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by dolphinflyer
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20087

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

During July 2019, SMF handled over 1.23 million passengers, marking an 11.6% increase on a capacity increase of 12.9% yoy. Double digit yoy passenger increases were registered by Alaska, Delta, Hawaiian and Volaris. 1.23 million passengers marks the highest monthly passenger volume that the airport ...

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by dolphinflyer
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20087

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

During June 2019, SMF handled 1,178,297 passengers, marking an 8.2% increase on a 10.4% seat capacity increase yoy. AS, DL, HA and Y4 registered double-digit yoy traffic increases for the month. For the fiscal year ending June 2019, SMF handled 12,588,130 passengers, marking a 9.3% traffic increase ...

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by dolphinflyer
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20087

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

Contour service to PSP will launch on Sept 16, 2019 and run daily through May 14, 2020 as a fall/winter/spring seasonal service. On Sept 16, Contour will also add a second daily nonstop flight between SMF and SBA, for a total of three daily nonstops from SMF!

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by dolphinflyer
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20087

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

In May 2019, SMF handled 1,152,815 passengers, marking a 9.6% traffic increase yoy on a 6.8% seat capacity increase yoy. This sets an all-time record for a single month, more than 50,000 passengers greater than our previous record set in July 2018. Alaska, Delta, Hawaiian, United and Volaris registe...

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by dolphinflyer
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 40
Views: 5936

Re: Spirit Airlines Network Thread - 2019

If NK launches SNA-LAS 3x/day, perhaps DL will shift its 4x/day SNA-LAS E75 service over to fly SNA-SMF instead. Would be a better use of those slots and provide competition for WN on SNA-SMF.

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by dolphinflyer
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20087

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

Not yet - sometime between the 10th and 15th. Next week.

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by dolphinflyer
Fri May 31, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20087

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

The Escape Lounge in Terminal A had a "soft" opening on May 27. Official grand opening will be in about a month. The Escape lounge in Terminal B will have a "soft" opening around June 10. The jetbridges A11/A13/A15/A17 are being realigned to bring A11 back online (blocked by the ...

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by dolphinflyer
Fri May 17, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20087

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

A11 will come back online as part of the jetbridge replacement project in Terminal A over the next 12 months or so. Parking issues should ease somewhat once the newly surfaced spots in the Economy lot come back online (600+ spots). Work should be completed shortly. I think AS schedules the SMF-Hawai...

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by dolphinflyer
Thu May 16, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20087

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

Question for you: on the SMF website, the flight status page shows the new service from Merced on Boutique Airlines using Gate B4 in Concourse B. My understanding is that the change from Oakland to SMF was to better utilize the Boutique agreement with United. United gates are in Concourse A. Is the...

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by dolphinflyer
Wed May 15, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20087

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

SMF handled 1,079,861 passengers during the month of April 2019, marking an 11.6% increase yoy on an 11.1% seat capacity increase. Carriers registering double-digit yoy traffic increases include: Aeromexico, Alaska, Hawaiian, United and Volaris. Alaska, Hawaiian, United and Volaris registered double...

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by dolphinflyer
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue earnings release 4/23/19
Replies: 48
Views: 6299

Re: JetBlue earnings release 4/23/19

What about Alaska and jetBlue working out some sort of agreement under which both carriers would focus on joint Mint service in key, large transcon markets (BOS/JFK/DCA/MCO/FLL with SEA/PDX/SFO/LAX/SAN) and use the duplicate slots (esp. at JFK) to launch commercially desirable (AS-style F/Y service)...

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by dolphinflyer
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20087

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

The March 2019 traffic statistics are out. SMF handled 1,047,798 passengers during the month, up 9.1% yoy on a 20.6% seat capacity increase. Interesting to note that SMF surpassed the million passenger mark two months earlier than last year, that suggests SMF will handle in excess of a million passe...

