Articles Tagged ‘Philadelphia’

Spirit Airlines sees hope in troubled Cancun and announces five routes

Spirit Airlines sees hope in troubled Cancun and announces five routes

Spirit Airlines is to start five routes to Cancun, taking its total to 11. 47 other US cities have a median 41,000 indirect passengers to Cancun.

Southwest’s 34 dropped routes revealed (but 58 new routes and bigger 737-800s mean capacity up 3% this summer)

Southwest’s 34 dropped routes revealed (but 58 new routes and bigger 737-800s mean capacity up 3% this summer)

After our extremely popular analysis last week of which routes easyJet has dropped for this summer, this week we take a look at legendary Southwest Airlines of the US. It has dropped routes this summer from 39 airports with Orlando and Philadelphia hardest hit. But ASKs are still up 5%.

US Airways merger with American Airlines would create dominant carrier at Washington National

US Airways merger with American Airlines would create dominant carrier at Washington National

What would a potential merger with American Airlines mean for US Airways’ busiest airports? At which airports would the combined carrier significantly increase its market share? And at which North American airport that it serves does US Airways currently have its smallest presence?


Philadelphia welcomes Virgin America and Alaska Airlines; serving 16 European destinations non-stop this summer

Philadelphia welcomes Virgin America and Alaska Airlines; serving 16 European destinations non-stop this summer

More freedom (of choice) for Philadelphians this summer with the arrival of not one, but two new carriers. Virgin America flights started last week and Alaska Airlines arrives in June, but how dominant is US Airways at the airport? How has traffic developed in the last decade and how does Philadelphia’s European offering compare with […]

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 […]

Even more sunny Philadelphia: Virgin America makes PHL 17th destination; LA and SFO flights start April

Even more sunny Philadelphia: Virgin America makes PHL 17th destination; LA and SFO flights start April

Which carriers will Virgin America be competing against when it starts these routes in April? Which carrier operates one of these routes seasonally? And what do US government statistics reveal about air fares in both of these markets? We also have a selection of quotes including one from Mayor Nutter.


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.

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton airport welcomes American Airlines; 85% of passengers connecting via major hubs to/from AVP

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton airport welcomes American Airlines; 85% of passengers connecting via major hubs to/from AVP

This airport near both Philadelphia and New York handles over 400,000 annual passengers and was recently visited by anna.aero’s Editor. But how has its network of hub feeding services changed in recent years?

US Airways offers more “Philadelphia freedom”: now serving 23 European cities

Airline AnalysisUS Airways is the dominant carrier in Philadelphia but how far-reaching is its network? Which routes have been started and stopped since 2008 and what are average fares like at the airport?