FlyPNS1 wrote:Wow! Wasn't expecting Pensacola to get included in F9's expansion. I guess F9 saw the Northern Gulf Coast as a hole and decided to test the waters.
WN is actually testing weekend service DEN-PNS this summer, so it'll be interesting to see if they respond next year. Given the O&D between PNS and DEN, plus connecting flows, at least one carrier should be able to make it work at a less than daily frequency. However, I'm not sure the route can support two carriers.
I'm a little surprised on F9's re-emphasis of connections at Denver. Given the low fares inherent in the ULCC model, it could be tough to make money on connections. But maybe F9 can pull it off! How many gates does F9 have at DEN?? It doesn't seem like that many these days.
Granted a few of these routes will be tough even on an O&D basis. I think PVD-CLT will be brutal.
There are a few very odd adds. CLT-PVD will be a brutal battle for F9.
I guess it gives alternatives for a less-than-weekly schedule for some folks as well as some re-accommodation options. But ya, yield might suck.