Flyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1864 posts, RR: 3 Posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3456 times:
Hey all, I'm interested to know what are the largest sky bridges (routes with the highest frequency) operated in each individual airline. For Example Horizon Air's is SEA-PDX with more then 30 flights a day. Where as United's is probably SFO-LAX, I believe there are like 18 mainline a day on that one. But I'm interested to hear about other airlines as well and what their largest sky bridges are. Thanks a lot!
Aloha73g From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2320 posts, RR: 5 Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3362 times:
Flying the Interisland routes in Hawaii is kinda like riding the bus, but not nearly as much as a few years ago.
HNL-OGG: AQ=21 flights HA=21 flights Total: 42 flights
HNL-LIH: AQ=16 flights HA=15 flights Total: 31 flights
HNL-KOA: AQ=12 flights HA=11 flights Total: 23 flights
HNL-ITO: AQ=9 flights HA=6 flights Total: 15 flights
Now, especially since Aloha and Hawaiian have an antitrust immunity and can coordinate their capacites on these routes, both have cut the number of flights. In the mid 1990s, there were something like 80 flights a day between HNL-OGG on the AQ and HA combined. Keep in mind all these flights are between 20 minutes and 40 minutes in length, and are all operated by mainline aircraft: 737-200s for AQ and 717-200s for HA.
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That is a total of 180 daily flights both ways plus a 181st that operates daily except Tuesday. Not to mention that the final winter schedules for jetBlue have not been uploaded yet. Last year they did 16x FLL-JFK and 9x PBI-JFK.
During the summer there are slighly fewer flights, but it's not a huge difference.
And about the whole PBI in MIA/FLL thing, following the 2002 census figures released about a month ago, Miami and Palm Beach now make up one continuous metropolitan area: Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Miami Beach MSA, which is the 6th largest MSA in the country.
Elwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 7 Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2953 times:
I would imagine that ORD/MDW-LGA/JFK/EWR/ISP would be nearly as large as New York City to Miami/Fort Lauderdale, if not larger...
AA MDW/ORD - LGA/EWR/JFK, 29 flights both ways
UA ORD-EWR 9 flights
UA is dropping ORD-JFK
UA ORD-LGA 15 flights
WN MDW-ISP, 3 n/s west-to-east, 4 east-to-west
CO EWR-ORD 6 flights
CO EWR-MDW 6 flights
There have to be more than that, but that is what I've been able to find in 15 minutes...
So that's 65.5 flights each way, or 131 flights total, and that's just these four. The list may also be innaccurate, by which I mean short (UA was the only one wherein I found a printed schedule; the others are all reservations queries).
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AJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2380 posts, RR: 26 Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2751 times:
Qantas' busiest route is Sydney-Melbourne, with up to 26 flight a day in aircraft including Boeing 737s, 767s and 747s. A330 operations on this 'Cityflyer' route are being reduced as they are unable to meet the quick turnaround times required.