Travel search website Skyscanner has released a study of which US airports it believes airlines should look to expand in.
It is based on FAA forecasts and Skyscanner’s forward booking data through to 2045 and shows that passenger numbers are likely to increase in the south and north west of the United States.
The four suggested airports are Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Orlando, Las Vegas McCarran and Seattle-Tacoma.
Faical Allou, head of Skyscanner’s analytics, said, “The United States has one of the most vast and diverse air travel infrastructure networks in the world. Over the coming years this is certain to grow significantly. While many airport locations will expand their infrastructure, we believe Las Vegas, Seattle, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale airports, in particular, offer unique and appealing opportunities which airlines should pay attention to in order to gain an early competitive advantage.”
“Passenger traffic leakage to nearby catchment cities which could be addressed with new services by airlines, interesting stopover and connections prospects for these airports, coupled with the modernization initiatives already planned or underway make these four locations especially opportune for carriers.
“At Skyscanner we are in a unique position to offer these insights given that we sit on a wealth of forward looking projection based data generated from our more than 60 million users which we believe could help airlines unearth these prospects.”