Usairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3099 posts, RR: 8 Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 13529 times:
There are so many things to consider this is a rather broad statement. Like mentioned already you have to decide whether you are just including LAX and SFO or area airports.
Also is it the busiest corridor with regards to what, aircraft movements or number of paxs. Because for the most part flts between the LAX area and SFO area are narrowbodies. I'm sure there are some Asian markets in which several 747's and 777's fly each day in a domestic configuration. meaning it would take 3 or 4 737's to equal the number of paxs of 1 747.
Jupiter2 From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 757 posts, RR: 1 Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 13485 times:
SYD/MEL is very busy as well.
A quick count of a typical Monday shows 31 QF flights (a mix of 744, 330's, 763's and 737's) offering approx 7240 seats. Virgin Blue have some 20 737's offering approx 3600 seats, thats a total of 51 flights and 10840 seats.
There are also a few international connector flights such a UA and TG as well as 4 JQ flights to Avalon near Melbourne.
For just QF and VB at an 80% load factor (a coomon figure for OZ domestic flights) that would be 8384 per day, 58688 per week or 3 051 776 per year, on some 18615 flights.
While these figures are by no means accurate, they would not be to far off. Not to bad for a metropolitan market pair of approx 8 million people, especially when a lot of people can drive between the cities in approx 10-12 hours, and do, plus a few train services each day.
There are more in there, but those are off the top of my head and all have at least 3 dailies. Also, if you added PHX in there (only 3-4 hours from the CA border) you would add more than 60 flights to multiple destinations
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Steeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 8815 posts, RR: 19 Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 13342 times:
Quoting Supa7E7 (Reply 15): Hmm, probably the biggest "hot spot" for air traffic, (if you will) is the NE United States, inside this polygon:
California may have lots of traffic, but not as much as this.
Definitely, the Northeast airspace is insanely busy, especially between BOS, JFK-EWR-LGA, PHL, BWI, DCA-IAD... I-95 is jammed, Amtrak is jammed, the air is jammed... damn, everything up there is jammed...
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Usairways85 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 3099 posts, RR: 8 Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 13318 times:
You just added a bunch of cities that only receive RJ service from LAX, LAX, SFO and SAN
These are rough estimates but i can't be off by that much
JFK-BOS at least 10 flts
LGA-BOS at least 20-30 flts
EWR-BOS at least 20 flts
PHL-BOS at least 20-25 flts
DCA-BOS at least 15-20 flts
BWI-BOS at least 10 flts
IAD-BOS at least 10 flts
PHL-LGA at least 10 flts
DCA-LGA at least 20 flts
IAD-LGA at least 5-10 flts
BWI-LGA at least 5-10 flts
DCA-PHL at least 10 flts
BWI-PHL at least 5-10 flts
IAD-EWR at least 10 flts
IAD-JFK at least 5 flts
IAD-PHL at least 5 flts
That's an estimate of 190 flts a day just between those 8 cities now double that for return trips and thats about 400 flts a day.
That's just flts from DCA, IAD, BWI, PHL, EWR, LGA, JFK, and BOS
now add PVD, MHT, BDL, ISP, ALB, MDT, ABE
QANTAS077 From China, joined Jan 2004, 5746 posts, RR: 49 Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 13257 times:
77 flights per day from mainland Japan to Sapporo of which 43 are from Tokyo with NH/JL, not including other domestic carriers.
the mix of 744, 773, 763 used from Tokyo and Osaka is staggering, i don't think you could count the seats because accurate info on JL/NH domestic configs is hard to find...i know the 744D with NH is configured to something like 600+, the 773 is 500+ also. not sure of the JL configs but it would be similar...just from Tokyo alone it would be about 18000 seats per day.
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