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by dolphinflyer
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA cuts CLT-TUS and ERI-PHL, announces ERI-ORD and ERI-CLT, "still evaluating" CLT-SJC
Replies: 53
Views: 5220

Re: AA cuts CLT-TUS and ERI-PHL, announces ERI-ORD and ERI-CLT, "still evaluating" CLT-SJC

Welcome! Interesting to hear about their CLT-SJC route. CLT-SMF is also seasonal as well, so maybe that'll get evaluated as well... Sad to see CLT-TUS go, but I guess it makes sense. I guess that people from Tucson can connect to most destinations that CLT offers from DFW instead... Not true! SMF-C...

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by dolphinflyer
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 23546

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

This was from last week but AA is dropping ORD. AA originally announced the flight in January 2016. AA ORD-SMF APR 1.0>0[0.7] In looking for the original press release I found another announcing a SMF-DTW on DL back in 2010. I didn't realize we previously had service to DTW. Anyone know when that e...

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 23546

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

September 2018 marks the fifth consecutive month in which SMF recorded in excess of one million + passengers handled in a single month. Traffic was up 7.2% yoy on a seat capacity increase of 5.6% yoy. WN, UA and Y4 registered double-digit yoy traffic increases for during Sept.

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by dolphinflyer
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 66
Views: 8186

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

It's a shame that one of those three WN OAK flights isn't flying to SMF instead!

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by dolphinflyer
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 17063

Re: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019

Disappointing to not see DFW-ALB E75 nonstop service with this announcement. If WN can fill a 737 with a daily ALB-DEN flight, then AA should easily be able to fill an E75 ALB-DFW. In fact, DFW-ROC/SYR/ALB/PVD should all be added using E75 aircraft. That's a huge hole in the northeast for AA's DFW h...

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by dolphinflyer
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 23546

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

SMF handled 1,074,320 passengers during August 2018, marking a 9.8% increase yoy on a seat capacity increase of 4.4%. Southwest and United registered double-digit growth during the month. This is the fourth consecutive month of traffic in excess of one million passengers handled at SMF, and this tre...

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by dolphinflyer
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 23546

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

I find it interesting that the article expects SMF to hit 11.5mil passengers this year but the official airport press release from last month made it seem the airport was confident we would hit 12mil passengers this year. Maybe the article was written a while back and only recently posted. SMF hand...

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by dolphinflyer
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30
Replies: 177
Views: 15229

Re: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30

I’m guessing that a lot of WN’s net available capacity during 1H2019 will be devoted to the new Hawaii flying. Each one of those round trip flights will require a full aircraft unit. With four initial California gateway airports and four Hawaiian islands to serve that means up to 16 aircraft devoted...

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by dolphinflyer
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30
Replies: 177
Views: 15229

Re: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30

Could WN add BOI-ROC, ISP, GRU, BOM, CPT? I do not expect WN to add BOI-ROC or BOI-ISP, even though WN already serves BOI, ROC, and ISP. I also do not expect WN to serve GRU, BOM, or CPT anytime soon since these three airports are too far from the U.S. for WN to even consider serving these airports...

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by dolphinflyer
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30
Replies: 177
Views: 15229

Re: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30

Or the 5th carrier on LAX-SEA which currently has 32 daily flights: AS 15x daily DL 10x daily AA 5x daily UA 2x daily AS, DL, AA, UA, and WN all currently serve SLC nonstop from LAX, and there is significantly more O&D demand on SEA-LAX than there is on SLC-LAX. AS, DL, AA, UA, WN, and NK all a...

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by dolphinflyer
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 23546

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

According to the Boston Aviation forum, B6 will be adding 10 days of SMF-BOS service during the xmas/new years time frame. Correct! Additional SMF-BOS flights will operate Dec 20, 2018 through Jan 2, 2019. Just to clarify, this is 10 days of flights during the winter when B6 typically suspends SMF-...

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by dolphinflyer
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 23546

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

smflyer wrote:
According to the Boston Aviation forum, B6 will be adding 10 days of SMF-BOS service during the xmas/new years time frame.


Correct! Additional SMF-BOS flights will operate Dec 20, 2018 through Jan 2, 2019.

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by dolphinflyer
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 23546

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

SMF handled 1.1 million passengers during July 2018, marking an 11.2% yoy increase on a seat capacity increase of 5.7% yoy. This marks an all-time record high for the number of passengers handled in a single month at SMF. Keep up this strong positive momentum, SMF!

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 436
Views: 54842

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

With American Eagle adding gates at DFW, I wonder what additional new Eagle flights make sense to add to the DFW mega-hub. ALB-DFW comes to mind as a perfect E75 market (and an E75 ALB-MIA flight makes sense too). ROC, SYR and PVD could be new E75 markets from DFW as well. Other Eagle expansion mark...

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 23546

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Anyone know if Aeromexico still flies to Mexico City? I see it as seasonal on the airport's wiki page, but I haven't seen that flight from the airport in a long time. Unfortunately, Aeromexico has determined that it is not economical for them to fly SMF-MEX at this time. If AM does a fleet renewal ...

