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by SFOA380
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No flights from SFO/SJC/SEA/PDX to all of South America? And just 1 to Central America?
Replies: 44
Views: 2785

Re: No flights from SFO/SJC/SEA/PDX to all of South America? And just 1 to Central America?

Numbers are there to support both SFO-LIM and SFO-GRU. Talks are going on as we speak to bring service from both of these markets. Bay Area is not LA from a population standpoint but for sure but GDP per capita, income per capita, Fortune 500 presence, propensity for foreign travel... by all these ...

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by SFOA380
Fri Sep 14, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No flights from SFO/SJC/SEA/PDX to all of South America? And just 1 to Central America?
Replies: 44
Views: 2785

Re: No flights from SFO/SJC/SEA/PDX to all of South America? And just 1 to Central America?

Numbers are there to support both SFO-LIM and SFO-GRU. Talks are going on as we speak to bring service from both of these markets. Bay Area is not LA from a population standpoint but for sure but GDP per capita, income per capita, Fortune 500 presence, propensity for foreign travel... by all these m...

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by SFOA380
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS
Replies: 125
Views: 14716

Re: United Announces EWR-PRG, EWR-NAP, SFO-AMS

I wonder how KLM will respond to the SFO-AMS add... Will the second seasonal frequency (currently 4x weekly 789) be cut?

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by SFOA380
Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United opens new summer seasonal routes from EWR to OPO, KEF and ZRH as well as route extensions
Replies: 90
Views: 14471

Re: United opens new summer seasonal routes!

"was first curious as to what aircraft would be used on SFO-ZRH. I expected a 763 but the 787 is a great surprise! I wonder if any of the shorter transatlantic routes with upgauge to a 767 after they start. Hopefully!" No more 767's at SFO. Other then an occasional a/c sub or diversion th...

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by SFOA380
Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hainan trims ORD / SEA / SJC frequencies for W17
Replies: 29
Views: 4662

Re: Hainan trims ORD / SEA / SJC frequencies for W17

Whats going on with SJC? We have LH suspend for winter, now HU cutting flights, and we had in another thread discussion that airlines like BA had weak loads also at SJC. LH was never a good idea with the LH/UA powerhouse up the road. I think they'd have had better success with a lower density A330 ...

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by SFOA380
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda shelves widebody order plans, axes LAX plans
Replies: 11
Views: 4634

Re: Garuda shelves widebody order plans, axes LAX plans

Also, even AMS does way better than LAX for GA, even if there are many one stop options on airlines like MH, SQ, etc.[/quote]

Might have something to do with the fact that Indonesia is a former Dutch colony and massive cultural and business ties exist...

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by SFOA380
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SJC woos EK, QR & KE (rumor)
Replies: 53
Views: 6715

Re: SJC woos EK, QR & KE (rumor)

I saw OAK does BA & DY service to LGW and IB does OAK-BCN... where is all of this need coming from, or has the bay area been severely under-served? Prepare to be surprised- OAK does not do just LGW and BCN, they now have DY non-stops to CPH, OSL, ARN with CDG and FCO starting soon! And oh, for ...

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by SFOA380
Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First to op scheduled A350s into LAX?
Replies: 30
Views: 4656

Re: First to op scheduled A350s into LAX?

LH is bringing the A380 on MUC-LAX? I may have missed that memo. http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/273457/lufthansa-s18-long-haul-changes-as-of-21jun17/?highlight=lufthansa LH is switching certain A380 routes to the A346; flights from FRA to these cities are being downgauged to the A...

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by SFOA380
Sun Aug 20, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"
Replies: 101
Views: 14451

Re: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"

Slightly off topic - partly because this thread is so amusing to those of us in the Bay Area... Best use of a name that has no business using that name: Fresno/Yosemite - a whopping 2.5 hour drive to Yosemite Valley. I think the more appropriate name would be Fresno - Gateway to Yosemite or somethi...

