Articles Tagged ‘Southwest’

International markets outperform domestic at biggest US airlines; Atlantic benefits from poor 2010 and...new routes!

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

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

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?


American, Delta and United traffic still below pre-recession levels; Allegiant reports 7% drop in May demand

American, Delta and United traffic still below pre-recession levels; Allegiant reports 7% drop in May demand

Nine out of the 10 biggest US airlines reported load factor improvements in May compared with last year, but which ones have seen demand grow most rapidly? How does demand (RPKs) in May 2011 compare with May 2008 for America’s biggest airlines?

New airline routes launched (31 May – 6 June 2011)

New airline routes launched (31 May – 6 June 2011)

It has been a very busy week with an entire 86 new routes launched. We have all the analysis – and the cakes – of routes ranging from Emirates’ 26th destination in Europe to LOT Polish Airlines’ fourth Ukrainian route. But which European airline launched routes to both Asia and South America? And which US […]

Which airports are benefiting most from Southwest’s 4% growth in 2011? Chicago Midway now bigger than Las Vegas

Which airports are benefiting most from Southwest’s 4% growth in 2011? Chicago Midway now bigger than Las Vegas

What happened to Southwest’s network in 2010? Which are the airline’s leading airports and how many does it now serve? Which airports have seen the greatest increase in flights during the last 12 months, and which have seen the biggest cutbacks?


New United shrinking domestically in 2011 Q1; Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian lead US carrier growth rankings

New United shrinking domestically in 2011 Q1; Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian lead US carrier growth rankings

Who’s growing how fast in the US in the first quarter of 2011 and how do load factors compare with a year ago? Which airline’s load factor hasn’t grown year-on-year since last July and fell 4.5 percentage points in March?

Delta overtakes Southwest as #1 at Raleigh-Durham

Delta overtakes Southwest as #1 at Raleigh-Durham

Once a major base for American Airlines, then for Midwest, now Delta is making a bid to be top dog at Raleigh-Durham. How has traffic evolved over the last quarter century and which new routes has Delta recently added? What international services are there and how do fares compare with other US airports?

New airline routes launched (22-28 March 2011)

New airline routes launched (22-28 March 2011)

The summer season has started with a bang! Although only two days of the new season make it into our report of the latest new routes, we report on an entire 160 new routes. Accompanying the analysis is a downloadable spreadsheet, pictures of 11 gorgeous cakes and a long list of more amazing photos from […]


New airline routes launched (8-14 March 2011)

New airline routes launched (8-14 March 2011)

24 new routes launched in the last week and we also have great photos from other celebrations across the world. But which airline launched its second international destination as part of a controversial partnership with a foreign carrier? And which airport celebrated for a whole weekend as it welcomed a new airline?

Southwest lands in South Carolina (Greenville-Spartanburg and Charleston); now serving 71 airports in 36 states

Southwest lands in South Carolina (Greenville-Spartanburg and Charleston); now serving 71 airports in 36 states

After 40 years of operation, Southwest still only serves 71 airports in the US, the two newest ones being launched this week. Which routes is it operating and what destinations do the incumbent carriers serve? Where do the two airports rank in the list of most expensive US airports?

Nashville welcomes two new Southwest routes to Music City this week; American to start JFK flights in April

Nashville welcomes two new Southwest routes to Music City this week; American to start JFK flights in April

America’s self-proclaimed ‘Music City’ welcomed two new Southwest routes this week. Which other carriers are also present and by how much did traffic grow last year? How seasonal is demand, and which routes are the cheapest (and most expensive) when taking into account sector length?