COLORADO SPRINGS AIRPORT

Situated about 100 kilometres south of Denver, Colorado Springs welcomed over 2.1 million passengers in 2022, according to the airport’s statistics. Its best year since 2001, traffic exceeded 2019 figures by 27%. It is primarily due to one key development: the arrival of Southwest. The airline, which launched Colorado Springs almost two years ago in […]

Fort Lauderdale’s recovery lags despite many new routes

Fort Lauderdale ended 2021 with 28.1 million passengers, according to the airport’s own statistics. This was 24% lower than 2019, when the Florida airport welcomed a record 36.8 million customers. Some 12 million additional passengers were added between 2014 and 2019 (+49%), the result of huge growth by Allegiant, American, JetBlue, Southwest and Spirit. While […]

December 21, 2022 | Airports, News & Analysis, North America

Frontier and Spirit

The recent announcement that America’s two biggest ULCCs, Frontier and Spirit, plan to merge came as something of a surprise to many in the industry. However, with similar business models and significant fleet commonality it makes a lot of sense. The combined entity would become the fifth biggest carrier in the US behind the big […]

US and Mexico Market Sept 2021

Latest daily figures provided by the US TSA show that average weekly passenger numbers passing through US airports are now at around 75%-80% of the level they were back in 2019, with that figure rising to around 85% on national holidays such as Independence Day (4 July) and Labor Day (6 September). However, the biggest […]

LAS - BMI

On Thursday 12 August Frontier Airlines launched a new service from its second biggest base at Las Vegas in Nevada. Central Illinois Regional Airport at Bloomington-Normal (IATA code BMI) is now served 2-weekly (on Thursdays and Sundays). The inaugural service on the 2,340-kilometre route (flight number F9 1974, operated by an Airbus A320 registration N317FR) […]

August 16, 2021 | Latest Route News +

Frontier to Atlanta and Philadelphia

Portland International Jetport in Maine (IATA code PWM) welcomed two new Frontier Airlines routes on Tuesday 13 July. The ULCC began 4-weekly service (on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays) to both Atlanta in Georgia and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania using its A320 fleet. The 1,650-kilometre route to Atlanta is already served 12-weekly by Delta and the […]

July 16, 2021 | Latest Route News +

CEO Heavy Weights

The Airline CEO Heavyweights session at Routes Americas 2021 yesterday brought together leaders from Spirit Airlines, Frontier Airlines, and the US Travel Association to discuss some of the challenges brought by the pandemic and how they have managed to remain in a relatively favourable position to weather the crisis. Sharing some of the key lessons […]

June 24, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, North America