CDG-SAN sees over 70 PDEW while AMS-SAN Sees around 35 PDEW. However, both will see numbers rise during the peak season.
I'm sorry but even though I'd love to believe that number for SAN-PAR's traffic, I would need to have it confirmed elsewhere. (And I don't know where to find that sort of int'l data.) I would love to be proved wrong in my assumptions but I just find it too good (read: high) to be true...
The easiest explanation would be that the figure of 70 is not
PDEW but is actually the TOTAL (r/t) traffic in the market.
Perhaps the O&D traffic isn't really all that important anyway since the majority of pax on board any flight from Europe to SAN is undoubtedly going to be connecting to/from points beyond. Either AMS or CDG would provide ample connecting opportunities to make a SkyTeam flight viable, although possibly not daily in the beginning. (As we are seeing with LH to FRA.)
That number could be right based on the publicly available data from Brookings (mentioned a million times on this site) which listed 2003 and 2011 for the top metro areas in US. One caveat - 2003 was much higher!!! 58 PDEW vs 40 PDEW and that may have been economy related at the time. https://www.brookings.edu/interactives/ ... n-america/
You have to select San Diego.
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