Connect with us

Aviation

Major Success: How DFW Airport Is Bucking The Trend In Pandemic Recovery

Avatar

Published

on

Advertisement:

Dallas Fort Worth has rebounded very strongly from coronavirus, with seat capacity up by 1.9 million over summer 2019. As a result, it has jumped from the United States’ fourth-largest airport to second. Its growth is the greatest of all of the US’ main airports, with multiple carriers responsible – although mainly American Airlines.

American Airlines has added over 2.4 million seats at Dallas Fort Worth since summer 2019. Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Simple Flying.

Dallas Fort Worth was the US’ fourth-largest airport in summer 2019, but it has jumped to second-place this summer. This is because its capacity has actually exceeded what it had in pre-coronavirus times. It is up by a whopping 3.5% this summer, with almost 1.9 million seats added.

Dallas has exceeded its pre-COVID seat capacity more than any of the US’ top-10 airports. Photo: Getty Images.

Dallas has grown the most

Based on the US’ top-10 airports in summer 2019 (S19), Dallas is the main success story – so far. Indeed, the 10 airports collectively have 53 million fewer seats than in S21, down as they are by an average of more than 10%. Only Dallas, Denver, and Charlotte have grown, as shown below.

  1. Dallas Fort Worth: S21 seats up by +3.5% over S19; +1,859,166 seats
  2. Denver: +2.5%; +1,200,913
  3. Charlotte: +2.4%; +844,407
  4. Seattle: -4.2%; -1,538,283
  5. Las Vegas: -6.2%; -2,181,306
  6. Atlanta: -8.1%; -6,089,292
  7. Chicago O’Hare: -15.1%; -9,209,205
  8. Los Angeles: -20.0%; -12,211,794
  9. New York JFK: -24.2%; -10,916,185
  10. San Francisco: -35.1%; -14,511,664

While San Francisco was in the top-10 two summers ago, it no longer is. Replacing it is Orlando, which jumped from 12th place. This is mainly from huge cuts at other airports. But it is also from Orlando growing, although far shallower than Dallas, Denver, and Charlotte at +421,242 and +1.3%.

It is important to say that this concerns seats, which is the main thing measure looking forward. It says nothing of fares or loads or any other form of performance. It simply indicates what is planned.

Qatar Airways, third from left, has nearly 36% more seats at Dallas Fort Worth this summer. Photo: Dallas Fort Worth Airport.

Why is Dallas up so much?

Despite various airlines, such as Air France, Lufthansa, and Qantas, not serving Dallas this year, and multiple others having lower capacity than previously, other airlines have really bucked the trend.

Advertisement:

As you’d expect, Dallas’ growth was enormously about American Airlines‘ development, which is examined later. Yet others also grew capacity, with those adding 40,000+ seats shown below. These include Vivaaerobus, which added Monterrey and Guadalajara to Dallas in 2020. It has since cut Guadalajara and added Mexico City.

  1. American Airlines: S21 seats up by 2,411,165; +5.4%
  2. Frontier: +272,582; +98.9%
  3. Vivaaerobus: +153,264; wasn’t operating in 2019
  4. Qatar Airways: +50,904; +35.9%
  5. JetBlue: +46,640; +38.6%
  6. Alaska Airlines: +44,010; +13.9%

Moreover, a selection of carriers added less than 20,000 seats, such as Sun Country (+14,970; +7.1%) and Delta (+4,320; +0.2%). While small in themselves, it is still growth. And under the circumstances, it is great to see.

Advertisement:

Alaska Airlines hasn’t added any new routes, but it added an extra daily service to Seattle, making four-daily. Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Simple Flying.

Record summer for American

This summer is a record for American at Dallas because it has the most seats of any summer so far. As shown below, some 46.8 million are planned, pushing its share at its number-one hub to 86%, up from 85% in summer 2019. Dallas is a true fortress hub for American.

American Airlines’ strong growth in S19 versus S18 was from adding 15 gates and the resulting increase in flights and seats. This increased infrastructure has been important in enabling the airline to grow quickly this summer too. Source: OAG Schedules Analyzer.

