Using the T-1 dataset, we offer the following model, giving readers a sense of how the US airline industry performed through September.
Usually, we only give subscribers access to models, but it’s Christmas time, and you’ve been so good this year.
Remember, for optimal viewing, the double-headed arrow is at the bottom right of the model.
Some thoughts from the model:
- Page 1 – United averages significantly longer stages than its peers. Southwest has significantly shorter stages than its peers. This chart highlights just how different these airlines are in operational terms.
- Page 2 – select the airline to see how its numbers change over time. Given the average stages and flight times, Alaska and United must focus most on the passenger experience.
- Page 3 – Check out that V recovery in load factor! We anticipate the full-year flights will exceed 2019.
- Page 4 – A chart similar to Page 1; mouse over each ball to see the stats.
- Page 5 – The table at the top left is interesting. The red dot shows the high for the period. Allegiant and Hawaiian are lagging. In terms of market share, you can see how a JetBlue/Spirit deal grows its share. Also, Alaska/Hawaiian.
- Page 6 – a summary page
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