FLYIJAX From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 25 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2598 times:
As many of us had guessed we announced today more point to point service from MCO and TPA. What I didn't know was that both MCO and TPA will have 7 cities served non-stop. Both will have service to IAD,CHS,GSO,HSV,GSP,CAE and TYS. Also I get a first hand look at our first A319 tomorrow as it makes a proving run to JAX and will make several more later this month and next month.
ATLANTA, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In November, Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL - News) customers can travel from the Bay to the heart of the south with one easy flight as Delta begins offering new nonstop service between Tampa, Fla., and five popular cities in Alabama, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
On Nov. 1, 2004, Delta will begin offering customers two daily, nonstop flights each between Tampa, Fla., and Huntsville, Ala.; Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville/Spartanburg, S.C.; and Knoxville, Tenn. The new flights will be flown by Delta Connection carrier Atlantic Southeast Airlines (ASA).
Delta will also begin offering customers one daily flight between Orlando and Charleston, S.C., starting Nov. 1. This flight is in addition to the flight between these two cities already set to begin Dec. 1 and will be flown by Delta Connection carrier Chautauqua.
FLYIJAX From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 25 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2524 times:
Yeah did the same thing when we announced TYS and CAE to MCO few weeks ago. Its pretty common for airlines to match each other to try to retain marketshare. Delta is very big in all the cities we announced so its no surprise they will fight to try and keep their PAX. Looks like good news for people who want to fly in those cities.
FutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 19
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2402 times:
All I can say is watch out ACA. You are entering into a major area that is controlled by a large entity. Known as DL. If ACA expects to survive in these markets, then they need to go above and beyond the regular service. Step up and maybe you will win some die hard DL and UA fans from Central and West Florida.
Flyinryan99 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2092 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2228 times:
If I were DH, I would go into cities big enough that don't already have the flights to Florida. There are plenty of midwestern cities that don't have nonstop service there. Three off of the top of my head are SBN, TOL, FWA. Yes, DL has a big presence in all of these cities, but I could easily see DH doing well in here.