Airport Analysis

Eindhoven interview: London Heathrow and Munich core route targets

Eindhoven interview: London Heathrow and Munich core route targets

We interview Dean Boljuncic about EIN’s development + future. The airport’s one-hour catchment has 7 million people + a 20% higher GDP than the Dutch avg.

Palm Springs to have 10 more routes in W20; November flights +17% YOY

Palm Springs to have 10 more routes in W20; November flights +17% YOY

W20 looks to be a bumper one for Palm Springs, despite – or because of – coronavirus. This builds on the airport passing three million seats last year.

Kathmandu grown by 52% since 2016 as it passes nine million seats

Kathmandu grown by 52% since 2016 as it passes nine million seats

We look into the drivers of Kathmandu’s fast growth and see four key domestic airlines are responsible. ‘Three Ds’ lead Kathmandu’s international network.


Bamboo Airways’ first flight to Melbourne as gears up for scheduled service next year

Bamboo Airways’ first flight to Melbourne as gears up for scheduled service next year

We look at Bamboo Airways’ plan for Melbourne – Hanoi, which is the largest unserved market between Australia and Vietnam and Hanoi’s #1 unserved market globally.

American Airlines adds Daytona Beach to Dallas + Philly; big boost for DAB

American Airlines adds Daytona Beach to Dallas + Philly; big boost for DAB

American Airlines’ growth at Daytona Beach will almost double the airport’s network. It’ll also mean it connects it to 40 destinations over Dallas, growing AA’s penetration to these from its present ¼.

The US’ top-100 airports: 15 airports down 22 million seats vs. 2010

The US’ top-100 airports: 15 airports down 22 million seats vs. 2010

These 15 airports had 126 million seats last year, down 22 million vs. 2010. Yet since 2015, 13 have been clawing back capacity, with seats up 9.5 million.


American adds 6 routes from Phoenix; hub not grown + AA's share fallen

American adds 6 routes from Phoenix; hub not grown + AA’s share fallen

We explore American’s Arizona hub, its sixth-largest, at which it’ll have 98 routes this winter. We see no growth vs. 2010, but high seats per frequency.

Amsterdam busiest in Europe with 835 daily flights, Eurocontrol shows; we explore Schiphol’s network

Amsterdam busiest in Europe with 835 daily flights, Eurocontrol shows; we explore Schiphol’s network

Amsterdam is fighting back. KLM had 35 routes with 3+ daily flights on 21 August. Of all regions, we see that Latin America is very strong, with this region the least affected.

American Airlines' (briefly?) cut 15 airports had 1.7 million seats last year; Roswell would lose most

American Airlines’ (briefly?) cut 15 airports had 1.7 million seats last year; Roswell would lose most

American Airlines had 19 routes from these 15 airports with 37 daily flights. Roswell was #1 by seats and was only served by American. We explore connections on the shortest route, Florence – Charlotte.


Southwest to start six-weekly Norfolk - San Diego, one of the nation's top-five unserved routes

Southwest to start six-weekly Norfolk – San Diego, one of the nation’s top-five unserved routes

This service comes about from being the largest market from Norfolk to the West Coast, strong YOY traffic growth, high average fare, and 95% SLF from last year’s nine-week trial.

San Jose, California, grows 63% since 2015 with 8 million seats added

San Jose, California, grows 63% since 2015 with 8 million seats added

San Jose has grown very strongly, with Southwest, Alaska, and Delta primarily accounting for this. We examine what’s been happening.

Breeze sees 500+ unserved routes; we explore 66 possibilities from 4 underserved midsized US cities

Breeze sees 500+ unserved routes; we explore 66 possibilities from 4 underserved midsized US cities

With Breeze starting scheduled ops next May, we think about its network and look at 4 underserved US cities that could have 66+ routes with between 2 and 5 weekly flights.