jplatts wrote:Jshank83 wrote:From the Cincy Biz Journal.
When it comes to the rest of Delta’s network at CVG, officials previously projected service to Toronto may return by the fall, with San Francisco, Kansas City, St. Louis and Hartford, Conn., returning in 2022.
I figured STL/MCI/BDL were gone for good, but maybe not?
Here were the PDEW's and average fares of STL-CVG/DSM/LIT/TUL/ICT in 2019:
STL-CVG - PDEW of 45 in 2019, average fare of $252.70
STL-DSM - PDEW of 43 in 2019, average fare of $159.84
STL-LIT - PDEW of 34 in 2019, average fare of $168.15
STL-TUL - PDEW of 38 in 2019, average fare of $200.44
STL-ICT - PDEW of 43 in 2019, average fare of $163.67
Approximately 28.91% of the passengers traveling between STL and CVG were connecting on airlines other than DL in 2019.
It probably makes more sense for WN to add CVG-STL nonstop service than for DL to re-add CVG-STL nonstop service with
(a) WN having connecting feed on the STL in addition to O&D to support CVG-STL nonstop service on WN,
(b) the significant FF base that WN has in the STL market and other markets west of the Mississippi River to support CVG-STL nonstop service,
(c) WN being 5x bigger in the STL market than DL in 2019,
(d) DL not currently serving its BOS, LAX, and SEA hubs nonstop from STL whereas WN serves BOS, LAX, and SEA nonstop from STL,
(e) STL-CVG having higher PDEW's than STL-DSM/LIT/TUL/ICT in 2019, and
(f) WN likely to charge lower fares on STL-CVG nonstop flights than DL would if WN adds STL-CVG nonstop service.
Please stop using 2019 numbers… they are not reflective of today’s travel trends!