Delta's downsizing of SLC
is kind of devastating to an aviation enthusiast, and potentially damaging to the economy of SLC
Delta has been the flagship carrier of the west ever since it bought Western. Southwest is a force but they did not have the extensive western network that DL
had. For folks in this area DL
was the carrier of choice if you wanted to go anywhere in the west.
Them downsizing SLC
is a bad move in my opinion. I see absolutely no reason for it. Even if a majority of pax were connecting pax, geographically SLC
is perfect for a western hub, and with skywest feeding pax into it, it really was viable. Face it, DL
's not going to get enough space to expand at DEN
goes under, which isnt happening, and we know the story of PHX
is still a DL
hub, with some 96 flights per day, but if they cut it much more it will become just a focus city. I respect Delta for having actually kept and used Western's routes, with other carriers like USAir or American were buying western carrier (PSA, Renoair), and then dumping all the routes shortly afterwards. I'd hate to see Delta follow the same path. They know how to serve the west. What bothers me is that that ex-western CEO guy is supposed to be coming to Delta soon, and we thought this would signal an increase of mainline flights to SLC
, not the other way around.
Is Leo still with Delta?