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User currently offlineMCIFlyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 40 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2756 times:

As reported by The Business Journal of Kansas City as well as The Business Journal of St. Louis:

The Spirit of St. Louis Airport (SUS) is adding another airline, St. Louis Air, to begin flights to and from Kansas City Downtown (MKC) Airport beginning on Monday June 20th.

http://stlouis.bizjournals.com/kansa...ty/stories/2005/06/06/daily37.html

The airline will use a six-passenger Piper PA-31 Chieftain twin-engine aircraft. Flying time is estimated at 1 hour 10 minutes. Fares are about $159 o/w.

SUS is located in Chesterfield MO, 17 miles west of St. Louis. MKC is Kansas City's Downtown Airport, which hasn't seen scheduled commercial traffic for a number of years, as far as I know. It's been in use as a GA airport for years, and all airlines relocated to MCI in the early 70s.

MKC is much closer to downtown Kansas City (right across the Missouri River from downtown) --- it'll be interesting to see if people are willing to pay that much more for service out of MKC.

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User currently offlineSkyexRamper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2741 times:

Quoting MCIFlyer (Thread starter):
is adding another airline

Another airline!??!

Oh boy here we go again.....this time using Spirt instead of Mid-America ie: Great Plains.


User currently offlineTheGreatChecko From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2709 times:

It'll probably be a scheduled charter type operation. It intrigues me, unfortunately I can't find the website or who is operating it. Sad

If they can convince people to fly in a Piper Chieftan for an hour I think they have a chance. The only thing that I can see working against them is the fact that Chesterfield is kinda far from the city, however, nothing much happens in the city and there is plenty of people and businesses in St. Louis County, so it could work.

I'm intrigued... scratchchin 

GreatChecko



"A pilot's plane she is. She will love you if you deserve it, and try to kill you if you don't...She is the Mighty Q400"
User currently offlineStl1326 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 496 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2692 times:

Quoting TheGreatChecko (Reply 2):

Yes, Chesterfield is far from the city, but many of the fortune 500 companies that are based in the St. Louis area are in St. Louis County. The flights I'm sure are geared toward business travelers.


User currently offlineJmy007 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 598 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2654 times:

Quoting Stl1326 (Reply 3):
Yes, Chesterfield is far from the city, but many of the fortune 500 companies that are based in the St. Louis area are in St. Louis County. The flights I'm sure are geared toward business travelers.

It's about 25 miles to the cbd in downtown. It's is really not that far, and on I-64/US 40 .On a good day it takes less than a half hour to drive between the two. SUS was out in the fields/floodplain up until the last 5 years. Now it is really surround by the burbs, and st charles county and their growth is a stones throw away.

[Edited 2005-06-11 00:40:32]


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User currently offlineChrisjake From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 865 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2607 times:

its just nice to see someone starting a small airline like they used to do it back in the 70's. some people forget that some large regionals started out like this. both Comair and SkyWest started with Piper Navajo's.

it may work, it may not....buts its refreshing to see. i wish them well!

chris



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User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2591 times:

Quoting TheGreatChecko (Reply 2):
If they can convince people to fly in a Piper Chieftan for an hour I think they have a chance.

 bouncy ..so true!


User currently offlineMaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 17367 posts, RR: 46
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2575 times:

Good luck with that  Yeah sure


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User currently offlineTheGreatChecko From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2512 times:

Anybody found a website yet?

Thx!

GreatChecko



"A pilot's plane she is. She will love you if you deserve it, and try to kill you if you don't...She is the Mighty Q400"
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