Articles Tagged ‘Virgin America’

Cancun sees traffic grow 11% in 2010; US carriers (including Virgin America) adding more new routes in 2011

Cancun sees traffic grow 11% in 2010; US carriers (including Virgin America) adding more new routes in 2011

Mexico’s second busiest airport reported double-digit growth last year. How seasonal is its international traffic and when is its peak month? Which are the leading carriers on international routes and which are the leading destinations? Which European countries are served and what regional connections are there?

New airline routes launched (18-24 January 2011)

New airline routes launched (18-24 January 2011)

Although it has been a slow week in terms of new route launches, we have excellent photo coverage to go with the 12 new routes launched. Read about new services starting all over the world; in Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and the Middle East.

New airline routes launched (14 – 20 December)

New airline routes launched (14 – 20 December)

Ahead of Christmas, we have seen 83 new routes launch! You might have thought that route launch celebrations would be more low-key as Christmas celebrations take over, but we dare almost say it has been the contrary. We have fantastic photos from route launches all across the world!


17 of US top 20 airports growing in 2010; domestic air travel still down 8% vs 2007; load factors up on 2009

17 of US top 20 airports growing in 2010; domestic air travel still down 8% vs 2007; load factors up on 2009

We take a closer look at the US market in 2010 and examine how the top 20 airports have performed compared with 2009. Also, which airlines are growing fastest in November, and which have seen the biggest jump in load factors?

Mexicana’s demise has minimal impact on Mexican traffic; almost 30 new international routes starting this winter

Mexicana’s demise has minimal impact on Mexican traffic; almost 30 new international routes starting this winter

Remember the panic when Mexicana collapsed in August? We look at what impact the airline’s demise has had on Mexican traffic and reveal which new international routes will be starting during the winter season.

New airline routes launched <br/>(30 November - 6 December)

New airline routes launched
(30 November – 6 December)

An entire 54 new routes launched in the last week! Basel, Delhi and Rome Fiumicino saw the most new routes, but we have a full report from all over the world. And most importantly, lots of great pictures to go with it!


Virgin America arrives in Dallas-Fort Worth; now operates from 11 US airports, Toronto; Mexico flights starting soon

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?

New routes launched during the last week <br/>(Tuesday 5 – Monday 11 October):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 5 – Monday 11 October):

Although only 14 new routes launched in the last week, some very significant routes feature among these. Which airline relaunched operations as it started two routes? Which airline launched its first international routes? And which country capital saw the arrival of three foreign airlines?

US airlines all growing and flying fewer empty seats; Alaska Airlines takes Allegiant’s load factor crown in July

US airlines all growing and flying fewer empty seats; Alaska Airlines takes Allegiant’s load factor crown in July

Since our last look at the stats a couple of months ago, US airlines have continued to report (modest) growth and improved load factors. How does the performance of the legacy carriers compare with those of LCCs?


Toronto welcomes Virgin America services to Los Angeles and San Francisco; Air Canada still has 60% of capacity

Toronto welcomes Virgin America services to Los Angeles and San Francisco; Air Canada still has 60% of capacity

Canada’s busiest airport with over 30 million annual passengers welcomed a new airline last week. How has traffic developed in the different market segments in recent years and which other new routes have been started?

New routes launched during the last week <br/>(Tuesday 22 June - Monday 28 June):

New routes launched during the last week
(Tuesday 22 June – Monday 28 June):

This has been a busy week for route launches. Out of 75 new routes, 25 are started by Ryanair which launched its new Malaga base. Still, we have information and photos from all the remaining 50 worldwide routes, ranging from CityJet’s short hop across the English Channel to Qatar Airways new South American service.

US airlines launch over 30 new routes this week in time for summer peak; Delta dominates domestic hub rankings

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?