American has provided details of stations it will close later this year and the number of frequency reductions at some of its major bases. DFW escapes relatively unscathed but LaGuardia and St Louis see major cutbacks. How much have fuel costs risen for American and where is it struggling to increase yields?
Special anna.aero briefing:
Capacity and route reductions provide opportunities for niche carriers (and LCCs)
As airlines around the world announce significant capacity cutbacks and route closures you would think that this would be a bad time to be a network planner. But one airline’s dropped route may be another airline’s new opportunity?
Latest figures reveal that several German airports have seen passenger numbers fall in the first four months of 2008, although growth overall has been around 5%. Which airports are winners and losers so far this year and how has moving Easter impacted domestic demand?
As oil prices hit new record highs the world’s largest airline has announced plans to cut its domestic capacity by 10% in the last quarter of 2008. What capacity reductions has it implemented since the beginning of 2007 and what new routes is it still launching this year? What are the airline’s top 15 US bases at present?
It may carry over 100 million US domestic passengers each year but Southwest only operates to 64 airports in 32 US states. That leaves a lot of states who have never felt Southwest ‘luv’. So which airports does it serve, what is the average frequency and which airport has just one route?
Almost a year after we launched this free service for the worldwide network planning community anna.aero has opened The Route Shop – the virtual store where airlines can go to browse new air services. Produced in association with ACI EUROPE, four airports already have placements in The Route Shop offering a total of 23 new long and short-haul services together with information on marketing and financial support. More postings have been made… frequent browsing is advisable… oh and did we mention, it’s FREE TO USE!
Over 500 new routes have been started at airports in the EU in the last 12 months. Which airports have seen the most new destinations added and which now have the widest choice? Which airline has had the biggest influence on airport network growth? Clue: It begins and ends in an ‘r’.
Alitalia has axed 75% of its capacity at MXP and is no longer the leading airline at the airport. Who is? Which routes that Alitalia dumped are served by other airlines and which have been lost? Which carrier has burst onto the scene and what is Lufthansa planning?
Florida will be the #1 O&D market for the newly merged carrier, followed by Georgia and California. But which states have the most Delta and Northwest flights? And how will the merger affect the US to Europe market, where Delta already operates more flights than any other airline?
Two airlines, two different business models, and both less than 18 months old. Now Oasis and Skybus have collapsed we take a look at what impact they had in the markets they served. Oasis offered just two routes from Hong Kong but Skybus offered 18 from Columbus where it was (briefly) the #1 airline.
Having started almost 190 new routes in the last six months (no, honest!) it’s no surprise that some of Ryanair’s new routes are low frequency. Among Europe’s LCCs this reduction in average frequency is a clear trend (with a couple of notable exceptions). Who is the master of the low-frequency network?
This week anna.aero is entirely dedicated the start of the summer 2008 season. Our exclusive and unique downloadable spreadsheet contains data on 200+ new routes. Nobody else produces or provides anything like this. Certainly not for free.