Articles Tagged ‘US’

Fresh coverage from American Airlines' Beijing-Chicago launch

Fresh coverage from American Airlines’ Beijing-Chicago launch

Early this morning, American Airlines’ first flight from Beijing to Chicago took off. Read the background behind the route launch and see anna.aero’s exclusive photos from the celebrations.

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) opens; Delta and Southwest share 40 daily flights

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) opens; Delta and Southwest share 40 daily flights

What’s this? A new airport in the US and Southwest is the first airline to operate from it? How many passengers are likely to pass through the airport in its first year? And which cities are connected to the airport on a daily basis?

Ohio’s hubs at Cincinnati (Delta) and Cleveland (Continental) have seen major cutbacks; only one EU service left

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?


Florida’s focus on leisure keeps air fares low; Southwest to add Panama City from May

Country AnalysisPassenger numbers at Florida’s airports are comparable with all of Italy but which airport defied the trend and actually grew in 2008? Which airlines have what market share at the main airports? And which airport will welcome Southwest in 2010?

Texas: a tale of two cities and three airlines

Texas: a tale of two cities and three airlinesThe 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?

America: a divided society (between hubs and bases)

America: a divided society (between hubs and bases)With merger speculation once again rife among US airlines we take a look at the major operating bases/hubs of the legacy and low-cost carriers. Which is the only airline to have four bases in the top 20? Which airlines only have two? And how much bigger is Delta’s Atlanta base than anyone else’s? Does jetBlue’s JFK base make it into the Top 20? And what market share do the leading airlines have on the top 15 domestic routes?


Southwest joins Frontier in eroding United’s dominance in Colorado

Southwest joins Frontier in eroding United’s dominance in ColoradoThe 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.

Time to hit the slopes
(or beach if you’re American!)

Logo: Lead StoryAs airlines in the northern hemisphere explore new ways to minimise the impact of the winter downturn in demand, more and more are adding new flights aimed at ski enthusiasts. In the USA and Canada some warm sun seems the preferred option with Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean all increasingly on offer.

Hurricanes and hedonism influence Florida demand

Hurricanes and hedonism influence Florida demandFlorida’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

Californias stagnant market is boosted by Virgin America and SouthwestThe 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?