Articles Tagged ‘US Airways’

Latin America only market still growing for global US carriers

Latin America only market still growing for global US carriers

Despite a sluggish economy the biggest US airlines are making money thanks to commendable and previously unheard of capacity restraint. But which smaller, niche carriers reported demand growth in October? How did load factors compare with last year? How did load factors compare with last month?

US international growth (+3.5) outperforms domestic growth (+2.1%) so far in 2011; Korean Air ups capacity 26%

US international growth (+3.5) outperforms domestic growth (+2.1%) so far in 2011; Korean Air ups capacity 26%

The US international market is growing faster than the domestic market, but which are the leading country markets and how much have they grown during the last year? Which are the leading airlines in this market and how many have cut international capacity compared with last year?

Leaving Las Vegas: US Airways drops non hub-serving routes; goes from 68 services in 2007 to just four

Leaving Las Vegas: US Airways drops non hub-serving routes; goes from 68 services in 2007 to just four

America West was once the leading airline in Las Vegas. Once merged with US Airways traffic grew further for a couple of years. But how have the number of destinations served (and passengers carried) evolved since 1997? What competition does it face on the latest batch of routes that it plans to close?


International markets outperform domestic at biggest US airlines; Atlantic benefits from poor 2010 and...new routes!

International markets outperform domestic at biggest US airlines; Atlantic benefits from poor 2010 and…new routes!

With data available for the first half of 2011 we take a closer look at the network trends at the biggest US airlines. We also reveal how quickly the biggest airlines are growing (or not) in terms of RPMs. Which airline is the biggest? Which are shrinking and which are growing fastest?

Phoenix airport just hanging on to top 10 ranking; expanding Southwest and US Airways share 80% of flights

Phoenix airport just hanging on to top 10 ranking; expanding Southwest and US Airways share 80% of flights

Arizona’s busiest airport has only seen annual traffic decline five times in 60 years. But 2010 was only its sixth busiest ever year despite Southwest starting several new routes. How have average air fares changed during the last decade and how does Phoenix compare with other ‘top 10’ airports?

American, Delta and United traffic still below pre-recession levels; Allegiant reports 7% drop in May demand

American, Delta and United traffic still below pre-recession levels; Allegiant reports 7% drop in May demand

Nine out of the 10 biggest US airlines reported load factor improvements in May compared with last year, but which ones have seen demand grow most rapidly? How does demand (RPKs) in May 2011 compare with May 2008 for America’s biggest airlines?


New airline routes launched (31 May – 6 June 2011)

New airline routes launched (31 May – 6 June 2011)

It has been a very busy week with an entire 86 new routes launched. We have all the analysis – and the cakes – of routes ranging from Emirates’ 26th destination in Europe to LOT Polish Airlines’ fourth Ukrainian route. But which European airline launched routes to both Asia and South America? And which US […]

New airline routes launched (10 – 16 May 2011)

New airline routes launched (10 – 16 May 2011)

The last week’s 41 new routes range from a US intra-state service of 360 kilometres to a major 13,800-kilometre intercontinental service. But which new low-cost airline launched operations in the last week? And which network carrier added two new transatlantic routes?

New airline routes launched (3-9 May 2011)

New airline routes launched (3-9 May 2011)

Out of this week’s 63 routes, Ryanair stands for 20. But which US low-cost carrier entered a route where it faces five competing airlines that already operate over 30 flights a day? And which European national carrier began serving Turkey? Don’t forget the downloadable spreadsheet in left-hand column on the website, detailing all of this […]


New United shrinking domestically in 2011 Q1; Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian lead US carrier growth rankings

New United shrinking domestically in 2011 Q1; Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian lead US carrier growth rankings

Who’s growing how fast in the US in the first quarter of 2011 and how do load factors compare with a year ago? Which airline’s load factor hasn’t grown year-on-year since last July and fell 4.5 percentage points in March?

US airlines all report growth in January; international demand growth outstrips domestic at all four majors

US airlines all report growth in January; international demand growth outstrips domestic at all four majors

America’s airlines have all reported their first traffic results for 2011. Which group of airlines are growing fastest and which international markets have helped the ‘legacy’ carriers to more than offset a domestic reduction in January? Which airlines have seen the best load factor improvement year-on-year?

UK - US transatlantic air traffic down 3.3% in 2010; British Airways adding winter capacity on existing routes

UK – US transatlantic air traffic down 3.3% in 2010; British Airways adding winter capacity on existing routes

The supposedly lucrative transatlantic market is still shrinking, at least between the UK and the US. Where is the traffic reduction coming from? Which airlines have added capacity this winter (and how), and which carrier’s seasonal route has been axed for this summer?