Articles Tagged ‘Houston’

Houston Hobby more dynamic than its larger counterpart, Houston Intercontinental

Houston Hobby more dynamic than its larger counterpart, Houston Intercontinental

With Houston Hobby showing better performance than the city’s main airport, it is no surprise that Southwest Airlines is preparing to launching its first international services there within the next three years.

The 'new' United; leading airports and routes revealed

The ‘new’ United; leading airports and routes revealed

The Continental name has joined America West, Eastern, Northwest, Pan-Am and TWA in the history of US aviation. So now that the merged airline has a single reservation system what sort of network does United have? We reveal the leading airports (by flights and ASKs) and look at the biggest routes (as measured by ASKs).

Analysis of air fares at US airports reveals Florida airports are good value; Continental's hubs rather expensive

Analysis of air fares at US airports reveals Florida airports are good value; Continental’s hubs rather expensive

The US DOT Office of Aviation Analysis publishes lots of data on fares at US airports. We take a closer look and see at which airports fares are lowest and highest in three different size categories. Huntsville, take a bow.


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?

Emirates drops Nagoya, adds San Francisco & Brisbane non-stop; Qatar to add six more routes this year

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsWe have updated our downloadable spreadsheet comparing networks of the MEB3 airlines. Not many routes have been added since December but Qatar Airways has revealed plans to add several destinations this year. Which ones?

Houston, we don’t have as big a problem as many airports (despite Hurricane Ike)

Article Thumbnail: Airport AnalysisContinental accounts for around 85% of Houston’s international airport, which keeps fares well above the US average. Emirates and Singapore have started new routes during the last year and Qatar Airways is coming in 2009. But which are the busiest domestic routes?


Continental to axe 8% of ASMs (and 12 routes) from its biggest base at Houston

Continental to axe 8% of ASMs (and 12 routes) from its biggest base at HoustonAs part of its recent capacity-cutting exercise, Continental has axed 12 destinations from its largest base at Houston. But it will still serve over 160 destinations from IAH. How big are these dropped routes and on how many of its biggest routes does Southwest compete from Houston Hobby?

Texas: a tale of two cities and three airlines

Texas: a tale of two cities and three airlinesThe Lone Star state is around 25% bigger than France and its airports handle a similar number of passengers. Dallas and Houston both have airports ranked in the world’s top 20 but there are also a dozen other airports of note. American, Continental and Southwest share almost 90% of the domestic market, but who dominates international routes?