Articles Tagged ‘Alaska Airlines’

New United shrinking domestically in 2011 Q1; Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian lead US carrier growth rankings

New United shrinking domestically in 2011 Q1; Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian lead US carrier growth rankings

Who’s growing how fast in the US in the first quarter of 2011 and how do load factors compare with a year ago? Which airline’s load factor hasn’t grown year-on-year since last July and fell 4.5 percentage points in March?

Alaska Airlines adds new routes to Kauai from San Francisco Bay Area

Alaska Airlines adds new routes to Kauai from San Francisco Bay Area

Alaska Airlines’ new routes from Oakland and San Jose in northern California to Lihue on the Hawaiian island of Kauai are together flown every day.

New airline routes launched (22-28 March 2011)

New airline routes launched (22-28 March 2011)

The summer season has started with a bang! Although only two days of the new season make it into our report of the latest new routes, we report on an entire 160 new routes. Accompanying the analysis is a downloadable spreadsheet, pictures of 11 gorgeous cakes and a long list of more amazing photos from […]


Not sleeping in Seattle; Alaska Airlines racks up profits as network expansion focuses on Hawaii and Mexico

Not sleeping in Seattle; Alaska Airlines racks up profits as network expansion focuses on Hawaii and Mexico

Alaska Airlines outperformed nearly all other US airlines last year. Where are its main airports and how many of them are in Alaska? What’s happening with its subsidiary Horizon Air and which new routes has the airline started in the last year and against what competition?

US airlines all report growth in January; international demand growth outstrips domestic at all four majors

US airlines all report growth in January; international demand growth outstrips domestic at all four majors

America’s airlines have all reported their first traffic results for 2011. Which group of airlines are growing fastest and which international markets have helped the ‘legacy’ carriers to more than offset a domestic reduction in January? Which airlines have seen the best load factor improvement year-on-year?

New airline routes launched (4 – 10 January 2011)

New airline routes launched (4 – 10 January 2011)

anna.aero has now passed the 7,000 mark for new routes reported! Last week’s 23 routes is the perfect week to celebrate this, with diverse routes having launched in all corners of the world. The capitals of Peru and Estonia, Lima and Tallinn, are the only ones with more than one route launch, so we have […]


Alaska Airlines is fastest-growing major US airline in November and December; Allegiant still has fullest planes

Alaska Airlines is fastest-growing major US airline in November and December; Allegiant still has fullest planes

With most US carriers having reported their December data we can reveal who is growing fastest (and slowest). Which airlines had better load factors in December than in 2009? And which carrier saw its load factor drop the most?

New airline routes launched (14 – 20 December)

New airline routes launched (14 – 20 December)

Ahead of Christmas, we have seen 83 new routes launch! You might have thought that route launch celebrations would be more low-key as Christmas celebrations take over, but we dare almost say it has been the contrary. We have fantastic photos from route launches all across the world!

New airline routes launched <br/>(30 November - 6 December)

New airline routes launched
(30 November – 6 December)

An entire 54 new routes launched in the last week! Basel, Delhi and Rome Fiumicino saw the most new routes, but we have a full report from all over the world. And most importantly, lots of great pictures to go with it!


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?