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Route Network Of The World's Biggest Airlines

Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:30 pm

Just found this website with a visualisation of the world seven biggest airlines' route network:

http://spatialanalysis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/flights_sml-1024x418.jpg



A bigger version (and much programming-related stuff) can be found there:

http://spatialanalysis.co.uk/2012/06/mapping-worlds-biggest-airlines/



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RE: Route Network Of The World's Biggest Airlines

Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:47 pm

UA, AA fans and a few other folks are not going to be happy with this...

Layering it per airline would be nicer though.
 
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RE: Route Network Of The World's Biggest Airlines

Thu Jun 07, 2012 3:01 pm

No surprise that the centers of aviation are the largest population center in the developed world.
 
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RE: Route Network Of The World's Biggest Airlines

Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:27 pm

curious to see how they came up with all the Trans-Tasman routes given that SQ and CX dont do any 5th freedom stops in Australia en route to NZ. EK obviously do, but there's a lot of routes there that dont make sense given which airlines make up the map.

edit: derrr... QF / NZ codershares is how.

anhow, cool map.

[Edited 2012-06-07 09:29:26]
 
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RE: Route Network Of The World's Biggest Airlines

Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:54 pm

Quoting flyingturtle (Thread starter):
Just found this website with a visualisation of the world seven biggest airlines' route network:


Cool picture. Reminds me of this poster that was given to me: http://www.lx97.com/maps/



[Edited 2012-06-07 09:56:32]

[Edited 2012-06-07 09:57:28]
 
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RE: Route Network Of The World's Biggest Airlines

Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:44 pm

Quoting peanuts (Reply 1):
UA, AA fans and a few other folks are not going to be happy with this...

Yes... and South America, for example, looks kind of empty without the Gol, TAM and Varig flights.
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RE: Route Network Of The World's Biggest Airlines

Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:24 pm

Quoting flyingturtle (Reply 5):
UA, AA fans and a few other folks are not going to be happy with this...

Yes... and South America, for example, looks kind of empty without the Gol, TAM and Varig flights.

They did establish a criteria, and stayed with it: "top 7 airlines (by international passenger distance flown)" as per Wikipedia, from IATA. Why top 7 and not top 5 or top 10, no discussion given. But this was a computer visualization exercise, not a commercial aviation thesis. The author comments on the lack of routes in India and China... well, it's because he chose international route miles as the yardstick, not domestic, and even then, India and South America are not going to register in the top 10 yet. It is what it is.

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RE: Route Network Of The World's Biggest Airlines

Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:47 am

A few observations:

- DL looks heavy on US to Hawaii, but if you figure in all the flights from the WC plus SLC/ATL, I suppose that adds up
- It's a shame LH basically covers up AF and BA exit Europe by being in lavender. For a bigger picture, I think KL should be included with AF, as I show AMS to YVR/YYC missing.
- LH appears huge to Eastern Europe and many places in the Near East
- DXB looks like a good connecting point for South America to SE Asia
- No CX/SQ to Africa except to JNB. Srange considering the amount of China-Africa business that may be up for grabs. Any chance some of at business could shift off the Gulf carriers and onto nonstop flights from SIN/HKG/PVG?
 
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RE: Route Network Of The World's Biggest Airlines

Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:30 pm

Quoting usdcaguy (Reply 7):
No CX/SQ to Africa except to JNB. Srange considering the amount of China-Africa business that may be up for grabs.

You have to keep in mind that many African governments are very restrictive in terms of bilateral air services agreements. "Open Skies" is virtually an unknown term when it comes to Africa.
 
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RE: Route Network Of The World's Biggest Airlines

Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:10 pm

Quoting usdcaguy (Reply 7):
A few observations:

- DL looks heavy on US to Hawaii,

It appears that this map captures partner airlines. For example, look at DL's north/south routes along the west coast. It looks to be AS routes.

Also look at the Bay Area to Hawaii routes. As far as I know, DL only operates SFO-HNL. However, AS operates SJC-OGG/KOA and OAK-OGG/KOA.

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