Articles Tagged ‘Dallas/Fort Worth’

American Eagle slows recent growth, yet biggest two bases O’Hare and DFW are still increasing

American Eagle slows recent growth, yet biggest two bases O’Hare and DFW are still increasing

Typically “lumped-in” with its major big brother, American Eagle, the overarching brand currently used by five regional airline capacity providers, including American Eagle Airlines, flies nearly 50% of all flights using one of the world’s most recognisable airline codes – AA.

American Airlines still dominates Dallas/Fort Worth; Spirit Airlines growing fast, Emirates flights arrived in February

American Airlines still dominates Dallas/Fort Worth; Spirit Airlines growing fast, Emirates flights arrived in February

The fourth busiest US airport has hardly grown in a decade but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t lots of new services to get excited about. How many destinations will Spirit Airlines be serving by next summer and how do domestic fares compare with other US airports?

Spirit Airlines now offering 18 daily flights and ultra low fares to 15 destinations non-stop from Dallas/Fort Worth

Spirit Airlines now offering 18 daily flights and ultra low fares to 15 destinations non-stop from Dallas/Fort Worth

ULCC Spirit Airlines has launched non-stop flights to 15 destinations from Dallas/Fort Worth in little more than a year. Four of these started last week. How much competition does American Airlines provide and which other carriers compete head-to-head? On which three routes does Spirit have a monopoly?


American Airlines reports falling domestic demand; growing internationally especially in Pacific markets

American Airlines reports falling domestic demand; growing internationally especially in Pacific markets

American Airlines may finally have succumbed to sales pressure from Toulouse but how has its global network been developing this year? How have things changed in the last 15 years? How many non-US airports are in its top 12 for weekly ASKs? And which new international routes has the carrier launched this year?

Virgin America arrives in Dallas-Fort Worth; now operates from 11 US airports, Toronto; Mexico flights starting soon

Virgin America arrives in Dallas-Fort Worth; now operates from 11 US airports, Toronto; Mexico flights starting soon

With a fleet of almost 30 Airbus narrowbodies Virgin America continues to focus on key trunk routes. But who are its main competitors and how much bigger is its San Francisco base compared with LAX?

US airlines launch over 30 new routes this week in time for summer peak; Delta dominates domestic hub rankings

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?


Texas: a tale of two cities and three airlines

Texas: a tale of two cities and three airlinesThe Lone Star state is around 25% bigger than France and its airports handle a similar number of passengers. Dallas and Houston both have airports ranked in the world’s top 20 but there are also a dozen other airports of note. American, Continental and Southwest share almost 90% of the domestic market, but who dominates international routes?

Dallas is getting more Love from Southwest

0802011_southwest_01.gifSouthwest is still the benchmark by which all other LCCs are judged. Dallas Love Field is where it all began for the airline in 1971. The Wright Amendment has made life complicated but finally its days may be numbered. Which cities does Southwest serve from its ancestral home and who is providing a bit of competition at the airport?

Southwest’s $101 average fare from Love Field

farewatch.gifUsing US DOT data we look to see what Southwest’s average one-way fare has been over a 12-month period on each of the 15 routes it operates from Dallas Love Field. We then plot the results against sector length to see which routes are relatively the most expensive and which are the best value for money.