Articles Tagged ‘Delta’

American Airlines to start Seattle - Shanghai Pudong

American Airlines to start Seattle – Shanghai Pudong

As American Airlines says it’ll end Los Angeles – Shanghai Pudong, it seeks to start Seattle – Pudong instead, which already has Delta and Hainan. Alaska Airlines feed will be key. 

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.

Sun Country begins Baltimore, a new airport, from Minneapolis

Sun Country begins Baltimore, a new airport, from Minneapolis

With up to four-weekly services, Sun Country joins Delta, Southwest, and Spirit on Baltimore – Minneapolis.


American Airlines, Delta, and United's top hubs explored; which have grown most and least?

American Airlines, Delta, and United’s top hubs explored; which have grown most and least?

The largest 6 airports for American, Delta + United collectively had 680m seats last year, with the largest airports becoming stronger since 2010.

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.


Consultants' Corner: COVID-19 and the impact on US airlines

Consultants’ Corner: COVID-19 and the impact on US airlines

US aviation has been hard hit by COVID-19, with nearly 15 million seats lost in two months. Ailevon Pacific’s Sophie Wang looks at the virus on US airlines.

Tampa – Portland “Unserved Route of the Week”: 404,000 searches powered by Kiwi.com

Tampa – Portland “Unserved Route of the Week”: 404,000 searches powered by Kiwi.com

78,110 passengers, PDEW of 107, $235 average one-way fare, and strongly balanced market by origin. Calling Alaska Airlines to start Portland – Tampa.

Delta expands network from Seattle

Delta expands network from Seattle

Delta adds new routes from Seattle hub in S20; London Heathrow service coming 2021.


USA's top-50 unserved routes total 3.5 million passengers

USA’s top-50 unserved routes total 3.5 million passengers

With PDEW of 162, Raleigh Durham – San Diego is now the #1 unserved domestic route. These 50 had a median of 67,000 passengers and a median PDEW of 92.  

Florida's #1 airline is American Airlines; Southwest cut capacity

Florida’s #1 airline is American Airlines; Southwest cut capacity

American Airlines is Florida’s #1 airline with 53 million seats. While American Airlines added nearly 1 million seats YOY, Southwest cut 600,000 seats.

Tampa-ing with the FL competition

Tampa-ing with the FL competition

In S19 alone, Tampa International Airport has added 22 routes, operated by nine airlines. We look at the airport’s increasing presence on the international stage, and top unserved markets.