Articles Tagged ‘US airlines’

American Airlines reports falling domestic demand; growing internationally especially in Pacific markets

American Airlines reports falling domestic demand; growing internationally especially in Pacific markets

American Airlines may finally have succumbed to sales pressure from Toulouse but how has its global network been developing this year? How have things changed in the last 15 years? How many non-US airports are in its top 12 for weekly ASKs? And which new international routes has the carrier launched this year?

Spirit Airlines expands Chicago operations; four new routes to major cities all served by AA and United started last week

Spirit Airlines expands Chicago operations; four new routes to major cities all served by AA and United started last week

Spirit Airlines is taking on American and United in Chicago, by starting routes to major cities; Boston, Dallas/Ft Worth, Detroit and New York. How intense will the competition be and what other routes does the ULCC offer from O’Hare? How do frequencies change from the beginning of September?

Frontier now #8 US domestic airline with 2% of market; over 100 routes including over 60 from main Denver base

Frontier now #8 US domestic airline with 2% of market; over 100 routes including over 60 from main Denver base

The ‘new’ Frontier (which includes the ‘old’ Midwest) operates around 100 aircraft on over 100 routes from three main bases. But beyond its three bases which are its favourite destinations? How many destinations has it started in the last 18 months? And what role do Flip, Jack, Larry and Grizwald perform for the airline?


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?

Which airports are benefiting most from Southwest’s 4% growth in 2011? Chicago Midway now bigger than Las Vegas

Which airports are benefiting most from Southwest’s 4% growth in 2011? Chicago Midway now bigger than Las Vegas

What happened to Southwest’s network in 2010? Which are the airline’s leading airports and how many does it now serve? Which airports have seen the greatest increase in flights during the last 12 months, and which have seen the biggest cutbacks?


Spirit Airlines reveals IPO details; still has just 1% of US domestic market despite launching 14 new routes this year

Spirit Airlines reveals IPO details; still has just 1% of US domestic market despite launching 14 new routes this year

Spirit Airlines operates an interesting mix of domestic and international routes mostly from Florida. Where does it rank among US domestic airlines and which new routes has it started in 2011? How quickly is its fleet growing and which destinations in the Caribbean and Latin America does it serve?

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 […]


Not sleeping in Seattle; Alaska Airlines racks up profits as network expansion focuses on Hawaii and Mexico

Not sleeping in Seattle; Alaska Airlines racks up profits as network expansion focuses on Hawaii and Mexico

Alaska Airlines outperformed nearly all other US airlines last year. Where are its main airports and how many of them are in Alaska? What’s happening with its subsidiary Horizon Air and which new routes has the airline started in the last year and against what competition?

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?

Vision Airlines announces Fort Walton Beach in Florida as base for low-cost scheduled services

Vision Airlines announces Fort Walton Beach in Florida as base for low-cost scheduled services

Vision Airlines has gone through a strategy change and increasingly focuses on scheduled services. But where will it be based? What aircraft will it use? And how does the new business model differ from that of Allegiant?