Another interesting flight, this B763 that originated in Romania and flew in via Frankfurt Hahn last night.
I believe this might have been Omni Air.
May passengers are up 8.6%; ytd up 10.4%: http://www.flypittsburgh.com/newsroom/news-releases/passenger-traffic-up-8-6-percent-in-may-at-pittsbu As usual they have failed to upload the associated statistics spreadsheet for May so no data on int'l, cargo, or operations as of yet. Assuming this growt...Jump to post
Some things I picked up on while looking at the 2018 Operating and Capital Budget. http://www.flypittsburgh.com/getattachment/About-Us/Reports-Financials/2018-Operating-and-Capital-Budget.pdf.aspx?lang=en-US -Taxiway A will be extended in 2022 (p96), and again in 2031 (p97). This would be to accommo...Jump to post
With tax relief and a cargo hub, it could be a boost for HQ2. Amazon wants sorting centers and a cargo hub co-located. Is the plot of land big enough? Is the road access sufficient for a flood of Amazon trucks? I would bet this land is for trying to attract Amazon... Notice I said trying. I have no...Jump to post
Ha, you are right. The idea behind Pier E was to be an TATL alternative to Dulles. I doubt that will ever happen now. Even low-cost TATL carriers like FI prefer operating at IAD over BWI. It's down to BA/WW. They did try though. Ghana Air and Air Greenland were my favorites in those pre-WN internat...Jump to post
Did they update the air service figures in the draft (I'm guessing now final) Master Plan? Curious to see if they tell the whole story now. Only the Draft Master Plan has been released. The master plan is a different process and document than what I posted above. I'm sure the final master plan docu...Jump to post
I think DL would have a problem moving to the odd B or even A gates. I think there is a taxiway limitation with larger aircraft on those ramps. Since DL uses the 757 and 767 (on some subs), this would not work on these gates. Someone in the know about PIT may be able to confirm. I believe you are c...Jump to post
Final Environmental Assessment became available last month: http://pittransformed.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/PIT_TMP_Final_Environmental_Assessment_20180524.pdf I only skimmed over it for now, but I did notice the word "demolition" regarding the landside terminal. Initially the buildin...Jump to post
A couple questions from the peanut gallery... -What happened to the $10 million OneJet recently raised? I assume a good portion of that was used to acquire Ultimate but I don't think details of that transaction were ever disclosed. -Prior to that fundraising, The ACAA (PIT airport authority) loaned ...Jump to post
What I never understood is why do major runways have any slope at all? It isn’t that hard to grade and level, especially with GPS equipment in graders. I get that little airports might not have the sophistication or desire to spend the money, but why wouldn’t a ATL have 0 slope? Slopes are accounte...Jump to post
"Southern Airways reports best performance month in its history" http://www.thecourierexpress.com/news/southern-airways-reports-best-performance-month-in-its-history/article_ef5a147e-4556-5703-a452-35db96cc5f49.html Pretty impressive growth at FKL, increasing 69% month over month. By comp...Jump to post
Unable to confirm yet but it looks like AS is going to operate out of D85 next to NK. There is major work about to take place at that gate as it has been mostly walled off. D85 would seem to be the logical choice for AS to operate from. Doubtful considering the odd numbered D and even numbered C ga...Jump to post
Speaking of Alaska, they have upgauged their SEA flight to a 737-900 two months before flights begin. Great to see.
I'm not sure if it's been mentioned but UAL's evening mainline IAD-PIT flight has also been upgauged to a 739.
PIT-SLC begins today.
As usual, there's a crowd here that can't wait to post that they think this will fail. I'm not aware of any other airline that tried this using the CRJ700, so there's no basis to state that they will fail. Question on the NYC end: Will it be EWR, JFK or maybe TEB? :checkmark: Some of the comparison...Jump to post
May passengers are up 8.6%; ytd up 10.4%:
As usual they have failed to upload the associated statistics spreadsheet for May so no data on int'l, cargo, or operations as of yet.
