Jetpixx From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 813 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1623 times:
I've read that Allegiant might start flying into Orlando-Sanford (SFB), perhaps taking advantage of the fact that Southeast went belly up. What do you think of the possibility of Allegiant moving in to the east and maybe setting up a secondary sort of mini-hub. I know the citizens of Peoria, IL have been longing for a flight to Orlando, which I read in a news posting. I think SFB would be a fantastic hub with flights to the midwest and perhaps PBI and/or FLL.
Uadc8contrail From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1782 posts, RR: 10 Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1600 times:
maybe atcrick can confirm this or not but in a earlier thread on the same lines as this..i have been told by 2 g4 pilots that they have looked at starting fla service that would compliment their midwest cities that they serve ie:las-pia and las-dsm instead of overnighting in pia,,,run the a/c onto fla and overnight their vs pia.............
FATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5738 posts, RR: 16 Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1395 times:
10MID, You must have seen a charter but I don't know who it might have been for. I've heard that Allegiant gets a lot of charters out of Texas with skiers in the winter, so maybe something to the Tahoe area???
MAH4546, thanks I hadn't had a chance to check the DMS this week. So Allegiant will probably add flights from Canadian cities to LAS, and possibly other US destinations as well.
Since the major Canadian cities already see service to LAS I would speculate there is possibilities for some of the smaller cities. Maybe Winnipeg, maybe one of the smaller cities that WestJet operates from?
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." - Mark Twain
AtcRick From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 770 posts, RR: 14 Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1376 times:
Good afternoon Uadc8contrail, FATFlyer, and all,
Again, FATFlyer is correct. I have heard we are talking about a May-ish startup with 2 or 3 aircraft and of course the crews based there to man them. I havent heard anything about a response to the shutdown of Southeast, but I'm not really sure we have the aircraft right now to do anything immediate anyway. I believe we are supposed to taked delivery of 2 more this month, but I have yet to hear of any firm dates, so based on past delivieries, that it going to be hard to make happen.
I havent heard ANYTHING about us applying to the DOT for Canadian authority but I will check into it.
I'll provide updates or start a new thread as I receive info.
FATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5738 posts, RR: 16 Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1354 times:
Flyinryan, Allegiant currently has, I believe, 2 MD-87's and 8 MD-83's. Rick can confirm that number.
I understand from elsewhere that Allegiant currently has 5 aircraft lined up for delivery from SAS in early 2005. Current SAS reg #s LN-RMA, OY-KHK, SE-DIZ, LN-RMN, and OY-KHT. Of course that could still change.
Jeb94 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 588 posts, RR: 5 Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1306 times:
I think, all things considered, one a month is extremely optimistic right now so I highly doubt 18 in a year. Even if SAS can supply them that quickly I'm not so sure Allegiant can take them that quickly.
AtcRick From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 770 posts, RR: 14 Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1264 times:
Sounds like SMX really has some expansion to do before we could operate in and out of there. I can just imagine the logistical nightmares we would face if we started service there with the current terminal facilities.
I had heard rumors about discussions with EVV. And I'm not sure if you know this or not, but I hear that we have been very dissapointed with the Redding market so far and it may not be long for this world. We'll see.
Wedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5737 posts, RR: 5 Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 1223 times:
Are you sure that SMX will be successful, considering RDD has been marginal at best? EVV sounds like a better choice.
I've flown Allegiant Air several times between ICT and LAS (three to be exact). Their service is not really any different than any other carrier, but the direct LAS flight is very convenient and the fares are really reasonable. I would recommend them in a heartbeat.
AtcRick From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 770 posts, RR: 14 Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1192 times:
I havent heard from you in awhile. Nice to see you back on the board. As far as SMX goes, no, I actually have my doubts on whether or not it would work. Markets like RDD, SMX, and other small communities have diminished over the past several years to the point where all they can support is regional size aircraft. Some have tried, most have pulled out after there subsidy from the city(if any) ran out.
I think you've hit a serious nail on the head there. It must be tough for the marketing folks to determine they need to add service to a city which isnt doing very well anyway, albeit the shorter stay in LAS factor. I have also heard rumblings about cities like RAP, SPS, Casper, Rochester MN, just to name a few.
right now we are being bombarded with adhoc charters carrying around college football teams. I guess basketball is next.