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JetBlue is finally adding another frequency to Phoenix, a morning flight.

BOS - PHX Dep 9:29 am Arr 12:07 pm
PHX - BOS Dep 12:59 pm Arr 9:00 pm

Looks like a very tight turnaround in Phoenix.

Some other changes for their summer 2020 schedule:

Portland increases to 2 daily
Sacramento increases to 1 daily
Oakland increases to 1 daily
San Diego increases to 3 daily
San Jose increases to 2 daily
San Francisco increases to 6 daily
Los Angeles increases to 5 daily
Denver increases to 3 daily
Seattle increases to 3 daily

Between San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland, they'll have 9 flights a day to the Bay Area.
 
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For the most part, yes. Oakland and Sacramento were both less than daily. Everything else got an additional daily frequency.
One correction San Diego is up to 4 on some days. Adding to that Alaska is 2 daily as well on the route.

Before 2001 - there was never more than a daily on the route. What a difference 20 years makes.
 

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One correction San Diego is up to 4 on some days. Adding to that Alaska is 2 daily as well on the route.

Before 2001 - there was never more than a daily on the route. What a difference 20 years makes.
San Diego is one route Delta is sure to add. Based off of numbers a user on airliners.net posted, Boston to San Diego is one of JetBlue's most profitable routes. Some healthy biotech traffic flies it and it would be a logical add for Delta.

I was also surprised to see Portland go to 2 daily. Summer season is going to see 3 daily flights between JetBlue and Alaska.
 

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Austrian to launch Boston-Vienna in April. Article in German. It will go to six weekly by summer. They are still studying this route to be seasonal or not.

 

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Do our runways make us a better all-winds/all-weather airport than JFK? (And EWR?)

Seeing all the TATL and JetBlue's new Transcons make me think it is a real pity that so much Boston capacity is wasted on local flying to Greater NYC/PHL (stuff that could be shunted to HSR...because New York and Philadelphia already have plenty of transatlantic capacity of their own)
 

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Lol I keep finding myself saying it always comes back to the rail network. I totally agree that the market for shuttle flights between NEC destinations is burgeoned by the expense and reliability (or lack-thereof) of Acela.
 
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If only the people in the flyover states would realize that building a WAS-BOS bullet train is the best way to get themselves the flights from their city to WAS/PHL/NYC/BOS that they are constantly asking for.

And frankly that should be the funding deal: ability to use Air PFCs to build HSR in exchange for a mandate that intra-NEC flying will be reduced by law and the slots re-mandated for flights more than 100 miles any Acela station.
 
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Nice addition here.

With VIE gap filled, all remaining is MXP, ATH, BER/TXL, WSW and BRU ... and we would have a very solid Euro market.
 

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Wow, this is a great add. Star Alliance really has a very strong position in the Boston market.

Next summer they will have:

Munich - daily A380 Lufthansa
Frankfurt - daily 333 Lufthansa
Frankfurt - daily 748 Lufthansa
Zurich - daily 333 Swiss International
Zurich - daily 343 Swiss International
Lisbon - daily 332 TAP Air Portugal
Copenhagen - 4 weekly 333 SAS
Istanbul - daily 333 Turkish Airlines
Vienna - 6 weekly 763 Austrian Airlines
 

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Lol I keep finding myself saying it always comes back to the rail network. I totally agree that the market for shuttle flights between NEC destinations is burgeoned by the expense and reliability (or lack-thereof) of Acela.
Amtrak has taken a majority of the NYC to DC market, but the CT section is slow enough that airline shuttle flights are faster for most BOS trips.
 

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Even more -- from tracking the links in the 1st article highlighted by BosDevelop
Can Delta and JetBlue Make Boston the Next Dual-Hub City?
Edward Russell
Aug 2, 2019
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Delta Air Lines and JetBlue Airways are committed to Boston Logan. Both airlines consider it an important base on their maps and continue to grow there, competing fiercely for local travelers.
Delta upgraded Boston (BOS) to a “coastal hub,” meaning it caters to local travelers and offers some connections, in June. The next month, JetBlue doubled down with executives saying they were “committed to winning” Boston, in a not-so-veiled reference to its competitor.
Related: Delta Says Boston Is Now One of Its Hub Cities
As each carrier publicly tries to one-up the other, both may be right. Boston, like Seattle (SEA) across the country, may have room for two big airlines.
JetBlue management, in a meeting with analysts from Raymond James on Aug. 1, acknowledged that Boston could be a two-hub town.
Executives of the New York-based carrier “conceded that [Boston] could support both [JetBlue’s] and Delta’s very different customer targets with many other airlines contracting supply,” Raymond James analyst Savanthi Syth said in a report on Friday.
JetBlue aircraft at Boston Logan. (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP/Getty Images)


JetBlue aircraft at Boston Logan. (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP/Getty Images)
JetBlue’s aim is to be the airline with the most domestic nonstops for Boston-area based travellers, while Delta’s aim is more of a global nature.
“We are focused on local customers where we see a very clear first choice preference for JetBlue,” said Joanna Geraghty, president of JetBlue, during a results presentation in July. “We’ve got the best people, the best products and a point-to-point model that is just perfect for the Boston geography.”
A month earlier, Delta managing director of domestic network planning Amy Martin told attendees at an Airports Council International-North America conference that the SkyTeam Alliance member was “really focused on reinforcing our position as the number one global carrier in Boston.”
Boston Growth
Delta and JetBlue are both focused on growing in Boston. Delta will increase seats roughly 15.5% year-over-year as it adds a slew of new routes from Logan, including Chicago O’Hare (ORD), Lisbon (LIS) and Washington Reagan National (DCA), this year, according to Diio by Cirium schedule data.
Delta and Southwest aircraft parked at terminal A at Boston Logan. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)


