Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
ATA Starts LGA-PIE On 4/30  
User currently offlineBigphilnyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 4077 posts, RR: 51
Posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2683 times:

A few days late, but this is big news for me.


INDIANAPOLIS, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Beginning May 1, New
York-based travelers will have a new, low-fare option when flying to the
Tampa/St. Petersburg, Fla. area, recognized as one of New Yorkers' Top 10
favorite destinations in the country.* ATA (ATA Airlines, Inc., Nasdaq: ATAH)
will launch new daily nonstop service on Saturday, May 1, between New York
LaGuardia International Airport (LGA) and St. Petersburg-Clearwater
International Airport (PIE).


The carrier is introducing the new daily service with competitive fares
between LGA and PIE. For travel through June 16, 2004, ATA is offering fares
online from $62.** This is welcome news for New York Yankee fans who might
want to visit the Florida Gulf Coast and see the series against the Tampa Bay
Devil Rays at the end of May, as well as the many travelers venturing from St.
Petersburg-Clearwater to the New York area.
"This is an opportunity for us to join New York and St. Pete -- two of our
most popular destinations," said John Happ, Senior Vice President of Marketing
and Sales for ATA Airlines. "The St. Petersburg-Clearwater International
Airport is directly across the bay from Tampa and considerably closer to the
beaches and resorts to which most New Yorkers are traveling, offering all the
world class amenities and services expected from a premier international
airport, minus the crowds and delays."
With a keen focus on the business traveler as well as leisure travelers
seeking more space and comfort, the carrier is launching Business Class
service with system-wide availability by the fourth quarter of 2004. The new
ATA Business Class will feature two-across all leather seating, wider seats,
more legroom, priority boarding, and other upgraded amenities. The pricing
structure will have a distinctive ATA flavor.
"We're creating a new kind of Business Class experience for our
customers," Happ said. "We're going to offer the level of service they expect
in Business Class, but at fares that are affordable to a much wider range of
travelers. We believe it's going to generate a lot of excitement, not only
among our existing customers, but with people who've never flown us before."

LGA's IND routes with ATA are also direct now, right? That would give ATA three routes now form LGA. It's nice to see expansion from them. It's a great sign as I feel that LGA is a great pertri-dish for American aviation as a whole.

Congrats ATA!


Phil Derner Jr.
5 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2655 times:

Let's see how is they doing out of PIE-LGA this summer and I am still hope how is doing out of PIE. Talk ya later!


User currently offlineSHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2608 times:

LGA, contrary to popular belief, is an outstanding airport for low fares and an awful airport for high-yields...LGA and IND may be the most fiercely-competitive airports in the US (LGA with three carriers over 20% marketshare, IND with six carriers above 10% marketshare), and with LGA having flights to nearly everywhere imaginable inside of the perimeter, prices are low, almost ridiculously low, as a result.

Burma's constitutional referendum options: A. Yes, B. Go to Insein Prison!
User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 7457 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2584 times:

I heard about 7-8 years ago that ATA was trying to gets slots at LGA to serve SRQ, but they lost out to Spirit. Are they still trying to pursue these slots for SRQ service from LGA?  Confused

I feel woozy....what did you put in that Pudding Pop?
User currently offlineAirlineFanatic From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2540 times:

SHU... regarding your comment, "where is the proof?" LGA is a high-yield airport. It is not the highest in the country, but I would by no means say "prices are low, ridiculously low".

User currently offlineATA767 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 419 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2472 times:

LGA-MDW is the highest yielding route in ATA's network. That is both for cargo and passenger service. How do you figure that comment? That is why they have 8 flights a day and some months 9.

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
ATA Starts LGA-HOU With Great Loads! posted Mon Apr 3 2006 19:38:55 by ATA767
ATA To Drop LGA-PIE posted Fri Jul 16 2004 06:30:07 by ATA767
ATA To Start LGA-PIE And PIE To SJU! posted Mon Mar 15 2004 00:13:50 by ATA767
Columbus, OH & Indy To PIE On Fly Mission Air posted Thu Sep 28 2006 05:35:55 by Mkirch72
LAN-PIE On G4 posted Thu Sep 21 2006 23:11:08 by JetBlueGuy2006
AA Cancells All LGA Flights On 7/18 posted Wed Jul 19 2006 03:36:42 by Dc10s4ever
LGA-SJU On US - Gone? posted Wed Jun 7 2006 19:01:33 by PVDFlier
Merced To Reno Starts May 18 On Scenic posted Fri May 12 2006 06:10:23 by FATFlyer
LH773 BKK To FRA On 30 April- What Aircraft posted Fri Apr 28 2006 08:56:41 by Ansett767
?'s About LGA-LEB On US posted Sat Mar 4 2006 16:06:45 by Cory6188