Out of this week’s 63 routes, Ryanair stands for 20. But which US low-cost carrier entered a route where it faces five competing airlines that already operate over 30 flights a day? And which European national carrier began serving Turkey? Don’t forget the downloadable spreadsheet in left-hand column on the website, detailing all of this week’s new routes.
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?
The last week has been busy, with 56 new routes starting. But which single airline launched 20 routes as it opened two bases? Which island nation attracted three new routes? Which route resumed after a hiatus of over five-years? Which busy domestic route got a low-cost carrier to compete? And which capital city airport got four new long-haul services?
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?
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?
17 of US top 20 airports growing in 2010; domestic air travel still down 8% vs 2007; load factors up on 2009
We take a closer look at the US market in 2010 and examine how the top 20 airports have performed compared with 2009. Also, which airlines are growing fastest in November, and which have seen the biggest jump in load factors?
The Caribbean island of St Maarten is divided between a Dutch and a French part, but to which European nation are the most flights offered from the island? And which airline opens up a completely new market when it launched flights later this month?
Ahead of Thanksgiving, US carriers dominate the last week’s 38 route launches. But where does it seem Americans want to fly for the holidays? Which airline launched a new route to its future alliance partner’s hub? And which routes were launched in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Europe?
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.
American Airlines and jetBlue battle for supremacy in the Dominican Republic; Punta Cana welcomes most new routes
Sharing a land mass with Haiti, the Dominican Republic is a popular destination for US holiday makers. Who are the leading carriers serving the market and how has the market changed since March?
US international growth outstrips domestic; China and UK lead way with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic adding seats
The US domestic market is fairly sluggish at present but international demand is growing. Which are the leading country markets and which are the leading airlines serving international routes to and from the US? And what developments have there been in the last 12 months?