*AS PDX-DTW JAN 1.0>0.1 FEB 1.0>0 MAR 1.0>0.7
Not surprised that this route wouldn't do well during the winter months.
DL DTW-BDL APR 5>4
DL DTW-ITH MAR 3>1.9 APR 3>1.9 MAY 3>1.9 JUN 3>1.8 JUL 3>1.9
Still shows 3x daily.
DL DTW-PHL MAR 6>5 MAY 6>5 JUN 7>5 JUL 7>5
Wow, wonder why.
DL DTW-SAN MAY 1.9>3
DL DTW-SAV JAN 0.1>0.0
Not so happy with the DL cuts.
One of the problems when looking at the OAG thread in isolation is missing the year-over-year context of any given market. The thread reports on changes of what was for sale the previous week versus was is for sale this week and take the number of flights per month and creates an average number of flights per day.
Airlines tend to load more flights/frequencies in their default/dummy long-term schedule that is for sale in advance then tweaks/prunes/adjusts the schedule closer-in. The gauge size and frequencies all get tuned, including day-of-the-week changes. The report masks a lot of the details. Hence why it always seems like "cuts" but it really may be similar to what they operated in the year prior.
DL in recent years hasn't operated DTW-PDX year-round, with it not operating during winter. With AS entering the market, DL upped it to year-round and added a second peak season flight. No surprise, there is a lot of seasonality to PDX and DTW-PDX falls into the long/thin category during winter. With AS dropping for winter, it will be interesting to see if DL stays on the route now in Jan-March.
This route now is all mainline, used to see a mix of 2-class RJs and even not that long ago some 50 seaters, but is at 4x per weekday Jan-Apr, then goes 5x per weekday the May-Dec.
So, there is lower frequency, but more mainline on the route, a trend that seen in many other markets.
This route is 3x weekdays, 2x weekends/holidays. Same as always. There could be a filing/reporting error that reflects the numbers in the OAG report. Non-issue here.
This route is seeing less frequency but on larger equipment. This route used to see a mix of 70/76 seat 2-class RJs on some of the off-peak midday flights, but is now going 5x mainline.
Frequency and gauge varies a lot by month and day-of-the week. Its typically 3x per day most of the year, sometimes 2x per day during slow winter season and weekends. Route is typically 3x weekdays, and actually increases this summer for July peak to 4x A321 (if the advance schedule sticks)
Never operates in Jan-Feb. Its last flight for the season is on 1/1/18 but comes back on 3/2/18. I'm kind of surprised they don't operate this flight as a daytime flight instead of an evening RON and/or put larger equipment on during peak spring/summer travel periods. Its been a EV CR7 but does go to a 9E CR9 starting in June.