Routesonline analyses the North American aviation industry, taking a monthly look at the top routes served and revealing the airlines that are dominating the market. We also rank the top ten airports by available seat capacity and examine the most common aircraft used.
July 2017 update - All data provided by OAG
Top North American airline routes
Vancouver International (YVR) - Toronto Lester B Pearson (YYZ) had the most available capacity in July 2017, up 8.6 percent on June, following increases by Air Canada, Sunwing Airlines and Westjet. Only one international route, New York J F Kennedy (JFK) - London Heathrow (LHR), featured in the top ten.
Top North American airlines
American Airlines, Delta, Southwest Airlines and United increased their month-on-month capacity by 3.3 percent, 2.7 percent, 2.6 percent and 3.8 percent in July 2017 compared with June. Air Canada recorded the largest percentage capacity growth in the top ten airlines, with an 11.1 percent rise.
Top North American airports
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Delta's flagship hub, had a 5.06 percent capacity share of the North American market in July 2017, based on total available seats.
The full North American aviation industry data
Top North American routes (July 2017):
|Rank||Airport||Capacity (available seats)||% change (June vs July 2017)|
|1||Vancouver International (YVR) - Toronto Lester B Pearson (YYZ)||400390||8.6%|
|2||San Francisco (SFO) - Los Angeles International (LAX)||399919||-1.9%|
|3||Los Angeles International (LAX) - New York J F Kennedy (JFK)||357274||4.6%|
|4||New York LaGuardia (LGA) - Chicago O'Hare International (ORD)||331456||0.2%|
|5||New York J F Kennedy (JFK) - London Heathrow (LHR)||316653||3.0%|
|6||Los Angeles International (LAX) - Seattle-Tacoma International (SEA)||308985||3.4%|
|7||Los Angeles International (LAX) - Chicago O'Hare International (ORD)||296324||3.0%|
|8||Los Angeles International (LAX) - Las Vegas McCarran International (LAS)||293800||2.5%|
|9||Calgary (YYC) - Toronto Lester B Pearson (YYZ)||284041||25.7%|
|10||Kahului (OGG) – Honolulu (HNL)||278069||6.6%|
Top North American airlines (July 2017):
|Rank||Airline||June 2017 (capacity)||July 2017 (capacity)||% monthly change|
|2||Delta Air Lines||18662475||19165022||2.7%|
|7||JetBlue Airways Corporation||3623735||3802968||4.9%|
Top North American airports (July 2017):
|Rank||Airport||June 2017 capacity (available seats)||July 2017 capacity (available seats)||% monthly change|
|1||Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Intl||5240453||5345718||2.0%|
|2||Los Angeles International||4437809||4646669||4.7%|
|3||Chicago O'Hare International||4230985||4403894||4.1%|
|4||Dallas Dallas/Fort Worth Intl||3447876||3586812||4.0%|
|5||New York J F Kennedy International Apt||3286918||3482047||5.9%|
|8||Toronto Lester B Pearson Intl||2461250||2747276||11.6%|