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Small Airports On The Rise  
User currently offlineQXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2405 posts, RR: 5
Posted (8 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 8321 times:

I was just wondering, what airports that are considered smaller airports are starting to get more serivce? Are there some airports starting to get some mainline aircraft now? More frequencies? I know for the small town airports it is always a happy time to hear things about your local airport.

For example for me is FAT. We get the A319 with HP right now to LAS and we get the A318 with Mexicana Airlines! An international route was awesome to hear.

Anything similar or just good news to come for your local airports?


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User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 8155 times:

Nothing that good...in ACY we recently got our DTW connection back on NK with a A319, and DL started ATL a couple days ago with a CRJ (ASA)


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User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3995 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 8145 times:

Islip is a small airport on the rise. Ever since Southwest started service there the airport has been expanding.


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User currently offlineNwafflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1050 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 8122 times:

Flint is a very small airport, but NWA mainline (plus pinnacle and mesaba) fly in and out. Delta thru Comair, Midwest through their sub Skywest, Continental to Cleveland, AirTran, and now American to Chicago via American Eagle.

Flint is one of the nicest, and most successful airports in the US


User currently offlineSunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2058 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 8080 times:

I would like to see STC get more service. Now just XJ and a Saab 340.


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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6646 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 8053 times:

In Puerto Rico, BQN and PSE have lately been getting new service. IMO Delta should upgrade the ATL-BQN flights to 737-800s.

I thought Delta had service plans to PSE. Have those plans been cancelled?

EDIT: Oh, PSE service is only on Saturdays.
[Edited 2006-06-12 00:54:26]

[Edited 2006-06-12 00:56:57]


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User currently offlineNwafflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1050 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 8047 times:

What is the latest on Comair? and also ASA - will these Delta carriers survive?

User currently offlineDlcnxgptjax From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 353 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 8028 times:

GPT was slowly on the rise prior to Katrina. Since then traffic has returned back to normal traffic levels, and with the return of the airtran florida flights, will be above Katrina levels. I expect new and expanded service from new and existing airlines in the not too distant future.

User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5231 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 8014 times:

Just look at the Allegiant route map.

That one airline has brought more mainline service to small airports than anyone since the RJ revolution decimated mainline flying at small stations.



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User currently offlineGoBlue From Canada, joined Jun 2006, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 8006 times:

Hamilton Ontario, is starting to get more charters, as well as increaded scheduled service from both Air Canada and Westjet. As Pearson continues to get more expensive, look for carriers to begin to start more services from Hamilton. Which is only about a 45 minute drive from Toronto.

Cheers,

Jason


User currently offlineQXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2405 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 7951 times:

Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 8):

Your right. G4 has brought much life to smaller airports. They are not doing it with little Saabs eather which make it really fun. G4 just upped its frequency to LAS from FAT



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User currently offlineMFEFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 367 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 7940 times:

MFE is on the rise here in the Rio Grande Valley, aside from HRL and BRO. Frequency wise, CO just added 2 more flights a day (couple of months ago). ASA(DL) added daily flights to ATL(Couple of months ago), and G4 just last week started flying to SFB.


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User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4136 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 7921 times:

Quoting GoBlue (Reply 9):
As Pearson continues to get more expensive, look for carriers to begin to start more services from Hamilton. Which is only about a 45 minute drive from Toronto.

When WN starts service to Canada in a couple of years or so, look for them to use this airport rather than YYZ.



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User currently offlineGoBlue From Canada, joined Jun 2006, 216 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 7893 times:

Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 12):
When WN starts service to Canada in a couple of years or so, look for them to use this airport rather than YYZ.

I could possible see that happening, they could use London, Kitchener-Waterloo as well. Which are decent sized markets, with good access (401) to Toronto.

WN could also use some of the smaller airports in other Metropolitan Canadian Cities. But i think they have some bigger fish to fry in the United States first. I would not expect this until WN beleives they have exhausted all their American destinations.

Cheers!

Jason


User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4136 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7807 times:

Quoting GoBlue (Reply 13):
But I think they have some bigger fish to fry in the United States first. I would not expect this until WN believes they have exhausted all their American destinations.

Those destinations and markets are now very low in number and few and far between; CLT, MSP, CVG, ATL. Ideally there are at least 4 Canadian markets WN should be eyeballing right now for possible expansion in to over the next 2-3 years; Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary. There is a very high volume of trans-49th traffic between these four markets and many of the markets they currently serve south of the 49th.



