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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5925 posts, RR: 6
Posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2866 times:
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Hello everyone! In today's Wichita Eagle, there was an article talking about a potential deal between the city and Air Tran. One of the stipulations for additional city subsidies is for Air Tran to add two new flights from ICT...one west and one east. The paper claims that they are close to a deal.

http://www.kansas.com

Does anyone have any predictions what city Air Tran will open out east and west? My guess is that they'll either add another flight to ATL or open a new BWI route out east. DEN or LAS are my choices for the "west" city.

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User currently offlineB757capt From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2849 times:

Good deal we need more LCC like Airtran at ICT


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User currently offlineAtcboy73 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2804 times:

Ok here goes.

For the west I say,,,,,,,,,,,,,,LAS or LAX. Little or no competition on either route.

For the east I say maybe BWI, MCO or ATL. My guess is it will either be MCO or another ATL.


User currently offlineRumorboy From United States of America, joined Aug 2002, 356 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day ago) and read 2764 times:

I bet it would be LAS for the west route and MCO for the east route.

User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2444 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 1 day ago) and read 2731 times:

Currently ICT has the following non-stop service to the west (assuming DFW is not west):
DEN - 1x BA146, 2x CRJ, 1x A-319, 1x CR7
PHX - 2x CRJ
LAS - 1x MD-83

The largest aircraft that serves Wichita is the MD-83 on the LAS route.



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User currently offlineJayDavis From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 19 hours ago) and read 2639 times:

I work for AirTran as the Regional Sales Manager in DFW, so I really don't have the "correct" answer for your question, but I'd guess LAS.

Everyone wants to go to LAS !!

Good for ICT and of course, good for FL !!


Jay


User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6341 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 16 hours ago) and read 2580 times:

Yeah I definately see LAS or LAX...maybe something like SEA? For east, perhaps New York, Boston, Chicago (again)?

User currently offlineBonanzaAir From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 14 hours ago) and read 2531 times:

East

BWI. The Airtran northern focus city/mini hub. Provides one-stop to Boston and Rochester. MCO isn't good because to Airtran it's just a one-stop through ATL.

West

LAX. Why would ICT want additional service to LAS when LAX goes un-served. Second choice would be DFW with one-stop connects to LAS/LAX west and MCO to the east.


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User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 14 hours ago) and read 2504 times:

Although I don't think it's that certain whether they'll do this, it would be a nice surprise. Regardless, I think we'll see AirTran stick around with a new contract of some sort.

My predictions on the new routes:
Westward - DFW...Allegiant already goes to LAS and DFW will offer connections to more destinations. DFW will grow for AirTran so that'll bring more cities.

Eastward...not really sure. 3 ATL flights should be enough...we had 3 a while back and it didn't work out. BWI isn't really that necessary...ATL works for ICT with connections to the east coast. MCO/BOS/LGA etc...O&D routes probably can't be supported with Wichita like the MDW flights.



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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5925 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 1 hour ago) and read 2436 times:
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With the popularity and exposure that Air Tran has right now here in Wichita, I wouldn't be surprised if they try LAS to take Allegiant business away. They're kind of doing that on their MLI-LAS service...competing with G4's PIA-LAS service. LAX wouldn't be a bad choice either, considering the connections opportunity.

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