Moderators: jsumali2, richierich, ua900, PanAm_DC10, hOMSaR

 
ryanrap1
Topic Author
Posts: 427
Joined: Sun May 13, 2007 9:13 pm

SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:46 am

Saw on SAT Facebook and Twitter new service announcement on Monday at 6 am! Any guesses on which airline or what city it could be ?!
 
Nicknuzzii
Posts: 1533
Joined: Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:57 pm

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:53 am

6 am? I think Spirit or even JetBlue. Breeze seems like a stretch.
 
gdavis003
Posts: 723
Joined: Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:59 am

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:16 am

Before people start going crazy on Breeze speculation, Breeze is not making announcements anytime soon. They're not even fully approved by the FAA. Have some patience. Also, I suspect that Breeze will say that they have an announcement before individual airports start saying anything.

Spirit seems to be a good guess. Maybe even SAT-RSW on WN or could see G4 expansion
 
WN732
Posts: 880
Joined: Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:49 am

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:18 am

I think B6 is going to remember the Alamo.
 
bravotango75
Posts: 108
Joined: Wed May 22, 2019 5:14 pm

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:25 am

Aeroflot?
 
Jshank83
Posts: 3773
Joined: Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:23 pm

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:58 am

gdavis003 wrote:
Before people start going crazy on Breeze speculation, Breeze is not making announcements anytime soon. They're not even fully approved by the FAA. Have some patience. Also, I suspect that Breeze will say that they have an announcement before individual airports start saying anything.

Spirit seems to be a good guess. Maybe even SAT-RSW on WN or could see G4 expansion


WN updates their schedules on Thursdays. G4 just did adds last week, although I guess they could do adds that close together but it seems odd they would do that.

6 am time is really throwing me off. Unless it’s a legacy that runs it’s update overnight or something. Still odd.

EDIT: I didn’t realize how little ULCC service SAT has. Spirit would make sense.
 
N292UX
Posts: 629
Joined: Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:08 pm

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:07 am

I imagine NK to FLL/MCO/LAS. Maybe TPA and DTW too.
 
LASVegan
Posts: 61
Joined: Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:29 pm

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:19 am

Technically wouldn’t be new service if it’s Spirit. Spirit served SAT from FLL in 2008 for maybe 8-9 months. I definitely see NK resuming service. I think N292UX is spot on with the city choices if it is NK.
 
wedgetail737
Posts: 5370
Joined: Mon Aug 04, 2003 8:44 am

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:11 am

AS new nonstops to SAN and PDX. Wishful thinking.
 
GettingHigh38k
Posts: 7
Joined: Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:25 pm

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:00 am

Iran Air!
 
SeaDoo
Posts: 318
Joined: Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:00 am

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:12 am

GettingHigh38k wrote:
Iran Air!


Now I see why your user name is getting high :)
 
Cboyle
Posts: 67
Joined: Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:32 pm

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:05 am

For those of you unaware, NK and G4 have Been making announcements on Tuesdays as of late. This is Monday. I’d say B6 or another Mexican airline
 
Nicknuzzii
Posts: 1533
Joined: Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:57 pm

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:34 pm

Cboyle wrote:
For those of you unaware, NK and G4 have Been making announcements on Tuesdays as of late. This is Monday. I’d say B6 or another Mexican airline


Well if we’re basing it off days, B6 is Thursday.
 
tphuang
Posts: 5835
Joined: Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:04 pm

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:39 pm

I would imagine this has to be a Mexican cattier if announcement is Monday.
 
User avatar
TransWorldOne
Posts: 366
Joined: Sun May 14, 2017 12:13 am

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:12 pm

SAT has been wanting a BOS flight for a while now so B6 could be a possibility although the current business climate doesn't seem to warrant such service.
Perhaps a Mexican carrier to SJD or PVR?
 
wnflyguy
Posts: 2124
Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:58 pm

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:28 pm

It's JSX.
Flyguy
My Wings are clipped just another Retired Airline person. The Ultimate Armchair out of the loop airline industry geek. Aloha Mr Hand!
 
gregn21
Posts: 286
Joined: Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:27 pm

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:43 pm

wnflyguy wrote:
It's JSX.
Flyguy


Pretty surprising JSX would enter SAT before AUS at this point.
 
User avatar
TransWorldOne
Posts: 366
Joined: Sun May 14, 2017 12:13 am

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:45 pm

wnflyguy wrote:
It's JSX.
Flyguy


Where to?
 
wedgetail737
Posts: 5370
Joined: Mon Aug 04, 2003 8:44 am

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:09 pm

gregn21 wrote:
wnflyguy wrote:
It's JSX.
Flyguy


Pretty surprising JSX would enter SAT before AUS at this point.


