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Why Not Southwest At Dia?  
User currently offlineBrett80211 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 266 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1451 times:

I have always wonderd why Southwest airlines dosent have flights into Denver, wouldnt it be a good place to fly into? -Brett

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User currently offlineHi_flyer From Canada, joined Jul 2001, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1407 times:

Denver's a rather expensive airport, and also a hub for two other airlines... not the friendliest place for a low cost newcomer.

User currently offline5280AGL From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 414 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1398 times:

WN tried DEN many years back (Stapleton), it flopped big time, thanks to United and Continental, who were the two resident big dogs at the time.

User currently offlineBrett80211 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 266 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1390 times:

Now that UAL is in a bad spot do you think other airlines will try to move in on it?

User currently offlineDeltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1663 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1388 times:

I don't think other airlines will try and move in due to United's bad times. The bad times are hitting all the airlines, not just United. If there were a situation where the public was exclusively avoiding United, then yeah, it would behoove the likes of JetBlue, WN and Air Tran to set up shop ASAP. But times are bad for everyone, therefore there is no reason to believe anyone other than maybe Frontier would be successful by moving in and expanding.

User currently offlineDasa From East Timor, joined Aug 2001, 760 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1379 times:

Actually I think Southwest abandoned Denver-Stapleton because they were faced with excessive delays which prevented their normal quick turnarounds. They do not operate into Denver International because of the high cost of operating into the new airport.

User currently offlineAmtrakGuy From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 500 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1367 times:

Dasa is correct. They abandoned Denver-Stapleton because of serious weather problems which caused a lot of problems with their normal quick turnaround. I remembered reading a year or so ago, Southwest said they would come back to DIA in a heart beat once the airport lower their excessive airport fees.

Hope this help.

Dave


User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6622 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1327 times:

I've always wondered why they don't serve nearby Colorado Springs??


I feel woozy....what did you put in that Pudding Pop?
User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6341 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1327 times:

Southwest is a newcomer? At almost 30 years in business with consistent profits, I'd hardly consider WN wet behind the ears.Besides, F9 (a true newcomer), has always done well at DEN.


Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineLowfareair From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1316 times:

F9 is already entrenched in DEN. They currently serve many WN destinations such as:

SLC
Houston
BWI
LAX
LAS
MDW
PHX

Besides, over half of F9's traffic is O/D.


User currently offline777D From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 300 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1301 times:

I believe it's the cost of DIA to have an operations, landing fees and etc.

If JetBlue would somehow implement a one stop service from JFK-DIA-OAK/SFO I believe they would clean up on that service. Perhaps start a ONT-DIA service which would most likely produce some positive numbers.

There is probably a better chance of WN serving COS. WN would clean up but who knows if that will happen. There is plenty of service between COS-IAH/DFW, and COS-ORD.

My two cents....


User currently offlineEugdog From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2001, 518 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1295 times:

I am told that landing fees at Denver are very high!

User currently offlineJmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3313 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1283 times:

JetBlue already serves DEN-JFK, and with the new focus city at LGB, you can bet an DEN-LGB leg is in the works.


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User currently offlineBarney Captain From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 998 posts, RR: 12
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1270 times:

Right now the "word" is that the focus will all be in the East. COS will be a great choice, but only after the bigger fish are in the bag.


...from the Banana Republic....
User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11154 posts, RR: 59
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1231 times:

Over the past 2 years, WN has said they would like to serve COS in the near future.

Right now WN is focusing on increasing frequency in there current route network. It will be a while before they decide to start expanding there route network, then maybe they will add COS. DEN is a possibility, but they seem to be more interested in COS since its an underserved market with a lot of potential.

WN has some big plans for COS if they come. They plan to use COS as a mini transfer hub with service to multiple destinations in the US.

Gate space isn't a problem, there is plenty of it at COS, and COS can be easily expanded.

Jmc1975,

I heard LGB-DEN service from JetBlue is coming soon. Although its just a rumor, so I don't know if its true.

It'd be nice if they increase JFK-DEN service. Currently they only have 1 flight a day, and its a red-eye.
The flight departs JFK 9:30PM and arrives at DEN 11:55PM. Then it departs DEN at 12:50AM and arrives at JFK 6:20AM. A 2nd flight during the day would be nice. Jetblue's JFK-DEN service is the ONLY JFK-DEN service.

Regards.



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