Articles Tagged ‘USA’
US aviation has been hard hit by COVID-19, with nearly 15 million seats lost in two months. Ailevon Pacific’s Sophie Wang looks at the virus on US airlines.
North America – India has grown by 830,000 in the past few years. 75% is still indirect, despite growing non-stops. Delhi – Toronto is now #1 airport-pair.
Seattle – Bangalore has 36,000 P2P and Seattle – India over 170,000. American Airlines’ new service means 15 non-stop routes from North America to India.
19% of United Airlines’ seats are now international, with Mexico – US its #1 connecting country-pair and Houston IAH is #1 international connecting hub.
We look at the numbers behind Allegiant’s 44 new routes. It’d be quite straightforward to predict future Allegiant routes, of which it sees 600.
With PDEW of 162, Raleigh Durham – San Diego is now the #1 unserved domestic route. These 50 had a median of 67,000 passengers and a median PDEW of 92.
Norwegian has six million Europe – US seats and Gatwick is key. From Gatwick, NYC, Tampa, Seattle, Austin, and LA perform well by fare/mile; others don’t.
Denver has 95 million seats, up 17 million in 5 years – mainly from United’s expansion. United, Southwest and Frontier have 84% of Denver’s capacity.
Sun Country has implemented many changes. Minneapolis now sees 78% of its capacity, down from 95%, with non-Minneapolis growth up to almost 1 million seats.
In the 12 months to August 2019, 25 million flew from the Eastern USA to the Caribbean, with six million million indirect. The top-20 unserved routes were mainly across San Juan, Punta Cana and Montego Bay; these saw almost 600,000 passengers. Could Cleveland – Montego Bay be a new route?
Aer Lingus has increased capacity to North America by almost 80% in five years, with nearly double the number of destinations. While its average local fare is USD$664 one-way, San Francisco and Toronto stand out for the opposite reason.
Frontier Airlines has had a turbulent past, including bankruptcy protection. But since 2015, it has actively pursued its ULCC model which has resulted in it nearly doubling in size to 27 million seats. anna.aero explores this airline and its approach to route development, which is now highly focused on leisure markets away from Denver.