|Quoting ScottB (Reply 39):|
Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 32):
Atlanta has performed exceptionally well for them. I would not have given the Atlanta routes much of a chance, but they've done very well in the market.
From DoT's numbers, the loads have been running in the 60-75% range on NK's ATL-FLL. I'm not sure if I'd call that performing "exceptionally well," but it's also hard to know what sort of yields they're getting, since they're under the 10% market share needed for them to show up in the Consumer Air Fare Report.
Interesting information. Granted, 60-75% load factors aren't incredible, and with Delta, AirTran, and America West/USAirways being the dominant carriers on the routes from ATL
, I'd imagine their yields can't be that great, being the bottom-feeder in the market. However, as MAH4546 pointed out, if the aircraft used in ATL
would otherwise be sitting idle, it might be enough for Spirit to find the routes profitable.
Also, it sounds like the terminal facilities will be able to cope with a significant Spirit expansion, which is good. Hopefully a solution can be found and executed in regards to the actual airfield constraints that could slow future growth.
|Quoting NADC10Fan (Reply 27):|
You're correct, of course ... but what I'd like to see is the addition of some markets from FLL, in the central part of the 'States - like CMH and IND in particular. I'd like to hope that FLL could support travel to those markets.
You and me both. I was hoping Spirit's arrival in PVD
would signal an attempt at serving more medium-sized cities from Florida and other warm weather destinations. I would love to see them here in Columbus. With as much traffic that travels between Central Ohio and Southeastern Florida, American Eagle's 44-seat ERD to MIA
and Delta Connection's 50-seat ER4 to FLL
seem just a little lacking.