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User currently offlineAbrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5129 posts, RR: 55
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 7749 times:

Nagpur, India.

-A.



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User currently offlineAvConsultant From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1360 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7564 times:

Quoting Nwafflyer (Reply 3):
Flint is one of the nicest, and most successful airports in the US

FNT has a very nice terminal. I'm amazed how modern & nice some smaller airports are -

MSN, ATW, TVC, PFN, BQK, CID, MLI, MGM, SAV, LEX, TVC just to name a few. Maybe I was not expecting a Jetway.


User currently offlineAzstar From United States of America, joined May 2005, 631 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7543 times:

FAR now has 8 NW mainline flights, 4 CRJ to DEN, 4 to ORD, 3 G4 to LAS per week, , 2 CRJ to SLC. The airport director believes that additional carriers will be entering the market soon, plus possibly additional cities (DTW?) on NW.

User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6788 posts, RR: 17
Reply 18, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 7509 times:

I want to speak about a small airport, EWN (Craven Regional Aiport - New Bern, NC). The 2004 boardings was 88,349. I think their boardings for 2005 went up by either 2.? or 3.?%. They have a new terminal built within the past 5 years with 3 gates. They are currently only served by US Airways, 7x daily service to CLT (with another being added in August) and Sat service to PHL. Although that is good service, could at least 1 or 2 more airlines find EWN as an opportunity and offer service to at least NYC, WAS, or another hub airport?

What does the general audience think? Is more service warrant or is the current service more than sufficient. Just wondering..

BTW.. fares out of New Bern range between $400+ to $900+ depending on your domesticate destination



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User currently offlineCHI787ORD From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 561 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 7470 times:

Quoting Abrelosojos (Reply 15):
Nagpur, India.

-A.

Honestly... I'd say pretty much all the non-metro airports in India are now up and coming.... Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Amritsar, Nagpur, etc... not to even include the business oriented cities of Bangalore and Hyderabad.


User currently offline727Tiger From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 274 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 7450 times:

SGF is on the rise. Almost exclusively regional needle jets with AA, US and DL. However, G4 is providing mainline service to LAS and Orlando Sanford.

The city recently broke ground on a new midfield terminal. Right now, we have service to ORD, DEN, LAS, DFW, MEM, ATL, CVG, DTW and Orlando (Sanford). We just lost service to STL.


User currently offlineAvConsultant From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1360 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 7397 times:

Quoting 727Tiger (Reply 20):
SGF is on the rise. Almost exclusively regional needle jets with AA, US and DL. However, G4 is providing mainline service to LAS and Orlando Sanford.

The city recently broke ground on a new midfield terminal. Right now, we have service to ORD, DEN, LAS, DFW, MEM, ATL, CVG, DTW and Orlando (Sanford). We just lost service to STL.

Did NW pull their DC-9's and I thought you guys had MSP service? Good news on the new terminal.


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8913 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 7383 times:

Quoting AvConsultant (Reply 21):

MSP-SGF is a once-daily CRJ...MEM is now all CRJs (3x daily).

Jeff


User currently offline727Tiger From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 274 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 7371 times:

I forgot MSP. I knew I was forgetting one. Yes, MEM is now all CRJs. They used to fly in BAE146s and DC-9s. Back in the day, we'd see 146s, DC-9s, 737s, in addition to the smaller turboprops. Then the needle jets arrived and away went all of the variety.

User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (8 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7338 times:

Quote:
Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 14):
Those destinations and markets are now very low in number and few and far between; CLT, MSP, CVG, ATL.

What about MKE, MEM, and BOS? Or are they out of the question?

Quote:
Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 14):
Ideally there are at least 4 Canadian markets WN should be eyeballing right now for possible expansion in to over the next 2-3 years; Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary.

No Edmonton?

Quote:
Quoting 727Tiger (Reply 23):
Then the needle jets arrived and away went all of the variety.

I'll sympithise with you there. ?

