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by dolphinflyer
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 100
Views: 12617

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Numbers are in and June 2018 set a record for greatest number of pax ever served at SMF in a single-month, is the second straight month of greater than 1 million pax, and is 10th straight month of double-digit, year-over-year growth. 1,088,918 pax walked through the gates at Sacramento Internationa...

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN
Replies: 121
Views: 20761

Re: United daily double SFO-SIN will cancel LAX-SIN

UA should shift LAX-MEL over to SFO-MEL as well!

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by dolphinflyer
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian announces daily SMF-OGG service beginning April 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 1952

Hawaiian announces daily SMF-OGG service beginning April 2019

https://newsroom.hawaiianairlines.com/r ... ui-service

Dailly A321neo service beginning April 1, 2019 in addition to existing daily SMF-HNL service.
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https://newsroom.hawaiianairlines.com/r ... ui-service

Dailly A321neo service beginning April 1, 2019 in addition to existing daily SMF-HNL service.

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by dolphinflyer
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28
Replies: 256
Views: 20811

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28

Could, could, could! People, we're talking about a schedule release for Jan/Feb 2019. It's the middle of winter. Where is the logical strategy in WN adding any flights ex-IAD unless they were to Florida during that time of year. I mentioned WN possibly adding LAX-IAD, OAK-IAD, and SJC-IAD nonstop s...

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by dolphinflyer
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28
Replies: 256
Views: 20811

Re: Southwest Schedule Extension 6/28

Rumor has it, MDW-DSM and MDW-IAD to be resumed. I agree that WN could bring back nonstop service to IAD out of MDW. In addition, WN could also add IAD-LAX, IAD-OAK, and IAD-SJC nonstop service in order to better compete against AS in California. Many of the high-tech businesses in the Washington, ...

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by dolphinflyer
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces SMF-KOA
Replies: 51
Views: 4650

Re: AS announces SMF-KOA

^^^ It amazes me how many people go to Hawaii for vacation. It’s treated as the ‘Holy Grail’ of places to go for so many Americans... I’ve never quite figured this out. It’s not exotic at all. Weather is good, and lots of beaches, sure. But what is the huge draw that fills all these flights day in ...

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by dolphinflyer
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS announces SMF-KOA
Replies: 51
Views: 4650

Re: AS announces SMF-KOA

hiflyeras wrote:
If they have a dedicated aircraft then maybe SMF-LIH will be announced on the opposite days?


AS is reducing SFO-KOA from daily to 4x/wk, so that's where the a/c is going on the opposite days.

SMF-LIH is a market with strong potential. It's gotta happen sometime soon!

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by dolphinflyer
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 100
Views: 12617

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

SMF handled over one million passengers in May. This marks the first time since July 2007 that SMF has surpassed the one million passenger mark in a single month. The exact figure is 1,052,098. Passenger traffic was up 12.3% yoy on a seat capacity increase of 11.8% yoy. Excellent start to the busy s...

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by dolphinflyer
Sat May 05, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii
Replies: 452
Views: 57357

Re: Southwest Finally Announces Intentions to Serve Hawaii

Yeah, OAK is the real layup for WN. With the VX acquisition, AS should consider pulling out of OAK-Hawaii and concentrate on SFO and SJC where they can compete more effectively. SMF is no big deal. Only 1 flight anyway. SAN and SJC are the places where it'll get interesting if there is room for bot...

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by dolphinflyer
Thu May 03, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA drops ORD-PEK
Replies: 249
Views: 30159

Re: AA drops ORD-PEK

I wonder if AA ever considering transferring the ORD-PEK authority over to MIA-PEK. At 7,771 miles, I'm not sure what aircraft would be required to operate MIA-PEK.

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by dolphinflyer
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Posts 4 Years of Consecutive Growth!
Replies: 1
Views: 254

SMF Posts 4 Years of Consecutive Growth!

Sacramento International Airport has been on a roll lately! New daily nonstop service on Southwest to Austin, Orlando and St. Louis, and Air Canada will be launching daily n/s service to YVR beginning May 17th. Keep it up, SMF! http://www.aviationpros.com/press_release/12408831/sacramento-intl-airpo...

