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.
US international growth outstrips domestic; China and UK lead way with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic adding seats
The US domestic market is fairly sluggish at present but international demand is growing. Which are the leading country markets and which are the leading airlines serving international routes to and from the US? And what developments have there been in the last 12 months?
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?
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?
This has been yet another slow week for route launches, but we still have reports of new routes starting in three continents. Which two countries were this week for the first time linked with non-stop services? And which two US domestic monopoly routes have suddenly seen a second entrant?
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton airport welcomes American Airlines; 85% of passengers connecting via major hubs to/from AVP
This airport near both Philadelphia and New York handles over 400,000 annual passengers and was recently visited by anna.aero’s Editor. But how has its network of hub feeding services changed in recent years?
US airlines all growing and flying fewer empty seats; Alaska Airlines takes Allegiant’s load factor crown in July
Since our last look at the stats a couple of months ago, US airlines have continued to report (modest) growth and improved load factors. How does the performance of the legacy carriers compare with those of LCCs?
United’s 120 destinations from Denver; six newest routes all operated by SkyWest; London only European service
Unlike several other major US hubs, United’s at Denver has seen network expansion although overall capacity has been reduced. How much competition does the carrier face on its busiest routes from Frontier and Southwest?
Accra attracts more out of Africa services to Ghana; Brussels Airlines, United and Virgin all new this summer
The hopes of Africa now rest on the shoulders of Ghana’s footballers at the FIFA World Cup, but their country’s main airport has been attracting several new long-haul services. We take a closer look at Accra airport.
39 new routes were launched by 28 airlines in the last week. Although several new routes started in the Middle East, it is notable that none of them were launched by the ‘MEB3’ Gulf carriers. Launching the most new routes are Wizz Air from London Luton, Hamburg International from Cologne/Bonn and flydubai from Dubai. Read all the information and see the celebratory pictures.
US airlines launch over 30 new routes this week in time for summer peak; Delta dominates domestic hub rankings
This has been a popular week for US carriers to launch new routes but which are the most significant? What domestic market share do the top 15 carriers have in the US, and what has Sun Country done with a 737 this week?