Articles Tagged ‘Atlanta’
Atlanta traffic slumps for the first time since December 2014; Delta Air Lines carrying more traffic on own metal; welcomes first MEB3 carrier
The world’s largest airport recorded a drop in traffic in August of 2.7%, the first time that passenger numbers have fallen in 19 months. We take a closer look at the airport’s recent traffic growth, the dominance of Delta Air Lines, recent network changes and what is still ahead for the mega-hub in 2016.
Most of Southwest’s airports will see little difference this year compared to 2011 but which airports will see the greatest change in terms of weekly departures? We take a closer look at the five routes the airline has dropped from Philadelphia and how Southwest’s load factors and fares compared with those of its rival US […]
We’ve collected detailed traffic data for the top 20 airports in America last year. How many of them grew their passenger numbers in 2010 and which were the notable exceptions? Which was the only top 20 airport to report double-digit growth? Which airlines are moving up (and down) the rankings?
Southwest acquisition of AirTran will add almost 40 new destinations including six non-US ones; Atlanta biggest gain
AirTran operates to more airports than Southwest so what is Southwest gaining by acquiring the carrier? We look at AirTran’s biggest bases and see at which ones Southwest has a presence. Which foreign destinations will Southwest gain?
US airlines launch over 30 new routes this week in time for summer peak; Delta dominates domestic hub rankings
This has been a popular week for US carriers to launch new routes but which are the most significant? What domestic market share do the top 15 carriers have in the US, and what has Sun Country done with a 737 this week?
Atlanta airport still busiest in the world; Delta dominant with 75% of passengers; no sign (yet) of jetBlue or Southwest
Will Atlanta be the first airport in the world to handle 100 million annual passengers? Which are the leading domestic routes and what share do international flights have? Which new routes have been gained (and lost) recently?
Delta expands Salt Lake City base and adds routes from Atlanta and New York; new Northwest flights from Narita
Delta and its partner SkyWest embark on major expansion in Utah while Africa doesn’t get quite as many new routes from Atlanta as expected. What other long-haul routes did Delta and Northwest start this week?
AirTran now has lower unit costs than Southwest, but has put its fleet expansion plans on hold. Which new markets has it opened in 2008/09 and which segments of its route network are growing fastest?
Atlanta is the world’s busiest airport and AirTran’s base there is the biggest low-cost base anywhere in the world. How quickly has the airline grown there in recent years and how does demand vary by month? What are its top routes and what competition does Delta provide? What are the airline’s future fleet plans?