Airline Analysis

Singapore Airlines announces Brussels, its 16th European airport

Singapore Airlines announces Brussels, its 16th European airport

Singapore Airlines announces Brussels. In the past year, 33,000 flew Brussels-Singapore P2P. Brussels – Southeast Asia/Australasia saw 507,000 passengers.

LATAM Group’s top-20 connecting routes; Buenos Aires – Natal #1

LATAM Group’s top-20 connecting routes; Buenos Aires – Natal #1

Over 7 million connected with the LATAM Group over Sao Paulo in the last year. Domestic Brazil has 3 million connections, and to/from Europe 1.4 million.

Qantas chooses A350 for Project Sunrise flights from 2023

Qantas chooses A350 for Project Sunrise flights from 2023

Qantas has provisionally chosen the A350-1000 for Project Sunrise flights. Other than Sydney-London/New York, what other new non-stop routes are possible?


FlyArystan revolutionising Kazakhstan as Moscow begins

FlyArystan revolutionising Kazakhstan as Moscow begins

Kazakhstan’s first LCC, FlyArystan, has begun its first international route. FlyArystan’s the first LCC in Central Asia and has 40% lower costs than parent.

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi launching 2020; says up to 50 aircraft

Wizz Air Abu Dhabi launching 2020; says up to 50 aircraft

Wizz Air announces surprise Abu Dhabi subsidiary; all-A321neo fleet to have 80% of global population in range and market leading CASK. Is it that simple?

VietJet up 10 million seats in 2 years; now goes west to Delhi

VietJet up 10 million seats in 2 years; now goes west to Delhi

VietJet doubled in size since 2015 and added 10 million seats since 2017. It’s now focused on longer routes, with Delhi launched this week.


airBaltic announce five routes from Vilnius

airBaltic announce five routes from Vilnius

airBaltic will base a third A220-300 at Vilnius and begin Dubrovnik, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Rijeka and Zurich from Vilnius. None will have direct competition.

Allegiant Air doubled in size in six years; 476 routes now served

Allegiant Air doubled in size in six years; 476 routes now served

76% of routes by Allegiant Air have no direct competition. With 129 destinations, Orlando Sanford #1 airport and Asheville – Fort Lauderdale #1 route.

Singapore Airlines' top-20 connecting routes; Hong Kong - Jakarta #1

Singapore Airlines’ top-20 connecting routes; Hong Kong – Jakarta #1

About 13 million connected with Singapore Airlines in the past year.  Hong Kong – Jakarta #1 airport-pair and Australia – India #1 country-pair.


Norwegian Air Argentina sold to JetSMART after just 14 months

Norwegian Air Argentina sold to JetSMART after just 14 months

With Argentina’s economic situation and significant domestic capacity growth, it hasn’t been easy. This acquisition will help with stability.

United Airlines orders 50 A321XLRs to replace 757s to Europe

United Airlines orders 50 A321XLRs to replace 757s to Europe

United Airlines is the largest user of the 757 from the US-Europe. In S19, United had 14 European routes with the 757. The A321XLR is to replace them.

South African Airways losses quadruple; will it survive?

South African Airways losses quadruple; will it survive?

With job cuts and unpaid wages by South African Airways – and the airline on the brink, again – James Davis looks at what went wrong.