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by flyfresno
Wed Jul 21, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

AS updated their October and November schedules. LAX is down to one daily. SAN is 1-2 daily. SEA is down to 3 daily with 2 Dash 8s on it in November. We also lose daily mainline in October and there is none in November. PDX is down to once daily on the E175. Also another note is that every flight w...

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by flyfresno
Wed Jul 21, 2021 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

AS updated their October and November schedules. LAX is down to one daily. SAN is 1-2 daily. SEA is down to 3 daily with 2 Dash 8s on it in November. We also lose daily mainline in October and there is none in November. PDX is down to once daily on the E175. Also another note is that every flight w...

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by flyfresno
Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

180 145 Allegiant Air LAS 694 81% 7488 5340 Allegiant Air LAS 698 71% 2431 1506 Southwest Airlines Co. LAS 612 62% I'll be curious to see how much market share WN takes from G4 during the summer. Also, how much this route grows in general. 1500 1319 Frontier Airlines Inc. DEN 698 88% 496 422 SkyWes...

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by flyfresno
Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

FlyLEN2019 wrote:
DL updated their September schedule. No A319. Just CRJ-700s and E175s.


Important to note, however, that SLC stays at 5X per day. That's pretty big.

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by flyfresno
Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

Just got this week's AAAE newsletter and it included the item that FAT director Kevin Meikle will be retiring in the fall: Fresno Airport Director Kevin Meikle To Retire Kevin Meikle, director of aviation and architect for the city of Fresno Airport System, which includes Fresno Yosemite Internatio...

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by flyfresno
Fri Jul 16, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

DOT April numbers were posted today. For what a week's worth looks like for WN at FAT: LAS 62% LF; DEN 59%. Meanwhile, down at SBA: LAS 40%; OAK 36%; DEN at 46%. Notable at FAT during April, F9 recorded an 88% LF. G4 71%. Overall, a big jump in April across the board, which as we know now, looks pa...

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by flyfresno
Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MHI mulling restarting CRJ production
Replies: 79
Views: 10442

Re: MHI mulling restarting CRJ production

As always, I'm baffled by the fact that no-one in the US wants to have anything to do with (rather) large turboprops like ATRs... They have the perception from a lot of Americans of lower quality pilot training and or experience , aka Colgan air. Then quite a few years ago American Eagle had the AT...

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by flyfresno
Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MHI mulling restarting CRJ production
Replies: 79
Views: 10442

Re: MHI mulling restarting CRJ production

I think this is a good idea becuse the majors are getting rid of the 50-seaters even for the short runs. For example SBN-DTW Endeavor using a 76-seat CRJ900 as Delta Connection for the morning flight. United Express occasionally using Skywest E170's for the short run of SBN-ORD. I know everyone lov...

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by flyfresno
Fri Jul 16, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

Just got back from Ohio. Flew United through ORD both ways. United has to go back to mainline. E175 is a great regional plane but a 4 hour plus flight is pretty rough on that size plane From a customer standpoint, I agree with you. However, the loads haven’t been the best on these flights. How full...

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by flyfresno
Wed Jul 14, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

May stats posted and there was an increase over 2019 both in domestic and international! Domestic- May 2019: 75,455 enplaned, May 2021: 79,862 enplaned Int'l- May 2019: 10,487 enplaned, May 2021: 11,340 enplaned Also of note is a huge jump in cargo (thanks to UPS's A300s to SDF/ONT): May 2019: 8,613...

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by flyfresno
Tue Jul 13, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze International RFP
Replies: 24
Views: 4332

Re: Breeze International RFP

Wneast wrote:
FAT-Mexico


FAT-JFK :-)

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by flyfresno
Mon Jul 12, 2021 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

I wonder if DL's absence will mean that AA will consider bringing back a CR7 turn or two. It would be a good way to bridge the OO operations from PHX to LAX, and I think that OO has a hangar where they can do their standard nightly deep cleaning like in PSP and TUS. Not to mention, sometimes LAX ca...

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by flyfresno
Sun Jul 11, 2021 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

FlyLEN2019 wrote:
DL’s schedule isn’t updated yet, but it has been brought to my attention that LAX service is ending September 12th.


It's not showing up anymore after that, so it appears you are correct. Fresno back down to two airlines to LAX...just not a great O&D market.

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by flyfresno
Sat Jul 10, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

AA’s ORD service is currently scheduled to return next year on June 2nd, so this is most likely going to be a seasonal service. They could still extend it but I doubt it. The DFW redeye started as seasonal and then became nearly year-round within 2 years. If FAT continues to grow, I wouldn't be sur...

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by flyfresno
Tue Jul 06, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS BOI focus city
Replies: 95
Views: 14672

Re: AS BOI focus city

I think this could potentially mean adding more flights from PDX to secondary California markets, like FAT, SBA, SBP, and maybe they'll even start a flight from PDX to MRY. In a world without slot issues at SNA, I could even picture AS operating one-stops PDX-XXX-SNA to increase frequency on the ov...

