MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31117 posts, RR: 74 Posted (10 years 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1390 times:
USAirways is ending service to three more markets this June. They are Lancaster, PA, and Topeka, Kansas. They join Naples, Florida and Jamestown, NY in being dropped this summer (at both Naples and Jamestown, USAirways is the only carrier). Since thier restructing, USAirways has dropped Cedar Rapids, Wichita, Madison, Baton Rouge, Saginaw, Kalamazoo, Hickory, NC, Columbus, GA, Worcester, MA, Flint, MI, Southern Pines, Cedar Rapids, Branson, MO, and Des Moines.
I find it very interesting that USAirways never even mentioned half of these market canceleations (from what I recall, they only PR'ed four of them...Saginaw, Madison, Kalamzaoo, and Baton Rouge).
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 31117 posts, RR: 74 Reply 3, posted (10 years 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1293 times:
I have heard Reading, PN rumours too. And just to note...Topeka, Kansas has been gone since 1 May 2003 (just did a Google news search). They were the last air carrier at Topeka, and I think at Lancaster, PN too.
DCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4402 posts, RR: 37 Reply 6, posted (10 years 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1248 times:
These cities will have no place in an all RJ network that Austin Dave wants to create. Expect more.
I agree. US Airways allowed B1900 operator Commutair and its thin routes to go to Continental, even before groovy Austin Dave arrived. Unless someone who intends to keep running <50-seat prop a/c enters markets like Lancaster, (perhaps Commutair itself linking them to CO at EWR) these markets are unlikely to continue having air service. UA's Dulles hub is shrinking so it's unlikely that ACA Junkstreams would pick up the slack.