Articles Tagged ‘SFO’

A350 focus: Qatar is the largest operator and Hong Kong has the most departing seats; sectors vary from intra-regional to ultra-long range

A350 focus: Qatar is the largest operator and Hong Kong has the most departing seats; sectors vary from intra-regional to ultra-long range

The A350 family is Airbus’ latest generation and most efficient long-haul, twin-engine, wide-body product, designed to compete with Boeing’s 787 and challenge the 777 family. From 2016 to 2017 the number of seats available on A350-operated flights more than trebled. We take a look at how the A350 has been deployed since entering service in […]

Xiamen Airlines and China Southern lead the carrier charge for W17/18 growth; China, India and the US front country market growth

Xiamen Airlines and China Southern lead the carrier charge for W17/18 growth; China, India and the US front country market growth

With 12 airlines and 21 airports in the top 40 for growth at the start of W17/18, it is no wonder that China is growing three times faster than any other nation. anna.aero has crunched the numbers to highlight the leading airlines, airports and country markets for growth heading into the start of the winter season.  

Madrid-Singapore is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with over 400,000 searches; Iberia to introduce its third Asian destination??

Madrid-Singapore is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with over 400,000 searches; Iberia to introduce its third Asian destination??

Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that in the last 12 months over 400,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Madrid and Singapore ‒ but the route is unserved!? Iberia is adding more capacity to Asia next summer – already increasing frequencies on its year-old Tokyo Narita service – we […]


30-Second Interview - Juha Järvinen, CCO at Finnair

30-Second Interview – Juha Järvinen, CCO at Finnair

Last week, anna.aero’s Chief Analyst Nick Preston met with Finnair CCO Juha Järvinen on the fringes of the CAPA-ACTE Global Summit in London, to discuss the carrier’s capacity growth and the strategies that will drive its future network expansion plans.

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 […]

Alaska Airlines takes on United Airlines from San Francisco

Alaska Airlines takes on United Airlines from San Francisco

Alaska Airlines now competes with the Star Alliance member to Kansas City and Albuquerque. 


Alaska Airlines now serves Nashville from San Francisco

Alaska Airlines now serves Nashville from San Francisco

Alaska Airlines, operated by Virgin America, links San Francisco to Nashville with a daily service. 

Alaska Airlines returns to Mexico City with Californian connections

Alaska Airlines returns to Mexico City with Californian connections

After a two-year hiatus, Alaska Airlines returns to Mexico City with Los Angeles and San Francisco routes.

Etihad Airways confirms it is ending service to San Francisco; route averaged 79% load factor in 2016; Qatar Airways' entry the final straw?

Etihad Airways confirms it is ending service to San Francisco; route averaged 79% load factor in 2016; Qatar Airways’ entry the final straw?

Etihad Airways has recently confirmed that it is ending its service to San Francisco after three years of operation. We take a look behind the numbers and analyse the factors that have resulted in the MEB3 carrier’s decision to withdraw from the city.


Alaska Airlines serenades Minneapolis-St. Paul with San Francisco

Alaska Airlines serenades Minneapolis-St. Paul with San Francisco

Alaska Airlines begins a twice-daily service on the city pair – becomes fourth carrier on the route. 

New York's big three handling 20 million more passengers than in 2007; Newark passes 40 million mark; Chicago leading destination

New York’s big three handling 20 million more passengers than in 2007; Newark passes 40 million mark; Chicago leading destination

New York’s JFK, Newark and LaGuardia airports handled over 129 million passengers in 2016, up 18% when compared to a decade ago. We take a closer look into the city that never sleeps to see how this growth has been distributed, and discover what New York’s leading unserved destinations are.  

SkyWest Airlines is present at over 230 airports flying for United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines

SkyWest Airlines is present at over 230 airports flying for United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines

SkyWest Airlines in 2016 carried over 31 million passengers, up 3.7% when compared to 2015. The airline serves as a feeder carrier, operating under contract with various US airlines. We take a closer look at how SkyWest has evolved in recent years, and look further into its extensive network of over 230 airports.