Out of all my years of reading aviation related news in the Denver Post, I have never seen a better, more professional and detailed article than this one in a newspaper. For a newspaper, I am extremely impressed and I'm sure most of you will agree. Remember folks, this is no Wall Street Journal or New York Times. It's the Denver Post.
It talks about commen sense things we all know such as a flight not going out full does not necessarily mean it's losing.
It talks also a little bit about the future of the Denver hub. Analysts such as Mike Boyd think United will do very very few cuts at DEN due to the high costs of the facility.
It also talks about the load factors on routes out of DEN.
Wichita is the lowest with a load factor of 54% and Tampa is the highest with a load factor of 90%.
NOTE: Anchorage is only a summer seasonal service operated on an A320. I'm a bit surpried that United didn't upgrade it to a year-round service because I've heard from several that it was a huge money maker for United. Not only were loads high (as you can see on this chart), but yields were also excelent.
Hope you all enjoy and I'm sure you'll like this article.
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