SLC1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1598 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?
Dl757md From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1560 posts, RR: 18 Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1558 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.
M27 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 314 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1516 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.
Aaway From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1490 posts, RR: 14 Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1505 times:
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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AirwaysDC9 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 204 posts, RR: 3 Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1507 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.
BH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 15 Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1463 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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Airlinerfreak From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 1397 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.
Ssides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 22 Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1266 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.
SprxUSA From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 139 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1263 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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