Articles Tagged ‘Washington Dulles’

United Airlines orders 50 A321XLRs to replace 757s to Europe

United Airlines orders 50 A321XLRs to replace 757s to Europe

United Airlines is the largest user of the 757 from the US-Europe. In S19, United had 14 European routes with the 757. The A321XLR is to replace them.

Frontier Airlines set to become #2 at Washington Dulles Airport; launching 14 routes by mid-September, faces United on 10

Frontier Airlines set to become #2 at Washington Dulles Airport; launching 14 routes by mid-September, faces United on 10

Jack, Larry, Foxy and Grizwald will soon be making their first appearances in the US capital, as Frontier Airlines announces plans to start 14 new routes from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD), starting in mid-August. This will make the Denver-based carrier #2 at IAD, and will also make IAD Frontier’s second biggest airport after Denver.

Porter makes Washington its latest US destination from Toronto City; passengers up 35% to over 2 million in 2011

Porter makes Washington its latest US destination from Toronto City; passengers up 35% to over 2 million in 2011

Canada’s Porter is growing fast from its home base at Toronto City, but which are its biggest routes? What (limited) competition does it now face, and which routes did it start during the last year? Which new US routes are on the airline’s radar, and by how much did load factors improve in 2011?


Etihad names Washington as third US destination starting in March 2013; will become 12th MEB3 service to US

Etihad names Washington as third US destination starting in March 2013; will become 12th MEB3 service to US

Since Emirates launched New York flights in 2004 the number of US services operated by Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways has grown relatively slowly. Next year’s Washington service from Etihad will only be the 12th such route. But which airports are served by more than one of the MEB3 carriers?

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?