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User currently offlinestl1326 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 496 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 8454 times:

What is Southwest's top 20 cities in terms of daily departures? Also what cities have the most non-stop destinations served? I know Chicago, Baltimore, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Orlando, and Los Angeles are up there in the top 10 or so but how many daily departures does each city have.....any help would be appreciated.

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User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3289 posts, RR: 45
Reply 1, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 8451 times:

Well here's their top 10:

http://www.southwest.com/about_swa/p...actsheet.html#Top%20Ten%20Airports

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22923 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 8405 times:

Top 10, as Longhornmaniac pointed out, are:

LAS 222
MDW 216
PHX 177
BWI 172
DEN 144
HOU 130
DAL 128
LAX 115
OAK 109
SAN 95

Among the next 10 - with approximate flight numbers - are MCO (not far behind SAN), TPA (80s), STL (low 80s), BNA (high 70s), and FLL (not sure of the number). WN really doesn't have that many stations between 25 or 30 daily flights and 70 or 75.



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User currently offlinelambertman From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2073 posts, RR: 36
Reply 3, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 8197 times:

I believe St. Louis will have 84 flights in the spring and Orlando will drop behind that with the changes.

I heard back in St. Louis that WN is installing four high E-gates (20, 22) at Lambert to alleviate the gate wait problems. Can anyone please confirm or find out for me? Gracias.

If Newark flights are started as many have speculated the gates will be necessary.


User currently offlinenwaesc From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 3386 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 8112 times:

Conversely, what's the smallest WN station? ECP? JAN? Anyone have a bottom 10?


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User currently offlineSurfandSnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2864 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 8055 times:

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 2):
WN really doesn't have that many stations between 25 or 30 daily flights and 70 or 75.

Not true.

Since WN all but dominates the intra-California market, every California station has well over 30 daily flights thanks to the prevalence of ultra-high frequency "shuttles" between Nor Cal and So Cal population centers, especially when it comes to Bay Area-Greater LA. BUR, which only has n/s WN service to 5 markets (PHX, LAS, OAK, SMF, and SJC) hosts approximately 50 daily flights since all 5 of those routes are flown about 10x daily. Even ever-struggling economic basketcase ONT, newly (re-)added SFO, and slot-restricted (ok, capacity controlled) SNA have over 40 daily flights. Meanwhile, both SMF and SJC fall in the airline's top 20 category.

In Texas, you see a similar pattern, although only SAT and AUS are of much significance (ELP *might* have just over 30 daily flights, though). Thanks to those shuttle-type operations from SAT/AUS to HOU/DAL, the numbers quickly add up. Unlike the California markets, AUS and SAT are also geographically well-positioned to serve as stops for mid-haul and even transcontinental traffic flows. Thus, they see ~50 daily flights just like California markets but n/s service to far more destinations.

Then you have all the other convenient mid-size airports that WN dominates and routes a lot of traffic through: SLC, MCI, ABQ, etc. SEA, PDX, PHL, and several other markets also see well over 30 daily WN flights (but nowhere near 70, either).



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User currently offlineScottB From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6751 posts, RR: 32
Reply 6, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 8043 times:

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 2):
WN really doesn't have that many stations between 25 or 30 daily flights and 70 or 75.

Actually, they have quite a few stations with roughly 40 to 70 daily departures -- SNA, BUR, SMF, SJC, SFO, AUS, SAT, ELP, ABQ, PHL, SEA, PDX, SLC (and FLL falls in there as well with just over 40). MSY is in the high 30's, I think, as is RNO.

Quoting nwaesc (Reply 4):
Conversely, what's the smallest WN station?

I'm fairly certain that's CRP, with 5 daily trips to/from HOU.

[Edited 2010-10-09 12:57:05]

User currently offlinequadagon From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 34 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 7980 times:

Bottom Ten

Corpus Christi: 5
Panama City: 8
New York (LGA): 8
Jackson: 8
Midland: 10
Ft. Myers: 10
PBI: 11
Washington Dulles: 11
Lubbock: 11
Harlingen: 11

This is from wikipedia data, so take it with a grain of salt... Heres the link (it shows data for all of WN's destinations)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southwest_Airlines_destinations

^----Scroll to the bottom of this page to see data



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User currently offlinenwaesc From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 3386 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 7956 times:

Quoting ScottB (Reply 6):
Quoting quadagon (Reply 7):

Thank you both!



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User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6422 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 7799 times:

I read on here recently, that WN has downsized PHL. What was their peak schedule and what is it now?

Also, what cities do they fly to BOS and how many departures do they have at BOS?

