G4 will announce their winter schedules to Hawaii no later than the 1st week of June. Thoughts on which markets will return and those that are gone? The idea of bringing flights back for only four or five weeks seems disruptive at best.
The wide swings in traffic, less than optimum schedules, and the periodic melt-downs due to -57 reliability, might be too much of a challenge for this market to ever reach the potential they envisioned.
Frankly, the -57 is too large for most of the markets. I can speak for FAT, and the typical flight is going out off-season with about 150 - 170 passengers. Peak season, they've run full. At Christmas, with 2X a week, they were running about 71%LF. OGG would likely generate the same loads and I'd say that G4 missed an opportunity by not doing both HNL and OGG 1X, instead of doing HNL 2X week.
Seems they have a real mess on their hands with these short-term schedule adds. What comes back has a chance but I'm thinking if they don't bring a market back for Christmas, then, it's gone and not to return.
Other than a boost for BLI and LAS, any ideas as to what we may see this winter from them?