|Quoting United_Fan (Reply 6):|
I was just wondering as DL is the only US airline to put heavy pax planes into LAS. I wonder if they would ever convert LAS to a 'Song-only' station like UA made it all Ted ? DL is the 4th largest carrier by volume there (UA is #3).
That won't happen, as Delta's philosophy has been to keep them out of their 3 main hubs at CVG
and especially ATL
, except for some MX
puts some 2150 seats in the ATL
market each day, which would equal to some 11 Song flights. The market is simply too big for Song, hence why also the majority of flights are on 767s.
And on the red-eyes, as already said LAS
is a true 24/7 airport. Unlike other airports which become a ghost town between 11pm and midnight, LAS
is still very active until at least 2am. This also allows Song to increase the average fleet usage of their 757s, because if it weren't for those red-eyes, these 4 plans would only be sitting on the ground at some East Coast airport during the night.