Xpfg From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 633 posts, RR: 7 Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2479 times:
The CRJ is able to do MOD. It's been long debated, but the airport officials continue to suggest it would be of no issue. It would make more SENSE for US to do LAS, as it's the #1 requested route right now for MOD.
OO just started the LAX route out of MOD, and it's been holding quite strong. Even stronger now is SFO, as with the advertising of LAX, many people now realize there has been service for a long while to MOD, and to SFO...not just LAX. I fly through MOD 5-6 times a week, twice a day, and the loads are continually good. SFO usually ranges in the 23-28 range. There are a couple downtimes every now and then though. LAX has reported an 88-90% load factor thus far.
With the success of G4 in SCK in just a month (expanding from 3 flights to 5), it's almost stupid for any regional to not pick up LAS from MOD, including OO. However, it seems OO is very cautious in how things are planned and done, and usually takes an extra push to make a new route. An example of this is when MOD-LAX was announced, it was originally a QX deal, but OO jumped right in on it after the QX announcement. My guess is it would take something like this to happen again, however, YV would probably be the one to make the offer, and they don't usually give into OO very easy...or anyone for that matter! It's obvious a 30 seat plane, the EMB-120 (especially once a day), to LAS alone would be full everytime, especially taking into fact what G4 has done, as said. Time will tell I guess!
I for one would like to see LAS come to town...however, I don't want to over saturate the market. One example may be DEN...it's one of the top destinations out of MOD, however, adding such a route could hurt the loads on SFO or even LAX.
Xpfg From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 633 posts, RR: 7 Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2461 times:
Like I said, OO tends to shove when other airlines shove for the same market...and usually a market they are the only one at. However, I don't see YV giving up very easily if they opt for MOD-LAS and if OO doesn't do something about it first, I would say YV (US Air Express) would be the one to do the route. Time will tell...or not.
One other thing to note is that MCE is losing it's Scenic service to Vegas, so YV may try to pick up the pieces there. If that's the case, I really don't see them going for MOD.
DesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1424 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2419 times:
Until a few years ago, HPExpress ran a couple of SCK-PHX RJ flights. From what I understand they were usually full. PHX would be a better connection hub than LAS for possible MOD flights.. As was already said, with Allegiant running flight to LAS out of SCK, MOD service to LAS would make not sense.