LAXdude1023 wrote:SumChristianus wrote:Mentioned before (gates), but quite interesting quotes/statistics.
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... on-449043/
"Already in 2018, flights at Denver are scheduled to increase by 3.3% year-over-year, and seats by 3.5%, FlightGlobal schedule data shows. United is scheduled to increase flights by 10.9% and seats by 7.2%, while Southwest will reduce flights by 1.7% and seats by 0.5%."
UA growing faster than WN......
"Denver's future is akin to what Hartsfield is for Delta," United chief executive Oscar Munoz told local employees during the week of 7 May. "[Denver is] going to be for United the Hartsfield."
I'd like to see that, but I doubt UA can ever turn DEN into a fortress.
For comparison, short haul feed routes (DEN-ABQ on UA compared to ATL-SAV on DL) diverge widely on capacity.
DEN-ABQ in November (approximate) 1x ERJ, 1x CR7, 1x 319, 1x 739
ATL-SAV in November 11x MD88. (11x daily mainline!)
Quite the disparity, also UA at DEN is around 1/3 the size of DL at ATL in terms of seat capacity. Don't see that changing anytime soon.
Im not sure if his statements are pandering or ignorance. DEN will never be ATL. EVER. On a domestic level, it might be able to get within 90% of number of destinations served. On an international level, ATL will dwarf DEN until eternity.
Love his ambition, but WN wants a fortress at DEN to!!! Bring in the tanks...err planes...