Iowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4433 posts, RR: 6 Posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1700 times:
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ATLANTA, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Delta Connection carrier Comair will begin offering Pensacola customers their first and only non-stop service to New York on Jan. 31, 2005. Comair will launch twice-daily, non-stop service from Pensacola to New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport using 50-seat Bombardier regional jet aircraft.
FlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6733 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1656 times:
It is a long time on an RJ, but it's the only nonstop service to New York (or anywhere in the Northeast) from PNS.
The O+D on this route isn't super huge and DL doesn't have a lot of feed at JFK. However, the route could work since PNS might steal some traffic from MOB/VPS which don't have nonstop service to NYC. If you add those cities in, the total catchment area is over 1 million people for PNS. That might be enough O+D to fill 100 seats to JFK...plus a little connecting traffic.
Pensacolaguy From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 548 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1620 times:
I think this new nonstop service is GREAT. (IE-It's About Time) According to an air service study released back in 2002, PNS combined with MOB/VPS arpts, The New York Metro Area (EWR, LGA), has 147.4 PDEWs. Nonstop to LGA airport would have been better (Because its closer to Manhattan), but its better then not having service at all. I doubt their will be anything to eat on these flights. Know if only Independence Air/United would announced nonstop service to IAD. Or US Airways to DCA.