AirFiero wrote:Enilria wrote:AS shifts OAK capacity to PDX
WN must be eating AS’s lunch at OAK to Hawaii
Hey AirFi', I posted about this on another thread a while ago.
Since OAK is a fairly minor out-station for AS and a huge hub for WN, I can certainly understand AS backing off and redistributing those assets to other w/c gateways -- in this round, entirely PDX & SEA.
I hope, and expect AS will continue to grow their Island offerings from both CA focus cities which I'm sure they're more interested in fighting for. And there are certainly more connecting opportunities for AS at both SJC and SAN than at OAK!
When AS recently announced daily-double SAN-OGG service for next summer, I was certainly encouraged that they do plan on protecting their SoCal focus city routes from any competition, especially WN (which hadn't yet announced their April start-up of 2 SAN-HI routes.)
I'm wondering if AS may even go double-daily with SAN-HNL as well, seeing as WN will enter the market and HA is down-sizing their a/c on the route to a 321?