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by smflyer
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

November traffic figures are in, and SMF handled 1,067,446 passengers for the month, marking a 9.4% passenger increase on a seat capacity increase of 9.2%. YTD passenger totals through November are 11,015,565, which means that we'll need 984,435 passengers during December 2018 to reach our goal of ...

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by smflyer
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

[twoid][/twoid] Unless F9 or NK show up with a focus city, I would look for this growth to decline sharply in 2019. This isn't an SMF-specific comment, but airlines all had declining operating margins in 2018 and are not going to push capacity as aggressively from here on. While true that there is d...

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by smflyer
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Skewered By Local Media Over Incentives
Replies: 50
Views: 6319

Re: PIT Skewered By Local Media Over Incentives

I don't know how this airport even gets high marks. The concourses make me feel like I've taken a time machine back into the 80s. Forget about the fact that most of the concourses are rather empty. I've walked down one far enough there was not a single person in sight. Felt like if I got mugged, no ...

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by smflyer
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

https://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/ ... rport.html
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In actual real news about SMF, looks like the airport will be adding lounges and some new concessions!

https://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/ ... rport.html

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by smflyer
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Just came across this on a thread in Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/Sacramento/comments/a0c52o/nonstop_flights_to_china/ Looks like someone had edited the SMF wiki page to show that China Southern is to start service to Guangzhou but was then later removed. According to the threat the Guangzhou ai...

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by smflyer
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases
Replies: 101
Views: 14331

Re: Alaska maps out airport expansion at West Coast bases

I never, ever understood the rationale behind ill-fated additions like SFO-ABQ and SFO-IND. I have to think that linking SFO with markets where the AS brand is actually known (i.e. ANC, BOI, EUG) would be far more successful. LAX is tough any way you look at it, but I do think SMF travelers would a...

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by smflyer
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

hopefully theyre still in business by March of next year! I read on that forum the load factors are atrocious right now.

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by smflyer
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Thank you dolphin flyer for the update! Looks like we're on track for that 12mil mark for the year.

New OAG change: UA EWR-SMF APR 1.0>0.7[0.6]
Looks like a change from 4x to 5x weekly service to EWR in April?

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by smflyer
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Detroit air service discussion - 2018
Replies: 2342
Views: 156001

Re: Detroit air service discussion - 2018

Don't be upset to see a lot of routes get cut/downgauged because of this. This probably puts GRU and MUC on the chopping block internationally, SJC, SMF domestically for DL. QRO, BJX, and MTY on the chopping block for AM. LH would probably downgrade to an A333 all year. How would SJC/SMF be on the ...

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by smflyer
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Hey DophinFlyer, do you have an update for us on the October traffic? Are we still continuing the trend of 1mil+ passengers per month and are we still on track to hit the 12 million passenger mark by year end?

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by smflyer
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Now if only AA would start service to PHL or MIA. I've taken US before on SMF-PHL, so maybe they will bring it back, the flight was full every day I took it that summer, maybe 10 times in total, both ways Yeah I really wish they would bring that flight back, but from what I know they cancelled that...

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by smflyer
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

So that makes, what, 4 daily SMF-ORD next summer if including AA's flight? I'm curious to see how the market evolves here as 1) the economy diversifies and 2) more and more people move East from the Bay. The later is already bringing comparatively wealthier people into the area. Following up on DL'...

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by smflyer
Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Looks like UA will be adding their 3rd daily seasonal service to ORD and IAH earlier next year:
UA IAH-SMF APR 2>3[2.0]
UA IAH-SMF APR 2>3[2.0]

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by smflyer
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAT Traffic Another Record in Q1
Replies: 135
Views: 11122

Re: FAT Traffic Another Record in Q1

FAT posted pictures yesterday of the gate 8 passenger bridge being installed. http://twitter.com/FresnoAirport/status/1060336381233221632 While gate 8 has been assigned to AS brand flights for quite a while, airport staff have been careful not to say the bridge and gate remodel are for AS. Partiall...

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by smflyer
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

New from the OAG changes thread:
UA LAX-SMF APR 4>3[4] MAY 4>3[4] JUN 4>3[4] JUL 4>3[4] AUG 4>3[4]

I'm assuming UA is simply up gauging the aircraft and reducing frequency rather than cutting service since they recently started using mainline 737/320 on the route.

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by smflyer
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA cuts CLT-TUS and ERI-PHL, announces ERI-ORD and ERI-CLT, "still evaluating" CLT-SJC
Replies: 53
Views: 5822

Re: AA cuts CLT-TUS and ERI-PHL, announces ERI-ORD and ERI-CLT, "still evaluating" CLT-SJC

cledaybuck wrote:
Does ERI see much leakage to CLE, PIT, or BUF?


absolutely. I live in Erie and almost never use ERI because flights are usually way expensive. CLE usually ends up being the cheapest option.

