With two of South Carolina’s airports having been among the winners of our US ANNIE awards in 2011, a closer analysis of the state is due. Which were the two airports and how were peanuts involved? Why does what happens in New York not stay in New York? And why will Spirit be the next big thing with Texan golfers?
At last the good news!!! Four airlines and seven airports win prizes in the 2011 anna.aero US ANNIE awards. Remember, all our awards are based on science, statistics and evidence rather than people’s opinions (and votes). These network development-related awards give recognition to real number-based achievement for the Airline With the Most New Airports through to the Airport With the Most New Airlines.
Which US airports have seen the biggest year-on-year increase (and decrease) in domestic air fares between 2011 Q1 and 2010 Q1. Data from the US Bureau of Transportation Statistics reveals the answer.
The second phase of the start of the summer scheduling season has brought almost 130 further routes. Again, we have the analysis, pictures, downloadable spreadsheet – and cakes! Which two Mexican routes were picked up, having been unserved after the demise of Mexicana? Which Asian national carrier added its third Australian route? And which European low-cost carriers opened new bases?
24 new routes launched in the last week and we also have great photos from other celebrations across the world. But which airline launched its second international destination as part of a controversial partnership with a foreign carrier? And which airport celebrated for a whole weekend as it welcomed a new airline?
Southwest lands in South Carolina (Greenville-Spartanburg and Charleston); now serving 71 airports in 36 states
After 40 years of operation, Southwest still only serves 71 airports in the US, the two newest ones being launched this week. Which routes is it operating and what destinations do the incumbent carriers serve? Where do the two airports rank in the list of most expensive US airports?
31 new routes launched across the world in the last week. Two different airlines moved some of its services between competing airports, but which ones? Which are the four new African routes launched? And which low-cost carrier just entered a highly competitive route?
Download the spreadsheet with this week’s 250 new routes and see our fantastic photo coverage of launch celebrations all across the world. Ribbons have been cut in masses, lakes have been emptied for fire brigades to salute the arriving aircraft and the world’s master bakers have worked day and night to bake an amazing selection of cakes.
Southwest is starting operations from not one but two airports in South Carolina from mid-March. How do the networks compare and which carriers are already present in the market? Just how high are existing fares at the airports and where does Allegiant Air fit in?
A busy 10 days to look back on with almost 50 new routes launched. Countries benefiting from new services include Australia, Austria, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Denmark, Finnland, Germany, Greece, India, Iraq, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Morocco, Netherlands, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the UAE, the UK and the US.