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by dolphinflyer
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 100
Views: 12617

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Terminal B is actually pretty full, but there is still some room. B6 has moved over from A recently, and you also have AM, AS, HA, WN, Y4, and soon to be AC. The western WN gates (B12-23) have high utilization as well as some of the eastern gates (B4-11) IIRC. A is actually pretty busy at peak time...

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018
Replies: 100
Views: 12617

Re: SMF Roaring Out of the Gate in 2018

Would be nice to see DTW-SMF on Delta the O/D traffic certainly suggests it's viable. DTW is a priority market for reinstatement, most likely as a seasonal redeye (EB) on Delta during summer months. SMF-PHL is actually the largest unserved O&D market for SMF at present. AA is best poised to rei...

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by dolphinflyer
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New southwest schedule release due march 8th!!
Replies: 96
Views: 9924

Re: New southwest schedule release due march 8th!!

ALB-LAS n/s gets reinstated with this schedule release.

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by dolphinflyer
Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT approves Contour Airlines, AEAS to CEC
Replies: 24
Views: 3022

Re: DOT approves Contour Airlines, AEAS to CEC

CEC-SMF would be a better route. Important to link the state capital with the geographically isolated Del Norte county. Much more synergy given government traffic. Southwest doesn't interline with Contour, so very limited connecting opportunities for CEC passengers at OAK.

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by dolphinflyer
Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 339
Views: 35465

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

New WN schedule release on Feb 15 covers the period Aug 7 - Oct 1, 2018. Height of hurricane season, so I wouldn't predict any major growth in hurricane prone areas (e.g. Florida, Caribbean, Houston). Hopefully the new PNE routes (5 flights) will be announced. Seems too early to announce Hawaii sche...

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by dolphinflyer
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 339
Views: 35465

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

The O&D market for PDX-ANC is just fine. I don't think B6 will suffer if WN were to add this route... There's not unlimited demand between PDX and ANC. Of course B6 would suffer with another entrant on the route. Fortunately for them, if WN is going to start ANC it's going to be from somewhere ...

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by dolphinflyer
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 339
Views: 35465

Re: Southwest Airlines Network Thread 2018

A second destination to the LA basin would be nice, even though ONT failed a long time ago. BNA is actually one of the top destinations traveled to from ONT that is not currently served nonstop from ONT, and there is an average of 114 passengers who traveled between BNA and ONT in Q2 2017. In addit...

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS being sued by family due to wheelchair accident
Replies: 115
Views: 10875

Re: AS being sued by family due to wheelchair accident

If the woman was in poor health and/or needed assistance, why didn't another family member travel with her? If she refused assistance after arrival in PDX, then I believe the airline's liability stopped there. Deliberately driving an electric chair onto an escalator shows lack of logical judgment.

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA markets not served from DFW
Replies: 106
Views: 10940

Re: AA markets not served from DFW

If WN can justify flying ALB-DEN daily using a 737, then AA can justify flying ALB-DFW and ALB-MIA daily using E75 aircraft on both routes.

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA markets not served from DFW
Replies: 106
Views: 10940

Re: AA markets not served from DFW

None of BUF, ROC, SYR, and ALB have nonstop service to DFW. Heck, Upstate New York doesn't have any nonstop service to Texas whatsoever. It completely baffles me as to why. Didn't all but ALB have DFW service about a decade ago, the SYR-DFW flight being on an E145 pushed to its limits? I remember A...

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by dolphinflyer
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should AS look at an East Coast hub
Replies: 101
Views: 10540

Re: Should AS look at at East Coast hub

Geographically, the next best place for AS to go will be MSP, they already have a decent customer base and pretty decent operation, the question though is going to be, who is going to lose gates in order to make this happen? Agreed. AS could cash-out their DAL gate holdings, transfer to DCA & L...

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SMF-Sacramento 50th Anniversary
Replies: 26
Views: 1943

Re: SMF-Sacramento 50th Anniversary

Happy 50th, SMF! Onward and upward!

