Articles Tagged ‘US air fares’

Southwest finally enters Atlanta; axes routes in Philadelphia

Southwest finally enters Atlanta; axes routes in Philadelphia

Most of Southwest’s airports will see little difference this year compared to 2011 but which airports will see the greatest change in terms of weekly departures? We take a closer look at the five routes the airline has dropped from Philadelphia and how Southwest’s load factors and fares compared with those of its rival US […]

San Diego gets more Hawaiian flights; British Airways returns to provide only transatlantic service

San Diego gets more Hawaiian flights; British Airways returns to provide only transatlantic service

California’s third busiest airport is the world’s second busiest single runway airport. How have passenger numbers develop during the last 60 years, and what’s happening in 2011? Which are the leading airlines at the airport and what new services have been launched this year? How do average domestic fares compare with other US airports?

Madison sees fares rise by 17%; Atlantic City's domestic fares fall by over 8% in 2011 Q1 v 2010 Q1

Madison sees fares rise by 17%; Atlantic City’s domestic fares fall by over 8% in 2011 Q1 v 2010 Q1

Which US airports have seen the biggest year-on-year increase (and decrease) in domestic air fares between 2011 Q1 and 2010 Q1. Data from the US Bureau of Transportation Statistics reveals the answer.


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?

Atlantic City (falling) and El Paso (rising) see big changes in airport fares in 2010 Q4; Newark most expensive overall

Atlantic City (falling) and El Paso (rising) see big changes in airport fares in 2010 Q4; Newark most expensive overall

So which US airports have the highest fares for domestic air travel? Using BTS data we look at 2010 Q4 data and also make comparisons with 2009 Q4. Which state has three of the top four airports for lowest fares? And which airline has two of its bases among the most expensive?

Delta gets the blues in Memphis; passenger traffic down 16% in last decade; new Mexico City service started this week

Delta gets the blues in Memphis; passenger traffic down 16% in last decade; new Mexico City service started this week

Delta’s hub at Memphis used to belong to Northwest. Passenger numbers have been in gradual decline for most of the last decade, but Delta has added several new destinations in the last couple of years. We examine how average air fares compare with other US airports.


Analysis of air fares at US airports reveals Florida airports are good value; Continental's hubs rather expensive

Analysis of air fares at US airports reveals Florida airports are good value; Continental’s hubs rather expensive

The US DOT Office of Aviation Analysis publishes lots of data on fares at US airports. We take a closer look and see at which airports fares are lowest and highest in three different size categories. Huntsville, take a bow.

Washington Reagan welcomes JetBlue and more Delta routes in November; fares are 25% above average

Washington Reagan welcomes JetBlue and more Delta routes in November; fares are 25% above average

Washington’s downtown airport can handle almost 20 million annual passengers, but which carrier is #1. How has JetBlue managed to gain access to the slot-constrained airport and which new routes is Delta starting in the winter season? And just how much more than average do passengers pay for flights at DCA?

Southwest dominates Las Vegas – California market; Virgin America boosts San Francisco

Article Thumbnail: Route AnalysisEach year around 10 million passengers make their way between Las Vegas and California. What have been some of the recent developments and which airline is consistently cheaper than Southwest?