Articles Tagged ‘LAX’

Transatlantic treks between Europe and the Americas; US majors lead the way in S18, London Heathrow tops airport table

Transatlantic treks between Europe and the Americas; US majors lead the way in S18, London Heathrow tops airport table

Transatlantic traffic between Europe and the Americas is on the up, with available capacity increasing by 5.9% for a typical peak week in S18, compared to last year. Nick Preston takes a look capacity trends in this important market, including the leading airlines, airports and routes.

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. 

Cathay Pacific Airways cuts capacity in 2017; Taiwan tops table of destinations, Taipei Taoyuan is leading connection

Cathay Pacific Airways cuts capacity in 2017; Taiwan tops table of destinations, Taipei Taoyuan is leading connection

Cathay Pacific Airways is a well-established airline brand having been founded in the 1940s. The Asian operator offered 29.1 million seats across its network last year, down 1.8% from 2016. Nick Preston considers the Hong Kong hub carrier’s recent capacity trends, including its leading airports, country markets and routes.


Winnipeg-Manila is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 70,000 searches; Philippine Airlines' next North American route??

Winnipeg-Manila is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 70,000 searches; Philippine Airlines’ next North American route??

In the past 12 months, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that nearly 70,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Winnipeg and Manila ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? With options limited from the Canadian end of the route, the market is wide open for the Filipino flag carrier […]

WestJet's Calgary capacity up for seventh straight year in 2017; Vancouver and Las Vegas top domestic and international links

WestJet’s Calgary capacity up for seventh straight year in 2017; Vancouver and Las Vegas top domestic and international links

WestJet offered nearly 5.2 million seats from Calgary in 2017, an increase of 2.5% when compared to the previous year. Nick Preston takes a look at the airline’s network developments from the Canadian airport since 2008, including its growth trends and leading domestic and international links.

Dallas-Taipei is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 65,000 searches; China Airlines' next US route?

Dallas-Taipei is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 65,000 searches; China Airlines’ next US route?

In the past 12 months, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that nearly 65,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Dallas and Taipei ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? With China Airlines due to add Ontario to its US route map in S18, will Dallas become its next transpacific […]


Washington's big three handling 10 million more passengers than in 2008; Southwest presides over capital; Atlanta leading destination

Washington’s big three handling 10 million more passengers than in 2008; Southwest presides over capital; Atlanta leading destination

Washington Dulles, Washington Reagan and Baltimore/Washington airports are expected to handle over 73 million passengers in 2017, up 18% when compared to 10 years ago. Marc Watkins takes a closer look into the main airports serving the US capital, investigates the traffic split between the three, and reveals what Washington’s leading destinations are.

BA in the market for more A380s; Dubai and Phoenix possible new routes with type

BA in the market for more A380s; Dubai and Phoenix possible new routes with type

British Airways’ parent IAG is apparently back in the A380 market, following Emirates’ recent $16 billion deal for the superjumbo. We take a look at where BA currently flies with the type, where it may use any future aircraft and whether Iberia will get any.

Alaska Airlines offering 27 million seats from Seattle-Tacoma; growth rate slows in 2017 as it prepares to open second point in city

Alaska Airlines offering 27 million seats from Seattle-Tacoma; growth rate slows in 2017 as it prepares to open second point in city

Alaska Airlines is certainly a carrier expecting to take more from Seattle, with the airline confirming its first flights from Paine Field to an initial eight cities. Not surprisingly, these sectors are all flown from Seattle-Tacoma, with 600 weekly departures being offered by Alaska Airlines, plus nearly 470 weekly competing services.  


Low-cost long-haul flights up by 38% for S18; Norwegian extends lead over AirAsia X; Gatwick now top airport

Low-cost long-haul flights up by 38% for S18; Norwegian extends lead over AirAsia X; Gatwick now top airport

The low-cost long-haul (LCLH) market continues to gather momentum after another year of double-digit growth. We reveal the leading airlines and airports for S18, with flights up 38% compared to the previous year, and the number of departure airports increasing by more than one third.

Quito gains new Madrid and Frankfurt links; traffic dropped 9.4% in 2016 to 4.9 million passengers; host city of Routes Americas 2018

Quito gains new Madrid and Frankfurt links; traffic dropped 9.4% in 2016 to 4.9 million passengers; host city of Routes Americas 2018

Quito will play host to some 800 delegates in mid-February for the 11th annual Routes Americas conference. The capital of Ecuador is on a high at the moment with a second Madrid connection thanks to Air Europa, while Condor will add Frankfurt from Q3 2018. However, the ventures come after several years of decline.

Los Angeles crowned Arch of Triumph champions 2017

Los Angeles crowned Arch of Triumph champions 2017

With one last throw of the Arch of Triumph dice, Russia’s Sochi/Adler Airport, which had lead the competition since April, has provided us with one last attempt to reclaim its long-held crown. It was good, but not good enough to stop Los Angeles from taking the 2017 title.