|Quoting 1337Delta764 (Thread starter):|
This route has been served by NW for a very long time. I wonder why the route is going seasonal.
They're flowing most of that traffic through ATL
. Not much demand to head to the Upper Midwest in the middle of the winter, and that's the only area MSP
covers that ATL
is ineffective for from ABQ
As you said it has been a long served route. I think Northwest entered the ABQ
market in 1992. First with DC-9s, then they used the MD
-80 before finally switching it to the Airbus.
|Quoting HPRamper (Reply 1):|
When NW was still around, basically all traffic from the West Coast and the Northeast was routed to ABQ through MSP. I don't recall if there was ever a MEM-ABQ, but if not, that's almost the entire NW network funneled through MSP which means the route could easily support multiple flights.
I'm not sure there was much traffic from the West to ABQ
connecting over MSP
, but it was certainly a good place for connections to the Northeast and upper Midwest. I don't remember there ever being a MEM
|Quoting PHX787 (Reply 2):|
It's a weird winter cut to the southwest, and It's strange to see it being seasonal.
Not really. ABQ
doesn't get the same influx of warm weather seekers that places like PHX
see, as the elevation is much higher and results in cooler temperatures. There's a slight amount of ski traffic going to resorts in northern New Mexico, but not nearly enough to justify adding any flights during the winter.
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