Articles Tagged ‘Southwest’
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
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?
US airlines all report growth in January; international demand growth outstrips domestic at all four majors
America’s airlines have all reported their first traffic results for 2011. Which group of airlines are growing fastest and which international markets have helped the ‘legacy’ carriers to more than offset a domestic reduction in January? Which airlines have seen the best load factor improvement year-on-year?
Alaska Airlines is fastest-growing major US airline in November and December; Allegiant still has fullest planes
With most US carriers having reported their December data we can reveal who is growing fastest (and slowest). Which airlines had better load factors in December than in 2009? And which carrier saw its load factor drop the most?
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?