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User currently offlineSLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1814 times:

I was incredibly confused today when I noticed that NW Arkansas airport and Fayetteville Airport were not one in the same. Why are there two regional airports so close together? and why in the world will SLC have nonstop service to XNA?

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User currently offlinePvd757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3413 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1783 times:

FAY is Fayetteville, NC
XNA is Northwest Arkansas Regional

XNA is a joint military/civilian airfield that were combined together. In doing so they closed (to air carrier traffic at least) the old commercial airport that XNA replaced...

XNA is home to a sizeable cachement area and is the home of (the HQ of) Walmart (business travel)


User currently offlineDl757md From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1562 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1774 times:

XNA is a joint military/civilian airfield that were combined together.

I guess I could be wrong but I thought that XNA was a civilian only airport purpose built for easy air travel access for Walmart employees. Sam and Alice Walton were instrumental in the creation of it. For more info go to http://www.nwara.com/about/history.asp

I've flown in there many times and have yet to see a military aircraft or facility.

Perhaps you meant FAY?



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User currently offlineDsuairptman From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 901 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1768 times:

"Sam and Alice Walton were instrumental in the creation of it."
Justfiable proof that the god of America's evil empire was behind horading air traffic to pacify WM corporate clientele.



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User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1766 times:

don't get you message but well


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User currently offlineM27 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 314 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1737 times:

XNA, I am quite sure is civilian only. You may be thinking of FSM which is home of the 188th ANG squadron known as the Razorbacks.

User currently offlineM27 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 314 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1732 times:

Drake field in Fayetteville which used to be the Commerical airport now has no airline traffic. It is the location of some Charter carriers and some flight schools plus there is an aviation museum there.

User currently offlineAirwaysdc9 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 204 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1722 times:

That is correct. XNA does not have any military traffic. Its largest non-airline client is Tyson Chicken (which houses its aviation department there).

Realistically Northwest Arkansas needed a better airport. Not only in terms of facilities (runway legnth, approaches, etc...) But also geographically.

XNA is now equally accessable to Fayetteville and the growing areas of Bentonville, Rogers, Springdale, and the sprawling Bella-Vista Village Golf Community.



User currently offlineAaway From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1523 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1721 times:

SLC1,
XNA replaced FYV (Fayetteville-Drake Field) as the air carrier field in that region, as M27 correctly pinted out. Relative to SLC-XNA, this route replaced DL's XNA-DFW services, and will retain connections to the Rocky Mountain and West Coast regions for DL travelers to/from the XNA area.



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User currently offlineAirwaysDC9 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 204 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1723 times:

By the way both FedEx and UPS still fly into Fayetteville, not XNA.

XNA is a unique airport. Tiny little airport in the middle-of-nowhere with nonstops to:

- Los Angeles (via AA MD88s)
- New York (EWR on CoEx & LGA on AA Eagle)
- Cincinnati (Comair/ASA)
- Atlanta (Comair/ASA)
- Houston (CoEx)
- Cleveland (CoEx)
- Dallas (AA Eagle)
- Chicago (Skywest)
- Denver (Skywest)
- Detroit (Pinnacle/Mesaba)
- Memphis (Pinnacle/Mesaba and NWA DC9-30s)
- Minneapolis (Pinnacle/Mesaba)
- St. Louis (Trans-States)
- Salt Lake City (Skywest)
- and Charlotte (Mesa dba US Airways Express)

It's a BIG BIG BIG business market.

Other airports in the vicinty with airline service include: Springfield/Branson, MO, Hot Springs, AR, and Tulsa, OK.

[Edited 2005-02-06 17:31:45]

User currently offlineAirwaysDC9 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 204 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1688 times:





http://www.flyxna.com


User currently offlineAA 777 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 808 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1680 times:
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AirwaysDC9,

Just some corrections for the AA service into XNA..

The XNA-LAX is American Eagle and XNA-DFW/ORD is a mix of Eagle and mainline.

-Matt



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User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1679 times:

Don't mean to be nitpicky, but I believe LAX is served by American Eagle CRJ-700s from XNA and DFW has some MD-80s along with Eagle.

XNA serves the growing Northwest Arkansas area, home to Wal-mart which brings about a lot of corporate travel like suppliers. Being a big business market and having no discount carriers probably make it a hot market since the yields would probably be pretty good.



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User currently offlineFA4B6 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1657 times:

I wonder if JFK-XNA would ever be a B6 route with the 190's? Think that could work with 2x daily?

User currently offlineAirlinerfreak From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1613 times:

Adding to what was said above XNA is not just for Wal-Mart employees, there are also other large companies in XNA, there is also Tyson Chicken and JB Hunt Trucking just to name a few so Wal-Mart is not the only reason. Also XNA serves basically all of Northern Arkansas, Bentonville, Fayetteville and other Northern Arkansas Cities.

User currently offlineAirwaysDC9 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 204 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1577 times:

Sorry about that. I assumed it would be the 88 going to LAX. Didn't realize that the CR7 had the range.


User currently offlineAirwaysDC9 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 204 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1563 times:

Interestingly, right up the road from XNA is KROG. It is a general aviation airport, but it is the second busiest airport in the state of Arkansas in terms of # of operations.


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32789 posts, RR: 72
Reply 17, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1530 times:

I wonder if JFK-XNA would ever be a B6 route with the 190's? Think that could work with 2x daily?

No. Business travelers aren't going to JFK, and AA already has a lucrative corporate travel contract with Wal*Mart.



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26499 posts, RR: 75
Reply 18, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1522 times:

>and why in the world will SLC have nonstop service to XNA?<

The bad people at WalMart and the hormone pumpers at Tyson.



>Sorry about that. I assumed it would be the 88 going to LAX. Didn't realize that the CR7 had the range.<

You assumed that a plane AA does not have would be going to LAX???? Also, XNA-LAX is less than 1200nm, so the plane has plenty of range



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User currently offlineSLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1497 times:

I guess my question is though, if XNA is so big, why does FAY still have service?

User currently offlineN757KW From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 435 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1485 times:

FAY is Fayetteville, North Carolina. Not to be confused with Fayetteville, Arkansas.

N757KW



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User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 20
Reply 21, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1482 times:

Wal-Mart is not the only reason

You're right. Many companies have large operations in the area -- people have mentioned JB Hunt, Tyson Chicken, etc. In addition, many Wal-Mart suppliers have set up offices there to be closer to Wal-Mart HQ.



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User currently offlineSprxUSA From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1479 times:

Does anyone remember when Scheduled Skyways flew Metroliners NONSTOP from FYV all the way to Springdale!! I was amazed that the Swearingens had that much range! I mean that is a segment about 10 miles long.

And don't forget folks going to or from The University of Arkansas. That must draw a few pax.



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User currently offlineSLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1468 times:

ok, I meant FYV, but I guess I was confused by this....

http://www.delta.com/travel/plan/destination_maps/united_states/central/index.jsp

and I know Delta has bad maps.


User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3413 posts, RR: 16
Reply 24, posted (9 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1394 times:

sorry about the military thing gang, I was thinking of Kileen, TX.

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