Squirrel83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4058 times:
Do you think that NW or UA will pick up the slots in this market?
Delta Air Lines plans to reduce its flights to Missoula International Airport from eight to six 50-seat regional jets a day starting Dec. 1.
The schedule cuts by the bankrupt airline affect every commercial airport in Montana. Delta will reduce the total service by its regional carrier SkyWest Airlines in Montana from 50 to 36 flights a day. It is unclear how - or how many - employees will be affected.
TWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3176 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 4034 times:
Surprise Surprise same thing here in North Dakota. Northwest is reducing capacity in every market they serve (besides Minot MOT still 3 DC-9s a day). Other than that GFK FAR BIS DVL JMS are getting screwed a bit. But at the same time... if you think about it 8 flights a day to a place like Missoula... seems more to be after market share than profit... that 400 seats a day... to a city of 60,000 people... (with competiton from UA and AS). Thats a small market to compete in for 3 airlines. I guess if this helps them out, 6 flights a day is still a lot of frequency to a place as small as Missoula.
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TokyoNarita From Palau, joined Aug 2003, 570 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4009 times:
Quote: Delta Air Lines plans to reduce its flights to Missoula International Airport from eight to six 50-seat regional jets a day starting Dec. 1.
Actually, Among the Skywest CRJ200s, SLC-MSO will see one daily CRJ700 service by ASA so it is a small reduction in number of seats. Also, cities like BZN and BIL will also see some CRJ700 action coming that way this winter.
What slots? There aren't any. Just because one airline reduces service does not mean another has to increase it. NW and UA are in no better shape than DL. They are also looking to cut capacity at smaller markets like MSO, not increase it.