In fact I just looked at the Nov skeds for AS and guess what? In November, PDX-SFO will op with 6 mainline jets & 1 EMJ (totaling 7 per day) while PDX-SJC will be 6 flights a day, but 4 will be EMJs & 2 Boeings. Looks like definitely more capacity at SFO than SJC.
I also see that AS is putting an EMJ on PDX-SAN -- as the new 4th daily flight -- so there does appear to be re-gauging of a/c in some markets. In fact, that could explain the increase in SJC-SNA service although I still don't know where AS got the additional slots at SNA.
Whether it is a conscious decision to move a trip or performance is better in SJC justifying an added trip, either is interesting. Again, it's just another scrap of info. It's not proof of anything in the works.
I think they are generally moving off of transborder routes. Places like BNA get CR9s with less frequency in the fall.
Ok, so not certain. Just tea leaf reading?
I think some things have changed with the transition of Air Georgian aircraft from to Chorus/Jazz but can’t find any announcement. The CRJs originally were to transition to Jazz by the end of 2019 but in the January timetable I see Air Georgian flights to virtually all current cities (the exceptions are CLT, BNA, and RDU, which see upgrades to 76-seat equipment). I can’t help with the current plan.
I saw some other CRJs on the transborder schedule for next Summer. I'll keep an eye on it.
With NK building up MCO, perhaps they are not only trying to compete against WN, but also getting ahead of B6? Terminal C will open in a few years and JetBlue is supposed to be the largest tenant IINM. I wonder how NK could affect any long-term expansion planned by B6.
NK keeps talking about grabbing real estate. I wouldn't be surprised at all if this had more to do with grabbing future gates in MCO and less with current economics.
*NK PHX-SEA NOV 0>0.6 DEC 0>1.0 JAN 0>1.0 FEB 0>1.0 MAR 0>1.0 APR 0>0.7
I am surprised to see NK add PHX-SEA nonstop service, especially since NK has a minimal presence in the PHX market.
There are still some other nonstop routes that could be added by NK out of PHX such as PHX-ATL, PHX-DTW, PHX-FLL, PHX-LAS, PHX-MCO, and PHX-TPA.
NK's new VP of Network was the VP at AS before he got sacked in the layoffs last fall. I have to wonder if this route is based on knowledge gained on the market at AS.
Certainly we have seen over and over again where there is a personnel change in Network and they bring their fave routes from their prior employer along. So, good theory.
I didn't realize MSP was seasonal
*FI KEF-MSP JAN 0.6>0.1[0.1] FEB 0.6>0
It was seasonal for many years but last winter they went to year round with the introduction of the 737MAX aircraft. Now that they are grounded, I suspect that is the reason behind the return to 'seasonal' service.
It says it was 0 last February. Perhaps it was 10 months last year? I agree that it seems like it was all year in the past.
Nice to see increase in flights to ONT by DL And AS. Finally a non-stop flight from ORD to ONT by AA
I also noticed that. Nice!
Lots of adds by AS...interesting as their new airframe deliveries are now totally dependant on the MAX getting back in the air. They were supposed to have three by year-end. If this doesn't happen by November I wonder if we'll see this stick?
I'm not expecting the MAX till Summer 2020. I think March is possible, but very optimistic.