An analysis of second- and third-quarter schedules at US majors Dallas/Fort Worth-based American Airlines, Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines, and Dallas-based Southwest Airlines show an aggregate domestic capacity boost of 4%, compared to just 1% internationally. However, the moves do not appear to be direct responses to Chicago-based United’s aggressive hub-fortifying strategy, according to Morgan Stanley analysts. The first-quarter split was 3% versus 2%. The splits generally align ...

Subscribe to Access this Entire Article

"US majors’ domestic growth boost not response to United plans, analysts say" is part of ATW Plus, our online premium membership. Subscribing will provide you access to exclusive news, carefully researched airline financial, fleet and traffic data, plus the option to receive our popular, award-winning print magazine. To learn more, click here. If viewing via ATW Mobile, please login and click "Read web article" to view fully. Questions? ATWPlus@penton.com.

Already registered? here.