American has 251 routes from the Texas airport, up from 244 in S19, analyzing OAG data shows. Understandably, international capacity is down overall. However, the fall has not been as big as it would have been because of increases to key tourist destinations like San Jose, Costa Rica (+110.6%), Los Cabos (+22.5%), and Cancun (+17.2%). But also destinations with strong visiting friends and relatives demand, like Guatemala City (+132.2%).

American has eight daily departures to Cancun, up from six. While it is mainly a B737-800 route, the B787-8 and -9, B777-200ER, and A321 are all down to operate. Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Simple Flying.

All about the domestic market

But American’s Dallas growth is really all about the domestic market, up as it is by 6.4% with 2.5 million seats added. While most states have less capacity than two years ago, many are up, especially to outdoor and other leisure places.

Advertisement:

  • Alaska: +149%; +85,866 seats
  • Montana: +94.5%; +156,301
  • Idaho: +74.6%; +82,255
  • South Dakota: +31.2%; +48,802
  • Virgina: +30.6%; +101,702
  • Oregon: +29.2%; +87,321
  • Utah: +29.1%
  • Hawaii: +22.3%; +96,410
  • Florida: +21.9%; +833,292
  • Colorado: +20.2%; +268,177
  • California: +8.6%; +404,688

Additionally, two states – Maine and Vermont – have been added since S19. Portland, Maine, will be served once-daily with A319s, while Burlington, Vermont, will be Saturday-only using Embraer 175s.

Coinsmart. Beste Bitcoin-Börse in Europa
Source: https://simpleflying.com/dfw-pandemic-recovery-success/

Aviation

Avelo Airlines adds new routes to Grand Junction and Medford

Avatar

Published

on

Avelo Airlines commenced service on May 9 between Los Angeles and Western Colorado.

Avelo will serve Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) and Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR) .

Flight XP115 departs BUR at 4:20 p.m., arriving GJT at 7:15 p.m. local time; flight XP116 departs GJT at 7:55 p.m., arriving BUR at 9:00 p.m. local time*. The flight will be available four days per week on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

The route will be served by 189-seat Boeing 737-800 aircraft.

On the same day, the new carrier commenced service to Medford, Oregon.

Avelo will fly nonstop between Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport (MFR) and Hollywood Burbank Airport (BUR). On Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, flight XP111 departs BUR at 4:20 p.m., arriving MFR at 6:10 p.m. local time; flight XP112 departs MFR at 6:50 p.m., arriving BUR at 8:50 p.m. local time. On Sunday, flight XP111 departs BUR at 11:10 a.m. arriving MFR at 1:00 p.m. local time; flight XP112 departs MFR at 1:40 p.m., arriving BUR at 3:40 p.m.

Route Map:

Coinsmart. Beste Bitcoin-Börse in Europa
Source: https://worldairlinenews.com/2021/05/11/avelo-airlines-adds-new-routes-to-grand-junction-and-medford/

Continue Reading

Aviation

British Airways adds flights to holiday destinations

Avatar

Published

on

British Airways made this announcement:

Following the announcement that Britons are likely to be able to get a summer holiday this year after all, British Airways has added new services to holiday destinations for June and July onwards, saying the new services are in response to overwhelming interest from its customers.

The 26 additional weekly frequencies will include destinations across Greece, the Canary Islands and Turkey to popular holiday hot spots including Corfu, Kos, Paphos, Rhodes, Lanzarote, Tenerife and Bodrum.

Photo: Rhodes, Greece. British Airways.

The newly established flights to Greece and the Canary Islands will be available to book from Tuesday, May 11, 2021 for travel between June 21, 2021 and September 5, 2021 over the peak summer period. Bodrum in Turkey will also be available to fly to from July 18, 2021.

British Airways is currently flying to 27 short-haul destinations, including 112 holiday hotspots for the peak of the summer period.

