Ssides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 20 Posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2543 times:
I was just curious to know some of the largest US markets without any international air service, even to Mexico and Canada. I know AUS is probably at the top of that list, it used to get a daily Air Canada flight to YYZ but it was dropped shortly after 9/11. AUS does have regular charters to Mexico, which, to my knowledge, provide the only usage of AUS's customs facility.
Ssides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2466 times:
OK, I just checked the Census Bureau's rankings of metropolitan areas (http://www.census.gov/population/cen2000/phc-t3/tab03.pdf), and here's what I came up with. I've listed airports in the top 50 metro areas that either do not have international service, or that I'm unsure about. Based on what I know, I think STL is the largest metro area in the US without any international service.
Please take a look and see if any corrections need to be made:
#16: CLE (does it still have the CO 757 to LGW? What about Canada?)
#17: SAN (I know it lost BA but I'm sure there are some flights to Mexico at least)
#18: STL (does any international service remain? I think this may be the biggest metro area in the US without international service.)
#25: SMF (not aware of any international service here)
#26: MCI (Missouri may be really getting screwed on international service)
#27: MKE (recent topic on this board, just too close to ORD)
#29: IND (anything here?)
#30: SAT (I think Aeromexico and/or Mexicana has a few flights)
#31: ORF/Norfolk (nothing?)
#39: BNA (nothing here anymore after the AA pullout, right?)
Luv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12150 posts, RR: 48
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2292 times:
CLE does have strong year round charter service to both Mexico and the Caribbean. And yes the flight to LGW is seasonal from roughly April to October so more than half the year we do have nonstop service to LGW.
Jeffie813 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2225 times:
out of PBI, Air Canada serves Toronto, CanJet serves Montreal, Continental Express serves Nassau, Freeport, and Marsh Harbour. USAirways Express serves Marsh Harbour also. Laker does charter flights to Freeport and BahamasAir flies to Freeport and occasionally Nassau.
Coronado990 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1617 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2076 times:
Of all the cities mentioned, San Diego has a large population and always ranks in the top 10 tourist destinations. Just not much heavy industry. Why no charter flights come here is beyond me.
SAN has two (2) daily flights to SJD. One on AM and one on AS. Also, AM has 2X to LTO and 2X to MZT. All AM flights continue on to Mexico City.
However, TIJ, situated right on the border, has around 50 daily flights into the interior of Mexico. What other U.S. city has that much access into Mexico? The facilities are less than 15 miles apart so I do count that as part of the San Diego airport system.
I find it odd, however, that if someone in Tijuana wants to fly to SJD, they would have to come to SAN for a non-stop (otherwise, connect at GDL). And SAN has 2 daily non-stop flights in that market!
As a side note...AC will resume non-stops to YYZ 02MAY04.
Flynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1776 times:
Norfolk has international service, just not from KORF or KPHF. Naval Station Norfolk has a 5-bridge terminal on board. Frequent flights to Iceland, Spain, and other countries leave weekly, usually on Omni Air (w/ a DC-10), ATA, or even Icelandair, among other carriers. Charters mostly, but scheduled nonetheless. I know the Icelandair 757 into Hampton Roads has been to ORF before, also.