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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:49 am

rph99 wrote:
Would love to see F9 add ANC, FAI and MROC back. Maybe YVR or BIL too. MLB would also be a great add.

Expecting Hawaiian destinations in 2024 with the XLR too.


They added BIL back earlier this year. It was announced at the same time as BTV, BOS, GRB, and BFM, and has been running 3x week on an A320 since late May. It even got extended to year round (I believe it was initially announced as seasonal, but I could be wrong), as it’s currently shown to be operating through the winter at the same frequency and same aircraft (3x weekly, A320).
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:32 pm

rph99 wrote:
Would love to see F9 add ANC, FAI and MROC back. Maybe YVR or BIL too. MLB would also be a great add.

Expecting Hawaiian destinations in 2024 with the XLR too.


I've heard a lot of rumors about F9 coming here to MLB. We shall see in due time.
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:21 pm

F9LASDEN wrote:
rph99 wrote:
Would love to see F9 add ANC, FAI and MROC back. Maybe YVR or BIL too. MLB would also be a great add.

Expecting Hawaiian destinations in 2024 with the XLR too.


They added BIL back earlier this year. It was announced at the same time as BTV, BOS, GRB, and BFM, and has been running 3x week on an A320 since late May. It even got extended to year round (I believe it was initially announced as seasonal, but I could be wrong), as it’s currently shown to be operating through the winter at the same frequency and same aircraft (3x weekly, A320).


Whoops my bad - I meant BLI. Yes BIL is back!
 
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:51 pm

rph99 wrote:
F9LASDEN wrote:
rph99 wrote:
Would love to see F9 add ANC, FAI and MROC back. Maybe YVR or BIL too. MLB would also be a great add.

Expecting Hawaiian destinations in 2024 with the XLR too.


They added BIL back earlier this year. It was announced at the same time as BTV, BOS, GRB, and BFM, and has been running 3x week on an A320 since late May. It even got extended to year round (I believe it was initially announced as seasonal, but I could be wrong), as it’s currently shown to be operating through the winter at the same frequency and same aircraft (3x weekly, A320).


Whoops my bad - I meant BLI. Yes BIL is back!


Ah, I see. Simple mistake.
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:09 pm

Do we have any updates on the status of the great hall renovations? Or has everything been put on hold due to the issues with Ferrovial?
 
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:31 pm

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Do we have any updates on the status of the great hall renovations? Or has everything been put on hold due to the issues with Ferrovial?


Denver Auditor TIm O'Brien recently said the DIA administration was not responding to the auditor's fiscal guidance. So there may be more issues out there than just the Ferroval contract cancellation debacle. It has not been a good year for the Denver airport queen.

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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:33 pm

B west is progressing along.

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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:05 pm

748iDEN wrote:
Do we have any updates on the status of the great hall renovations? Or has everything been put on hold due to the issues with Ferrovial?


The current contractor was given 90 days to leave the property which runs through the end of October. The airport is currently working on finding a new contractor to finish the work, the new deal will not be a public-private partnership and the airport will stay in control of the project this time. They are expected to start in Q1 2020.
 
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:40 pm

DEN1895 wrote:
Kden95 wrote:
Couple of questions:
First are the express gates on the north side of concourse B closed yet.
Second, any updates on the other concourse expansion.
Third, any new international flights to be announced soon?


Update for each concourse expansion project:
A West- Still in excavation phase, should be complete Fall/Winter 2021
C East- Similar to A West, should be complete after A west but still before the end of 2021
B West- Two weeks ago they started working on the structural steel, there was no basement to excavate so it is moving faster, expected to be complete around this time 2020
B East- The existing structure and ramp have been removed, no excavation was required so they should begin on the foundation soon, expected to be complete first half of 2021

I don't think they can fit too many more international flights in with UA's additional flights, there are already aircraft waiting for gates during the European bank in the afternoon some days. Once A has more international gates I could see it opening up a lot of possibilities.


By any chance do you have any information on the Centurion Lounge in C. Originally it was supposed to be open around this time, but it seems to have had no progress over the past 6 months.
 
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:38 pm

jetmatt777 wrote:
B west is progressing along.

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Thanks for sharing the construction photos here.

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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:42 pm

mkorpal333 wrote:

By any chance do you have any information on the Centurion Lounge in C. Originally it was supposed to be open around this time, but it seems to have had no progress over the past 6 months.