Additional Summer 2021 Frequencies added:

  • Heathrow – Lanzarote (ACE) +1pw, frequency growth from 5pw to 6pw
  • Heathrow – Bodrum (BJV) +2pw, frequency growth from 1pw to 3pw
  • Heathrow – Corfu (CFU) +3pw, frequency growth from 14pw to 17pw
  • Heathrow – Chania (CHQ) +3pw, frequency growth from 6pw to 9pw
  • Heathrow – Kefalonia (EFL) +2pw, frequency growth from 3pw to 5pw
  • Heathrow – Heraklion (HER) +1pw, frequency growth from 9pw to 10pw
  • Heathrow – Kos (KGS) + 2pw, frequency growth from 4pw to 6pw
  • Heathrow – Kalamata (KLX) +2pw, frequency growth from 3pw to 5pw
  • Heathrow – Paphos (PFO) +1pw, frequency growth from 7pw to 8pw
  • Heathrow – Preveza (PVK) +2pw, frequency growth from 4pw to 6pw
  • Heathrow – Rhodes (RHO) +2pw, frequency growth from 5pw to 7pw
  • Heathrow – Thessaloniki (SKG) +3pw, frequency growth from 9pw to 12pw
  • Heathrow – Tenerife (TFS) + 2pw, frequency growth from 13pw to 15pw

Coinsmart. Beste Bitcoin-Börse in Europa
Source: https://worldairlinenews.com/2021/05/11/british-airways-adds-flights-to-holiday-destinations/

Continue Reading

Aerospace

Voyager acquires majority control of XO Markets

Avatar

Published

on

Voyager Space has completed the purchase of a majority interest in commercial space holding company XO Markets.

Revealed in December 2020, the transaction also includes XO Markets subsidiary Nanoracks. It involves the infusion of significant growth capital into the business.

The financial details of the deal remain undisclosed.

Nanoracks provides low-cost, high-quality solutions required for satellite deployment, along with basic and educational research in over 30 countries.

The company has already launched more than 1,000 projects to the International Space Station, as well as the Bishop Airlock on the SpaceX CRS-21 mission on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket.

Nanoracks is also working on its long-term Space Outpost Program for private space platforms.

Voyager chairman and CEO Dylan Taylor said: “In the last year, the space industry has undergone a rapid evolution with demand for commercial space services reaching record highs.

“Innovative companies like Nanoracks are continuing to drive this transformation forward with first-of-their-kind technologies like the Bishop Airlock.

“We look forward to working with Jeffrey and his team as Nanoracks continues to push the envelope of what’s possible in the years to come while benefiting from the full support of our integrated model.”

Last month, Voyager completed the acquisition of The Launch Company, which specialises in the development of the systems, hardware, and processes to accelerate NewSpace companies to orbit.

In line with the NewSpace mission, Voyager recently inducted former Nasa administrator Jim Bridenstine to chair its advisory board.

Coinsmart. Beste Bitcoin-Börse in Europa
Source: https://www.aerospace-technology.com/news/voyager-xo-markets-space-nanoracks/

Continue Reading

Aviation

Jazeera Airways Sees A Smaller Loss Than Last Year Despite COVID

Avatar

Published

on

Advertisement:

On May 10th, Jazeera Airways released its earnings figures for the first quarter of 2021. With the ongoing health crisis and tight travel restrictions imposed by the Kuwait government, the airline is still facing losses. However, when compared to the first quarter of 2020, the airline experienced a smaller loss. This was achieved by trimming the airline’s workforce and operations, as well as the absence of a total ban, as was experienced in Kuwait the year prior.

Jazeera Airways is a low-cost carrier that operates out of Kuwait. Photo: Anna Zvereva via Wikimedia Commons 

First-quarter earnings for 2021

Announcing its figures yesterday, Jazeera Airways posted an operating revenue of KD8.1 million ($26.92 million). 

When matching up operational revenue with operational expenses, the airline registered a net loss of KD5.2 million ($17.28 million). While not an insignificant figure, it does represent an improvement of 14% from the first quarter of 2020- which saw a net loss of KD6.0 million ($19.94 million). 

One big change from a year ago was the difference in travel restrictions and the airline’s ability to adapt. In March of 2020, with the health crisis just emerging, most airlines were caught off-guard. The Kuwaiti government imposed a complete ban on all commercial traffic, allowing only cargo operations and specially arranged repatriation services. This time around, Jazeera Airways has had the chance to right-size its workforce and its operations.

Additionally, Kuwait now has a slightly less restrictive flight policy. Rather than a blanket ban on all traffic, commercial flights from 35 countries are suspended at Kuwait International Airport. Since February 7th, 2021, the government has also imposed an arrival capacity of 1,000 Kuwaiti nationals per day.

