July adds from the various airlines websites tonight: AS goes 4X SEA; PDX comes back at 1X; AA is at 3X DFW (all 738’s); PHX goes 2X; UA adds LAX 1X. AS holds the #2 spot when it comes to seats. DL previously published 3X SLC. AS isn’t adding anything on SAN - intrastate must be weak? I’ve a flight this week to SAN and seatmap suggests three of us thus far. Skywest still has a big Delta presence parked at the hanger and on the cargo ramp. Anything else going on at FAT?
Interesting that AS is dropping SAN-SMF completely, after once having mainline on the route. SBP also gets the axe. I'm guessing that will help free up airframes for the new routes announced last week, including FAT-LAX. SEA is all E175, but at 4X per day, is a similar number of seats to the 2X E175 and 1X 319 that was originally planned. All in all, appears AS is being fairly aggressive in their return, and FAT benefits.
Good to see DFW goes back to the 737. Still no redeyes out of FAT besides Mexico, but I'm guessing that's more about how the banks are set up at DFW. AA seems to be "banking" (pun intended) heavily on DFW over LAX and PHX right now...I saw somewhere that it's busier than both ORD and ATL this month. PHX gets the same 2 frequencies almost all west coast cities do, and LAX looks like mostly O&D for AA for now; it might be the last to come back to a full schedule.
How will UA respond? They have announced a lot of staff cuts, so it might be a while before they significantly pick service back up. Will we see an E175 to ORD, or will all three of the other hubs come back (on CR2s) to normal levels before ORD returns?