Airline Analysis

Virgin America reveals network for belated launch

Article Thumbnail: Base AnalysisAmerica finally gets its own Virgin airline. And many people are not happy. Which routes will it be starting and who will be its main competitors? What are the current fares in its key markets and what features will Virgin America offer to attract customers.

Indigo grows to 11 aircraft in first year of Indian operations

Article Thumbnail: Base AnalysisIndia’s fastest growing LCC now has 11 aircraft having ordered 100 two years ago. How is it developing and which are its core routes? How good is aircraft utilisation and just how early are some of its departures? And where has it got its management experience from?

The ‘Southwest effect’ reaches Denver

Article Thumbnail: Base AnalysisSouthwest’s legendary ability to stimulate traffic in new markets is well known. But what happened when Southwest entered United’s backyard in Denver, America’s 5th busiest airport? Does the ‘Southwest Effect’ still work in such big markets? We look at the evidence so far.


KD Avia creates alternative Russian hub for European travellers

0707018_kd_avia_01.gifIn a detached part of Russia surrounded by EU nations KD Avia has launched a hub-and-spoke network to compete with Moscow for connecting Russia with Europe. How does it work? Are the schedules passenger-friendly? We take a detailed look.

Tiger ready to leap beyond Singapore

Article Thumbnail: Base AnalysisTiger Airways is picking up the pace with its plans for growth. Now well established in Singapore it has plans to enter the Australian domestic market and has placed orders and options for 50 A320s by 2014. How is it finding new routes in a not always liberalised region of the world? We examine its network in detail.

Transavia – France’s very own low-cost carrier. Well, sort of.

Article Thumbnail: Base AnalysisThe French finally have their first proper LCC. Except that it’s part-owned by the Dutch and the brand is Transavia, which is also Dutch. So what is Air France playing at? Why pick now to start an LCC with a name that will mean very little in the French market. Anna.aero investigates!


easyJet’s new Geneva routes include first flights to Belgium

Article Thumbnail: Base AnalysiseasyJet gets an eighth aircraft at Geneva and launches several new routes, including its first to Belgium. We analyse easyJet’s Geneva base and reveal what it has dropped to make way for some seasonal routes. Is easyJet bigger than Swiss at GVA? You bet, and we show you who else it’s beating too.

TUIfly launches operations from ‘new’ airport in southern Bavaria

Article Thumbnail: Base AnalysisMemmingen in Bavaria recently witnessed the launch of scheduled air services by TUIfly at what used to be a military airfield. It may only be one aircraft this summer, but TUIfly is confident enough to allocate a second for this winter already. Are Stuttgart and Munich worried?