Iowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4475 posts, RR: 6 Posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5194 times:
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Northwest Airlines today announced new nonstop jet service between its hub at Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport and Casper, Wyo. Two daily flights will be offered beginning Oct. 4. The new service will be operated by Pinnacle, using the CRJ.
NW has announced 11 new destinations this year from MSP, for a total of 166 N/S destinations.
Big777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5113 times:
What does Casper have event or interest point there? Are they popular Rodeo or else out there? Who anybody want to go to Casper from MSP and connect flights from East and Midwest? That's a small town! Good luck NWA to have enough loads to CPR.
UnitedTristar From Germany, joined May 2004, 1265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5015 times:
Its the doorway to Yellowstone National Park. UA announced seasonal summer service there for the summer with two daily flights the service proved SO popular that they are up to 5 daily flights and year round service making UA the largest operator out of CPR. UA is making a killing there I wouldn't be shocked if they were up to rj's there by next year!
Boeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5003 times:
The community put up millions in guarantees. They are desperate for jet service. I believe this will be a success based on the support the community has put up. NW brought in a CRJ for the news conference yesterday.
EI2KSEA From Ireland, joined Jul 2004, 578 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4914 times:
Ive been looking at flying thereabouts in late Sep. for the last few weeks. Its very hard to fly into the general area of Yellowstone for a reasonable fare - UAL sure are making a killing to Cody, WY and NW flights to all points in Montana are very pricey, no-lease-payment DC-9s or not! AA only do ORD-Jackson Hole in Winter so the closest i could get was Billings, Montana via LAS or PHX with HP for the end of September which is indirect from BOS but oh well...il just have to drive!
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StarCruiser From United States of America, joined May 2004, 301 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4819 times:
I've never been to CPR, but this might just make me want to go. Years ago I needed to go to DEN and drove via Cheyenne to get there just to be able to enter Wyoming. I liked it a lot, but could have done without that Looooong trip through Nebraska on I-80. Thanks, NW!
Burnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7722 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (10 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4655 times:
Im still kinda in shock about it, i also remember seeing that if Casper works out other cities or towns whichever you prefer could be added, like Cheyenne. I have been to Casper and never want to go back, but if they can make money doing it i am all for it.
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