Articles Tagged ‘American Airlines’

Delta and Air France shrink on transatlantic; Belgium and Switzerland markets grow most

Delta and Air France shrink on transatlantic; Belgium and Switzerland markets grow most

Traffic across the North Atlantic is the biggest long-haul market from Europe, but different airlines have had different strategies as many European economies experience difficulties. Which airlines have grown and which have cut capacity? And which country market has seen the biggest reduction?

American Airlines still dominates Dallas/Fort Worth; Spirit Airlines growing fast, Emirates flights arrived in February

American Airlines still dominates Dallas/Fort Worth; Spirit Airlines growing fast, Emirates flights arrived in February

The fourth busiest US airport has hardly grown in a decade but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t lots of new services to get excited about. How many destinations will Spirit Airlines be serving by next summer and how do domestic fares compare with other US airports?

US Airways merger with American Airlines would create dominant carrier at Washington National

US Airways merger with American Airlines would create dominant carrier at Washington National

What would a potential merger with American Airlines mean for US Airways’ busiest airports? At which airports would the combined carrier significantly increase its market share? And at which North American airport that it serves does US Airways currently have its smallest presence?


Spirit Airlines now offering 18 daily flights and ultra low fares to 15 destinations non-stop from Dallas/Fort Worth

Spirit Airlines now offering 18 daily flights and ultra low fares to 15 destinations non-stop from Dallas/Fort Worth

ULCC Spirit Airlines has launched non-stop flights to 15 destinations from Dallas/Fort Worth in little more than a year. Four of these started last week. How much competition does American Airlines provide and which other carriers compete head-to-head? On which three routes does Spirit have a monopoly?

American Airlines launched four new routes including international flights to Canada (Kitchener) and Brazil (Manaus)

American Airlines launched four new routes including international flights to Canada (Kitchener) and Brazil (Manaus)

American Airlines starts four new routes on 14 June involving five US airports. Taking on Alaska Airlines on two transcontinental routes.

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?