Less competition at SAT.
 
User avatar
KLMatSJC
Posts: 817
Joined: Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:16 am

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:17 pm

gregn21 wrote:
wnflyguy wrote:
It's JSX.
Flyguy


Pretty surprising JSX would enter SAT before AUS at this point.

Maybe that is getting announced on Monday too?
A318/19/20/21/21N A332/3 A343/5 A388 B712 B722 B732/3/4/7/8/9/9ER B744/4M B752/3 B762ER/3/3ER/4ER B772/E/L/W B788 CRJ2/7/9 Q400 EMB-120 ERJ-135/140/145/145XR/175 DC-10-10 MD-82/83/88/90

Long Live the Tulip, Cactus, and Redwood
 
User avatar
9lflyguy
Posts: 185
Joined: Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:49 am

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:35 pm

I'm thinking Air China.
Flown on: 319, 320, 321, 712, 722, 732, 733, 734, 735, 737, 738, 739, 752, 753, 763, 772, CR2, CR7, CR9, DHA, D8B, D8C, D95, E140, E145, E170, E175, E190, M82, M88, M90, S340
 
ryanrap1
Topic Author
Posts: 427
Joined: Sun May 13, 2007 9:13 pm

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:43 pm

wnflyguy wrote:
It's JSX.
Flyguy

Do you know this for sure ? Where are they flying to?
 
Ishrion
Posts: 3344
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:17 am

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:16 pm

With the new international travel restrictions rolling out, I suppose there's a lower chance of this being a new international flight, specifically to Mexico.

However, does SAT not have a flight to Cancun? Is SAT mainly VFR traffic to MEX/MTY/GDL?
 
Cboyle
Posts: 67
Joined: Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:32 pm

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:33 pm

wnflyguy wrote:
It's JSX.
Flyguy

May not be if it’s new service... they usually don’t come with announcements at airports...
 
Fly123123
Posts: 12
Joined: Mon Dec 01, 2014 6:19 pm

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:33 pm

Could it be AS taking the opportunity to jump on LAX-SAT?

There are currently zero nonstop flights between SAT and LAX. Too many people are either driving to AUS to catch a nonstop or canceling their trips.

Four airlines used to serve the route pre-covid with a total of 9 daily flights - AA (3), DL (2), UA (2) and WN (2).

Alaska already serves the station therefore, it’s relatively easy to add one or two flights. LAX-SAT has gone from 9 daily flights (pre-covid) to zero currently. The market seems incredibly neglected.

SAT-NYC seems to also be neglected (gone from four daily to zero now). SAT-JFK, SAT-LAX, SAT-FLL and SAT-BOS would also be good possibilities on B6.

I think there’s a need for at least one or two SAT-LAX. It could be a great opportunity for AS or B6 to jump in - Especially for AS.
Last edited by Fly123123 on Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.
 
User avatar
TransWorldOne
Posts: 366
Joined: Sun May 14, 2017 12:13 am

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:42 pm

Fly123123 wrote:
Could it be AS taking the opportunity to jump on LAX-SAT?

There are currently no no stops between SAT and LAX. Too many people are either driving to AUS to catch a nonstop or canceling their trips.

Alaska already serves the station therefore, it’s relatively easy to add one or two flights. LAX-SAT has gone from 9 daily flights (pre-covid) to zero currently. The market seems incredibly neglected.

SAT-NYC seems to also be neglected (gone from four daily to zero now). SAT-JFK, SAT-LAX, SAT-FLL and SAT-BOS would also be good possibilities on B6.

I think there’s a need for at least one or two SAT-LAX. It could be a great opportunity for AS or B6 to jump in.


Wow, I didn't realize that SAT had lost all nonstop service to both LAX AND NYC. Unfortunately, San Antonians seem all too willing to drive to AUS to chase the lower fares or connect through Dallas or Houston. San Antonio's air service has always been incredibly limited for a city its size and I don't see that changing anytime soon.
 
AC4500
Posts: 255
Joined: Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:02 pm

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:52 pm

Did the announcement say new airline or new route/destination?
AS PDX-LAX: 737 MAX 9
QX LAX-PDX: E175
 
Ishrion
Posts: 3344
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:17 am

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:55 pm

AC4500 wrote:
Did the announcement say new airline or new route/destination?


"new air service"

https://twitter.com/SATairport/status/1 ... 7969427456
 
N292UX
Posts: 629
Joined: Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:08 pm

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:57 pm

bravotango75 wrote:
Aeroflot?