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by dolphinflyer
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20087

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

New OAG changes: DL DTW-SMF SEP 0.8>0.6[0] As a loyal Delta flyer - about once a week over the past month with the same on tap -- the issue for me is, there aren't may places that DTW is a better connecting option than ATL or MSP or SLC. About the only places that I fly to that would make sense to ...

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by dolphinflyer
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19
Replies: 120
Views: 14383

Re: Southwest schedule due out 3/14 /19

BNA-SMF shows operating n/s during May, but I don't see it in Jun/Jul/Aug/Sep/Oct.

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by dolphinflyer
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20087

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

The February 2019 traffic numbers are in. SMF handled 860,854 passengers during Feb 2019, an increase of 9.2% yoy on a seat capacity increase of 18.4% yoy. Hawaiian, United and Volaris registered some of the biggest gains with double-digit growth yoy.

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by dolphinflyer
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20087

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

New OAG change with F9 going daily on the SMF-LAS route starting May. I'm glad that F9 is increasing service and bringing some competition to WN on this route. F9 LAS-SMF MAY 0.6>1.0[0] JUN 0.6>1.0[0] JUL 0.6>1.0[0] Dolphinflyer, you got us an update on the Jan traffic at SMF? In January 2019, SMF ...

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by dolphinflyer
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Philippine Airlines plans to develop Manila into a gateway of Southeast Asia/South Asia toward North America
Replies: 50
Views: 9044

Re: Philippine Airlines plans to develop Manila into a gateway of Southeast Asia/South Asia toward North America

The Sacramento region has a large Filipino population, but at present they all drive to SFO to catch nonstop flights to MNL on PR. If SMF had a longer runway (10,000' iso current 8,600'), then nonstop service between SMF and MNL could become a reality. Same concept goes for San Diego and their huge ...

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by dolphinflyer
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20087

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

Well, it's official. December 2018 traffic figures have been released and SMF handled 1,033,883 passengers during the month, marking a 9.4% increase yoy on an 8.6% seat capacity increase yoy for the month. December was the eighth consecutive month that SMF handled in excess of one million passenger...

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by dolphinflyer
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20087

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

Well, it's official. December 2018 traffic figures have been released and SMF handled 1,033,883 passengers during the month, marking a 9.4% increase yoy on an 8.6% seat capacity increase yoy for the month. December was the eighth consecutive month that SMF handled in excess of one million passengers...

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by dolphinflyer
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...
Replies: 142
Views: 20087

Re: More of the Roar for SMF in 2019...

During the first six months of 2019, published seat capacity is up 11.6% at SMF versus the same period in 2018 - and that doesn't include any SMF-Hawaii routes that Southwest is expected to announce shortly. SMF is on very solid footing for the first half of 2019, and depending on the economy, shoul...

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by dolphinflyer
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29600

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

I did a datapull of published schedules for the first six months of 2019 versus the same period in 2018, and seat capacity at SMF will be up 9.4% yoy, so SMF is in good shape for continued growth at least through the first half of 2019, but if the economy begins to cool during the second half of 20...

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by dolphinflyer
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29600

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Unless F9 or NK show up with a focus city, I would look for this growth to decline sharply in 2019. This isn't an SMF-specific comment, but airlines all had declining operating margins in 2018 and are not going to push capacity as aggressively from here on. While true that there is declining margin...

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by dolphinflyer
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29600

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

November traffic figures are in, and SMF handled 1,067,446 passengers for the month, marking a 9.4% passenger increase on a seat capacity increase of 9.2%. YTD passenger totals through November are 11,015,565, which means that we'll need 984,435 passengers during December 2018 to reach our goal of ...

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by dolphinflyer
Fri Dec 14, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29600

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

November traffic figures are in, and SMF handled 1,067,446 passengers for the month, marking a 9.4% passenger increase on a seat capacity increase of 9.2%. YTD passenger totals through November are 11,015,565, which means that we'll need 984,435 passengers during December 2018 to reach our goal of 1...

