Articles Tagged ‘American Airlines’

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?

New airline routes launched (15-21 February 2011)

New airline routes launched (15-21 February 2011)

The last week has been busy, with 56 new routes starting. But which single airline launched 20 routes as it opened two bases? Which island nation attracted three new routes? Which route resumed after a hiatus of over five-years? Which busy domestic route got a low-cost carrier to compete? And which capital city airport got […]


Cancun sees traffic grow 11% in 2010; US carriers (including Virgin America) adding more new routes in 2011

Cancun sees traffic grow 11% in 2010; US carriers (including Virgin America) adding more new routes in 2011

Mexico’s second busiest airport reported double-digit growth last year. How seasonal is its international traffic and when is its peak month? Which are the leading carriers on international routes and which are the leading destinations? Which European countries are served and what regional connections are there?

US airlines all report growth in January; international demand growth outstrips domestic at all four majors

US airlines all report growth in January; international demand growth outstrips domestic at all four majors

America’s airlines have all reported their first traffic results for 2011. Which group of airlines are growing fastest and which international markets have helped the ‘legacy’ carriers to more than offset a domestic reduction in January? Which airlines have seen the best load factor improvement year-on-year?

Airbus vs Boeing race 2011 is on; 2009-2010 airline top lists revealed; Chinese airlines beat Gulf carriers

Airbus vs Boeing race 2011 is on; 2009-2010 airline top lists revealed; Chinese airlines beat Gulf carriers

The new year’s first month has seen the delivery of 59 Airbus and Boeing aircraft, but which manufacturer started off the year in the lead? And which airlines took the most aircraft during the last two years? We expect you to find the results rather surprising as a nation’s aviation industry emerges as a key […]


UK - US transatlantic air traffic down 3.3% in 2010; British Airways adding winter capacity on existing routes

UK – US transatlantic air traffic down 3.3% in 2010; British Airways adding winter capacity on existing routes

The supposedly lucrative transatlantic market is still shrinking, at least between the UK and the US. Where is the traffic reduction coming from? Which airlines have added capacity this winter (and how), and which carrier’s seasonal route has been axed for this summer?

Alaska Airlines is fastest-growing major US airline in November and December; Allegiant still has fullest planes

Alaska Airlines is fastest-growing major US airline in November and December; Allegiant still has fullest planes

With most US carriers having reported their December data we can reveal who is growing fastest (and slowest). Which airlines had better load factors in December than in 2009? And which carrier saw its load factor drop the most?

New airline routes launched (14 – 20 December)

New airline routes launched (14 – 20 December)

Ahead of Christmas, we have seen 83 new routes launch! You might have thought that route launch celebrations would be more low-key as Christmas celebrations take over, but we dare almost say it has been the contrary. We have fantastic photos from route launches all across the world!


17 of US top 20 airports growing in 2010; domestic air travel still down 8% vs 2007; load factors up on 2009

17 of US top 20 airports growing in 2010; domestic air travel still down 8% vs 2007; load factors up on 2009

We take a closer look at the US market in 2010 and examine how the top 20 airports have performed compared with 2009. Also, which airlines are growing fastest in November, and which have seen the biggest jump in load factors?

St Maarten grows slowly; jetBlue and WestJet latest Caribbean arrivals

St Maarten grows slowly; jetBlue and WestJet latest Caribbean arrivals

The Caribbean island of St Maarten is divided between a Dutch and a French part, but to which European nation are the most flights offered from the island? And which airline opens up a completely new market when it launched flights later this month?

New airline routes launched (16-22 November)

New airline routes launched (16-22 November)

Ahead of Thanksgiving, US carriers dominate the last week’s 38 route launches. But where does it seem Americans want to fly for the holidays? Which airline launched a new route to its future alliance partner’s hub? And which routes were launched in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Europe?