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DL Service To HVN - Successful?  
User currently offlineNYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1387 posts, RR: 10
Posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2135 times:

This is my first a.net posting.



I used to go to school in New Haven and was always disappointed with the service to HVN (4x day to PHL on USX). It's a terribly under-served market. People generally ignored HVN and drove to BDL/HPN/NYC. About a year ago, I was thrilled when DL started serving there out of CVG. Question is, anyone know how the loads are, if the route is successful? Now that Delta's in town, are people in New Haven finally using HVN as their airport of choice?

any New Haveners out there?

NYCFlyer

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User currently offlineFjnovak1 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 611 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2041 times:

I lived in Bridgeport and am in the process of moving to New Britain, CT (outside Hartford)....I used HVN to return home to MI to see family over Thanksgiving, and I also stopped in there twice to redeem "Delta Dollars" for tickets. The CSR's there when i visited the first time in August told me the flights were doing well and they often go oversold. During the busy season they sometimes even swapped out the 40-seat CRJ for a 50-seat version. The ComAir people there told me that many of the customers are requesting that they consider serving ATL from HVN.... and with the ATL expansion perhaps they will consider it in the future. The service is marketed well around the Yale campus - they have billboards, but i have seen little marketing for it outside New Haven in areas that the airport really should be drawing from (like Bridgeport and Stratford. The drive to HVN is shorter than LGA for people in Norwalk too- no doubt HVN could support more service if it marketed itself better. DH was supposedly looking at it also, i'm sure that fell by the wayside though.


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User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2282 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1795 times:

This should answer your question. The full article describes 90% loads.

http://www.nhregister.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=13739849&BRD=1281&PAG=461&dept_id=7576&rfi=6



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User currently offlineCMK10 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 513 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 1757 times:

As we have to be registered to view that article, might I request a copy/paste?


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