[Edited 2006-06-12 21:53:18]

[Edited 2006-06-12 21:55:16]


Well I believe it all is coming to an end. Oh well, I guess we are gonna pretend.
25 Post contains links Teixeim : RIC is a medium-sized airport on the rise. IIRC, The Richmond Times Dispatch recently reported traffic for April was up over 20% over April the previo
26 NWDC10 : I remember UAX flying EAT/YKM/PSC to SEA. Now all that service is gone. With added passenger demand in PSC flying out other than to SEA, i expect this
27 Flywithken : BLI (bellingham, wa) Not too long ago, it was only served by QX. But now, Skywest (delta connection) just began flying out of there on Thursday the 8t
28 CIDflyer : Here in CID we just started DL (ASA) service to ATL. All jet service has returned as well to STL on the ERJ's and last December we got the Orlando SFB
29 Kaniksu : Just in the last three posts cities served by Allegiant were mentioned. PSC, BLI and CID all are served by G4. As well as FAT and MFE.
30 MtnWest1979 : Well , then I'll toss in Idaho Falls,ID as well. New UA Express to DEN twice/day gives them a few more Eastbound connections w/o going thru SLC. NW Ai
31 Planespotting : gotta love it at MLI: AirTran to ATL and MCO, UnitedE to DEN and ORD, AmericanE to DFW and ORD, NorthwestAirlink to MSP, DTW and MEM, and Delta to ATL
32 Airlinebrat : Here at ACV air service has downsized a little but improved a little as well. When I first moved here 5 years ago, UA Express flew something like 12 f
33 QXatFAT : Are we going to see any of these small airports going internationally? Like the ones in the northern US going to Canada? or ones down south going to M
34 Fbm3rd : AA just added a flight from MIA to GSO I think (well within the last year) on MD-80 I think...
35 Maiznblu_757 : Well, TVC ' s summer schedule is almost maxed out... Today saw the start of ASA nonstop to ATL as well as two Comair CRJ's to CVG. Northwest will add
36 UnitedFlyer : MFR is undergoing significant change. The tiny terminal will give way to a larger state of the art facility with 3 to 4 upper level jetways by 2009. A
37 CMHSRQ : I will add SRQ to this list. 20 consecutive months of increases in traffic, with major increases since Dec 2004 when AirTran arrived. The airport is s
38 N593HA : Starting in August I'll be attending a long-term volunteer project at Flagstaff, AZ. So when looking for flights to FLG, I was surprised that only HP
39 Badlydrawnboy : TUL isn't much to look at but we have 16 non-stop destinations (18 airports): ATL CVG DAL & DFW DEN DTW EWR IAH LAS MCI MCO MDW & ORD MEM MSP PHX SLC
40 QXatFAT : Do you have something against HP? They actually offer great service on this leg. I think you will be surprised.
41 Post contains images MtnWest1979 : That is one town that I would love to live in if I didn't need to work to do it. They still go to LAX, don't they? EUG-MFR-LAX routing? Well if someo
42 ABQopsHP : CRP courted FL about 3 years ago to run service from ATL, when ASA was looking to pull out. ASA has remained here, but its CRJ. CRP could stand for se
43 MFEFlyer : I say the same thing about my home airport, but airlines down here besides CO and AA, never last! ( suprised with G4 service to LAS, lasted quite a w
44 Post contains images UnitedFlyer : Yes! You are very correct! Twice a day on a Dash 8 Q400.
45 NASOCEANA : I would have to add Norfolk International Airport (KORF) we have service from AA, CO, DL, WN, NW, UA, & US. Cargo Ops FedEx, UPS, and DHL. -Main runwa
46 QXatFAT : Far more then FAT: UAX - SFO, LAS, LAX SkyWest (DL) - SLC HP - LAS Mesa (HP) - LAS, PHX AE - SAN, LAX QX - PDX, SEA G4 - LAS AA - DFW And the best! M
47 Dw9115 : Sioux Falls (FSD) has had a surge in traffic lately with new service in the last two years on Northwest and Allegiant to Las Vegas, Delta to Cincinnat
48 Jetpixx : I am surprised no one has made mention of CAK...it seemed fairly backwaters until about 10 years ago - then FL came in - then they got F9 - and it is
49 FATFlyer : You forgot FAT has 2 airlines offering flights to Denver: UAX/Skywest to DEN and F9JetExpress to DEN. I can't believe you forgot the Frontier flights
50 Piercey : I was just about to mention them! It also helps that the Akron/Canton area is one of the fastest growing areas in the midwest, compared to its neighb
51 Post contains images Tonytifao : All I know is MLB needs new carriers
52 Post contains images PanAm330 : After a decade of declining numbers and service cuts, SYR is starting to rise again. Numbers are climbing, and major service has been added in the pas
53 MaartenV : Eindhoven (EIN) has been growing pretty nicely over the last few years, despite stringent noise regulations, mostly because of Ryanair. Their latest a
