WestJet Minneapolis

Minneapolis had 3.33 million two-way revenue passengers in July 2023, based on the most recent statistics report from the Metropolitan Airports Commission. There were about 111,000 passengers daily. Domestic traffic was enormous, accounting for about 93% of the total. While passengers rose by 15.9% year-on-year, they were 10.8% lower than in 2019; the recovery continues. […]

September 18, 2023 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

Allegiant Nashville

ULCCs are renowned for fast growth, but that is not presently the case for the USA’s Allegiant. Data supplied by the airline to Cirium for April-September (Q2/Q3) shows that it has 10.48 million available seats, -2.6% versus the same six months in 2022. In contrast, US domestic seats are +9.1%. While Allegiant has far exceeded […]

American Jackson Hole 2022 redone runway

Jackson Hole enjoys a world-class location. Situated in Grand Teton National Park and not too far from Yellowstone, Jackson Hole is Wyoming’s busiest airport. Well placed to capitalise on the pandemic-driven desire for outdoor activities, including skiing, Jackson Hole welcomed more than one million passengers in 2021. As the following figure shows, it was the […]

Allegiant Allentown

Pennsylvania’s third most populous city, Allentown (best known in popular culture as the title of the lead track on Billy Joel’s 1982 US Top 10 album The Nylon Curtain) ended 2022 with 912,256 passengers. It exceeded its 2019 volume by just 286 passengers, based on the airport’s own figures. It was its highest traffic since […]

CAK - SFB

Allegiant has flights to 125 airports in W22. It added Akron/Canton in March, building on eight that materialised in 2021: Orange County and Spokane in February, Portland (Oregon) in April, Key West in June, Minneapolis and Phoenix Sky Harbor in October and Orlando MLB and Washington IAD in November. Inevitably, not everything has gone smoothly. […]

Appleton Summer Routes 22

Appleton International Airport (IATA code ATW – which must make it a favourite with our colleagues at Air Transport World) is Wisconsin’s third busiest airport after Milwaukee and Madison. Located around 160 kilometres north of Milwaukee, Appleton lies on the Fox River which is connected to nearby Lake Winnebago. The airport is just 40 kilometres […]

Allegiant surprised many industry observers last week by announcing an order with Boeing for brand new aircraft. It will purchase 50 737 MAX aircraft (a mix of 737-7s and 737-8-200s) and has an option to purchase 50 more. This marks an evolution of the airline’s fleet policy which has previously been based around using older, […]