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by dolphinflyer
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 23546

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Any chances of SMF getting flights to NRT ICN LHR CDG AMS LGW? Looks like SMF is the largest airport without Long haul service who doesn't have restrictions. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk SMF is not a tourist destination and SFO is less than 2 hours away. SMF is IDEALLY located for getting p...

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by dolphinflyer
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 23546

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Any idea what gate frontier will be operating out of? I’m assuming B11 as that’s the only unused gate currently at the airport. Any anyone know the shuffle occurring on terminal A? I noted delta started using A13 which was previously used by American. Did they swap gates or is this temporary dude t...

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by dolphinflyer
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris announces new n/s SMF-BJX service!
Replies: 0
Views: 322

Volaris announces new n/s SMF-BJX service!

https://sacramento.aero/scas/about/news ... n-november
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Volaris will begin twice-weekly n/s service between SMF and BJX beginning Nov 20, 2018.

https://sacramento.aero/scas/about/news ... n-november

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by dolphinflyer
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 23546

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Volaris will launch twice-weekly, year-round nonstop service between SMF and Leon/Bajio (BJX) beginning November 20th. Flights will operate on Tuesday/Friday evenings northbound with a post-midnight redeye return on Wednesday/Saturdays. The BJX flights are in addition to Volaris' existing SMF-GDL se...

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 23546

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Numbers are in and June 2018 set a record for greatest number of pax ever served at SMF in a single-month, is the second straight month of greater than 1 million pax, and is 10th straight month of double-digit, year-over-year growth. 1,088,918 pax walked through the gates at Sacramento Internationa...

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 124
Views: 22186

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

UA should shift LAX-MEL over to SFO-MEL as well!

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by dolphinflyer
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian announces daily SMF-OGG service beginning April 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 2026

Hawaiian announces daily SMF-OGG service beginning April 2019

https://newsroom.hawaiianairlines.com/r ... ui-service

Dailly A321neo service beginning April 1, 2019 in addition to existing daily SMF-HNL service.
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https://newsroom.hawaiianairlines.com/r ... ui-service

Dailly A321neo service beginning April 1, 2019 in addition to existing daily SMF-HNL service.

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by dolphinflyer
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28
Replies: 256
Views: 21711

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28

Could, could, could! People, we're talking about a schedule release for Jan/Feb 2019. It's the middle of winter. Where is the logical strategy in WN adding any flights ex-IAD unless they were to Florida during that time of year. I mentioned WN possibly adding LAX-IAD, OAK-IAD, and SJC-IAD nonstop s...

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by dolphinflyer
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28
Replies: 256
Views: 21711

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28

Rumor has it, MDW-DSM and MDW-IAD to be resumed. I agree that WN could bring back nonstop service to IAD out of MDW. In addition, WN could also add IAD-LAX, IAD-OAK, and IAD-SJC nonstop service in order to better compete against AS in California. Many of the high-tech businesses in the Washington, ...

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by dolphinflyer
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces SMF-KOA
Replies: 51
Views: 4786

Re: AS announces SMF-KOA

^^^ It amazes me how many people go to Hawaii for vacation. It’s treated as the ‘Holy Grail’ of places to go for so many Americans... I’ve never quite figured this out. It’s not exotic at all. Weather is good, and lots of beaches, sure. But what is the huge draw that fills all these flights day in ...

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by dolphinflyer
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces SMF-KOA
Replies: 51
Views: 4786

Re: AS announces SMF-KOA

hiflyeras wrote:
If they have a dedicated aircraft then maybe SMF-LIH will be announced on the opposite days?


AS is reducing SFO-KOA from daily to 4x/wk, so that's where the a/c is going on the opposite days.

SMF-LIH is a market with strong potential. It's gotta happen sometime soon!

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by dolphinflyer
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 23546

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

SMF handled over one million passengers in May. This marks the first time since July 2007 that SMF has surpassed the one million passenger mark in a single month. The exact figure is 1,052,098. Passenger traffic was up 12.3% yoy on a seat capacity increase of 11.8% yoy. Excellent start to the busy s...

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by dolphinflyer
Sat May 05, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 457
Views: 59165

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

Yeah, OAK is the real layup for WN. With the VX acquisition, AS should consider pulling out of OAK-Hawaii and concentrate on SFO and SJC where they can compete more effectively. SMF is no big deal. Only 1 flight anyway. SAN and SJC are the places where it'll get interesting if there is room for bot...

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by dolphinflyer
Thu May 03, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: AA drops ORD-PEK/PVG, reduces NRT
Replies: 497
Views: 68522

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

I wonder if AA ever considering transferring the ORD-PEK authority over to MIA-PEK. At 7,771 miles, I'm not sure what aircraft would be required to operate MIA-PEK.

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by dolphinflyer
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Posts 4 Years of Consecutive Growth!
Replies: 1
Views: 268

SMF Posts 4 Years of Consecutive Growth!

Sacramento International Airport has been on a roll lately! New daily nonstop service on Southwest to Austin, Orlando and St. Louis, and Air Canada will be launching daily n/s service to YVR beginning May 17th. Keep it up, SMF! http://www.aviationpros.com/press_release/12408831/sacramento-intl-airpo...

