There is a rumor circulating from a local travel agent that FI will be permanently ending MCI-KEF service once the 2019 schedule concludes. If true, then i'm disappointed as I was under the impression the route was doing ok or at least would maintain a simple seasonal schedule. But to be honest the ...Jump to post
Rumor has it from a local travel agent that FI will not return to KC in 2020. Disappointed as I was under the impression the route was doing ok or at least would maintain a simple seasonal schedule. But to be honest the service really didn't solve a problem. Most KC passengers are not going to KEF s...Jump to post
FI's enplanements for May 2019 was 815 compared to May 2018 of 442. An 84% increase. How many more flights? 2019 service started on the 24th of May so I believe it totaled 5 flights for that month. I'm particularly paying close attention to this year of service since once the 2019 season concludes ...Jump to post
FI's first flight of the season begins today with four weekly flights instead of the initial three and when I last checked a few weeks ago today's flight was nearly sold out. Stronger bookings are anticipated this year. In other news, i've heard that airport reps have been making repeat trips to Ger...Jump to post
Edelweiss will re-start seasonal DEN flights this month with the A340-300 instead of the A333 per CAPA. I'm not sure why they've switched the aircraft but it will be nice to see the A343 again. https://centreforaviation.com/news/edelweiss-air-files-adjustment-on-zurich-denver-service-from-summer-20...Jump to post
Edelweiss will re-start seasonal DEN flights this month with the A340-300 instead of the A333 per CAPA. I'm not sure why they've switched the aircraft but it will be nice to see the A343 again. https://centreforaviation.com/news/edelweiss-air-files-adjustment-on-zurich-denver-service-from-summer-202...Jump to post
As i'm sure some of you have already read, FI is dropping CLE this summer as well as Halifax due to MAX8 issues. I believe this just leaves MCI left from their recent expansion. This doesn't bode well for KC. However i've read from one of the airport directors that bookings are up this year and that...Jump to post
30% increase in TATL traffic during 2018 from MCI marketing director. Presumably through the introduction of FI. December hasn't been calculated yet but if numbers are slightly smaller than November (say 265 pdew) it would translate to roughly 138,000 passengers crossing the pond. Not bad considerin...Jump to post
Excellent news. Trexel are you suggesting the environments study is a waste? I don’t know a lot about them. Just a passive aggressive jab at govt bureaucracy. Its probably for the best but I hate lengthy red-tape procedures especially for an already delayed and highly anticipated project. Just get ...Jump to post
The airlines have finally reached an agreement for funding the new airport. Construction is now imminent however I believe the FAA still needs to finalize the environmental audit which was delayed during the govt shutdown. Gotta appease the tree huggers. https://www.kcur.org/post/airlines-agree-pric...Jump to post
I don't see MCI-KEF lasting much longer. They only started that to counter WOW's STL-KEF route. Huh? You're out of the loop. FI posted an 84% average capacity for the first season which is pretty good for a new airline with virtually no local brand recognition. Better than what FI officials expecte...Jump to post
And MCI has seasonal FI to KEF. Its ironic how MCI has a TATL and not STL. I don't see MCI-KEF lasting much longer. They only started that to counter WOW's STL-KEF route. Huh? You're out of the loop. FI posted an 84% average capacity for the first season which is pretty good for a new airline with ...Jump to post
arcticcruiser wrote:flyguy84 wrote:STL had service to KEF... I don’t see any other TATL working out.
And MCI has seasonal FI to KEF.
Does anyone remember this thread in regards to proposed cities for future service?
The recent announcement may have something to do with it.
Aircraft upgrades and new airline speculation. - Icelandair is bringing back the 757 on certain days late September 2019 towards the end of the season. Seems odd to place the 757 when summer traffic is dying down. Perhaps they'll bring it back in 2020? - UA is (temporarily at least) upgrading MCI-IA...Jump to post
Volaris is looking to add more US cities throughout 2019 but will not release further details on which cities they're interested in for another month. Exciting news to hear as Volaris plans to more than double its fleet in the coming years. I'm assuming mostly from GDL https://www.flightglobal.com/n...Jump to post
2018 was the second busiest year in history for MCI totaling 11,850,825 passengers. https://www.aviationpros.com/press_release/12440652/kansas-city-international-airport-has-second-busiest-year-in-history Second busiest year but with only 2 concourses instead of the original 3. What's the slot situa...Jump to post
What is the realistic timeframe for the new terminal to open? late 2021? Around late 2021 to early 2022 is the goal. However, given the incompetence and mismanagement of the project who knows. It could end up like Brandenburg. But the jetways from concourse A are already being dismantled and ground...Jump to post
Hello All, 2018 was an eventful year for Kansas City - First ever TATL service via Icelandair which saw great success (around 84% occupancy) - Further design changes to the new terminal project (an addition of gates from 35 to 39) - More delays and mishaps with the execution of the new terminal proj...Jump to post
Does anyone know what the PDEW is between MCI and FRA? I know that overall PDEW for Europe is around 300 per day which goes up to 500 during summer but i've read around here that Condor for example launched MSY with less than 50 Germany bound passengers.Jump to post
blacksoviet wrote:Does the Condor 757-300 have enough range to fly to MCI?
