Airline Analysis

Wizz’s new Prague base to have 14 routes by end-July; overlapping SkyEurope on six routes

Wizz’s new Prague base to have 14 routes by end-JulyWizz Air now has two A320s based in the Czech capital. How are they scheduled and what competition does the airline face on its routes? Which new routes are yet to start?

Bahrain Air taking on Gulf Air on key regional routes; Mumbai route started this month

Bahrain Air taking on Gulf Air on key regional routesLess than 18 months old, Bahrain Air now serves 16 regional destinations from its base. But how fierce is the competition on each route and which new routes may be starting soon?

Eastern Airways adds Liverpool; Aberdeen is busiest of 17 airports served in UK and Norway

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisThe definitive niche airline, Eastern Airways carries almost half a million passengers annually primarily within the UK. Which are its busiest bases and which routes (and airports) have been dropped since last summer?

Korean Air awaits first A380; now serves 15 airports in Japan and 20 in China

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisKorean Air turned 40 this year and has 100 passenger aircraft. How diverse is its route network from Seoul Incheon and which routes generate the most revenue? Which new destinations has it added in the last year?

City Airline prospers serving Gothenburg business community; new routes to Helsinki and Nice this summer

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisWith a small fleet of ERJs City Airline has been operating for over seven years, but where does it fly to? How different is its summer schedule from its winter one?

Ryanair passes 100 destinations from London Stansted; Memmingen only new route in 2009

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisRyanair’s London Stansted base is the biggest of any low-cost airline in Europe. How has it developed in recent years? Which new destinations have been added recently and which have been dropped? Which easyJet routes has it been attacking?

blu-express ventures into Greece and Spain; only Nice survives from airline’s first season

Article Thumbnail: Airline Analysisblu-express is probably one of Europe’s lesser-known LCCs as it has primarily focused on Italian domestic routes. But which international routes did it once serve and where is it off to this summer?

Delta expands Salt Lake City base and adds routes from Atlanta and New York; new Northwest flights from Narita

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisDelta and its partner SkyWest embark on major expansion in Utah while Africa doesn’t get quite as many new routes from Atlanta as expected. What other long-haul routes did Delta and Northwest start this week?

Dubai launches new LCC; flydubai competes with Emirates on three of four routes

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisHaving placed an order for over 50 737-800s last year, flydubai is now up and running. Which are its first destinations and what competition will it face? What sort of utilisation will be required from the fleet?

AirTran reduces reliance on Atlanta; Milwaukee network grows to 17 routes this summer

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisAirTran now has lower unit costs than Southwest, but has put its fleet expansion plans on hold. Which new markets has it opened in 2008/09 and which segments of its route network are growing fastest?

bmibaby adds more sunshine and ski routes; 40% of capacity on UK domestic routes

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisBorn in a hurry in early 2002 this baby has developed a split personality with major bases at four UK airports. But how have the number of routes at each base changed with each season? Which are the leading foreign destinations?

Safi Airways ventures beyond Middle East with planned Frankfurt service from Kabul

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisSafi Airways may have its network base in Afghanistan but the airline’s HQ is in Dubai. How many routes does it serve with its three aircraft and who is it competing with in the Afghan market?