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by SFOA380
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"
Replies: 101
Views: 14451

Re: BA invents new airport. "San Francisco Oakland"

Slightly off topic - partly because this thread is so amusing to those of us in the Bay Area... Best use of a name that has no business using that name: Fresno/Yosemite - a whopping 2.5 hour drive to Yosemite Valley. I think the more appropriate name would be Fresno - Gateway to Yosemite or somethin...

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by SFOA380
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any UA's future Korea route?
Replies: 31
Views: 4994

Re: Any UA's future Korea route?

Yahnih wrote:
Yeah. UA flies their 744 daily to ICN/SFO. However, does anyone know what their equoment will change to after retirement ?


I would expect this to eventually become a 77W route before too long.

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by SFOA380
Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?
Replies: 89
Views: 11393

Re: Is the Bay Area the only region in the US to have three Int'l airports?

Anyone flown BA from LHR to SFO/OAK/SJC? Pretty cool that BA flies to all 3. BA to OAK is from LGW, not LHR. The establishment of this service was a direct response to DY LGW-OAK. SFO is very constrained gate-wise at the moment, particularly Int'l G. You can see SFO's long-term plan to grow to 121 ...

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by SFOA380
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways A380 US Routes
Replies: 73
Views: 14397

Re: British Airways A380 US Routes

SFO is year round daily Not for much longer - it will be reduced to 3x weekly W17. The remaining 4x BA287/286 will be 777-236ER and one 747-436. London Heathrow – San Francisco Operational aircraft changes BA285/284 747-400 replaces 777-200ER BA287/286 A380 service reduces from 7 to 3 weekly (Day 4...

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by SFOA380
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United U.S - China Secondary Growth
Replies: 92
Views: 9531

Re: United U.S - China Secondary Growth

Indeed UA had a hard time to gain ground in secondary China market. From the most recent DOT published figure, in the relatively hot month of January, HGH - SFO only had a combined load factor of 69%, one of the worst in China - US market, only better than CA's PVG - SJC. In contrast, 3U's HGH - LA...

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by SFOA380
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/30/2017: DL adds MKE-SLC; UA Adds MMH, Drops HGH
Replies: 65
Views: 12123

Re: OAG Changes 7/30/2017: DL adds MKE-SLC; HA Drops OAK-OGG; UA Adds MMH, Drops HGH

HA OGG-OAK - I thought this was doing pretty well. Guess not. That seems pretty unlikely? Perhaps a temporary thing while they figure out the 767 retirements and A321 deliveries. If they're having trouble filling an A330 on this route, it seems like you'd put A321 on it before putting it daily on O...

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by SFOA380
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US-Secondary China Thread
Replies: 34
Views: 4377

Re: US-Secondary China Thread

Just returned from FUK via PVG - 2 r/t tickets cost a whopping $1500 on MU... JL and NH SFO-FUK via TYO were around $2700 EACH r/t. Amazing... MU was an odd experience for an American. We were virtually alone. It was totally fine as I'm always up for an adventure. Brand new 77W quite comfortable. On...

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by SFOA380
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines considers cancelling New York route
Replies: 46
Views: 11977

Re: China Airlines considers cancelling New York route

Forgive me, but what do LHR/Europe, HKG and SIN have to do with JFK-TPE? If JFK-TPE is overwhelmingly loaded with lower yielding VFR traffic, then I can see where the route could be unprofitable. Full seats at bargain prices doesn't equate to a less full load but with full fare tickets, especially ...

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by SFOA380
Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next new international carrier/route for SJC?
Replies: 31
Views: 4345

Re: Next new international carrier/route for SJC?

I think SJC needs to digest what it has before anything new is added. I'm guessing NH is doing fine with the premium-heavy 788 and I'm sure BA is holding its own as well, especially up front. LH - who knows... There has been zero adjustment to the SFO schedule. UA still operating double-daily 744 an...

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by SFOA380
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO's 5th runway idea
Replies: 46
Views: 9341

Re: SFO's 5th runway idea

I always love reading all the various opinions and observations from those who live outside our corner of the world... everybody seems to have an opinion and many dismiss us as lefty nimby nutjobs... I'll remind everyone that our formula works quite well. We are absolutely business minded. By nearly...

