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Orlando Sanford International Airport
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Orlando International Airport is the major international gateway to the city of Orlando, Florida. Orlando is a major tourist destination and is served directly by international airlines from Europe, Canada and South America. Low-cost carriers such as Southwest Airlines and JetBlue maintain a significant presence at Orlando International. The airport is the largest airport serving the Orlando metropolitan region and is managed by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority.
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After toying with the idea of engaging in an initial public offering for more than year, the US ULCC Frontier Airlines now intends to go public as its major shareholder, ULCC specialist Indigo Partners, sets its sights on Argentina. Frontier has arrived at and passed many ULCC milestones, including producing unit costs excluding fuel below the USD6 cent benchmark for the ULCC model, placing it on par with its fellow ULCCs Spirit Airlines and Allegiant.
Frontier markets its product differently from other US ULCCs, giving passengers the options to purchase product in a bundled form or a la carte, but it still maintains ultra low fares. However, Frontier couldn’t escape the pricing pressure that permeated the US market in 2016, joining the majority of the country’s airlines in posting distinct yield and unit revenue declines.
Obviously, despite the pricing pressure and changing dynamics in the US market, Frontier remains bullish on the opportunities for ULCCs in the market place, concluding that numerous markets exist for it to operate profitably with low fares.
During the past several years Frontier’s network focus has been somewhat murky. Now Frontier’s network strategy is targeting high fare, underserved routes. And like its rival Spirit, Frontier also singles out medium sized markets that offer some protection from larger competitors.
One of the main drivers in Alaska’s pursuit of, and eventual acquisition of, Virgin America was strategically to bolster its position on the US west coast. Alaska is now leveraging its newly strengthened position in San Francisco to broaden its combined reach from the city with Virgin America, adding 12 new destinations from the airport by YE2017.
Alaska is upping competition with San Francisco’s largest airline, United, through its expansion at the airport, breaking United’s monopoly in many of its new planned routes. The growth shows that combined, Alaska and Virgin America are in a much stronger position to challenge United than Virgin America on a stand alone basis.
The new routes offered by Alaska are a mix of small and medium sized markets utilising Alaska’s growing fleet of Embraer 175s and Virgin America’s Airbus A320 family aircraft. Alaska’s new route profile from the airport illustrates the combined airline’s ability to offer more network breadth from San Francisco – through a more diverse fleet that should generate a larger pool of revenue for the company.
jetBlue Airways feels confident about its unit revenue trajectory, even as its 1Q2017 performance in that metric will be weaker than at some of its larger industry peers. The company has stopped short of predicting when its unit revenue will turn positive, opting not to set expectations that could fail to materialise.
Still, jetBlue believes its current and future network composition will position the airline to bolster its revenue generation, along with contribution from its Mint premium product, branded credit card pacts and fare bundles.
The company remains confident it can deliver competitive margins at growth rates in the high single digits for the near term. The majority of jetBlue’s growth centres on its focus cities, where it holds dominant positions. It continues to build out Boston and Fort Lauderdale, touting its ability to leverage its strong position in those markets to drive revenue.
For the past several years jetBlue has undertaken numerous initiatives to build up its corporate base, ranging from making its schedule offering attractive in Boston to the creation of Mint. The gamble on Mint has paid off, and helped jetBlue capture significant corporate share in Boston. But jetBlue fundamentally remains weighted toward leisure passengers, and the company believes a higher leisure passenger base should help it to maximise returns.
For the past year Spirit Airlines has alluded to changes in its network structure to include a larger number of smaller to mid-size markets as competitive dynamics in the US market place have shifted. Few details have emerged other than announcement that smaller markets, including Akron-Canton, Ohio and Hartford, Connecticut would join its network.
Now more clarity about Spirit’s strategy is emerging. The airline has declared its future network composition will still feature a mix of larger and smaller markets, but some changes are occurring in frequencies operated. Spirit has concluded there are opportunities to serve a number of markets less than daily while still preserving its cost advantage. Some of those types of changes are occurring in its existing service from Akron, and from new routes debuting from Pittsburgh and Hartford later in 2017.
New basic economy offerings debuting from American and United have generated a lot of industry buzz, but Spirit maintains a belief the changes in fare structures will ultimately firm up the pricing in North America.
During the past few years the Brazilian airline Azul has acquired and merged with TRIP to grow its stature in Brazil’s domestic market, and attempted to access the public markets at least two times. After securing equity investments from HNA Group and United, the airline is once again attempting to raise funds through an initial public offering.
Azul’s decision to access the public markets once again falls against a backdrop of still tenuous economic conditions in Brazil. The airline has been adjusting its operations as Brazil’s economy has weakened – through lower capacity growth, transferring aircraft to partner airlines and returning jets to lessors. However, Azul still has a healthy order book on hand for aircraft replacement and future expansion.
Although Azul’s long haul flights to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando that were launched in late 2014 drew much fanfare, its international expansion continues to be measured, with expansion during 2017 pegged for South America, and most notably through the establishment of a new operation in Uruguay.
During the past year the US ULCC Spirit Airlines has been working to define itself in a new operating environment where it is no longer ignored by its larger rivals. The shifts undertaken by Spirit have included a minor pivot to smaller markets. They have also included its efforts to improve its operational performance to compete more effectively with large airlines that are in the process of using new fare classes to withstand the competitive threat posed by ULCCs.
In many ways Spirit remains in the early phases of crafting a strategy to address new market realities in the US, and progress is difficult to ascertain. Over the course of the past year, when the airline began undertaking changes to adapt to changing competitive realities, pricing in the US market sagged, with collective industry unit revenues plunging.
With the industry likely to return to positive unit revenue during 2017, Spirit’s performance and execution of its strategy to sustain itself as the leading ULCC in the US market place will be scrutinised. Comparison of Spirit’s historical performance in some financial metrics will reflect the new realities in the US market.