Articles Tagged ‘Chicago’
Southwest Airlines’ top-10 airports saw 186m seats and ~157m passengers, for SLF of 84%. 118m were local O&D, while 39m were in transit. Chicago Midway #1.
American Airlines’ international capacity drops 41% from Chicago O’Hare; shifts to domestic growth; strengthening against United
American Airlines is Chicago O’Hare’s second largest airline after United Airlines, with the oneworld member operating 35% of weekly seat capacity from the US hub this summer. Overall the carrier has increased its seats from O’Hare by 3.4% this year, however the level of growth varies in different sectors.
Chicago’s airports handled 90 million passengers in 2013; city will host World Routes event in September
Chicago O’Hare and Midway airports dominate the Illinois aviation scene accounting for over 95% of capacity. We rank the state’s largest airlines and busiest destinations, as well as revealing which airports are no longer served this September.
Spirit Airlines expands Chicago operations; four new routes to major cities all served by AA and United started last week
Spirit Airlines is taking on American and United in Chicago, by starting routes to major cities; Boston, Dallas/Ft Worth, Detroit and New York. How intense will the competition be and what other routes does the ULCC offer from O’Hare? How do frequencies change from the beginning of September?
American adding 10 new routes at Chicago O’Hare and resuming several more; steps up competition with United
American has cut capacity by 13% in the last two years at its second busiest base but it has expansion plans for this summer. What impact will this have on United, and which routes are returning to the network after an absence?
Nearly 70 million passengers passed through O’Hare last year, around half travelling with United. But which routes has the airline added (and dropped) and how many international destinations are served?
Fast-growing Etihad launched a new US route this week but which are its busiest routes from Abu Dhabi? How dominant is it at the airport and which major sporting event will it be sponsoring later this year?
US Midwest airports handle over 250 million annual passengers; Chicago dominates but demand is down over 15% in November; Southwest coming to Minneapolis/St. Paul
The US Midwest has 12 major airports with Chicago, Detroit and Minneapolis/St. Paul the busiest. Where is traffic falling fastest, and which offer the best fares to passengers? Which airlines are market leaders at each airport?
Four airlines compete on this route from America’s Midwest to the Floridian sun. American, Spirit and Ted all operate from Chicago’s O’Hare, while Southwest operates from Midway. Is Southwest the cheapest airline on the route for travel in the next two weeks? How does American compare against the three LCCs? The answers may surprise you.