The latest analyses of airline schedules for S18 (the 2018 peak travel season for airlines, which runs from the end of March to the end of October) give definitive proof that low-cost long-haul carriers are driving air traffic increases and show that a key cluster of U.S. cities are the top points of entry and departure for long-haul travelers who like to fly cheap: Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK), Newark (EWR) and Fort Lauderdale All four will experience substantial increases in long-haul traffic this year, as indicated in the table below.
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser for w/c 6 August 2018 and wc/7 August 2017. Long-haul is defined as flights of greater than 4,500 kilometers (Just less than 3,000 miles); anna.aero
The table below shows which low-cost long-haul carriers which will be experiencing the largest increase in lift capacity bin S18 vs. S17. Those with flights to the U.S. are Norwegian, Azul, WOW, LEVEL, and WestJet. Latvia-based Primera Air, new entrant to the low-cost long-haul scene in 2018, is number six in the above table, and will be offering transatlantic flights to Boston, Newark and Toronto Pearson from Birmingham, London Stansted and Paris (CDG).
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser for w/c 6 August 2018 and wc/7 August 2017. Long-haul is defined as flights of greater than 4,500 kilometers (Just less than 3,000 miles); anna.aero.