Articles Tagged ‘US airlines’
Delta gets the blues in Memphis; passenger traffic down 16% in last decade; new Mexico City service started this week
Delta’s hub at Memphis used to belong to Northwest. Passenger numbers have been in gradual decline for most of the last decade, but Delta has added several new destinations in the last couple of years. We examine how average air fares compare with other US airports.
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?
Virgin America arrives in Dallas-Fort Worth; now operates from 11 US airports, Toronto; Mexico flights starting soon
With a fleet of almost 30 Airbus narrowbodies Virgin America continues to focus on key trunk routes. But who are its main competitors and how much bigger is its San Francisco base compared with LAX?
Southwest is starting operations from not one but two airports in South Carolina from mid-March. How do the networks compare and which carriers are already present in the market? Just how high are existing fares at the airports and where does Allegiant Air fit in?
Minnesota-based Sun Country Airlines plans new flights from Lansing this winter; London served briefly this summer
It’s not exactly Allegiant, but Sun Country is another niche operator of primarily leisure routes. How broad is its network and just how seasonal are its operations? And how did it manage to operate to London this summer with a 737?
The US get their own Annies; eight airport and five airline awards for route development excellence (and cakes)
Our Annie awards are back! After our Euro Annies in May this time we’re looking at the US market. No votes, no expert panel, no opinions just analysis of raw, transparent data decide who wins our awards (well, apart from one).
Which airline has added the most new destinations to its network, which airline has added the most new routes in the US market (total and international), and which is the biggest ‘new’ airline in the US market. And how come Branson AirExpress nearly won two awards?
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 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?
United’s 120 destinations from Denver; six newest routes all operated by SkyWest; London only European service
Unlike several other major US hubs, United’s at Denver has seen network expansion although overall capacity has been reduced. How much competition does the carrier face on its busiest routes from Frontier and Southwest?
US airlines launch over 30 new routes this week in time for summer peak; Delta dominates domestic hub rankings
This has been a popular week for US carriers to launch new routes but which are the most significant? What domestic market share do the top 15 carriers have in the US, and what has Sun Country done with a 737 this week?
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?