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DTW Traffic Reaches Past Pre 9/11 Levels  
User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1898 times:

Now, if this is not a reason to hurry up and get the North Terminal underway, I don't know what is!



Fliers' use soars at Metro; record yearly pace possible

September 25, 2004

BY JEWEL GOPWANI
FREE PRESS BUSINESS WRITER

Detroit Metropolitan Airport reached a new monthly record in July for the number of passengers who used the airport.


Despite the struggles of major carriers -- United Air Lines Inc. is in bankruptcy, US Airways Inc. filed this month, and Delta Air Lines is threatening to file -- 3.4 million passengers arrived and departed from Metro in July.


And, while passenger loads for United and US Airways declined, July's pace is putting Metro on track for a record year to beat 2000, which saw 35.5 million passengers.


July is usually a good month for airport traffic. But it got an extra boost from low-fare carriers pushing fares down, airport spokesman Mike Conway said.


Metro Airport's July numbers saw the biggest push from its dominant carrier. Eagan, Minn.-based Northwest Airlines Inc. and its commuter airlines posted an increase of about 2 percent compared with last year, with an additional 245,604 departures and arrivals at Metro, its largest hub.

The complete article below:


http://www.freep.com/money/business/traffic25e_20040925.htm

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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7387 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1884 times:
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NW loadfactors have been at or above pre-9/11 levels for the 4 months. Yet our workforce and our fleet is 25 percnt smaller than it was four years ago.


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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1874 times:

Jetjack74:

So, is that a good thing? Better fleet utilization, better labour work rules?

dtwclipper


User currently offlineElectraBob From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 931 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1868 times:

Northwest's July load factor of 85.5% and Spirits' 84.4% are amazing....

Does anyone know if these airport passenger figures include charter flights out of DTW??? The charters (to Las Vegas, Cancun and Punta Cana) have been packed all summer....I woudn't be surprised if the load factors for charter aircraft is in the the 90 to 95% range, perhaps even higher.



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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7387 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1866 times:
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Not for the flight attendants and pilots. Outsourcing mainline flying to the regionals is keeping junior FA's out on furlough. Pilots are cycled in as retirements go through..


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User currently offlineFrugalqxnwa From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 565 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1858 times:

I am certainly glad to hear traffic is up, I certainly hope traffic keeps increasing so the legacies can survive.

User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7387 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1784 times:
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I certainly hope traffic keeps increasing so the legacies can survive
Ditto



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User currently offlineLtbewr From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12883 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1776 times:

I think the new terminal used almost exclusively by NW is a factor. It is a great facility, very user friendly with the tram system, plenty of windows (to see all of the DC-9's better!) plenty of stores. The improvements in the automotive business over the years and with more car parts suppliers based outside the Detroit area is probably also adding to the increasing use of DTW. The growth of WN, Spirit, other LCC's at DTW (although using the old terminal bldg.) also adds to the rising pax numbers. This is good news.

User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7504 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1708 times:

Umm last I knew WN was downsizing DTW, because they were not doing so hot at DTW??? Anyone got anymore info on that?????


"Some People Just Know How To Fly"- Best slogan ever, RIP NW 1926-2009
User currently offlineMoman From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1054 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1671 times:

TPA has also broken all pre 9/11 records. "Thanks for Traveling"

Moman



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