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by whatusaid
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adds FAT-LAX
Replies: 63
Views: 7508

Re: DL adds FAT-LAX

I'm lost as to how Delta will "own" it since they are doing only a 7:00AM departure, vs 7:30AM / 2:00PM for Alaska; and United with 4 dailies. 6:20AM, 8:01AM, 1:55PM, 5:57PM. That’s not what I said. DL was a major player at one time here. At that time, they dominated the market. DL has pr...

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by whatusaid
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adds FAT-LAX
Replies: 63
Views: 7508

Re: DL adds FAT-LAX

It’s been how many years since DL owned FAT-LAX? Ahh, the good old DL at FAT days. Mainline to SLC, LAX and RNO. Plus DL Connection to LAS, ONT, BUR, etc. Before they cut the routes down to just FAT-SLC, the large number of possible connecting points and large number of flights at FAT made Delta my...

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by whatusaid
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adds FAT-LAX
Replies: 63
Views: 7508

Re: DL adds FAT-LAX

Perhaps to/fr OO maintenance at FAT?

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by whatusaid
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL adds FAT-LAX
Replies: 63
Views: 7508

DL adds FAT-LAX

From last nights schedule load, DL is adding 1X FAT-LAX in November. If the SLC schedule is correct, they’ll go to 4X to SLC. All OO 175s. It’s been how many years since DL owned FAT-LAX?

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by whatusaid
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 14251

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

Approval of the FAT parking garage contract is on the City Council agenda for Thursday Aug 20. The 4 story project will increase parking by over 600 spaces https://fresno.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4612466&GUID=C7B948EB-177F-4D8C-9028-06999074714F The city staff report to the counci...

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by whatusaid
Sat Aug 15, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inland Empire Airlines
Replies: 13
Views: 1584

Re: Inland Empire Airlines

Inland was big in Fresno. SFO, SJC, ONT, I believe BUR. A one stop to LAX through VIS at one time. Mostly Metros. During the last days, they'd leased from Bar Harbor a C-212, and then a Viscount for FAT-SFO. Another of the many commuter carriers that attempted to fill the gap in the Valley after der...

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by whatusaid
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 14251

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

The UA schedule load last night shows LAX is gone in September. Is AA due to load tonight? Surprising and not surprising. I thought the OAG thread had it down to one single flight a few days per week. I feel like UA has been trying to come back in LAX, but there's not really many places you can get...

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by whatusaid
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 14251

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

The UA schedule load last night shows LAX is gone in September. Is AA due to load tonight?

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by whatusaid
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 14251

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

AS is adding back a second to SAN with the September schedule load. From what I see, we're now 2X LAX, 2X SAN, 1X PDX, 3X SEA and all 175's. Mainline pulled from the September schedule, but then, the start never happened this summer as planned. BFL is reporting a 3rd to PHX from AA - I didn't see th...

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by whatusaid
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 14251

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

Rumors floating around the forums that AA won't be returning to FAT-LAX after all of this. Altogether possible. AS adding LAX makes sense if AA is gone. Still, anything that far out is a guess. Speaking of guessing - One route to look at is FAT-ORD, pre-Covid - numbers were not good in Jan and Feb....

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by whatusaid
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 14251

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

AA did the same on PHX a few months back with six flights, including two that were minutes apart. I never have faith in their schedules this far out. I did note they’ve pulled the 319’s off PHX in Sept, but they never started to begin with due to COVID. AS pulled the 4th to SEA before it started nex...

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by whatusaid
Mon Jun 15, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Time Between Inauguration and Cancellation (i.e. TPA-SEA 2020)
Replies: 38
Views: 3383

Re: Shortest Time Between Inauguration and Cancellation (i.e. TPA-SEA 2020)

FAT-HNL on HA for Pleasant Hawaiian. The L1011 made one flight. The planned weekly flights were cancelled well in advance of the first actual flight for a lack of bookings, but the first departure did take place. Not sure if the return ever did. The same PH charter operated previously by Western on ...

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by whatusaid
Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 14251

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

The BEE didn't do their research, given the failure to mention the resumption of PDX next month or that SEA is going to 4X. I do wonder about the future of SAN, if it will remain 4X come fall. I flew to SAN this morning and we had maybe 30 or so on the flight, which is not bad given the restrictions...

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by whatusaid
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 14251

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

July adds from the various airlines websites tonight: AS goes 4X SEA; PDX comes back at 1X; AA is at 3X DFW (all 738’s); PHX goes 2X; UA adds LAX 1X. AS holds the #2 spot when it comes to seats. DL previously published 3X SLC. AS isn’t adding anything on SAN - intrastate must be weak? I’ve a flight ...

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by whatusaid
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 14251

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

In last night's schedule load, UA added back 1X LAX - 7am departure. Nothing else that I can find. Tonight's AA load might be more interesting, given the press reports of a far more agressive add throughout their network.

