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Coming Soon: Delta PHX-SLC...14 Daily Nonstops!  
User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3276 posts, RR: 15
Posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2471 times:

Due curiousity about Delta's DFW pullout, I was randomly pulling up Delta's schedule on February 1, 2005 from Phoenix to Salt Lake City. I found 14 daily nonstops, one of which was a mainline 738, the remaining 13 were a mixture of CRJs and CR7s. In most cases, the flights run hourly. Is that a realistic expectation for Delta to expect that much O&D traffic between the two cities? Let's not forget HP and WN have a significant share of the market too.


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User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2448 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2392 times:

I was actually noticing this myself. That seems like a lot more seats than necessary. Sounds like Delta would rather have frequency than anything else. On top of Delta's 13 CRJ's and one 737, Southwest has 7 737's daily, and HP has 1 A320, 3 A319's, and 4 CRJ's.

That's a lof of traffic each way. Great for the consumer though  Big grin





You can't fix stupid.... - Ron White
User currently offlineLtbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13113 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2356 times:

Interesting, almost a shuttle like service like what DL/US ops at DCA/LGA/BOS. Maybe they have a lot of connecting services in either city, maybe a lot of Mormans going to SLC, lots of skiers?

User currently offlineJkudall From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 615 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2329 times:

In terms of capacity, that will put PHX-SLC with 840 daily seats. I don't think there will be any problem selling that amount of seats. As it is right now, the RJ flights between PHX-SLC are always oversold.

User currently offlineFrequentFlyKid From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2295 times:

Then hasn't HP or WN jumped on this?

User currently offlineFanoftristars From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1608 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2278 times:

I don't think this is too much.. It wasn't many years ago that DL was flying 762s and 757s to PHX from SLC. I'd rather they go back to mainline instead of a dozen CRJs.


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User currently offlineFA4B6 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2248 times:

Isnt there a huge mormon population in PHX and AZ? Would that have something to do with it?

User currently offlineDodgerslc From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2258 times:

There are 1110 passengers that travel between SLC and PHX daily. It is actually #2 behind LAX for SLC.

Here are the Top 10 daily domestic passenger origination and destination cities for Salt Lake City 4th Quarter 2003, the latest stats available:
From the U.S. Department of Transportation
http://ostpxweb.dot.gov/aviation/X-50%20Role_files/consumerairfarereport.htm

1. LAX 1230
2. PHX 1110
3. NYC (includes EWR, JFK and LGA) 929
4. LAS 920
5. SEA 834
6. DEN 783
7. PDX 676
8. OAK 626
9. SAN 623
10. SNA 583


User currently offlineBubbinski From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2178 times:

Quote from FA4B6:

"Isnt there a huge mormon population in PHX and AZ? Would that have something to do with it?"

Yes, there is, in Mesa in particular. And lots of family ties to Utah, and missionaries, students going to BYU, and business links, and people hitting the slopes when the snowflakes fall.



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