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Happy (Belated) Aviation Baseline Day

With the recent completion of its slot swap with Delta, US Airways has completed its post-merger (with America West) route structure rationalization. In other words, the airline has established a new baseline of service. So let’s have a look at exactly what’s going on. And yes, the data below also makes a good reference point for comparisons should US Airways merge with American Airlines.

US Airways fights from Charlotte for Thursday, July 19, 2012
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US Airways flights by aircraft type:
Widebody: 10 (3 A330-300, 1 A330-200, 6 767-200ER)
Narrowbody mainline: 262 (7 757, 63 737-400, 16 737-300, 63 A321, 42 A320, 70 A319, 1 E190)
Large regional jets: 149 (38 E175, 61 CRJ900, 50 CRJ700)
50-seat regional jet: 148 (136 CRJ, 12 ERJ)
Turboprop: 74 (50 DHC-300, 24 DHC-100)
Total flights: 643
Total seats available: 63,414

Total nonstop destination served by US Airways at some point during the year: 139
Seasonal destinations for which the season isn’t now: 2 (Key West, St. Croix)

European destinations: 7 flights to 6 cities Frankfurt x 2 (A333, A332), London Gatwick (A333), Rome (A333), Paris (767), Madrid (767), Dublin (757)
Year-round flights to Europe: Just Frankfurt and London — the reason is summer seasonal
South American destination: Rio de Janeiro (767, going to A332 from October)

Destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central American, and Bermuda with daily or near daily flights: 14 (Aruba, Bermuda, Cancun, Freeport, Grand Cayman, Mexico City, Montego Bay, Nassau, Providenciales, Punta Cana, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, San Jose, San Juan)
With flights four days a week: 2 (Belize, Cozumel)
With Saturday only flights: 6 (Antigua, Barbados, Cabo, Liberia, St. Kitts, St. Lucia)

Destinations served in Canada: 3 (Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa)

Destinations served year-round in the continental US: 104
Seasonal destinations in the continental US: 3 (Portland, OR, Sacramento, Key West)
Destinations served in the mountain and pacific time zones: 10 with 38 daily flights (Phoenix 9, Denver 6, Las Vegas 5, Los Angeles 5, San Francisco 5, Seattle 3, San Diego 2, Portland, OR 1, Sacramento 1, Salt Lake City 1)

Number of states served: 38 (includes the seasonal flight to Portland, OR)
The state matters: Two Jacksonvilles, Charlestons, Fayettevilles, Greenvilles, and Portlands each served

(Corrected October 13, 2012)

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