Articles Tagged ‘Southwest’
It may carry over 100 million US domestic passengers each year but Southwest only operates to 64 airports in 32 US states. That leaves a lot of states who have never felt Southwest ‘luv’. So which airports does it serve, what is the average frequency and which airport has just one route?
Southwest launched six new routes this week from its Colorado base, adding further pressure to Frontier. And there are more routes to come. How does Southwest’s schedule compare with that of Frontier and United and how much market share does Southwest now have at Denver?
Airbus and Boeing delivered 79 aircraft in April, down from the peak of 90 in March. No airline received more than two Airbus but four airlines received at least three Boeing aircraft. And SIA collected another A380.
Lufthansa, Ryanair and Southwest were kept busy with the arrival of new aircraft in March. Airbus and Boeing delivered 90 new aircraft to their global customers, up from 77 in February. Single-aisle aircraft represented 80% of all deliveries. So who’s taking delivery of widebody aircraft these days?
Southwest has finally overtaken American in passenger numbers and passed the 100 million mark in 2007. How much did domestic traffic grow in 2007? What are the latest trends? Which US airline carries most international passengers? Which airports are handling the most domestic and international passengers flying on US airlines?
Continental, Ryanair and Southwest each received four new aircraft during February as Airbus and Boeing delivered 77 new aircraft to their global customers. Single-aisle aircraft represented 80% of all deliveries. So who’s taking delivery of widebody aircraft these days?
Southwest may have been born in Texas and be dominant at several of the state’s smaller airports but what are fares like at the two largest airports in the state, Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston Bush? What according to the US DOT have been the fare premiums at the airports during the first three quarters of 2007?
Southwest is still the benchmark by which all other LCCs are judged. Dallas Love Field is where it all began for the airline in 1971. The Wright Amendment has made life complicated but finally its days may be numbered. Which cities does Southwest serve from its ancestral home and who is providing a bit of competition at the airport?
Using US DOT data we look to see what Southwest’s average one-way fare has been over a 12-month period on each of the 15 routes it operates from Dallas Love Field. We then plot the results against sector length to see which routes are relatively the most expensive and which are the best value for money.
Hurricane Katrina had a devastating impact on New Orleans and the surrounding region, but less than two years later the airport is back to 80% of it pre-Katrina capacity. Which airlines are leading the way and which routes have not yet been re-started? Which are the busiest routes from MSY?
The Rockies are a major tourism destination at this time of year and Denver is by far Colorado’s biggest airport. But there are a few others including Eagle/Vail, which caters almost exclusively to ski traffic. United may still be the biggest airline at Denver but Frontier and Southwest are making inroads as the airport looks to maintain its Top 10 world ranking.
After sluggish growth (and traffic declines) for most of the last two years, traffic surged ahead by 7% in August. When was growth last that high? How are the top 10 domestic airlines performing in terms of market share? Is Southwest still pulling away from American? Which LCC has shown the biggest increase in its market share?