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by SFOA380
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO's 5th runway idea
Replies: 46
Views: 9341

Re: SFO's 5th runway idea

http://www.sfbos.org/ftp/uploadedfiles/ ... 069-08.pdf



...and so do 90% of us who live here.
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CantbeGrounded wrote:
It's not just environmentalists, NIMBYS, dollars, etc that make any Bay fill out of the question.

The City itself opposes:

http://www.sfbos.org/ftp/uploadedfiles/ ... 069-08.pdf



...and so do 90% of us who live here.

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by SFOA380
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO's 5th runway idea
Replies: 46
Views: 9341

Re: SFO's 5th runway idea

Here is what's on the horizon after the T-1 project wraps up: http://www.flysfo.com/about-sfo/sfo-tomorrow#sthash.UNb68lC6.dpbs Lots to look at here... there is no alteration to the runways in this plan and passenger count maxes out at 71M. Technology will certainly play a role as will OAK and SJC. ...

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by SFOA380
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT: Top US - Intl Air Routes And Airport Gateways
Replies: 52
Views: 9673

Re: DOT: Top US - Intl Air Routes And Airport Gateways

Look at the size of NYC-LHR when you combine JFK+EWR - amazing... also this is all traffic correct? Not just O&D? It must be because there's no way ATL-CDG is that big...

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by SFOA380
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad drops San Francisco
Replies: 61
Views: 16113

Re: Etihad drops San Francisco

I can't wait to see how some of the SFO fanboys spin this. I called it back in the winter when they announced they were dropping to 3x weekly that they would end up pulling it all together. I'll say it again - SFO is WAY over served to the ME & Sub-Continent. SFO will also end up like LAS for Q...

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by SFOA380
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA upping the ante in Hawaii
Replies: 135
Views: 22026

Re: UA upping the ante in Hawaii

When visiting the UA terminal at HNL you're stepping back in time to circa 1967...it appears virtually unchanged. The design motif on the walls reminiscent of "The Dating Game" (yes I'm old), the "snack bar" and "Cocktails" signs, all that brown. And how about those cr...

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by SFOA380
Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: International flights at SJC and SAN
Replies: 20
Views: 3552

Re: International flights at SJC and SAN

dfwjim1 wrote:
Also SJC has OAK to compete against with too.


OAK and SJC really don't compete with each other. SJC competes with SFO for the high yielding O&D traffic while OAK is all about low cost.

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by SFOA380
Tue May 30, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW and DFW?
Replies: 10
Views: 1489

Re: WOW and DFW?

WOW is geared more to American-bound leisure travel from the Euro-end. That's my understanding. Dallas just isn't a big leisure market and honestly l think Austin would be a far better fit than Dallas or Houston.

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by SFOA380
Wed May 24, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Emirates downgrading SFO to 777 effective 5NOV17?
Replies: 43
Views: 12137

Re: Is Emirates downgrading SFO to 777 effective 5NOV17?

SFO is way over served with EK, EY + AI. We've already seen EY scale back to less than daily, now EK rumored to be downgauging to a 777. QR would be smart to not launch SFO as they won't fill their plane. SFO can't even manage what it has now. It's not way over-served at all unless you have informa...

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by SFOA380
Sat May 20, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 777-300/ER to operate SFO-TPE
Replies: 6
Views: 2629

Re: UA Announces Third 77W Route

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jayunited wrote:
The title of this thread needs to be changed to UA announces the forth 77W route.
SFO-HKG, SFO-NRT, SFO-TPE, and EWR-TLV

Both SFO-HKG and one of the 2x daily EWR-TLV flights are already utilizing 77W's


Thank you for the correction and apologies for missing

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by SFOA380
Sat May 20, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 777-300/ER to operate SFO-TPE
Replies: 6
Views: 2629

UA 777-300/ER to operate SFO-TPE

SFO-TPE effective August 1. Taipei joins Hong Kong and Narita. Sad to see 744 ops winding down but it's time... http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/272924/united-adds-boeing-777-300er-taipei-service-from-aug-2017/?utm_medium=email&utm_source=airlineroute&utm_campaign=airlinerout...

