Articles Tagged ‘SEA’
The lull before the (winter) storm. Just 16 new routes this week but they involve airports in Canada, China, Egypt, Macau, Malaysia, the Maldives, Oman, Spain, Sri Lanka, the UAE, the UK and the US. Get ready, next week we’ll be reporting on the launch of over 150 new routes.
This week’s new routes involved airports in China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, the UK and the USA. But who wins our prestigious weekly awards?
We found 15 airlines who this week took the plunge and started (or in some cases re-started) new routes. These include new domestic services in Australia, Russia and the USA plus international routes involving Brazil, Croatia, Germany, India, Italy, Malaysia, Morocco, Netherlands, Panama, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Ukraine, USA and Venezuela.
This week sees another batch of new routes launched by airlines from all across the globe including AirTran, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, Bahrain Air, Cebu Pacific, easyJet, Hainan Airlines, Insel Air, LACSA, Maldivian, Norwegian, TAM, Thai AirAsia, Tiger Airways and Volaris. Oh, and Ryanair started some new routes as well. What a surprise.
We now have over 500 stories in our searchable database going right back to our launch in July 2007. Our first lead story was on America’s newest LCC Skybus but which stories have proved to be the most popular with you, our readers.
This week’s new routes cover the globe from North to South America, Europe to the Middle East and a lot of activity in Australia. Airlines involved include Air Arabia, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, easyJet, Norwegian, OpenSkies, Pacific Blue, TAM, United Express and Virgin Blue.
Alaska Airlines and subsidiary Horizon Air have almost half of all Sea-Tac traffic but there is plenty of competition on many routes keeping short-haul fares low. International traffic is growing fast. AirTran, jetBlue, Southwest and Virgin America have all added routes.
News, commentary and photos on routes launched this week by Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Delta Air Lines, easyJet, Jin Air and SkyEurope.
We take a detailed look at reported traffic figures at the top 20 airports in the US. Who’s up and who’s down? Which airports are struggling to match their 2007 performance and what can we learn from April and May data?