Articles Tagged ‘Southwest’

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.

The US’ top-100 airports: Orlando Sanford, Charleston, Austin key for % growth since 2010

The US’ top-100 airports: Orlando Sanford, Charleston, Austin key for % growth since 2010

We explore how capacity at the US’ top-100 airports changed in 2019 versus 2010 on a % basis. Leisure markets feature highly, with some major airports thrown in.


Spirit Airlines has direct competition on 84% of routes; Southwest is #1 by route overlap

Spirit Airlines has direct competition on 84% of routes; Southwest is #1 by route overlap

With very significant head-to-head competition, we explore how this has changed and the core airlines and routes on which Spirit Airlines overlaps.

Sun Country begins Baltimore, a new airport, from Minneapolis

Sun Country begins Baltimore, a new airport, from Minneapolis

With up to four-weekly services, Sun Country joins Delta, Southwest, and Spirit on Baltimore – Minneapolis.

Southwest reveals 11 routes; Denver and Atlanta get three each

Southwest reveals 11 routes; Denver and Atlanta get three each

11 additional routes are coming from this winter. Involving 16 US airports, all but one has existing non-stop competition. We look at what’s happening.