PHX had a sizeable EA operation in the mid-late 80's...something like 14 flights/day to ATL, MCI, LAS, TUS, SNA, SAN and ONT?
did have a good amount of service to PHX
during the 80s. Among the cities served nonstop were:
Most of this service was done via B-727-225 and B-757-225 equipment, although EA
occasionally scheduled A-300B4s on their PHX
service when they were still at the old T1. The occasional DC-9-51 or L-1011 would come through on equipment swaps, but rarely.
had a rating system for stations based on the volume of passengers they carried locally. "A" stations were primarily hub and focus city locations like ATL
, etc. "B" stations were smaller, "C" stations smaller yet, and so on. PHX
actually attained "B" station status for awhile (1985/6), but dropped dramatically after the sale to Texas Air Corporation.
I don't recall SNA
service from PHX
, however. I could be mistaken though.
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