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Articles Tagged ‘Denver’

United/Continental merger creates latest global mega-network carrier serving 370 airports in 59 countries; will be #1 for US-Europe flights and US-Asia flights

United/Continental merger creates latest global mega-network carrier serving 370 airports in 59 countries; will be #1 for US-Europe flights and US-Asia flights

After we recently said goodbye to Northwest, the Continental name will soon also be discarded, leaving just four US airlines with major international networks. How does the new United compare with other carriers on the US-Europe and US-Asia markets?

OpenSkies heads for Washington, Norwegian for Helsinki, Jet Airways for Johannesburg and easyJet for Pristina; Frontier beats Ryanair for new route announcements

OpenSkies heads for Washington, Norwegian for Helsinki, Jet Airways for Johannesburg and easyJet for Pristina; Frontier beats Ryanair for new route announcements

A fascinating batch of new route announcements this week ranging from new inter-continental services from Jet Airways and OpenSkies to niche UK domestic routes using Jetstream 31s. But which new route has riled Flybe and is airBaltic off to Iran or not?

Republic’s new Frontier faces growing Southwest, United competition in Denver

Airline AnalysisFrontier has emerged from Chapter 11 with its “talking” tailfins intact. How much competition does the airline face on its major routes and which seasonal destinations will be re-starting shortly?


Denver passes 50 million passenger milestone; Southwest now has 17% share of capacity

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusDenver is the fifth busiest airport in the US and still growing. United’s dominance is gradually being eroded by Frontier and Southwest, which both grew significantly last year. How competitive are the busiest routes and what’s happening to average fares? And who provides non-stop flights to Europe?

San Francisco breaks into US top 10; seven of top 20 airports still reported growth in 2008

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsSan Francisco and Denver were the fastest-growing airports in the US top 10 last year. Which other airports are still reporting growth and which are having a harder time? And which major airport just doesn’t like to share?

Southwest increases number of routes by 6% but reduces flights by 5%; Denver and San Francisco biggest winners

Article Thumbnail: Base AnalysisEven Southwest has had to reduce capacity this winter. We look at which of its 64 airports have gained and lost flights during the last 12 months. Chicago Midway has seen one in six flights cut but how many destinations?


Southwest pushes on with Denver expansion

Southwest pushes on with Denver expansionSouthwest launched six new routes this week from its Colorado base, adding further pressure to Frontier. And there are more routes to come. How does Southwest’s schedule compare with that of Frontier and United and how much market share does Southwest now have at Denver?

Frontier in Denver: Caught between the Rockies and a hard place

Frontier in Denver: Caught between the Rockies and a hard placeNow in Chapter 11 Frontier’s single-base strategy is beginning to make them look vulnerable since Southwest started flying from Denver in 2006. How much competition does Frontier face at DEN on its top routes? What new destinations are its partner airlines starting with much smaller aircraft?

Southwest joins Frontier in eroding United’s dominance in Colorado

Southwest joins Frontier in eroding United’s dominance in ColoradoThe Rockies are a major tourism destination at this time of year and Denver is by far Colorado’s biggest airport. But there are a few others including Eagle/Vail, which caters almost exclusively to ski traffic. United may still be the biggest airline at Denver but Frontier and Southwest are making inroads as the airport looks to maintain its Top 10 world ranking.