Articles Tagged ‘US airlines’

US traffic growing modestly in 2016 so far; domestic capacity down, international up this winter; LCCs continue to lead the way

US traffic growing modestly in 2016 so far; domestic capacity down, international up this winter; LCCs continue to lead the way

US airlines are racking up record profits partly thanks to keeping a check on capacity growth. Passenger numbers are up only modestly this summer, while this winter domestic capacity is down at the top five carriers. We reveal which of the top 50 airports are likely to see growth this winter.

ULCCs Allegiant Air, Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines driving US domestic growth in S16; Air Canada and Emirates growing by 20%

ULCCs Allegiant Air, Frontier Airlines and Spirit Airlines driving US domestic growth in S16; Air Canada and Emirates growing by 20%

US airlines set domestic and international traffic records in 2015. We reveal the leading airlines this summer in the US domestic and international markets and how their seat capacities compare with last summer.

Virgin America faces uncertain future following Alaska Airlines purchase; 60 aircraft give it just 1.1% of US domestic market this Spring

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

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

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 reaches 67 destinations from JFK this summer; Reno and Grenada are newest routes

JetBlue Airways reaches 67 destinations from JFK this summer; Reno and Grenada are newest routes

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

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’ 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.