DATA SPOTLIGHT: Hartford Bradley International Airport

This year the Corporate Travel Community (CTC) will feature some topical insights into the world’s airlines, airports and country markets. Here, using the extensive profile insights available to CAPA – Centre for Aviation members to deliver a data snapshot at where they sit today in the Covid-19 impacted world, we look at Hartford Bradley International Airport, where JetBlue Airways has confirmed plans to introduce new domestic and international services before the end of the year.

The expansion of JetBlue’s activities in Hartford are a clear sign of the changing times in air travel where Visiting Friends and Family (VFR) and leisure flows are becoming the focus for airlines. It is also supported by Connecticut becoming an increasingly attractive place to live and work. “We see great long term potential for our business in Connecticut,” says Scott Laurence, head of revenue and planning at JetBlue.

The US carrier plans to launch a seven times weekly link to Cancun service from 19-Nov-2020 using an A320, subject to the reception of government operating authority. It will then follow with the introduction of seven times weekly flights to Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco from 18-Dec-2020, all routes which offer high potential for leisure demand.

The airport has seen traffic levels fall by more than -90% during the pandemic, but Kevin Dillion, executive director of operator Connecticut Airport Authority, has projected the market will “bounce back very quickly” with the JetBlue deal a positive sign.

NETWORK MAP (as at 21-Sep-2020)

GLOBAL RANKING (as at 21-Sep-2020)

DESTINATIONS (as at 21-Sep-2020)

ANNUAL CAPACITY (2010-2020YTD)

ANNUAL CAPACITY (2012-2020*)NOTE:The values for this year are at least partly predictive up to 6 months and may be subject to change

WEEKLY DOMESTIC CAPACITY (2017 – 2020*)NOTE:*the values for this year are at least partly predictive up to six months and may be subject to change.

WEEKLY INTERNATIONAL CAPACITY (2017-2020*)NOTE:*the values for this year are at least partly predictive up to six months and may be subject to change.

CAPACITY SPLIT BETWEEN DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS (w/c 21-Sep-2020)

CAPACITY SPLIT BETWEEN LOCAL AND FOREIGN OPERATORS (w/c 21-Sep-2020)

LARGEST AIRLINES BY CAPACITY (w/c 21-Sep-2020)

LARGEST DOMESTIC DESTINATION MARKETS (w/c 21-Sep-2020)

LARGEST INTERNATIONAL DESTINATION MARKETS (w/c 21-Sep-2020)

AVERAGE FLIGHT LENGTH (w/c 21-Sep-2020)

AIRLINE BUSINESS MODEL CAPACITY SPLIT (w/c 21-Sep-2020)

ALLIANCE CAPACITY SPLIT (w/c 21-Sep-2020)

INTERNATIONAL MARKET CAPACITY BREAKDOWN BY REGION (w/c 21-Sep-2020)

DEPARTING SYSTEM SEATS BY CLASS (w/c 21-Sep-2020)

AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS BY MOVEMENTS (w/c 21-Sep-2020)

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