Articles Tagged ‘US airlines’

Southwest Airlines leads way with 44 new routes in our analysis of new US airline route launches in 2013

Southwest Airlines leads way with 44 new routes in our analysis of new US airline route launches in 2013

Despite no increase in domestic passenger numbers in the first few months of 2013, US airlines have still launched over 200 new routes. Our free, downloadable, sortable spreadsheet has been massively updated to reveal which airlines have been busiest so far this year, and also reveal how many more new routes are planned for 2013.

Mesa Airlines affected by changes to the network philosophy of US majors; Capacity cuts give better LFs

Mesa Airlines affected by changes to the network philosophy of US majors; Capacity cuts give better LFs

Mesa Airlines, one of the largest US regional airlines, has certainly been affected by the volatile economic conditions in the last decade. Just over a year after its emergence from Chapter 11, anna.aero examines the airline’s network.

Southwest’s 34 dropped routes revealed (but 58 new routes and bigger 737-800s mean capacity up 3% this summer)

Southwest’s 34 dropped routes revealed (but 58 new routes and bigger 737-800s mean capacity up 3% this summer)

After our extremely popular analysis last week of which routes easyJet has dropped for this summer, this week we take a look at legendary Southwest Airlines of the US. It has dropped routes this summer from 39 airports with Orlando and Philadelphia hardest hit. But ASKs are still up 5%.


SkyWest Airlines continues to defy the crisis; grows by 5% in 2012; starts partnership with American Airlines

SkyWest Airlines continues to defy the crisis; grows by 5% in 2012; starts partnership with American Airlines

Over the last four decades, SkyWest Airlines seems to have built an agile business model flying regional routes for major carriers. New business opportunities from restructuring partners, continue to drive the business forward.

The US-AA merger - what the route map will look like

The US-AA merger – what the route map will look like

US airline consolidation is complete; 90% of domestic market in the hands of American, Delta, United and Southwest.

Low-cost fest! 3rd anna.aero US ANNIES sees Allegiant, AirTran and Spirit win; Dutch Antilles Express does it for the little guys!

Low-cost fest! 3rd anna.aero US ANNIES sees Allegiant, AirTran and Spirit win; Dutch Antilles Express does it for the little guys!

Four US airlines have won prizes in the 2013 US ANNIE Airport Awards, with Allegiant Air adding to its trophy cabinet with a win in the prestigious Airline With The Most New Airports category.


After the recent 757s, Allegiant Air’s ex-easyJet A319s “open many new route opportunities”

After the recent 757s, Allegiant Air’s ex-easyJet A319s “open many new route opportunities”

The US leisure airline recently announced it would be welcoming former Cebu Pacific and easyJet A319s into its fleet from next year. But how seasonal are the airline’s operations, which airports does it serve, how many routes does it operate and how much competition does it face?

Comair set to close in September as Delta aims to reduce effect of operating costly, older regional jets

Comair set to close in September as Delta aims to reduce effect of operating costly, older regional jets

Comair (the US airline, not the South African one) will cease to exist from October. Which are its biggest bases, how many routes does it operate on behalf of parent company Delta, and which are its busiest routes in terms of weekly frequencies?

American Airlines cuts international capacity 6% in June; UK market up 6%, Canada down 12% as three routes dropped

American Airlines cuts international capacity 6% in June; UK market up 6%, Canada down 12% as three routes dropped

While its future direction remains in doubt anna.aero takes a look at which international country markets American Airlines has increased capacity this June, and where it has cut capacity. Which leading country market has seen a capacity cut despite the addition of a new route?


Hawaiian Airlines grows international network; new Maui focus announced

Hawaiian Airlines grows international network; new Maui focus announced

Traffic between the Hawaiian islands still dominates Hawaiian Airlines’ network, but the biggest growth comes from international traffic. Which country, which the airline only began serving in 2010, is now its largest international market? What aircraft does the airline have on order and where will it expand its network further?

Virgin America's route network; which destinations have the highest (and lowest) load factors in 2010 and 2011?

Virgin America’s route network; which destinations have the highest (and lowest) load factors in 2010 and 2011?

Virgin America has now been operating for over four years, but which routes from Los Angeles and San Francisco have the fewest empty seats? Which new route is performing well, and which destination appears to be lagging behind all others? And why does Hugh Jackman get a mention in our story?

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?