Why are there fewer air carrier operations on weekends? Looking at PHX data, we have the following annual trend that clearly shows a weekly drop of about 8% on weekends:
and when I average the data a strong weekly pattern is evident:
Is this simply telling us that most traffic is business related? Or is it, in part, that major cargo haulers don't work as much on weekends? As the charts show, we're talking about a 1200 vs 1000 daily operations difference.