Not a lot unfortunately, I have recently heard rumors that the opening has been pushed back to 2020. It seems that a lot of companies don't correctly estimate the amount of time it takes to do construction in the airport environment. The priority pass lounge should begin construction sometime in 2020.
 
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:14 pm

Flying United nonstop from Denver to any of the Hawaiian Islands they serve is almost always more expensive then taking a connecting flight through LAX or SFO. Yes, they charge a premium for the convenience of taking a nonstop flight. This is nothing new and goes for the NRT, LHR and FRA flights as well. If you want to save money flying to London look for a connecting flight. I recently flew to FRA and the airfare was much less expensive flying through ORD or IAD on United then taking the nonstop DEN-FRA flight. While the nonstop flight might save you time, it does not always save you money.
 
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:25 pm

adv40624 wrote:
Flying United nonstop from Denver to any of the Hawaiian Islands they serve is almost always more expensive then taking a connecting flight through LAX or SFO. Yes, they charge a premium for the convenience of taking a nonstop flight. This is nothing new and goes for the NRT, LHR and FRA flights as well. If you want to save money flying to London look for a connecting flight. I recently flew to FRA and the airfare was much less expensive flying through ORD or IAD on United then taking the nonstop DEN-FRA flight. While the nonstop flight might save you time, it does not always save you money.


FWIW I have exactly the opposite experience traveling to FRA. The Lh non stop has always been 9in my experience) cheaper than connections. It just shows how variable air fares are.
 
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:37 pm

adv40624 wrote:
Flying United nonstop from Denver to any of the Hawaiian Islands they serve is almost always more expensive then taking a connecting flight through LAX or SFO. Yes, they charge a premium for the convenience of taking a nonstop flight.


One big difference between DEN-Hawaii nonstop and DEN-California-Hawaii is that UA competes with WN, AA, and DL on DEN-California-Hawaii connecting itineraries whereas UA is currently the only airline serving Hawaii nonstop from DEN.
 
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:15 pm

jplatts wrote:
adv40624 wrote:
Flying United nonstop from Denver to any of the Hawaiian Islands they serve is almost always more expensive then taking a connecting flight through LAX or SFO. Yes, they charge a premium for the convenience of taking a nonstop flight.


One big difference between DEN-Hawaii nonstop and DEN-California-Hawaii is that UA competes with WN, AA, and on DEN-California-Hawaii connecting itineraries whereas UA is currently the only airline serving Hawaii nonstop from DEN.


I would agree with your observation of the competitive nature in the California market. United may have a couple of more years of (sole) no competition to Hawaii here in DEN. However, it would not surprise me if at some point in the near future either Hawaiian or Alaska will introduce competition. Also, once Frontier has the 321LXLRs they will most likely enter the picture. For the time being, UA has the non-stop market to the islands to themselves.

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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:19 pm

Wait... DIA is getting a Priority Pass Lounge? Other than the AMEX Centurion Lounge? I know that Timberline Restaurant is closing this month so that means no more PP Lounge. Any more information on this one?
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:36 pm

adv40624 wrote:
Flying United nonstop from Denver to any of the Hawaiian Islands they serve is almost always more expensive then taking a connecting flight through LAX or SFO. Yes, they charge a premium for the convenience of taking a nonstop flight. This is nothing new and goes for the NRT, LHR and FRA flights as well. If you want to save money flying to London look for a connecting flight. I recently flew to FRA and the airfare was much less expensive flying through ORD or IAD on United then taking the nonstop DEN-FRA flight. While the nonstop flight might save you time, it does not always save you money.


I was checking in a DEN a month ago standing next to a 1K member going to FRA. He was traveling DEN-AUS-FRA. We struck up a conversation and he said it was significantly cheaper and the Austin flight to FRA has been a super cheap option for him lately as he goes to FRA a ton for work and used to take the nonstop he said. I'm not sure if he was in economy or business class. The ticket agent said she has seen numerous people going through AUS on the FRA LH flight. Interesting for sure!
 
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:54 pm

adv40624 wrote:
Flying United nonstop from Denver to any of the Hawaiian Islands they serve is almost always more expensive then taking a connecting flight through LAX or SFO. Yes, they charge a premium for the convenience of taking a nonstop flight. This is nothing new and goes for the NRT, LHR and FRA flights as well. If you want to save money flying to London look for a connecting flight. I recently flew to FRA and the airfare was much less expensive flying through ORD or IAD on United then taking the nonstop DEN-FRA flight. While the nonstop flight might save you time, it does not always save you money.




