Articles Tagged ‘United’

US airlines starting >130 new routes this year; American and Southwest lead the way

US airlines starting 130 new routes this year; American and Southwest lead the wayDo you want a downloadable, sortable spreadsheet of all the new routes US airlines are starting this year? Then look no further. Which US airlines grew last year and by how much? And how did load factors compare with 2008?

Dreamliner flies… making more long ‘thin’ routes viable

Dreamlimer flies…making long ‘thin’ long routes viableOver two years later than originally planned, the Dreamliner is aloft. But which airlines have ordered the most of Boeing’s new small widebody and what sort of routes might it help launch? We do some crystal ball gazing.

Republic’s new Frontier faces growing Southwest, United competition in Denver

Airline AnalysisFrontier has emerged from Chapter 11 with its “talking” tailfins intact. How much competition does the airline face on its major routes and which seasonal destinations will be re-starting shortly?


United’s Chicago O’Hare base third biggest in US; London (Ontario) service started this week

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisNearly 70 million passengers passed through O’Hare last year, around half travelling with United. But which routes has the airline added (and dropped) and how many international destinations are served?

Southwest and Virgin America grow LAX – San Francisco route by 50% in two years

Route AnalysisHow does demand change when Southwest enters a big market? And what happens when Virgin America joins in as well? Do they take passengers from existing carriers or stimulate new traffic? We have the answers on LAX-SFO.

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 26 September – Friday 2 October):

Route NewsQuite a busy week with new routes from airlines based in Australia, Bahrain, China, India, Iraq, Ireland, Latvia, Oman, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, the UAE, the UK and the USA.


Pittsburgh to host G20 summit; airport traffic down 55% from 90s heyday

nl040909-airport-100.jpgBack in the 90s Pittsburgh handled 20 million passengers per annum. Last year it was less than nine million. Which routes has US Airways cut in the last 12 months and which airline is growing at the airport?

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 29 August – Friday 4 September):

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsThe start of September sees increased activity on the new route front. Nearly 30 new routes from 18 airlines covering Africa, Australia, Europe, India, Middle East, New Zealand, South America and the USA. Something for everyone.

US domestic traffic down 10.4% in 2009 Q1; Southwest grows market share lead over AA

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsUS BTS data reveals just how much US domestic traffic has been declining in recent months. Southwest is doing relatively well but how does a combined Delta/Northwest compare?


New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 27 June – Friday 3 July):

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsThis week we counted over 80 new routes launches including 18 from Ryanair. But there are also new routes from the likes of Aeroflot, AirAsia X, airBaltic, Andalus, clickair, Continental, Danubewings, Delta/Northwest, easyJet, firefly, flybe, Mahan Air, Norwegian, Southwest, Tiger Airways, Transaero, US Airways, Volaris, Widerøe, Wind Jet and Wizz Air.

Denver passes 50 million passenger milestone; Southwest now has 17% share of capacity

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusDenver is the fifth busiest airport in the US and still growing. United’s dominance is gradually being eroded by Frontier and Southwest, which both grew significantly last year. How competitive are the busiest routes and what’s happening to average fares? And who provides non-stop flights to Europe?

New routes launched during the last week (Saturday 20 December – Friday 9 January)

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsWe look back over the last three weeks and discover that over 50 new routes have started operating during the Christmas and New Year period. Ryanair led the way once more with 21 new routes but there were also ventures into the unknown for Aer Arann, Air Azul, Air Canada, Air Southwest, AirTran, British Airways Cityflyer, Delta, Helvetic, jetBlue, Kingfisher, Mihin Lanka, Northwest, Transavia, United, WestJet, Wizz Air and Yamal Airlines.