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by SFOA380
Thu May 04, 2017 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Man Served Single Banana On Nine-hour Flight After Ordering Gluten-free Meal
Replies: 52
Views: 13729

Re: Man Served Single Banana On Nine-hour Flight After Ordering Gluten-free Meal

airzona11 wrote:
Millions of people fly everyday, there are bound to be slip ups. I am kind of shocked someone with a gluten free or other food preference doesn't travel with some suitable food just in case.


Bingo! I have zero dietary restrictions and still load-up when flying coach...

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by SFOA380
Wed May 03, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question: Metro Miami O&D
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Question: Metro Miami O&D

Just curious here... How much of MIA/FLL traffic is cruise related? Does the Miami and/or Fort Lauderdale CVB track such statistics? Must be at least 3-4 MIL annually...

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by SFOA380
Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 4/30/2017: DL Closes BGI, QR Delays LAS, 3M Drops RSW-NAS
Replies: 69
Views: 11356

Re: OAG Changes 4/30/2017: DL Closes BGI, QR Delays LAS, 3M Drops RSW-NAS

SFO-DUB seems to be doing nicely. Would've thought of all EI's routes that that one would be the one to crash.

Quite the contrary. Massive feed from Silicon Valley. It's been back for three years now and the CEO said It was their most successful route launch in EI history.

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by SFOA380
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Swiss Airlines Intercontinental Routes
Replies: 45
Views: 11493

Re: Swiss Airlines Intercontinental Routes

I recently prepared some stats provided by the Swiss Federal Bureau of Statistics, which provide O&D PDEW from ZRH in 2016. Following a list of the top 15 long haul destinations O&D: Destination / O&D 2016 [list]Suvarnabhumi Bangkok International 378 New York J F Kennedy 346 Tel Aviv Ben...

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by SFOA380
Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"
Replies: 184
Views: 24000

Re: IAG Low Cost from BCN will be named "Level"

Who would have though a few years ago that OAK would see competing carriers to LGW let alone BCN...

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by SFOA380
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO to Get First Public Pre-Security USA Outdoor Observation Deck?
Replies: 34
Views: 3854

Re: SFO to Get First Public Pre-Security USA Outdoor Observation Deck?

http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/plac ... 2d40616990
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A bit off topic but ran into this article which talks about the design work taking place for SFO T1. There are a couple of new renderings as well.

http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/plac ... 2d40616990

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by SFOA380
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SFO to Get First Public Pre-Security USA Outdoor Observation Deck?
Replies: 34
Views: 3854

Re: SFO to Get First Public Pre-Security USA Outdoor Observation Deck?

There will also be a public observation deck and rooftop bar at the Grand Hyatt. Grand Hyatt will sit adjacent to Boarding Area A and is breaking ground soon and opening in 2019.

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by SFOA380
Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX surpasses 80MM pax, 6mo after agreement lifts cap
Replies: 34
Views: 5320

Re: LAX surpasses 80MM pax, 6mo after agreement lifts cap

In 2015, annualized domestic O&D Traffic at LAX was 39.4 million passengers ( http://aviationplanning.com/aviation-dataflash/ ). Total domestic traffic at LAX was 54.2 million, so right there you have 14.8 million connecting passengers. Then international traffic was 20.7 million, and assuming ...

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by SFOA380
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX surpasses 80MM pax, 6mo after agreement lifts cap
Replies: 34
Views: 5320

Re: LAX surpasses 80MM pax, 6mo after agreement lifts cap

but around 25M people still connect through it... What's the source of that number? A few years back someone posted the top 20 or 25 O&D markets in the USA. Metro areas with multiple airports were all added together and the list combined both domestic and international O&D. The annual data ...

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by SFOA380
Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LAX surpasses 80MM pax, 6mo after agreement lifts cap
Replies: 34
Views: 5320

Re: LAX surpasses 80MM pax, 6mo after agreement lifts cap

I know it wouldn't be cheap, but it would seem this would be a huge help to the passengers making connections, But how many people really connect at LAX? Per LAWA press release only last week, they call themselves the worlds busiest O&D airport. I doubt airport tenant airlines would approve pay...

