Articles Tagged ‘United’

Alaska Airlines is fastest-growing major US airline in November and December; Allegiant still has fullest planes

Alaska Airlines is fastest-growing major US airline in November and December; Allegiant still has fullest planes

With most US carriers having reported their December data we can reveal who is growing fastest (and slowest). Which airlines had better load factors in December than in 2009? And which carrier saw its load factor drop the most?

New airline routes launched (14 – 20 December)

New airline routes launched (14 – 20 December)

Ahead of Christmas, we have seen 83 new routes launch! You might have thought that route launch celebrations would be more low-key as Christmas celebrations take over, but we dare almost say it has been the contrary. We have fantastic photos from route launches all across the world!

17 of US top 20 airports growing in 2010; domestic air travel still down 8% vs 2007; load factors up on 2009

17 of US top 20 airports growing in 2010; domestic air travel still down 8% vs 2007; load factors up on 2009

We take a closer look at the US market in 2010 and examine how the top 20 airports have performed compared with 2009. Also, which airlines are growing fastest in November, and which have seen the biggest jump in load factors?


New airline routes launched (7 - 13 December)

New airline routes launched (7 – 13 December)

In the last week, 29 new routes saw the light of day. easyJet contributed with the most – five new routes – but the routes were spread globally with South America being the only continent not represented this week. Which flag carrier launched three new routes outside its home country? And which was the first […]

New routes launched during the last week<br/> (Wednesday 3 – Monday 8 November)

New routes launched during the last week
(Wednesday 3 – Monday 8 November)

WINTER SEASON PART II: 80 new routes!!! This week features full analysis of the big batch of new routes that launched in the last week. Which European capital city got four new routes with four different airlines? Great parties featured included British Airways’ London Gatwick to Cancun and RwandAir’s Kigali to Mombasa and Dubai.

US international growth outstrips domestic; China and UK lead way with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic adding seats

US international growth outstrips domestic; China and UK lead way with British Airways and Virgin Atlantic adding seats

The US domestic market is fairly sluggish at present but international demand is growing. Which are the leading country markets and which are the leading airlines serving international routes to and from the US? And what developments have there been in the last 12 months?


US airlines report faster growth in September; American, Delta, United and US Airways all growing by more than 5%

US airlines report faster growth in September; American, Delta, United and US Airways all growing by more than 5%

Load factors may be down in September (versus August) but year-on-year demand (RPMs) is showing a distinct upward trend for all the leading US airlines. But which carrier is growing fastest and which the slowest?

US airlines report steady figures for August; Alaska Airlines, jetBlue and Southwest outperforming ‘legacy’ carriers

US airlines report steady figures for August; Alaska Airlines, jetBlue and Southwest outperforming ‘legacy’ carriers

US carriers have reported traffic data for August and the picture is fairly similar to July. But how do demand figures compare with those of two years ago? And which two carriers managed to report better load factors in August than in July?

New routes launched during the last week <br/>(Tuesday 24 August - Tuesday 31 August):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 24 August – Tuesday 31 August):

This has been yet another slow week for route launches, but we still have reports of new routes starting in three continents. Which two countries were this week for the first time linked with non-stop services? And which two US domestic monopoly routes have suddenly seen a second entrant?


Wilkes-Barre/Scranton airport welcomes American Airlines; 85% of passengers connecting via major hubs to/from AVP

Wilkes-Barre/Scranton airport welcomes American Airlines; 85% of passengers connecting via major hubs to/from AVP

This airport near both Philadelphia and New York handles over 400,000 annual passengers and was recently visited by anna.aero’s Editor. But how has its network of hub feeding services changed in recent years?

US airlines all growing and flying fewer empty seats; Alaska Airlines takes Allegiant’s load factor crown in July

US airlines all growing and flying fewer empty seats; Alaska Airlines takes Allegiant’s load factor crown in July

Since our last look at the stats a couple of months ago, US airlines have continued to report (modest) growth and improved load factors. How does the performance of the legacy carriers compare with those of LCCs?

United's 120 destinations from Denver; six newest routes all operated by SkyWest; London only European service

United’s 120 destinations from Denver; six newest routes all operated by SkyWest; London only European service

Unlike several other major US hubs, United’s at Denver has seen network expansion although overall capacity has been reduced. How much competition does the carrier face on its busiest routes from Frontier and Southwest?