Articles Tagged ‘San Francisco’

Virgin America's route network; which destinations have the highest (and lowest) load factors in 2010 and 2011?

Virgin America’s route network; which destinations have the highest (and lowest) load factors in 2010 and 2011?

Virgin America has now been operating for over four years, but which routes from Los Angeles and San Francisco have the fewest empty seats? Which new route is performing well, and which destination appears to be lagging behind all others? And why does Hugh Jackman get a mention in our story?

Oklahoma City welcomes new United San Francisco service

Oklahoma City welcomes new United San Francisco service

Which famous person is Oklahoma City’s airport named after and how has traffic developed at the airport during the last decade? Which services has it gained and lost during the last two years? And how do air fares at the airport compare with the national average since 2008?

Zurich traffic up 4.7% in 2010; Swiss’ San Francisco service stimulates North American traffic by 11%

Zurich traffic up 4.7% in 2010; Swiss’ San Francisco service stimulates North American traffic by 11%

Zurich looks set to break its now 10-year-old passenger record this year. What have been the demand trends in 2010? Which regions are growing fastest and how is transfer traffic evolving? What new routes were started in 2010 and what’s coming in 2011?


Virgin America arrives in Dallas-Fort Worth; now operates from 11 US airports, Toronto; Mexico flights starting soon

Virgin America arrives in Dallas-Fort Worth; now operates from 11 US airports, Toronto; Mexico flights starting soon

With a fleet of almost 30 Airbus narrowbodies Virgin America continues to focus on key trunk routes. But who are its main competitors and how much bigger is its San Francisco base compared with LAX?

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

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?

Ten for Tuesday: announcements from Sun Country, Kingfisher, airBaltic, bmi, Carpatair, Jin Air, Lufthansa, Mango, Spanair, and Virgin America

Ten for Tuesday: announcements from Sun Country, Kingfisher, airBaltic, bmi, Carpatair, Jin Air, Lufthansa, Mango, Spanair, and Virgin America

Which airlines have decided to start routes identified recently by anna.aero as having potential? Who’s going transatlantic with a 737-800? Which is airBaltic’s latest ‘country of the week’  and whose second international route is to Guam?


Southwest dominates Las Vegas – California market; Virgin America boosts San Francisco

Article Thumbnail: Route AnalysisEach year around 10 million passengers make their way between Las Vegas and California. What have been some of the recent developments and which airline is consistently cheaper than Southwest?

Southwest and Virgin America grow LAX – San Francisco route by 50% in two years

Route AnalysisHow does demand change when Southwest enters a big market? And what happens when Virgin America joins in as well? Do they take passengers from existing carriers or stimulate new traffic? We have the answers on LAX-SFO.

San Francisco breaks into US top 10; seven of top 20 airports still reported growth in 2008

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsSan Francisco and Denver were the fastest-growing airports in the US top 10 last year. Which other airports are still reporting growth and which are having a harder time? And which major airport just doesn’t like to share?


Seattle and San Francisco bucking US airport trends; traffic down at seven of Top 20 airports

Logo: Market TrendsWe take a detailed look at reported traffic figures at the top 20 airports in the US. Who’s up and who’s down? Which airports are struggling to match their 2007 performance and what can we learn from April and May data?

California’s stagnant market is boosted by Virgin America and Southwest

Californias stagnant market is boosted by Virgin America and SouthwestThe world’s eighth biggest economy didn’t see much growth in air travel at its airports in 2006. Passenger numbers in California are similar to those in Germany and are dominated by two major airports where United is the leading carrier. But at the next seven busiest airports the same airline dominates – and it’s not United. What’s new in 2007?

SFO welcomes new airlines to support growth

Article Thumbnail: Airport AnalysisSFO may have turned 80 this year, but August 2007 is likely to be remembered for years to come as the month when both Southwest and Virgin America started flights from the airport. Which are the leading airlines at SFO and what role does international traffic play? What role do near neighbours Oakland and San Jose play?