At last the good news!!! Four airlines and seven airports win prizes in the 2011 anna.aero US ANNIE awards. Remember, all our awards are based on science, statistics and evidence rather than people’s opinions (and votes). These network development-related awards give recognition to real number-based achievement for the Airline With the Most New Airports through to the Airport With the Most New Airlines.
When it comes to the low-cost carrier ‘rulebook’ it seems that there are basically two versions when it comes to network planning models. One for Europe and one for the rest of the world. We explain all in our unique analysis of the world’s leading low-cost airlines.
Hawaiian Airlines and Alaska Airlines report double-digit RPM growth in September; Delta grows 14% in Latin America
No great surprises among US airlines’ traffic data for September. But which carriers have seen a fall in RPM and which have seen a drop in their load factor? How do the remaining ‘Big 4′ compare across different geographic segments in September?
Southwest now flies to both Denver, Colorado and St. Louis, Missouri from its Milwaukee, Wisconsin base.
Leaving Las Vegas: US Airways drops non hub-serving routes; goes from 68 services in 2007 to just four
America West was once the leading airline in Las Vegas. Once merged with US Airways traffic grew further for a couple of years. But how have the number of destinations served (and passengers carried) evolved since 1997? What competition does it face on the latest batch of routes that it plans to close?
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?
Southwest exits 12 non-stop markets involving 15 airports; so just how poorly did these routes perform in early 2011?
We were curious to see whether there were any clues in the traffic data to help explain why Southwest will be dropping the routes recently announced. We dug up monthly load factor data for January through April for all of the 12 axed routes and found some surprising results.
Oakland airport welcomes back Delta service to LAX; Spirit Airlines to take on Southwest on Las Vegas route
California’s fourth busiest airport has seen traffic fall by 30% in recent years, but which new carriers has it attracted in the last two years? How dominant is Southwest at the airport and what impact has this had on average domestic fares in the last three years? Which foreign LCC serves Mexico?
International markets outperform domestic at biggest US airlines; Atlantic benefits from poor 2010 and…new routes!
With data available for the first half of 2011 we take a closer look at the network trends at the biggest US airlines. We also reveal how quickly the biggest airlines are growing (or not) in terms of RPMs. Which airline is the biggest? Which are shrinking and which are growing fastest?
Kansas City sees Delta and Frontier expanding; Southwest #1 with 40% of traffic keeping fares well below US average
How has traffic at Missouri’s second busiest airport developed since it opened in 1972? Which is the only non-US carrier serving the airport? Which new services have been added this summer? And how much cheaper are air fares than the national average?
Phoenix airport just hanging on to top 10 ranking; expanding Southwest and US Airways share 80% of flights
Arizona’s busiest airport has only seen annual traffic decline five times in 60 years. But 2010 was only its sixth busiest ever year despite Southwest starting several new routes. How have average air fares changed during the last decade and how does Phoenix compare with other ‘top 10′ airports?