Thanks   



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User currently offlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8232 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7737 times:

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 9):
Also, what cities do they fly to BOS and how many departures do they have at BOS?

16 daily flights to BWI, MDW, DEN, PHL, PHX, and STL. They're growing quickly and might soon outpace MHT and PVD!



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User currently offlinelucky777 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 552 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7725 times:

I would think MCO would break the top 5 after the Airtran buyout is complete.

User currently offlineQANTAS747-438 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1936 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7679 times:

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 9):
I read on here recently, that WN has downsized PHL. What was their peak schedule and what is it now?

PHL has 55 departures midweek and around 44 on Saturdays.



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User currently offlinestl1326 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 496 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7573 times:

Thanks for all the replies....
Quoting lambertman (Reply 3):
I believe St. Louis will have 84 flights in the spring and Orlando will drop behind that with the changes.

I heard back in St. Louis that WN is installing four high E-gates (20, 22) at Lambert to alleviate the gate wait problems. Can anyone please confirm or find out for me? Gracias.

If Newark flights are started as many have speculated the gates will be necessary.

Southwest is already operating out of E20 but there was talk in the Airport Commission meeting in July about Southwest being interested in adding a gate.....we shall see what happens.....when the merger is complete and they move Airtran to the E concourse they are definitely going to need more gates.

Quoting quadagon (Reply 7):
This is from wikipedia data, so take it with a grain of salt... Heres the link (it shows data for all of WN's destinations)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southwe...tions

I don't know how accurate this page is either but it was very helpful.

[Edited 2010-10-09 15:13:03]

User currently offlineScottB From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6751 posts, RR: 32
Reply 14, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7521 times:

Quoting stl1326 (Reply 13):
I don't know how accurate this page is either but it was very helpful.

It's not terribly accurate, because it says 16 daily departures from BOS, but...

Quoting N766UA (Reply 10):
Also, what cities do they fly to BOS and how many departures do they have at BOS?

16 daily flights to BWI, MDW, DEN, PHL, PHX, and STL. They're growing quickly and might soon outpace MHT and PVD!

Actually, 26 daily departures from BOS; BWI and PHL alone add up to 16 departures. This may already be more than MHT.


User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5411 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 7519 times:

Quoting stl1326 (Thread starter):
Hhow many daily departures does each city have.....any help would be appreciated.

Here's the information straight from WN; it's not always completely up-to-date but it's the best you can do without going thru a flight schedule yourself!

http://swamedia.com/channels/City-Fact-Sheets/pages/fact-sheets

bb


User currently offlinestl1326 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 496 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 7357 times:

Quoting SANFan (Reply 15):
Here's the information straight from WN; it's not always completely up-to-date but it's the best you can do without going thru a flight schedule yourself!

http://swamedia.com/channels/City-Fact-Sheets/pages/fact-sheets

bb

That's awesome....thanks!.....I didn't even know they had that on their website.

[Edited 2010-10-09 16:30:16]

User currently offlinemichman From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 504 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6847 times:

Hmm, check out the photos -- http://swamedia.com/photos
Notice anything odd about the photos for "Detroit International Airport"?


User currently offlineAirFrance744 From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6786 times:

This is currently with combined operations of AirTran and Southwest. http://www.gcmap.com/featured/20100928


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User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3083 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6744 times:

Quoting michman (Reply 17):

Brings a whole new meaning to DIA...  



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User currently offlineMeteorologist From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6496 times:

Quoting JetsGo (Reply 19):
Brings a whole new meaning to DIA...

No doubt about that, lol. It does have a certain McNamara-ish look to it, which would make it even more incorrect if it weren't DEN.


User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22923 posts, RR: 20
Reply 21, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 5928 times:

Quoting ScottB (Reply 6):
Actually, they have quite a few stations with roughly 40 to 70 daily departures -- SNA, BUR, SMF, SJC, SFO, AUS, SAT, ELP, ABQ, PHL, SEA, PDX, SLC (and FLL falls in there as well with just over 40). MSY is in the high 30's, I think, as is RNO.

I think my point is valid, but my numbers were off - I put the gap too low and made it too big. It's more like between 50 and 80 flights, and there are only 4 or 5 stations in that range (ABQ, SMF, MCI, SJC). TPA, STL and BNA are right around the top end of that range, and there are quite a few cities right around 50 (BUR, FLL, AUS, PHL, SNA). But between those "bookends," there are relatively few stations.



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User currently offlinelv From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 2005 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (3 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4479 times:

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 2):
LAS 222

Wow... more than 220 flights from just 19 gates..... and when I was there on Tuesday I noticed about 4 or 5 gates on the C Concourse are out of use right now. Still it seems they could squeeze a few more flights in...


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