Detroit Wayne County Airport
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- Air Canada
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Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport is the main gateway to the city of Detroit, Michigan. Hosting domestic and international passenger and cargo services for over 25 airlines, the airport is a hub for airlines including Delta and Spirit Airlines.
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A 16-day US Government shut-down and continuing pressure created by the devaluation of Japan’s currency did not hinder Delta’s 3Q2013 earnings growth as profits improved by USD444 million year-on-year to USD1.2 billion (excluding special items).
With corporate demand holding steady and holiday bookings looking relatively solid for Nov-2013 and Dec-2013, Delta CEO Richard Anderson is declaring the carrier will post an all-time record profit during 2013.
Delta throughout much of 2013 has been riding a wave of positive momentum despite some miscalculation in the spool-up of its Trainer refinery, and the continuing pressure from the devaluation of the Japanese yen. Even as it makes proclamations of record profits for 2013, Delta’s CEO Richard Anderson stresses that the carrier is keeping its head down as it works to continue the carrier’s advancement.
After experiencing challenges in deploying its business model from the US mainland to Hawaii, conservative is the key word underpinning Allegiant Air’s strategy to expand into the Mexican market, which will appear in the carrier’s route map in Jun-2014 when it deploys flights to Mexico from its largest base and headquarters of Las Vegas.
Mexico has been on Allegiant’s radar even before the carrier first tabled plans to introduce service to Hawaii in 2010 and finally launched its Boeing 757-operated flights from the US mainland to Hawaii in 2012. As far back as 2008 Allegiant mentioned Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta and Cancun as potential destinations that would fit its model of introducing service from smaller US markets to large leisure markets.
Allegiant also launched its Hawaii platform from Las Vegas and still operates two weekly flights on the pairing even as it is adjusting capacity in some of the smaller markets it serves from Hawaii as filling the 217-seat aircraft (check this) has proven to be a challenge.
Spirit Airlines' latest expansion shows it has no concern over potential ultra low-cost encroachment
Spirit Airlines is turning its attention to Minneapolis in late 2013 with a seasonal push to four new destinations to complement its existing service to some of the largest markets from Delta’s fortress where the legacy carrier offers 456 daily departures.
The new links Spirit plans to introduce from Minneapolis in Nov-2013 reflects its stated goal for 2013 of connecting the dots in its network after making a huge domestic push beginning in 2010 into a number of major US metropolitan areas including Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston and Minneapolis, a market Spirit entered in Jun-2012. Just prior to that push the carrier plans to transition its Phoenix operations from Mesa Gateway to larger Sky Harbor, joining Frontier Airlines in jumping from Mesa to the larger and more well-known airport.
Spirit is forging ahead with its business model against the backdrop of the recent resignation of board chair William Franke and the sale of Spirit stock owned by his investment firm Indigo. The moves have fuelled speculation that Mr Franke is pursuing Frontier in order to fully transition that airline into a true ultra low-cost carrier.
Executives at Spirit Airlines often declare that if routes don’t reach profitability within a given time the carrier will yank the service and redeploy assets on a bevy of other routes it has in the pipeline. Now the company is applying that logic to two relatively new routes that have launched within the last year. Service between Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston that began in Sep-2012 is ending in Sep-2013 while flights it launched from Philadelphia to Las Vegas in Apr-2013 are ending in Jan-2014.
Since it began a rapid domestic expansion in 2011 Spirit has quickly eliminated some routes that fail to prove out its business case of reaching break-even or profitability within six months. It ended service from Dallas/Fort Worth to Boston and between Chicago O’Hare and Los Angeles within roughly a year from launch.
At the same time Spirit has decided to shave markets from Houston and Las Vegas, it is stepping up its seasonal service from Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) to Mexico, reflecting its strategy to use DFW as a springboard into transborder markets similar to its push from Fort Lauderdale to the Caribbean and Latin America that dominated the majority of its expansion during the last decade.
US ultra low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines has made sweeping changes to its network during the last few weeks as it attempts to find the right mix of profitable routes that act as shields from one of its largest competitors, Southwest Airlines.
The changes include axing a short-lived focus city in Colorado Springs, hopping between airports close in geographical distance and introducing new seasonal flights from its Denver hub. Despite the end to the brief test case of the Colorado Springs focus city, Frontier for now remains committed to building up point-to-point service from Trenton, New Jersey and Orlando, Florida.
While the argument could be made that Frontier’s swift reaction to ever-changing market conditions reflects the nimbleness that its smaller size allows, the constant upheaval could be a turn-off to customers that expect a certain level of network consistency. And as Frontier’s parent Republic Airways Holdings works to secure a sale of Frontier in early 2013, would-be buyers may be scratching their heads over the long-term value Frontier might provide.
Executives at Spirit Airlines believe the airline’s favourable financial performance during 4Q2012 and full year 2012 demonstrates the soundness of the carrier’s business model built on offering a comparatively lower base fare and garnering a large portion of ancillary revenue from various add-on products. At the moment the carrier holds a solid outlook for 2013, reflected by its planned supply expansion of roughly 22%. The carrier continues to move into legacy and low-cost stronghold markets in the continental US as part of its larger strategy to diversify from the lower-yielding south Florida market. Beginning in Feb-2013 and continuing over the year Spirit is introducing additional flights from Baltimore, Detroit, Denver, Houston, Minneapolis and Philadelphia.
A USD25 million hit to its revenue, resulting from operational disruptions from “superstorm” Sandy that struck the US east coast in Oct-2012, triggered an 18% drop in Spirit’s 4Q2012 profits year-over-year to USD20 million. Spirit has a large presence in Atlantic City, New Jersey, which chief marketing officer Barry Biffle stated was the epicentre of the storm. Spirit is the only carrier serving the airport, and presently (18-Feb-2013 to 24-Feb-2013) operates flights to Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, West Palm Beach, Orlando and Tampa, Florida and to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.