Articles Tagged ‘FLL’

JetBlue Airways' love-hate relationship with Long Beach; passenger numbers up 33% in 2017, however new capacity already chopped

JetBlue Airways’ love-hate relationship with Long Beach; passenger numbers up 33% in 2017, however new capacity already chopped

JetBlue Airways currently has a 13-route network from Long Beach, having transported 2.90 million passengers from the Los Angeles airport in 2017. Jonathan Ford looks further into the airline’s schedule which shows capacity will be cut by over 30% this winter, with Southwest Airlines filling some of the void.

Spirit Airlines increased Houston Intercontinental traffic by 18% in Q1 2018; airport accounts for 8.2% of the airline's annual traffic

Spirit Airlines increased Houston Intercontinental traffic by 18% in Q1 2018; airport accounts for 8.2% of the airline’s annual traffic

Spirit Airlines is one of the leading ULCCs at Houston Intercontinental Airport, handling a network of 20 destinations. Jonathan Ford looks at the carrier’s recent growth from the Texan hub, which it has served since September 2012, including its top connections and its focus on international markets.

Azul Airlines flew 21 million passengers in 2017; international traffic growing fast, São Paulo Viracopos remains biggest base

Azul Airlines flew 21 million passengers in 2017; international traffic growing fast, São Paulo Viracopos remains biggest base

Azul Airlines welcomed 21.48 million passengers across its network in 2017, 7.9% more than in 2016, and it has more than doubled its available capacity in the past six years. Nick Preston examines the Brazilian carrier’s recent network trends including its leading airports, routes and country markets.


Spirit Airlines launches North Carolina expansion

Spirit Airlines launches North Carolina expansion

Spirit Airlines launches flights on nine new routes, including its first to Asheville and Greensboro.

US traffic increases by 19% from 2008 to 2017; Stewart was fastest expanding airport last year, Cuba leads international growth race

US traffic increases by 19% from 2008 to 2017; Stewart was fastest expanding airport last year, Cuba leads international growth race

There were 965 million passengers on flights to and from US airports in 2017, 19% more than the previous year. Nick Preston examines traffic developments in the US over the past 10 years and identifies its domestic and international growth trends, as well the fastest growing airports and international markets.

Madrid takes Cake of the Week for Norwegian long-haul; World Routes 2020 announced and Routes Africa marketing award winners revealed

Madrid takes Cake of the Week for Norwegian long-haul; World Routes 2020 announced and Routes Africa marketing award winners revealed

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, KLM toasts its 150,000th passenger from Inverness while China Southern Airlines opens a second non-stop service to Rome Fiumicino. More news also from AirAsia, Germania, Flybe and Blue Panorama Airlines, plus St. Petersburg and Melbourne airports.


JetBlue Airways grows Orlando passenger numbers 69% from 2008 to 2017; 31-destination network; weekly departures down 4.4% in S18

JetBlue Airways grows Orlando passenger numbers 69% from 2008 to 2017; 31-destination network; weekly departures down 4.4% in S18

JetBlue Airways flew 5.49 million revenue passengers from Orlando in 2017, up from 3.26 million back in 2008. Jonathan Ford looks at how the airline has grown its network from the Floridian city in recent years, which markets are the most popular, and how the airline is losing market share despite growing.

Southwest Airlines selects San Antonio for latest expansion phase

Southwest Airlines selects San Antonio for latest expansion phase

Southwest Airlines launches flights to the Texan city from Fort Lauderdale and Oakland. 

Montego Bay traffic climbs 30% between 2010 and 2017; traffic for first five months of 2018 up 6.5%; Southwest Airlines expanding fast

Montego Bay traffic climbs 30% between 2010 and 2017; traffic for first five months of 2018 up 6.5%; Southwest Airlines expanding fast

Montego Bay is the largest of the two international airports in Jamaica, handling 4.28 million passengers in 2017, up by one million when compared to 2010. Jonathan Ford investigates the recent spike in traffic from the airport to see which airlines and airports are advancing at a greater rate than others.


Lisbon scores second Portuguese hat-trick in a week

Lisbon scores second Portuguese hat-trick in a week

The FTWA competition is continuing to hot up with another 21 entries received this week. There’s strong representation from Europe, plus examples from North America and the Caribbean. This week’s result sees a previous 2018 winner extend a remarkable winning run. Find out more here.

JetBlue Airways sets off on fifth sector to Santiago

JetBlue Airways sets off on fifth sector to Santiago

JetBlue Airways commences a daily service from Fort Lauderdale – route already served by Spirit Airlines.

Spirit Airlines strengthens network with 10 new connections

Spirit Airlines strengthens network with 10 new connections

Spirit Airlines begins operations on nine domestic links and adds Cap-Haitien in Haiti to its route map.