Articles Tagged ‘Southwest Airlines’

Airbus and Boeing's delivery productivity increased 10% in October; European giant outperforms Boeing for only second time this year

Airbus and Boeing’s delivery productivity increased 10% in October; European giant outperforms Boeing for only second time this year

A total of 119 aircraft were delivered by Airbus and Boeing in October, 11 more units than the pair managed during the same month of 2016. For only the second time this year, Airbus led the delivery charge, with it handing over seven more aircraft than Boeing in the tenth month of this year.  

Mexican market moves past 100 million seats; LCCs drive growth, international capacity outpaces domestic expansion in 2017

Mexican market moves past 100 million seats; LCCs drive growth, international capacity outpaces domestic expansion in 2017

Seat capacity on all direct flights to, from and within Mexico increased by 8.0% in 2017, with double-digit growth in three out of the past five years. We take a look at the main movers in Mexico over the past 10 years, including airline, airport and international country market trends.

Southwest Airlines now handling over 17 million passengers from Baltimore/Washington; only 3.7% of traffic flies on non-US routes

Southwest Airlines now handling over 17 million passengers from Baltimore/Washington; only 3.7% of traffic flies on non-US routes

Baltimore/Washington is Southwest Airlines’ second largest hub, and in 2016 the carrier handled over 17 million passengers from the US East Coast airport. anna.aero takes a closer look at how traffic has developed with the carrier in recent years, and analyses the performance of its international routes. 


Punta Cana expansion slows since 2015, American Airlines is largest carrier and March is the peak month for available seats

Punta Cana expansion slows since 2015, American Airlines is largest carrier and March is the peak month for available seats

Punta Cana is the busiest airport in the Dominican Republic, accounting for 47% of all departing capacity from the Caribbean state in 2017. The next largest airport is Santo Domingo, with 33% of departing seats. anna.aero takes a look at Punta Cana’s seasonal capacity trends, along with its largest airline operators and country markets.

Airbus and Boeing handed over 133 aircraft in September, the third best month of the year so far; Airbus opens A330 factory in China

Airbus and Boeing handed over 133 aircraft in September, the third best month of the year so far; Airbus opens A330 factory in China

Airbus handed over 55 aircraft in September, while its North American rival Boeing distributed 78. Of the 133 aircraft delivered, 73% were narrow-body and 27% wide-body. By delivering 23 more units than Airbus in month nine of 2017, Boeing has extended the lead over its European rival to 100 aircraft in the 2017 delivery race. 

Southwest Airlines seduces Cancún with two new services

Southwest Airlines seduces Cancún with two new services

Southwest Airlines now links the Mexican resort with Nashville and St. Louis. 


36 airports and 10 airlines attend Volaire Aviation Consulting's first-ever Air Service Development Forum – hosted by Tri Cities Airport

36 airports and 10 airlines attend Volaire Aviation Consulting’s first-ever Air Service Development Forum – hosted by Tri Cities Airport

The first-ever Volaire Aviation Consulting Air Service Development Forum took place in Pasco, Washington recently, hosted by Tri Cities Airport. A total 89 delegates from 36 airports and 10 airlines took part in the two-day event, with nearly 200 one-to-one meetings taking place during the conference.  

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 […]

US airlines seeing greater traffic growth on international services in 2017; domestic expansion driven by ULCCs with Spirit Airlines leading

US airlines seeing greater traffic growth on international services in 2017; domestic expansion driven by ULCCs with Spirit Airlines leading

Between January and May this year, international passengers carried by US airlines grew by 3.3% to 43.15 million, while domestic sector traffic increased by 2.6% to over 294 million. We look to see which are the leading airlines in each sector and identify the ones growing faster than others. 


Boeing has a 46-unit advantage over Airbus in regards to deliveries for the first half of the year;  easyJet welcomes its first of 130 A320neos

Boeing has a 46-unit advantage over Airbus in regards to deliveries for the first half of the year; easyJet welcomes its first of 130 A320neos

Airbus and Boeing in June delivered 139 aircraft between them, down three units when compared to the same month of 2016. However, the results for June are much better than the 116 units delivered in May. Among the delivery highlights of June were easyJet’s first A320neo and Norwegian’s first two 737 MAX 8s. 

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.

Southwest Airlines links Sacramento to Long Beach and Spokane

Southwest Airlines links Sacramento to Long Beach and Spokane

Southwest Airlines begins a twice-daily service to Long Beach and a daily connection to Spokane.