Wilco From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 355 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4612 times:
So I understand if Virgin USA selects BOS as the initial hub & HQ it will be picking up some USAir North/South routes. But does anyone have any ideas about what routes they might run if they choose SFO?
PVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3447 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3514 times:
I have heard that BOS might be the HQ, but not the hub. BOS does not have the room to support anything more than a small carrier with a few flights never mind a medium/large operation with multiple departures that require any number of gates. BOS, geographically, is a poor hub location in the sense of connecting traffic. I would be VERY surprised if it is chosen as the 'hub." There's just NO room at all...
Rjpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3491 times:
They don't want a hub, they are aiming to be a Point to Point airline. I expect them to move into one of the few major cities without a major loco presence (Charlotte, Pittsburgh perhaps). I can't wait to see what amenities they have.
As739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6313 posts, RR: 24
Reply 17, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3303 times:
Wilco have you been over to T2 lately? Its not even close to being ready to use. The airport will have to put a lot of money that it does not have to get that dark whole up and running. Rumor around SFO is that they will be using the International terminal concourse A.
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SW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6472 posts, RR: 8
Reply 19, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3261 times:
Personally, I could totally see them connecting together the Virgin Atlantic destinations, ie Boston, New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Orlando. Then from there adding maybe ORD (a former VS destination), LAS, TPA, and MIA
I LOVE EWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 852 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3137 times:
Very true, but if Virgin does come to America they will select the state/city that offers the best deal to them. Also I do feel for the 10,000+ furloughed employees however the could always relocate or work for the closest Virgin USA base to their respective homes.
That might be a mute point as Richard would bring in his own managers as well to handle the company he wants to form in the US.
Wilco From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 355 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (11 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3128 times:
I LOVE EWR... good point... I did read somewhere (San Francisco Chronicle maybe) that one of the many ways Branson expects to suceed is by being able to tap into the good aviation "talent" in the US that can work for cheap. (i.e. those furloughed employees)
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: So heres a new idea, what about Orlando as a hub. We just got our new 4th runway. I knows its too far south but you never know.
: So heres a new idea, what about Orlando as a hub. We just got our new 4th runway. I knows its too far south but you never know. No, when it comes to B