We’ve identified over 600 new routes from 140 airlines that have already been announced to start in 2011. Which airlines (and countries) will see the most new routes based on what we know so far? With no World Cup or Olympics this year where will the world’s leading sporting events take place this year?
17 of US top 20 airports growing in 2010; domestic air travel still down 8% vs 2007; load factors up on 2009
We take a closer look at the US market in 2010 and examine how the top 20 airports have performed compared with 2009. Also, which airlines are growing fastest in November, and which have seen the biggest jump in load factors?
WINTER SEASON PART II: 80 new routes!!! This week features full analysis of the big batch of new routes that launched in the last week. Which European capital city got four new routes with four different airlines? Great parties featured included British Airways’ London Gatwick to Cancun and RwandAir’s Kigali to Mombasa and Dubai.
Southwest is starting operations from not one but two airports in South Carolina from mid-March. How do the networks compare and which carriers are already present in the market? Just how high are existing fares at the airports and where does Allegiant Air fit in?
Which airline has added the most new destinations to its network, which airline has added the most new routes in the US market (total and international), and which is the biggest ‘new’ airline in the US market. And how come Branson AirExpress nearly won two awards?
US airlines report faster growth in September; American, Delta, United and US Airways all growing by more than 5%
Load factors may be down in September (versus August) but year-on-year demand (RPMs) is showing a distinct upward trend for all the leading US airlines. But which carrier is growing fastest and which the slowest?
The great global LCC network strategy comparison; 11 of the world’s best analysed and compared with two years ago
We examine the network characteristics of 11 of the world’s most significant LCCs and see how things have changed in the last two years. Which has the longest (and shortest) sector lengths, and which serves the most airports?
Southwest acquisition of AirTran will add almost 40 new destinations including six non-US ones; Atlanta biggest gain
AirTran operates to more airports than Southwest so what is Southwest gaining by acquiring the carrier? We look at AirTran’s biggest bases and see at which ones Southwest has a presence. Which foreign destinations will Southwest gain?
Bradley International welcomes eight new services from five carriers in second half of 2010; JetBlue arriving in November
Serving Hartford in Connecticut and Springfield in Massachusetts, Bradley’s traffic numbers have fallen significantly from their 2005 peak. However, several new routes will be starting soon including JetBlue services for the first time.
The world has seen the launch of 19 new routes in the last week, eight of which are US domestic services. The remaining countries that have seen new routes are Australia, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and the UK. But which is the airline that launched the most new services? And which airline added four new routes after it had a new aircraft delivered?
US airlines report steady figures for August; Alaska Airlines, jetBlue and Southwest outperforming ‘legacy’ carriers
US carriers have reported traffic data for August and the picture is fairly similar to July. But how do demand figures compare with those of two years ago? And which two carriers managed to report better load factors in August than in July?