Articles Tagged ‘BWI’

Spirit Airlines now transports two million passengers a year from Atlanta; offering 13% the number of departures on routes versus Delta

Spirit Airlines now transports two million passengers a year from Atlanta; offering 13% the number of departures on routes versus Delta

Spirit Airlines has ramped-up its operations from the world’s busiest airport, growing from just under a quarter of a million passengers a year and a single route in 2009, to 2.23 million passengers and 17 routes in 2018. Jonathan Ford looks into the carrier’s expansion from Atlanta in recent years in more detail. 

Allegiant Air expands from Sarasota

Allegiant Air expands from Sarasota

Allegiant Air begins twice-weekly flights to Asheville and Baltimore/Washington from the Florida airport.

Spirit Airlines starts 13 sectors which are all served already

Spirit Airlines starts 13 sectors which are all served already

Spirit Airlines introduces 13 new routes across its network – eight involve Austin. 


Southwest Airlines' Nashville traffic up 54% in 10 years; January to September traffic climbs 11%; five new routes in 2019

Southwest Airlines’ Nashville traffic up 54% in 10 years; January to September traffic climbs 11%; five new routes in 2019

Southwest Airlines is the largest operator at Nashville, transporting over 7.45 million passengers from the airport in 2017, up from 4.83 million in 2008. Jonathan Ford looks at the airline’s expansion from the airport in recent years, its performance for the first three quarters of 2018, and its top connections.

Spirit Airlines increased Houston Intercontinental traffic by 18% in Q1 2018; airport accounts for 8.2% of the airline's annual traffic

Spirit Airlines increased Houston Intercontinental traffic by 18% in Q1 2018; airport accounts for 8.2% of the airline’s annual traffic

Spirit Airlines is one of the leading ULCCs at Houston Intercontinental Airport, handling a network of 20 destinations. Jonathan Ford looks at the carrier’s recent growth from the Texan hub, which it has served since September 2012, including its top connections and its focus on international markets.

Montego Bay traffic climbs 30% between 2010 and 2017; traffic for first five months of 2018 up 6.5%; Southwest Airlines expanding fast

Montego Bay traffic climbs 30% between 2010 and 2017; traffic for first five months of 2018 up 6.5%; Southwest Airlines expanding fast

Montego Bay is the largest of the two international airports in Jamaica, handling 4.28 million passengers in 2017, up by one million when compared to 2010. Jonathan Ford investigates the recent spike in traffic from the airport to see which airlines and airports are advancing at a greater rate than others.


2016 Arch of Triumph champions go to the top of the 2018 leaderboard

2016 Arch of Triumph champions go to the top of the 2018 leaderboard

13 airports do battle for Week 21 Arch of Triumph glory, with entries from Europe, plus North and South America. With an average score of 30.2 out of 40, it has certainly been a week of high-standard FTWAs. However, a past champion has clinched pole position for its sublime efforts in welcoming yet another transatlantic service. […]

Icelandair connects with Kansas City and Baltimore/Washington

Icelandair connects with Kansas City and Baltimore/Washington

Icelandair makes Kansas City and Baltimore/Washington its 15th and 16th US destinations. 

The Icelandic air bridge between US and Europe; Copenhagen top airport from North America, but London leading city

The Icelandic air bridge between US and Europe; Copenhagen top airport from North America, but London leading city

The number of US citizens passing through Reykjavik/Keflavik over the past five years has increased by 381%, with Canadian travellers also showing a similar trend. Jonathan Ford looks at the development of passengers from North America, and informs on the top connections to Europe.


Asia takes its fourth Arch of Triumph win

Asia takes its fourth Arch of Triumph win

The summer keeps moving on and so does the number of water arches that we receive, with another 17 sent in this week. Another seven days like that and we will pass the 200-mark of FTWAs three weeks sooner than last year.

Air Canada ups transboarder ante with four unique US services

Air Canada ups transboarder ante with four unique US services

Airline adds US routes from Montreal, Toronto Pearson and Vancouver – all previous unserved sectors. 

Spirit Airlines enters Ecuador

Spirit Airlines enters Ecuador

Spirit Airlines links Fort Lauderdale to Guayaquil – launches a further four routes.