Articles Tagged ‘American Airlines’

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?


American Airlines adds flights from Chicago to Finnair’s Helsinki hub

American Airlines adds flights from Chicago to Finnair’s Helsinki hub

American Airlines now flies daily between its Chicago O’Hare hub and that of its alliance partner Finnair, Finland’s capital Helsinki.

20 airlines to start 28 new Transatlantic routes in 2011; summer capacity up 4.1%; Delta still on top

20 airlines to start 28 new Transatlantic routes in 2011; summer capacity up 4.1%; Delta still on top

Delta recently blamed overcapacity on the transatlantic for some of its financial woes in Q1, so who’s adding routes and capacity this summer compared to last? What country market is growing by more than 10% for the second year running and which airline has grown capacity most this summer?

New airline routes launched (26 April – 2 May 2011)

New airline routes launched (26 April – 2 May 2011)

51 new routes were launched across the world in the last week, with Russian, German and Canadian airports represented the most. But which airport had 500 people celebrate the arrival of its first international passenger service? And in which country did three airlines launch domestic, regional services?


American Airlines begins flying between New York and Budapest

American Airlines begins flying between New York and Budapest

American Airlines connected its New York JFK hub with that of oneworld alliance partner Malév as it launched flights to the Hungarian capital Budapest.

American Eagle now serves the capital of Illinois from its Texas hub

American Eagle now serves the capital of Illinois from its Texas hub

American Airlines’ regional carrier has launched flights from Dallas/Fort Worth to Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield, the capital of Illinois.

New airline routes launched (5 - 11 April 2011)

New airline routes launched (5 – 11 April 2011)

The summer season start is over and route launches have calmed down somewhat, but we still have 44 new routes that began in the last week. New for this issue is that the new route list is also available as a downloadable spreadsheet. We will make the Excel document available until the next issue of […]


American Airlines launches 10 new routes at LAX; new Shanghai service becomes seventh international route

American Airlines launches 10 new routes at LAX; new Shanghai service becomes seventh international route

American is making a concerted effort to topple United as the leading airline at LAX. This week, it launched nine new domestic routes to help feed its new Shanghai service, but what competition does it face on these new routes? Are any of these new services new destinations for the airport?

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?

Delta overtakes Southwest as #1 at Raleigh-Durham

Delta overtakes Southwest as #1 at Raleigh-Durham

Once a major base for American Airlines, then for Midwest, now Delta is making a bid to be top dog at Raleigh-Durham. How has traffic evolved over the last quarter century and which new routes has Delta recently added? What international services are there and how do fares compare with other US airports?