No not quite bravo.
 
IAHObserver
Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:14 pm

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:59 pm

I would not be surprised to see JSX do an SAT to MTY flight. We live in The Woodlands and there are a lot of well-off Mexican business owners moving here and elsewhere within Texas with their families for safety and other reasons but continue to run their businesses back in Mexico. We know one couple from Mexico living here the husband just commutes back and forth between here at Mexico.
 
AC4500
Posts: 255
Joined: Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:02 pm

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:07 pm

Ishrion wrote:
AC4500 wrote:
Did the announcement say new airline or new route/destination?


"new air service"

https://twitter.com/SATairport/status/1 ... 7969427456

Thanks.

I don't think any legacy carriers are in the position to add anything new from SAT, so it has to be AS, G4, F9 or WN.

I could see AS adding LAX-SAT or SAN-SAT. PDX-SAT with an E175 would be a long shot, but not out of the question IMO.

I wouldn't be surprised to see G4 or F9 try a handful of O&D routes as well.

If it is indeed a new airline, then it's likely that NK or B6 are entering the market. JSX was mentioned here but there is no official source for that yet.
AS PDX-LAX: 737 MAX 9
QX LAX-PDX: E175
 
sprxUSA
Posts: 476
Joined: Thu Dec 02, 2004 5:17 am

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:13 pm

Lol there's no official source for any of the guesses...
Gem State Airlines..."we have a gem of an airline"
 
AC4500
Posts: 255
Joined: Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:02 pm

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:19 pm

sprxUSA wrote:
Lol there's no official source for any of the guesses...

I get that, but someone simply stated "It's JSX", implying that they somehow know that's what the new service announcement is.
AS PDX-LAX: 737 MAX 9
QX LAX-PDX: E175
 
timberwolf24
Posts: 531
Joined: Sun Jun 10, 2001 8:38 am

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:23 pm

Are there any other airport that will have an announcement for new service Monday morning? I find it very very strange that this air service announcement is taking place at 6:00 AM. We can be fairly certain that no airline executives and city/airport officials will be holding a press conference at 6am at SAT.
Living in LA, ORD/MDW will always be home!
 
gregn21
Posts: 286
Joined: Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:27 pm

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:52 pm

Keep in mind pre-COVID LAX-SAT saw anywhere from 5-7 daily frequencies from AA, UA, DL, and WN.

And on another note I struggle to believe AS would add LAX-SAT in the near term considering they just recently announced LAX-AUS and have yet to operate the route.
 
braniff2hav
Posts: 229
Joined: Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:20 pm

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:12 pm

Braniff is back!
They are doing SAT to MEX, ORD, MIA, MSY, MCO, LAX and PHX ...
 
User avatar
Midwestindy
Posts: 5635
Joined: Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:56 am

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:15 pm

timberwolf24 wrote:
Are there any other airport that will have an announcement for new service Monday morning? I find it very very strange that this air service announcement is taking place at 6:00 AM. We can be fairly certain that no airline executives and city/airport officials will be holding a press conference at 6am at SAT.


They never said they were holding a press conference, they simply said they had an announcement.

Given there doesn't appear to be a press conference, I don't see why it matters if it is at 6AM SAT time. A lot of route announcements occur at 8AM eastern time, which is 5AM on the west coast.
ORD & IND

AA & DL
 
User avatar
usdcaguy
Posts: 1572
Joined: Mon Jan 26, 2004 12:41 pm

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:28 pm

WN to MCO
 
AC4500
Posts: 255
Joined: Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:02 pm

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:29 pm

I'm sure this is unrelated, but DL just loaded their March schedule and they are set to resume LAX-SAT at 1x daily on March 2nd: https://www.google.com/travel/flights/b ... IGCAEQABgA

LAX-SAT: 7:15 PM - 11:59 PM Daily, A319
SAT-LAX: 7:00 AM - 8:21 AM Daily, A319
AS PDX-LAX: 737 MAX 9
QX LAX-PDX: E175
 
MIflyer12
Posts: 8972
Joined: Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:58 pm

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:34 pm

AC4500 wrote:
I could see AS adding LAX-SAT or SAN-SAT. PDX-SAT with an E175 would be a long shot, but not out of the question IMO.

I wouldn't be surprised to see G4 or F9 try a handful of O&D routes as well.

If it is indeed a new airline, then it's likely that NK or B6 are entering the market. JSX was mentioned here but there is no official source for that yet.


I don't see AS as the obvious carrier on LAX-SAT. Do they have a lot of unused time on the E75s? SAN-SAT? That seems pretty remote.
 
