16th October 2009 Archive

Bogota airport hugely dominant for new Avianca/TACA partnership; Miami and JFK among top 12 airports

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryThe new combined Avianca/TACA will have a fleet of over 120 aircraft. But apart from Bogota which will be the combined airlines’ busiest airports? What are the busiest routes and which destinations does it serve in Europe?

‘Timeless’ Macedonia invests in tourism ads; Skopje traffic up 20% in three years

Article Thumbnail: Country FocusThe Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia has named its airports after which great historical figures? How has traffic developed at Skopje and Ohrid during the last decade and what’s happening with the national carrier MAT Macedonian?

Lufthansa equally dominant at Frankfurt and Munich; only 10% more flights from Frankfurt

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisLufthansa has 60% of scheduled seats at both its major hubs, but which country markets are better served from Munich? What are the airline’s plans for this winter and which region will benefit most?

Allegiant Air growing Phoenix/Mesa base; demand up 55% with five new routes starting

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisWhen are average load factors in the high 80s just not good enough? When you’re Allegiant Air it seems. We take a look at load factors by month on the airline’s routes from Phoenix/Mesa. It’s fascinating stuff.

Cancun opens second runway as traffic grows 30% in two years; US routes lead way

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusCancun has just opened a second parallel runway and remains the #1 tourist destination in Latin America. How has traffic developed during the last decade and which are the leading routes at the airport? Which are the leading carriers and which new routes have been added?

London – Newcastle air traffic back to pre-9/11 levels; BA, easyJet and Flybe share market

Article Thumbnail: Route AnalysisEastern, Gill Air, Go and Jet2.com have all served this market in recent years but now there are just three airlines each using a different London airport. When did demand peak and how much has it fallen in recent years?

AirTran, jetBlue and Southwest lead US airline demand growth in September

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsEight of nine biggest US carriers saw load factors improve in September. Who was the odd one out and who is still not (quite) filling three quarters of their seats? And which carrier is consistently ranked bottom when examining year-on-year changes in demand?

AENA airport traffic down just 5% in Q3; Madrid reports growth in September

Market TrendsWhat’s been happening at Spanish airports during the last six month? Which airports grew during the third quarter and which (if any) have reported growth across all of 2009? And how has HSR impacted MAD-BCN traffic?

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 10 October – Friday 16 October):

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsThe start of the winter season is just a couple of weeks away so airlines are holding back on new route launches. But we’ve still found some interesting new routes starting this week involving airports in Germany, Greece, India, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Montenegro, Nepal, Netherlands, the Philippines, Qatar, the USA and Vietnam.