Articles tagged “routes”

Qantas CEO Refines Plan for London Direct Flights as the Last Frontier of Aviation

Qantas CEO Refines Plan for London Direct Flights as the Last Frontier of Aviation

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

We can tell you unequivocally that Project Sunrise, as Qantas CEO Alan Joyce describes his plans for direct service to London, Paris, Frankfurt, New York and Chicago, would not indeed be the "last frontier" of aviation. But it would be a mighty fine step.

3 months ago

British Airways Is Filling In Where South African Airways Is Fading

British Airways Is Filling In Where South African Airways Is Fading

Richard Holmes, Skift

To the delight of local tourism authorities, British Airways has been only too happy to fill the gap left by an ever-shrinking South African Airways. This week, Durban was the latest African city to welcome a direct route to the United Kingdom.

7 months ago

Qantas Considers Chicago as Part of Its Long-Haul Expansion

Qantas Considers Chicago as Part of Its Long-Haul Expansion

Christopher Jasper, Bloomberg

Just after this story was written, Qantas rival Air New Zealand announced a new nonstop from Auckland to Chicago. Air New Zealand's main hub in Auckland is closer to Chicago than Qantas' Sydney base, so Air New Zealand has an advantage. But Qantas can probably make Brisbane-Chicago work.

1 year ago

Qantas Faces Funding Crunch Before Launching European Service

Qantas Faces Funding Crunch Before Launching European Service

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

Qantas' overseas expansion was already going to be tough — although an opportunity — with fluctuating fuel prices. The airline needs to invest in its fleet.

1 year ago

How American Airlines Chooses Which Routes to Fly

How American Airlines Chooses Which Routes to Fly

Brian Sumers, Skift

American is content to let United fly all the ultra-long-haul routes it wants. American is more focused on shorter stage lengths.

1 year ago

American Airlines Is Not Prioritizing Launching Very Long Flights

American Airlines Is Not Prioritizing Launching Very Long Flights

Brian Sumers, Skift

You might find the customer experience to be the most interesting aspect of an airline. But real aviation nerds obsess over airline schedules — where an airline flies, when, and with what plane.

1 year ago

Airlines Want Bigger Planes for Short-Haul Routes

Airlines Want Bigger Planes for Short-Haul Routes

David Fickling, Bloomberg

In recent years, Airbus and Boeing have introduced completely new airplanes for long-haul routes. Now, it's time for them to do the same for short-haul and regional flying. Boeing may move first, with its proposed 797. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.

1 year ago

World’s Busiest Air Route in 2017 Was to Tiny Island Off South Korea’s Coast

World’s Busiest Air Route in 2017 Was to Tiny Island Off South Korea’s Coast

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

The fact that most of the busiest routes in 2017 were outside of North America and Europe should be another wake-up call for how the future of travel is tilting toward destinations in Asia like Jeju Island, fueled by growth from enormous markets like China.

1 year ago

Allegiant Air Agonizes Over New Routes for Months or Even Years

Allegiant Air Agonizes Over New Routes for Months or Even Years

Brian Sumers, Skift

Allegiant can't fly its MD80s from some cities at certain times of the year. It sometimes cancels routes before they launch. And it's not interested in coast-to-coast routes. Learn why in this discussion with the airline's director of planning.

1 year ago

Why Airlines Should Look to Asia and the Middle East for Growth

Why Airlines Should Look to Asia and the Middle East for Growth

Brian Sumers, Skift

There's no doubt the airlines could sell a lot of tickets on these undeveloped routes. But would carriers make money fly them? Or would average fares be too low?

3 years ago

Small U.S. Airports Struggle to Attract New Service From Any Airline

Small U.S. Airports Struggle to Attract New Service From Any Airline

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Many small and medium sized airports are desperate for new flights. But big airlines tend to be skeptical, and rightly so. They sometimes struggle when adding new routes from smaller markets.

3 years ago

Chinese Airlines Fight for Greater Share of International Travel Market

Chinese Airlines Fight for Greater Share of International Travel Market

Todd Balazovic, China Daily

Chinese airlines have long focused on the domestic market, but the rapid growth of outbound travel represents a lucrative, though highly competitive, opportunity for growth.

5 years ago