LAXtoATL wrote:I’ll admit I have no idea what the market share numbers, but considering AS had a virtual monopoly in SEA and DL has set up a very large hub operation from basically nothing in the last 10 years, Delta has to taken share from somebody and who else could it come from other than AS?
Check out the stats for 2013 vs. 2018 and you'll see:
02/12 - 01/13:
02/17 - 01/18:
DL's growth is impressive, no doubt, but you'll note that AS actually grew slightly, and while QX ceded share due to higher gauge AS mainline flying, OO taking over flying in some markets, and pulling Q400s out of service, UA lost over 3 full points, and WN lost just over 2 points.
DL's growth at SEA has come at the expense of WN and UA.
Now, with AS/QX controlling anywhere from 49% to 51% of the market from year to year, that's certainly nowhere near a "monopoly." You want monopolies? Fortress hubs? Think ATL, IAH, DFW - those are true fortress hubs.