User avatar
TransWorldOne
Posts: 366
Joined: Sun May 14, 2017 12:13 am

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:26 pm

AC4500 wrote:
I'm sure this is unrelated, but DL just loaded their March schedule and they are set to resume LAX-SAT at 1x daily on March 2nd: https://www.google.com/travel/flights/b ... IGCAEQABgA

LAX-SAT: 7:15 PM - 11:59 PM Daily, A319
SAT-LAX: 7:00 AM - 8:21 AM Daily, A319


I believe this will be the first time DL has operated the route with mainline equipment. As far as I know, it's always been E-175's.
 
jplatts
Posts: 3979
Joined: Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:42 pm

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:28 pm

Jshank83 wrote:
WN updates their schedules on Thursdays. G4 just did adds last week, although I guess they could do adds that close together but it seems odd they would do that.

AC4500 wrote:
I don't think any legacy carriers are in the position to add anything new from SAT, so it has to be AS, G4, F9 or WN.


If WN were to add new nonstop routes out of SAT, WN adding SAT-BOS/CLE/IND/ORF/PDX/RDU/SMF nonstop service might be possibilities with BOS, CLE, IND, ORF, PDX, RDU, and SMF being top destinations not currently served nonstop from SAT (based on pre-pandemic PDEWs). However, I probably do not expect WN to be adding these routes until demand to these places are back to pre-pandemic levels with demand to these places from SAT being significantly down from pre-pandemic levels.

Jshank83 wrote:
6 am time is really throwing me off. Unless it’s a legacy that runs it’s update overnight or something. Still odd.


If a legacy carrier were to add new routes out of SAT, DL adding SAT-BOS/SEA nonstop service are possibilities with (a) the lack of SAT-BOS nonstop service being a big hole prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, (b) DL having hubs at BOS and SEA, and (c) DL having added nonstop service out of SEA to some other destinations that AS serves nonstop from SEA prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
ryanrap1
Topic Author
Posts: 427
Joined: Sun May 13, 2007 9:13 pm

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:01 am

usdcaguy wrote:
WN to MCO

They already fly this.
 
ryanrap1
Topic Author
Posts: 427
Joined: Sun May 13, 2007 9:13 pm

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:02 am

AC4500 wrote:
I'm sure this is unrelated, but DL just loaded their March schedule and they are set to resume LAX-SAT at 1x daily on March 2nd: https://www.google.com/travel/flights/b ... IGCAEQABgA

LAX-SAT: 7:15 PM - 11:59 PM Daily, A319
SAT-LAX: 7:00 AM - 8:21 AM Daily, A319



Thanks for your comment !
This is unrelated they are just resuming ;/)
 
ryanrap1
Topic Author
Posts: 427
Joined: Sun May 13, 2007 9:13 pm

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:03 am

Anything to Boston would be great !
 
jjbiv
Posts: 1264
Joined: Mon Jan 08, 2001 10:58 am

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:37 am

IAHObserver wrote:
I would not be surprised to see JSX do an SAT to MTY flight. We live in The Woodlands and there are a lot of well-off Mexican business owners moving here and elsewhere within Texas with their families for safety and other reasons but continue to run their businesses back in Mexico. We know one couple from Mexico living here the husband just commutes back and forth between here at Mexico.


Who knows what routes JSX might serve but Viva Aerobus added MTY-SAT after Interjet stopped service and VB has the route pretty well covered at this point.
 
B752OS
Posts: 1279
Joined: Thu Dec 22, 2005 4:05 am

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:07 am

What is the largest unserved market from SAT currently?
 
Ishrion
Posts: 3344
Joined: Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:17 am

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:15 am

B752OS wrote:
What is the largest unserved market from SAT currently?


I don't recall where I saw this, but I'm fairly certain it's BOS.
 
hiflyeras
Posts: 2318
Joined: Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:48 pm

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:22 am

AS has cut back their Mexico flying due to new rules on Covid testing. They said they'd be deploying those aircraft on domestic routes. My bet is on AS to LAX...I'm shocked that there's no n/s service!
 
AC4500
Posts: 255
Joined: Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:02 pm

Re: SAT - New Service Announcement

Sun Jan 24, 2021 3:34 am

hiflyeras wrote:
AS has cut back their Mexico flying due to new rules on Covid testing. They said they'd be deploying those aircraft on domestic routes. My bet is on AS to LAX...I'm shocked that there's no n/s service!

DL will be resuming LAX-SAT 1x/daily on March 2nd. I'm surprised that WN isn't currently flying this route.
AS PDX-LAX: 737 MAX 9
QX LAX-PDX: E175

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos