Articles Tagged ‘US airlines’
Virgin America faces uncertain future following Alaska Airlines purchase; 60 aircraft give it just 1.1% of US domestic market this Spring
Virgin America serves 21 US and three Mexican destinations with 60 A320-series aircraft. We reveal how the airline has developed since 2007, which are its busiest airports and biggest routes, as well as destinations no longer served.
Alaska Airlines now #5 in US domestic market; 30 million passengers and 20 new routes in 2015; focus on California growth in 2016
Not an LCC, not a member of a global alliance, but now the fifth biggest carrier in the US domestic market, we look at Alaska Airlines’ biggest and fastest-growing airports in 2016 and the new routes launched since the start of 2015.
ULCCs Allegiant Air and Spirit Airlines driving US domestic growth this summer; Southwest Airlines doubles international capacity
Domestic growth rates are rising while international growth rates are falling. We reveal the leading airlines in the US domestic and international markets and how their seat capacities compare with last year.
JetBlue Airways has now been operating for over 15 years from its main JFK base. We reveal which are the only three routes so far dropped and which are the busiest routes in terms of ASKs, as well as when flights peaked at the airport.
Allegiant Air loves Florida; sets passenger record in March as Indianapolis, New Orleans and Pittsburgh are added to network
We know Allegiant Air doesn’t like being written about. But sorry guys, you’re just too interesting (and profitable) to ignore. We examine the airline’s monthly (and daily) operations, leading airports and new airports for 2015.
Spirit Airlines’ Airbus fleet to grow by over 20 aircraft in next 18 months; potential for many new services from US airports
Spirit Airlines has added domestic routes from 16 US airports in the last 12 months. With the fleet set to grow rapidly in the next 18 months we reveal the airline’s biggest bases and which handful of routes it has dropped.
US domestic market barely growing as airlines make huge profits; international capacity up almost 10% this summer
As the US airline industry continues to make healthy profits, domestic capacity growth is still negligible overall. However, we reveal which of the leading domestic airlines is growing fastest. The international market is showing more signs of life and again we look to see how the leading carriers compare.
Allegiant Air may only rank as the 13th biggest airline in the US domestic market, but its profitability is second only to another US LCC. We examine the airline’s extraordinary day-of-week driven operations, its biggest airports, and which destinations have been added to the network in the last 12 months. We also reveal what’s coming […]
Delta Air Lines churns 2% of its route network; Seattle-Tacoma Airport gains the most as Memphis endures cuts
The world’s biggest airline (based on passenger numbers) has axed over 40 routes in the last 12 months, and started over 50. We take a closer look at which airports have gained and lost the most services during this period. We reveal which airports are the nearest challengers to Atlanta’s crown as Delta Air Lines’ […]
Southwest Airlines leads way with 44 new routes in our analysis of new US airline route launches in 2013
Despite no increase in domestic passenger numbers in the first few months of 2013, US airlines have still launched over 200 new routes. Our free, downloadable, sortable spreadsheet has been massively updated to reveal which airlines have been busiest so far this year, and also reveal how many more new routes are planned for 2013.
Mesa Airlines affected by changes to the network philosophy of US majors; Capacity cuts give better LFs
Mesa Airlines, one of the largest US regional airlines, has certainly been affected by the volatile economic conditions in the last decade. Just over a year after its emergence from Chapter 11, anna.aero examines the airline’s network.
Southwest’s 34 dropped routes revealed (but 58 new routes and bigger 737-800s mean capacity up 3% this summer)
After our extremely popular analysis last week of which routes easyJet has dropped for this summer, this week we take a look at legendary Southwest Airlines of the US. It has dropped routes this summer from 39 airports with Orlando and Philadelphia hardest hit. But ASKs are still up 5%.