 by route overlap

Spirit Airlines has direct competition on 84% of routes; Southwest is #1 by route overlap

With very significant head-to-head competition, we explore how this has changed and the core airlines and routes on which Spirit Airlines overlaps.

LOT Polish announces 85 new summer routes from 10 Polish airports

LOT Polish announces 85 new summer routes from 10 Polish airports

LOT Polish surprises many with so many new routes, all of which start within two weeks. We look at these 85 and see what LOT’s planning and why.

Manchester to receive new Iran Air service; a market of 20,000

Manchester to receive new Iran Air service; a market of 20,000

We look at Tehran – Manchester together with Tehran – Europe, which has seen a lot of turmoil. Paris is Tehran’s largest underserved market, while Dusseldorf is its largest unserved.


FlyArystan, Kazakhstan’s LCC, announces 13 new routes + new base

FlyArystan, Kazakhstan’s LCC, announces 13 new routes + new base

As FlyArystan adds 13 new routes – eight without direct competition – and a new base, we look where and what.

Wizz Air to add 23 new routes across two new bases, including its first in Russia

Wizz Air to add 23 new routes across two new bases, including its first in Russia

As Wizz Air announces 23 new routes, we look at what and where. Five of these routes involve St Petersburg, thanks to that city’s new e-visas and seventh freedoms.

JetBlue adds 30 new routes; big focus on Florida, Newark, Philadelphia

JetBlue adds 30 new routes; big focus on Florida, Newark, Philadelphia

As JetBlue discloses 30 new routes, we look at them + how they’ll change the carrier’s presence at Newark + Philadelphia while boosting non-NY/Boston Florida seats.


Ryanair announces 15 new routes; takes aim at SkyUp

Ryanair announces 15 new routes; takes aim at SkyUp

With 15 new routes from Germany and Ukraine, we look at the where, what, and why of Ryanair’s plans.

Thai VietJet announces 5 new domestic routes as Thailand's domestic LCC penetration rises to 71%

Thai VietJet announces 5 new domestic routes as Thailand’s domestic LCC penetration rises to 71%

Thai VietJet is to start 5 new routes, each highly competitive on a city basis, with between 70 + 112 weekly frequencies by competitors. But, it’s different at airport level.

PristinaJET to launch 4 routes this July using SmartLynx A320s

PristinaJET to launch 4 routes this July using SmartLynx A320s

As new tour operator PristinaJET plans Germany and Switzerland routes, we look at its plans in a country dominated by tour operators.


Wizz Air takes C-19 new route crown as it reveals another 12 new routes (+ one resumption)

Wizz Air takes C-19 new route crown as it reveals another 12 new routes (+ one resumption)

As Wizz Air announces yet more routes, meaning nearly 100 in the past few weeks, we see where and what.

easyJet announces six new routes and increases frequencies as competition heats up

easyJet announces six new routes and increases frequencies as competition heats up

eastJet is to go head-to-head with Wizz Air on six new routes from Luton while increasing frequencies on a further 11 routes on which it directly competes with the ULCC. We look at the details.

easyJet to cut network; Germany worst-performing with ~£84m estimated loss in past year, RDC’s Apex shows

easyJet to cut network; Germany worst-performing with ~£84m estimated loss in past year, RDC’s Apex shows

With easyJet cutting its fleet size and reducing its network, we look at its top- and worst-performing countries and country-pairs using RDC’s Apex tool.