Analysis for The Americas

Weathering the storm – Delta avoids Irma disruption through meticulous planning

8 September, 2017

We often hear stories of airline flight cancellations due to bad weather and the personal accounts on the disruption caused to travellers. Weather events are a routine part of the business of flying and major efforts are made to avoid the full force or mother nature. Safety is always the number one priority regardless of the disruption it can cause.

Delta to drive non-stop European traffic to Indianapolis ahead of race day

8 September, 2017

US major Delta Air Lines says that in cooperation with its transatlantic joint venture partner Air France, it will launch the first nonstop flights between Indianapolis and Europe with the introduction of flights to its European hub at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport beginning 24-May-2018. The new daily service will be flown by a Boeing 767-300ER equipped with 25 fully lie-flat seats in Delta One, 29 seats in Delta Comfort+ and 171 seats in the Main Cabin.

Interjet’s international passenger numbers continues to grow despite US competition

5 September, 2017

The Mexican LCC Interjet has held a unique position in the market since its inception during the mid-2000s, along with the more traditional low cost airlines Volaris and VivaAerobus. Interjet has operated as more of a hybrid airline, offering more seat pitch than its fellow low cost competitors, and complimentary food and beverages. The airline has worked to attract a mix of both business and leisure travellers, rather than focusing largely on the VFR (visiting friends and relatives) passenger segment.

New Zealand-US capacity to reach record highs this summer as tourism booms

4 September, 2017

New Zealand-US capacity will reach record levels this summer as airlines respond to booming inbound tourism demand.

New Zealand-US capacity to reach record highs this summer as tourism booms

4 September, 2017

New Zealand-US capacity will reach record levels this summer as airlines respond to booming inbound tourism demand.

Catch up on CAPA’s exclusive Market Analysis pieces – Icelandair, Spirit Airlines, GOL Airlines and more

28 August, 2017

Every week, CAPA – Centre for Aviation, produces informative, thought provoking and detailed market analysis of the aviation industry. With supporting data included in every analysis, CAPA provides unrivalled and unparalleled intelligence.

WOW air uses Iceland to bridge transatlantic divide for smaller US communities

25 August, 2017

Icelandic low-fare carrier WOW air is to expand its network in the United States with the introduction of new flights from its Reykjavik hub at Keflavik International Airport to Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit and St Louis during the summer 2018 schedule. None of the four destinations announced are currently served from Iceland, albeit Icelandair announced its own plans to serve Cleveland next summer earlier this week.

Delta Air Lines fills Lagos – New York void as it grows its network out of Africa

23 August, 2017

US major Delta Air Lines will add a three times weekly link to the Nigerian city of Lagos during summer 2018, complementing its existing flight into the city from its Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport hub, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary of service in December. The route, flown using an Airbus A330-200, will commence from March 24, 2018 and will mark the return of regular flights in the city pair after Arik Air ended its own flights earlier this year at the height of its financial crisis.

Hawaiian Airlines plans further expansion in Asia Pacific

22 August, 2017

Hawaiian Airlines intends to expand its network in Asia Pacific using A330s that will be freed up as new A321neos take over some of its routes to the US mainland.

Airlines boogie on down to US ‘music cities’

20 August, 2017

British Airways (BA) has confirmed it will operate a five times weekly London Heathrow-Nashville service, effective May-2018, with Boeing 787-8 equipment. This is overtly an inward flight promotion, encouraging Tennessee travellers to journey to London or to one of 130 onward destinations that BA offers at Heathrow, and one that should also support British business efforts in and around Nashville, which claims to have one of the fastest growing economies in the US. It means there will be 26 US cities directly accessible by BA flights from London in summer 2018 (though there is only one in the UK directly accessible from the US – London).

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