Louisville Best YEar 2023

Louisville – Kentucky’s most populous city – is making waves for its passenger development. It welcomed 4.66 million passengers in 2023, meaningfully surpassing its previous record held in 2019 by a healthy 10%. The increase was particularly because of the arrival of three carriers: Spirit in May 2021, Breeze in June 2021 and Sun Country […]

TK DTW

Detroit welcomed its fourth new airline of the year on 15 November. It was Turkish Airlines, which began a 3-weekly service from Istanbul, rising to 4-weekly shortly and 5-weekly next summer. It followed the 18 May launch of Icelandair from Keflavik, with a summer seasonal 4-weekly service. While not long-haul, they joined the 5 May […]

Spirit RNO

The “Biggest Little City In The World”, Reno welcomed 2.18 million passengers in the first half of 2023 – its highest number in 15 years. It was particularly driven by the arrival of Spirit and Sun Country and good growth by incumbent Southwest. The Nevada city is located near popular attractions including Lake Tahoe and […]

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

EAU-LAS ribbon

Sun Country (IATA code SY) launched 2-weekly seasonal flights between Eau Claire in Wisconsin and Las Vegason Friday 11 August with its 186-seat 737-800 aircraft. Services on the 2,220-kilometre route will be maintained on Mondays and Fridays. The airline faces no competition with the new flights operated as part of the federal government’s Essential Air Service (EAS) […]

August 15, 2023 | Latest Route News +

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 […]

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 […]

Sun Country at Burlington

Scheduled passenger operations is just one revenue stream for unashamedly leisure-focused Sun Country, alongside large numbers of charter flights and freight services for Amazon. According to Cirium schedules information data, Sun Country’s departing seats in Q1 2023 total 1.1 million. That is down by 4% versus Q1 2022, but higher than the first three months […]