Articles Tagged ‘US states’
Chicago’s airports handled 90 million passengers in 2013; city will host World Routes event in September
Chicago O’Hare and Midway airports dominate the Illinois aviation scene accounting for over 95% of capacity. We rank the state’s largest airlines and busiest destinations, as well as revealing which airports are no longer served this September.
Colorado gets new non-stop link to Iceland while United plans Tokyo flights with 787s from Denver starting in 2013
Colorado’s Denver airport set a traffic record in 2011 but dropped a place in the world rankings, who to? Which are Denver’s best served and busiest routes and how do fares compare on Frontier and Southwest where they compete? Which new routes have started in the last 18 months and what other airports are there […]
Ohio’s hubs at Cincinnati (Delta) and Cleveland (Continental) have seen major cutbacks; only one EU service left
The self-proclaimed ‘birthplace of aviation’, Ohio’s airports suffered in 2009. Cincinnati’s passenger numbers have halved in four years as Delta downsized dramatically. And who remembers Columbus-based Skybus?
Anchorage dominates Alaskan airport landscape; Palin-mania may boost traffic as state gets massive media coverage
The largest state in the US is also the most sparsely populated, so air travel plays a key role. Anchorage is the dominant airport but which airlines operate the most flights at the airport? And why is Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky important?
Not so Happy Hawaii* sees capacity drop by 30% after Aloha’s collapse
The islands of Hawaii will see the biggest year-on-year capacity cut this winter of any US ‘state’ as a result of Aloha’s demise in March. But which are the leading airports and carriers operating on inter-island, mainland USA and international flights? We reveal all.
Texas: a tale of two cities and three airlines
The Lone Star state is around 25% bigger than France and its airports handle a similar number of passengers. Dallas and Houston both have airports ranked in the world’s top 20 but there are also a dozen other airports of note. American, Continental and Southwest share almost 90% of the domestic market, but who dominates international routes?
Southwest joins Frontier in eroding United’s dominance in Colorado
The Rockies are a major tourism destination at this time of year and Denver is by far Colorado’s biggest airport. But there are a few others including Eagle/Vail, which caters almost exclusively to ski traffic. United may still be the biggest airline at Denver but Frontier and Southwest are making inroads as the airport looks to maintain its Top 10 world ranking.
Hurricanes and hedonism influence Florida demand
Florida’s airports handled 135 million passengers in 2006. Not as many as California but about the same as all of France. Miami and Orlando are among the world’s top 30 airports. Which airline transports most passengers through the region? What role do hurricanes and ‘spring break’ play, and which two new airports has Skybus ‘discovered’?
California’s stagnant market is boosted by Virgin America and Southwest
The world’s eighth biggest economy didn’t see much growth in air travel at its airports in 2006. Passenger numbers in California are similar to those in Germany and are dominated by two major airports where United is the leading carrier. But at the next seven busiest airports the same airline dominates – and it’s not United. What’s new in 2007?