jetBlue has now been operating for eight and a half years and grown to over 140 aircraft. With traffic growth almost non-existent we examine where the airline has expanded capacity and where it has cut back. And what new routes are on the horizon?
This week sees over 60 new routes launched a week after the winter season officially began. We report and analyse new routes by AirAsia, AirAsia X, airberlin, AirTran, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, China Eastern, Delta, easyJet, jetBlue, Norwegian, Pacific Blue, Ryanair (just 20 new routes this week!), Southwest, TAM, TUIfly.com and WestJet.
This week’s new routes feature airBaltic, Allegiant Air, easyJet, Jetairfly, jetBlue and Volaris. Which new country is easyJet serving for the first time from this week? Watch out for next week’s newsletter when we provide a spreadsheet of all the new routes starting with the introduction of the winter schedules.
This week’s new routes are provided by AerArann, Allegiant Air, Austrian, Baboo, jetBlue and Volaris.
Not all LCCs are the same. We examine average frequency, average sector length, number of routes and airports served to reveal significant differences in network strategy of the world’s most successful LCCs. And just how much bigger is Southwest than all the rest?
US election not boosting traffic at Washington’s two major airports; United adding Dubai this winter, JetBlue heads south
Washington’s two major airports are struggling this year to match the 45 million passengers they handled in 2007. United dominates IAD and US Airways is the clear leader at DCA, but how much of an issue are the high fares?
New York’s largest airport is becoming a victim of its own success. Double-digit growth this year has resulted in congestion issues and the FAA is threatening drastic action. Who are the major carriers at JFK and which is the busiest route? Clue: It’s international. Even though traffic was up in 2006 most of the Top 20 routes saw traffic decline. How come?
For the second time since JetBlue arrived in Boston the Red Sox have won the World Series. Are these events connected? JetBlue is now the leading domestic carrier at Logan but which are its core routes and how does it mix-and-match its A320s and Embraer 190s. Which international routes has it recently started and which market is it pulling out of afterjust over a year?