Avelo LAS route launch

Avelo’s first revenue-generating flight was on 21 April 2021, in the middle of the pandemic, from Burbank to Santa Rosa. It carried about 2.3 million passengers in 2023, with 135 passengers per flight and an 80% load factor. It has benefited from relatively shallow capacity growth, which has hopefully helped with fares and yields. Nearly […]

Air France at RDU

Few mid-sized US airports have welcomed so many new airlines recently as Raleigh Durham, which includes a raft of international operators. They have contributed to the airport having a record-high traffic volume in 2023. It welcomed just over 14.5 million passengers, about 2% higher than in 2019. Eight airlines added since 2022 The three additional […]

Aeromexico

Aeromexico is the fourth largest of 12 airlines between Mexico and the US. Using Cirium to examine July-August (Q3) data shows that the Mexican flag carrier plans 761,000 departing seats and has 13% of the non-stop market. It is smaller than American Airlines, United Airlines and Volaris. Enabled by Mexico regaining US Category 1 status, […]

CDG-RDU

Air France inaugurated flights between Paris CDG and Raleigh-Durham in North Carolina on Monday 30 October, replacing its partner Delta, which has maintained the service since 2016 until its French counterpart took over. The 6,520-kilometre route will be maintained 3-weekly, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, with the 279-seat 787-9 aircraft. The carrier faces no competition. […]

November 7, 2023 | Latest Route News +

AVELO Airlines

Nearly two years after Avelo’s first revenue-generating flight (on 28 April 2021 from Burbank to Santa Rosa), the carrier (IATA code XP) is the USA’s 13th largest domestic airline. With a fleet of 15 737-700s and -800s, all between 10 and 20 years old (according to planespotters.net), it has 620,000 one-way summer domestic seats planned […]

RDU-FLL

Avelo introduced new routes from Raleigh-Durham (IATA code RDU) in North Carolina recently, becoming the ULCC’s latest base. Four new routes, all to Florida, have been added: 16 February: Fort Lauderdale, 4-weekly on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays 16 February: Fort Myers, 3-weekly on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays 17 February: Sarasota/Bradenton, 3-weekly on Mondays, Fridays […]

February 20, 2023 | Latest Route News +

Breeze Airways, Pittsburgh

Despite it being less than two years since Breeze Airways’ first commercial flight took off, the airline has 118 non-stop routes planned in Q2 (April-June). These include 22 announced in mid-February, which will see it fly to Portland, Maine for the first time. The airport is one of 35 to welcome the regional carrier, whose […]

KEF - RDU FID

Raleigh-Durham International Airport (IATA code RDU) in North Carolina welcomed over 14.2 million passengers in 2019, making it the 37th busiest airport in the US. Back in 2013 the airport had welcomed 9.2 million passengers and had barely grown in the previous four years. However, between 2013 and 2019 traffic grew by an impressive 55%. […]