Articles Tagged ‘American Airlines’

What would be the network implications of an American Airlines and US Airways merger?

What would be the network implications of an American Airlines and US Airways merger?

Speculation is growing of a possible merger between American Airlines and US Airways. But which would be the combined airline’s biggest hubs? Which would be its biggest monopoly routes (in terms of weekly flights) and what are the implications for transatlantic services?

American Airlines returns to Dublin for the summer; Ryanair surprises Liverpool with a ‘fleshmob’ strip-off

American Airlines returns to Dublin for the summer; Ryanair surprises Liverpool with a ‘fleshmob’ strip-off

With temperatures in Europe yet to turn summery, airlines celebrated the change of seasons in different ways. But why did American Airlines bake a cake in Dublin? And which of Europe’s LCCs surprised shoppers with a beach party in rather wintry conditions?

American Airlines launches Barcelona route from Miami

American Airlines launches Barcelona route from Miami

American Airlines now flies to Barcelona in Spain from its Miami Airport hub in Florida, as well as new routes to Sioux City, Waterloo and Garden City.


Week of anniversaries across Europe; airBaltic returns to Budapest; Stockholm Arlanda turns fifty

Week of anniversaries across Europe; airBaltic returns to Budapest; Stockholm Arlanda turns fifty

Not only are new routes being launched across the world, but world’s airlines and airports are in a festive mood and have also turned to other celebrations. But which European airport enjoyed not one but two anniversary cakes this week? Why did SkyWork throw a party for a hundred guests in London? And which Swedish […]

US Airways bucks GUS4 trend with 3.1% growth in November

US Airways bucks GUS4 trend with 3.1% growth in November

Data for November shows few major changes at US airlines. US Airways was the only GUS4 airline to grow its RPMs versus a year ago, but how quickly are the likes of Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines growing? How do load factors compare with a year ago? And how do they compare with a month […]

American launches three new routes for Thanksgiving

American launches three new routes for Thanksgiving

American launches Los Angeles – Fort Lauderdale transcontinental route against JetBlue, Spirit and Virgin America.


Hawaiian Airlines and Alaska Airlines report double-digit RPM growth in September; Delta grows 14% in Latin America

Hawaiian Airlines and Alaska Airlines report double-digit RPM growth in September; Delta grows 14% in Latin America

No great surprises among US airlines’ traffic data for September. But which carriers have seen a fall in RPM and which have seen a drop in their load factor? How do the remaining ‘Big 4’ compare across different geographic segments in September?

American Airlines reports falling domestic demand; growing internationally especially in Pacific markets

American Airlines reports falling domestic demand; growing internationally especially in Pacific markets

American Airlines may finally have succumbed to sales pressure from Toulouse but how has its global network been developing this year? How have things changed in the last 15 years? How many non-US airports are in its top 12 for weekly ASKs? And which new international routes has the carrier launched this year?

US-China air traffic surges 30% in 2010 to 2.65 million; AA, China Eastern, Delta, United all add new services in 2011

US-China air traffic surges 30% in 2010 to 2.65 million; AA, China Eastern, Delta, United all add new services in 2011

How has traffic developed between the world’s two biggest air travel markets during the last 20 years? How many passengers did each carrier transport in 2010 and at what load factor? Which new services have been launched since the beginning of 2010 and how many city-pairs are now served?


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?

Venezuelan market not growing despite country's oil wealth; American Airlines, Miami top international airline and airport

Venezuelan market not growing despite country’s oil wealth; American Airlines, Miami top international airline and airport

Caracas is one of Latin America’s top 10 busiest airports but which airlines are biggest in oil-rich Venezuela? Which US and European cities are served by which airlines? And isn’t it about time the country’s airlines upgraded to some newer aircraft types?

Chinese domestic air travel up just 5% in March

Chinese domestic air travel up just 5% in March

China’s air traffic boom appears to be pausing for breath. March showed modest growth for both domestic and international services. But what growth is the government expecting during the next five years? And which US – China route has been started by two carriers in the last couple of months?