Alaska-Delta Battle in Seattle comes at the expense of United, Southwest

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  1. WilliamQ

    WilliamQ Gold Member

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    Alaska Airlines’ market share at its primary hub, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, is growing despite service additions by Delta Air Lines. Delta’s growth is coming at the expense of United Airlines and Southwest Airlines, whose market shares are falling. Source: Sea-Tac Airport/Port of Seattle.

    Alaska and Delta are carrying more passengers today than they were in 2009, but United and Southwest are carrying fewer. Delta’s growth is coming at the expense of UA and WN. Source: Sea-Tac International Airport/Port of Seattle.
  2. Seacarl
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    It's too early to measure the impact of Delta's expansion at SEA. They haven't started operating all their announced flights and passengers haven't had a chance to react. 1-2 years from now is when we will begin to see an impact.

    No question others will shrink, but there is no way that DL can implement their plan without an impact on AS.

    Also, how are the commuter partners measured? Are QX OO etc. flights count for the marketing airline or operating carrier?
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