Articles Tagged ‘Southwest’

Latest route launches

Latest route launches

JetBlue begins at Miami and Key West, Southwest launches Chicago O’Hare and Sarasota, GoAir starts the Maldives, and more.

Southwest inaugurates Chicago O'Hare and Sarasota

Southwest inaugurates Chicago O’Hare and Sarasota

Southwest has launched Chicago O’Hare and Sarasota.  O’Hare has five routes and 112 departures this week, while Sarasota will have eight routes and 67 departures come March.

Southwest reveals five routes from Fresno and Santa Barbara

Southwest reveals five routes from Fresno and Santa Barbara

Southwest has announced its initial routes from Fresno and Santa Barbara, two new airports in its networks. It’ll serve 13 California airports this year.


Savannah up 57% since 2015; eight new routes in winter 2020

Savannah up 57% since 2015; eight new routes in winter 2020

Savannah has grown very strongly and will have eight routes in W20 that weren’t operated in W19. Yet the airport remains woefully underserved by non-stops.

Southwest resumes Aruba - Baltimore; JetBlue has entry testing at island

Southwest resumes Aruba – Baltimore; JetBlue has entry testing at island

Aruba makes access even easier as Southwest resumed service on 5 November while the Caribbean island becomes Jetblue’s first for entry testing.

Southwest to start 10 routes from O’Hare and Colorado Springs

Southwest to start 10 routes from O’Hare and Colorado Springs

Southwest’s 10 new routes will have 231 weekly departures. It’ll now serve 105 airports in mid-March – and it has a new shortest route.


Boeing 737 NGs had 1.55 billion seats in 2019 – we explore routes

Boeing 737 NGs had 1.55 billion seats in 2019 – we explore routes

With the Boeing 737 MAX re-entry coming, we look at the crucial NGs. In this first part, it’s the -600 & -700; the -600 has just 0.30% of NG seats globally.

Southwest reveals 9 routes from Miami, Montrose, and Palm Springs; Denver now its #1 airport

Southwest reveals 9 routes from Miami, Montrose, and Palm Springs; Denver now its #1 airport

All change for Southwest!  We explore its three new airports + investigate Denver – its new #1 airport – with 57 routes and 1,196 weekly departures.

Spirit adds Orange County, its 6th airport in CA; initial routes well above RASK-distance trend

Spirit adds Orange County, its 6th airport in CA; initial routes well above RASK-distance trend

As Spirit adds its next California airport, we examine why Orange County. And we see that the ULCC’s California and West Coast presence is reducing.


Alaska begins San Jose, CA, from Spokane

Alaska begins San Jose, CA, from Spokane

Alaska took off from Spokane to San Jose on 1 September, with a once-daily service; supplements existing San Francisco.

Southwest to start six-weekly Norfolk - San Diego, one of the nation's top-five unserved routes

Southwest to start six-weekly Norfolk – San Diego, one of the nation’s top-five unserved routes

This service comes about from being the largest market from Norfolk to the West Coast, strong YOY traffic growth, high average fare, and 95% SLF from last year’s nine-week trial.

San Jose, California, grows 63% since 2015 with 8 million seats added

San Jose, California, grows 63% since 2015 with 8 million seats added

San Jose has grown very strongly, with Southwest, Alaska, and Delta primarily accounting for this. We examine what’s been happening.