Cltguy From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 601 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4608 times:
Whats the word on the Delta HKY service?
The Hickory, NC service has been running below 30% capacity since it started. It has also been running 90% leisure travelers which equals very low yeilds. With Delta's continued losses I don't see this flight sticking around for much longer.
I guess with HKY only being 1 hour away from CLT it makes it hard to compete. 3 flights a day versus 650 flights a day...which airport would your chose?
DeltaMIA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1672 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4579 times:
The flights will be there at least a year. If by then DL still has poor loads then they would consider dumping the route. If service was discontinued before that time it would have to be a mutual decision by the airport and DL.
It's a big building with patients, but that's not important right now.
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8962 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4511 times:
Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 2): Apparently, if loads don't improve, Delta is going to have to ask the community to buy unused tickets, which will cost them $250,000 million dollars a month (I'm serious, read the article
Heck, I'll pull for the poor loads from HKY if this is true...maybe Delta can post a profit
Cltguy From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 601 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4367 times:
I think KIN is doing better becasue it is a 2 hour drive from the closest major airport, which is RDU. Whereas HKY is just a 45 min drive from CLT. Many people in HKY still find it more conveinent to drive to CLT to catch their flight...also there are a lot of Dividend Miles members in the HKY area.
A330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 40
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4245 times:
Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 9): Ah, thanks, A330. The 75 mile limit? Maybe it should be cancelled then.
Hey, I'm a huge fan of the EAS program, but repealing the 70-mile limit would be a total disaster. The dozens of communities that would again qualify for EAS subsidy would be a major drain of resources away from the communities that actually need the service.
Quoting Cltguy (Reply 10): I think KIN is doing better becasue it is a 2 hour drive from the closest major airport, which is RDU.
Replace RDU with MBJ, or else replace KIN with ISO.
I'm the expert on here on two things, neither of which I care about much anymore.