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by flyfresno
Fri Jul 02, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

The info on SLC yield was from a contact @ St George. I can only assume that most upfront on DL are upgrades. If we go back to 2019, SLC was an expensive hop. I’d assume that one must look behind SLC to understand yield. SLC loads have never matched DEN, but loads don’t mean much. Will be interesti...

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by flyfresno
Fri Jul 02, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

What’s with UA tonight? According to FlightAware, no ORD arrival and we’ve a 12:30a 175 from SFO that’s turning and going back at 1a. I’ve heard rumors of another fuel shortage as well. ORD diverted to SLC...seems like a mx issue but could have been to tanker gas (was on the ground in SLC for about...

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by flyfresno
Wed Jun 30, 2021 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

Is there a fuel shortage at FAT today? Or a supply issue? It looks like several airlines are routing via SFO, SJC, BFL, and LAS and then onward to their destinations. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL2411/history/20210630/1921Z/KFAT/KSFO https://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL1770/history/202...

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by flyfresno
Wed Jun 30, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

After all of the pent up demand passes, and it will, ATL makes sense. While CLT could also help close the gap, I’d like to think in reverse mode, meaning, would DL’s SE strength offset the weaker DL FF base at FAT? Granted, DL has stepped it up at FAT, but LAX may only exist due to terminal constru...

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by flyfresno
Wed Jun 30, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

Fresno is the largest or second largest US metro area without ATL nonstops. Given the bump in passengers this year we should be closer to DL considering adding that route. FAT-ATL would give DL one connection service to not just the southeast but also the entire east coast and many international. S...

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by flyfresno
Wed Jun 30, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

The Fresno Business Journal article notes: "According to a TSA press release, passenger screening volumes at FAT are currently more than 120% of 2019—meaning the airport has recovered its travel volume rates by 100%, with a 20% increase since June 2019." Posted this exact quote above ^^^

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by flyfresno
Wed Jun 30, 2021 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

Looks like AM is going daily to GDL. Thought they couldn't add any more flying to the US, but maybe this doesn't count as adding?

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by flyfresno
Wed Jun 30, 2021 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

FAT-ATL would give DL one connection service to not just the southeast but also the entire east coast and many international. Service to that hub from FAT could compete even better with ORD and DFW connections. I used DL for a pre-COVID international flight but the 2 connecting flights to reach ATL...

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by flyfresno
Tue Jun 29, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

FAT-ATL would give DL one connection service to not just the southeast but also the entire east coast and many international. Service to that hub from FAT could compete even better with ORD and DFW connections. I used DL for a pre-COVID international flight but the 2 connecting flights to reach ATL...

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by flyfresno
Tue Jun 29, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

The AA and UA service to ORD certainly covers many connections to the whole upper mid-west/Great Lakes and New England fairly well. IF DL wanted to come in and make a mainline splash..it really should be to ATL. That would not only give a second choice to many SE cites (most covered by AA thru DFW)...

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by flyfresno
Tue Jun 29, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

The Business Journal did a story today about the passenger volumes at FAT. One paragraph stood out among the others: "According to a TSA press release, passenger screening volumes at FAT are currently more than 120% of 2019—meaning the airport has recovered its travel volume rates by 100%, with...

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by flyfresno
Mon Jun 28, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

Hey all. Flew out of FAT for the first time this weekend on WN back to STL after a week at Shaver Lake. First off, nice airport and growing with that big new garage. I was really shocked at the lack of food options though. J. Muir tavern had one food option, French Fries. :lol: not kidding. We were...

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by flyfresno
Mon Jun 28, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

I could also see an increase of red eyes if we get destinations like IAH/HOU, ATL, and MSP. IAH would make sense as a redeye, and I think it's UA's next move, especially now that they are competing to ORD. WN doesn't really fly redeyes, so sort of doubt that. SY would likely operate a redeye to MSP...

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by flyfresno
Mon Jun 28, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

Decades ago when FatFlyer and I were involved in airline recruitment and marketing, then Airport Mgr Terry Cooper had a pic of an AS 737 in his office. It was something of his dream at the time to see this happen. We all busted our butts to bring Horizon and their noisy F28’s to FAT. I do hope it s...

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by flyfresno
Mon Jun 28, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

AirBrian wrote:
Anyone know what gate united uses for the E175 to ORD? Is it at a jetway or the downstairs crj gates?


I was there a week ago and it was upstairs...15.

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by flyfresno
Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

So, if mainline "sticks" this time (which seems likely considering that September is so close), if someone was able to take a time machine back to September of 2016, how many of us would they be able to convince that over the next 5 years FAT would get mainline service from UA, WN, and AS,...

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by flyfresno
Sun Jun 27, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

AS schedule updated for Sept this evening. As reported earlier, 739 is on the 2:30p to SEA. All other markets see changes in departure times that are pretty significant. First class to SEA on the 739 is a bargain, as low as $159. SAN still planned at 2 per day...surprising since it was basically as...

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by flyfresno
Tue Jun 22, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Adds Lewiston-DEN, and Seasonal Bishop- SFO, DEN, LAX (Skywest)
Replies: 25
Views: 3973

Re: United Adds Lewiston-DEN, and Seasonal Bishop- SFO, DEN, LAX (Skywest)

airlinepeanuts wrote:
Bishop as in Bishop California!? That’s way cool!! How long (if ever) has it been since they’ve had commercial service!?