I just checked prices on a random date 12dec20 and the Denver Non Stop was cheaper everytime, albeit, not by much. Note: These are One Way Prices

DEN LHR - $1503.70
DEN ORD LHR - $1508.20
DEN IAD LHR - $1508.20

DEN FRA - $3021.70
DEN ORD FRA - $3026.20
DEN IAD FRA - $3026.20
 
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:25 pm

globalflyer wrote:
Wait... DIA is getting a Priority Pass Lounge? Other than the AMEX Centurion Lounge? I know that Timberline Restaurant is closing this month so that means no more PP Lounge. Any more information on this one?


The Priority Pass will be by a private 3rd party company, the lounge will be on Concourse A. They have not announced where it will be but there is not a lot of extra space on A, so I would't be surprised if it doesn't open until the new expansion opens.

Here is an article where it is referenced: https://www.aviationpros.com/airports/press-release/21106060/plaza-premium-lounge-management-llc-plaza-premium-group-enters-north-america-with-a-new-type-of-airport-lounge-experience
 
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:06 am

Thank you DEN1895!!!
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:27 am

Is it true DY is not bringing back DEN-CDG next year? If so, DEN needs to be actively recruiting AF to replace it.

AF and TK I feel are the lowest hanging fruits long haul wise for DEN right now.
 
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:44 am

BNAMealer wrote:
Is it true DY is not bringing back DEN-CDG next year? If so, DEN needs to be actively recruiting AF to replace it.

AF and TK I feel are the lowest hanging fruits long haul wise for DEN right now.


DEN-CDG is a popular rumor amongst my old UA comrades. While I hope it comes to fruition, I'll believe it when I see it.
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:17 am

BNAMealer wrote:
Is it true DY is not bringing back DEN-CDG next year? If so, DEN needs to be actively recruiting AF to replace it.

AF and TK I feel are the lowest hanging fruits long haul wise for DEN right now.


I would love to see AF in DEN, but I doubt that'll happen. They're not exactly in expansion mode, and I can't remember the last time they launched an all-new city in the U.S.

At this point, I could almost see UA adding another transatlantic flight out of DEN. If DY is really dropping DEN-CDG, then I think UA could make a go at it as a short summer seasonal.
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:00 pm

BNAMealer wrote:
Is it true DY is not bringing back DEN-CDG next year? If so, DEN needs to be actively recruiting AF to replace it.

AF and TK I feel are the lowest hanging fruits long haul wise for DEN right now.


According to the OAG report this week it is coming back and starting in April, It actually looks like it receives a slight capacity increase. I have not heard anything otherwise.

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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:41 pm

DEN had a topping out ceremony for the B West expansion yesterday, this project is quickly moving along to completion next year.

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Here is a rendering of the completed project

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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:43 pm

Great to see quick progress there. I'm also very excited about the outdoor space there (I assume it's still part of the project).
 
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:00 pm

DEN1895 wrote:
DEN had a topping out ceremony for the B West expansion yesterday, this project is quickly moving along to completion next year.

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Here is a rendering of the completed project

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Thanks for posting up the new pictures at DEN. Nice to see the rendering of what the B concourse addition will look like from the outside.

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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:23 pm

Exciting to see. Also can't wait to see which destinations "World Airlines" will launch from DEN when it opens...
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:09 am

mkorpal333 wrote:
Great to see quick progress there. I'm also very excited about the outdoor space there (I assume it's still part of the project).


There will be outdoor patios on each concourse after construction is complete. Here are also some pictures of the layout of B East and C East, while not as exciting as rendering it gives a good idea of what to expect in the new expansion areas.

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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:13 am

The A220 made its inaugural visit to DEN yesterday, according to the airport's Facebook page:
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Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:38 am

DEN1895 wrote:
mkorpal333 wrote:
Great to see quick progress there. I'm also very excited about the outdoor space there (I assume it's still part of the project).


There will be outdoor patios on each concourse after construction is complete. Here are also some pictures of the layout of B East and C East, while not as exciting as rendering it gives a good idea of what to expect in the new expansion areas.


There are also more renderings in the link below, including of B-East and C-East. There are a good number of renderings of the project, but DEN has made it difficult finding them unless if you stumble upon the PDF links.

https://business.flydenver.com/bizops/d ... ansion.pdf
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:36 pm

DEN has selected the new construction company and design firm to begin working on the construction in the Main Terminal once the current contractors leave on Nov 12. With the selection made the choices will now go to city council for a vote which they hope to have before the end of the year. This gives some hope that the construction could resume at the beginning of 2020. In a previous press release, the airport received permission to keep some of the current contractors working on enabling projects until the new project team takes over. The main project is the relocation of the TSA Central Monitoring Facility which was suppose to be relocated this past June, this should help the new teams coming in to get back on track.

