New York John F Kennedy International Airport
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New York John F Kennedy International Airport is the major international gateway serving the city of New York and the greater Tri-State metropolitan region - one of the world's most populous areas and a key financial centre. JFK is among the busiest airports in the United States. Apart from services from JetBlue, Virgin America and regional subsidiaries of the US majors, destinations served from JFK are almost exclusively intercontinental, with many major commercial centres across South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East served directly from JFK. The airport is a hub for JetBlue, American Airlines and Delta Air Lines.
Location of New York John F Kennedy International Airport, United States
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JetBlue’s recent launch of new service from Fort Lauderdale to its southern most destination Lima, Peru, marks an important milestone in the carrier’s strategy in Southern Florida that entails building up Fort Lauderdale to roughly 100 daily departures. Once Fort Lauderdale reaches that point, its strategic importance in JetBlue’s network will be solidified as the carrier penetrates deeper into the Caribbean and Latin America from Southern Florida.
The airline’s expansion from Fort Lauderdale continues unabated during 2014 when it launches flights to Montego Bay, Punta Cana and Port of Spain, further pressuring Spirit and Caribbean Airlines.
JetBlue presently serves two out of the three destinations – Montego Bay and Punta Cana – from other points in its network, so it believes it is executing the expansion from Fort Lauderdale efficiently as highlights its method of “connecting the dots”.
Emirates Airline carried 15% additional passengers in the first half of 2013/2014 compared to a year ago. The growth in volume has been led by Europe and the Middle East while Australia has seen the highest percentage growth. Saudi Arabia, the UK and Thailand have received some of the largest capacity injections. India and the UK remain Emirates' two largest markets based on seat capacity, but Saudi Arabia has overtaken Germany as the third-largest while Australia overtook the US, and Thailand overtook South Africa.
In terms of the rate of growth, the standouts were Portugal, Vietnam and Zambia – all with 100%-plus growth, albeit from a low base. But Emirates saw 40-50% growth in seven other countries, including Australia, Saudi Arabia and France.
Overall, 15% passenger growth and 16% capacity growth for an airline the size of Emirates is a considerable achievement. Full year capacity growth, however, is likely to be closer to 12%, making 2013/2014 one of the slower years at Emirates in recent times. Asia will be the largest market for growth, followed by Europe and the Middle East.
Norwegian Air Shuttle: Asia's longhaul LCC model comes to the N Atlantic (but watch falling profits)
Norwegian Air Shuttle reported a fall in 3Q2013 net profit, affected by Boeing 787 disruptions and weaker demand as a result of the good northern European summer weather. Nevertheless, Norwegian continues to build for the future and announced its first UK-US trans-Atlantic routes on 17-Oct-2013.
In Jul-2014, Norwegian will launch three long-haul routes from London Gatwick to Los Angeles, New York and Fort Lauderdale, in addition to the trans-Atlantic routes operated from its Scandinavian bases. The airline is already using 787-8s on its Bangkok service.
This will be the first modern attempt to introduce the successful Asian long-haul LCC model to the North Atlantic from the UK, a concept that Ryanair's Michael O'Leary has often floated in the past. Earlier this month Qantas subsidiary Jetstar took delivery of the first of a fleet of 787-8s that it will be using on long-haul routes in Asia. SIA subsidiary Scoot will receive 787-8/9s from late 2014 and AirAsia X will use A350-900s from 2018.
United Airlines has entered into the growing competitive fray on the US west coast with a push from its hubs in the region into two of Delta’s hubs. Competition was ignited by Alaska Air Group and Delta with Delta increasing its service footprint from Seattle to drive feed for its burgeoning Pacific operation from the airport.
United’s decision to add service from San Francisco to Atlanta and between Los Angeles and Minneapolis occurs as Delta in early 2014 begins a push into Seattle from the airport’s heavily travelled domestic markets to bolster its growing international footprint from Seattle with a particular focus on Asia.
The decision by United to add service into its west coast hubs is occurring against a backdrop of weaker than expected revenue performance for 3Q2013 driven by lower yields in some trans-Atlantic markets and competitive capacity in China that contributed to lower than expected yields in the carrier’s Pacific entity.
Etihad Airways has delivered on its pledge to unveil a new US destination, revealing Los Angeles as its fourth market in the country. Once the new service begins in Jun-2014 a new competitive element will be introduced between the Middle East and the US as Etihad’s new service creates new pressure for Emirates. At the same time, Etihad’s codeshare with American will be expanded to cover the new service even as rival Qatar readies to officially joined American-anchored oneworld. For the moment American appears comfortable having two Gulf partners, and does not see the need to cut any of its existing ties as its relationship with Qatar deepens.
Emirates remains the largest carrier operating between the US and the Middle East by a wide margin, but Etihad’s latest move shows that it is working to close the gap. Once Etihad’s new service begins, it will compete with Emirates on three of the four US routes it operates – JFK, Washington Dulles and Los Angeles – with more competition likely to ensue in the not too distant future.
Air Canada is planning to issue a request for proposal (RFP) to regional operators for certain transborder routes, presumably operated by its long-time partner Jazz. The plans come at a time the carrier has declared an aggressive unit cost reduction of 15% and works to improve its transborder performance that has been plagued during the past couple of years by overcapacity and pricing pressure.
But the move by Canada’s largest carrier also reflects its continuing efforts to diversify its regional aircraft operating platform as a means to keep costs in check. For Jazz and other regional carriers, the move illustrates the now established and permanent trend of an ever-shrinking pool of North American regional carriers whose heyday from the late 1990s to the mid-2000s is now just a fading memory.
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