|Quoting apjung (Reply 7):|
Darn, I was remotely hoping that it would be AS announcing the first ever scheduled daily SEA nonstop.
|Quoting dia77 (Reply 8):|
I was hoping for the same.... I fly SEA-MSY a few times each year and it's a pain
|Quoting united319 (Reply 12):|
I was thinking the same thing. Kind of suprised they haven't done that yet. Seems like it would be a profitable market for them to serve.
...But apparently nobody bothered to look up the traffic figres in the market.
Here are the DOT's PDEW numbers for 2011 by quarter:
1Q - 109
2Q - 146
(These are the average daily O&D pax each way between SEA
; the daily average for the year 2011 was 124.)
Despite some additional potential connecting pax over Seattle, I think it's pretty clear why AS
is not in the market. At best, it would maybe support a single daily seasonal roundtrip and AS
doesn't do seasonal longhaul mainline single-flight nonstops. But even the summer is questionable. I'm sure NOLA is on AS
's "List" but I rather doubt it's real close to the top. There miust be lots of lower hanging fruit that AS
would go after before this market. (For comparison, AS
's most recently announced SEA
nonstop route, PHL
, had an average 2011 PDEW of 265.)