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flyfresno
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Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:43 pm

whatusaid wrote:
FATFlyer wrote:
flyfresno wrote:

Thanks for the update. I feel like the design of this garage has changed so many times! I'm also surprised there isn't even a covered walkway to it, although maybe that's just not in the renderings. Even better would be an elevated walkway a la SMF terminal A.


Either an elevated or underground walkway between the terminal and garage would have been a nice addition. Either would help separate traffic and pedestrians. Maybe as part of the Phase 2 garage in the future.


Demolition next week? Did that lone Fiat that has been sitting for weeks now get moved? LOL. While the cost per space is high, parking has been an issue for the last year around holidays. All things considered, now is the time to start construction when the traffic is rebounding. If we were not in the midst of COVID, this project would have been a major disruption. That the airport projects back to 2018 levels by next year doesn't appear to be overly optimistic. Might be that we see different traffic patterns with less feed to LAX and SFO and more heading East, but it's counts and not flights that will fill the new gargage.


It's a shame they couldn't figure out a way to begin construction on the terminal in May. There was almost no int'l traffic for a bit, and while much of it is now back, surely the light overall schedule would allow them to expedite the construction timeline. SLC is planning on finishing their terminal years early, and projects at JFK, LGA, LAX, and other airports are also going to to be way ahead of schedule and way under budget due to the lighter schedules.
 
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Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:39 pm

This got snuck in to schedules:

Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris last week announced network addition between Mexico and the US, effective from November 2020. Set to open for reservation later today (17AUG20), planned new routes (including service resumption) includes the following.

Mexico City – Fresno eff 11NOV20 2 weekly A320
Mexico City – Houston eff 12NOV20 2 weekly A320 (Previously served until June 2017)
Mexico City – Ontario eff 09NOV20 2 weekly A320
Mexico City – Sacramento eff 10NOV20 2 weekly A320
Mexico City – San Jose CA eff 09NOV20 3 weekly A320
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/293146/volaris-schedules-new-us-routes-from-nov-2020/


Schedule appears to be:
Dep MEX 8:25pm Arr FAT 10:50pm Y4#350 operates Wed & Sat
Dep FAT 12:30am Arr MEX 6:55am Y4#351 operates Thurs & Sun

The rest of the Volaris November schedule currently shows (subject to change)
FAT-GDL - 9X weekly
FAT-MLM - 3X weekly
FAT-BJX - 3X weekly
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Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:55 pm

whatusaid wrote:
That the airport projects back to 2018 levels by next year doesn't appear to be overly optimistic. Might be that we see different traffic patterns with less feed to LAX and SFO and more heading East, but it's counts and not flights that will fill the new gargage.


I don't know if you saw Cranky Flier's post a few weeks ago comparing TSA passenger screenings for the 7 days of July 4th week 2020 vs 2019. Graph is near the bottom showing the largest California airports. FAT was showing the 3rd highest YoY recovery in passenger counts in California.
https://crankyflier.com/2020/07/28/tsa-data-tells-the-tale-of-where-things-are-ugliest/
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Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:52 am

FATFlyer wrote:
This got snuck in to schedules:

Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris last week announced network addition between Mexico and the US, effective from November 2020. Set to open for reservation later today (17AUG20), planned new routes (including service resumption) includes the following.

Mexico City – Fresno eff 11NOV20 2 weekly A320
Mexico City – Houston eff 12NOV20 2 weekly A320 (Previously served until June 2017)
Mexico City – Ontario eff 09NOV20 2 weekly A320
Mexico City – Sacramento eff 10NOV20 2 weekly A320
Mexico City – San Jose CA eff 09NOV20 3 weekly A320
https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/293146/volaris-schedules-new-us-routes-from-nov-2020/


Schedule appears to be:
Dep MEX 8:25pm Arr FAT 10:50pm Y4#350 operates Wed & Sat
Dep FAT 12:30am Arr MEX 6:55am Y4#351 operates Thurs & Sun

The rest of the Volaris November schedule currently shows (subject to change)
FAT-GDL - 9X weekly
FAT-MLM - 3X weekly
FAT-BJX - 3X weekly


WOW this is great! Let's go get Oaxaca and Los Cabos now! Perhaps they should work in a third international gate to the expansion to get ahead of the wave?
 
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Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:03 pm

Official groundbreaking ceremonies for the new parking garage at FAT just started a few minutes ago.
https://www.facebook.com/FresnoCA/videos/330310191503391/

Site prep/demolition began last week. Crews began removing the surface parking lot asphalt on the site. As can be seen in the video above, much of it is already removed.
https://www.facebook.com/FresnoYosemiteInternational/videos/vb.1396928607209460/595483121334513/
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Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:28 pm

I don't live in Fresno anymore, but did they put up a temporary parking lot?
 
