Iowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4404 posts, RR: 6 Posted (10 years 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4298 times:
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I know this has been expected since FSD got money to start serice to PHX.
PHOENIX, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- America West Airlines (NYSE: AWA - News), the nation's second largest low-cost airline, announced today that it will initiate nonstop service between its Phoenix hub and Sioux Falls, S.D. on Dec. 18, 2004. With this new service, America West will offer nonstop service from Phoenix to more than 90 destinations with 322 daily departures. In keeping with America West's commitment to providing great value across its network, the new route will feature everyday low fares and no Saturday night stay requirements.
"We are thrilled to bring low fares and our award-winning service to Sioux Falls," said Dion Flannery, vice president, scheduling, route planning and Internet distribution. "America West will be the only carrier offering nonstop service to Phoenix, which serves as a winter home to many in the Sioux Falls region, and, as our primary hub, offers hundreds of daily departures. We've timed the new Sioux Falls service to offer customers convenient connections to popular destinations such as Las Vegas and numerous destinations in California and Mexico."
The new flight will be provided by America West Express, which is operated by subsidiary airlines of Mesa Air Group, utilizing Canadair Regional Jet aircraft. Flight information is shown below:
*Flight 6021 operates on Saturdays as flight 6488.
For more information or to purchase airfare, customers may visit http://www.americawest.com or call America West at 1-800-2-FLY-AWA (1-800-235-9292). Customers can also make reservations through a travel agent. Travel agents are encouraged to use http://www.HPagentlink.com to book these flights. http://www.HPagentlink.com is an online booking tool that America West designed specifically for travel agents only.
America West Airlines is the nation's second largest low-cost airline and the only carrier formed since deregulation to achieve major airline status. America West's 13,000 employees serve nearly 55,000 customers a day in 96 destinations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica.
LV From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 2005 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4163 times:
I could see this being a profitable route...but not because of pax, because of mail. I mean seriously at least once a week I get a credit card offer that has a Souix Falls address to return the application to. Not to mention when I had my checking account at Wells Fargo my monthly statements and my ATM cards all came from Souix Falls. You could pack that plane full of mail and it would be a cash cow.
Av8rphx From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 713 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3769 times:
Flyboyaz, Not sure if you have noticed yet... but starting Oct 31st(I believe) PHX-OMA goes back to all mainline except for one CR9 flight in the morning. I know passengers will be alot happier to get on the 319s,and 737s going to OMA daily instead of the 4 CR9s we send now.
BREmer From Germany, joined May 2004, 551 posts, RR: 16
Reply 11, posted (10 years 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3701 times:
The mail out of Sioux Falls is pretty much covered. FedEx flies a few 727s in there every day, UPS comes with A300s and sometimes DC-8s plus several other cargo airlines. Plus I don't know where you want to put bags of mails into a CRJ. I'm surprised it actually fits all the pax luggage.
Flyboyaz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3646 times:
The CR9's are not good competetion to WN's 737's...not only for seats, but also reliability. I've noticed that alot of the routes we compete directly with them, we try to keep mainline service because we are far more reliable than Mesa.