LXsaab2000 From Switzerland, joined Feb 2004, 325 posts, RR: 1 Posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 5523 times:
US Air is going to start today its new daily service between Philadelphia and Venice , Italy. I know that 762ER will be put on this route , but does anyone know which is the aircraft 's registration on the 1st inaugural flight? And other information about this flight (LF...etc) ?
Opening new stations, especially international, is a capital intensive venture.
So US Airways must have seen some great potential in Venice for them to invest in the start of service...smart...not much service from North America...better in my opinion than them wandering into the same old markets served by the competing air carriers.
Kahala777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4698 times:
Quoting Cornish (Reply 12): I'm sure somebody used to operate a US-VCE flight with a stop in MXP - AZ maybe?
Yes, Alitalia operated the route around 1998-2000 with a 767-300!
Quoting Stirling (Reply 3): So US Airways must have seen some great potential in Venice for them to invest in the start of service
Venice, is that capitol of the Veneto region. The Veneto is one of the most, if not the most industrious of Italian regions. Veneto, is part of the Padania arch from Torino(Turin), Milano(Milan), Verona, Venezia(Venice), and Trieste. However, many chose not to refer to the region as Padania. I guess that is something that only those of us with famiy in the region, will claim! Aside from that I wish US Airways a great fortune with the advent of this route. Delta has proven the route to be most rewarding. In addition look for service this summer on Eurofly's A330 from JFK to Bologna, Palermo, and Napoli(Naples).
Quoting San747 (Reply 7): Does this mean that US may be recovering somewhat? We've all been predicting it would be gone by now, but it just started a new international route...
US doesn't plan on going anywhere, and this is the third consecutive summer US has added European routes.
Quoting UALPHLCS (Reply 6): You'd never know US was starting this route at all judging by the Philadelphia press. The Inquirer Travel section is still recoving from its orgasmic response to WN starting PIT.
Once again the Inquirer has become the de facto WN PR machine
Amen bother, amen! Same thing is happening in PIT too.