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Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:08 am

WN732 wrote:
I don't live in Fresno anymore, but did they put up a temporary parking lot?


They have added permanent surface parking, not a temporary lot.

They added a non-cash credit/debit lot southeast of the terminal shown as lot 2 on the web page below. Then they also added a more remote lot near the terminal complex entrance for economy parking, cell-phone waiting and employees shown as lot 3 on the web page.
https://flyfresno.com/parking/

The new garage is being built directly across from baggage claim in part of what is shown as the blue lot 1 area.
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Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:10 am

FATFlyer wrote:
Official groundbreaking ceremonies for the new parking garage at FAT just started a few minutes ago.
https://www.facebook.com/FresnoCA/videos/330310191503391/

Site prep/demolition began last week. Crews began removing the surface parking lot asphalt on the site. As can be seen in the video above, much of it is already removed.
https://www.facebook.com/FresnoYosemiteInternational/videos/vb.1396928607209460/595483121334513/


The whole project including the terminal is supposed to be done in about three years!
 
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Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:08 pm

The airport posted 4 architectural renderings of the new parking garage, including one that shows the visual change to the roadway in front of the terminal.
https://twitter.com/FresnoAirport/status/1301314628228538368/photo/3
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Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:21 pm

FATFlyer wrote:
The airport posted 4 architectural renderings of the new parking garage, including one that shows the visual change to the roadway in front of the terminal.
https://twitter.com/FresnoAirport/status/1301314628228538368/photo/3


I think these were all in the city council packet. Still no covered walkway to the terminal...
 
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Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:43 pm

flyfresno wrote:
FATFlyer wrote:
The airport posted 4 architectural renderings of the new parking garage, including one that shows the visual change to the roadway in front of the terminal.
https://twitter.com/FresnoAirport/status/1301314628228538368/photo/3


I think these were all in the city council packet. Still no covered walkway to the terminal...


They were but I wanted to post them from social media for the casual reader of this thread who may not want to read the council packet.

No covered walkway, maybe that will be in garage phase 2 down the road.

But definitely a very different visual look starting next year when pulling up to the terminal.
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Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:26 pm

Looks like LAX on DL is now starting a couple weeks earlier.

Also, the late SLC-FAT flight was pushed back a bit later (now a 10:45pm departure), bringing it in line with many other CA cities, and allowing for a few more inbound connections (but also a longer wait in SLC for others).
 
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Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:54 am

Isn’t the 10:45 only for those couple of weeks that SLC goes to 4X? Maybe there is another schedule load for December where it continues?

Schedule for the 4X doesn’t appear set. You’ve flights coming in as a 900 and going out as a 700. Still, it’s 4X a day.
 
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Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:45 pm

whatusaid wrote:
Isn’t the 10:45 only for those couple of weeks that SLC goes to 4X? Maybe there is another schedule load for December where it continues?

Schedule for the 4X doesn’t appear set. You’ve flights coming in as a 900 and going out as a 700. Still, it’s 4X a day.


Looks like the 4X SLC and later SLC departure time has been extended into January (departing SLC either just before 10pm or at 10:43pm based on day of the week), and all 4X SLC will be on CR7s. However, looks like there will actually be TWO RONs, so the earlier departure time will remain too. There will now be a slightly later early morning departure out of FAT to replace the later morning time. LAX will still be an E175.
 
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Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:00 pm

Last nights AA load shows a PHX-FAT-DFW on a CRJ700 starting in Nov. Two other flights are 319’s. OCT was 4X 319’s and are reportedly going out 80% and better. A 700 to DFW would be a painful flight...
 
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Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:25 pm

whatusaid wrote:
Last nights AA load shows a PHX-FAT-DFW on a CRJ700 starting in Nov. Two other flights are 319’s. OCT was 4X 319’s and are reportedly going out 80% and better. A 700 to DFW would be a painful flight...


The two BFL-DFW flights remain CR9s in November. Interesting that one or both did not go the CR7s.
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Re: Fresno Aviation Thread - 2020

Mon Oct 26, 2020 6:23 pm

whatusaid wrote:
Last nights AA load shows a PHX-FAT-DFW on a CRJ700 starting in Nov. Two other flights are 319’s. OCT was 4X 319’s and are reportedly going out 80% and better. A 700 to DFW would be a painful flight...


It at least appears to go back to mainline the week of Thanksgiving, although maybe those aren't "finalized" yet ( not that there's really such thing is finalized right now).

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