United Airlines will resume daily nonstop service between SMF and EWR beginning June 3, 2021. Flight operates as an evening WB and redeye return EB (with a/c swap at SMF). This marks a great milestone in SMF's traffic recovery and is a testament to the sustainability of that recovery.Jump to post
During March 2021, SMF handled 577,212 passengers, marking a 9.3% increase YoY on a 33.7% seat capacity decrease and a 39.8% decline in flight departures. The March figures reflect a MoM passenger increase of 57.3% on a 27.6% seat capacity increase and 24.9% increase in flight departures versus Febr...Jump to post
SMF is experiencing tremendous traffic demand recovery this month with 8 of the past 15 days posting TSA Throughput in excess of 10,000 and surpassing 12k yesterday for the first time in over a year since the COVID-19 crisis began. We will easily clear over 500k total pax handled this month and it's...Jump to post
During February 2021, SMF handled 366,956 passengers, marking a 60.7% decline YoY on a 42.7% seat capacity decrease. The February figures reflect a MoM passenger increase of 4.1% on a 11.9% seat capacity decrease versus January 2021. This marks the first time in recent history where February traffic...Jump to post
Attn Sac peeps: The trusted traveler program CLEAR goes live at the airport beginning tomorrow! CLEAR will be available in both Terminal A & B, and provides members with a valet-style pre-TSA vetted service. Delta and United premier members receive discounted membership rates with CLEAR. SMF is ...Jump to post
The airport processed over 11,500 TSA Throughput yesterday - the highest figure in over a year! Also, JetBlue's inaugural flight departed this morning for Cancun and went out over 85% full. The route is a winner and off to a great start! Finally, preliminary figures show that February traffic stats ...Jump to post
Today Alaska Airlines published schedules including a second daily nonstop flight between SMF and BOI, beginning June 17, 2021. With the additional flight, AS is also upgauging both flights to E75 a/c. Excellent morning/evening departure times from both stations. Great add by AS to the SMF flight po...Jump to post
Boeing 763ERs, 787-8/-9s and Airbus A330/A350s are able to operate nonstop to/from closer points in Europe and Asia (LHR/CDG/FRA/NRT/ICN/PVG) using SMF's existing dual 8,600 ft runways - especially considering the area is flat and there are no obstructions at either ends of the runways. While it wou...Jump to post
A sad day in African aviation:
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Spirit deferred launch of SMF-SNA service by one month; will now begin April 1st.
During December 2020, SMF handled 426,138 passengers, marking a 63.4% decline YoY on a 41.9% seat capacity decrease.
During CY2020, SMF handled 5,582,925 total passengers, marking a 57.6% decline YoY versus CY2019 on a 36.2% seat capacity decrease YoY.
Spirit announces daily nonstop service linking SMF and SNA beginning March 1. Flights now available at spirit.com.Jump to post
During October 2020, SMF handled 476,349 passengers, down 58.8% on a seat capacity decline of 46.6% YoY. On a MoM basis, traffic increased by 59,741 passengers or 14.3% on an 11.0% increase in seat capacity. SMF seat capacity is projected to rise 5.8% MoM from October to November 2020. Separately, A...Jump to post
All of these new stations cannot automatically get nonstop service to DAL. There is simply not enough gate capacity nor flight capacity to accommodate that. WN needs to carefully and judiciously manage its limited DAL resources for the foreseeable future.Jump to post
During September 2020, SMF handled 416,608 total passengers, reflecting a decline of 62.5% yoy on a seat capacity decline of 47.1% yoy. On a month-over-month basis, September traffic declined 1.6% on a seat capacity decline of 1.2%. September EPAX totaled 209,337, representing 97.2% of the 215,349 T...Jump to post
During August 2020, SMF handled 423,340 total passengers, reflecting a decline of 64.3% yoy on a seat capacity decline of 47.1% yoy. On a month-over-month basis, August traffic rose 4.1% on a seat capacity decline of 1.6%. September 2020 seat capacity is projected to decline 11.9% versus August capa...Jump to post
SMF-SJD Sat-only A319 loaded for sale for Christmas/New Years and mid-Feb-early April.Jump to post
During July 2020, SMF handled 406,768 total passengers, reflecting a decline of 66.9% yoy on a seat capacity decline of 46.0% yoy. On a month-over-month basis, July traffic rose 36% on a seat capacity increase of 38.5%. TSA Traveler Throughput for the month averaged 33.8% of 2019 figures or 7.7 perc...Jump to post
SMF handled 299,175 passengers during June 2020, marking an 74.7% decline yoy on a 58.7% seat capacity decline yoy. The June figures increased 102.8% month-over-month versus May 2020 on a 41.7% seat capacity increase month-over-month. July 2020 seat capacity is projected to increase by 38.6% over Ju...Jump to post
