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Is Delaware The Only US-state W/o Comm Air Service  
User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 24
Posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3458 times:

The title has my question:

Is Delaware the only U.S.-state without any commercial air service ?

And I am disregarding "D.C." as a state.
-HT


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User currently offlineplaneguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1239 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3429 times:

If you are defining "state" by the strictest sense, yes. Though several airlines have tried to make a go of it in the past (DL being the most recent that I can recall - promoting something along the lines of "serving all 50 states"). With it being a smaller state, and the largest proportion of the residents in easy reach of both PHL and BWI (both of which have significant service) it seems that not enough pax will pay the price to fly from a Delaware airport.

And FWIW - Annapolis, MD is the only state capitol without air or rail service (or it was a few years ago).



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User currently offlineJetstar From United States of America, joined May 2003, 1639 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3409 times:
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Quoting planeguy727 (Reply 1):
And FWIW - Annapolis, MD is the only state capitol without air or rail service (or it was a few years ago).

As far as why there is no air service to Annapolis, the state capital of Maryland, it’s because it is only about 25 miles to BWI, about a half hour drive with no traffic.

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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24824 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3380 times:

There was a lengthy thread on the same subject in the Civil Aviation forum last December which covers the history of air service in Delaware.
The Only State With No Airline Service! (by C5LOAD Dec 5 2009 in Civil Aviation)


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8894 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3375 times:

Quoting planeguy727 (Reply 1):

And FWIW - Annapolis, MD is the only state capitol without air or rail service (or it was a few years ago).

Carson City, NV does not have any either - no Interstate highways, no Amtrak, no flights. Reno, NV (28 miles away) is the nearest airport - about the same situation Annapolis is to BWI.


User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 24
Reply 5, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 3345 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 3):
There was a lengthy thread on the same subject in the Civil Aviation forum last December which covers the history of air service in Delaware.
The Only State With No Airline Service! (by C5LOAD Dec 5 2009 in Civil Aviation)

Thanks for pointing this thread out. Made for an intersting read.
-HT



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User currently offlinezrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3123 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3339 times:

Quoting planeguy727 (Reply 1):
DL being the most recent that I can recall - promoting something along the lines of "serving all 50 states

I think you are thinking of United, which had the 50 state promotion back in 1984. I don't think any other airline has done this. But I've been wrong, at least once before!



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User currently offline02hilliert From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2007, 516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3327 times:

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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3319 times:

Quoting 02hilliert (Reply 7):
Is ILG not a perfect potential market for Allegiant?

The potential of ILG (or lack of it) has been discussed thoroughly in the thread mentioned in reply #3

The Only State With No Airline Service! (by C5LOAD Dec 5 2009 in Civil Aviation)

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User currently offlineplaneguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1239 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3306 times:

Quoting Jetstar (Reply 2):
As far as why there is no air service to Annapolis, the state capital of Maryland, it’s because it is only about 25 miles to BWI, about a half hour drive with no traffic.

Oh yes I know - just offering some random, yet related, trivia...my head is full of it.

Quoting zrs70 (Reply 6):
I think you are thinking of United, which had the 50 state promotion back in 1984. I don't think any other airline has done this. But I've been wrong, at least once before!

In the mid-2000s DL did try it - and pulled out just like UA did in '84.

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 4):
Carson City, NV does not have any either - no Interstate highways, no Amtrak, no flights. Reno, NV (28 miles away) is the nearest airport - about the same situation Annapolis is to BWI.

Sorry I forgot about this - I've been to Carson City so I should know better. It's so close to RNO that I must have been thinking of them as one place (no offense to either city).



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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8894 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3282 times:

Quoting planeguy727 (Reply 9):

In the mid-2000s DL did try it - and pulled out just like UA did in '84.

Indeed - Delta had to add North Dakota and Delaware to complete the 50, and thus started SLC-FAR and ATL-ILG. Neither one lasted too long, although now post-NW merger, SLC-FAR has returned.


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