AILEVON PACIFIC, Aviation Consulting – Weekly Airline Schedule Update – May 29th 2023
Themes of the Week
- United gives DEN more nonstop options this fall
- American adds special NCAA Football flights for diehard fans
- Sun Country adds two routes and extends their schedule
- Air Canada reduces U.S. winter capacity up to 12% week over week
- Spirit finalizes August capacity with a 12% week over week reduction
- WestJet new pilot contract likely means the end of Swoop
- The Air Service World Congress Conference is coming up in July; get more info here
To see a detailed list of U.S. domestic and international capacity changes by airline, please click here.
Air Canada reduced capacity to the United States from October onward week over week. They removed four routes from future schedules: YYC to LAS, OGG and PHX; and YUL to RSW. They also cancelled 10 routes during the late fall/winter season.
Alaska cancelled MCI and MSP to PDX from October through January.
Allegiant reduced October capacity by 1% week over week. They cancelled five routes in the fall (AUS to IND; CAK to FLL; GEG to SNA; IAG to SFB; and MSO to SNA). They removed SRQ to TYS from future schedules. Allegiant added special NFL football flights in November: CVG to IAG (Bengals at Bills) and MCI to LAS (Chiefs at Raiders).
American reduced September capacity 5% week over week. They removed ABE to ORD from future schedules and cancelled four routes in late summer/early fall (AUS to STL; BIL to ORD; BOS to HHH; and BOS to TVC). They also added 14 routes for NCAA NFL football games this fall.
Avianca cancelled MIA to Cali, Colombia (CLO) from September through October 28.
Breeze cancelled ISP to RDU from September 4 onward.
Caribbean Airlines cancelled JFK to Montego Bay, Jamaica (MBJ) from July through October 28.
Korean added ANC to Seoul, Korea (ICN) once weekly service in July and August.
Northern Pacific has pushed back the start date for LAS to ONT until June 23. They have also attempted to pivot their strategy to adding Mexico flights once approved by the Mexican government.
Sichuan Airlines cancelled LAX to Chengdu, China (TFU) in June.
Southwest cancelled CHS to STL and CVG to PHX in October and November. They also reduced capacity in October and November 3% week over week.
Spirit finalized August, reducing capacity by 12% week over week. They removed BWI to MYR from future schedules and cancelled seven routes from August through September 5: BOS to IAH; DTW to EWR; DTW to MSY; EWR to MSY; MSY to ORD; MYR to ORD; and ORD to SAN.
Sun Country announced and filed new service from MKE to MCO and from MSP to SXM starting this winter. They also extended their schedule until April 9.
United increased August capacity by 1% week over week. They announced and filed new DEN service in six new routes: AVL, DAY, GSO, LEX, MBJ and SJU. Congrats to our friends at AVL and LEX! They also cancelled BOS to London Heathrow (LHR) from October 28 onward. This was the only international service that United offered from BOS. Six other airlines offer service to London via BOS, so there are plenty of options.
Domestic United States Capacity By Carrier
May 1-25 is at 99.3% of 2019 levels and 110.1% of 2022 levels. Four days in the past week surpassed 2.6 million daily TSA travelers, which are new daily passenger records since March 2020