kwp302 wrote:Asked an AA ticket agent at SDF how the new nonstop LAX flight was doing and she said "Really, really well. Seats are definitely getting filled." I searched the seat maps on Expert Flyer and the weekend flights have almost always been completely sold out both ways (when searching after check-in time). Weekday flights around 75% - 80% full. Good signs all around.
kwp302 wrote:The airport's Facebook page also possibly hinted at the entrance of B6 or NK or both into the market. Someone commented on a post and said "We've got to get Spirit flights to Fort Lauderdale and JetBlue flights to NYC and Long Beach!" to which the airport replied "would you settle for 2 out of 3?" I personally would love to see B6 to JFK or BOS as it would open up a lot of international connection options.
Bluegrass60 wrote:There is new energy at SDF as evidenced by record passenger counts and a Director/Team that are more aggressive promoters of the airport. The $100M modernization has turned into @$200M modernization
I do think SDF gets BOS next....
then YZZ, SFO and SEA in no particular order
ibthebigd wrote:It'll be interesting who is 1st CUN or YYZ I think it will be a toss up to see what route is 1st
YYZORD wrote:YYZ is more likely than BOS, SFO, and SEA. Most of the flights out of SDF are not mainline and I don't think a regional flight would work from SFO or SEA. BOS on the other hand can't offer many connections like YYZ can as YYZ can offer both not only European flights but asian flights too.
johnboy wrote:Glad the LAX flight seems to be doing well. BOS has been on the radar screen forever, and I’m a bit stymied why nobody has jumped on it. I’d like to see B6 do this as it would give at least a new entrant at SDF. Pretty depressing to see the same names there all the time.
kwp302 wrote:At SDF today, both the surface parking lot and the credit card parking lot were closed because they were completely full. Only garage parking was available. Not sure when the last time was that happened - if ever. SDF is going to easily eclipse the 4 million passenger count mark this year. To date, traffic is up 12.7% over 2018 (and 2018 ended ~12% higher than any year in the last decade).
In other news...with AA's announcement of the MD-80 retirement, what plane will we see on that DFW route? A320?
Bluegrass60 wrote:Boyd reits: Commercial centers such as Albany, Columbus and Louisville will be enjoying nonstops to key hubs in the E.U., opening new investment and commercial activity from all across Europe and Asia.
Also, SDF posted June 2019 traffic. 12.4% YoY growth. Current tracking to 4.3M for 2019 v 3.8M in 2018. Have noted sold out parking lots and sold out garage levels. June activity may have set all time record for passenger activity.
Bluegrass60 wrote:SDF-LHR or CDG or DUB or FRA or AMS are the possibilities imo.
Boeing727 wrote:During the approach into SDF the crew received a Slat Fault message; since the longer runway 17R/35L was not available and the East runway is considerably shorter (crew indicated that they needed at least 10,000ft runway length), it was finally decided that a diversion to CVG was required...
kwp302 wrote:Republic Airways announced today that they be adding 30 more planes to their fleet and 2 new bases - SDF and BOS. This is part of an expanded agreement with Delta. That SDF-BOS route announcement has to be coming soon.
Bluegrass60 wrote:I believe that WN might re-introduce STL.
ThaneC wrote:It seems that SDF and MEM are extremely similar. Both airports have pretty much the same service gaps to several key markets like BOS, RDU, SEA, STL, MSY, SF BAY, etc. This lack of nonstop flights to major business cities undoubtedly hurts the local and regional economies.
A nonstop flight to any international destination, other than Toronto, is a pipe dream for both SDF and MEM. Simply will not happen.
Both Memphis and Louisville are great for cargo, not so great for passengers.
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