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ACI-NA JumpStart preview Part 1: US airports smash 1 billion pax threshold

ACI-NA JumpStart preview Part 1: US airports smash 1 billion pax threshold

anna.aero looks at the development of the US market ahead of the upcoming ACI-NA JumpStart Nashville conference. Data published by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics shows that 1.01 billion scheduled passengers flew from US airports in 2018, averaging at 2.77 million travellers a day. 

Frontier Airlines commences 28 new connections

Frontier Airlines commences 28 new connections

Frontier Airlines begins 28 new routes, with 20 involving a connection to or from Florida.

American Airlines remains top carrier at Washington Reagan with 50% of annual capacity since 2016; airline's seats static at capital airport in 2018

American Airlines remains top carrier at Washington Reagan with 50% of annual capacity since 2016; airline’s seats static at capital airport in 2018

American Airlines will provide 14.67 million two-way seats on flights serving Washington Reagan Airport in 2018, representing a marginal 0.2% decline in capacity compared to last year. Nick Preston examines the US carrier’s growth and network developments at the US capital airport over the past 10 years.


Frontier Airlines expands from five bases across the US

Frontier Airlines expands from five bases across the US

Frontier Airlines expands its network from Austin, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, San Antonio and San Diego.

Frontier Airlines tempts US passengers with new domestic links

Frontier Airlines tempts US passengers with new domestic links

Frontier Airlines begins flights on new US domestic services – also expands San Juan operations. 

Cardiff Airport defeats all contenders to win Part II of Arch of Triumph public vote

Cardiff Airport defeats all contenders to win Part II of Arch of Triumph public vote

Hundreds of votes were made to decide which airport produced the best Arch of Triumph to herald the second week of new route launches of S18 ‒ with Cardiff Airport’s firefighters claiming this highly-prized accolade. With the public votes now over until the start of W18/19, the four anna.aero judges return to undertake their day […]


Southwest Airlines closing in on 15 million passengers at Phoenix; 290,000 extra seats added in S18; LaGuardia first new route in two years

Southwest Airlines closing in on 15 million passengers at Phoenix; 290,000 extra seats added in S18; LaGuardia first new route in two years

Southwest Airlines is the second largest carrier at Phoenix after American Airlines, with it transporting 34% of passengers from the airport in 2017. Despite not launching a new route for two years, the carrier has increased its annual passenger throughput by 800,000 since 2015. Jonathan Ford explores further.  

Frontier Airlines flies into 2018 summer season with 56 new routes

Frontier Airlines flies into 2018 summer season with 56 new routes

Frontier Airlines adds 56 routes to its S18 programme – adds to the six routes already launched this year.

Over 500 new routes scheduled to launch in first three weeks of S18; Ryanair tops table with 66, US sees most new services by country

Over 500 new routes scheduled to launch in first three weeks of S18; Ryanair tops table with 66, US sees most new services by country

After a long and in some places cold winter, the start of the northern hemisphere’s summer season is upon us. Nick Preston takes a look at the schedules for the first three weeks of S18, which reveal that 125 airlines will begin more than 500 new routes across 97 countries during this period. 


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.

USB3 hubs in 2017 – American Airlines chops, Delta Air Lines stagnates, United Airlines...is doing O.K.

USB3 hubs in 2017 – American Airlines chops, Delta Air Lines stagnates, United Airlines…is doing O.K.

It has certainly being an interesting year for the USB3 – American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines – in terms of marketing and public image, passenger experience and 747 farewells, so we decided to compare the airlines’ hub growth to see which airports are the winners and losers.  

Allegiant Air accelerates growth with 19 new connections

Allegiant Air accelerates growth with 19 new connections

Allegiant Air begin 19 US domestic routes – five to face direct competition.