jplatts wrote:ericm2031 wrote:LGB also can make up for some of the slots/passengers WN has lost at SNA and may not be getting back anytime soon. 82% load factor isn't bad for a new station, although fares are trash. It's a long term play that plays into their intra-CA strategy and also keeps anyone else from trying to expand there.
Is there any way that the capacity limits at SNA can be increased to allow WN to add more flights out of SNA? While SNA does not have any perimeter restrictions, SNA has slot restrictions, gate limits, and limits on the total number of passengers flying in and out of SNA per year.
If the capacity restrictions are loosened at SNA, WN could bring back SNA-AUS, SNA-MDW, SNA-MCI, and SNA-STL nonstop service, and WN could also add SNA-BWI, SNA-BNA, and SNA-SAT nonstop service.
One way is for Orange County to be less stupid and allow the airport to operate with its full potential. Airplanes are much quieter now than when the noise laws were set in place years ago.