Articles Tagged ‘SEA’

Thomas Cook Group carriers grow seat capacity 11% in two years as US market more than doubles; Birmingham biggest base without long-haul

Thomas Cook Group carriers grow seat capacity 11% in two years as US market more than doubles; Birmingham biggest base without long-haul

The Thomas Cook Group operated just under 19.93 million seats in 2017, up 11% from its offering in 2015. With long-haul growth high on the agenda, will the carrier expand this strategy to more of its bases? Jonathan Ford looks to see where the airline has focused its capacity, and where it’s expanding in 2018.  

BA in the market for more A380s; Dubai and Phoenix possible new routes with type

BA in the market for more A380s; Dubai and Phoenix possible new routes with type

British Airways’ parent IAG is apparently back in the A380 market, following Emirates’ recent $16 billion deal for the superjumbo. We take a look at where BA currently flies with the type, where it may use any future aircraft and whether Iberia will get any.

Alaska Airlines offering 27 million seats from Seattle-Tacoma; growth rate slows in 2017 as it prepares to open second point in city

Alaska Airlines offering 27 million seats from Seattle-Tacoma; growth rate slows in 2017 as it prepares to open second point in city

Alaska Airlines is certainly a carrier expecting to take more from Seattle, with the airline confirming its first flights from Paine Field to an initial eight cities. Not surprisingly, these sectors are all flown from Seattle-Tacoma, with 600 weekly departures being offered by Alaska Airlines, plus nearly 470 weekly competing services.  


Delta Air Lines debuts 10 new routes in lead up to Christmas

Delta Air Lines debuts 10 new routes in lead up to Christmas

Delta Air Lines launched 10 routes between 21 and 23 December – includes seven domestic links.

London Southend Airport wins W17/18 FTWA public vote Part I; pick your Arch of Triumph from the 15 entries in Part II

London Southend Airport wins W17/18 FTWA public vote Part I; pick your Arch of Triumph from the 15 entries in Part II

Having effectively mobilised their followers on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest and Snapchat, London Southend Airport won Part I of the Arch of Triumph W17/18 vote. There are another 15 FTWAs to choose from in Part II of this bi-annual competition this week.

Hainan Airlines more than doubles capacity over past 10 years; international services expand but domestic traffic dominates

Hainan Airlines more than doubles capacity over past 10 years; international services expand but domestic traffic dominates

Hainan Airlines, part of the HNA Group, commenced operations from Hainan Island in the early 1990s and it has seen triple-digit capacity growth over the past 10 years as the Chinese economy expanded at pace. anna.aero looks further into the carrier to investigate its network strategies and developments. 


Frontier Airlines' route droppings revealed; 23 airport pairs no longer served with O'Hare and Atlanta seeing biggest changes

Frontier Airlines’ route droppings revealed; 23 airport pairs no longer served with O’Hare and Atlanta seeing biggest changes

We love to see airlines celebrate route launches, but route droppings are also a fact of life, though less publicised. In a week that has seen US ULCC Frontier Airlines launch a significant 30 routes, we got our data elves to rummage through its schedule data to see what routes the airline has said goodbye […]

Keflavik Arch of Triumph kings revel in crowning glory

Keflavik Arch of Triumph kings revel in crowning glory

Reykjavik/Keflavik’s fire crew show off their huge certificate from last week’s competition. How will they get it on the fire station wall?? Nice to have some real geographic diversity in this week’s Arch of Triumph, with five different regions battling it out for glory.

Norwegian expands its transatlantic offering from London Gatwick

Norwegian expands its transatlantic offering from London Gatwick

Norwegian begins flights from its London base to Denver and Seattle-Tacoma. 


Alaska Airlines expands from the US West Coast

Alaska Airlines expands from the US West Coast

Alaska Airlines adds new routes from Portland, San Diego, San Jose and Seattle-Tacoma.

Friedrichshafen basks in first-time Arch of Triumph glory – and south German sunshine!

Friedrichshafen basks in first-time Arch of Triumph glory – and south German sunshine!

Last week German regional airport Friedrichshafen beat-off competition from the likes of Melbourne, Orlando and Nice to secure its first-ever Arch of Triumph title. As the airport celebrates its landmark victory, find out whether this week’s competition will be be won by a minnow or mega-hub here!

Eighth annual Euro ANNIES – Part II; No blues in Bucharest – Blue Air CEO loves his most new airports award

Eighth annual Euro ANNIES – Part II; No blues in Bucharest – Blue Air CEO loves his most new airports award

Well the cleverest of you will have worked out the first of the four airline winners in Part II of the Euro ANNIES awards (for the slow ones – it’s Romania’s Blue Air). But will Wizz Air, Norwegian or LOT Polish Airlines secure back-to-back wins or will the awards be soon gathering dust in the trophy […]