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by whatusaid
Tue May 26, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 14251

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

From the OAG thread: FAT will get 2X per day to LAX on Alaska (OO E-175s) starting in September. This will bring AS to 11 per days on peak days, including one mainline, rivaling UA for the second spot by total seats per day from FAT. I thought AA has the most seats, if all of mainline comes back. E...

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by whatusaid
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 14251

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

Looks as if AA is down to 1X DFW, 1X PHX, 1XLAX. WIth the cuts in the system for next week, it would appear Y4 has the most seats out of FAT now. GDL, MLM, and BJX are all flying. Anyone know about the loads at Y4?

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by whatusaid
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 14251

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

Seems as if AS is date specific. AM looks to be down to 2X a week.

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by whatusaid
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 14251

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

AS cuts posted for early April: Sea 3>2; Pdx 2>1; San 3>1. I’ve heard San loads have been single digits. They hung in for weeks at 8 flights a day.

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by whatusaid
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 14251

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

AA goes mainline on 6a and 4pm to PHX in June. So, 6 out of 12 flights are mainline. Good job.

The OAG thread shows that the just added AM midday to GDL is gone. MAX 8 or FIS issues? Anyone know for certain?

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by whatusaid
Mon Feb 24, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 14251

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

Note that AM trimmed GDL this week for July onwards and not just at FAT. MAX 8 cuts being felt here? The new morning flight to GDL was pushed back another hr.

F9 extended their schedule to November - the 4X weekly continues.

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by whatusaid
Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 14251

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

The new AS/AA agreement is going to solidify OneWorld as the #1 alliance in Fresno. Six destinations, up to 22 flights per day. I'm not sure how much SkyTeam is going to compete in this one, but Star must be taking notice in FAT and a host of other mid-sized cities across the west... DL’s numbers s...

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by whatusaid
Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 14251

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

Whats interesting about AC is there might actually be a demand for inbound visitors going to Yosemite and the rest of the Sierra. There would probably be a bit of cannibalism from SFO flights (and, to a lesser extent, SJC and SMF), but during the summer, with both cruise passengers headed north and...

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by whatusaid
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 14251

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

FYI, AA’s weekend update has 4X to DFW starting in May. Red eye that vanished as DFW went all daytime 3X in April is now back on the schedule at 12:55a. No let up on gate demand. While FAT is cute, DL and AM now share a gate. That won’t work with 9:50a SLC and the new 10:40a GDL this summer. Maybe t...

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by whatusaid
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 14251

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

As noted in this week's OAG update, AM is upping FAT-GDL, to where it's essentially double daily in July. Checking the schedule, I expected the usual holiday schedule of two red-eyes. Wrong - a 10:35 am departure is added to the schedule. FAT Mgt has been pushing for that schedule for some time. WIt...

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by whatusaid
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 14251

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

SASE has released the 2019 Mexico numbers and December looks to have set a record, 29,829 total pax FAT-BJX, GDL, and MLM. For the year, 264,101 departing and arriving pax on Y4 and AM.

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by whatusaid
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 14251

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

There’s an AS charter coming in from Cabo tomorrow evening. Anyone know how frequent those ILT golf charter flights are? From their FB page, looks like both Cabo and Puerta Vallarta were departures last week, a day apart. Hope these are successful, my golf game could have improved in Cabo if I known...

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by whatusaid
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MMH commercial flights moving to BIH
Replies: 24
Views: 2651

Re: MMH commercial flights moving to BIH

In the mid 70’s, Sierra Pacific flew FAT-MMH, and it was the only time that I considered skiing there, as it’s so isolated. While BIS would improve upon the cancellations, to market Mammoth as an option for DFW as compared to to fly-in friendly Park City or any of the Colorado resorts seems a daunti...

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by whatusaid
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 14251

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

If UAX wants to continue using CRJs then they should be assigned the smallest hold room, gate 1/3 not the gate being remodeled now. FAT is a CUTE airport so anywhere works for them. 1. Considering that UA will be using CRJs to fly DCA-EWR (new multi-class CRJs, but still CRJs), I can't see FAT bein...

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by whatusaid
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 14251

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

Another round of DOT enplanement numbers. October domestic enplanements: 2019 - 75,368...........2018 - 65,886 YoY increase for Oct of about 14.4% Jan - Oct domestic enplanements: 2019 - 686,589.........2018 - 613,788 YoY increase for Jan - Oct of about 11.9% July international enplanements 2019 - ...

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by whatusaid
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 14251

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

FAT started a 3 month remodel of the gate 5/7 hold room. It will be given a similar look to gate 6/8. UA will temporarily relocate its CRJ flights to the old gate 1/3 area. It will be cramped for a few weeks. Picture in the announcement at the link is of the current gate 6/8 hold room. http://www.f...

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by whatusaid
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Santa Maria, CA (SMX) New Service Announcement Jan 10 2020
Replies: 135
Views: 18321

Re: Santa Maria, CA (SMX) New Service Announcement Jan 10 2020

I just went back and reread the press conference announcement I originally posted. It does say: The Santa Maria Public Airport District is excited to announce new routes for flights beginning later this year which will connect to great domestic and international destinations. These routes are a res...

