Articles Tagged ‘US airlines’

Spirit Airlines’ Airbus fleet to grow by over 20 aircraft in next 18 months; potential for many new services from US airports

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

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 - the world's second most profitable airline

Allegiant Air – the world’s second most profitable airline

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

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

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 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)

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%.

SkyWest Airlines continues to defy the crisis; grows by 5% in 2012; starts partnership with American Airlines

SkyWest Airlines continues to defy the crisis; grows by 5% in 2012; starts partnership with American Airlines

Over the last four decades, SkyWest Airlines seems to have built an agile business model flying regional routes for major carriers. New business opportunities from restructuring partners, continue to drive the business forward.

The US-AA merger - what the route map will look like

The US-AA merger – what the route map will look like

US airline consolidation is complete; 90% of domestic market in the hands of American, Delta, United and Southwest.


Low-cost fest! 3rd anna.aero US ANNIES sees Allegiant, AirTran and Spirit win; Dutch Antilles Express does it for the little guys!

Low-cost fest! 3rd anna.aero US ANNIES sees Allegiant, AirTran and Spirit win; Dutch Antilles Express does it for the little guys!

Four US airlines have won prizes in the 2013 US ANNIE Airport Awards, with Allegiant Air adding to its trophy cabinet with a win in the prestigious Airline With The Most New Airports category.

After the recent 757s, Allegiant Air’s ex-easyJet A319s “open many new route opportunities”

After the recent 757s, Allegiant Air’s ex-easyJet A319s “open many new route opportunities”

The US leisure airline recently announced it would be welcoming former Cebu Pacific and easyJet A319s into its fleet from next year. But how seasonal are the airline’s operations, which airports does it serve, how many routes does it operate and how much competition does it face?

Comair set to close in September as Delta aims to reduce effect of operating costly, older regional jets

Comair set to close in September as Delta aims to reduce effect of operating costly, older regional jets

Comair (the US airline, not the South African one) will cease to exist from October. Which are its biggest bases, how many routes does it operate on behalf of parent company Delta, and which are its busiest routes in terms of weekly frequencies?