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by dolphinflyer
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 23546

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Terminal B is actually pretty full, but there is still some room. B6 has moved over from A recently, and you also have AM, AS, HA, WN, Y4, and soon to be AC. The western WN gates (B12-23) have high utilization as well as some of the eastern gates (B4-11) IIRC. A is actually pretty busy at peak time...

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 193
Views: 23546

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Would be nice to see DTW-SMF on Delta the O/D traffic certainly suggests it's viable. DTW is a priority market for reinstatement, most likely as a seasonal redeye (EB) on Delta during summer months. SMF-PHL is actually the largest unserved O&D market for SMF at present. AA is best poised to rei...

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by dolphinflyer
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New southwest schedule release due march 8th!!
Replies: 96
Views: 10001

Re: New southwest schedule release due march 8th!!

ALB-LAS n/s gets reinstated with this schedule release.

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by dolphinflyer
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT approves Contour Airlines, AEAS to CEC
Replies: 24
Views: 3109

Re: DOT approves Contour Airlines, AEAS to CEC

CEC-SMF would be a better route. Important to link the state capital with the geographically isolated Del Norte county. Much more synergy given government traffic. Southwest doesn't interline with Contour, so very limited connecting opportunities for CEC passengers at OAK.

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by dolphinflyer
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 550
Views: 59554

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

New WN schedule release on Feb 15 covers the period Aug 7 - Oct 1, 2018. Height of hurricane season, so I wouldn't predict any major growth in hurricane prone areas (e.g. Florida, Caribbean, Houston). Hopefully the new PNE routes (5 flights) will be announced. Seems too early to announce Hawaii sche...

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by dolphinflyer
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 550
Views: 59554

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

The O&D market for PDX-ANC is just fine. I don't think B6 will suffer if WN were to add this route... There's not unlimited demand between PDX and ANC. Of course B6 would suffer with another entrant on the route. Fortunately for them, if WN is going to start ANC it's going to be from somewhere ...

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by dolphinflyer
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 550
Views: 59554

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

A second destination to the LA basin would be nice, even though ONT failed a long time ago. BNA is actually one of the top destinations traveled to from ONT that is not currently served nonstop from ONT, and there is an average of 114 passengers who traveled between BNA and ONT in Q2 2017. In addit...

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS being sued by family due to wheelchair accident
Replies: 115
Views: 10943

Re: AS being sued by family due to wheelchair accident

If the woman was in poor health and/or needed assistance, why didn't another family member travel with her? If she refused assistance after arrival in PDX, then I believe the airline's liability stopped there. Deliberately driving an electric chair onto an escalator shows lack of logical judgment.

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA markets not served from DFW
Replies: 106
Views: 11942

Re: AA markets not served from DFW

If WN can justify flying ALB-DEN daily using a 737, then AA can justify flying ALB-DFW and ALB-MIA daily using E75 aircraft on both routes.

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA markets not served from DFW
Replies: 106
Views: 11942

Re: AA markets not served from DFW

None of BUF, ROC, SYR, and ALB have nonstop service to DFW. Heck, Upstate New York doesn't have any nonstop service to Texas whatsoever. It completely baffles me as to why. Didn't all but ALB have DFW service about a decade ago, the SYR-DFW flight being on an E145 pushed to its limits? I remember A...

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by dolphinflyer
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AS look at an East Coast hub
Replies: 101
Views: 10650

Re: Should AS look at at East Coast hub

Geographically, the next best place for AS to go will be MSP, they already have a decent customer base and pretty decent operation, the question though is going to be, who is going to lose gates in order to make this happen? Agreed. AS could cash-out their DAL gate holdings, transfer to DCA & L...

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF-Sacramento 50th Anniversary
Replies: 26
Views: 2008

Re: SMF-Sacramento 50th Anniversary

Happy 50th, SMF! Onward and upward!

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by dolphinflyer
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: T100: CUBA Load Factors Through Jan 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 3460

Re: T100: CUBA Load Factors Through Jan 2017

One odd observation, generally all network carriers did better in Florida and improved over time, with the exception of Southwest. I noticed that as well. Southwest's numbers are pretty bad. Not sure they will remain in the market with those load factors. Can't imagine the yields are high enough to...

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN July 27 schedule extension for Easter holiday 3/7-4/6. 2018.
Replies: 126
Views: 14761

Re: WN July 27 schedule extension for Easter holiday 3/7-4/6. 2018.

jplatts - a bit of advice. You should be more strategic in terms of what you post on this forum, both in content and brevity. Explain the rationale behind what you're proposing. And you could get your point across in half the length of your typical post. We all know the airport codes. No need to mix...

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by dolphinflyer
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar
Replies: 80
Views: 6451

Re: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar

Based on 4Q2016 data, the Top 5 extra-perimeter O&D markets that currently lack nonstop DCA service include: 1 - SAN 272 PPDEW 2 - SAT 177 PPDEW 3 - ABQ 115 PPDEW 4 - SMF 94 PPDEW 5 - SNA 93 PPDEW Service in two of those markets (ABQ, SMF) would provide important nonstop links between airports s...

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