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by dolphinflyer
Sun May 02, 2021 2:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Much is Traffic Recovering?
Replies: 46
Views: 7691

Re: How Much is Traffic Recovering?

During April 2021, SMF handled 63% of 2019-level TSA Throughput. Very encouraging signs of sustainable recovery!

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by dolphinflyer
Sun May 02, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 14277

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2021

SMF handled 335,000 TSA Throughput during April 2021, marking a 13% increase MoM vs. March.
Separately, HA is upgauging daily SMF-HNL flights from A321 to A332 during the month of June 2021.
Summer 2021 seat capacity at SMF is looking strong!

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by dolphinflyer
Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Upstate New York Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 138
Views: 15722

Re: ALB routes/news updates - 2021

Bravo for giving ALB its own stage!

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by dolphinflyer
Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 14277

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2021

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.

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 14277

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2021

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...

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by dolphinflyer
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 14277

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2021

SMF had a fantastic March with TSA Throughput up 55.3% MoM and representing 117% of March 2020 figures and 57% of March 2019 figures.
We should expect total passengers handled of app. 580k for the month, definitely exceeding expectations!

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 14277

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2021

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...

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by dolphinflyer
Tue Mar 16, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 14277

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2021

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...

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by dolphinflyer
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 14277

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2021

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 ...

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 14277

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2021

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 ...

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by dolphinflyer
Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 14277

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2021

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...

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by dolphinflyer
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 14277

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2021

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...

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by dolphinflyer
Tue Feb 09, 2021 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 294
Views: 28240

Re: Allegiant Air Route Expansion 2/9

ALB-BNA is new!

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by dolphinflyer
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 14277

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2021

CATIIIevery5yrs wrote:
Is the NK SMF SNA service done before it ever began?


No, the launch date is deferred one month to comply with SNA slot passenger volume limits. Daily flights begin April 1.

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by dolphinflyer
Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 14277

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2021

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.

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by dolphinflyer
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 14277

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2021

Spirit announces daily nonstop service linking SMF and SNA beginning March 1. Schedules are as follows:
SMF-SNA 0800-0925
SNA-SNA 1805-1930
Flights are now bookable at spirit.com

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by dolphinflyer
Wed Jan 13, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 1/13/2021:DL Adds SEA-CUN/PVR/SJD,MSP-ESC;UA Adds IAD-ECP/PNS,ORD-FOD/MCW,IAH-SRQ Flights FEB-SEP
Replies: 37
Views: 6668

Re: OAG Changes 1/13/2021:DL Adds SEA-CUN/PVR/SJD,MSP-ESC;UA Adds IAD-ECP/PNS,ORD-FOD/MCW,IAH-SRQ Flights FEB-SEP

Spirit announces daily nonstop service linking SMF and SNA beginning March 1. Flights now available at spirit.com.

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by dolphinflyer
Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 131
Views: 14277

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2021

All international arriving flights must arrival at Terminal B for CBP/FIS clearance. The only exception is precleared flights, such as AC's YVR-SMF flights that arrive at Terminal A. International flights can depart from terminal A.

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by dolphinflyer
Wed Nov 25, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 24936

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US - Cuba under a Biden Administration
Replies: 15
Views: 2423

US - Cuba under a Biden Administration

How soon do you think president-elect Biden will relax travel restrictions for trips to Cuba, similar to what was expanded under the Obama administration? I look forward to increased US tourism to Cuba resuming in greater volume.

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by dolphinflyer
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Fleet/Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 1888
Views: 157522

Re: Southwest Announces Colorado Springs, Savannah, and Jackson

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.

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by dolphinflyer
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 24936

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by dolphinflyer
Mon Oct 12, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021
Replies: 377
Views: 36083

WN to Launch IAH and ORD service in 2021

Andrew Waterson just announced at the Boyd Conference that Southwest will launch service to IAH and ORD during the first half of 2021. Details and schedules to be announced within the next few weeks.

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by dolphinflyer
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 24936

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by dolphinflyer
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines Network Thread - 2020
Replies: 2786
Views: 330556

Re: AA Adds Routes Including CUN-CMH/IND, MIA-MKE/PWM/ROC, JFK-SJD and more

SMF-SJD Sat-only A319 loaded for sale for Christmas/New Years and mid-Feb-early April.

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by dolphinflyer
Tue Aug 11, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 24936

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by dolphinflyer
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 24936

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by dolphinflyer
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 24936

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by dolphinflyer
Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 24936

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020

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, ...

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by dolphinflyer
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 24936

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020

SMF-GDL is a strong VFR (visit friends/relatives) market. High seasons for VFR traffic are Easter/Holy Week, Summer vacation and Christmas/New Years.

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by dolphinflyer
Wed May 13, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 24936

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by dolphinflyer
Mon May 11, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 24936

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020

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 ...

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by dolphinflyer
Fri Apr 17, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 24936

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by dolphinflyer
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 24936

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by dolphinflyer
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 24936

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by dolphinflyer
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 2/23/2020:AA Drops ORD-CRW/DLH,Adds Back JFK Flights;UA Drops JAN-ORD Again;UP Exits FLL-GGT
Replies: 70
Views: 13585

Re: OAG Changes 2/23/2020:AA Drops ORD-CRW/DLH,Adds Back JFK Flights;UA Drops JAN-ORD Again;UP Exits FLL-GGT

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.

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 24936

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 24936

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020

Double-digit yoy passenger growth during Jan 2020 was registered by Aeromexico, Alaska, Delta, Frontier and Hawaiian.

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by dolphinflyer
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 24936

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020

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!

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 24936

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 206
Views: 24936

Re: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2020

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...

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by dolphinflyer
Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 186
Views: 34172

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

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...

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by dolphinflyer
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 186
Views: 34172

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

SMF has handled 10.9 million passenger YTD2019. Assuming that the Nov/Dec figures grow a reasonable 7.5% yoy, that would put the YE2019 passenger total at 13.2 million passengers, up from 12.0 million in 2018. SMF is on-track to hit that target!

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by dolphinflyer
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 186
Views: 34172

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

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.

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by dolphinflyer
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 186
Views: 34172

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

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.

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by dolphinflyer
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 186
Views: 34172

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

SMF handled 1,109,543 passengers during September 2019, marking an increase of 10.5% yoy on a seat capacity increase of 9.6%.

Double-digit yoy passenger increases for the month were registered by AM, AC, AS, DL, F9, HA and Y4.

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by dolphinflyer
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 186
Views: 34172

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

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...

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by dolphinflyer
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sacramento (SMF) Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 186
Views: 34172

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

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...

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