|Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 2):|
Quoting Poitin (Reply 1):
Given NW suffered the most losses, it should be interesting to see what they do, if anything.
I doubt Skybus had anything to do with NW's changes at CMH. IIRC they reduced a couple of DTW flights from mainline to 9E.
That is correct. Northwest never applied their usual summer ramp-up and kept service out of CMH
similar to their winter schedule, which is more RJ
-heavy. However, one CRJ to DTW
is scheduled to be upgraded back to a DC-9 in September. In addition, a DC-9 and an A319 are to be replaced by 2 A320s in the same month.
|Quoting Poitin (Reply 1):|
As for US / HP, I am sure they will respond to Skybus, who probably was responsible for the decrease.
The drop in passenger numbers for USAirways comes on the heels of reduced mainline capacity between CMH
, which is now only operated with 1 mainliner a day. Though similar to NW
, US bumps up their Charlotte schedule in September, when the 1 mainliner goes from a 733 to a 734, and the first morning E70 is upgraded to an E75. As for America West, their afternoon PHX
departure was downgraded from an A320 to an A319 this year, while their evening LAS
flight now operates 4x weekly, though it's scheduled to return to daily service in August.
|Quoting Poitin (Reply 3):|
63,860/546 = 116 pax average. If they have 135 seats on their present aircraft (is this correct? I am not sure), then that is a 86% load factor. If they have 150 sets, then it is a 77% load factor. This is really good information to have.
It is probably somewhere between those two figures. Of those total movements, several were proving runs, so 540 revenue takeoffs and landings might be a little more accurate. The 4 leased aircraft that flew during the month of June were in Skybus' temporary 144-seat configuration (the 5th, which arrived this month, is configured for 156). So 63,860/540 = about 118 pax on average. 118/144 = roughly 82% LF
for the month of June. Definitely good preliminary numbers, though it's not really hard to fill a plane during the month of June. The numbers I found to be truly impressive were those posted by Midwest Connect. Those MCI
flights must be doing well.