Articles Tagged ‘Spirit Airlines’

North America wins its first Arch of Triumph award of 2018

North America wins its first Arch of Triumph award of 2018

While we love to receive inside-aircraft FTWA images, the anna.aero judges are traditionalists and do prefer their water arches captured outside the inaugural aircraft. See how the external FTWA from this route launch performs against the other three entries from around the world we have received this week.

Spirit Airlines explores new routes from Columbus

Spirit Airlines explores new routes from Columbus

Spirit Airlines adds five domestic destinations from Columbus.

US regional airports accounted for 19% of seats in 2017; ULCCs report greatest growth; Pittsburgh and Cleveland are on the up

US regional airports accounted for 19% of seats in 2017; ULCCs report greatest growth; Pittsburgh and Cleveland are on the up

With much of the recent talk in US route development surrounding the topic of secondary cities gaining transatlantic service, anna.aero has decided to see what the trends are at the nation’s regional airports, ranging from passenger traffic gains to last year’s seat capacity increases.    


Washington's big three handling 10 million more passengers than in 2008; Southwest presides over capital; Atlanta leading destination

Washington’s big three handling 10 million more passengers than in 2008; Southwest presides over capital; Atlanta leading destination

Washington Dulles, Washington Reagan and Baltimore/Washington airports are expected to handle over 73 million passengers in 2017, up 18% when compared to 10 years ago. Marc Watkins takes a closer look into the main airports serving the US capital, investigates the traffic split between the three, and reveals what Washington’s leading destinations are.

Ecuador's aviation market has shrunk 27% since 2013, reaching a decade low last year; Condor and Spirit Airlines planning to shake things up

Ecuador’s aviation market has shrunk 27% since 2013, reaching a decade low last year; Condor and Spirit Airlines planning to shake things up

Ecuador, the nation some 800 delegates will be flying into over the next two weeks to attend Routes Americas in Quito, saw its seat capacity drop 9.8% between 2016 and 2017, a fourth consecutive year of cuts. Jonathan Ford highlights who’s cut back the most and informs what to look out for in 2018. 

Airlines launched 3,500+ routes in 2017, Ryanair remains number one for new services as LCCs continue to dominate

Airlines launched 3,500+ routes in 2017, Ryanair remains number one for new services as LCCs continue to dominate

anna.aero has analysed its New Route Database to highlight the most newsworthy network statistics for 2017. We reveal the top airlines for new routes last year, plus the top 15 country markets and airports. We also look ahead to 2018, which promises to be busy with over 1,400 new routes announced already.


Airbus and Boeing increased productivity in November by 15%, delivering a combined 144 aircraft; Emirates welcomes 100th A380

Airbus and Boeing increased productivity in November by 15%, delivering a combined 144 aircraft; Emirates welcomes 100th A380

Airbus and Boeing together delivered 144 aircraft in November, resulting in a 15% increase in productivity when compared to the 125 units they handed over in November 2016. The result of month 11 is the best that the duo have registered this year in terms of deliveries, beating the 139 units they distributed in June. 

Return to normal – anna.aero judges back in charge of Arch of Triumph competition

Return to normal – anna.aero judges back in charge of Arch of Triumph competition

After a frenzy of FTWA activity at the start of W17/18, its back to normal this week, with the anna.aero judges doing the scoring rather than letting the public decide which airport has constructed this week’s best Arch of Triumph. We all feel a bit safer now don’t we…without the public involved.

Spirit Airlines sets up 12 new airport pairs

Spirit Airlines sets up 12 new airport pairs

Spirit Airlines begins operations on 12 domestic and international routes – all face direct competition.


Frontier Airlines' route droppings revealed; 23 airport pairs no longer served with O'Hare and Atlanta seeing biggest changes

Frontier Airlines’ route droppings revealed; 23 airport pairs no longer served with O’Hare and Atlanta seeing biggest changes

We love to see airlines celebrate route launches, but route droppings are also a fact of life, though less publicised. In a week that has seen US ULCC Frontier Airlines launch a significant 30 routes, we got our data elves to rummage through its schedule data to see what routes the airline has said goodbye […]

30-Second Interview – Dean Dacko, Business Strategist Consultant, Canada Jetlines

30-Second Interview – Dean Dacko, Business Strategist Consultant, Canada Jetlines

Last week anna.aero’s Assistant Editor Jonathan Ford sat down with Dean Dacko, Business Strategist Consultant for Canada Jetlines, a planned ULCC, to discuss the carrier’s proposed business strategy, where it will serve, and how it is planning to break-up the Canadian market. 

Spirit Airlines starts Pittsburgh duo

Spirit Airlines starts Pittsburgh duo

Spirit Airlines begin daily flights from Pittsburgh to Los Angeles and Houston Intercontinental.