wnflyguy wrote:I honestly think based off everything I've heard WN will definitely be bidding on the AA/B6 slots at JFK.
I wouldn't be surprised if they went into JFK and returned to EWR with a smaller flight schedule this time around with like 7 daily flights at EWR and JFK - 2 DAL,2 DEN,3 MDW.
If WN re-enters EWR or adds service to JFK, I probably would expect WN to re-add nonstop service to NYC from PHX with
(a) WN PHX-EWR having higher load factors than any of the other WN nonstop routes out of EWR in 2019, with WN having a load factor of 91.18% on EWR-PHX in 2019,
(b) PHX being outside of the LGA perimeter, and
(c) WN having a FF base in Greater Phoenix, Vegas, and Southern California to support the return of PHX-NYC nonstop service on WN.
I am unsure if WN really needs to add DAL-JFK nonstop service with
(a) WN already serving LGA nonstop from DAL,
(b) LGA being the preferred airport for Dallas-NYC O&D traffic, and
(c) WN having room at both DAL and LGA to increase DAL-LGA nonstop service once demand recovers with the cuts that WN has made at both DAL and LGA.
WN is currently scheduled to operate 177 daily departures out of DAL in Summer 2021, which is down from the 195 daily departures that WN was operating out of DAL prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
There are also some other adds that could be made out of DAL on WN such as DAL-CVG/BDL/PSP nonstop service and the return of DAL-BOS/CLE/DTW/TUS/PBI nonstop service with WN having more room at DAL than it did prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.