Articles tagged “bts”

Airlines Are Becoming Rational Businesses and Passengers Are Benefiting

Airlines Are Becoming Rational Businesses and Passengers Are Benefiting

Marisa Garcia, Skift

The level of profitability revealed in the latest BTS report is leaves the Big 3 U.S. airlines room to improve their in-flight products and passenger services, without breaking the bank. But they have achieved this profitability in large part by becoming better businesses. If they are to stay profitable when the next inevitable industry downturn comes, they will need to keep improving their retail models.

3 years ago

New York City Airports Had Highest U.S. Domestic Fares During 2014 Holiday Season

New York City Airports Had Highest U.S. Domestic Fares During 2014 Holiday Season

Dan Peltier, Skift

New York City has some of the nation's highest airfares, but the fourth quarter 2014 numbers show the rise of other business hubs like Houston was reflected in pricey ticket costs.

4 years ago

Nearly 850 Million Passengers Boarded U.S. Flights in 2014

Nearly 850 Million Passengers Boarded U.S. Flights in 2014

Dan Peltier, Skift

A small ray of sunshine for the big three legacy U.S. carriers engaging in a bloody Open Skies battle, although United and American probably aren't happy Southwest saw the most year-over-year passenger growth of any U.S. carrier.

4 years ago

U.S. Airline Traffic Snapshot for September 2014

U.S. Airline Traffic Snapshot for September 2014

Samantha Shankman, Skift

The drop in passenger load between August and September marks the transition between the high season for leisure travel and the start of an increase in business travel.

5 years ago

Trends In U.S. Airline Employment in 2013

Trends In U.S. Airline Employment in 2013

Rafat Ali, Skift

Besides the seasonal factors, the macro picture is that U.S. airlines are cutting flights to improve efficiency, and that also means lower number of full time employees.

6 years ago

Delta is the top U.S. airline in 2012, but the new American Airlines is coming

Delta is the top U.S. airline in 2012, but the new American Airlines is coming

Dennis Schaal, Skift

United CEO Jeff Smisek is on the record saying United doesn't want to be the world's largest airline. No worries: United's enplanements dropped 3.4% in 2012, as it didn't keep pace with growth by the larger Delta and Southwest airlines.

6 years ago

U.S. low-cost carriers add jobs this fall while legacy and regional airlines let people go

U.S. low-cost carriers add jobs this fall while legacy and regional airlines let people go

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Frontier Airlines' restructuring was a drag on the low-cost carriers' job increases as Spirit, Virgin America and Allegiant all posted double-digit gains.

7 years ago

Domestic airfares rose $6 in the third quarter, which is peanuts

Domestic airfares rose $6 in the third quarter, which is peanuts

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Since bag fees and other charges aren't included in the "fares," comparisons with bygone eras in aviation don't really work.

7 years ago

U.S. airlines collect $1.6 billion in fees in Q2, putting all majors in black

Rafat Ali, Skift

Maybe the airlines industry should rename itself as the ancillaries industry, since all growth is there AND customer service is now ancillary to everything else anyway.

7 years ago

Numbers don’t lie: Newark is the armpit of U.S. airports

Rafat Ali, Skift

And these delays are *after* taking into account the padded flights times that all airlines now do.

7 years ago