On the contrary, there planes must be really filling up.
Before September 11, they had 4 daily flights into DEN. After September 11, they reduced it to 3 daily flights.
However on October 22, they released this Press Release:
Vanguard Airlines Increases Service to Denver
Kansas City, MO-- Vanguard Airlines, Inc. (NasdaqSC: VNGD) today announced it is adding two additional flights between Kansas City and Denver beginning November 9, 2001. This will bring the airline’s total flights to Denver to five weekday departures.
Scott Dickson, CEO and President of Vanguard Airlines, said, “We have seen a stronger than expected demand for our Denver service since implementing our October 4 schedule. We are pleased that passenger traffic is returning and will continue to fine tune our schedule to respond to our customers’ wishes.”
From Denver to Kansas City
Freq: Except Sun
Freq: Except Sat
From Kansas City to Denver
Freq: Except Sun
Freq: Except Sat
* Begins November 9, 2001
Passengers can take advantage of great deals currently being offered with Vanguard’s “America the Affordable” sale. Fares from Denver start at just $65 each way** excluding taxes and PFCs. In addition, purchase any coach ticket and take a companion along for an additional $50 round-trip*** excluding taxes and PFCs.
These fares are so low that the following restrictions apply. Fares are non-refundable and carry a $50 change fee per itinerary change plus any possible fare increase. Itinerary cannot be transferred to another person. Fares do not include passenger facility charges of $3 to $15 or segment taxes of $2.75 per segment. A segment is defined as a take off and landing. Fares are subject to availability and may not be available on all flights or all days. Tickets must be purchased by October 31, 2001, and all travel must be completed by May 16, 2002.
**Sale fares are one-way based on round-trip purchase. Fares are available for travel on Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday. A slightly higher fare is available for travel on all other days. For reservations, call your travel agent, 1-800-VANGUARD or visit www.flyvanguard.com.
***Companion fares require a round-trip purchase. Companion fares must be purchased in conjunction with another fare, excluding SkyBox™ Business Class fares. Companions must check-in and travel together. Companion fare is only available by calling your travel agent or 1-800-VANGUARD (913-432-UFLY in the Kansas City area). Offer ends October 31, 2001, and all travel must be completed by May 16, 2002.
Vanguard Airlines, Kansas City’s Hometown Airline, provides convenient all-jet service to 14 cities nationwide: Atlanta, Austin, Buffalo/Niagara Falls, Chicago-Midway, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Denver, Fort Lauderdale (beginning Dec. 10), Kansas City, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York-LaGuardia, Pittsburgh and San Francisco. The airline offers low fares with no advance-purchase requirements, advanced seat assignment and extra legroom on all flights with a fleet of eight Boeing 737s and five Boeing MD-80-series aircraft, which feature SkyBoxä Business Class service. For more information or to make reservations online, visit Vanguard’s Web site at www.flyvanguard.com.
As you can see, the press release reports that loads to Denver were above there predictions.
But I'm surprised that DFW and some other cities don't have more flights.
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