Articles Tagged ‘Southwest’

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.


Consultants' Corner: COVID-19 and the impact on US airlines

Consultants’ Corner: COVID-19 and the impact on US airlines

US aviation has been hard hit by COVID-19, with nearly 15 million seats lost in two months. Ailevon Pacific’s Sophie Wang looks at the virus on US airlines.

Tampa – Portland “Unserved Route of the Week”: 404,000 searches powered by Kiwi.com

Tampa – Portland “Unserved Route of the Week”: 404,000 searches powered by Kiwi.com

78,110 passengers, PDEW of 107, $235 average one-way fare, and strongly balanced market by origin. Calling Alaska Airlines to start Portland – Tampa.

Southwest Airlines' top airports by the numbers

Southwest Airlines’ top airports by the numbers

Southwest Airlines’ top-10 airports saw 186m seats and ~157m passengers, for SLF of 84%. 118m were local O&D, while 39m were in transit. Chicago Midway #1.


Indianapolis gains more Spirit as Routes Americas 2020 approaches

Indianapolis gains more Spirit as Routes Americas 2020 approaches

The host of Routes Americas 2020, Indianapolis now has over 50 destinations, with Spirit Airlines the newest carrier to serve the airport. 

New airline routes launched (10 January - 15 January)

New airline routes launched (10 January – 15 January)

Check out network planning news as it happens on our Instagram daily digests! In this week’s new airline routes launched, SAS relaunches Copenhagen – Los Angeles, and Tampa International wins cake of the week.

USA's top-50 unserved routes total 3.5 million passengers

USA’s top-50 unserved routes total 3.5 million passengers

With PDEW of 162, Raleigh Durham – San Diego is now the #1 unserved domestic route. These 50 had a median of 67,000 passengers and a median PDEW of 92.  


Florida's #1 airline is American Airlines; Southwest cut capacity

Florida’s #1 airline is American Airlines; Southwest cut capacity

American Airlines is Florida’s #1 airline with 53 million seats. While American Airlines added nearly 1 million seats YOY, Southwest cut 600,000 seats.

Denver adds 17 million seats since 2015; United contributes 9 million

Denver adds 17 million seats since 2015; United contributes 9 million

Denver has 95 million seats, up 17 million in 5 years – mainly from United’s expansion. United, Southwest and Frontier have 84% of Denver’s capacity.

Spirit connects Tampa and Nashville

Spirit connects Tampa and Nashville

Spirit Airlines launches four-times-weekly services between Tampa and Nashville.