PITingres wrote:I can't speak to all routes, but for PIT at least, Iceland tourism has relatively little to do with it.
" Pittsburgh airport's fees charged to airlines drop for sixth straight year " https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14194253-74/pittsburgh-airports-fees-charged-to-airlines-drop-for-sixth-straight-year http://www.post-gazette.com/business/development/2018/10/19/Airlines-to-get-a-break-on-P...Jump to post
Congrats to CHS; what an interesting flight. This will now have airport directors in such places as Louisville, Omaha, etc chomping at the bit for a similar limited service (not that I think those are good candidates for LHR service). This also continues with BA's selection of cities that are hip, t...Jump to post
Maybe WOW has data to suggest that in the days before CLE station opened, PIT picked up a lot of traffic from Northeast and Central Ohio, and they are keeping the station open, in spite of low loads, in the hope that Ohioans will make the drive-- yes CLE now has Icelandair but WOW is a good bit che...Jump to post
B6 can't make a host of FLL Latam and Carribean connections work from PIT but CM will thrive? I mean if the airport forks out the subsidy treasure chest anything is possible but B6 cutting FLL dosen't strengthen the argument for a non-stop to PTY at all . Show me where anyone said CM would "th...Jump to post
PIT as well. I messaged Wow on facebook and they responded by saying STL is not suspended but that they don't have the spring/summer schedule finalized for all the cities yet. ??? PIT remains bookable. (PIT is on deathwatch, their schedule has not been renewed)... Drama much? PIT's schedule remains...Jump to post
One thing I totally forgot about B6 on PIT-FLL is when they launched the route in 2014, it was discussed that they were targeting connections to the Caribbean. While B6 did get decent loads on the route, I doubt they were getting any connecting traffic on those flights. Is that just speculation, or...Jump to post
Here's a decent blog about tour operators showing increased interest in Pittsburgh: http://www.flypittsburgh.com/newsroom/blog/pittsburgh%E2%80%99s-a-destination-for-europeans-seeking-a I found this interesting (although exaggerated): "Tour operators told the Pittsburgh delegation that European...Jump to post
There are very few routes out of BOS with as many or more frequencies as PIT. The ones I could find are RDU, DCA, BWI, JFK, PHL, MCO. DCA is only one with more than 6. Even ORD and ATL and FLL, have fewer frequencies, at least this time of year. The question is not whether B6 is making money on fli...Jump to post
So looks like B6 is giving PIT-FLL the axe. I guess NK won that battle. But I hate it that they didn't even put a E190 on it before pulling the plug. That is a blow. Overall bad day for a number of B6 cities. That's true, pretty ugly for FLL, IAD, and BWI. I wouldn't feel too bad about PIT-FLL if I...Jump to post
What is it showing for PHX-FRA for S19 in terms of frequency? FIIK. I don't have Sabre access, an acquaintance in NOLA pulled the filing. So you are using Sabre data from a week ago and ignoring the website booking changes that were done within the past day or so? I don't think it's me being irrati...Jump to post
As for DE I'll trust their website over anything else for now. Even AFTER you've already been informed that (1) their website is frequently an inaccurate depiction of their schedules this far out, and (2) been shown a screenshot of DE's Sabre filings for the route, which was just updated last week?...Jump to post
DE’s MSY service for ‘19 is twice-weekly from June 6 through at least September 23. Not sure why the PIT fans are so up in arms about a route that touches an airport almost 1,000 miles away. Strange... "Up in arms?" Whatever, as if MSY fans don't comment on air service in other cities. As...Jump to post
LAX772LR wrote:DE is 2xwk on Mondays and Thursdays for S19.
