Articles Tagged ‘Southwest’

Southwest celebrates 30 years in Las Vegas; easyJet reaches 50 million in Switzerland; Wizz Air 2 million at Brussels Charleroi; Chinese New Year comes to Helsinki

Southwest celebrates 30 years in Las Vegas; easyJet reaches 50 million in Switzerland; Wizz Air 2 million at Brussels Charleroi; Chinese New Year comes to Helsinki

easyJet threw a big bash with a special flight to celebrate reaching 50 million passengers in Switzerland, offering Michelin star food and entertainment. Meanwhile, there have been further celebrations in Las Vegas, at Brussels Charleroi and Helsinki Airport.

Southwest Airlines launches new routes to Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale and Denver

Southwest Airlines launches new routes to Fort Myers, Fort Lauderdale and Denver

Southwest Airlines launches two winter sun routes to Florida and a ski route to Denver.

US Airways bucks GUS4 trend with 3.1% growth in November

US Airways bucks GUS4 trend with 3.1% growth in November

Data for November shows few major changes at US airlines. US Airways was the only GUS4 airline to grow its RPMs versus a year ago, but how quickly are the likes of Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines growing? How do load factors compare with a year ago? And how do they compare with a month […]


San Diego gets more Hawaiian flights; British Airways returns to provide only transatlantic service

San Diego gets more Hawaiian flights; British Airways returns to provide only transatlantic service

California’s third busiest airport is the world’s second busiest single runway airport. How have passenger numbers develop during the last 60 years, and what’s happening in 2011? Which are the leading airlines at the airport and what new services have been launched this year? How do average domestic fares compare with other US airports?

2nd anna.aero US ANNIES honour Spirit, Southwest, Volaris, Miami, Chicago Midway, Vegas

2nd anna.aero US ANNIES honour Spirit, Southwest, Volaris, Miami, Chicago Midway, Vegas

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 […]

How European LCC network are fundamentally different from LCCs elsewhere in the world

How European LCC network are fundamentally different from LCCs elsewhere in the world

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

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 launches new routes from Milwaukee to Denver and St. Louis

Southwest launches new routes from Milwaukee to Denver and St. Louis

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

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?


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?

Southwest exits 12 non-stop markets involving 15 airports; so just how poorly did these routes perform in early 2011?

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

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?