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Allegiant To Announce Worcester?  
User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5789 posts, RR: 15
Posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2117 times:

Just saw an article that claims Allegiant has made a deal to start Worcester to SFB this fall.
http://www.telegram.com/apps/pbcs.dl...=/20050821/COLUMN22/508210532/1020

Interesting read by a reporter who talks as though he got inside info from the talks. Will be interesting to see if this gets announced soon.


"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." - Mark Twain
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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6293 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2106 times:

I could see that being quite a successful route! Good luck to them if they do indeed do it. I love watching Allegiant expand, because it's so fun to guess where they'll be next.

User currently offlineGD727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 925 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2058 times:

I live about 30 minutes from Worcester Airport and I would love to see Allegiant serving the airport. The city of Worcester is about the same size as Providence, RI so it should be able to support some decent air service, although it hasn't in past years for multiple reasons (mediocre road access, nonexistent airline advertising). But I think if Allegiant can make cities like Bismarck, ND and Ft. Collins, CO work, it can make ORH work.

I just wish they flew to MCO and not SFB, but I can live with that.



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User currently offlineLat41 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 467 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1968 times:

There is apparetnly another carrier called DJ air interested in ORH. Allegiant should be a nice fit. The Worcester metro area is only a little larger than 1/3 the size of Providence to the South however per GD727.

User currently offlineDeltaGuy767 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 658 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1943 times:

I live about 30 min from ORH and I fly into it frequently in a Cessna 172. I don't think that it is suitable for a commercial carrier as it competes closely with PVD and BDL which are both 30-60 min away and have much more options than ORH will ever have. I salute Alleigant for trying and if US Express and DL Connection can make $$$ on HVN and BDR (no DL there) than it certainly is possible that ORH can be in that boat with Alleigant as it's carrier. Also I just thought that Cape Air could get into the mix offering flights from ORH to Cape Cod and Islands. (Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket) But in my personal opinion I think that ORH is better served as a GA airport along with my home airport of BAF.

Regards form BDL and BAF,
DeltaGuy767



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User currently offlineGD727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 925 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1913 times:

Quoting Lat41 (Reply 3):

That's true, Providence has a much larger metro. I'm not saying ORH can be as big and sucessful as PVD. In fact Worcester's proximity to PVD was probobly a big factor in ORH losing all it's airline service as previously mentioned by DeltaGuy767.

[Edited 2005-08-22 01:42:23]

[Edited 2005-08-22 01:43:35]


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User currently offlineA330323X From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 3039 posts, RR: 44
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1897 times:

Quoting DeltaGuy767 (Reply 4):
if US Express and DL Connection can make $$$ on HVN and BDR (no DL there) than it certainly is possible that ORH can be in that boat with Alleigant as it's carrier.

US Airways Express left BDR on 11/28/99. Mesa was providing 4x Beech 1900D service to BWI.

ORH lasted longer than BDR. US Airways Express left there on 2/23/03. Allegheny was providing 3x Dash 8 service to PHL.



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User currently offlineTPAnx From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 1021 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1891 times:

As someone who spent 20 years in Worcester, I'd love to see some commercial service return to the airport. My-father-in -law planted the apple trees that line (lined?) the road. I remember the Northeast "Yellowbirds", Delta's Boston-Manchester- Worcester-Laguardia service--even Parker Aviation's "shuttle" to Logan. But in this day and age, would service from
Worcester to primarily leisure destinations succeed? BDL, PVD, and BOS--about an hour away--would seem to serve that need...
Tampa news



I read the news today..oh boy
User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3099 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1837 times:

I remember in the mid 80's when ORH was still using the old terminal...

PI, US, and NY all flew mainline jets into ORH. They retrofitted the tiny terminal with two ground level jetways. I loved flying out of there!



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User currently offlineCloudboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 807 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1809 times:

Actually, the Worcester Metro area is pretty large - it stretches into the 495 belt, and there are quite a few small tech companies out there. Plus, there are a lot of residential areas for the metro west and even Boston markets that it serves.

The problem , however, is that Worcester Airport is pretty inaccessible. It involves going down some pretty busy regular streets, hard to find your way, and it's tucked away at the back of the city. Add to this the city, and especially that neighborhood, aren't too interested in outsiders.

The worst thing they did, however, is that the plans for the 146/290 intersection completely do away with any routes to the airport! When the city is desperate for easier connections there, they instead make it harder.

Alas, I don't think it is going to be enough of a success to keep the airport going. And quite honestly I don't think the city itself has enough interest in keeping it open as a GA airport that it will last much longer.



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User currently offlineMFEFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 367 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1684 times:

I know this is off topic, but by any chance MFE-SFB


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User currently offlineChrisnh From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4080 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1674 times:

I think Massport slinked away from Worcester when it was obvious they failed miserably in making that airport a success. Not that Massport should shoulder all the blame; the city of Worcester doesn't seem to care much about its own airport beyond the 'new terminal' they built years ago. If Allegiant has 'strings attached' to coming to Worcester...i.e. they want subsidies or guarantees or improvements, they won't get them from Worcester. And in my estimation the whole thing will die a quiet death and they won't come. Which will suit us up here at Manchester just fine.

Chris in NH


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