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by smflyer
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Now if only AA would start service to PHL or MIA.

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by smflyer
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Wow, didn't expect this to come so soon after our recent discussion of the route. It's a redye just like the 2010 flight but I hope this one will stick around. I can see this route being successful now that traffic at the airport has increased nearly 40% since 2013 when the flight was dropped. In a...

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by smflyer
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Delta just announced daily, year-round DTW-SMF beginning June 17, 2019 on a 738: https://news.delta.com/delta-further-expands-detroit-flights-west-new-nonstop-service-sacramento Wow, didn't expect this to come so soon after our recent discussion of the route. It's a redye just like the 2010 flight ...

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by smflyer
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

I want to update my recent post regarding Frontier Airlines: Las Vegas: 2 x a week Denver 6 x a week DFW on Wednesday Nov. 21 I believe F9 has 3x/wk to LAS on Su, Tu, Th 4x/wk to DEN Mo, We, Fr, Sa I don't think they fly to DFW unless that's something they've recently announced?

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by smflyer
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

I thought this was interesting too: Y4 BJX-SMF APR 0>0.3[0] MAY 0>0.3[0] JUN 0>0.3[0] JUL 0>0.3[0] Have they flown to León before? I have a vague memory of MX flying it briefly, as a round-robin with another city, perhaps MLM. Yes, Volaris is starting up the route again next month. Previous SMF fli...

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by smflyer
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

This was from last week but AA is dropping ORD. AA originally announced the flight in January 2016. AA ORD-SMF APR 1.0>0[0.7] In looking for the original press release I found another announcing a SMF-DTW on DL back in 2010. I didn't realize we previously had service to DTW. Anyone know when that e...

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by smflyer
Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Looks like both WN and AS are increasing frequencies to the SMF-SAN according to the OAG changes forums.
WN SAN-SMF JAN 11>12[11]
AS SAN-SMF APR 3>4[3] (new frequency will be a mainline 739)

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by smflyer
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

September 2018 marks the fifth consecutive month in which SMF recorded in excess of one million + passengers handled in a single month. Traffic was up 7.2% yoy on a seat capacity increase of 5.6% yoy. WN, UA and Y4 registered double-digit yoy traffic increases for during Sept. Where do you find thi...

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by smflyer
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

I typically am not one to get into these, "We deserve new service!" No you don't because blah, blah, blah..." types of discussions. I know my own home airport (SAN) has repeated proved the naysayers wrong over the past five years or so. With regards to SMF-NYC, I wouldn't be surprise...

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by smflyer
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

That's a surprise to me. I can't recall the last time UA or AA swapped out regional for mainline. In the gradual movement of towards larger aircraft, I'm wondering if AS will swap the the last couple of Q400s off of PDX as they get more E-jets. I wonder too whether AS will add more to SMF as part o...

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by smflyer
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Anyone notice UA and AA are both running mainline this holiday season on the SMF-LAX route? DL seems to have brought back the 717 on the SMF-LAX route recently as well. UA no longer seem to use the CRJ200's anymore on the SMF-LAX route and uses the E175 which is great news, though they still use it ...

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by smflyer
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

https://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/ ... ector.html
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Looks like sac county just hired a new director of the airport following John Wheat's retirement. She was previously CFO of Port of Portland (operator of PDX) and before that as finance director at SFO.

https://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/ ... ector.html

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by smflyer
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

I find it interesting that the article expects SMF to hit 11.5mil passengers this year but the official airport press release from last month made it seem the airport was confident we would hit 12mil passengers this year. Maybe the article was written a while back and only recently posted.

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by smflyer
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NK coming to ELP?
Replies: 24
Views: 2442

Re: NK coming to ELP?

BNA, SAT or AUS, SMF, and SLC are some of the next major markets I think NK will get into. For BNA, NK would most likely do FLL, DTW, DFW, and LAS. They'll only step on F9 on one route. SAT and AUS would be a little more difficult since yields at both airports took a dump with F9 expansion. Itll ha...

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by smflyer
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

According to the Boston Aviation forum, B6 will be adding 10 days of SMF-BOS service during the xmas/new years time frame.

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by smflyer
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

I typically am not one to get into these, "We deserve new service!" No you don't because blah, blah, blah..." types of discussions. I know my own home airport (SAN) has repeated proved the naysayers wrong over the past five years or so. With regards to SMF-NYC, I wouldn't be surprise...

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by smflyer
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

I wonder if DL would even consider doing JFK-SMF on a C-series if that has enough range. there is barely enough demand for one daily JFK-SMF and the yield isn't great. The yield they are getting would not work for a legacy airline. If DL tries to add, B6 will be gone soon and then you will end up w...

