Airline Analysis

Norwegian unveils ‘New Norwegian’ amid continued existential challenge

Norwegian unveils ‘New Norwegian’ amid continued existential challenge

As Norwegian says it’ll run out of cash in mid-May, the carrier reveals New Norwegian, its survival plan. We see what it’ll do.

Air Caraïbes announces Paris – Cancún from this winter

Air Caraïbes announces Paris – Cancún from this winter

With two, and then three, weekly flights, Air Caraïbes’ new Cancún route will fill a hole from the exit of XL Airways France. We look at what’s happening.

Wizz Air first routes from Abu Dhabi are Bucharest, Budapest, and Sofia?

Wizz Air first routes from Abu Dhabi are Bucharest, Budapest, and Sofia?

Wizz Air let slip its likely initial routes – as it said the scale of its Abu Dhabi ops will be bigger than previously mentioned, which was 50 aircraft.


ZIPAIR applies for Tokyo – Honolulu, a market of 1.9 million seats in 2019

ZIPAIR applies for Tokyo – Honolulu, a market of 1.9 million seats in 2019

As ZIPAIR hopes to serve Honolulu, we look at the Japan – Hawaii and Tokyo – Honolulu markets, with ‘stagnant’ the keyword and stimulation needed.

Sun-Air announces Billund – Brussels from 7 September

Sun-Air announces Billund – Brussels from 7 September

Sun-Air to link Billund to Brussels 10-weekly, replacing Brussels Airlines. The two have quite different approaches on this airport-pair, which we explore.

Austrian Airlines to retire Dash-8-400s as 9 airlines stop using it this year

Austrian Airlines to retire Dash-8-400s as 9 airlines stop using it this year

As Austrian Airlines to end Dash-8-400 operations, we look at its remaining operators and routes, including one airline that reintroduced it this year.


AirAsia resumes domestic flights from 29 April across five AOCs

AirAsia resumes domestic flights from 29 April across five AOCs

AirAsia’s Malaysia AOC to restart 8 domestic routes from 29 April, with remaining 31 in May/June. We look at its plan & domestic ops across the Group.

Virgin Australia, world's 50th largest airline, enters voluntary administration

Virgin Australia, world’s 50th largest airline, enters voluntary administration

Today, 21 April, Virgin Australia entered voluntary administration.  With its domestic network core for its EBIT, we look at its network and prospects.

Volotea to start Bologna – Olbia in July; we look at the carrier's Italian ops

Volotea to start Bologna – Olbia in July; we look at the carrier’s Italian ops

Italy is crucial for Volotea & its largest country market; Olbia seats +38% YOY from 4 new routes that are bookable, including Bologna from Air Italy’s end.


fastjet to start two new routes from Zimbabwe this July

fastjet to start two new routes from Zimbabwe this July

With fastjet starting Victoria Falls to Bulawayo & Nelspruit from 6 July, we look the carrier’s turbulent development. It’s now focused on just 2 countries.

United Airlines' website suggests 89 long-haul routes will restart from May

United Airlines’ website suggests 89 long-haul routes will restart from May

May is an important period for United Airlines’ long-haul operations, according to its booking engine. We look at what’s expected (which could change!).

Thai VietJet to begin new Bangkok – Haikou in October

Thai VietJet to begin new Bangkok – Haikou in October

As Thai VietJet plans Bangkok – Haikou, its first China route, we look at the market and the primarily domestic Thai operator.