Jacksonville International Airport
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2347m x 46m
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- Air Canada
Delta Air Lines
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- Aer Lingus
All Nippon Airways
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
Royal Air Maroc
Virgin Atlantic Airways
Operating as both a military and civilian airport, Jacksonville International Airport is the gateway to Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida. Jacksonville International Airport hosts domestic and regional passenger and cargo services for over 10 airlines including Delta Connection and United Express.
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Air Canada believes that changes it is making to business strategy – aircraft densification and the expansion of its low cost subsidiary, rouge – are positioning the airline to weather uncertain economic conditions in Canada and in other geographical regions.
A decline in industry domestic capacity later in 2016 should benefit Air Canada and rival WestJet, but Air Canada’s yields will continue to decline because certain components of its strategy blueprint – longer stage length and a higher proportion of leisure travellers – dictate a decrease in yields.
Although Air Canada has ceased offering capacity guidance, most of its planned expansion of supply in 2016 is pegged for international markets as it works to craft a global network that rivals that of its large North American peers. Perhaps to reassure investors that it is prepared to act rationally if conditions suddenly worsen, Air Canada is stressing the flexibility it retains to adjust its fleet and redeploy capacity from underperforming markets to other regions of its network.
A modest push by Delta Air Lines out of JetBlue’s fortress in Boston during 2014 raised questions about the mega airline’s intentions for Boston, and if its moves signalled heightened competition with the airport’s largest airline JetBlue.
Over a year later the two airlines appear to be coexisting peacefully in Boston, leveraging their respective strengths as the airport’s two largest airlines. JetBlue has roughly 125 daily departures from the airport, pushing forward to its goal of 150.
Delta, meanwhile, appears to be making minor changes in Boston, leveraging new markets where it has areas of strength and shedding routes that may not be working within the larger context of its network.
Allegiant Air is making some subtle network shifts as consolidation in the US airline industry has made operating from mid-size hubs more viable for the airline. During 2014 it has rapidly built up Cincinnati, as Delta has pulled down service at its smaller hub to maximise its network utility.
During 2015 Allegiant is introducing flights from other mid-size markets as it concludes those larger regions may not require as much deep discounting as some smaller markets within its network. The airline is also using its Airbus narrowbodies to increase its network breadth by placing those jets in markets unviable for its MD-80s, which still comprise the majority of its fleet.
Allegiant’s moves show that even as the US market may appear to have reached a steady state of maturity, market dynamics within that framework are changing, albeit at less dramatic levels.
JetBlue has spent most of 2014 defending its business model to shareholders and equity analysts that are growing increasingly impatient over rewards, and in some cases are pushing the airline to steer its strategy away from its historically customer friendly philosophy.
Wall Street is having trouble comprehending the customer “sweet spot” JetBlue is targeting – and which for that reason is a tough segment to quantify. As JetBlue transitions, it isn't generating the sort of returns the analysts are lusting for.
In other areas JetBlue seems to be making all the right moves – driving down costs, boosting ancillary revenue, and building up its network in areas where it holds strength and quickly builds profitability – Florida and the Caribbean.
All those elements appear to be a logical plan of action; but JetBlue still finds itself on the defensive, and may find itself stuck in that position for the short to medium term. CEO Dave Barger is meanwhile sticking to his guns. The new formula will take time to stick with passengers though; hopefully they will agree with his market perception of what they want.
Cancellation of an interline and frequent flyer tie-up between American Airlines and JetBlue is a direct result of the American and US Airways merger and the new combined airline’s improved positioning on the US east coast driven by the Philadelphia hub at legacy US Airways.
A product of the integration under way between US Airways and American, the new American’s hub in Philadelphia was simply too close to both Boston and JFK airports covered by the relationship between American and JetBlue.
While the termination of the agreement between American and JetBlue is a small development in the complex integration occurring between US Airways and American, it is another by product of the changing dynamics that consolidation is ushering into the aviation business landscape.
Delta Air Lines appears to be attempting to take a chunk of JetBlue’s successful build-up at Boston Logan for itself as a round of new route launches Delta has planned beginning in Mar-2014 are in markets largely dominated by JetBlue. While it is not as aggressive as some of Delta’s latest moves including a full-blown assault on long-time partner Alaska Airlines at its hub in Seattle, the minor push from Boston does reflect Delta’s no holds barred approach in ensuring it has ample presence in strategic US domestic markets.
JetBlue is by no means unfamiliar with competition from Delta as the Atlanta-hubbed carrier holds a significant seat share from JetBlue’s JFK hub, and in late 2012 and early 2013 added pressure to JetBlue in markets from both JFK and New York LaGuardia.
The move to bolster competition with JetBlue in Boston is interesting, and Delta could be adding service to feed Virgin Atlantic’s Heathrow flights as its joint venture with Delta begins. Delta’s additions will do little to change JetBlue’s dominance in Boston, but it does send a message that the carrier will remain aggressive in leveraging its network as United, at some point, will presumably will reap the synergies of its merger and American and US Airways officially start combining their operations.