Articles Tagged ‘Southwest’

Southwest heading for 50% of seat capacity at Lambert-St. Louis as LaGuardia and San Antonio are added to network

Southwest heading for 50% of seat capacity at Lambert-St. Louis as LaGuardia and San Antonio are added to network

St. Louis has had TWA, American and now Southwest as its ‘home’ carrier. But just how dominant has Southwest become at the city famous for its magnificent arch, and which two city destinations generate the most competition? How do domestic fares compare with other US airports?

Southwest Airlines launches six new domestic routes

Southwest Airlines launches six new domestic routes

Southwest Airlines has begun operating six new routes from its base airports in Chicago, Atlanta, Nashville and St Louis.

Boeing maintains lead over Airbus; 3 new Asian LCCs receive A320s

Boeing maintains lead over Airbus; 3 new Asian LCCs receive A320s

The gap between Airbus and Boeing remains to the advantage of the American air framer in June. But which start-up airline launched last week with an all-A320 fleet delivered in June? How many 787s did ANA receive last month? And by how many single-aisle frames does Airbus lead over Boeing?


Southwest launches flights to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Southwest launches flights to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Southwest Airlines now flies from Austin, Texas to the US capital’s Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

Southwest joins AirTran in offering Atlanta - Los Angeles flights

Southwest joins AirTran in offering Atlanta – Los Angeles flights

Southwest starts daily transcontinental flights between Atlanta and Los Angeles to complement AirTran’s existing four daily flights.

Southwest launches two new routes

Southwest launches two new routes

Southwest now links Chicago Midway and Oklahoma City, and Houston Hobby and Seattle-Tacoma.


AirTran launches new routes to Mexico and Puerto Rico

AirTran launches new routes to Mexico and Puerto Rico

AirTran now flies between Fort Lauderdale, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico as well as from San Antonio and Austin in Texas to Mexico.

Colorado gets new non-stop link to Iceland while United plans Tokyo flights with 787s from Denver starting in 2013

Colorado gets new non-stop link to Iceland while United plans Tokyo flights with 787s from Denver starting in 2013

Colorado’s Denver airport set a traffic record in 2011 but dropped a place in the world rankings, who to? Which are Denver’s best served and busiest routes and how do fares compare on Frontier and Southwest where they compete? Which new routes have started in the last 18 months and what other airports are there […]

Southwest operates two new routes from Atlanta

Southwest operates two new routes from Atlanta

Southwest complements existing AirTran services to Las Vegas and Phoenix from Atlanta.


Southwest finally enters Atlanta; axes routes in Philadelphia

Southwest finally enters Atlanta; axes routes in Philadelphia

Most of Southwest’s airports will see little difference this year compared to 2011 but which airports will see the greatest change in terms of weekly departures? We take a closer look at the five routes the airline has dropped from Philadelphia and how Southwest’s load factors and fares compared with those of its rival US […]

LCC-driven growth in South Carolina; legacy carriers push for network changes

LCC-driven growth in South Carolina; legacy carriers push for network changes

With two of South Carolina’s airports having been among the winners of our US ANNIE awards in 2011, a closer analysis of the state is due. Which were the two airports and how were peanuts involved? Why does what happens in New York not stay in New York? And why will Spirit be the next […]

Southwest launches five new routes from AirTran bases

Southwest launches five new routes from AirTran bases

Southwest Airlines now flies three new routes from Southwest Florida International Airport to the northeast of US.