Airline Analysis

germanwings turns seven; fleet of 27 A319s across five bases; Cologne/Bonn still #1

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisLufthansa’s in-house LCC is celebrating its seventh birthday with several new routes. But how has the network developed season-by-season from each of its five bases? Which country markets lead the way this winter?

Milan Malpensa now easyJet’s second busiest base; Ryanair’s Bergamo base is similar size

Airline AnalysiseasyJet’s main Italian base has grown rapidly since 2006. But how many flights and routes does it serve compared with Ryanair at Bergamo? Which is easyJet’s nearest rival at Malpensa? It’s not Alitalia…

AirAsia X adds Chengdu from KL; London route stimulates traffic by 50%

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisAirAsia’s long-haul division is almost two years old and now operates six aircraft. What competition does it face and how much has traffic been stimulated on the London route? What load factors have AirAsia X managed and where is it going next?


Lufthansa equally dominant at Frankfurt and Munich; only 10% more flights from Frankfurt

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisLufthansa has 60% of scheduled seats at both its major hubs, but which country markets are better served from Munich? What are the airline’s plans for this winter and which region will benefit most?

Allegiant Air growing Phoenix/Mesa base; demand up 55% with five new routes starting

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisWhen are average load factors in the high 80s just not good enough? When you’re Allegiant Air it seems. We take a look at load factors by month on the airline’s routes from Phoenix/Mesa. It’s fascinating stuff.

Republic’s new Frontier faces growing Southwest, United competition in Denver

Airline AnalysisFrontier has emerged from Chapter 11 with its “talking” tailfins intact. How much competition does the airline face on its major routes and which seasonal destinations will be re-starting shortly?


Slovakia’s Danube Wings cooperates with ČSA to fill SkyEurope’s UK and Irish routes

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisSkyEurope may have gone but Slovakia still has a fast-growing local airline. How has its route network developed since it launched earlier this year, and what plans does it have for this winter?

Olympic Air launches: 24 aircraft but just 10 international routes; Aegean competes on eight

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisGreece follows in the footsteps of Italy in re-launching its national carrier. But who is providing some of the aircraft for domestic operations and how tough will life be on the 10 international routes it is keeping?

United’s Chicago O’Hare base third biggest in US; London (Ontario) service started this week

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisNearly 70 million passengers passed through O’Hare last year, around half travelling with United. But which routes has the airline added (and dropped) and how many international destinations are served?


London Luton Wizz Air’s busiest airport; 26 A320s split across 11 Central European bases

Airline AnalysisWizz Air now operates almost 150 routes but how many are operated daily? Which are its busiest bases and from which country does it operate twice as many flights as any other?

Aer Lingus shifts UK base focus from Belfast to London Gatwick; easyJet takes notice

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisAer Lingus has launched two UK bases in the last two years, taking on easyJet at both. It now seems to be trying to avoid too much head-to-head competition but which new routes have been revealed for this winter?

easyJet plans to withdraw from East Midlands; only Geneva and Venice lost as destinations*

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysiseasyJet has announced plans to close its East Midlands base but is being rather vague about when. We take a look at the history of the airline’s network at the airport and how competition has increased since 2002.