Articles Tagged ‘Southwest Airlines’

Punta Cana expansion slows since 2015, American Airlines is largest carrier and March is the peak month for available seats

Punta Cana expansion slows since 2015, American Airlines is largest carrier and March is the peak month for available seats

Punta Cana is the busiest airport in the Dominican Republic, accounting for 47% of all departing capacity from the Caribbean state in 2017. The next largest airport is Santo Domingo, with 33% of departing seats. anna.aero takes a look at Punta Cana’s seasonal capacity trends, along with its largest airline operators and country markets.

Airbus and Boeing handed over 133 aircraft in September, the third best month of the year so far; Airbus opens A330 factory in China

Airbus and Boeing handed over 133 aircraft in September, the third best month of the year so far; Airbus opens A330 factory in China

Airbus handed over 55 aircraft in September, while its North American rival Boeing distributed 78. Of the 133 aircraft delivered, 73% were narrow-body and 27% wide-body. By delivering 23 more units than Airbus in month nine of 2017, Boeing has extended the lead over its European rival to 100 aircraft in the 2017 delivery race. 

Southwest Airlines seduces Cancún with two new services

Southwest Airlines seduces Cancún with two new services

Southwest Airlines now links the Mexican resort with Nashville and St. Louis. 


36 airports and 10 airlines attend Volaire Aviation Consulting's first-ever Air Service Development Forum – hosted by Tri Cities Airport

36 airports and 10 airlines attend Volaire Aviation Consulting’s first-ever Air Service Development Forum – hosted by Tri Cities Airport

The first-ever Volaire Aviation Consulting Air Service Development Forum took place in Pasco, Washington recently, hosted by Tri Cities Airport. A total 89 delegates from 36 airports and 10 airlines took part in the two-day event, with nearly 200 one-to-one meetings taking place during the conference.  

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 […]

US airlines seeing greater traffic growth on international services in 2017; domestic expansion driven by ULCCs with Spirit Airlines leading

US airlines seeing greater traffic growth on international services in 2017; domestic expansion driven by ULCCs with Spirit Airlines leading

Between January and May this year, international passengers carried by US airlines grew by 3.3% to 43.15 million, while domestic sector traffic increased by 2.6% to over 294 million. We look to see which are the leading airlines in each sector and identify the ones growing faster than others. 


Boeing has a 46-unit advantage over Airbus in regards to deliveries for the first half of the year;  easyJet welcomes its first of 130 A320neos

Boeing has a 46-unit advantage over Airbus in regards to deliveries for the first half of the year; easyJet welcomes its first of 130 A320neos

Airbus and Boeing in June delivered 139 aircraft between them, down three units when compared to the same month of 2016. However, the results for June are much better than the 116 units delivered in May. Among the delivery highlights of June were easyJet’s first A320neo and Norwegian’s first two 737 MAX 8s. 

Rest of the World takes back-to-back wins in 2017 Arch of Triumph competition – Europe still dominates inter-regional battle

Rest of the World takes back-to-back wins in 2017 Arch of Triumph competition – Europe still dominates inter-regional battle

With minimal route launches typically taking place in August, one might have expected a dearth of FTWAs too. Not so. We have five airports from four regions of the world competing for the Week 30 title of the 2017 Arch of Triumph competition.

Southwest Airlines links Sacramento to Long Beach and Spokane

Southwest Airlines links Sacramento to Long Beach and Spokane

Southwest Airlines begins a twice-daily service to Long Beach and a daily connection to Spokane. 


Condor gives a thumbs up to its Route of the Week win

Condor gives a thumbs up to its Route of the Week win

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, the host of Routes Europe 2019 is announced while Southwest Airlines celebrates 25 years of operation at Columbus. More news also from Toulouse as it begins work on its terminal extension.  

anna.aero attends JumpStart 2017; 360 new market opportunities waiting to be stimulated by US LCCs; 18 airports lose scheduled services

anna.aero attends JumpStart 2017; 360 new market opportunities waiting to be stimulated by US LCCs; 18 airports lose scheduled services

anna.aero recently attended the ACI-NA JumpStart Air Service Development Conference in Providence beween 5-7 June, continuing its 2017 World Tour of producing its world famous show daily magazines. JumpStart focuses on route development solely within North America, and before the 1,300 one-on-one meetings took place, delegates were invited to take part in the conference which looked […]

Danish delight in first-ever Arch of Triumph win

Danish delight in first-ever Arch of Triumph win

Denmark’s Copenhagen Airport is renowned for its slick B2B aviation marketing…yet it has taken until the fourth year of the Arch of Triumph competition to claim its first-ever win. A further 12 airports also sent us their offerings this week.