Articles Tagged ‘Delta’

International markets outperform domestic at biggest US airlines; Atlantic benefits from poor 2010 and...new routes!

International markets outperform domestic at biggest US airlines; Atlantic benefits from poor 2010 and…new routes!

With data available for the first half of 2011 we take a closer look at the network trends at the biggest US airlines. We also reveal how quickly the biggest airlines are growing (or not) in terms of RPMs. Which airline is the biggest? Which are shrinking and which are growing fastest?

Delta launches new route to Beijing from Detroit and between Minneapolis and Reno

Delta launches new route to Beijing from Detroit and between Minneapolis and Reno

Delta launched its third route to Beijing in China when it just began flying from Detroit.

Kansas City sees Delta and Frontier expanding; Southwest #1 with 40% of traffic keeping fares well below US average

Kansas City sees Delta and Frontier expanding; Southwest #1 with 40% of traffic keeping fares well below US average

How has traffic at Missouri’s second busiest airport developed since it opened in 1972? Which is the only non-US carrier serving the airport? Which new services have been added this summer? And how much cheaper are air fares than the national average?


New airline routes launched (7 - 13 June 2011)

New airline routes launched (7 – 13 June 2011)

53 new routes saw the light of day in the last week. But which low-cost airline took on three network carriers? And which airline returned to Baghdad after 21 years of absence? We have lots of pictures to go with the analysis and of course the downloadable spreadsheet detailing all the routes.

American, Delta and United traffic still below pre-recession levels; Allegiant reports 7% drop in May demand

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?

New airline routes launched (31 May – 6 June 2011)

New airline routes launched (31 May – 6 June 2011)

It has been a very busy week with an entire 86 new routes launched. We have all the analysis – and the cakes – of routes ranging from Emirates’ 26th destination in Europe to LOT Polish Airlines’ fourth Ukrainian route. But which European airline launched routes to both Asia and South America? And which US […]


New airline routes launched (24 – 30 May 2011)

New airline routes launched (24 – 30 May 2011)

49 routes started in the last week, eight of which were to the Spanish island Ibiza. But which two airlines launched the same US domestic route? Which Asian low-cost carrier continued expanding with its third international route? And how come there is a new link between Baku in Azerbaijan and Aberdeen in Scotland?

20 airlines to start 28 new Transatlantic routes in 2011; summer capacity up 4.1%; Delta still on top

20 airlines to start 28 new Transatlantic routes in 2011; summer capacity up 4.1%; Delta still on top

Delta recently blamed overcapacity on the transatlantic for some of its financial woes in Q1, so who’s adding routes and capacity this summer compared to last? What country market is growing by more than 10% for the second year running and which airline has grown capacity most this summer?

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?


Delta overtakes Southwest as #1 at Raleigh-Durham

Delta overtakes Southwest as #1 at Raleigh-Durham

Once a major base for American Airlines, then for Midwest, now Delta is making a bid to be top dog at Raleigh-Durham. How has traffic evolved over the last quarter century and which new routes has Delta recently added? What international services are there and how do fares compare with other US airports?

JAL’s international traffic down 30% in 2010 v 2007; ANA’s up 7%; 17% of Finnair's network ASKs on Japanese routes

JAL’s international traffic down 30% in 2010 v 2007; ANA’s up 7%; 17% of Finnair’s network ASKs on Japanese routes

Even before the terrible earthquake and its harrowing consequences, the Japanese air transport market was not having a good start to 2011. JAL’s restructuring means it is shrinking but is it still bigger than ANA on international flights? What share of international traffic do Japan’s two big carriers have and who are the other leading […]

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 […]