Articles Tagged ‘Delta Air Lines’

Spirit Airlines has direct competition on 84% of routes; Southwest is #1 by route overlap

Spirit Airlines has direct competition on 84% of routes; Southwest is #1 by route overlap

With very significant head-to-head competition, we explore how this has changed and the core airlines and routes on which Spirit Airlines overlaps.

Delta to retire 777s this year; inevitable given small scale, age, & fuel-efficient replacement

Delta to retire 777s this year; inevitable given small scale, age, & fuel-efficient replacement

Delta has never been a large user of 777s, and their earlier-than-planned end comes as no surprise. We look at why & at the type’s top operators.

Delta to retire MD-88s & MD-90s on 2 June; only one operator remains

Delta to retire MD-88s & MD-90s on 2 June; only one operator remains

With Delta retiring its MD-88s/90s on 2 June, we explore their last routes, the remaining operators of all ‘mad dogs’, and the enormous reduction in seats.


COVID-19: Delta worst hit by US – Schengen travel ban; 44 daily flights

COVID-19: Delta worst hit by US – Schengen travel ban; 44 daily flights

Today’s key airline route news from the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: up to 18% drop in global long haul flights

Coronavirus: up to 18% drop in global long haul flights

We look at the impact of COVID-19 coronavirus on air travel.

North America – India has 6.9 million passengers; Canada ~1/4 of market

North America – India has 6.9 million passengers; Canada ~1/4 of market

North America – India has grown by 830,000 in the past few years. 75% is still indirect, despite growing non-stops. Delhi – Toronto is now #1 airport-pair.


Indianapolis gains more Spirit as Routes Americas 2020 approaches

Indianapolis gains more Spirit as Routes Americas 2020 approaches

The host of Routes Americas 2020, Indianapolis now has over 50 destinations, with Spirit Airlines the newest carrier to serve the airport. 

Back to the future, part one: 767 still 3rd by transatlantic capacity, and Boeing's future NMA?

Back to the future, part one: 767 still 3rd by transatlantic capacity, and Boeing’s future NMA?

This week saw rumours of a re-engining for the Boeing 767. We look at how, 37 years after EIS, one of the most used types in the transatlantic market could evolve into the perfect New Mid-market Aircraft.

Boyd Group’s 24th International Aviation Forecast Summit

Boyd Group’s 24th International Aviation Forecast Summit

As the world’s only aviation forecast event, Boyd Group’s 24th IAFS provided forecasts, insights and data from the true leaders of the industry to an audience of 400 attendees, including over 80 airline representatives.  McCarran International Airport and Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority were awesome hosts who provided fabulous networking events.


New airline routes launched (06 August - 12 August 2019)

New airline routes launched (06 August – 12 August 2019)

A total of six routes were launched by six airlines this week, including Vistara’s new service between Mumbai and Singapore Changi. The Indian airline will compete head-to-head with FSCs Singapore Airlines and Air India, which already serve this route.

Delta surfs into Santa Barbara

Delta surfs into Santa Barbara

Delta launches three times daily flights to Santa Barbara from its Salt Lake City hub.

ANA launches A380 services between Tokyo Narita and Honolulu

ANA launches A380 services between Tokyo Narita and Honolulu

In this week’s Network Planning Community Newsletter, Airbus celebrates 50 years in commercial aviation, ANA launches A380 services between Tokyo and Honolulu, Delta expands its transatlantic offering from Boston and Tampa, and SAS Scandinavian Airlines announces a partnership with Airbus to research electric aircraft.