Articles tagged “routes”

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U.S. Airlines Add Untapped International Routes in Next Stage of Growth

When U.S. airlines started making money again several years ago, they added flights to some of the biggest business destinations. But they have mostly filled in those gaps, so now they're taking chances on more unusual routes. Some will surely fail.

U.S. Airlines Add Untapped International Routes in Next Stage of Growth

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

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.

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

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British Airways Is Filling In Where South African Airways Is Fading

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.

British Airways Is Filling In Where South African Airways Is Fading

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Qantas Considers Chicago as Part of Its Long-Haul Expansion

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.

Qantas Considers Chicago as Part of Its Long-Haul Expansion

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Qantas Faces Funding Crunch Before Launching European Service

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

Qantas Faces Funding Crunch Before Launching European Service

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How American Airlines Chooses Which Routes to Fly

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

How American Airlines Chooses Which Routes to Fly

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American Airlines Is Not Prioritizing Launching Very Long Flights

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.

American Airlines Is Not Prioritizing Launching Very Long Flights

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Airlines Want Bigger Planes for Short-Haul Routes

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.

Airlines Want Bigger Planes for Short-Haul Routes

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

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.

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

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Allegiant Air Agonizes Over New Routes for Months or Even Years

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.

Allegiant Air Agonizes Over New Routes for Months or Even Years