Articles Tagged ‘United’

Accra attracts more out of Africa services to Ghana; Brussels Airlines, United and Virgin all new this summer

Accra attracts more out of Africa services to Ghana; Brussels Airlines, United and Virgin all new this summer

The hopes of Africa now rest on the shoulders of Ghana’s footballers at the FIFA World Cup, but their country’s main airport has been attracting several new long-haul services. We take a closer look at Accra airport.

New routes launched during the last week <br/>(Tuesday 15 June - Monday 21 June):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 15 June – Monday 21 June):

39 new routes were launched by 28 airlines in the last week. Although several new routes started in the Middle East, it is notable that none of them were launched by the ‘MEB3’ Gulf carriers. Launching the most new routes are Wizz Air from London Luton, Hamburg International from Cologne/Bonn and flydubai from Dubai. Read […]

US airlines launch over 30 new routes this week in time for summer peak; Delta dominates domestic hub rankings

US airlines launch over 30 new routes this week in time for summer peak; Delta dominates domestic hub rankings

This has been a popular week for US carriers to launch new routes but which are the most significant? What domestic market share do the top 15 carriers have in the US, and what has Sun Country done with a 737 this week?


Transatlantic capacity up 2.4% this summer; at least 24 new routes starting with ‘new’ United battling Delta for #1 status

Transatlantic capacity up 2.4% this summer; at least 24 new routes starting with ‘new’ United battling Delta for #1 status

Things are picking up on the historically lucrative transatlantic market with capacity up this summer and over two dozen new routes. But which are the leading country-pair markets and which airlines are expanding (and reducing) their presence.

Finally, all major US airlines report year-on-year demand growth in May; load factors also up versus last year

Finally, all major US airlines report year-on-year demand growth in May; load factors also up versus last year

And so it came to pass that all major US airlines returned to growth in May. But who is growing fastest (and slowest) and what have been the trends in load factors this year. How is the new Frontier performing?

New routes launched during the last week (Tuesday 18 May - Monday 24 May):

New routes launched during the last week (Tuesday 18 May – Monday 24 May):

Over 60 new routes this week with a strong bias towards European LCCs. Cimber Sterling, easyJet, Jet2.com, Ryanair and Wizz Air all launched multiple routes. But AirAsia, Avianova, BA CityFlyer, Delta, Flydubai, Southwest, Spanair and Transaero among others all had reasons to celebrate this week.


United/Continental merger creates latest global mega-network carrier serving 370 airports in 59 countries; will be #1 for US-Europe flights and US-Asia flights

United/Continental merger creates latest global mega-network carrier serving 370 airports in 59 countries; will be #1 for US-Europe flights and US-Asia flights

After we recently said goodbye to Northwest, the Continental name will soon also be discarded, leaving just four US airlines with major international networks. How does the new United compare with other carriers on the US-Europe and US-Asia markets?

New routes launched during the last week<br/> (Tuesday 27 April - Monday 3 May):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 27 April – Monday 3 May):

A staggering 118 new routes in 46 of the world’s countries have been launched in the last week. We have all the information about them, along with pictures of the cakes and celebrations. Read about the routes launched to and from 26 European countries, Australia, Bermuda, Canada, China, Egypt, Hong Kong, Israel, India, Japan, Kuwait, […]

Almost 80% of US domestic routes are a monopoly; either of United's possible mergers would have little effect on domestic competition

Almost 80% of US domestic routes are a monopoly; either of United’s possible mergers would have little effect on domestic competition

With United talking to both Continental and US Airways, what impact might a merger have on domestic competition? Which carriers compete head-to-head on most routes and which are the most competitive domestic routes?


UK-to-US traffic down 10% in 2009; Heathrow's share of market jumps from 60% to 75% in two years

UK-to-US traffic down 10% in 2009; Heathrow’s share of market jumps from 60% to 75% in two years

After significant changes in 2008 thanks to the ‘opening up’ of Heathrow, 2009 saw few changes in routes but a significant drop in traffic. What’s happened to non-Heathrow traffic and which carrier has cut capacity least for 2010.

New routes launched during the last week (Tuesday 23 February - Monday 1 March)

New routes launched during the last week (Tuesday 23 February – Monday 1 March)

And they’re back. A raft of new routes have started since last week including new services in Austria, Canada, China, Finland, Germany, Greece, India, Iraq, Italy, Mexico, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK, and the USA.

New routes launched during the last week (Wednesday 10 February - Tuesday 16 February):

New routes launched during the last week (Wednesday 10 February – Tuesday 16 February):

Another busy week with a strong focus on new US routes starting in time for a long weekend. Other countries benefiting from new services include Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, the Dominican Republic, Italy, Macau, Mexico, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, the UK and Vietnam.