I stumbled across an archived news letter from 1999 with the topic about MCI and Lufthansa representatives meeting in Germany to discuss potential flight opportunities to Kansas City. Yes, i'm well aware airlines and airports discuss things on a regular basis with nothing resulting but it still caug...Jump to post
A PDF presentation containing more renderings and technical information about the concourse expansion has recently been released. Five new international configured gates are to be added at concourse A and A & B concourse will have an outdoor observation patio at the end. https://business.flydenv...Jump to post
I would also argue the better performing economy but I don't want to get into that on a a.net forum. STL has a significantly larger economy and KC's isn't growing significantly quicker than STL's is. MCI isn't going to be surpassing STL anytime soon. Especially if WN continues to grow their little ...Jump to post
20 years ago this would have been a laughable question to ponder back when STL had more than double the amount of traffic and was a hub for TWA/AA compared to Kansas City but today with TWA in the history books and AA having left to focus on ORD and DFW, STL barely has more than 2 million more passe...Jump to post
Greater focus to expand INTL options of DEN. China, ICN, DUB, AMS and an additional flight to CDG top of wish list.
https://www.vaildaily.com/news/denver-i ... d-markets/
With EWR being added, Denver is now the only Star Hub with no TK service. Any chance of TK heading that way? Might be a better option than Emirates IMHO. What's the volume of Middle East and Indian O&D to/from Denver? O&D from nearby cities served by DEN that aren't also served by LAX? Libe...Jump to post
Well this is unfortunate but questions remain. - STL shelled out a serious subsidy for a two year service run (I believe about 2 million dollars?). What happens to the subsidy? Will WW face a penalty? - What does this mean for the STL market? Will another carrier fill the void? I'm confident someone...Jump to post
Overrated aircraft (In my opinion) 1. 787 (Cramped seating, gimicky and questionable features like the transitional windows and "anti-turbulence". Dreamliner? More like a nightmare) 2. MD80/MD90 (Noisy, pain in the a** to load, most had/have few to no amenities like wifi, power or PTVs bu...Jump to post
Increased frequency will help with online booking options exposure. I like this move although the B757 is such a great plane. I assume no payload penalty on this route? While the schedule increase is great news I too am a little disappointed in the aircraft downgrade. Hopefully 2019 will be even be...Jump to post
Unfortunately, I can't answer your question about how Icelandair is doing at MCI but I hope they're doing well here. I just don't have that information available. As for other international service coming to MCI, I don't think it's very likely. Kansas City is not popular with foreign tourists and l...Jump to post
Icelandair's first season of service at MCI is nearly over. As the city's first European carrier, does anyone have information as to what the average loads were for the route and whether the airline will extend service for 2019? I've read that Icelandair has been struggling recently nationwide as WO...Jump to post
Denver just keeps winning! Of all potential airlines to announce Denver service Cayman Airways was one of the farthest options from my mind. However, a Caribbean route was long overdue and I'm a little surprised none of DEN's "big 3" have launched any flights to that region. In anycase, Ge...Jump to post
I hope its a new route/new market and not an additional flight on an existing route. AMS would be a nice addition as its a large hole in the Euro network but knowing UA's history at DEN it will most likely be a German route. LH has been printing money with its Denver flights. Im still waiting for th...Jump to post
Perhaps ZRH, good connections with LX and I'd think reasonable O and D traffic. I wonder how Edelweiss has done this summer. Edelweiss has done well so far with next year's schedule extended to May but I don't think the route is big enough for two carriers when it's currently seasonal with only two...Jump to post
You have to remember that SK served SEA for approximately 40 years with very limited competition. Throughout most of the 80s/90s, SK and BA were the only nonstop flights between SEA and large European hubs (UA also offered LHR for awhile, but without many connections beyond LHR). In the late 1990s,...Jump to post
What Sabre 2013 report are you referring to? I would like to see this if possible There's a PDF to it somewhere, but I have no idea where to find it at this point. Below however is a graphic summarizing its findings for the top8 unserved markets at the time, to both London and Europe in total pax a...Jump to post
Denver city council recently approved an incentive package in April for 400k for an airline to operate 4x weekly service with an A330-200 seating 266 passengers with the proposed service starting next spring. No destination or airline was named but the profile exactly matches Aer Lingus. However, I ...Jump to post
I know most airlines are upgaging to 76 seaters but what about Air Canada and their CRJs that fly routes like MCI/STL/MKE/OMA etc - YYZ? Are they going to be replaced with CRJ705s or discontinued? How hard can it be to fill a 705 considering AC flies MCI double daily half the year.Jump to post
With CDG-DEN struggling I wonder what impact this might have on EI choosing DEN for their next addition. Perhaps the market is already over crowded for EI to jump in the fray. Anyone know how ZRH-DEN is doing ? WK's DEN - ZRH flight is off to a good start. The first flight was almost 90% full and t...Jump to post
Surprising and unfortunate to read. DY's relatively recent Denver to Paris route is already losing money and has been moved from year-round to seasonal. For what was once one of the largest unserved international routes from DEN why is it failing? Over estimated demand or perhaps DY is the wrong air...Jump to post
I was at the inaugural ceremony and i've learned a few facts: - The first flight out of DEN was nearly 90% full (much higher than I anticipated) - Negotiations for service extension next year are underway - UA/ *A passengers will soon be able to book the flight through the UA website. DEN is the onl...Jump to post
https://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2018/04/19/colorado-eco-devo-leaders-offer-big-incentives-to.html This is behind a paywall but the Colorado Economic Development Commission approved $400k in incentives to an unnamed airline to potentially begin a new nonstop to Europe in 2019. The article sa...Jump to post