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ACI-NA JumpStart preview Part 1: US airports smash 1 billion pax threshold

ACI-NA JumpStart preview Part 1: US airports smash 1 billion pax threshold

anna.aero looks at the development of the US market ahead of the upcoming ACI-NA JumpStart Nashville conference. Data published by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics shows that 1.01 billion scheduled passengers flew from US airports in 2018, averaging at 2.77 million travellers a day. 

Spirit Airlines now transports two million passengers a year from Atlanta; offering 13% the number of departures on routes versus Delta

Spirit Airlines now transports two million passengers a year from Atlanta; offering 13% the number of departures on routes versus Delta

Spirit Airlines has ramped-up its operations from the world’s busiest airport, growing from just under a quarter of a million passengers a year and a single route in 2009, to 2.23 million passengers and 17 routes in 2018. Jonathan Ford looks into the carrier’s expansion from Atlanta in recent years in more detail. 

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.


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.

Air New Zealand's Auckland capacity to rise by 4.3%, with 12.13 million passengers projected for 2018; Chicago and Taipei launching soon

Air New Zealand’s Auckland capacity to rise by 4.3%, with 12.13 million passengers projected for 2018; Chicago and Taipei launching soon

Air New Zealand, along with its subsidiaries, has grown seat capacity from Auckland by 44% between 2011 and 2018. Jonathan Ford looks at the latest changes at the Star Alliance member’s biggest hub, how subsidiary capacity has developed, and which routes are flown using the airline’s newest aircraft.

Singapore-Vancouver is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 130,000 searches; Singapore Airlines' only Canadian connection??

Singapore-Vancouver is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 130,000 searches; Singapore Airlines’ only Canadian connection??

In the last year, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that over 130,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for services between Singapore and Vancouver ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? With the right kit in place to fly this long sector, will it be Singapore Airlines or Air Canada which will […]


Lisbon Lions take second title in three weeks

Lisbon Lions take second title in three weeks

It has been another record-breaking seven days in the Arch of Triumph competition, with last week’s tally of 23 entries being matched by this week’s haul. As a result, the 250 FTWA mark has been passed a month earlier than in 2017.

United Airlines debuts 11 new services from five bases

United Airlines debuts 11 new services from five bases

United Airlines launched 10 domestic routes plus an international link from California to Europe.

United Airlines expands by 3% at biggest hub; San Francisco #1 sector but has capacity clipped

United Airlines expands by 3% at biggest hub; San Francisco #1 sector but has capacity clipped

United Airlines’ largest operation is at Chicago O’Hare, a hub which its shares with American Airlines (its third biggest base), and is growing marginally this year. Marc Watkins takes a look at the carrier’s biggest routes and country markets from the Windy City.


Singapore Airlines sees steady growth; Jakarta is largest link, Australia is biggest international market

Singapore Airlines sees steady growth; Jakarta is largest link, Australia is biggest international market

Singapore Airlines is one of the most established carriers in the Asia Pacific. In 2017, it carried 19.45 million passengers across its network, an increase of 2.9% compared to 2016. Nick Preston examines the airline’s network trends over the past 10 years, including its largest routes and country markets.

Air China adds Panama City service via Houston

Air China adds Panama City service via Houston

Air China launches link from Beijing to Panama City via Houston.

Cardiff Airport defeats all contenders to win Part II of Arch of Triumph public vote

Cardiff Airport defeats all contenders to win Part II of Arch of Triumph public vote

Hundreds of votes were made to decide which airport produced the best Arch of Triumph to herald the second week of new route launches of S18 ‒ with Cardiff Airport’s firefighters claiming this highly-prized accolade. With the public votes now over until the start of W18/19, the four anna.aero judges return to undertake their day […]