Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2314 times:
That is very interesting. As someone who lives only about 20 miles from FNL, it is great to see that this flight is doing well! I suppose I can only hope that between possible federal grant money and Allegiant showing that this airport is a sucessful destination, other airlines may show interest and start service. There is a relatively large population in north central colorado between Denver and Cheyenne that FNL is a much more convienent option to than Denver Intl.
If a major offered even 2 or 3 daily regional jet flights to one of their hubs (such as Delta to SLC or DFW, Northwest to MSP, American to DFW, America West to PHX, etc) I would definately choose FNL in a heartbeat over DEN and I'm sure many others would aswell.
Uadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2283 times:
even though fnl is doing well for g4, can not see fnl adding any more....unless e.a.s. is gonna kick in some cash....even then no one will do it...uax tried it with the help of e.a.s. and they said forget it...let them drive to den.....fnl is to den as pub is to cos....pub has tried to get another airline there with some flt guarantees and no one took them up on it.....that was reported in the pub chieftan.....
5280AGL From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 414 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2261 times:
My money is on Lincoln or Madison...There are really not many to choose from that don't already have Southwest or have a large enough population to support nonstops to LAS. That being said, Madison and Lincoln (populations 450,000 and 300,000, respectively) are the only possible ones I can think of. Lincoln could be a bit iffy, considering Omaha is only 40 miles away and has WN...However, the Omaha-Lincoln corridor is home to over 1.2 million people, not to mention everywhere else in Nebraska west of Lincoln that would be willing to make the drive.
Wedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5930 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2220 times:
I don't think the COS/PUB thing has the population base as the DEN/FNL thing. I can see FNL being an alternative airport to DIA. COS kinda does that already. But I see the FNL/DEN relationship more like the ORD/MDW thing or the SFO/OAK thing. G4 hasn't been at FNL long enough to prove to the airline industry that FNL is a great alternative airport.
Perhaps, although not too likely in the near future, I can see Air Tran making the trip between FNL and ATL. Or perhaps SWA will see the DEN alternative and enter in the FNL market. Now that would be a boost to the local economy. But we all know that FNL doesn't have the logistics for that kind of service yet.
It will be interesting to see what happens to FNL in the next 5 to 10 years.
FATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5822 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2179 times:
There are about 20 cities that G4 has met with. A couple that I know not in the midwest are CRP and RDD. Lincoln is a possibility along with a couple of upper midwest cities. In spite of the 1 city comment I wouldn't be surprised to see 2 or 3 this year along with additional frequency in some current cities.
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