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by dolphinflyer
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA adds FCA, Double Daily DFWMAD/CDG, return to YHZ, 787 to ANC plus more
Replies: 116
Views: 17522

Re: AA adds FCA, Double Daily DFWMAD/CDG, return to YHZ, 787 to ANC plus more

Disappointed to see that ALB-DFW didn't make the cut for summer 2019. Upstate NY (ALB, ROC, SYR) and New England (PVD) stand out as key larger markets lacking nonstop service to DFW that could be well-served using E75 aircraft.

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by dolphinflyer
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29600

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Hey DophinFlyer, do you have an update for us on the October traffic? Are we still continuing the trend of 1mil+ passengers per month and are we still on track to hit the 12 million passenger mark by year end? Another million pax month for SMF. 1.073 million, up 8.5% yoy on 6.1% seat capacity incre...

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by dolphinflyer
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA cuts CLT-TUS and ERI-PHL, announces ERI-ORD and ERI-CLT, "still evaluating" CLT-SJC
Replies: 53
Views: 5805

Re: AA cuts CLT-TUS and ERI-PHL, announces ERI-ORD and ERI-CLT, "still evaluating" CLT-SJC

Welcome! Interesting to hear about their CLT-SJC route. CLT-SMF is also seasonal as well, so maybe that'll get evaluated as well... Sad to see CLT-TUS go, but I guess it makes sense. I guess that people from Tucson can connect to most destinations that CLT offers from DFW instead... Not true! SMF-C...

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by dolphinflyer
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29600

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

This was from last week but AA is dropping ORD. AA originally announced the flight in January 2016. AA ORD-SMF APR 1.0>0[0.7] In looking for the original press release I found another announcing a SMF-DTW on DL back in 2010. I didn't realize we previously had service to DTW. Anyone know when that e...

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29600

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

September 2018 marks the fifth consecutive month in which SMF recorded in excess of one million + passengers handled in a single month. Traffic was up 7.2% yoy on a seat capacity increase of 5.6% yoy. WN, UA and Y4 registered double-digit yoy traffic increases for during Sept.

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by dolphinflyer
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service
Replies: 240
Views: 35475

Re: Update on PAE (Everett) Commercial Passenger Service

It's a shame that one of those three WN OAK flights isn't flying to SMF instead!

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by dolphinflyer
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019
Replies: 133
Views: 18461

Re: AA Announces New Intl/Domestic Flights for 2019

Disappointing to not see DFW-ALB E75 nonstop service with this announcement. If WN can fill a 737 with a daily ALB-DEN flight, then AA should easily be able to fill an E75 ALB-DFW. In fact, DFW-ROC/SYR/ALB/PVD should all be added using E75 aircraft. That's a huge hole in the northeast for AA's DFW h...

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by dolphinflyer
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29600

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

SMF handled 1,074,320 passengers during August 2018, marking a 9.8% increase yoy on a seat capacity increase of 4.4%. Southwest and United registered double-digit growth during the month. This is the fourth consecutive month of traffic in excess of one million passengers handled at SMF, and this tre...

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by dolphinflyer
Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29600

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

I find it interesting that the article expects SMF to hit 11.5mil passengers this year but the official airport press release from last month made it seem the airport was confident we would hit 12mil passengers this year. Maybe the article was written a while back and only recently posted. SMF hand...

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by dolphinflyer
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30
Replies: 177
Views: 16545

Re: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30

I’m guessing that a lot of WN’s net available capacity during 1H2019 will be devoted to the new Hawaii flying. Each one of those round trip flights will require a full aircraft unit. With four initial California gateway airports and four Hawaiian islands to serve that means up to 16 aircraft devoted...

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by dolphinflyer
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30
Replies: 177
Views: 16545

Re: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30

Could WN add BOI-ROC, ISP, GRU, BOM, CPT? I do not expect WN to add BOI-ROC or BOI-ISP, even though WN already serves BOI, ROC, and ISP. I also do not expect WN to serve GRU, BOM, or CPT anytime soon since these three airports are too far from the U.S. for WN to even consider serving these airports...