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by dolphinflyer
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: T100: CUBA Load Factors Through Jan 2017
Replies: 29
Views: 3423

Re: T100: CUBA Load Factors Through Jan 2017

One odd observation, generally all network carriers did better in Florida and improved over time, with the exception of Southwest. I noticed that as well. Southwest's numbers are pretty bad. Not sure they will remain in the market with those load factors. Can't imagine the yields are high enough to...

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN July 27 schedule extension for Easter holiday 3/7-4/6. 2018.
Replies: 126
Views: 14506

Re: WN July 27 schedule extension for Easter holiday 3/7-4/6. 2018.

jplatts - a bit of advice. You should be more strategic in terms of what you post on this forum, both in content and brevity. Explain the rationale behind what you're proposing. And you could get your point across in half the length of your typical post. We all know the airport codes. No need to mix...

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by dolphinflyer
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar
Replies: 80
Views: 6366

Re: New SAT-DCA Flight Sought by Rep. Cuellar

Based on 4Q2016 data, the Top 5 extra-perimeter O&D markets that currently lack nonstop DCA service include: 1 - SAN 272 PPDEW 2 - SAT 177 PPDEW 3 - ABQ 115 PPDEW 4 - SMF 94 PPDEW 5 - SNA 93 PPDEW Service in two of those markets (ABQ, SMF) would provide important nonstop links between airports s...

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by dolphinflyer
Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA
Replies: 96
Views: 11383

Re: DC Area Lawmakers to Colleagues: Hands Off DCA

From a passenger demand standpoint, the five largest DCA O&D extra-perimeter markets are: 1) SAN - 272 PPDEW 2) SAT - 177 PDDEW 3) ABQ - 115 PPDEW 4) SMF - 94 PPDEW 5) SNA - 93 PPDEW SAN and SAT have a lot of military-related travel to/from DCA while a strong argument can be made for permitting ...

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by dolphinflyer
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL to announce new routes and medium term plan
Replies: 138
Views: 32925

Re: JAL to announce new routes and medium term plan

A daily JAL NRT-SMF 787 flight would nicely complement JAL's existing SFO-HND flight and round-out JAL's service to NorCal. Would reduce passenger leakage from the SMF catchment area to SFO for Asia-bound traffic.

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by dolphinflyer
Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN in CA recap
Replies: 54
Views: 6651

Re: WN in CA recap

http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article143103014.html
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http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article143103014.html

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by dolphinflyer
Fri Mar 10, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Mid Sized Markets That Could Support A Route To Asia?
Replies: 78
Views: 10431

Re: US Mid Sized Markets That Could Support A Route To Asia?

When figuring in leakage passengers to the Bay Area, esp. SFO, SMF could likely support nonstop to service Asia and Europe.

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by dolphinflyer
Fri Feb 24, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cape Town to the US direct? Could it work?
Replies: 16
Views: 2183

Re: Cape Town to the US direct? Could it work?

AA should fly MIA-JNB-CPT-MIA on a daily round-robin basis using a 789. That would work.

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by dolphinflyer
Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is IAD struggling?
Replies: 144
Views: 18868

Re: Why is IAD struggling?

As the capital of California, SMF should have nonstop service to DCA. Hawaiian could serve an HNL-SMF-DCA routing using their new A321neo aircraft (if granted a DCA extra-perimeter slot to do so!)

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by dolphinflyer
Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor Airlines to Buffalo (BUF)?
Replies: 23
Views: 4210

Re: Condor Airlines to Buffalo (BUF)?

Perhaps people are reading too much into the pic. Remember that Condor already serves YYZ, a short 123km/1h10min drive to Niagara Falls.

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by dolphinflyer
Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2016 Airport PAX numbers thread
Replies: 120
Views: 14982

Re: 2016 Airport PAX numbers thread

SMF - 10.1 million passengers in 2016, +5.3% yoy. First time SMF surpassed the 10 million passenger mark since 2008!

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by dolphinflyer
Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at ALB?
Replies: 20
Views: 2933

Re: What's going on at ALB?

In terms of domestic opportunities, I'd argue that the following should be realistic and doable for ALB within the next couple of years:

ALB-DFW, AA dly E75
ALB-MIA, AA dly E75
ALB-MCO, B6 #2
ALB-PBI, B6 seasonal E90

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by dolphinflyer
Sun Dec 25, 2016 9:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's going on at ALB?
Replies: 20
Views: 2933

Re: What's going on at ALB?