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by whatusaid
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 14251

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

Well you chose to return via SEA and chose to drive to SJC. You could have just flown UA from FAT thru LA or SF and avoid both. So why whine? Obviously fares vary widely, but FAT-HNL looks to be around $50, and sometimes more than $100 cheaper each way on AS than UA for a variety of future dates. A...

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by whatusaid
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 14251

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

It would certainly be interesting to see OGG before HNL; I would imagine HNL has higher O&D, but I really don’t know. The only reason I brought up the OGG-SAN-FAT opportunity is because there will be 2 SAN-Maui flights this summer whereas SAN-HNL will remain a single r/t. AS has offered double-...

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by whatusaid
Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 14251

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

Not looking good? LF took a big drop in Aug and September. Right now, summer schedules show 4X using 320’s. No more 321’s. Luster is off? Knowing F9 schedules are good for the moment, hard to say what the future holds. 3X A321 = 690 weekly seats 4X A320 = 720 weekly seats Seems like a good way to u...

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by whatusaid
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 14251

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

1). F9 will drop the announced 4th weekly to DEN, staying at 3. They’ll go seasonal by fall. Not looking good? LF took a big drop in Aug and September. Right now, summer schedules show 4X using 320’s. No more 321’s. Luster is off? Knowing F9 schedules are good for the moment, hard to say what the f...

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by whatusaid
Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 160
Views: 14251

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

More thoughts... 1). F9 will drop the announced 4th weekly to DEN, staying at 3. They’ll go seasonal by fall. 2). AS will add SNA when a slot opens up. 3). AM will add a daytime to GDL so to offer something to differentiate their product from Volaris, who goes double daily to GDL. 4). AA will flip t...

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by whatusaid
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 29884

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

Y4 is adding a third weekly to BJX this summer. Bets on the next Mexico destination? SJD seems like the safest bet. Are there any other interior VFR destinations that make sense? AGU/OAX/ZCL? MEX is another airport that might come up in discussion, but is there enough traffic, even assuming connect...

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by whatusaid
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 29884

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

Y4 is adding a third weekly to BJX this summer. Bets on the next Mexico destination?

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by whatusaid
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 158
Views: 24997

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread - 2019

FAT-DEN is going 4x week starting in April.

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by whatusaid
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 29884

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

The airport website has posted the RFQ for the parking garage. The final design calls for 900 spaces over 3 levels. The garage will be located out next to Clinton Avenue (I thought it was initially slated to be built where the short-term parking currently is, but perhaps that was just a placeholder...

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by whatusaid
Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 29884

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

The only downside in the August numbers just released was F9's DEN, where traffic fell off compared to a year ago and was among the softest since the route began. Maybe the luster of the low fares is off and the 320 is the right-sized aircraft? I don't see individual markets or airlines listed in t...

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by whatusaid
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 29884

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

[quote= Aside from UA's fifth DEN and DL's 4th SLC, have any extra flights been announced for next summer? 120ish new seats does not seem like enough to cover 99.9% plus growth...[/quote] Y4 is adding a 3rd weekly to BJX starting in the spring. AA's DFW red-eye is going daily from 4X a week in Q2. B...

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by whatusaid
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 29884

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

Photos from this week's start of Volaris service on FAT-BJX. http://www.facebook.com/FresnoYosemiteInternational/posts/2479840902251553 Everyone looks awake for a 3:30a flight. Wonder what the load was for the first flight. They are going to 3x a week next year from the current 2x.

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by whatusaid
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 29884

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

When UA/OO launched CRJ’s to DEN, UA expressed to FAT (when I was involved) that the market potential was 5 RTs a day. Well, many years later, it would appear they are making good on their prediction. Of course, the flights will all depart 93% or more full, meaning they are not capturing the true de...

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by whatusaid
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 29884

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

F9 added back a 3rd weekly to Den in their latest update. MWF until March, when the next extension is to take place. Anyone catch the Atlas 747-400 departing today? Had just pulled in to tailgate before the Fresno State game - couldn’t help but notice. FlightAware shows the destination as Travis Air...

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by whatusaid
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 29884

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

FAT's level of activity on social media has increased. The problem from the marketing side is that relies on people following the accounts and sharing the posts. But I know many locals who do not follow the airport on social media. The airport had a booth at the California Food Expo last week. But ...

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by whatusaid
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 29884

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

But the DOT posted June domestic enplanement numbers: June: 2019 - 76,376....... 2018 - 72,564 YoY increase for the month of June of about 5%. (slower but I would also have to go back to see how much capacity increased this year) I would be curious to see the capacity increase 2018 to 2019 for June...

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by whatusaid
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 258
Views: 29884

Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2019

The airport has not been posting statistics for 2019. So I took a look at the DOT info. International numbers at the DOT lag by a few months. Enplanements available currently: 2019 Month by Month international enplanements only January: 2019 - 10,174.......2018 - 10,496 February: 2019 - 8,143.........

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