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by dolphinflyer
Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30
Replies: 177
Views: 16545

Re: Upcoming WN schedule extension on 8/30

Or the 5th carrier on LAX-SEA which currently has 32 daily flights: AS 15x daily DL 10x daily AA 5x daily UA 2x daily AS, DL, AA, UA, and WN all currently serve SLC nonstop from LAX, and there is significantly more O&D demand on SEA-LAX than there is on SLC-LAX. AS, DL, AA, UA, WN, and NK all a...

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by dolphinflyer
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29600

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

According to the Boston Aviation forum, B6 will be adding 10 days of SMF-BOS service during the xmas/new years time frame. Correct! Additional SMF-BOS flights will operate Dec 20, 2018 through Jan 2, 2019. Just to clarify, this is 10 days of flights during the winter when B6 typically suspends SMF-...

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by dolphinflyer
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29600

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

smflyer wrote:
According to the Boston Aviation forum, B6 will be adding 10 days of SMF-BOS service during the xmas/new years time frame.


Correct! Additional SMF-BOS flights will operate Dec 20, 2018 through Jan 2, 2019.

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by dolphinflyer
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29600

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

SMF handled 1.1 million passengers during July 2018, marking an 11.2% yoy increase on a seat capacity increase of 5.7% yoy. This marks an all-time record high for the number of passengers handled in a single month at SMF. Keep up this strong positive momentum, SMF!

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 463
Views: 63782

Re: American Airlines Network Thread 2018

With American Eagle adding gates at DFW, I wonder what additional new Eagle flights make sense to add to the DFW mega-hub. ALB-DFW comes to mind as a perfect E75 market (and an E75 ALB-MIA flight makes sense too). ROC, SYR and PVD could be new E75 markets from DFW as well. Other Eagle expansion mark...

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29600

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Anyone know if Aeromexico still flies to Mexico City? I see it as seasonal on the airport's wiki page, but I haven't seen that flight from the airport in a long time. Unfortunately, Aeromexico has determined that it is not economical for them to fly SMF-MEX at this time. If AM does a fleet renewal ...

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by dolphinflyer
Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29600

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Any chances of SMF getting flights to NRT ICN LHR CDG AMS LGW? Looks like SMF is the largest airport without Long haul service who doesn't have restrictions. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk SMF is not a tourist destination and SFO is less than 2 hours away. SMF is IDEALLY located for getting p...

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by dolphinflyer
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29600

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Any idea what gate frontier will be operating out of? I’m assuming B11 as that’s the only unused gate currently at the airport. Any anyone know the shuffle occurring on terminal A? I noted delta started using A13 which was previously used by American. Did they swap gates or is this temporary dude t...

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by dolphinflyer
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Volaris announces new n/s SMF-BJX service!
Replies: 0
Views: 379

Volaris announces new n/s SMF-BJX service!

https://sacramento.aero/scas/about/news ... n-november
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Volaris will begin twice-weekly n/s service between SMF and BJX beginning Nov 20, 2018.

https://sacramento.aero/scas/about/news ... n-november

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by dolphinflyer
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29600

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Volaris will launch twice-weekly, year-round nonstop service between SMF and Leon/Bajio (BJX) beginning November 20th. Flights will operate on Tuesday/Friday evenings northbound with a post-midnight redeye return on Wednesday/Saturdays. The BJX flights are in addition to Volaris' existing SMF-GDL se...

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29600

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Numbers are in and June 2018 set a record for greatest number of pax ever served at SMF in a single-month, is the second straight month of greater than 1 million pax, and is 10th straight month of double-digit, year-over-year growth. 1,088,918 pax walked through the gates at Sacramento Internationa...

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 124
Views: 22983

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

UA should shift LAX-MEL over to SFO-MEL as well!

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