jmc1975
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Coming Soon: Delta PHX-SLC...14 Daily Nonstops!

Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:21 am

Due curiousity about Delta's DFW pullout, I was randomly pulling up Delta's schedule on February 1, 2005 from Phoenix to Salt Lake City. I found 14 daily nonstops, one of which was a mainline 738, the remaining 13 were a mixture of CRJs and CR7s. In most cases, the flights run hourly. Is that a realistic expectation for Delta to expect that much O&D traffic between the two cities? Let's not forget HP and WN have a significant share of the market too.
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Cactus739
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RE: Coming Soon: Delta PHX-SLC...14 Daily Nonstops!

Fri Sep 24, 2004 12:09 pm

I was actually noticing this myself. That seems like a lot more seats than necessary. Sounds like Delta would rather have frequency than anything else. On top of Delta's 13 CRJ's and one 737, Southwest has 7 737's daily, and HP has 1 A320, 3 A319's, and 4 CRJ's.

That's a lof of traffic each way. Great for the consumer though  Big grin


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ltbewr
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RE: Coming Soon: Delta PHX-SLC...14 Daily Nonstops!

Fri Sep 24, 2004 12:33 pm

Interesting, almost a shuttle like service like what DL/US ops at DCA/LGA/BOS. Maybe they have a lot of connecting services in either city, maybe a lot of Mormans going to SLC, lots of skiers?
 
jkudall
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RE: Coming Soon: Delta PHX-SLC...14 Daily Nonstops!

Fri Sep 24, 2004 12:55 pm

In terms of capacity, that will put PHX-SLC with 840 daily seats. I don't think there will be any problem selling that amount of seats. As it is right now, the RJ flights between PHX-SLC are always oversold.
 
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RE: Coming Soon: Delta PHX-SLC...14 Daily Nonstops!

Fri Sep 24, 2004 1:17 pm

Then hasn't HP or WN jumped on this?
 
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RE: Coming Soon: Delta PHX-SLC...14 Daily Nonstops!

Fri Sep 24, 2004 1:34 pm

I don't think this is too much.. It wasn't many years ago that DL was flying 762s and 757s to PHX from SLC. I'd rather they go back to mainline instead of a dozen CRJs.
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FA4B6
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RE: Coming Soon: Delta PHX-SLC...14 Daily Nonstops!

Fri Sep 24, 2004 1:50 pm

Isnt there a huge mormon population in PHX and AZ? Would that have something to do with it?
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dodgerslc
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RE: Coming Soon: Delta PHX-SLC...14 Daily Nonstops!

Fri Sep 24, 2004 1:55 pm

There are 1110 passengers that travel between SLC and PHX daily. It is actually #2 behind LAX for SLC.

Here are the Top 10 daily domestic passenger origination and destination cities for Salt Lake City 4th Quarter 2003, the latest stats available:
From the U.S. Department of Transportation
http://ostpxweb.dot.gov/aviation/X-50%20Role_files/consumerairfarereport.htm

1. LAX 1230
2. PHX 1110
3. NYC (includes EWR, JFK and LGA) 929
4. LAS 920
5. SEA 834
6. DEN 783
7. PDX 676
8. OAK 626
9. SAN 623
10. SNA 583
 
Bubbinski
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RE: Coming Soon: Delta PHX-SLC...14 Daily Nonstops

Fri Sep 24, 2004 3:35 pm

Quote from FA4B6:

"Isnt there a huge mormon population in PHX and AZ? Would that have something to do with it?"

Yes, there is, in Mesa in particular. And lots of family ties to Utah, and missionaries, students going to BYU, and business links, and people hitting the slopes when the snowflakes fall.
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