Big777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2653 times:
I just can't believe this! This is a long flight for small jet CRJ700 to Fayetteville, Arkansas from Los Angeles effective August 5th. I don't know if there is enough loads to this place such a small town! What do you think about this flight route?
N951U From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2477 times:
Wal-Mart has basically ensured it will be profitable. The convenience of it is what drives it. The flight is only going to be about three and a half hours and will feature a light meal of some sort. It isn't really much longer than other CRJ routes of the past like PHX-DSM, DFW-BOI, etc.
Fayetteville may be a "small town" (it isn't really) but the level of traffic is amazing. It is tied for American Eagle's largest outstation (with Wichita I believe). Big business in the county is the draw for the airline service. I believe Northwest Airlink just added XNA-MSP service and Delta Connection is adding more as well.
Sure, they could connect, but the demand for a non-stop is there so why not run it.