Articles Tagged ‘Delta’

Almost 80% of US domestic routes are a monopoly; either of United's possible mergers would have little effect on domestic competition

Almost 80% of US domestic routes are a monopoly; either of United’s possible mergers would have little effect on domestic competition

With United talking to both Continental and US Airways, what impact might a merger have on domestic competition? Which carriers compete head-to-head on most routes and which are the most competitive domestic routes?

Airbus increases lead over Boeing as March deliveries reach 97; A320 series deliveries outnumber 737s by 12

Airbus increases lead over Boeing as March deliveries reach 97; A320 series deliveries outnumber 737s by 12

This March was a record month for aircraft deliveries. Airbus delivered more aircraft than Boeing, but for which type of aircraft is Boeing still in the lead? And which airlines had both narrowbodies and widebodies delivered?

New routes launched during the last week<br> (Tuesday 6 April - Monday 12 April):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 6 April – Monday 12 April):

This week’s super batch of new routes were dominated by US carriers starting new domestic services. But Air Canada, Kingfisher, Lufthansa, Ryanair, Transavia.com and Virgin Blue were among others with reason to celebrate this week. We have lots more amazing cake photos to celebrate.


Central European (CE) carriers abandon many long-haul routes; Delta, LOT leading long-haul airlines at CE airports

Central European (CE) carriers abandon many long-haul routes; Delta, LOT leading long-haul airlines at CE airports

Many Central European airports have benefited from increased short-haul services as a result of becoming EU members but what about long-haul services? Which routes are currently offered and which have disappeared in recent years?

Budapest forecasts modest growth for 2010; Wizz Air now flying 20 routes; Delta and Hainan Airlines offer long-haul

Budapest forecasts modest growth for 2010; Wizz Air now flying 20 routes; Delta and Hainan Airlines offer long-haul

Hungary’s only major airport is the third busiest in Central Europe, but how dominant is Malev? Which other carriers have a significant presence and how many services have been gained and lost in the last two years?

Avianova, bmibaby, Delta, Ryanair, US Airways, Virgin Blue lead field of competitive new route announcements

Avianova, bmibaby, Delta, Ryanair, US Airways, Virgin Blue lead field of competitive new route announcements

This week’s new route annoucements included bmibaby going back to Germany, Delta entering the busiest US route, Ryanair giving Ciudad Real its first international route and US Airways heading both north and south of the border.


UK-to-US traffic down 10% in 2009; Heathrow's share of market jumps from 60% to 75% in two years

UK-to-US traffic down 10% in 2009; Heathrow’s share of market jumps from 60% to 75% in two years

After significant changes in 2008 thanks to the ‘opening up’ of Heathrow, 2009 saw few changes in routes but a significant drop in traffic. What’s happened to non-Heathrow traffic and which carrier has cut capacity least for 2010.

New routes launched during the last week (Wednesday 10 February - Tuesday 16 February):

New routes launched during the last week (Wednesday 10 February – Tuesday 16 February):

Another busy week with a strong focus on new US routes starting in time for a long weekend. Other countries benefiting from new services include Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, the Dominican Republic, Italy, Macau, Mexico, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, the UK and Vietnam.

Delta targets US Airways at LaGuardia; Oman offers more Pakistan; CPH has ‘six’ appeal for Cimber; Alitalia swings axe at Malpensa; Ryanair/Wizz Air grow in CEE

Delta targets US Airways at LaGuardia; Oman offers more Pakistan; CPH has ‘six’ appeal for Cimber; Alitalia swings axe at Malpensa; Ryanair/Wizz Air grow in CEE

More analysis of the latest route development announcements; this week from Europe, the Middle East and North America. Also featuring some analysis of Ryanair’s new base at Kaunas, Wizz Air’s new Serbian and Romanian routes and a swopping of LCCs at Friedrichshafen.


US airlines starting >130 new routes this year; American and Southwest lead the way

US airlines starting 130 new routes this year; American and Southwest lead the wayDo you want a downloadable, sortable spreadsheet of all the new routes US airlines are starting this year? Then look no further. Which US airlines grew last year and by how much? And how did load factors compare with 2008?

Delta’s Detroit base serves 142 destinations; Amsterdam busiest international route

Delta’s Detroit base serves 142 destinations non-stop; Amsterdam leading international destinationMotown’s home airport is dominated by Delta which now has over 80% of capacity. Which are the busiest domestic routes and how extensive is its international network? Which routes are starting in 2010?

New routes launched during the last three weeks (Saturday 19 December – Friday 8 January):

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsOver 40 new routes have been started since mid-December. Countries involved in celebrating new services include Argentina, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, the Lebanon, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Serbia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, the UAE, the UK, the USA and Uzbekistan.