EA CO AS wrote:tphuang wrote:These 2 were routes added by the former head of planning. I think we are starting to see changes from the new org structure.
**AS PVR-SNA AUG 0.5>0.1[0.4] SEP 0.4>0[0.4] OCT 0.5>0[0.4] NOV 0.4>0[0.4] DEC 0.4>0[0.4] JAN 0.4>0[0.5] FEB 0.4>0[0.4]
**AS SJD-SNA AUG 0.5>0.1[0.6] SEP 0.6>0[0.6] OCT 0.5>0[0.6] NOV 0.6>0[0.6] DEC 0.6>0[0.6] JAN 0.6>0[0.5] FEB 0.6>0[0.6]
i think this is the start of the network adjustments for the new route planner. Going to be more cuts coming up.
The SNAPVR and SNASJD flights were cut to add 2X more SNASJC frequencies, going to 6X daily. The FF base appreciates frequencies, especially intra-CA, and this is a better use of those SNA slots. If AS were to gain additional slots the next time they're allocated, these routes could be considered for a return.
Right, because AS will continue to get more SNA slots every year, right?
At some point, AS will have to figure out if these LA area airport to SJC markets are worth it. 2 additional flights on SNA-SJC on OO is certainly going to loose money. Every data point shows LA area to SJC are among the lowest margined routes in west coast. OAK is clearly better due to lack of competition, but even SFO is a lot better. What does AS see in SJC?