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by SFOA380
Fri Feb 10, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'A buffet is not a takeaway': London hotel shames Air India's crew
Replies: 98
Views: 21418

Re: 'A buffet is not a takeaway': London hotel shames Air India's crew

As a hotelier with experience in gateway cities across the USA, I can tell you that airline crews from every corner of the globe misbehave; USA and U.K. are certainly no exception. As "partners" in the travel industry airlines and hotels are absolutely worlds apart. While hotels typically ...

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by SFOA380
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part
Replies: 188
Views: 22313

Re: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part

Sounds pretty par for the course for Delta...

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by SFOA380
Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Record Year for SFO
Replies: 37
Views: 5487

Re: Record Year for SFO

Looks like SFO might need some more gates; here is the tentative expansion plan: http://media.flysfo.com.s3.amazonaws.com/default/about/Terminal_Development_Projects.pdf This is their current incremental upgrade plans for 10-15 narrowbody compatible gates. After that it is remote stands and a hard ...

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by SFOA380
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Record Year for SFO
Replies: 37
Views: 5487

Re: Record Year for SFO

How are LAX, SJC, SAN & PDX doing? SJC hit 10.8 million passengers last year, a 10.2% increase over 2015. This is the largest percent increase in all the Top 50 US airports. This is the largest total pax at SJC since 2002, and that was when AA still had a hub at SJC. What was the high-water mar...

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by SFOA380
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Record Year for SFO
Replies: 37
Views: 5487

Record Year for SFO

North of 53MIL for 2016 as expected. 10% growth in International traffic should see SFO leapfrog Atlanta, O'Hare and Newark and move to the #4 spot for international gateway traffic. Not sure about Int'l growth numbers at OAK and SJC but their combined Int'l traffic probably finished at around 1.3MI...

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by SFOA380
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LO to lease 3x 787-9 for longhaul expansion
Replies: 80
Views: 12561

Re: LO to lease 3x 787-9 for longhaul expansion

I can see DTW before SFO DTW and SFO would both have a fair share of VFR traffic, but I would say SFO would definitely have more business traffic plus SFO is a much attractive destination for tourists from Poland and on top of that it would have some traffic from connections onto UA. The recently a...

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by SFOA380
Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 21195

Re: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017

SFO, like most airports, have an incentive program. SFO waves landing fees for two years and discounts Office space. EY will be back to daily in the Fall. If this route was a total failure they would have pulled the route. Not nearly as rich as what DFW needs to do to attract service... I'm not sur...

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by SFOA380
Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 21195

Re: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017

Exactly... Thank you for digging this up... this is exactly what DFW has to do to get more Int'l service. The big O&D airports rarely need to do this. Well maybe if SFO did it they wouldn't be seeing EY drop service to 3x weekly. SFO, like most airports, have an incentive program. SFO waves lan...

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by SFOA380
Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 21195

Re: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017

The SFO reduction is the result of Etihad being incented by DFW to go daily and has nothing to do with AI impact on load factor. EY is short on long haul frames. I'm sure EY will be back to daily SFO in due time. I think there is also overcapacity, in general, with regards to the ME3. EK is going f...

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by SFOA380
Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 21195

Re: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017

Apart from leading to EY frequency reduction, AI nonstop to SFO also decreased EK's load factor by 10%, and that was when AI operated only 3 frequencies to SFO (BTS data is currently only updated till June 2016). On Ultra long haul, 10% could be the difference between money earning and money burnin...

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by SFOA380
Mon Jan 16, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017
Replies: 156
Views: 21195

Re: Air India to Start Delhi to Washington DC non stop from July 2017

Can't imagine 3 weekly flights will do much against 21 weekly flights on EK/EY/QR. Apart from leading to EY frequency reduction, AI nonstop to SFO also decreased EK's load factor by 10%, and that was when AI operated only 3 frequencies to SFO (BTS data is currently only updated till June 2016). On ...

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