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Southwest Plans BWI Expansion Incl. New Transcon  
User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3121 posts, RR: 14
Posted (12 years 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2117 times:
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Southwest announced today that it will expand during fourth quarter 2002 and first quarter 2003. Inaddition to introducing new nonstop service between Baltimore/Washington and San Jose, Southwest will add additional frequencies between Baltimore/Washington and Orlando, Birmingham, Fort Lauderdale, Manchester, Hartford, and Tampa.

Southwest is also accelerating delivery of 73G aircraft to take additional frames by the end of this year and more in 2003. From PRNewswire:

"As we continue to cautiously resume our growth plans, we have
accelerated delivery of one 2003 and two 2004 Boeing 737-700 aircraft to
fourth quarter 2002. We have also exercised two future options for
accelerated delivery to fourth quarter 2002 and four future options for
accelerated delivery to 2003. These changes bring our total planned
deliveries for 2002 to 23; 2003 to 17; and future commitments, including
options and purchase rights, to 396 aircraft for 2004 through 2012."


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User currently offlineAFa340-300E From France, joined May 1999, 2084 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2083 times:

Hello,


Interestingly, what was a clear distinction for Southwest Airlines -- and other low-cost carrier -- is now disappearing: flying short-haul routes exclusively.

What transcons are they currently operating? With 737-700s I guess?


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User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3121 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2057 times:
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Thus far, the only other true transcon that I'm aware of is BWI-LAX. And yes, these routes are flown with 737-700s.

User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1983 times:

Also, there is as for long transcon nonstop from PVD-PHX flight, too. So that is for the longest nonstop from PVD-PHX flight and also that is more than as for the flight out of LAS flight to the east coast. So hope this is your helps. Thanks!!!

User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1969 times:

You know what's real bad? Only 1 BWI-MSY nonstop. How sad is that? Metrojet's two dailies were oversold on a consistent basis. Now there's only 1 flight in the market, where there could easily be 3 or 4. Real poor.

User currently offlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3856 posts, RR: 34
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1939 times:

Looking at the schedules for early April Flight 404 will depart SJC at 7:40 a.m. and arrive BWI at 3:40 p.m. Flight 1067 will depart 7:35 p.m. and arrive SJC at 11:05 p.m.

LoneStarMike

User currently offlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3856 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1923 times:

Looking at the schedules for the other cities listed (and ISP, which wasn't mentioned in the press release):

BHM gets 1 new nonstop for a total of 4

FLL gets one new nonstop for a total of 4

MHT get one new nonstop for a total of 10

BDL gets one new nonstop for a total of 9

TPA gets one new nonstop for a total of 5

ISP gets one new nonstop for a total of 9

MCO gets 4(!) new nonstops for a total of 9

LoneStarMike

User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 5 days ago) and read 1862 times:

LoneStarMike....what is the new nonstop city for ISP?


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User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3121 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (12 years 5 days ago) and read 1860 times:
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Dragon-wings, I'm sure he means a new nonstop service BWI-ISP.

User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1834 times:

Oh ok.......I thought he ment a NEW city from ISP


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User currently offlineAfitch7881 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 816 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1820 times:

Actually, BDL-LAS on Southwest is the longest flight in the SW market behind BWI-LAX. It beats out PVD-PHX non stop.


BWI-LAX 2023 Miles
BDL-LAS 1996
PVD-PHX 1978


User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1810 times:

Afitch7881,

This is correct one as for the nonstop from the east coast to the west for bound LAS, PHX, and LAX, too. That is Transcontinental with the longest flight by nonstop. And if they are getting more extra meals by the snacks and get buy something at the store to take it with your chips, pretzels and etc to do. MHT-LAS/PHX will be later on as for near of the future by nonstop and when is runway is complete with 9,000 feets there. So that is it as for right now. See ya!!

Regards,

Scott W.


User currently offlineBWIrwy4 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1743 times:

I'm surprised there's only one more BWI-BDL flight. Every flight on this routing is always completely packed, and the Metrojet planes were also when they flew it, which made a total of 12 packed flights a day.

User currently offlineAfitch7881 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 816 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1680 times:

I think once Southwest gets the third gate they want at BDL they can expand more out to the west and to the south. BWI I could see going to 11-12 daily flights in the future with more service to FL.

Eric


User currently offlineJohnboy From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2594 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1663 times:

Interesting (to me anyway) that they chose San Jose for the first Bay Area nonstop and not Oakland.

User currently offlineSjc>sfo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1612 times:

I think they are trying to cash in on the fact that there are many many South Bay and SF passengers going to the Washington D.C. area. They are challenging United's monopoly on the market, which entails a very large volume of passengers everyday.

User currently offlineRyu2 From Taiwan, joined Aug 2002, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1526 times:

I can't find anything about this on Southwest's site or any other news site... can someone give a link?

User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3121 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (12 years 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1489 times:
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Here's the URL:

http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/10-17-2002/0001821250&EDATE=

The info about BWI expansion is buried pretty deeply below all the info about the quarter's financials.


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