Articles Tagged ‘Alaska Airlines’

New routes launched during the last week<br/> (Tuesday 9 – Monday 15 November)

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 9 – Monday 15 November)

Although the winter season madness has calmed down, we have had 23 new routes launched in the last week. An Australian low-cost carrier launched a base just down the road from its already existing main base and we have full analysis of further routes launching in every continent, fully illustrated!

New routes launched during the last week<br/> (Wednesday 3 – Monday 8 November)

New routes launched during the last week
(Wednesday 3 – Monday 8 November)

WINTER SEASON PART II: 80 new routes!!! This week features full analysis of the big batch of new routes that launched in the last week. Which European capital city got four new routes with four different airlines? Great parties featured included British Airways’ London Gatwick to Cancun and RwandAir’s Kigali to Mombasa and Dubai.

US airlines report faster growth in September; American, Delta, United and US Airways all growing by more than 5%

US airlines report faster growth in September; American, Delta, United and US Airways all growing by more than 5%

Load factors may be down in September (versus August) but year-on-year demand (RPMs) is showing a distinct upward trend for all the leading US airlines. But which carrier is growing fastest and which the slowest?


New routes launched during the last week<br/> (Tuesday 28 September - Monday 4 October):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 28 September – Monday 4 October):

The last week has seen the launch of 35 new routes, of which eight were filling the void in the Mexican market after Mexicana’s demise. Plenty of cakes were baked to celebrate, but which airline opened a new base at a capital city airport? Which airline has changed its name just after launching two new […]

New routes launched during the last two weeks<br/> (Tuesday 14 - Monday 27 September):

New routes launched during the last two weeks
(Tuesday 14 – Monday 27 September):

Since we have been reporting from Vancouver, two weeks have passed since we last analysed new routes. This week, we therefore have a comprehensive report to offer. 39 new routes have been launched, eight of which are Mexican domestic routes, filling the void after Mexicana. Read about the new routes started by airlines ranging from […]

US airlines report steady figures for August; Alaska Airlines, jetBlue and Southwest outperforming ‘legacy’ carriers

US airlines report steady figures for August; Alaska Airlines, jetBlue and Southwest outperforming ‘legacy’ carriers

US carriers have reported traffic data for August and the picture is fairly similar to July. But how do demand figures compare with those of two years ago? And which two carriers managed to report better load factors in August than in July?


US airlines all growing and flying fewer empty seats; Alaska Airlines takes Allegiant’s load factor crown in July

US airlines all growing and flying fewer empty seats; Alaska Airlines takes Allegiant’s load factor crown in July

Since our last look at the stats a couple of months ago, US airlines have continued to report (modest) growth and improved load factors. How does the performance of the legacy carriers compare with those of LCCs?

US airlines launch over 30 new routes this week in time for summer peak; Delta dominates domestic hub rankings

US airlines launch over 30 new routes this week in time for summer peak; Delta dominates domestic hub rankings

This has been a popular week for US carriers to launch new routes but which are the most significant? What domestic market share do the top 15 carriers have in the US, and what has Sun Country done with a 737 this week?

Finally, all major US airlines report year-on-year demand growth in May; load factors also up versus last year

Finally, all major US airlines report year-on-year demand growth in May; load factors also up versus last year

And so it came to pass that all major US airlines returned to growth in May. But who is growing fastest (and slowest) and what have been the trends in load factors this year. How is the new Frontier performing?


Almost 80% of US domestic routes are a monopoly; either of United's possible mergers would have little effect on domestic competition

Almost 80% of US domestic routes are a monopoly; either of United’s possible mergers would have little effect on domestic competition

With United talking to both Continental and US Airways, what impact might a merger have on domestic competition? Which carriers compete head-to-head on most routes and which are the most competitive domestic routes?

New routes launched during the last week (Tuesday 23 March - Monday 29 March):

New routes launched during the last week (Tuesday 23 March – Monday 29 March):

Over 150 new routes to celebrate this week with the focus heavily on Europe. There are so many great cakes to choose from we’re asking you to help us identify our Cake Of The Week. And don’t forget, there’s a free, downloadable, spreadsheet for you to look at all the new route data any way […]

New routes launched during the last week <br/>(Tuesday 9 March - Monday 15 March)

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 9 March – Monday 15 March)

This week’s new routes cover destinations in Afghanistan, Australia, China, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lebanon, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Qatar, South Africa, Taiwan, Turkey, the UK and the USA.