Articles Tagged ‘US airline trends’

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?

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?


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?

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?

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?


US airlines see more recovery in January; Alaska Airlines, Continental and jetBlue growing by more than 8%

US airlines see more recovery in January; Alaska Airlines, Continental and jetBlue growing by more than 8%

Most US airlines reported traffic growth in January, but how did traffic compare with 2008? How seasonal is load factor among US carriers plus we reveal why Kevin Smith should still stick with flying on Southwest.

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?

US airline demand remains positive in October; eight carriers report load factor growth

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsWhile the overall demand is up in October, some carriers still report negative growth. Which ones? And which US carrier is the only one not to improve its load factor in October?


AirTran, jetBlue and Southwest lead US airline demand growth in September

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsEight of nine biggest US carriers saw load factors improve in September. Who was the odd one out and who is still not (quite) filling three quarters of their seats? And which carrier is consistently ranked bottom when examining year-on-year changes in demand?