SMF achieved a momentous milestone yesterday when the airport hit over 5,000 TSA throughput for the first time since March 18th. This represents 27% of 2019 figures and is 8 percentage points above the U.S. national average. June MTD TSA figures reflect 22% of 2019 figures. The Runway to Recovery co...Jump to post
SMF handled 147,547 passengers during May 2020, marking an 87.2% decline yoy on a 70.0% seat capacity decline yoy. The May traffic figures increased 112.9% month-over-month versus April 2020 on a 50.5% seat capacity decline month-over-month. SMF averaged 2,386 enplanements per day during May. Thus, ...Jump to post
SMF handled 69k pax during April 2020, down 93.6% yoy on a seat capacity decrease of 38.3% yoy. SMF averaged 1,132 enplanements per day during the month. On a positive note, TSA throughput counts have averaged just over 2,000 per day during the past 7 days. If this trend continues, we could see a ne...Jump to post
HA suspending SMF-HNL and SMF-OGG after 3/26 until late May tentatively Has there been an update on this yet? Scheduled to fly SMF-HNL-LIH in October and while it’s still five months out, I’m concerned HA will view SMF with relatively low priority for resumption of service. Wouldn’t mind switching ...Jump to post
TSA counts at SMF are averaging around 1,100 passengers per day, representing about 5% of normal daily throughput, meaning traffic is off 95%. That has been consistent for the past 2-3 weeks. That seems to be a stable base in this altered reality in which we currently live. The problem is, that pass...Jump to post
During February 2020, SMF handled 934,469 passengers, marking an 8.6% increase yoy on an 8.1% seat capacity increase. Airlines registering double-digit yoy increases during the month include Alaska, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian, jetBlue and Volaris. Of course, all bets are off re: March traffic statist...Jump to post
Domestically, have to start with today’s news that JetBlue is adding a daytime flight to JFK 3x/week starting in June. SMF has been waiting for, well, forever for a daytime flight to JFK. Add the international gates (B10 & B8), which are most used for Mexico late-night, and you have six gates t...Jump to post
B6 is extending seasonal BOS-SMF service to operate 4x/wk from Labor Day through 10/23. Historically this service has ended at Labor Day.Jump to post
AC is adding a second daily nonstop flight SMF-YVR June 30 - Sept 7. The new flights depart YVR at 1735 and SMF at 0700 - great local times on both ends. This second flight will facilitate roundtrip connections via YVR to Asia, Europe and across Canada. This will hopefully lead to further service in...Jump to post
SMF handled over 990,000 passengers during January 2020, marking an 8.4% increase yoy on a 7.4% seat capacity increase. So close to achieving the million mark during what has historically been one of SMF's lowest demand months! SMF is starting the year off right!Jump to post
During December 2019, SMF handled 1,162,890 passengers, up 12.5% yoy (note the small late Thanksgiving bump!) on a 7.1% yoy seat I can't help but note that over next few months we will lose 3 different routes: LGB, KOA, OGG. I can't remember the last time SMF lost service to a particular destinatio...Jump to post
During December 2019, SMF handled 1,162,890 passengers, up 12.5% yoy (note the small late Thanksgiving bump!) on a 7.1% yoy seat capacity increase. During CY 2019, SMF handled 13,172,840 passengers, marking a 9.3% increase yoy on a 10.6% seat capacity increase yoy. Truly another stellar year for SMF...Jump to post
Smflyer - a couple of things to keep in mind with the Nov traffic stats: Thanksgiving fell very late in the month this year meaning that two of the busiest days, Sun/Mon fell on Dec 1 & 2 this year. So while Nov stars were somewhat lackluster, we should see a Thanksgiving bump in the Dec 2019 st...Jump to post
SMF handled 1,156,907 passengers during October 2019, marking an increase of 7.8% on a seat capacity increase of 7.8%.
Double-digit yoy passenger increases for the month were registered by AeroMexico, Air Canada, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian, jetBlue and Volaris.
smflyer - the airlines aren't required to file the previous month's traffic until the 10th of the following month, so we won't know the October traffic stats until sometime between Nov 10-15. You know I always publish the info as soon as I get it.Jump to post
Beginning March 7, 2020, Southwest Airlines will launch daily nonstop service between Sacramento and Maui. That means SMF will have 3 daily nonstop flights to Maui on Alaska, Hawaiian and Southwest. More flights, more competition = lower fares to Hawaii! Southwest is also moving up the start date fo...Jump to post
SMF handled 1,186,402 passengers during August 2019, marking a 10.4% yoy increase on an 11.7% yoy seat capacity increase for the month. Double-digit yoy passenger increases were registered by AeroMexico, Alaska, Delta, Frontier, Hawaiian, jetBlue and Volaris. Truly an amazing traffic month for the a...Jump to post