Delta and Southwest aircraft parked at terminal A at Boston Logan. (Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
JetBlue is set to increase seats by roughly 7.3% year-over-year in 2019, the data shows. The airline is adding flights on a number of existing routes, for example to Washington National, and opening new markets, including Palm Springs (PSP) and Rochester (ROC) in New York.
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The next three largest carriers in Boston – American Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines – are all schedule to reduce seats this year, according to Diio. Seats will decrease by 5.6% year-over-year on both American and United, and by 12.7% on Southwest.
Logan Airport is working with both airlines to facilitate their growth. Delta will take over all 21 gates in Terminal A when Southwest moves to Terminal B later this year. A number of underway construction projects will net JetBlue six more gates in Terminal C for a total of 30 by 2021.
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Seattle’s Lead
Delta and JetBlue do not have to look far to see an example of a successful dual-hub airport. The former has been duking it out with Alaska Airlines at Seattle-Tacoma since 2014, a move that most analysts see as an example of a successful dual hub.
The mainline carrier began setting up a Pacific gateway at Sea-Tac in 2012 as part of an effort to reduce its reliance on Tokyo Narita (NRT) for flights into Asia. The gateway became a full fledged hub two years later.
Related: Delta to Leave Tokyo Narita for Haneda
Seattle’s transition to a two-hub town has worked. Alaska has largely maintained its share of local passengers, while Delta’s expansion has come mostly at the expense of other airlines.
Alaska’s market share in Seattle slipped by just over one point to 49% from 2012 to 2018, US Department of Transportation data via Diio shows. At the same time, Delta’s share more than doubled to 23% from 11%.
United Airlines took the biggest hit from Delta’s growth in Seattle. The Star Alliance carrier’s share slipped nearly four points to 6.5% in 2018 from more than 10% in 2012, according to the data. American Airlines and Southwest Airlines both saw their shares fall by nearly two points to 5.6% and 6.5%, respectively.
Alaska and Delta in Seattle is comparable in many ways to JetBlue and Delta in Boston. Both Alaska and JetBlue are similarly-sized carriers with networks limited to North America and near South America, at least until the latter lands in London in 2021. They tout strong local affinity to their brands in the markets but admit that they do not provide the global network some travelers need.
Related: JetBlue to Fly Between Boston/NYC and London
Delta, on the other hand, is a global carrier with a comprehensive domestic network. It cannot tout hometown status outside of Atlanta but has a strong brand and has brought in-demand international connections to both Boston and Seattle.
Boston and Seattle also share similarities. Both are mid-size airports that handled 40.9 million and 49.8 million passengers, respectively, in 2018, airport data shows. The metro areas are economically vibrant with strong and growing technology sectors.

Edward RussellIs a Senior Airline Business Reporter at The Points Guy. Edward joined the TPG team in June 2019 after seven years at FlightGlobal.
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Wow, this is a great add. Star Alliance really has a very strong position in the Boston market.

Next summer they will have:

Munich - daily A380 Lufthansa
Frankfurt - daily 333 Lufthansa
Frankfurt - daily 748 Lufthansa
Zurich - daily 333 Swiss International
Zurich - daily 343 Swiss International
Lisbon - daily 332 TAP Air Portugal
Copenhagen - 4 weekly 333 SAS
Istanbul - daily 333 Turkish Airlines
Vienna - 6 weekly 763 Austrian Airlines
Plus Air Canada, Copa, and United's largest non-hub market. :)
 

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Wow, this is a great add. Star Alliance really has a very strong position in the Boston market.

Next summer they will have:

Munich - daily A380 Lufthansa
Frankfurt - daily 333 Lufthansa
Frankfurt - daily 748 Lufthansa
Zurich - daily 333 Swiss International
Zurich - daily 343 Swiss International
Lisbon - daily 332 TAP Air Portugal
Copenhagen - 4 weekly 333 SAS
Istanbul - daily 333 Turkish Airlines
Vienna - 6 weekly 763 Austrian Airlines
Copenhagen is daily for summer but there is news on this route.

SAS will be switching the route to A321neoLR in 09/2020 and run it 6 weekly year-round.

 

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Copenhagen is daily for summer but there is news on this route.

SAS will be switching the route to A321neoLR in 09/2020 and run it 6 weekly year-round.

That makes a lot of sense for the route. And of course, you could see a seasonal upgauge if there is demand. I'm glad to see that they're committed to BOS. CPH is one of my favorite cities, even (especially) in the winter, so I'll probably take advantage of the year round service.
 

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TAP Air Portugal just announced nonstop service to Ponta Delgada (PDL) from Logan which is of course already served by Azores Airlines. Not sure about the flight times/frequency yet or when the service starts.
 

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JAL announced the Haneda Expansion but Boston was not included.

Leaves the door open for ANA to jump in. Star Alliance, especially with the United FFers, still needs a link to East Asia in Boston.
 

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