Articles Tagged ‘American Airlines’

Southwest takes #1 spot in St Louis as American ditches hub; adds eight new routes

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusPassenger numbers at St Louis are less than half of what they once were as American has gradually dismantled its hub leaving several markets unserved. Southwest is adding routes but how many international services are there?

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 14 Nov – Friday 20 Nov):

nl201109-100.gifA big welcome this week to LAM Mozambique Airlines making its first appearance in our news section. We also have details (and celebratory pictures) of new routes started this week in Angola, Azerbaijan, Australia, Bahamas, China, Denmark, El Salvador, Honduras, India, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Mozambique, Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Sudan, Thailand, the UAE, and the USA.

Southwest and Virgin America grow LAX – San Francisco route by 50% in two years

Route AnalysisHow does demand change when Southwest enters a big market? And what happens when Virgin America joins in as well? Do they take passengers from existing carriers or stimulate new traffic? We have the answers on LAX-SFO.

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 22 August – Friday 28 August):

nl280809-nibs-100.gifAnother quiet week on the new route front as several planned new routes fail to materialise. That leaves us this week with American Airlines, Cimber Sterling, Estonian Air Regional and But who gets our Cake Of The Week award?

Jamaican airport traffic dominated by US routes; Air Jamaica still to confirm new owners

Article Thumbnail: Country FocusIts athletes are the fastest in the world but how is the Jamaican air travel market faring these days? What’s happening with Air Jamaica and which carriers have added new routes to the region in the last year?

US domestic traffic down 10.4% in 2009 Q1; Southwest grows market share lead over AA

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsUS BTS data reveals just how much US domestic traffic has been declining in recent months. Southwest is doing relatively well but how does a combined Delta/Northwest compare?