Didn't DE re-add MSY? Of course they did, their traffic was 23% higher this year compared to last (their inbounds were averaging 91% in Y and sold out in J) with higher fares, and they carried an average of 105,000lbs cargo per month compared to zero, last time. They've found nothing but success in...Jump to post
AUS is gone, PHX is showing 1x weekly but BWI and PDX are strong at 4x weekly. PIT would never be daily but I don't see why it couldn't be year-round or close to year-round just because some of these other cities aren't. PDX is a great example, IIRC it is seasonal but a very long one . ......and..P...Jump to post
"Where to fly in 2019: The 10 most exciting new flight routes"
But couldn’t DL have made those changes too? Not that it was likely, but it was at least possible. They could have gone year round, but didn't for 8 years after the post-subsidy period. Contrast that to BA who does not do seasonal N. America routes. IND and RDU, specifically, have significant DL FF...Jump to post
As others have stated, ZRH and GVA. Fast, frequent, nonstop heavy rail to the city center, and in the case of GVA it's free! ZRH --> Haubtbahnhof might be free too, I don't remember.Jump to post
I am disappointed in our landing BA and losing DL. BA is such a bigger gain for PIT than DL to CDG. Year round service, potential to add frequency and upgauge equipment, more prestigious airline, and most importantly it's to London. One thing to consider with DE is that most of the cities comparabl...Jump to post
I think it’s quite simple. For months now before last week AUS and PIT were both showing reduced to 2x weekly and MSY axed for S19. LH announces AUS therefore DE pulls out, freeing that aircraft. I don’t think DE dropping AUS and opening MSY bookings almost concurrently is a coincidence.Jump to post
So DE has updated FRA-MSY for 2019 and it will be returning at 2x weekly. Yet FRA-PIT is still showing 2x weekly starting 6/28/19. I think it's safe to say that will be the frequency we'll be stuck with for next summer. A bit of a shame, but I can definitely see why. DL increasing capacity, being d...Jump to post
A key highlight for me are the proposed options for expanding gate capacity at SeaTac: https://i0.wp.com/www.theurbanist.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Screen-Shot-2017-01-26-at-07.03.39.png?ssl=1 What a hodgepodge Frankenstein airport SEA is turning in to. Really began when they added the two sate...Jump to post
I’ve noticed the fare on China Airlines flight from ONT to Taipei have greatly increased recently. Some days the flights are more expensive than the LAX flight. Hope this is an indication that the load factors and yields have improved since it was moved to a night flight with better onward connecti...Jump to post
Last month the Dept. of Commerce released Gross Domestic Product by Metropolitan Area for 2017. Pittsburgh ranked very well compared to its peer cities: STL $161 billion, ranked 22nd PIT $147 billion, ranked 25th IND $144 billion, ranked 27th CLE $139 billion, ranked 28th CVG $138 billion ranked 29t...Jump to post
Trans-Atlantic loads for Feb and Mar: Feb PIT-KEF 70% KEF-PIT 67% Mar PIT-KEF 83% KEF-PIT 83% I agree on Condor, we do not want to lose that one because LH sure isn't gonna come in here with an A333. Unfortunately Condor's current schedule for next summer appears to look less and less like only a pl...Jump to post
Regarding United and PIT-LAS, there will be one round trip operated by an A319. Departs PIT Jan 7 and returns Jan 11. Pittsburgh's emerging tech industry is cited as the reason; other cities getting UA flights to LAS include tech hotspots such as RDU, BOS, AUS, SEA, SJC. http://www.post-gazette.com/...Jump to post
United will be operating PIT-LAS flights for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January:
August numbers are out, total passengers are up 6.3%. Int'l was up 15.8% so that is nice to see after that lull in July.
Nice jump in mail and cargo too.
Let me correct you on Swiss World: GVA - EWR was operated with their B767-200 and the B-757 which was meant to operate BSL - EWR was still at SNN for a paint job when they went bust. It never acually flew for Swiss World. As for the new rail link to BSL airport, it will not be operational for anoth...Jump to post
When considering catchment area and PDEW you have to look way past just Basel. Like at ZRH and GVA, the catchment area of BSL would be all of Switzerland, especially if/when the airport gets tied in to the national rail network. Having said that, I still don't see how a BSL-CVG route could be profit...Jump to post
Noticed that UPS is running a B752 on SJU-PIT this evening with an estimated arrival time of 1955. The flight also operated yesterday according to FR24. Anyone have any info on this? http://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/5X5634 This looks to be a new flight as it's in the schedule for the fores...Jump to post
I wish I understood why CLE seems to be so far down the pecking order for WN. Massey's stats say CLE is delivering the traffic, the gates are available. . . . yet the service really lags CMH, IND, PIT, MCI. . . there's no obvious reason for that. Yet CLE is busier than all those except MCI so the s...Jump to post
Anyone know the aircraft type?
Is PIT's demand for the west coast higher than CLE's? I wouldn’t think so based on the greater service available from CLE. That’s what I was trying to say. Greater service how so? I did a quick check of 4 west coast cities on Friday, and it looks pretty dead even, CLE has 1 more LAX flight, but PIT...Jump to post
I don't necessarily disagree with you but then your point raises the next question-- if PIT has more demand to Europe, and the two airports are essentially the same size, where does CLE have more demand to? The west coast, especially California. And apparently MKE. Just compare the level of service...Jump to post
What happened and why the huge drop in growth rate from June? All that added capacity did nothing for July. Having watched the loads on DL's CDG flight I can say July sucked going outbound even though it did good inbound. Out of curiosity...do you have any figures on what the O&D for CDG/Paris ...Jump to post
Lets look at the June 2018 statistics. Int'l was up a nice 25%. Unlike the prior year Condor operated for the entire month and started 3x weekly. Delta operated with a 763 which has about 70 more seats. So for June it was nice to see the market absorb that added capacity with a nice 25% increase in ...Jump to post
Did IAG actually want to get DL of of the PIT-CDG route? (IMHO the airlines never seem to be that competitive over a PIT route) But by that logic, would they not want to see WW gone as it offers the lowest fares? There is no way BA would have known DL was going to cut PIT-CDG when they announced PI...Jump to post