Link to press release:
https://www.flydenver.com/sites/default/files/downloads/19-66%20Great%20Hall%20Selected%20Vendors%20FINAL.pdf
 
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:21 pm

While it had already been mentioned in the Airliners.net forums that WN already had plans to significantly expand at DEN, WN mentioned in Thursday's earnings call that DEN will remain one of the main market growth priorities for WN.

Here the the Q4 2018 PDEW's of some of the top domestic routes out of DEN that WN doesn't currently serve nonstop from DEN:
DEN-DCA - 550
DEN-CLT - 366
DEN-ALB - 117 (WN operates summer seasonal DEN-ALB nonstop service)
DEN-ORF - 114 (WN operates summer seasonal weekend-only DEN-ORF nonstop service)
DEN-RIC - 111
DEN-BUF - 108 (WN operates seasonal DEN-BUF nonstop service)
DEN-BHM - 105
DEN-PVD - 83 (WN previously served PVD nonstop from DEN)
DEN-GSP - 76
DEN-LIT - 72
DEN-PWM - 69
DEN-ROC - 64 (not currently served nonstop from DEN on any airline)
DEN-MAF - 59
DEN-ICT - 59
DEN-PBI - 51

Of the markets that do not have year-round nonstop service out of DEN on WN, I could see WN adding DEN-BHM and DEN-CLT nonstop service and extending DEN-ALB nonstop service to year-round.

WN re-adding DEN-PVD nonstop service is a possibility since:
(a) WN had previously served PVD nonstop from DEN,
(b) WN can make nonstop service to PVD work from other destinations that have nonstop service to both PVD and BOS on WN such as BWI and MDW,
(c) PVD is one of the top destinations and one of the largest WN stations that WN doesn't currently serve nonstop from DEN,
(d) PVD is far enough from BOS to support nonstop service to DEN from PVD in addition to BOS on WN with PVD being located 60 miles south of Boston and on the south side of the Providence area,
and (e) there is a significant amount of passengers connecting to destinations west of the Rocky Mountains from PVD (including destinations already served nonstop from BOS).

I am unsure if WN will add DEN-RIC nonstop service anytime soon with WN currently serving only ATL, MCO, and TPA nonstop from RIC, but WN adding DEN-RIC nonstop service is a possibility since:
(a) WN has plans to significantly expand its DEN operation,
(b) RIC is one of the top destinations that WN doesn't currently serve nonstop from DEN,
(c) Even though UA already serves RIC nonstop from DEN, RIC is currently the largest market in the contiguous U.S. without nonstop LCC service to DEN,
(d) WN has recently added nonstop service to DEN from other destinations inherited through the WN-FL merger such as DSM and MEM,
(e) There is an significant amount of passengers connecting to destinations west of the Rocky Mountains from RIC,
and (f) WN would be able to offer 1-stop connecting service to additional destinations from RIC if WN adds RIC-DEN nonstop service.
 
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:01 pm

DEN1895 wrote:
globalflyer wrote:
Wait... DIA is getting a Priority Pass Lounge? Other than the AMEX Centurion Lounge? I know that Timberline Restaurant is closing this month so that means no more PP Lounge. Any more information on this one?


The Priority Pass will be by a private 3rd party company, the lounge will be on Concourse A. They have not announced where it will be but there is not a lot of extra space on A, so I would't be surprised if it doesn't open until the new expansion opens.

Here is an article where it is referenced: https://www.aviationpros.com/airports/press-release/21106060/plaza-premium-lounge-management-llc-plaza-premium-group-enters-north-america-with-a-new-type-of-airport-lounge-experience


It will be on the mezzanine level on A West and is scheduled to open mid 2020 per the airport.
 
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:11 pm

Fargo wrote:

I think KL doing DEN-AMS is likely once they solve their widebody issues.

Wouldn't slot issues at AMS be more of a problem?
 
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:20 pm

Could be a rough week at DEN with an extended period of cold, snow and low ceilings
 
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:37 pm

jplatts wrote:
While it had already been mentioned in the Airliners.net forums that WN already had plans to significantly expand at DEN, WN mentioned in Thursday's earnings call that DEN will remain one of the main market growth priorities for WN.

