Jackson, Wyoming, network up 15% with busiest winter yet
Jackson, Wyoming, has introduced three new routes this winter: Charlotte; San Diego; and San Jose.
New York JFK was cut, so this winter it has 15 routes, up 15% year-on-year. 15 routes is its highest to date.
Charlotte, San Diego, and San Jose were all introduced in December 2020:
- Charlotte is served once-weekly by American using A319s
- San Diego is currently four-weekly with Alaska Airlines but rises to five-weekly from March
- San Jose, also with Alaska Airlines, is twice-weekly
Alaska is a new airline at Jackson this winter. Along with its two new routes, both previously unserved, it also launched Seattle. This is currently four-weekly and increases by one come February.
The carrier’s service to Seattle follows Delta ending it; it operated it from 2013 to 2020. It was served once-weekly using Embraer 175s; Alaska’s frequency increase is therefore notable.
These new routes – and crucially multiple capacity increases on existing routes – pushed Jackson’s seats up by 27% YOY to 562,000.
It shows the importance, even during coronavirus, of leisure destinations.
Over half of Jackson’s existing routes up 20%+ YOY
Salt Lake City, by far Jackson’s top route, cemented its lead over Denver. The pair have fought it out over the years; some winters Denver had the top spot, others not.
Salt Lake City, 329 kilometres away, now has one-quarter of Jackson’s seats – but that, like Denver’s, is also down YOY.
The reason is almost across-the-board capacity growth.
Seven of Jackson’s existing routes grew by more than 20% or more YOY: Minneapolis (+460%); Seattle (+183%); Dallas Fort Worth (+100%); Atlanta (+53%); Chicago O’Hare (+29%); Los Angeles (+23%); and Salt Lake City (+20%).
In absolute terms, American’s Dallas service added 40,000 seats, pushing this route to Jackson’s third-largest. It almost doubled the frequency, and is now twice-daily, all by A319s.