Jazeera Airways operates an exclusively Airbus A320 fleet. Photo: Jazeera Airways

Passenger traffic numbers

The airline reports that the number of passengers flown during the quarter reached 104,116- which is down from 496,484 during the same period in 2020. This is due to ongoing restrictions at Kuwait International Airport (KWI).

Advertisement:

The airline’s load factor was 58.4%, while its yield increased by 105.2% to KD74.9 ($249). 

Jazeera Airways’ chairman credits some of its passenger traffic to connecting flights, as well as new destinations (with more on the way):

Advertisement:

“While restrictions continued at Kuwait International Airport during the quarter, Jazeera focused on connecting flights, targeting underserved segments of passengers within its network, which accounted for 28% of total passengers. The airline also launched two new destinations and acquired six new traffic rights as it prepares to launch new routes in the summer season. Overall, Jazeera acquired the largest market share at KWI during the month of March despite limited capacity.” -Marwan Boodai, Jazeera Airways Chairman

Jazeera Airways managed to grab a 25% market share of all passengers flown through Kuwait International Airport. Photo: Anna Zvereva via Flickr 

Positive news during the first quarter

Indeed, the airline has had some positive news during the quarter. It launched two new routes to Colombo, Sri Lanka, and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. “These routes serve a resilient demand for travel by expatriates in the region,” the airline states.

During the period, the airline also took delivery of its sixth Airbus A320neo aircraft. In total, four A320neos will be delivered over the course of 2021.

The airline expects restrictions at Kuwait International Airport to be lifted over the remainder of the year – particularly as vaccination rates improve.

The airline’s chairman concludes by saying that Jazeera is in a strong financial position with an experienced team. “The airline has a solid portfolio of travel rights, an efficient fleet, and a network that connects passengers from point to point,” he adds.

Have you flown with Jazeera Airways yet? Share your experience by leaving a comment.

Coinsmart. Beste Bitcoin-Börse in Europa
Source: https://simpleflying.com/jazeera-airways-smaller-loss-q1-21/

Continue Reading
PR Newswire4 days ago

Polystyrene Foam Market worth $32.2 billion by 2026 – Exclusive Report by MarketsandMarkets™

Blockchain3 days ago

Launch of Crypto Trading Team by Goldman Sachs

Aviation3 days ago

What Happened To Lufthansa’s Boeing 707 Aircraft?

AR/VR4 days ago

Apple is giving a laser company that builds some of its AR tech $410 million

Cyber Security4 days ago

How to Become a Cryptographer: A Complete Career Guide

Aviation2 days ago

JetBlue Hits Back At Eastern Airlines On Ecuador Flights

Cyber Security3 days ago

Cybersecurity Degrees in Massachusetts — Your Guide to Choosing a School

Payments4 days ago

G20 TechSprint Initiative invites firm to tackle green finance

Cyber Security4 days ago

How To Unblock Gambling Websites?

Ripple’s XRP Price
Blockchain4 days ago

Charted: Ripple (XRP) Turns Green, Here’s Why The Bulls Could Aim $2

Blockchain3 days ago

DOGE Co-founder Reveals the Reasons Behind its Price Rise

Blockchain3 days ago

Miten tekoälyä käytetään videopeleissä ja mitä tulevaisuudessa on odotettavissa

Blockchain4 days ago

Bitcoin Has No Existential Threats, Says Michael Saylor

Blockchain4 days ago

South America’s Largest E-Commerce Company Adds $7.8M Worth of Bitcoin to its Balance Sheet

Cyber Security3 days ago

U.S. and the U.K. Published Attack on IT Management Company SolarWinds

Aviation3 days ago

United Airlines Uses The Crisis To Diversify Latin American Network

Private Equity3 days ago

This Dream Job Will Pay You to Gamble in Las Vegas on the Company’s Dime

Blockchain2 days ago

“Privacy is a ‘Privilege’ that Users Ought to Cherish”: Elena Nadoliksi

Blockchain4 days ago

Cardano (ADA) Staking Live on the US-Based Kraken Exchange

Fintech3 days ago

The Spanish fintech Pecunpay strengthens its position as a leader in the issuance of corporate programs

Trending