Articles Tagged ‘ORD’

Washington's big three handling 10 million more passengers than in 2008; Southwest presides over capital; Atlanta leading destination

Washington’s big three handling 10 million more passengers than in 2008; Southwest presides over capital; Atlanta leading destination

Washington Dulles, Washington Reagan and Baltimore/Washington airports are expected to handle over 73 million passengers in 2017, up 18% when compared to 10 years ago. Marc Watkins takes a closer look into the main airports serving the US capital, investigates the traffic split between the three, and reveals what Washington’s leading destinations are.

BA in the market for more A380s; Dubai and Phoenix possible new routes with type

BA in the market for more A380s; Dubai and Phoenix possible new routes with type

British Airways’ parent IAG is apparently back in the A380 market, following Emirates’ recent $16 billion deal for the superjumbo. We take a look at where BA currently flies with the type, where it may use any future aircraft and whether Iberia will get any.

Airlines launched 3,500+ routes in 2017, Ryanair remains number one for new services as LCCs continue to dominate

Airlines launched 3,500+ routes in 2017, Ryanair remains number one for new services as LCCs continue to dominate

anna.aero has analysed its New Route Database to highlight the most newsworthy network statistics for 2017. We reveal the top airlines for new routes last year, plus the top 15 country markets and airports. We also look ahead to 2018, which promises to be busy with over 1,400 new routes announced already.


Ottawa on track to hit 4.8 million passengers in 2017; international decline offset by stable domestic market; Orlando Melbourne next

Ottawa on track to hit 4.8 million passengers in 2017; international decline offset by stable domestic market; Orlando Melbourne next

Ottawa Airport has seen traffic grow by 1.8% during the first 11 months of 2017, with most of this coming from the domestic sector. However, the gains of the intra-Canadian market have helped soften the cuts that have been encountered in the transborder and international markets. 

Spirit Airlines sets up 12 new airport pairs

Spirit Airlines sets up 12 new airport pairs

Spirit Airlines begins operations on 12 domestic and international routes – all face direct competition.

Frontier Airlines' route droppings revealed; 23 airport pairs no longer served with O'Hare and Atlanta seeing biggest changes

Frontier Airlines’ route droppings revealed; 23 airport pairs no longer served with O’Hare and Atlanta seeing biggest changes

We love to see airlines celebrate route launches, but route droppings are also a fact of life, though less publicised. In a week that has seen US ULCC Frontier Airlines launch a significant 30 routes, we got our data elves to rummage through its schedule data to see what routes the airline has said goodbye […]


Frontier Airlines launches 30 new routes in two days

Frontier Airlines launches 30 new routes in two days

Frontier Airlines starts seven routes from focus city Miami along with another 23 launches across the US.

Eindhoven-Berlin is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week"+75,000 searches; Ryanair's 38th destination from its 29th biggest operation??

Eindhoven-Berlin is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week”+75,000 searches; Ryanair’s 38th destination from its 29th biggest operation??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last 12 months over 75,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Eindhoven and Berlin ‒ but the route is unserved!? Could this be Transavia’s 22nd destination from Eindhoven or easyJet’s second Dutch route from its Berlin Schönefeld base?

Rest of the World takes back-to-back wins in 2017 Arch of Triumph competition – Europe still dominates inter-regional battle

Rest of the World takes back-to-back wins in 2017 Arch of Triumph competition – Europe still dominates inter-regional battle

With minimal route launches typically taking place in August, one might have expected a dearth of FTWAs too. Not so. We have five airports from four regions of the world competing for the Week 30 title of the 2017 Arch of Triumph competition.


United Airlines connects to Columbia in Missouri

United Airlines connects to Columbia in Missouri

United Airlines starts flights from Chicago O’Hare and Denver – American Airlines already serves O’Hare. 

Primera Air gears up to join the low-cost transatlantic market – anna.aero analyses the demand behind the carrier's new venture

Primera Air gears up to join the low-cost transatlantic market – anna.aero analyses the demand behind the carrier’s new venture

Primera Air recently confirmed that from S18 it will enter the low-cost long-haul sector across the Atlantic, with the carrier planning six new routes from bases at Birmingham, London Stansted and Paris CDG to Boston and New York Newark. We check the numbers to determine if the airline’s new venture is viable.  

Friedrichshafen basks in first-time Arch of Triumph glory – and south German sunshine!

Friedrichshafen basks in first-time Arch of Triumph glory – and south German sunshine!

Last week German regional airport Friedrichshafen beat-off competition from the likes of Melbourne, Orlando and Nice to secure its first-ever Arch of Triumph title. As the airport celebrates its landmark victory, find out whether this week’s competition will be be won by a minnow or mega-hub here!