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A tale of airport rail connections on two sides of the Pacific

Australia and the USA are similar in many ways. Both are large, developed countries with air travel-centric national transportation systems and automobile-oriented cities. Rail transit connections to their respective airports are also similar – notably that they are few and far between. Only airports in Brisbane and Sydney are connected to rail networks – defined […]

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Delta’s Memphis in maps

Delta Air Lines will cut 12 destinations and about 30 flights from Memphis International this September, as it de-hubs the former Northwest Airlines stronghold. Gone are flights to Baton Rouge, Fayetteville/Northwest Arkansas, Fort Lauderdale, Jackson, Knoxville, Little Rock, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Phoenix, St. Louis, Shreveport and Tulsa by 3 September. Remaining are 27 cities and […]

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United and Houston, one year later

United Airlines is making good on its threat to cut capacity at Houston Intercontinental, one of its largest hubs, finds a new Flightglobal Pro analysis. Capacity is down 11.4% this month compared to June 2012, Flightglobal/Innovata data shows. The Chicago-based carrier says that capacity is down 6% based on its internal data. The cuts come […]

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Phoenix seeks its place in the international sun

Phoenix Sky Harbor International is a bustling domestic airport, with competing hub operations on both Southwest Airlines and US Airways. If you are flying around the American southwest, odds are that you will pass through Phoenix at some point. City of Phoenix But if your destination is somewhere abroad, Dallas-Fort Worth or Los Angeles are […]

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What’s New York doing in Atlantic City?

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) has turned its sights south to the New Jersey beach resort and gambling mecca of Atlantic City for the region’s future air transport needs. The authority approved a long-term lease to operate and maintain Atlantic City International airport from 1 July, at its meeting on […]

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Much ado about the American-US Airways west

What if the new American Airlines cut connections at its Los Angeles (LAX) hub to focus on origin and destination (O&D) traffic, while boosting capacity through Phoenix? Maybe good network sense, finds a Flightglobal Pro analysis. While cutting LAX is near blasphemy today as the airport is American’s only toehold on the US west coast, […]

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Delta at LAX – tell me something I didn’t know

So Delta Air Lines is expanding at Los Angeles. What else is new? The Atlanta-based SkyTeam alliance member has been dribbling out the expansion since December when it loaded flights between Los Angeles and Seattle (from 8 April). Flights to Nashville (from 8 April) were added in January, Anchorage (from 21 June), Bozeman (from 22 […]

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Can Frontier succeed in Trenton?

Frontier Airlines will have 10 routes from Trenton-Mercer airport from April – barely six months since it began service to the airfield. The Denver-based low cost carrier began flights to Orlando in November 2012, is adding flights to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, New Orleans and Tampa later this month and in February, and announced flights […]

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American plays musical slots at Newark

Porter Airlines, United Airlines and Virgin America are waiting for the music to stop at Newark Liberty International airport.  American Airlines is awaiting bankruptcy court approval to terminate its existing leases for 14 slots to Porter (four) and United (10) and lease them plus one additional slot to Virgin America for $10,000 per month each […]

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San Diego looks south and east for new flights

San Diego International airport wants to build on its recent growth with new nonstop service to destinations mostly to the south and east, in the second instalment of Flightglobal’s two-part series on the airfield. Yesterday, we looked at Japan Airlines’ new nonstop service to Tokyo Narita on the Boeing 787 and Alaska Airlines’ growing focus […]

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