With a population reach of 5.6 million within a 100-mile radius of ALB, and an excellent interstate highway in all four directions, n/s/e/w, ALB should catch the attention of some LCC airline for nonstop service to Europe, be that Norwegian, Ryanair, WOW or another carrier. http://flyalbany.com/uplo...

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by dolphinflyer
Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska adds n/s SMF-SJD beginning June 2017!
Replies: 9
Views: 1038

Re: Alaska adds n/s SMF-SJD beginning June 2017!

http://sacramento.aero/scas/about/news_ ... ts_in_june

Alaska Airlines adds weekly nonstop SMF-SJD service beginning June 10, 2017. Additional connections between SMF and SJD are available on a daily basis via LAX/SAN.
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http://sacramento.aero/scas/about/news_ ... ts_in_june

Alaska Airlines adds weekly nonstop SMF-SJD service beginning June 10, 2017. Additional connections between SMF and SJD are available on a daily basis via LAX/SAN.

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by dolphinflyer
Thu Dec 15, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Alaska adds n/s SMF-SJD beginning June 2017!
Replies: 9
Views: 1038

Alaska adds n/s SMF-SJD beginning June 2017!

http://sacramento.aero/scas/about/news_ ... ts_in_june

Weekly nonstop service begins June 10, 2017.
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http://sacramento.aero/scas/about/news_ ... ts_in_june

Weekly nonstop service begins June 10, 2017.

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by dolphinflyer
Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian is opening a base at Stewart New York Airport
Replies: 103
Views: 18582

Re: Norwegian is opening a base at Stewart New York Airport

http://flyalbany.com/uploads/files/PopulationReach.pdf
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ALB has a population reach of 5.6 million residents within a 100-mile radius. Norwegian would be wise to consider ALB for TATL NB service. Also the interstate network stretches N/S/E/W and provides convenient access in all directions

http://flyalbany.com/uploads/files/PopulationReach.pdf

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by dolphinflyer
Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 11/11/2017: WN Adds DAL-ONT, Cuba Cuts: CYO Delayed
Replies: 47
Views: 7546

Re: OAG Changes 11/11/2017: WN Adds DAL-ONT, Cuba Cuts: CYO Delayed

WN adds daily DEN-ALB n/s service at the end of April. LAS-ALB n/s is discontuned at the same time.

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by dolphinflyer
Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When does the new southwest schedule get released?
Replies: 50
Views: 7498

Re: When does the new southwest schedule get released?

ALB gets daily n/s service to DEN on WN with this skd change.

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by dolphinflyer
Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future DFW Airlines and Destinations
Replies: 61
Views: 6220

Re: Future DFW Airlines and Destinations

In the case of the hub airline - AA - the domestic coverage is already so dense, with virtually all the major markets covered. I could see perhaps a few new/restored flights (most likely with Eagle ERJ/E75, some perhaps with mainline) like BFL, BUF, MDT, ROA, CRW, GEG, BIL, MSO and GTR, but not muc...

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which US airport needs Asia service the most?
Replies: 53
Views: 7902

Re: Which US airport needs Asia service the most?

SMF

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by dolphinflyer
Thu May 19, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN May 19 Schedule Release For Nov-Jan 4 Flying.
Replies: 126
Views: 18256

RE: WN May 19 Schedule Release For Nov-Jan 4 Flying.

PVD-<acronym title="Washington - Ronald Reagan National (DCA / KDCA), USA - Virginia">DCA</acronym> is on the route map in addition to <acronym title="San Jose - Norman Y. Mineta International (Municipal) (SJC / KSJC), USA - California">SJC</acronym>-<acronym title="Baltimore / Washington - Internat...

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by dolphinflyer
Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential Ramifications Of An AS/VX Merger
Replies: 36
Views: 9541

Potential Ramifications Of An AS/VX Merger

One of the things I love most about commercial aviation is strategy. The industry is like one giant chessboard, and when one player makes a major move, or two players merge to create a stronger entity, the balance of power shifts. This past week, Virgin America announced an invitation for bids to ta...

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