The Continental name has joined America West, Eastern, Northwest, Pan-Am and TWA in the history of US aviation. So now that the merged airline has a single reservation system what sort of network does United have? We reveal the leading airports (by flights and ASKs) and look at the biggest routes (as measured by ASKs).
Delta/US Airways slot-swap pushes Delta close to Continental/United in terms of New York market share
Two major US carriers have managed to do a slot-swap between New York LaGuardia and Washington Reagan. We look at what this means for the LaGuardia market, and how this impacts the overall New York market. Which destinations have been added, and which have been lost?
Which airports are benefiting most from Southwest’s 4% growth in 2011? Chicago Midway now bigger than Las Vegas
What happened to Southwest’s network in 2010? Which are the airline’s leading airports and how many does it now serve? Which airports have seen the greatest increase in flights during the last 12 months, and which have seen the biggest cutbacks?
Analysis of air fares at US airports reveals Florida airports are good value; Continental’s hubs rather expensive
The US DOT Office of Aviation Analysis publishes lots of data on fares at US airports. We take a closer look and see at which airports fares are lowest and highest in three different size categories. Huntsville, take a bow.
Air India is currently the second biggest non-German carrier at Frankfurt (as measured by seat capacity) but all that will change this winter as it dismantles its scissor hub leaving just a single route. How does it compare with Jet Airways’ similar operation at Brussels?
Iceland Express starts new routes to US, Canada and EU this week; serves 24 airports in summer, just seven in winter
Iceland Express started transatlantic flights this week, but where in Europe does it fly to and how often? Which destinations have been added (and dropped) since last year and which routes operate year-round?
United/Continental merger creates latest global mega-network carrier serving 370 airports in 59 countries; will be #1 for US-Europe flights and US-Asia flights
After we recently said goodbye to Northwest, the Continental name will soon also be discarded, leaving just four US airlines with major international networks. How does the new United compare with other carriers on the US-Europe and US-Asia markets?
Munich’s traffic doubles in 10 years; Lufthansa adds more routes than it drops as a host of new airlines announce new services (and Q1 sees return to growth)
Munich overtook Düsseldorf as Germany’s second airport in 1996 and continues to attract new carriers. Which routes have been started and lost in the last two years and which is the leading non-German airline?
flydubai and Wataniya Airways expand in Gulf; Angoulême’s London link is rebuilt; Continental drops Bristol; Swiss swaps routes at Basel
This week’s new route headlines come from the Middle East. Flydubai and Wataniya Airways grow their networks as Qatar Airways praises its new Indian route. Continental drops a UK destinations while Swiss does a route swap in Basel.
Newark still Continental’s second biggest hub; Munich starting soon as Heathrow expands to five daily flights
Continental’s second biggest hub (after Houston) makes it the leading airline in the New York area. But which routes has it dropped (and added) in the last couple of years and how many destinations in Europe does it serve?
New York and New Jersey’s airports handled over 125 million passengers last year. How many airports handled more than one million passengers and how do average fares compare across the airports? Which are the leading country markets?