Newkai From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 330 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4320 times:
Hope this hasn't been posted already...
Source: US Airways
US Airways Boosts Capacity in Washington, D.C. Area
Wednesday July 28, 12:01 pm ET
Brings Larger Jet Aircraft to Five Routes
ARLINGTON, Va., July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- US Airways will increase its capacity by up to 90 percent to five destinations from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport this fall, with the resumption of mainline roundtrip service to both Buffalo and Syracuse, N.Y., Indianapolis, and Manchester, N.H., as well as first-time mainline service between Reagan National and Columbus, Ohio, all beginning Sept. 8, 2004.
"We take yet another step forward with the implementation of US Airways' Transformation Plan by upgrading these important markets with dual-class mainline aircraft," said Andrew P. Nocella, US Airways vice president of network and revenue management. "Lower fares are stimulating our business to the point that the smaller aircraft are no longer the optimal choice in these markets."
US Airways will upgrade one of its five daily Washington-Columbus roundtrip flights from 50-seat regional jet (RJ) service to 737 service, adding 30 percent more seats and bringing mainline service to Columbus for the first time.
All three daily Washington-Buffalo flights will be upgraded from 50- and 72-seat RJ service to mainline service, flown using 120-seat Airbus A319 and 126-seat Boeing 737-300 aircraft and representing a 90 percent capacity increase in the market.
Between Washington and Syracuse, US Airways currently operates one 72-seat RJ and four 37-seat Dash-8 turboprop aircraft. Beginning in August, two turboprop flights will upgrade to 50-seat RJ service, and in September, one of the new RJ flights will be upgraded to 737 service, a 38 percent increase in seat availability from today's schedule.
Washington-Indianapolis service will shift from five daily 50-seat RJ flights to four-times daily service, with three 737s and one 50-seat RJ. The new schedule will offer customers 71 percent more seating capacity than previously had been available.
One daily outbound Washington-Manchester flight will be added to the three existing roundtrip flights, and will be operated using a 72-seat RJ. The current service is operated using 50-seat RJs, and one flight will be upgraded to 737 service, resulting in an overall seat capacity increase of 75 percent.
US Airways is Washington's hometown carrier and the largest flight operator at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, with nearly 180 daily departures to 46 nonstop destinations. The airline is also Arlington County's second largest employer with 1,988 employees. US Airways, US Airways Shuttle and the US Airways Express partner carriers operate over 3,300 flights per day to nearly 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America. For more information on US Airways flight schedules and fares, contact US Airways online at usairways.com, or call US Airways Reservations at 1-800-428-4322.
Zrb2 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 895 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 4225 times:
Interesting. US has really started to throw some larger jets to Buffalo in the last few months. So this means between WN, US and I-Air, you have a mere 1700 seats on a typical day from BUF - DCA/IAD/BWI.
Zrb2 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 895 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4069 times:
Oh yeah, forgot about UA Express to IAD now that Indy is on board. That definitely means at least 1800 seats are available nonstop to metro DC. Great for people like myself who travel this route a half dozen times a year but I have no idea how the market will sustain that many seats? Lot's of loyal US Airways frequent flyer passengers in Buffalo. WN has their share of loyal flyers as well. It will be interesting to see how well Indy Air fills up their planes.
Newkai From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 330 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4024 times:
According to my calculations:
Now 20 Flights
6:00am Independence Air CRJ to IAD
6:20 United Express CRJ to IAD
6:30 US Airways 733 to DCA
7:24 US Airways Express J41 to BWI
8:15 Independence Air CRJ to IAD
10:05 Independence Air CRJ to IAD
10:25 United Express CRJ to IAD
11:25 US Airways Express J41 to BWI
11:40 US Airways Express E70 to DCA
12:30pm Independence Air CRJ to IAD
2:10 US Airways Express J41 to BWI
2:20 Independence Air CRJ to IAD
2:30 United Express CRJ to IAD
3:05 US Airways Express DH8 to DCA
4:55 Independence Air CRJ to IAD
5:15 US Airways Express ERJ to DCA
6:00 Independence Air CRJ to IAD
6:20 US Airways Express J41 to BWI
7:28 United Express CRJ to IAD
9:05 Independence Air CRJ to IAD
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7716 posts, RR: 17 Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4010 times:
Actually I believe the Junkstream seats 28, but whose counting??
It would be nice to have a historical comparison when USAirways and United were both running mainline flights from DC to Syracuse, Buffalo, et al. Obviously fewer daily flights, but maybe as many seats.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia