GSP psgr wrote:
That doesn't even touch on transatlantic/transpacific possibilities.
That's a handful of flights. Not a driver of getting to 900 flights.
GSP psgr wrote:
I can come up with a 20 city expansion plan for UA at DEN without thinking too hard: Albany, Buffalo, Greensboro, Fort Wayne, Flint, Pullman, Springfield (IL), Peoria, South Bend, Bellingham, Harrisburg, Ottawa, Regina, Saskatoon, Long Beach, Akron/Canton, Rochester, Providence, Manchester (NH), McAllen/Harlingen/Brownsville.....
Some of those are pretty crazy. YOW for example struggles with major East Coast markets on small RJs.
Your criticism of DEN over the years has been consistent - I would point out that the airport has flourished despite it.
Eye roll. What criticism? Of what? The landside project that the airport has now bailed out of and is reassessing? Not sure what you refer to.
It's a vibrant and growing market. My concern is that UA is going to try to grab all the gates to keep others from growing, because that is what legacy airlines do. Not sure how that's an anti-Denver comment.
but DEN being larger then ORD for UA? I think that's a safe bet.
F9 on the other hand is dependent on always absolutely being the lowest cost seat. They are quite likely to tip over in the next storm.
You say I am always criticizing DEN, but I'd say you are always criticizing F9 despite your username. According to F41 they made an 87m net profit on 370m in revenue in 3Q which is a margin of 23.5%. Their 4Q margin is 11.6% for the year ended 3Q2019. Those numbers are not out of step with the industry. What is the source of your info that this profitable airline is at risk of shutting down?
Where has UA said they'd get to 900 flights per day?
Enilria, can you share your source for them wanting "900 departures"? Would love to see it unless you're just being a smart aleck. Everything I've seen says 700...
I saw a quote where one of the execs said they think they can get to 900. I don't have a link. They will have 90 gates. Good utilization would be 800-900 flights.
"700 departures by 2025 doesn't seem that far fetched. They're planning for 550 this summer."
If United is adding 24 gates that means they now have 66? 550 flights/66 gates = 8.33 uses. If the additional 24 add 150 flights that's only about 6 uses per gate. My point was that they will utilize them the minimum to keep them from going to other airlines. Sounds about right...