Articles Tagged ‘load factor analysis’

Southwest finally enters Atlanta; axes routes in Philadelphia

Southwest finally enters Atlanta; axes routes in Philadelphia

Most of Southwest’s airports will see little difference this year compared to 2011 but which airports will see the greatest change in terms of weekly departures? We take a closer look at the five routes the airline has dropped from Philadelphia and how Southwest’s load factors and fares compared with those of its rival US […]

Southwest exits 12 non-stop markets involving 15 airports; so just how poorly did these routes perform in early 2011?

Southwest exits 12 non-stop markets involving 15 airports; so just how poorly did these routes perform in early 2011?

We were curious to see whether there were any clues in the traffic data to help explain why Southwest will be dropping the routes recently announced. We dug up monthly load factor data for January through April for all of the 12 axed routes and found some surprising results.

Interjet leading LCC in Mexico with 25% of domestic market; recently relaunched international flights to Guatemala

Interjet leading LCC in Mexico with 25% of domestic market; recently relaunched international flights to Guatemala

How have Interjet’s monthly passenger numbers and load factors evolved since December 2005? How many routes does the airline now operate from each of Mexico City’s two major airports? What other routes does it serve? With almost 30 A320s in its fleet which new aircraft type has the carrier ordered?


Ryanair makes Lanzarote its latest base; achieved 81% load factor in 2010; now serving 30 destinations this summer

Ryanair makes Lanzarote its latest base; achieved 81% load factor in 2010; now serving 30 destinations this summer

After 15 months of serving the Canary Island of Lanzarote, Ryanair is making it a base and adding 12 new routes this summer. How many passengers did it carry there in 2010 and what milestone should it reach in May? Which is the only destination to be served daily and what competition is there?

easyJet's London-Gatwick route has highest load factor from Berlin SXF; Basel is busiest 'orange' route

easyJet’s London-Gatwick route has highest load factor from Berlin SXF; Basel is busiest ‘orange’ route

easyJet now has just one base in Germany which has been going since April 2004. But is it still growing? How have routes performed in 2009. We’ve calculated load factors by route and month.

Allegiant Air growing Phoenix/Mesa base; demand up 55% with five new routes starting

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisWhen are average load factors in the high 80s just not good enough? When you’re Allegiant Air it seems. We take a look at load factors by month on the airline’s routes from Phoenix/Mesa. It’s fascinating stuff.