The US airline industry has consolidated around a few big brands. But even so, there are interesting patterns to watch. The animated chart below shows ASM growth from 2010 through September 2019.
- Watch the big three jockey for leadership – Delta truly shines
- Despite being #4, Southwest has sufficient critical mass to impact the big three on pricing, proving that disruptors impact even in an oligopoly.
- There is another race among the smaller airlines like JetBlue, Alaska, Hawaiian, and the LCCs.