Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Key West (KEYW/EYW) Aircraft History?  
User currently offlineDelta717 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 457 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2717 times:

I was just flipping through an old Airliners magazine and saw that Piedmont had service to Key West using an F-28 on their Inter-Florida Shuttle routes. I also heard that Eastern flew 727s down there, but they pulled out due to noise restrictions.

I've flown into EYW a few times, and each time I go down again, more and more jet service seems to be starting.

Anyone have any history on what airlines served Key West in the past?

19 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2700 times:

Air Sunshine was based in EYW with DC-3's and CV-440's until Air Florida bought them out in the late 70's. QH flew B-737's in there on a scheduled basis for several years.

MxCtrlr  bouncy 



DAMN! This SUCKS! I just had to go to the next higher age bracket in my profile! :-(
User currently offlineWDBRR From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 612 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2696 times:

Eastern DID fly a B727 once daily in the late 80's
from MIA-EYW-MIA. I remember it was an afternoon
flight, I probably have an old timetable somewhere.


User currently offlineMIASkies From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 1348 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2690 times:

Right now you will get DL/DL Connection RJ service, that is about the only "big" commercial jets flying down there at this moment. American Eagle sends plenty of AT7's from MIA. CO Connection/Gulfstream sends Beech 1900's. Those are the ones I can think of...


Nothing better than making love at 35K Feet!
User currently offlineGroundStop From United States of America, joined Jun 2003, 611 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2656 times:

USAirways Express (PSA) recently started flying CRJ's in there from FLL. One of them is routed DCA-MCO-FLL-EYW-FLL-MCO-DCA. As far as past service, Pan Am Express served EYW at least 5 times daily from MIA with J32's and occasionally DH7's. In the late 80's, I had the chance to fly both Piedmont and Eastern to/from EYW. We rode on an F-28 down there and a 727-100 on the way back to MIA. I believe that National may have flown 727's in there from MIA as well for a time.

JP


User currently offlineAPFPilot1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2632 times:

PBA flew there I believe, with dc-3's

User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6873 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2529 times:

As I recall National flew there too, with Electras anyway-- maybe 727s too.

User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2486 times:

PBA also flew 402s, Navajos, and whatever else was in their fleet. Dolphin Air brought Embraer Bandits and TWOtters down.

I believe that the short lived TW Express also was here, with a couple Dash 7s to PBI..

-n


User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2441 times:

National did using convairs and Electras. National also served Marathon in the Keys with convairs in the 60's. I still cannot find an OAG that shows Eastern in Key West with scheduled flights. My timetable and OAG collection goes back to 1954.
safe



If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2431 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

How about true international service. Pan Am.


Less sarcasm and more thought equal better understanding
User currently offlineDelta717 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 457 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2417 times:

Quoting Isitsafenow (Reply 8):
National also served Marathon in the Keys

MTH...the heart of the Florida Keys! I remember American Eagle flying SF-340Bs down from MIA up until around 2000 or so.


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33054 posts, RR: 71
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2408 times:

Quoting Isitsafenow (Reply 8):
I still cannot find an OAG that shows Eastern in Key West with scheduled flights. My timetable and OAG collection goes back to 1954.
safe

The service started 12 December 1985.



a.
User currently offlineIsitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2401 times:

Thanks for that, MAH4546.
safe



If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
User currently offlineDB777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 885 posts, RR: 43
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2359 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

National had 727-100's to Key West for a while, before Eastern's stint with 727's. That was prior to adding the 600' extension to the runway to make it 4800'.


Photographing aircraft since the Earth was flat and on Airliners.net since #338
User currently offlineLGAtoIND From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 490 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2344 times:

Does anyone know why there is no RJ service from EWR/LGA/JFK-EYW on CO or DL? It seems like it could also be a destination for B6 with an E190. Fares are very high from the NY area, so more competition is needed.

User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33054 posts, RR: 71
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2338 times:

Quoting LGAtoIND (Reply 14):
Does anyone know why there is no RJ service from EWR/LGA/JFK-EYW on CO or DL? It seems like it could also be a destination for B6 with an E190. Fares are very high from the NY area, so more competition is needed.

