Southwest begins Montrose

This April-June, Southwest is the USA’s second-biggest airline – and number one if only domestic is considered. According to Cirium schedules information data, it has 57.8 million total seats available, relegating Delta, with 54.9 million, to third place. Southwest’s Q2 2023 total capacity has increased by 8.7% versus Q2 2019. It is because domestic seats […]

SAN-EUG

Southwest introduced a new seasonal service between San Diego in California and Eugene in Oregon on Saturday 11 March. The 1,370-kilometre weekly service will be maintained until 2 September with 737-700 aircraft. Although Southwest is currently the only operator between the two airports, Allegiant will resume seasonal 2-weekly operations from 9 June until 13 August. […]

March 13, 2023 | Latest Route News +

KANSAS CITY AIRPORT

History was made on 28 February when Kansas City opened its brand-new airport terminal. The first departure was Southwest to Chicago MDW, which took off at 05:07. A single facility, it replaces the airport’s three ‘horseshoe’ terminals, which opened in 1972. The new terminal provides much more space and a higher quality modern experience, which […]

BUR-EUG

Southwest has started daily flights between Hollywood/Burbank in California and Eugene in Oregon. The inaugural service on the 1,180-kilometre route was on Sunday 19 February using the airline’s B737-700. Southwest competes directly against Avelo’s 6-weekly service  (daily except Tuesdays) between the two airports. What they said Cathryn Stephens, Director of Eugene Airport, said: “The addition […]

February 22, 2023 | Latest Route News +

Miami 50million pax

Miami ended 2022 with 50.6 million passengers. It surpassed its previous best, held in 2019, by more than 10%. Some 4.7 million passengers were added, which meant that it overtook its long-time rival, Orlando MCO, to again become Florida’s busiest airport. By changing to the preference gate model, which effectively financially incentivises airlines to expand, […]

Frontier at Chicago Midway

The USA’s third-largest metropolitan area of almost 10 million people, Midway is one of two main airports serving Chicagoland. Located about 18 kilometres from the Chicago Loop, Chicago MDW ranked as the USA’s 30th busiest airport by seat capacity last year, according to Cirium schedules information data. It had 12.6 million one-way seats. In Q1 […]

Tulsa International Airport

On Friday 4 November, Tulsa International Airport celebrated the first departure of an American Airlines flight to New York LGA. The new, daily service means that the Oklahoma airport is now connected to what was its biggest unserved market. The 1,980-kilometre route is flown on American’s behalf by Republic Airlines using its E170s. This became […]

November 10, 2022 | Airports, News & Analysis, North America

Palm Springs ASO

Renowned as a warm weather resort destination for golf, other outdoor activities, and more, Palm Springs is on a roll. Between March and September this year, the California airport welcomed 1.56 million passengers, the airport’s statistics show. That was 20% more than the same period in 2019, 317% more than 2020, and 40% more than […]