LH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3108 times:
I thought they did? I recall seeing signs for WN outside LAS advertising nonstops to Boston (and then in 0,5 cm lettering service to Manchester and Providence), but maybe I'm just hallucinating the Providence part.
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Zrb2 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 896 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3072 times:
Seems like plenty of New Eng area airports offer service to LAS. Maybe it's just a numbers game and PVD is the odd airport out? BUF is the only airport in Western NY that offers WN nonstop flights. They also draw many people from southern Ontario Canada.
ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4093 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3059 times:
It is interesting that we (MHT) have the LAS service but not PHX, while PVD has just the opposite! As for whether the extra 70 miles 'makes a difference,' I guess in those terms it does not. But they have to build in a buffer for alternate landing airports, so the 70 miles becomes something more than that. I hope that PVD gets LAS in the same way that we get PHX. Both MHT and PVD have proven themselves in abundance. The eventual number of Southwest nonstops out of MHT is somewhere around 45 and they'll probably need four gates that turn nine times a day to do that. The next terminal expansion up here will provide the fourth gate (they have three now).
RL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4659 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2808 times:
I dont think LAS is too far off. The new 3rd Q O&D #'s show PVD has more pax to LAS than MHT, and MHT has the n/s service...I dont have the exact #'s but i believe it was something like 250 PVD and 180 MHT. The main thing is WN seems to be capitalizing on the opportunities at hand in MDW and PHL, so other expansion has been limited.
Their confidence in PVD's runway is improving with the winglets as several years ago they used to weight restrict the 5pm PHX flight, this year that flight will now opperate at 2pm during the summer months. I'd say we'll see it within the next 18 mos.
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PVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3412 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2754 times:
I don't buy the yields excuse at all. How many markets from LAS are high yield not many, and I'd bet BDL and MHT yields aren't too differant than what PVD's is/would be...PVD-LAS will happen within the next 12 months. If not WN than one of a couple other airlines.
MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6552 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2707 times:
I would dare say the majority of the markets to/from LAS are low yield. WN and HP serve dozens of cities nonstop from the city due to customer demand. Even though LAS may not make $$$ for the airlines, it's a place that people want to go to. A daily PVD-LAS flight on WN would work no questions asked.