Articles Tagged ‘Los Angeles’

Delta to retire 777s this year; inevitable given small scale, age, & fuel-efficient replacement

Delta to retire 777s this year; inevitable given small scale, age, & fuel-efficient replacement

Delta has never been a large user of 777s, and their earlier-than-planned end comes as no surprise. We look at why & at the type’s top operators.

Southwest Airlines' top airports by the numbers

Southwest Airlines’ top airports by the numbers

Southwest Airlines’ top-10 airports saw 186m seats and ~157m passengers, for SLF of 84%. 118m were local O&D, while 39m were in transit. Chicago Midway #1.

SAS returns to Los Angeles from Copenhagen

SAS returns to Los Angeles from Copenhagen

SAS Scandinavian Airlines returns to Los Angeles; significant opportunity as rival Norwegian cuts back transatlantic network.


airberlin: ‘Shape & Size’ – which routes have been cut since last summer, and which have been added?

airberlin: ‘Shape & Size’ – which routes have been cut since last summer, and which have been added?

Among Europe’s biggest airlines the only one carrying fewer passengers than last summer is airberlin. We take a close look at which routes have been dropped from which German airports, and which have been added. And why has one destination in particular has been added from so many airports?

Virgin America's route network; which destinations have the highest (and lowest) load factors in 2010 and 2011?

Virgin America’s route network; which destinations have the highest (and lowest) load factors in 2010 and 2011?

Virgin America has now been operating for over four years, but which routes from Los Angeles and San Francisco have the fewest empty seats? Which new route is performing well, and which destination appears to be lagging behind all others? And why does Hugh Jackman get a mention in our story?

American Airlines reports falling domestic demand; growing internationally especially in Pacific markets

American Airlines reports falling domestic demand; growing internationally especially in Pacific markets

American Airlines may finally have succumbed to sales pressure from Toulouse but how has its global network been developing this year? How have things changed in the last 15 years? How many non-US airports are in its top 12 for weekly ASKs? And which new international routes has the carrier launched this year?


Chinese domestic air travel up just 5% in March

Chinese domestic air travel up just 5% in March

China’s air traffic boom appears to be pausing for breath. March showed modest growth for both domestic and international services. But what growth is the government expecting during the next five years? And which US – China route has been started by two carriers in the last couple of months?

American Airlines launches 10 new routes at LAX; new Shanghai service becomes seventh international route

American Airlines launches 10 new routes at LAX; new Shanghai service becomes seventh international route

American is making a concerted effort to topple United as the leading airline at LAX. This week, it launched nine new domestic routes to help feed its new Shanghai service, but what competition does it face on these new routes? Are any of these new services new destinations for the airport?

Not sleeping in Seattle; Alaska Airlines racks up profits as network expansion focuses on Hawaii and Mexico

Not sleeping in Seattle; Alaska Airlines racks up profits as network expansion focuses on Hawaii and Mexico

Alaska Airlines outperformed nearly all other US airlines last year. Where are its main airports and how many of them are in Alaska? What’s happening with its subsidiary Horizon Air and which new routes has the airline started in the last year and against what competition?


Virgin America arrives in Dallas-Fort Worth; now operates from 11 US airports, Toronto; Mexico flights starting soon

Virgin America arrives in Dallas-Fort Worth; now operates from 11 US airports, Toronto; Mexico flights starting soon

With a fleet of almost 30 Airbus narrowbodies Virgin America continues to focus on key trunk routes. But who are its main competitors and how much bigger is its San Francisco base compared with LAX?

Mexicana’s uncertain future: Big network shake-up posed by possible removal of biggest player; 30% of domestic market and 20% of US-Mexico market up for grabs

Mexicana’s uncertain future: Big network shake-up posed by possible removal of biggest player; 30% of domestic market and 20% of US-Mexico market up for grabs

The airline’s situation is changing on a daily basis but what was its route network before it was forced to make changes? What would its collapse mean for the US-Mexican market and how much competition does it face on its main domestic routes?

JetBlue dominant at Long Beach with 30 daily departures to 13 destinations; operational restrictions limit growth

JetBlue dominant at Long Beach with 30 daily departures to 13 destinations; operational restrictions limit growth

Long Beach is just 30 kilometres from Los Angeles and has some interesting attractions. But why is the airport with its famous art deco terminal not growing? And which other LCC has just started new flights from the airport?