Airline Analysis

Etihad first MEB3 carrier to serve Chicago; 54 destinations served non-stop from Abu Dhabi

Airline AnalysisFast-growing Etihad launched a new US route this week but which are its busiest routes from Abu Dhabi? How dominant is it at the airport and which major sporting event will it be sponsoring later this year?

Ryanair’s new Portuguese base in Porto serves 22 destinations; five routes served daily

Airline AnalysisRyanair marked the launch of its new Portuguese base with five new routes. But which routes does it serve daily and which new destinations will it be adding this winter? How long before it’s bigger than TAP Portugal at the airport?

Thai AirAsia prepares for new route to Taipei; 60% of capacity still on domestic routes

nl280809-thai-100.jpgThai AirAsia operates 17 aircraft from Bangkok and flies to 22 destinations in 10 countries. On how many routes does it compete with Thai Airways? Which routes has it dropped and which major country is not yet served? develops Copenhagen base as Dutch market falters; Innsbruck winter niche


Profitable for the last 10 years KLM’s wholly-owned subsidiary has had to set up a foreign base to maintain growth. At which Austrian airport is it the second busiest carrier in winter?

Norwegian closes in on 10 million annual passengers; London Gatwick is leading non-Scandinavian airport

Airline AnalysisIn just seven years Norwegian has developed into one of Europe’s biggest LCCs. How reliant is it on its domestic market and how many bases does it now operate across Northern Europe?

Romanian regional Carpatair focuses on Italian and domestic market; new routes to Chernovtsy and Perugia

Airline AnalysisCarpatair celebrated its 10th anniversary in June. How has traffic evolved in that time and how has the network been tweaked in the last 18 months? What’s happened in 2009 and what is the current fleet mix?

US Airways offers more “Philadelphia freedom”: now serving 23 European cities

Airline AnalysisUS Airways is the dominant carrier in Philadelphia but how far-reaching is its network? Which routes have been started and stopped since 2008 and what are average fares like at the airport?

Two-thirds of Jet Airways ASKs now operating internationally; Saudi Arabia newest territory

Article ThumbJet Airways has been operating since 1993 but only started international flights in 2004. How have domestic and international routes performed during the last two years? Which new routes are starting soon and what is Jet Airways Konnect?

MyAir’s suspension bad news for Italian airports and Bucharest Baneasa

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisItalian has become the first low-cost casualty of 2009 as Italian authorities suspended its licence. How many airports did it serve across Europe and which will see the biggest drop in flights?

Malév focusing on regional growth; new routes to Slovakia will use buses

Malév focusing on regional growth; new routes to Slovakia will use busesHungary’s partly Russian-owned flag carrier has given up long-haul services. But which new services has it started and what major fleet development is likely? How seasonal is demand to Budapest and which routes are looking vulnerable?

Midwest becomes Republic; chance to regain market share at Milwaukee as LCCs threaten

Midwest becomes Republic; chance to regain market share at Milwaukee as LCCs threatenRapidly downsized Midwest is now part of Republic. Which routes has it given up in the last year and where is increased competition coming from at Milwaukee? Which are its busiest routes?

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?