tphuang wrote:Taking another looking at the May update. I took a look at the routes that had increased flights over what they ran before (or what they announced at for new routes).
Not surprisingly, most of the increases come from leisure market flights with NYC-SDQ/STI/SJU from both EWR/JFK seeing increases all around. With no ULCCs on these routes and UA possibly being slow bringing back capacity, EWR VFR market could be markets where they continue to develop and add flights. From JFK, they added flights to some sunbelt markets which they will probably try to stick around going forward. From EWR, I can see them increase flights to places like CHS/JAX/RSW as they develop further.
EWR-LAS -> 3x daily
EWR-SDQ/STI/SJU -> 3x daily
EWR-TPA -> 3x daily
FLL-CUN -> 2x daily
FLL-KIN -> 3x daily
FLL-RIC -> 2x daily
FLL-SDQ -> 2x daily
JFK-ATL -> 3x daily on most days
JFK-IAH -> 2x on some days
JFK-MBJ -> 3x daily
JFK-MIA -> 6x daily
JFK-PHX -> 2x on some days
JFK-SDQ/STI/SJU -> 6x daily
In terms of their weakest markets, MSP and ORD seem to be big disappointments. They offer at total of 1 flight to MSP and 3 flights to ORD. BNA also seems to be a disappointment compared to other southeast cities.
I'm hoping that JFK/BOS-LHR get announced next week. Maybe they will announce a couple of more within perimeter JFK routes to help provide feeds.
If AA doesn’t come back to EWR-PHX (4x daily pre covid) B6 could easily add 2x more daily flights there for a total of 4. They could also consider increasing older routes like EWR-MCO. They are 6x daily now but this isn’t much compared to NK (5x A321 during peak) and UA’s hourly shuttle.