Articles Tagged ‘Star Alliance’

Avianca Brazil to become a Star; now 100% domestic

Avianca Brazil to become a Star; now 100% domestic

While the Brazilian domestic market has contracted by 8%, Avianca Brazil has grown at 11 out of 12 of its largest airports in the last year.

Heathrow becomes airport #50 for 787; average sector 3,400km – 25% of its 15,000km range capability!

Heathrow becomes airport #50 for 787; average sector 3,400km – 25% of its 15,000km range capability!

Most of the eight airlines operating the Boeing 787 are keeping them close to base while they build-up familiarity with the new airframe. At 5,245 kilometres, Qatar Airways’ Doha to London 787 route which touched down for the first time on 14 December, is only using around one-third of the aircraft’s 15,000 kilometre range capability.

South African Airways expands African network; Asian growth on behalf of Europe

South African Airways expands African network; Asian growth on behalf of Europe

As other African airlines are growing fast, South African Airways may soon lose its long-time status as Africa’s largest airline. But how has the Star Alliance airline’s traffic developed? Which markets is the airline focusing on? Where will the airline grow in the future? Which long haul route has been dropped, and which has been […]


Lufthansa's network growing in Berlin and Frankfurt; London, Milan and Stuttgart see significant cuts

Lufthansa’s network growing in Berlin and Frankfurt; London, Milan and Stuttgart see significant cuts

Sorting out its industrial relations may be its top priority at the moment but how has Lufthansa’s global network evolved in the last 12 months? How come the airline has started almost 70 new routes but dropped around 40? Which are the airline’s biggest bases in terms of movements and ASKs?

New Star Alliance member Copa Airlines grows capacity by 30% this summer; 11 new routes launched since December

New Star Alliance member Copa Airlines grows capacity by 30% this summer; 11 new routes launched since December

One of the world’s most consistently profitable airlines has officially joined the Star Alliance. How big is the airline’s fleet and how fast is it growing? How dominant is the airline at Panama City and which new routes has the airline launched from the airport during the last 12 months?

Avianca faces rapid expansion with aircraft orders and Star Alliance membership

Avianca faces rapid expansion with aircraft orders and Star Alliance membership

The Colombian airline in AviancaTACA prepares for long-haul expansion with large widebody orders, but which of its markets is currently growing the fastest? How important is its domestic network? And what is the airline’s market share in Bogotá?


Ethiopian Airlines becomes third African carrier after Egyptair and South African Airways to join Star Alliance

Ethiopian Airlines becomes third African carrier after Egyptair and South African Airways to join Star Alliance

A new Star is born in Africa this week. But how quickly has Ethiopian Airlines grown in recent years and how big (and varied) is its fleet? What aircraft has it ordered and which new routes has it started in 2011? Which are the airline’s biggest routes in terms of weekly ASKs and which major […]

Air India lacks sufficient Star quality for global stage

Air India lacks sufficient Star quality for global stage

So after four years of work, Air India has failed to satisfy Star Alliance’s membership criteria. So where does that leave the state-run airline? What share of the domestic market does it have? How does its load factor compare with its rivals? Which are the airline’s biggest international markets and how significant are they?

Brussels Airlines now serving over 20 destinations in Africa; Spain and Italy biggest capacity markets this summer

Brussels Airlines now serving over 20 destinations in Africa; Spain and Italy biggest capacity markets this summer

Belgium’s flag-carrier operates an unusual network focused on just two regions; Europe and Africa. Measured by ASKs, eight of its top 15 country markets are in Africa, but in what order? What fleet issues does the airline have and which Star Alliance partners allow it to sell seats to which US destinations?


LATAM Airlines Group S.A - a route planning perspective: Biggest South American carrier, but few points served in Europe/US...

LATAM Airlines Group S.A – a route planning perspective: Biggest South American carrier, but few points served in Europe/US…

So Latin America soon has a ‘mega’-carrier, but which big airports in Latin America does it barely have a presence at? Which airports in Europe and North America do both carriers serve and how will they resolve the alliance membership issue?

Aegean and Tarom latest European carriers to join alliances; 20 of top 35 airlines in Europe now alliance members

Aegean and Tarom latest European carriers to join alliances; 20 of top 35 airlines in Europe now alliance members

How many airlines are now members of one of the three major alliances? How many of them are in Europe and which are the biggest airlines operating in Europe that are not members of an alliance?

Brazil's leading airline joins Star Alliance; TAM has 45% of domestic demand and 24% of international seat capacity

Brazil’s leading airline joins Star Alliance; TAM has 45% of domestic demand and 24% of international seat capacity

The Star Alliance has a new member from Brazil. What have been the developments in the Brazilian domestic market and how many international destinations does TAM serve (and from which Brazilian airports)?