Articles Tagged ‘Los Angeles’

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?


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?

Ten for Tuesday: announcements from Sun Country, Kingfisher, airBaltic, bmi, Carpatair, Jin Air, Lufthansa, Mango, Spanair, and Virgin America

Ten for Tuesday: announcements from Sun Country, Kingfisher, airBaltic, bmi, Carpatair, Jin Air, Lufthansa, Mango, Spanair, and Virgin America

Which airlines have decided to start routes identified recently by anna.aero as having potential? Who’s going transatlantic with a 737-800? Which is airBaltic’s latest ‘country of the week’  and whose second international route is to Guam?

Southwest dominates Las Vegas – California market; Virgin America boosts San Francisco

Article Thumbnail: Route AnalysisEach year around 10 million passengers make their way between Las Vegas and California. What have been some of the recent developments and which airline is consistently cheaper than Southwest?


Southwest and Virgin America grow LAX – San Francisco route by 50% in two years

Route AnalysisHow does demand change when Southwest enters a big market? And what happens when Virgin America joins in as well? Do they take passengers from existing carriers or stimulate new traffic? We have the answers on LAX-SFO.

Delta/Northwest matches rivals fares on Los Angeles – Las Vegas route; Southwest not noticeably cheaper

Article Thumbnail: FarewatchLos Angeles and Las Vegas are both attractive places to visit for different reasons. Four legacy carriers and Southwest compete head-to-head but how do return fares for the rest of July compare?

V Australia finally launches with Sydney to Los Angeles route

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryOriginally scheduled to start flying before Christmas Virgin Blue’s new transpacific carrier finally launched this week. How has the Australia to USA market been developing in recent years and what competition will V Australia face? Which other routes does it plan to start this year with new 777-300ERs?