Articles tagged “bts”

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Airlines Are Becoming Rational Businesses and Passengers Are Benefiting

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.

Airlines Are Becoming Rational Businesses and Passengers Are Benefiting

Airlines

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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U.S. Airline Traffic Snapshot for September 2014

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.

U.S. Airline Traffic Snapshot for September 2014

Airlines

Trends In U.S. Airline Employment in 2013

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.

Trends In U.S. Airline Employment in 2013

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

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.

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

Airlines

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

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

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

Airlines

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

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

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

Airlines

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

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.

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

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