Articles Tagged ‘Southwest Airlines’

Vote for your favourite Arch of Triumph – W18/19 Part II - voting extended

Vote for your favourite Arch of Triumph – W18/19 Part II – voting extended

Tampa took home double honours last week, claiming the titles for Cake of the Week and best FTWA in the public votes for the warm welcome it extended to Swoop’s first flight from Hamilton. There are another eight FTWAs to choose from in Part II of this bi-annual competition this week.

JetBlue Airways' love-hate relationship with Long Beach; passenger numbers up 33% in 2017, however new capacity already chopped

JetBlue Airways’ love-hate relationship with Long Beach; passenger numbers up 33% in 2017, however new capacity already chopped

JetBlue Airways currently has a 13-route network from Long Beach, having transported 2.90 million passengers from the Los Angeles airport in 2017. Jonathan Ford looks further into the airline’s schedule which shows capacity will be cut by over 30% this winter, with Southwest Airlines filling some of the void.

W18/19 network analysis; airlines serving most routes, country markets and airports identified here

W18/19 network analysis; airlines serving most routes, country markets and airports identified here

With the start of W18/19 now less than three weeks away, we decided to peer into the future to see which airlines will be ruling the roost this winter. Nick Preston identifies those carriers offering the most routes and which will operate from the most country markets and airports in a typical week during W18/19.


400 industry leaders dive into Denver for 23rd Boyd Group International Aviation Forecast Summit

400 industry leaders dive into Denver for 23rd Boyd Group International Aviation Forecast Summit

The 23rd Boyd Group International Aviation Forecast Summit was filled with four days of great presentations and forecasts from aviation leaders from the industry as well as extra special networking events. Senior industry executives, including Oliver Wagner, CCO, Eurowings, were on hand to give their thoughts on the future for commercial aviation.

Tampa hunts down its latest Cake of the Week title

Tampa hunts down its latest Cake of the Week title

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, along with Tampa’s Cake of the Week celebration, Ryanair and Air Malta announce a new flight partnership.

Ontario Airport traffic jumped 10% in Q1 2018; China Airlines and JetBlue Airways new for this year; five new destinations in S18

Ontario Airport traffic jumped 10% in Q1 2018; China Airlines and JetBlue Airways new for this year; five new destinations in S18

Ontario Airport in California hosted 4.55 million passengers in 2017, up 7.1% versus 2016. With growth continuing to accelerate, Jonathan Ford looks at the recent developments from the LA airport, including new routes, which airlines are growing the most, plus how China Airlines’ new service is performing.


European and US airports battle it out in Week 32 of the Arch of Triumph 2018

European and US airports battle it out in Week 32 of the Arch of Triumph 2018

Six airports battled it out in a special transatlantic edition of the Arch of Triumph this week, with two European and four US facilities fighting it out to claim victory. With five baptisms for low-cost launches, and the other a niche regional service, see which airport took the title in Week 32 of the 2018 […]

Southwest Airlines sets off on four new US sectors

Southwest Airlines sets off on four new US sectors

Southwest Airlines begins flights on four new domestic city pairs – only one faces no direct competition.

Mexico traffic up 57% from 2008 to 2017; Puebla fastest growing airport in 2017, Costa Rica sees strongest international increases

Mexico traffic up 57% from 2008 to 2017; Puebla fastest growing airport in 2017, Costa Rica sees strongest international increases

Mexican airports welcomed 136.69 million passengers through their doors in 2017, an 8.5% increase on 2016, and up 57% from 2008 levels. Nick Preston considers the country’s air service trends over the past 10 years including domestic and international capacity increases, plus airport growth rates.


Americas LCC capacity growing at half the speed of Asian market, but catching up with Europe; only three nations at +50% market share

Americas LCC capacity growing at half the speed of Asian market, but catching up with Europe; only three nations at +50% market share

In our third instalment of the world’s low-cost scene, anna.aero has set its sights on the Americas region to see how the business model has developed during the past decade. Forecast to pass half a billion seats in 2018, Jonathan Ford explores in more depth which nations have seen the greatest stimulation.

Airbus and Boeing’s productivity rate improves 3.5% in H1 2018, with the North American manufacturer responsible for 55% of deliveries

Airbus and Boeing’s productivity rate improves 3.5% in H1 2018, with the North American manufacturer responsible for 55% of deliveries

Airbus and Boeing together handed over 681 aircraft to airline customers in H1 2018, 23 more than the two managed during H1 2017. However, while overall unit deliveries are up, data shows that wide-body distribution rates dropped 5.5%. Jonathan Ford details the companies’ delivery performance for H1 2018.

Southwest Airlines selects San Antonio for latest expansion phase

Southwest Airlines selects San Antonio for latest expansion phase

Southwest Airlines launches flights to the Texan city from Fort Lauderdale and Oakland.