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Old 05-22-2023, 07:45 AM
 
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Destination-wise, going to Atlanta on Delta is #1 for sure from CAE, but Delta only goes to ATL and LGA, American goes to CLT, DFW, PHL, and DCA.

There's still a ton of people flying to Charlotte on American and connecting to wherever, instead of driving up I-77 to the Queen City.

Here's the breakdown of the most popular destinations out of CAE from July 2021 to June 2022:

1. ATL, Delta, 189,670 passengers
2. CLT, American, 115,020 passengers
3. DFW, American, 63,530 passengers
4. DCA, American, 36,590 passengers
5. IAD, United, 29,650 passengers
6. ORD, United, 28,930 passengers
7. PHL, American, 20,020 passengers
8. LGA, Delta, 9,880 passengers

If you add all those up you get:

American 217,160 passengers
Delta 199,550 passengers
United 58,580 passengers

I feel if Delta offered more destinations to their other hubs, like DTW, BOS, MSP, JFK from CAE, they could easily surpass American Airlines, with amount of passengers flying out of Columbia.

Now with American adding ORD and LGA year-round and MIA seasonally this year, the gap between American and Delta will only grow larger!
Good points.. I forgot to consider CLT at it is a hub and not a destination from CAE per se. Those additional cities on American does make sense on why they have more numbers.. they have more direct destinations. Glad to see American is adding those three cities.. It will certainly improve CAEs connectivity. I still prefer connecting via CLT than ATL. I used to hate the connection time and there always seemed to be weather issues. CLT though is starting to get more congested as well though it is still easier to navigate (no subway). The only other benefit for CAE for me is.. If some major delay happens.. I can always stay with friends on the way out or have someone come and get me from Columbia if I get waylaid in bound.
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Old 05-22-2023, 09:40 PM
 
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Good points.. I forgot to consider CLT at it is a hub and not a destination from CAE per se. Those additional cities on American does make sense on why they have more numbers.. they have more direct destinations. Glad to see American is adding those three cities.. It will certainly improve CAEs connectivity. I still prefer connecting via CLT than ATL. I used to hate the connection time and there always seemed to be weather issues. CLT though is starting to get more congested as well though it is still easier to navigate (no subway). The only other benefit for CAE for me is.. If some major delay happens.. I can always stay with friends on the way out or have someone come and get me from Columbia if I get waylaid in bound.
Agreed that CLT is becoming much more congested. No matter what time of day, you’re going to spend time waiting on the tarmac. I still feel ATL, in my experiences, is rather punctual for the busiest airport in the workd. I’ve never had a hiccup when flying in or out.
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Old 05-23-2023, 07:27 AM
 
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Agreed that CLT is becoming much more congested. No matter what time of day, you’re going to spend time waiting on the tarmac. I still feel ATL, in my experiences, is rather punctual for the busiest airport in the workd. I’ve never had a hiccup when flying in or out.
Yeah.. that new runway west of the existing Airport where you have to travel past the intermodal and wait to cross the other active runways to get to the terminal is always jammed. Hopefully there are no near misses in this area cause pilots always seem anxious to get to the terminal and speed along this ramp. I have been on a small plan nose to tail behind a larger jet and we kept braking hard and were literally being buffeted by the exhaust from the plane in front. Im like we have to be waaaay too close.
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Old 02-13-2024, 05:08 PM
 
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Surprised the airport numbers weren’t posted yet. Hopefully the airport can cross 2019s numbers this year, add Miami as year round flight, maybe get Houston and Newark back as flight options, and maybe Breeze or Avelo decide to expand.

https://flycae.com/cae-welcomes-over...ear-in-review/
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Old 02-18-2024, 04:05 PM
 
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Surprised the airport numbers weren’t posted yet. Hopefully the airport can cross 2019s numbers this year, add Miami as year round flight, maybe get Houston and Newark back as flight options, and maybe Breeze or Avelo decide to expand.

https://flycae.com/cae-welcomes-over...ear-in-review/
I am surprised that Avelo is not at CAE yet.
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Old 03-23-2024, 08:03 AM
 
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I would love Southwest and think they would do well in COLA. I was surprised they service every SC airport except Columbia. From my time in HSV, AL, I know airlines are picky when near other markets and typically have challenges with fees, routes, etc. Southwest serviced Bham and Nashville but flew right over HSV. Same with Mobile and its proximity to New Orleans and Pensacola.
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Old 06-02-2024, 06:22 AM
 
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Interesting headline.. though the article provides more context

https://www.yahoo.com/news/columbia-...ycsrp_catchall
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Old Yesterday, 06:38 PM
 
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Interesting headline.. though the article provides more context

https://www.yahoo.com/news/columbia-...ycsrp_catchall
Call me dense but I don’t get it… losing a lot of seats for summer travel but still healthy number?
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Old Today, 06:42 AM
 
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Call me dense but I don’t get it… losing a lot of seats for summer travel but still healthy number?
I know right. Maybe overall passenger traffic and the number of seats offered is up BUT this year we are losing seats and flights ...though that is happening nationwide perhaps because of fuel cost and use of smaller jets . So overall good news but this year not so much. Being ahead of Jackson MS is not something to brag about ..Anyway I am sure one of our more knowledgeable players may provide more insight
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