Northwest Arkansas has had nonstop service to LaGuardia on American and Newark on United for a number of years, with approximately 136 seats per day each way to both airports. Pretty good service, right? Service to both airports has been great for the community, but fares from Northwest Arkansas to New York/Newark have been relatively high. Despite New York/Newark being Northwest Arkansas’ largest market with approximately 130 PDEW, the average one-way fare had approached or exceeded $300 each way over the last ten years.
What’s the most effective way for a community to combat high fares? Bring on some competition! Delta’s new service will boost capacity in the New York/Newark market by approximately 76.8%, and capacity added by American and United since Delta announced its service, further boosts capacity 97.5%.
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- Client : Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport
- Project Completed : 07, July 2016