Articles Tagged ‘Star Alliance’

Iberia-British Airways merger creates third European mega-legacy carrier; each has different global network focus

Iberia-British Airways merger creates third European mega-legacy carrier; each has different global network focus

How do the non-European networks of Europe’s three legacy mega-carriers compare? Who serves most non-European destinations? What’s special about New York JFK and who is the only carrier to make it down under?

New Spanair owners restructure airline; domestic still dominates; will serve niche international markets

New Spanair owners restructure airline; domestic still dominates; will serve niche international markets

As Star Alliance member Spanair has come under new controlling ownership, the airline changes network strategies and launches a large number of new routes this year. Which are Spanair’s new country markets? How important is the domestic market? And what is going on with the airline’s old MD80s?

Adria Airways grew 50% between '05 and '08; network designed to feed Star Alliance; Belgrade route returns soon

Adria Airways grew 50% between ’05 and ’08; network designed to feed Star Alliance; Belgrade route returns soon

Slovenia’s national carrier dominates its small local market, but which airlines does it face competition from? How does it deal with the recent decline in demand? Which destinations has it recently added and which of them did not work? And which route is it about to serve again after almost 20 years?


Brussels Airlines joins Star Alliance; France, Italy top country markets; still no US routes

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisThis week’s object of attention has a considerable long-haul network, but to one continent only. Which one? And which markets does it dominate? See the Star Alliance joining ceremony featured with pictures and video.

Air Canada growing Atlantic services; now represent 25% of all capacity

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisAir Canada and its partner Jazz operate over 330 aircraft, many on domestic routes. But what share of capacity is dedicated to the domestic market? Which regional market has shrunk the most in 2009 and how dominant are routes to London among transatlantic services?

TAM to get Star treatment as international network expands supported by increasing domestic dominance

Article Thumbnail: Base analysisTAM is the latest airline to be welcomed by the Star Alliance and is increasing its leading position in the Brazilian domestic market, though competition will increase in 2009. Where does it fly to outside of Brazil and who are its main competitors?


New Star Alliance member Egyptair’s strong domestic network differentiates it from regional rivals

New Star Alliance member Egyptair’s strong domestic network differentiates it from regional rivalsThe 21st member of the Star Alliance has seen traffic grow 20% in the last year. Its Cairo hub serves 59 international destinations in 43 countries but where are its network strengths? And where are there notable gaps? We take a closer look.

China Southern: Joins world top 10, expands globally with alliance membership

China Southern: Joins world top 10, expands globally with alliance membershipChina Southern is one of the world’s top 10 airlines and China’s biggest, and last November it joined the Skyteam alliance. Its main base is at Guangzhou close to Hong Kong and Macau but it also has a major presence in Beijing. International growth is outstripping domestic growth but which are its only European and North American routes to date?