Here the the Q4 2018 PDEW's of some of the top domestic routes out of DEN that WN doesn't currently serve nonstop from DEN:
DEN-DCA - 550
DEN-CLT - 366
DEN-ALB - 117 (WN operates summer seasonal DEN-ALB nonstop service)
DEN-ORF - 114 (WN operates summer seasonal weekend-only DEN-ORF nonstop service)
DEN-RIC - 111
DEN-BUF - 108 (WN operates seasonal DEN-BUF nonstop service)
DEN-BHM - 105
DEN-PVD - 83 (WN previously served PVD nonstop from DEN)
DEN-GSP - 76
DEN-LIT - 72
DEN-PWM - 69
DEN-ROC - 64 (not currently served nonstop from DEN on any airline)
DEN-MAF - 59
DEN-ICT - 59
DEN-PBI - 51

Of the markets that do not have year-round nonstop service out of DEN on WN, I could see WN adding DEN-BHM and DEN-CLT nonstop service and extending DEN-ALB nonstop service to year-round.

WN re-adding DEN-PVD nonstop service is a possibility since:
(a) WN had previously served PVD nonstop from DEN,
(b) WN can make nonstop service to PVD work from other destinations that have nonstop service to both PVD and BOS on WN such as BWI and MDW,
(c) PVD is one of the top destinations and one of the largest WN stations that WN doesn't currently serve nonstop from DEN,
(d) PVD is far enough from BOS to support nonstop service to DEN from PVD in addition to BOS on WN with PVD being located 60 miles south of Boston and on the south side of the Providence area,
and (e) there is a significant amount of passengers connecting to destinations west of the Rocky Mountains from PVD (including destinations already served nonstop from BOS).



In terms of WN from DEN - New England. PVD is definitely a strong possibility, PWM seems much less likely given how small of a WN station it is.
 
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:43 pm

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Could be a rough week at DEN with an extended period of cold, snow and low ceilings


DEN really needs to expand the deicing capabilities of the airport, with perhaps a 10 spot deicing pad on the eastern side of the airport. That could increase the departure rate significantly, perhaps by about 30 an hour. On the East would relieve a ton of damp congestion trying to squeeze the entire departure operation out of the west side of the airfield. The deicing lines can be incredibly long.

Another East/west runway would also help out big time on windy days.
 
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:11 pm

Fex180 wrote:
In terms of WN from DEN - New England. PVD is definitely a strong possibility, PWM seems much less likely given how small of a WN station it is.


I agree with your point regarding WN re-adding DEN-PVD nonstop service as the demand was there for nonstop service to PVD, MHT, and BOS from DEN back in 2013 when WN was operating DEN-PVD, DEN-MHT, and DEN-BOS nonstop service.

Here were the number of passengers and the load factors for DEN-PVD, DEN-MHT, and DEN-BOS on WN back in 2013:
DEN-BOS - 180940 passengers, 91.90% load factor
DEN-MHT - 79327 passengers, 92.74% load factor
DEN-PVD - 77610 passengers, 89.51% load factor

While PDEW's on DEN-MHT are lower than was the case 6 years ago and while demand for WN service out of MHT is lower than was the case 6 years ago, WN re-adding DEN-MHT nonstop service is a possibility as WN was able to make DEN-MHT nonstop service work in the past, even with WN serving BOS and PVD nonstop from DEN back when WN was operating DEN-MHT nonstop service.
 
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:50 pm

jplatts wrote:
Fex180 wrote:
In terms of WN from DEN - New England. PVD is definitely a strong possibility, PWM seems much less likely given how small of a WN station it is.


I agree with your point regarding WN re-adding DEN-PVD nonstop service as the demand was there for nonstop service to PVD, MHT, and BOS from DEN back in 2013 when WN was operating DEN-PVD, DEN-MHT, and DEN-BOS nonstop service.

Here were the number of passengers and the load factors for DEN-PVD, DEN-MHT, and DEN-BOS on WN back in 2013:
DEN-BOS - 180940 passengers, 91.90% load factor
DEN-MHT - 79327 passengers, 92.74% load factor
DEN-PVD - 77610 passengers, 89.51% load factor

While PDEW's on DEN-MHT are lower than was the case 6 years ago and while demand for WN service out of MHT is lower than was the case 6 years ago, WN re-adding DEN-MHT nonstop service is a possibility as WN was able to make DEN-MHT nonstop service work in the past, even with WN serving BOS and PVD nonstop from DEN back when WN was operating DEN-MHT nonstop service.


