Airline Analysis

Alaska Airlines offering 27 million seats from Seattle-Tacoma; growth rate slows in 2017 as it prepares to open second point in city

Alaska Airlines offering 27 million seats from Seattle-Tacoma; growth rate slows in 2017 as it prepares to open second point in city

Alaska Airlines is certainly a carrier expecting to take more from Seattle, with the airline confirming its first flights from Paine Field to an initial eight cities. Not surprisingly, these sectors are all flown from Seattle-Tacoma, with 600 weekly departures being offered by Alaska Airlines, plus nearly 470 weekly competing services.  

SWISS grew annual traffic by 19% between 2010 and 2017, however it is still losing home market share to easyJet despite increased capacity

SWISS grew annual traffic by 19% between 2010 and 2017, however it is still losing home market share to easyJet despite increased capacity

SWISS transported 16.9 million passengers last year, up 2.3% on 2016. Yet despite enhanced capacity, plus rising passenger numbers, the carrier is still losing market share to easyJet. We look in more detail at the Star Alliance member to see how it has developed in recent years.   

Kenya Airways grows traffic 71% in 10 years to 4.46 million annual passengers; load factor back above 70%; confirms New York JFK launch

Kenya Airways grows traffic 71% in 10 years to 4.46 million annual passengers; load factor back above 70%; confirms New York JFK launch

Kenya Airways’ announcement of non-stop flights to New York JFK is one of the most significant route developments in its history. With the news, anna.aero has looked at how the carrier has development in recent history, with numbers showing that the carrier has been busy enhancing its passenger numbers. 


Spring Airlines doubles capacity over past five years; Shanghai airports dominate route network, Thailand is leading international market

Spring Airlines doubles capacity over past five years; Shanghai airports dominate route network, Thailand is leading international market

There were more than 18.5 million two-way seats available on Spring Airlines’ services in 2017. The Chinese LCC has experienced rapid growth over the past 10 years, during which time it introduced its first international destinations. We take a look at the Asian airline’s fast developing network, including its largest airports and routes.

Georgian Airways is taking advantage of visa-free EU travel by planning a wealth of routes for S18 from Tbilisi; capacity grows by 47% in 2017

Georgian Airways is taking advantage of visa-free EU travel by planning a wealth of routes for S18 from Tbilisi; capacity grows by 47% in 2017

Georgian Airways increased its annual seat capacity from over 425,000 in 2016 to just under 625,000 last year, with it opening new services from its leading hub in Tbilisi to Kiev Boryspil, London Gatwick and Prague. We take a closer look at Georgia’s national carrier to see how it has evolved in recent years. 

Vietnam Airlines mulling US flights for 2019; 10% growth expected for 2018; anna.aero travels to Hanoi to meet the airline's EVP Le Hong Ha

Vietnam Airlines mulling US flights for 2019; 10% growth expected for 2018; anna.aero travels to Hanoi to meet the airline’s EVP Le Hong Ha

Vietnam Airlines tells anna.aero that it expects to carry around 21.5 million passengers this year, with the airline planning for 10% growth in 2018. The SkyTeam member also tells anna.aero about its initial plans to serve the US market in 2019, and its current thoughts about its next potential fleet order. 


Jetstar Pacific Airlines carrying five million passengers a year; anna.aero travels to Ho Chi Minh City to meet airline's COO Leslie Stephens

Jetstar Pacific Airlines carrying five million passengers a year; anna.aero travels to Ho Chi Minh City to meet airline’s COO Leslie Stephens

Jetstar Pacific Airlines is expecting to carry 14%-15% more passengers this year when compared to 2016, which is in-line with the current growth being seen in Vietnam’s aviation market. To find out more about the LCC, anna.aero travelled to Ho Chi Minh City to meet the airline’s COO Leslie Stephens. 

Wizz Air's seasonality report – could do better; traffic to whizz past 28m passengers in 2017

Wizz Air’s seasonality report – could do better; traffic to whizz past 28m passengers in 2017

Wizz Air has added over nine million passengers to its traffic statistics in the last two years. Its loads have not just remained robust, they have continued to grow, outstripping its capacity increases over the last 12 months. We take a peek under the hood of the airline engine of Central and Eastern Europe.

Eastern Airways turns 20; annual traffic below 2003 levels, but Aberdeen remains the airline's #1 airport

Eastern Airways turns 20; annual traffic below 2003 levels, but Aberdeen remains the airline’s #1 airport

Happy 20th Birthday Eastern Airways! For a regional airline to survive for that long is quite a feat, and the UK regional carrier will do just that this month. We take a look at the airline’s eventful history, as well as taking a glimpse at where Eastern is at today in terms of its biggest airport operations and routes.


bmi regional celebrates five years as independent carrier; over two million passengers since 2012; anna.aero meets CCO Jochen Schnadt

bmi regional celebrates five years as independent carrier; over two million passengers since 2012; anna.aero meets CCO Jochen Schnadt

bmi regional celebrated its fifth birthday with a special breakfast at the German Gymnasium Restaurant in London. Since becoming an independent carrier in November 2012, the airline has carried over two million passengers and serves 28 routes, with 36% of its network connecting non-UK airports.  

Tigerair Australia roars into its 11th year; home base of Melbourne growing fast

Tigerair Australia roars into its 11th year; home base of Melbourne growing fast

Tigerair Australia celebrated its 10th birthday last week. The airline’s first 10 years have not been without incident (CASA groundings and changes in ownership) and we review the times when the LCC didn’t quite catch its prey and where its current passenger hunting grounds are.

Air Mauritius sees traffic rise 6.6% during Q2 and Q3 of 2017; average revenue per passenger up by €51; Geneva becomes newest destination

Air Mauritius sees traffic rise 6.6% during Q2 and Q3 of 2017; average revenue per passenger up by €51; Geneva becomes newest destination

Between FY12/13 and FY16/17, the average revenue per passenger being made by Air Mauritius rose from €204.70 to €256.33 according to the company’s annual reports, with passenger traffic during this time rising by 21%. We take a closer look into the carrier serving one of Africa’s leading Indian Ocean islands.