Emirates has been given approval to fly from Milan Malpensa to New York JFK, extending one of its three daily services to the US. anna.aero investigates the impact the MEB3 will have in this market.
Despite a sluggish economy the biggest US airlines are making money thanks to commendable and previously unheard of capacity restraint. But which smaller, niche carriers reported demand growth in October? How did load factors compare with last year? How did load factors compare with last month?
US international growth (+3.5) outperforms domestic growth (+2.1%) so far in 2011; Korean Air ups capacity 26%
The US international market is growing faster than the domestic market, but which are the leading country markets and how much have they grown during the last year? Which are the leading airlines in this market and how many have cut international capacity compared with last year?
American, Delta and United traffic still below pre-recession levels; Allegiant reports 7% drop in May demand
Nine out of the 10 biggest US airlines reported load factor improvements in May compared with last year, but which ones have seen demand grow most rapidly? How does demand (RPKs) in May 2011 compare with May 2008 for America’s biggest airlines?
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
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?
Austin-Bergstrom celebrates 10th anniversary; new Alaska Airlines services will help attract ACI delegates to October conference
How has traffic developed at this Texan airport since it opened in 1999? Which are the leading carriers and which routes has it lost and gained during the last year? And what’s a ‘Nerd Bird’?
London – New York is still the busiest transatlantic route but how has the market evolved during the last 20 years? Which carriers and connections have been and gone in recent years and who’s left?
Passengers between these two major North American cities have a choice of five airlines but how much competition is there really given that there are no LCCs involved? How do Porter’s fares compare with the legacy airlines?
Miami is America’s third busiest international airport and busiest for US carriers. American operates a major hub with 60 international and 42 domestic destinations. How does it schedule its flights through a typical day and which routes has it added in the last year and which have fallen by the wayside?
Over 40 new routes took to the skies this week. Airlines feeling optimistic included Adria Airways, Aegean, Aer Lingus, Air Arabia, Air Astana, Air Austral, Air Southwest, American Airlines, Armavia, Brussels Airlines, City Airline, Karthago Airlines, LAN Argentina, LAN Ecuador, LOT, Luxair, Mauritania Airways, Northwest/Delta, Norwegian, SAA, Shenzhen Airlines, Sun D’Or, Swiss, Transavia.com, Turkish Airlines, V Australia, Virgin Blue and Wind Jet. Phew!