Running scared: Like Speedy Gonzales, Aeromexico is still outrunning its competitors when it comes to maintaining its position as Mexico’s biggest airline. However, it increasingly needs the capacity of its regional subsidiary Aerolitoral (branded as Aeromexico Connect), to hold this position under growing pressure from LCCs InterJet and Volaris.
Virgin America connects Californian cities of Los Angeles and San Jose.
Spirit Airlines adds eight domestic routes and one international service
Virgin America starts flights between Los Angeles Airport and Las Vegas Airport.
Virgin America launches serviced to New York Newark, NY, from Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Delta Air Lines commences flying from Los Angeles, CA, to both Seattle, WA, and Nashville, TN; adds services from New York LaGuardia, NY, to Bermuda.
American Airlines launches second route to Lima; adds two routes from Miami and one each from Los Angeles and New York JFK
American Airlines resumes services from Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, to Lima; launches domestic services from Los Angeles, CA, and New York JFK, NY; connects Miami, FL, with two Caribbean destinations.
AeroMéxico inaugurates flights from Culiacán to Los Angeles, CA, stopping in Loreto, Baja California.
SkyWest Airlines continues to defy the crisis; grows by 5% in 2012; starts partnership with American Airlines
Over the last four decades, SkyWest Airlines seems to have built an agile business model flying regional routes for major carriers. New business opportunities from restructuring partners, continue to drive the business forward.
3rd anna.aero US ANNIE Awards: Honolulu, Kahului, Lihue win Hawaiian hat-trick; JFK and LAX join growth party
Eight US airports have won prizes in the 2013 US ANNIE Airport Awards, with Hawaiian airports wining three of the four ANNIE awards for traffic growth this year. New York JFK wins the prestigious ”Airports With The Most New Airlines” award, and Los Angeles Airport takes the “The Most New International Routes” award.
As the large AviancaTaca nears full operational alignment, TACA brand will soon disappear. anna.aero examines how has TACA’s network changed following the merger with Colombian Avianca.