Realistically, I can see DEN-PVD and MAYBE MHT. WN has been cutting a lot of lift at MHT in the past 5 years (they used to have upwards of 25 daily departures, now they're down to about 10) but they don't seem to have a lot of room to grow at BOS, so we may be seeing a return to a more balanced presence at MHT/BOS/PVD. PWM is a bit of an outlier and given that WN seems very uninterested in that station (WN has stayed at 4x daily to BWI since they inhereted PWM from AirTran) it doesn't seem very likely that they will make a big push to add lift there.

Another note, as of right now UA has PWM-DEN scheduled as a daily flight starting in June, up from weekend-only service this past season. BTV is back as well but staying as weekend-only.
 
tomaheath
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:17 pm

jplatts wrote:
Fex180 wrote:
In terms of WN from DEN - New England. PVD is definitely a strong possibility, PWM seems much less likely given how small of a WN station it is.


I agree with your point regarding WN re-adding DEN-PVD nonstop service as the demand was there for nonstop service to PVD, MHT, and BOS from DEN back in 2013 when WN was operating DEN-PVD, DEN-MHT, and DEN-BOS nonstop service.

Here were the number of passengers and the load factors for DEN-PVD, DEN-MHT, and DEN-BOS on WN back in 2013:
DEN-BOS - 180940 passengers, 91.90% load factor
DEN-MHT - 79327 passengers, 92.74% load factor
DEN-PVD - 77610 passengers, 89.51% load factor

While PDEW's on DEN-MHT are lower than was the case 6 years ago and while demand for WN service out of MHT is lower than was the case 6 years ago, WN re-adding DEN-MHT nonstop service is a possibility as WN was able to make DEN-MHT nonstop service work in the past, even with WN serving BOS and PVD nonstop from DEN back when WN was operating DEN-MHT nonstop service.

Thanks for the info.
 
mkorpal333
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:55 pm

Also in DEN news, United will be launching DEN-NAS next March. Pretty nice to see a Caribbean route.

Speaking of which, did that Cayman route ever fly? It was supposed to start right around the time the Max was grounded.
 
KFTG
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:42 am

I recall seeing a Cayman 737-300 at DEN after the Max grounding so yeah, it started...
 
DEN1895
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:09 am

mkorpal333 wrote:
Also in DEN news, United will be launching DEN-NAS next March. Pretty nice to see a Caribbean route.

Speaking of which, did that Cayman route ever fly? It was supposed to start right around the time the Max was grounded.


The route did operate, it was actually fun to watch. It was either a substitute Grand Cayman 737 with a fuel stop or an Eastern 767. I guess some passengers really lucked out.
 
DEN1895
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:14 am

Along with WN's growth next year, UA announced at their recent employee event that DEN will be moving up to 550 departures a day next summer. With DEN just hitting the 500 mark this past summer that will be a 10% increase year over year.

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BNAMealer
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:28 am

DEN1895 wrote:
Along with WN's growth next year, UA announced at their recent employee event that DEN will be moving up to 550 departures a day next summer. With DEN just hitting the 500 mark this past summer that will be a 10% increase year over year.

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Good, they need to hit 600 eventually.
 
Kden95
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Oct 28, 2019 1:58 am

I was just wondering why United does not bring in the 737-700’s to Denver. Any insight on the reason why?
 
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:39 am

Kden95 wrote:
I was just wondering why United does not bring in the 737-700’s to Denver. Any insight on the reason why?


There aren't too many of them in UA's fleet, and I think they like them for the hot and high and lower frequency and capacity for the Latin American and Caribbean markets from IAH and EWR. I don't think ORD, SFO, or LAX see much of the UA 73Gs at all either.
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trexel94
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:28 am

Anyone know what’s going on with WK’s 2020 schedule? It’s been significantly reduced to just a 3 month run. SAN is being reduced even further. This year, it was 32 or 36 flights. Now it’s going down to 24 in 2020. Is WK long-haul ops overstretched, sudden weak demand or ultimately pulling out?
 
Caymanair
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Re: Denver Aviation Thread - 2019

Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:51 am

mkorpal333 wrote:
Also in DEN news, United will be launching DEN-NAS next March. Pretty nice to see a Caribbean route.

Speaking of which, did that Cayman route ever fly? It was supposed to start right around the time the Max was grounded.


It operated, and by all reports was a very successful launch. The Max grounding really hampered things, some flights were operated with the 737-300 (sometimes with a fuel stop, sometimes non-stop) or a leased Eastern 767 on heavier days. Wouldn't surprise me if it eventually went year round!

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