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User currently offlineKITH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 378 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1788 times:

At approximately 11.50AM EST, a NW Airlink Saab340 landed on runway 32 at ITH. This marks the first time an airline besides US and their affiliates has landed a scheduled flight in ITH since 1997 when CO pulled out. They had a nice ribbon cutting and some light snacks along with short speeches by the airport manager/Chamber of commerce president/NW representative. The pilot sure looked happy. Do they generally tell the crew if its an inaugural flight (even to a small airport such as ITH)? -Matt in KITH

Article except from News 10 Now

"Northwest Airlines will fly its maiden voyage out of Ithaca today.

$50 million is spent on airline travel by people in Tompkins County.

But about 68% of travelers fly out of other airports, including Syracuse, Binghamton and Elmira, where they can find cheaper flights and more options.

Supporters of the new airline carrier believe Northwest Airlines will reinvigorate air travel in Ithaca."
http://www.news10now.com/content/top_stories/default.asp?ArID=41666

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User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17507 posts, RR: 45
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1730 times:

Did ITH give NW any money/subsidy/advertising in exchange for the flight?


E pur si muove -Galileo
User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7545 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1700 times:

Yes, its subsidized.

Second, the crew know its the inagural flight, either when they get to the gate, or when they bid the trip, or even when they see a press release about it  Wink



"Some People Just Know How To Fly"- Best slogan ever, RIP NW 1926-2009
User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7591 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1673 times:

ITH received a SCASD grant to help launch this service. There may also have been other local subsides too.

NW launched CRJ service to RFD today too, another new city to the NW network.

GRR-DCA Avro service began today too.


User currently offlineKITH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 378 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1514 times:

ITH did not ever receive a SCASD grant. Elmira, and Binghamton have. THis was the result of the Tompkins County Legislature working with Northwest airlines/Cornell Univ and its alumni connection (CEO of Mesaba) and support from the local businesses/university's in the form of a revenue guarantee. ITH was passed over every time it applied for a SCASD grant. -Matt in KITH

User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17507 posts, RR: 45
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1481 times:

"Cornell Univ and its alumni connection (CEO of Mesaba)"

I forgot about that. He was in the hotel school I think.

"and support from the local businesses/university's in the form of a revenue guarantee"

That's what I figured...



E pur si muove -Galileo
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