There is no way an ERJ can take off from EYW and land in NYC with a healthy load. Delta has heavy weight restrictions on their EYW-ATL flights even.



a.
User currently offlineDeltaMIA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1672 posts, RR: 17
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2329 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 15):
Delta has heavy weight restrictions on their EYW-ATL flights even.

It hasn't stop them from increasing service. They are up to 3 daily flights with an additional flight on Saturday's. We also have a friendly relationship with NQX in the event of any necessary service adjustments.

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 15):
There is no way an ERJ can take off from EYW and land in NYC with a healthy load

Not that it is going to happen, but if the demand was there an airline could fly nonstop down to EYW and make an enroute stop on the return like in FLL, MCO, MIA, or TPA. Similar to what many airlines did or are doing into OGG, KOA. DL used to route the L15 LAX-OGG-HNL-LAX because of those same restrictions.



It's a big building with patients, but that's not important right now.
User currently offlineLGAtoIND From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 490 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2326 times:

If this is the case, why wouldn't the city pay to have the runway extended (if at all possible)? It seems that if LCCs could run nonstops from Northeastern Cities, it would greatly stimulate the tourism indusrty in Kew West. Right now, the average family of four living in NYC would much rather hop on JetBlue/Song, and go to FLL for Spring Break. They are probably saving half the money (which is a lot for 4 people) and are avoiding connections.

User currently offlineDeltaMIA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1672 posts, RR: 17
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2323 times:

Quoting LGAtoIND (Reply 17):
If this is the case, why wouldn't the city pay to have the runway extended (if at all possible)?

Key West is an island that is only like 1 mile by 3 miles. They could maybe extend the runway 500' but it isn't worth wasting the capital.
Aside from that Key West itself doesn't need the tourism. It sees plenty (current service and cruise ships) and it isn't like the town is growing. Only the other area keys would benefit from additional air service to the bottom key. Most visitors to the Keys actually prefer driving the keys from Miami. It isn't until about the 3rd or 4th trip that you look into flying to EYW.



It's a big building with patients, but that's not important right now.
User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2286 times:

the environmentalists are against us extending our runway as it would "hurt" the mosquito infested salt ponds @ the end of runway 27... there IS room to add maybe a 1000 foot overrun, but not @ the end of runway 9 without ending up in the Hyatt Windard & Best Western Ambassador's back yard. The end of 9 is only about 1100 feet away from the water, seperated by some mangrove trees then A1A South (US1 - South Roosevelt). Lots of spotters like to sit on the sidewalk and shoot planes as they approach Rwy 27.. they're barely 150 feet above the ground when they fly over the road!

ASA also takes some heavy payload restrictions out of EYW. A few days ago they could only take 50 people and their bags on the ATL flights... but its actually RP that takes the biggest hits.. their ERJ 135s to MCO can sometimes only take 25.

PSA to FLL has been doing very well, averaging 47/48 pax per flight and the restrictions DO exist, but they only book to 47... but have been able to fly out with 50 on board.

-n


Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Key West (EYW) Expansion Plans - Pics! posted Wed Jun 14 2006 18:37:14 by Vivavegas
Key West (EYW) Ever Recieve Mainline Jet Service? posted Tue Aug 16 2005 10:44:15 by SWACLE
Cuban Aircraft In Key West posted Sun Sep 12 2004 21:43:43 by Akjetblue
Which Airlines/destinations To Key West Airport? posted Fri Sep 29 2006 12:30:02 by 8herveg
Tracing An Aircraft's History posted Thu Dec 8 2005 10:36:44 by Geoffthomas
Looking For Aircraft History Website posted Mon Aug 1 2005 03:54:37 by FlyingNanook
Delta Connection To Start Non Stop Tampa-Key West posted Sun Apr 24 2005 19:47:15 by CIDflyer
America West And ATA's Aircraft Questions? posted Tue Nov 23 2004 16:54:42 by CX747
Aircraft History posted Mon Aug 2 2004 06:20:51 by Msl747
Aircraft History posted Sun Mar 7 2004 00:46:47 by 737captain