They actually used to have United Express service to Fresno decades ago.

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by flyfresno
Tue Jun 22, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

The FIS fee will decrease slightly to $10.38/pax (down from $12.00 last year). Wonder what's driving this? They can't be going after more international (can they?) with the FIS already so strained. I would have expected them to raise FIS fees a bit and then maybe lower them when the new customs fac...

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by flyfresno
Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

The FIS fee will decrease slightly to $10.38/pax (down from $12.00 last year). Wonder what's driving this? They can't be going after more international (can they?) with the FIS already so strained. I would have expected them to raise FIS fees a bit and then maybe lower them when the new customs fac...

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by flyfresno
Fri Jun 18, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

FlyLEN2019 wrote:
AS is adding a ton of destinations to BOI making look like it’s becoming a focus city for them. Would an AS FAT-BOI be something we could see in the near future?


Doubt it...I'm not aware of any companies that have major offices in both cities nor is either a major destination from the other.

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by flyfresno
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

[*]Concourse expansion construction contract should be presented to council in Feb/March with groundbreaking just a few weeks after approval. [*]Complete opening of expansion in Summer 2024 but some sections such as expanded security screening should open in early 2023. Any hint of whether they are...

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by flyfresno
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

[*]Concourse expansion construction contract should be presented to council in Feb/March with groundbreaking just a few weeks after approval. [*]Complete opening of expansion in Summer 2024 but some sections such as expanded security screening should open in early 2023. Any hint of whether they are...

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by flyfresno
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Order A359/737-900ER
Replies: 671
Views: 152245

Re: Rumor: Used Delta Aircraft Order

STT757 wrote:
SunsetLimited wrote:
Norwegian MAX 8’s? :stirthepot:


Yeah I don’t think it’s 73NGs, they just retired ten relatively new 73Gs. I’m guessing 737-8 Max, used or perhaps white tails?


Are there any used -900ERs available anywhere? That seems equally likely...

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by flyfresno
Sat Jun 12, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

What happened to the airport's indoor golf cart taco truck? That was supposed to be the late night food source. https://twitter.com/FresnoAirport/status/1022205101228748800 I haven't seen or heard about the taco truck in a long time. What happened is it was awful...on par with a Del Taco, at best. ...

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by flyfresno
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

Parking problems are causing people to ignore signs and park in open areas. https://twitter.com/Impatientlee/status/1403523648602796032 The airport is also receiving social media complaints about problems with the food concessions. Early closures, mid-day kitchen closure for breaks, pre-packaged fo...

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by flyfresno
Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

Parking problems are causing people to ignore signs and park in open areas. https://twitter.com/Impatientlee/status/1403523648602796032 The airport is also receiving social media complaints about problems with the food concessions. Early closures, mid-day kitchen closure for breaks, pre-packaged fo...

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by flyfresno
Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

AA FAT-ORD-FAT loads look great, though I don't think I can divulge numbers. Not oversold, but an A320 would be. F is not selling well, however. I wonder what airline sells the highest % of first class tickets from FAT (not upgrades but actual F sales). Highest total number would almost assuredly b...

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by flyfresno
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

As to WN’s schedule extension, it’s early to add another market. Granted, there would appear to be a number of sold out flights each week, but that’s not an indicator of the booking curve. I’d think they are interested to see how well FAT looks in September as an indicator as to whether the WN fact...

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by flyfresno
Fri Jun 11, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

Fresno needs to get there act together like two new gates there going to be full day one they need at least 6 new gates I don't know about 6 new gates but 3 or 4 instead of 2 might make sense. The 2 new gates will be swing FIS/domestic gates. They will be busy overnight with the current and any fut...

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by flyfresno
Fri Jun 11, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

Heads up all, we're not even into what I would consider to be the peak of summer travel and the main parking lot across from the terminal is full today, per the airport's twitter page: https://twitter.com/FresnoAirport/status/1403389081405427713 That parking garage cannot come fast enough. This has...

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by flyfresno
Fri Jun 11, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

As to WN’s schedule extension, it’s early to add another market. Granted, there would appear to be a number of sold out flights each week, but that’s not an indicator of the booking curve. I’d think they are interested to see how well FAT looks in September as an indicator as to whether the WN fact...

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by flyfresno
Fri Jun 11, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

I'm not sure how much you can believe seat maps, but I'd guess they are filling 130-140 seats on every flight looking at them...

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by flyfresno
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

WN’s schedule release today was a bummer for FAT. Nothing new at all. One thing I found interesting was how they are offering a half dozen or so "four off" routes that they are basically just operating a few trips on Saturdays around the holidays (DEN-BZE and SYR-MCO were two examples). F...

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by flyfresno
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 504
Views: 50079

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2021

Off topic but close enough to mention. BFL says it is now busier than the same period in 2019. BFL May 2021 - 11,630 enplaned passengers BFL May 2019 - 10,929 enplaned passengers http://www.bakersfield.com/news/meadows-field-rebounds-to-pre-pandemic-levels/article_513437ee-c961-11eb-af55-afdd0ee39d...

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