USA Today has a very interesting graphical analysis of the cutbacks in airline capacity, state by state. As we in Connecticut know, things are not looking great for Bradley.
The graphic is interesting because it represents not the number of flights, but the number of seats available overall. While Bradley has recently lost some high-profile flights, including its only transcontinental and transatlantic flights, the greater inconvenience to travelers may end up being the reduced sizes of aircraft on fllights that survive.
Take Delta, which used to fly a 767 with 250 seats to Atlanta every morning. Now it’s an MD-80 with 142 seats. In fact, there are no longer any scheduled passenger flights out of Bradley on wide-body jets. None.
USA Today is promising to update this graphic periodically. I’m bookmarking it.