DL CVG-CDG - P&G AA RDU-LHR - GSK Even without P&G I would think DL would still be flying CVG-CDG. CVG is a similar market to IND and PIT yet is a much larger DL station. Someone may very well be flying RDU-London even without GSK. The market is big enough to support its two flights to Euro...Jump to post
From PIT, LAX Q1: 219 Q2: 225 Q3: 313 Q4: 313 ONT Q1: 20 Q2: 31 Q3: 29 Q4: 28 SNA Q1: 50 Q2: 52 Q3: 50 Q4: 51 LGB Q1: 3 Q2: 3 Q3: 2 Q4: 2 Looking at the LAX numbers, at first glance one might be mistaken to think the demand to the LA region varies by season. However looking at the other LA Basin ai...Jump to post
Southwest describing the PIT-LAX reduction as "seasonal", although no further information is available: http://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2018/07/03/Southwest-Airlines-cuts-Los-Angeles-Pittsburgh-flights-customer-demand/stories/201807030039 A couple holding stacks going on wi...Jump to post
On the topic of PIT-LAX, i pulled up fare and LF data from BTS and sorted them with my scripts. Here is the data for Q4. I added PIT-SFO and WN's BWI-LAX just for comparison CityPair Distance Carrier Boarded AvgFare NonStopFare ConnFare % NonStop LF AvgAsm PRASM PITLAX 2136 WN 23026 231.38 229.01 2...Jump to post
Average fares were almost identical, but I noticed something interesting when going back through the Origin and Destination Survey: AA was capturing higher fares flying pax PIT-XXX-LAX, rather than flying them nonstop. At that point, why would AA even fly PIT-LAX if passengers are willing to pay mo...Jump to post
Regarding Southwest all but eliminating PIT-LAX Southwest took the hatchet really good to their trans-con and mid-con network, so its not only PIT feeling some pain. Interesting however that WN drove AA off the route and now NK drove WN off the route. I still scratch my head over AA eliminating PIT-...Jump to post
If J1 is not even able to manage a basic flight schedule, I wonder what the chances of them actually following through with the purchase of another company are? I question this given that they have not discussed the acquisition since it was first reported two months ago. To be fair I think the prob...Jump to post
If I was PIT airport/business community that contributed the millions to keep OneJet going, I would be pretty furious. Didn't they promise 20-30 routes from PIT and now they are down to 6? IIRC it was 15 routes and I agree I'd be pretty furious if I were PIT. If there is a silver lining the money P...Jump to post
This was rumored a couple months ago but a long term lease has now been signed. FX will be tripling their existing footprint from 18 acres to 51 acres, with an option to add 40 more and will spend $100 million. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ontario-international-airport-approves-new-long-...Jump to post
Where did it say the crew squawked
No, but you are not comparing two comparable cities. ICN serves a vastly different function in DL's system than AUS.. The only point I made here is there is more to the equation than simply number of departures. IND/PIT are both mid-sized midwestern spokes for Delta, with very similar O&D deman...Jump to post
1. You are thinking of CMH-SAT 2. CVG-AUS was in the exact same circumstance, and DL announced it no problem. Case in point 3. If PIT-AUS can't support the service it had, why would another carrier like DL be eager to start it 4. DL would have to physically program connections through PIT into thei...Jump to post
1. No airline flies IND-SAT 2. WN flies 1x weekly, F9 flies 2x weekly, G4 flies 2x-3x weekly on IND-AUS, hardly competition for DL 3. PIT does have a PIT-AUS flight, but it is being suspended due to low performance 4. DL could connect passengers from AUS-IND-CDG/LGA/e.t.c, currently DL does not all...Jump to post
I am pretty sure IND would get flight. 3 airlines are on IND-AUS but none of them are daily Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk The same could be said for CMH-AUS, though I think it's a little more doubtful with G4 and F9 on the route in spite of being a strong DL city. 3 airlines fly IND-AUS. 1 a...Jump to post
Having the nose that high would also have made the wing act as a giant speed brake. The only reason the nose was that high is because the Captain bounced it off a small hill on initial landing, resulting in the nose gear touching down first when the aircraft returned to terra firma. The fact that t...Jump to post
Still blows me away that JFK doesn't have lighted taxiways. Just reflective sticks. It's a pain there at night. Of course JFK has lighted taxiways. The green center line lighting is much more desirable than a sea of blue edge lighting especially with the large amount of short taxiway connectors JFK...Jump to post
flybynight wrote:Seattle is the bigger metro area by roughly 1 million people with bigger international corporations. Not only that, YVR gets a flight from Munich as well.
AF2 to visit on Saturday. Seems odd to me to have one airliine's gates on the even side of a concourse and another airline on the odd side. Wouldn't it make more sense to have for instance, SW A1-A6 and United A7-A10 or whatever? The moving escalators are so long they block passengers from moving ac...Jump to post
AA looking to reduce gates; other gate changes:
Lets keep in mind secondary airports have their limited catchment areas or in other words market accessibility. BUR in no shape or form can serve more than a fraction of that 18million people in LA basin. It simply won't draw many outside its catchment area due to distance and time constraints alon...Jump to post
It mentions Fort Worth though, which I don't really consider a secondary market. I would think most people lump it in with Dallas. Again though, that's what a journalist said. " such as Providence, R.I.; Fort Worth, Tex.; and Burbank, Calif. " Did that come from Neeleman's mouth, or did a...Jump to post
Just announced today, the same guy that setup JetBlue is launching a new US LCC. They have ordered 60 CS300 aircraft. If the airline actually comes to fruition, I would imagine we could see this airline in some Ohio airports. http://montrealgazette.com/business/local-business/aerospace/jetblue-spin...Jump to post
Guess Neeleman cant sit still and always chasing a new gig. Well, he does have a great track record. Looks like Robert Milton (former CEO of Air Canada and Chairman of United) and Henri Courpron (former ILFC CEO) are also on board. https://newsroom.aviator.aero/david-neeleman-to-launch-moxy-airways...Jump to post
Southern Airways is reducing a frequency to BWI and adding it to PIT from AOO. This also happened at DUJ.
JST is recommending Boutique Air to replace Southern: http://wjactv.com/news/local/airport-authority-recommends-switching-airlines-in-johnstown Southern Airways in talks to start LBE-PIT/BWI: http://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/13752485-74/talks-resume-for-possible-latrobe-pittsburgh-flightsJump to post
A cracker plant is nothing to sneeze at but it’s more like a data center. Very expensive to build, lots of construction workers, but not tons of jobs when it is fully operational. At least that’s my understanding. The job creation is about the spinoff industry crackers create (polymers, plastics, e...Jump to post