Articles Tagged ‘American’

London – New York market still evolving as Virgin Atlantic celebrates 25th anniversary on the route

Article Thumbnail: Route AnalysisLondon – New York is still the busiest transatlantic route but how has the market evolved during the last 20 years? Which carriers and connections have been and gone in recent years and who’s left?

Air Canada price-leader on leading Can-Am route; five carriers but not much competition

Article Thumbnail: FarewatchPassengers between these two major North American cities have a choice of five airlines but how much competition is there really given that there are no LCCs involved? How do Porter’s fares compare with the legacy airlines?

American Airlines tightens Miami Vice; hub now serves 60 foreign destinations

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisMiami is America’s third busiest international airport and busiest for US carriers. American operates a major hub with 60 international and 42 domestic destinations. How does it schedule its flights through a typical day and which routes has it added in the last year and which have fallen by the wayside?


New routes launched during the last fortnight
(Saturday 4 April – Friday 17 April)

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsOver 40 new routes took to the skies this week. Airlines feeling optimistic included Adria Airways, Aegean, Aer Lingus, Air Arabia, Air Astana, Air Austral, Air Southwest, American Airlines, Armavia, Brussels Airlines, City Airline, Karthago Airlines, LAN Argentina, LAN Ecuador, LOT, Luxair, Mauritania Airways, Northwest/Delta, Norwegian, SAA, Shenzhen Airlines, Sun D’Or, Swiss, Transavia.com, Turkish Airlines, V Australia, Virgin Blue and Wind Jet. Phew!

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 31 January – Friday 6 February):

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsWe identified 20 new routes from 13 airlines, including Air Canada, American Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Interjet, jetBlue, Lufthansa Italia, Mahan Air, Northwest, Ryanair, Transaero, Uzbekistan Airways, Volaris and WestJet. Click here for more.

US carriers still growing internationally; Canada still #1 destination, JFK #1 airport

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryUS domestic capacity may be down over 10% this winter, but American airlines are increasingly looking abroad for growth. Which are the leading airlines operating international services to and from the US and which are the leading airports and country markets?


Sweet dreams for LAX*; A380 and Emirates both make first appearance at airport as major development plans are revealed

Article Thumbnail: Airport AnalysisThe world’s busiest O&D airport has had a busy few weeks PR-wise. Which are its biggest airlines and how competitive are the busiest routes? Which new airline has made it into the airport’s Top 10 for the first time this winter?

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 1 November – Friday 7 November):

Article Thumbnail: News in BriefThis week sees over 60 new routes launched a week after the winter season officially began. We report and analyse new routes by AirAsia, AirAsia X, airberlin, AirTran, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, China Eastern, Delta, easyJet, jetBlue, Norwegian, Pacific Blue, Ryanair (just 20 new routes this week!), Southwest, TAM, TUIfly.com and WestJet.

The Big6 US ‘legacy’ airlines; is this as big as their networks will ever be?

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryWith US domestic capacity expected to fall by around 11% this winter US legacy airline networks may never be this big again. We take a look at how many airports each of the Big6 currently serves, how many routes they operate and where they allocate their international capacity.


American’s San Juan 50% capacity slash removes just two destinations

Image: American’s San Juan 50% capacity slash removes just two destinationsDespite a dramatic 50% reduction in capacity in September, San Juan will only lose two destinations as other carriers operate many of the routes American is axing. Miami frequencies remain unchanged. Which LCC is starting its third new route this year in December?

American reveals details of cutbacks;
La Guardia and St. Louis will suffer most

American reveals cutback; La Guardia and St. Louis lose mostAmerican has provided details of stations it will close later this year and the number of frequency reductions at some of its major bases. DFW escapes relatively unscathed but LaGuardia and St Louis see major cutbacks. How much have fuel costs risen for American and where is it struggling to increase yields?

What it means for routes – American plans to cut domestic capacity by over 10%

What it means for routes - American plans to cut domestic capacity by over 10%As oil prices hit new record highs the world’s largest airline has announced plans to cut its domestic capacity by 10% in the last quarter of 2008. What capacity reductions has it implemented since the beginning of 2007 and what new routes is it still launching this year? What are the airline’s top 15 US bases at present?