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by smflyer
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

If Delta does good on SJC like SNA, then I don’t see why DTW-SMF won’t happen next year. Just my two cents, but DTW-SMF has C-series written all over it. Not saying it DL won’t start it sooner, but once enough A220 frames are operating I have to believe this route gets picked up. I wonder if DL wou...

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by smflyer
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

As noted by Dolphin above, SMF had a record month for pax with 1,102,047 in July. A look inside the numbers reveals that for the first time ever, SMF enjoyed three consecutive months of over 1 million passengers served for a three-month total of 3,243,063. Note that until this year, SMF hadn't serv...

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by smflyer
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

I know this is probably a little to early, but how is F9 doing so far on the DEN/LAS routes? Another question is what is the airport's long term plan for terminal A? There was some talk a couple years ago that they would consolidate all landslide operations to terminal B and then have a people mover...

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by smflyer
Sun Aug 12, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Must be a California thing. SJC, SAN, LAX, and SMF don't currently have light rail directly to the airport. SMF is particularly bad because the bus that takes you from downtown to the airport doesn't even pick up at the Amtrak station. It would be a good investment to improve that service. I could ...

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by smflyer
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Anyone know if Aeromexico still flies to Mexico City? I see it as seasonal on the airport's wiki page, but I haven't seen that flight from the airport in a long time.

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by smflyer
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Anyone got the numbers for July traffic?

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by smflyer
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

2018 is really shaping up to be the best year in SMF history. Beyong the spectaucular increases in both passengers and frieght, let's look at the new service either announced or started in 2018. Alphabetical, by airline: Vancouver – Air Canada Kona - Alaska (First Ever Service) Denver – Frontier La...

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by smflyer
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Any idea what gate frontier will be operating out of? I’m assuming B11 as that’s the only unused gate currently at the airport. Any anyone know the shuffle occurring on terminal A? I noted delta started using A13 which was previously used by American. Did they swap gates or is this temporary dude to...

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by smflyer
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Don't know how to edit my last post, but I wanted to say that because of the threat of capacity cuts from the big carriers due to fuel price increases I think SMF will get really close to that 12mil mark but not go above it. But I could be wrong, as williaminsd just pointed out with STL load factors...

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by smflyer
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Numbers are in and June 2018 set a record for greatest number of pax ever served at SMF in a single-month, is the second straight month of greater than 1 million pax, and is 10th straight month of double-digit, year-over-year growth. 1,088,918 pax walked through the gates at Sacramento Internationa...

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by smflyer
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28
Replies: 256
Views: 22811

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28

I didn't know what forum to post this in, but I was listening to a radio interview with SMF's marketing manager and he noted that we should expect WN to announce Hawaii route by August. I already posted this in the SMF thread, so here it is: In a news interview with the airports marketing manager, h...

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by smflyer
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

In a news interview with the airports marketing manager, he said WN will be announcing Hawaii flights out of SMF to "come by August". You can hear the interview with the link posted and he mentions the WN Hawaii details at around 4:00mins in. https://kfbk.iheart.com/featured/the-afternoon-...

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by smflyer
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian announces daily SMF-OGG service beginning April 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 2114

Re: Hawaiian announces daily SMF-OGG service beginning April 2019

Hawaiian uses their 767 on the SMF>HNL route. Their 330 were only used when there was not a spare 767. They are going to switch the 767 to A321neos by years end once the last 767 leaves the fleet. First one already left the fleet to UA with a couple more by summers end. I think what the person refe...

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by smflyer
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

HA announces SMF-OGG starting April 1, 2019 on A321. https://newsroom.hawaiianairlines.com/releases/hawaiian-airlines-to-add-daily-sacramento-maui-service There's already a thread discussing this but it's good to have big SMF news here too. Thread: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&a...

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by smflyer
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

I'm assuming the Kona flight originates in Seattle as SEA-SMF-KOA and reverse just as the Maui flight which currently runs as SEA-SMF-OGG. This would give Alaska some fallback to sell more seats to Seattle originating passengers in case traffic from SMF isn't as high as they want it or WN starts tak...

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by smflyer
Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

As noted above, May 2018 was another spectacular month for SMF, as for only the third time in airport history, over 1,000,000 pax were served in a single month. The last time over 1,000,000 were served was in July of 2007. Leading the pack, as usual, is Southwest Airlines. With their expansion of r...

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by smflyer
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 219
Views: 29692

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

I was just looking at HA's scheduling out of SMF and looks like they will maintain 763 service till year end and then up-gauge to A332 from 1/1/19-3/9/19, then down gauge back to 763 till 3/30/19 and then down gauge again to A321 on 3/31/19 to the end of the schedule. I wonder why they would be down...

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