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Fastest Growing U.S. Airline?  
User currently offlinenoise From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1788 posts, RR: 4
Posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3508 times:

Just curious...anyone know which U.S. airline is growing the fastest? I'm noticed Allegiant has been growing very fast lately; can they be considered the fastest growing?

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User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4506 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3492 times:

I've been noticing the same thing. It would appear to me that they're the fastest expanding "small" airline. But that's just a guess.

User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5441 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3406 times:

If you want to believe David Cush, the answer would certainly be Virgin America! (Personally, I don't...)

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User currently offlineBOStonsox From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1990 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3269 times:

Technically, the DL/NW merger would make DL the fastest growing airline and the same will be said of CO/UA should that be approved.


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User currently offlinepoint2point From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 2763 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3215 times:

Quoting BOStonsox (Reply 3):
Technically, the DL/NW merger would make DL the fastest growing airline and the same will be said of CO/UA should that be approved.

On that basis, and over the last couple of years, then most likely DL/NW would be first followed by F9/YX.


User currently offlinenoise From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1788 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3125 times:

OK not including mergers (my question was regarding natural, organic growth as opposed to growth through acquisitions!)

User currently offlinekingcavalier From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 1309 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3089 times:

Quoting point2point (Reply 4):
On that basis, and over the last couple of years, then most likely DL/NW would be first followed by F9/YX.

Frontier claims to be the fastest growing US major airline -

http://blog.cheapoair.com/news/front...t-growing-major-carrier-in-us.aspx

Lots of new nonstop routes -

DEN - PHF
DEN - LGB
DEN - SBA
DEN - BKG
DEN - MSY
MCI - MSY
MCI - CMH
MKE - TUS
MKE - BKG
DEN - GRR
DEN - MSN
MKE - SEA
MKE - SAN
MKE - BDL
DEN - SDF
STL - PVR
DEN - GRB
MKE - CUN
DEN - FAI
DEN - ZIH
MCI - SJD
MCI - AUS
DEN - HDN
MKE - SFO

The list goes on and on.

[Edited 2010-07-16 20:55:48]

[Edited 2010-07-16 21:03:49]


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User currently offlineSchweigend From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 621 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3086 times:

My guess would be Allegiant, first--hasn't their growth rate been like 30-40pct YOY? Then F9, JetBlue, VX, FL. But Allegiant has to be the tops.

And every couple of weeks I get to see that lovely starburst Mad Dog tail when they are IAH terminal A (they usually use F9's gate, DGS handling).

Scottie


User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7919 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2993 times:

It may help to specify % or #, because a airline that goes from 1 flight to 10 grew 1000%  


Ironically I have never flown a Delta MD-90 :)
User currently offlineSchweigend From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 621 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2952 times:

Quoting DeltaMD90 (Reply 8):
It may help to specify % or #, because a airline that goes from 1 flight to 10 grew 1000%

Yes. This is all so relative. How about basing the comparison on sheer pax # growth? I would then think maybe VX on top, then Allegiant? I've no real numbers to base this on. I should pull out the last ATW issue and look at the charts in the back, but my eyes are too tired.


User currently offlineDeltaMD90 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 7919 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2945 times:

A time frame also changes things. If you go back far enough I bet you'd see WN on top (excluding mergers.) Going back not too far you'd probably see VX with a good growth


Ironically I have never flown a Delta MD-90 :)
User currently offlinedl767captain From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 2539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2775 times:

What about WN? They aren't expanding as much anymore but they seemed to be one of the fastest growing...

User currently offlineSchweigend From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 621 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2740 times:

WN has always been one of the fastest-growing...now they are holding steady. One thing that has always impressed me over the years is that DL has consistently been tops for pax numbers--thanks to that incredible ATL hub--even way before the merger. Lots of short segments.

Allegiant and VX are still the ones for me in answer to this question. (I hope VX makes it through.)


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