Articles Tagged ‘US airline trends’

Q2 traffic data for US airlines analysed; demand growth modest as load factors continue to rise

Q2 traffic data for US airlines analysed; demand growth modest as load factors continue to rise

We now have full Q2 data for America’s biggest airlines. Which airlines are growing fastest? Which airlines are shrinking? And which carriers reported the biggest load factor improvement in June? And which carriers didn’t achieve an 85% load factor last month?

Spirit Airlines reports 26% growth in passengers in Q1

Spirit Airlines reports 26% growth in passengers in Q1

Allegiant Air has a rival in Spirit Airlines as the fastest-growing US carrier. But which other carriers reported double-digit growth in Q1? How many airlines reported fuller aircraft in March? And which recently announced new route did anna.aero predict back in August 2010?

JetBlue reports RPM growth of 14% in December

JetBlue reports RPM growth of 14% in December

All the leading US carriers have now reported traffic data for December. Which airlines are still growing? How do the GUS4 carriers compare by geographic region? Which airlines saw the biggest change in its December load factor and how many airlines had fuller aircraft in December than in November?


US Airways bucks GUS4 trend with 3.1% growth in November

US Airways bucks GUS4 trend with 3.1% growth in November

Data for November shows few major changes at US airlines. US Airways was the only GUS4 airline to grow its RPMs versus a year ago, but how quickly are the likes of Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines growing? How do load factors compare with a year ago? And how do they compare with a month […]

Latin America only market still growing for global US carriers

Latin America only market still growing for global US carriers

Despite a sluggish economy the biggest US airlines are making money thanks to commendable and previously unheard of capacity restraint. But which smaller, niche carriers reported demand growth in October? How did load factors compare with last year? How did load factors compare with last month?

Hawaiian Airlines and Alaska Airlines report double-digit RPM growth in September; Delta grows 14% in Latin America

Hawaiian Airlines and Alaska Airlines report double-digit RPM growth in September; Delta grows 14% in Latin America

No great surprises among US airlines’ traffic data for September. But which carriers have seen a fall in RPM and which have seen a drop in their load factor? How do the remaining ‘Big 4’ compare across different geographic segments in September?


International markets outperform domestic at biggest US airlines; Atlantic benefits from poor 2010 and...new routes!

International markets outperform domestic at biggest US airlines; Atlantic benefits from poor 2010 and…new routes!

With data available for the first half of 2011 we take a closer look at the network trends at the biggest US airlines. We also reveal how quickly the biggest airlines are growing (or not) in terms of RPMs. Which airline is the biggest? Which are shrinking and which are growing fastest?

American, Delta and United traffic still below pre-recession levels; Allegiant reports 7% drop in May demand

American, Delta and United traffic still below pre-recession levels; Allegiant reports 7% drop in May demand

Nine out of the 10 biggest US airlines reported load factor improvements in May compared with last year, but which ones have seen demand grow most rapidly? How does demand (RPKs) in May 2011 compare with May 2008 for America’s biggest airlines?

New United shrinking domestically in 2011 Q1; Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian lead US carrier growth rankings

New United shrinking domestically in 2011 Q1; Alaska Airlines and Hawaiian lead US carrier growth rankings

Who’s growing how fast in the US in the first quarter of 2011 and how do load factors compare with a year ago? Which airline’s load factor hasn’t grown year-on-year since last July and fell 4.5 percentage points in March?


US airlines already planning 200 new routes in 2011

US airlines already planning 200 new routes in 2011

After impressive profits in 2010, US carriers are faced with rising oil prices this summer. But that’s not stopping them adding some 200 new routes in the first half of this year. Which carriers are keeping their PR departments busiest and what is the mix between domestic and international growth? Which are the leading carrier’s […]

US airlines all report growth in January; international demand growth outstrips domestic at all four majors

US airlines all report growth in January; international demand growth outstrips domestic at all four majors

America’s airlines have all reported their first traffic results for 2011. Which group of airlines are growing fastest and which international markets have helped the ‘legacy’ carriers to more than offset a domestic reduction in January? Which airlines have seen the best load factor improvement year-on-year?

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?