Articles Tagged ‘US airlines’

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?

United/Continental merger creates latest global mega-network carrier serving 370 airports in 59 countries; will be #1 for US-Europe flights and US-Asia flights

United/Continental merger creates latest global mega-network carrier serving 370 airports in 59 countries; will be #1 for US-Europe flights and US-Asia flights

After we recently said goodbye to Northwest, the Continental name will soon also be discarded, leaving just four US airlines with major international networks. How does the new United compare with other carriers on the US-Europe and US-Asia markets?

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?


American adding 10 new routes at Chicago O'Hare and resuming several more; steps up competition with United

American adding 10 new routes at Chicago O’Hare and resuming several more; steps up competition with United

American has cut capacity by 13% in the last two years at its second busiest base but it has expansion plans for this summer. What impact will this have on United, and which routes are returning to the network after an absence?

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.

jetBlue celebrates 10th birthday; New York still #1 base serving over 50 destinations including many in Caribbean

jetBlue celebrates 10th birthday; New York still #1 base serving over 50 destinations including many in Caribbean

Which are its biggest bases and most important routes? Who is its biggest competitor on key routes and which new Caribbean destinations are being added this year?


Newark still Continental’s second biggest hub; Munich starting soon as Heathrow expands to five daily flights

Newark still Continental’s second biggest hub; Munich starting soon as Heathrow expands to five daily flights

Continental’s second biggest hub (after Houston) makes it the leading airline in the New York area. But which routes has it dropped (and added) in the last couple of years and how many destinations in Europe does it serve?

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?

Delta’s Detroit base serves 142 destinations; Amsterdam busiest international route

Delta’s Detroit base serves 142 destinations non-stop; Amsterdam leading international destinationMotown’s home airport is dominated by Delta which now has over 80% of capacity. Which are the busiest domestic routes and how extensive is its international network? Which routes are starting in 2010?


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?

Allegiant Air growing Phoenix/Mesa base; demand up 55% with five new routes starting

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisWhen are average load factors in the high 80s just not good enough? When you’re Allegiant Air it seems. We take a look at load factors by month on the airline’s routes from Phoenix/Mesa. It’s fascinating stuff.

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?