54 AAflyguy : Palm Springs, CA (PSP) continues to reach new heights also. Pax traffic is up 7.2% YTD through May, an increase of 56K to 828,110. Every month this ye
55 J.mo : Unless this is a new service, American Eagle does not fly to SAN out of Fresno. And Fresno doesn't have alot of expansion room. The "new" terminal on
56 TWAL1011727 : It would be nice...DL has reduced their schedule to 3 mainline/1 CRJ to ATL and 1 lone DCA CRJ flt. This is the same airport that back in 1997 when U
57 MFEFlyer : Well, in MFE's case, it has not reached its goal of 60 percent in traffic. We are at 42%. Roughly 360,000 passengers per year, with HRL leading the pa
58 Post contains images Rampero : Ponce (PSE) Puerto Rico has only 4 airlines : Jet blue 1 daily to JFK Continental 1 daily to EWR Delta (ASA) sat & wed to ATL Cape Air 5 daily to SJU
59 Post contains images QXatFAT : Sorry FATFlyer. I know! I feel stupid! When I was at work today, I was like, DOOOOOHHHHHH! I forgot the F9 operated by QX flight to DEN! I am not wort
60 FWAERJ : FWA (my hometown airport) sucks right now, but their new incentive package is drawing a lot of interest from existing and possible new carriers. Right
61 Post contains links FATFlyer : The 2 additional gates with jetways would be on the north end of the concourse, near the taxiway. Perfect for WN to be close to the taxiways. The gat
62 Rmcf : Girona (GRO), north of Barcelona, in Spain, has experienced an amazing increase of capacity because of Ryanair (it's one of its hub in Spain). Now oth
63 FAT5DEP : Speaking of WN at FAT. During the budget hearings for the airport my boss told me that there was some talk that the if Southwest were in FAT it would
64 MCOflyer : We do need more air carriers at MLB. I heard a rumor B6 is supposed to start service to JFK w/ E-190's. CO was just down here looking at services to E
65 FATFlyer : I'm waiting for the minutes too since I could not attend the hearings. I think it would stimulate the market not hurt it. I think those comments are
66 FAT5DEP : And like you said, those two open gates at the end of the concourse would be perfect for WN. The RJs and the Brasilias would just have to move down. B
67 FATFlyer : I'm not 100% sure what the current lease setup is, so I don't want to comment. I know there is talk that the ticket areas will become more common use
68 QXatFAT : Okay, but, where would all the PAX come from to fill the new flights by WN? I would say that a lot of the people that travel to SFO and LAX are going
69 FATFlyer : They go to the other California airports for all destinations. I spoke with someone yesterday who just got back from New England with their family. T
70 Post contains images QXatFAT : SLO is a college town. So you have all of the college students flying in and out for hollidays, then you have the sports. I flew into there from PHX
71 Pensacolaguy : Here at PNS. Since the beginning of this year. (2006) 1 Additional FL flight to ATL (Total of 5) 1 Additional DL flight to FLL (Total of 2) The come
72 Leneld : For what I hear Redmond, Oregon RDM is experiencing alot of growth with the area current population boom....Probably within the next 10 years it could
73 Post contains images FATFlyer : Talk to the owners of some of the FAT charter companies like Air Fred. They get lots of business from people who have problems flying in and out of F
74 Dangould2000 : Menorca (MAH) is expanding rapidly, more and more airlines are starting service there, Easyjet is one of them, the airport is also struggling to cope,
75 SmithAir747 : Hi! I am also a Fort Wayne, IN, resident (FWA is therefore my home airport, too), even though I am currently living in London, UK. I'm curious: Where
76 Post contains images QXatFAT : There are other small colleges in SLO I am sure of but the point I am getting across is that the population is majority college students. Fresno is N
77 Toxtethogrady : Orlando Sanford is probably near the top of the list. If you want to talk about foreign countries, the numbers are much greater.
78 QXFLYINGCOUG : I remember this too when UAX used to fly to EAT back when I was pretty young. I'd hope that in the coming years there could possibly be some more des
79 FATFlyer : No other colleges except the 2 (well 1 small private thing with a couple of hundred students but that doesn't impact anything). And the majority of t
80 Post contains images Iowaman : Don't forget DL to MCO too. Guadalajara is the correct spelling. I don't think 1.2 million is enough to support WN.
81 Post contains links Cairo : The amazing small airport trend I think is best illustrated by XNA. http://www.nwara.com/ Created out of nothing to a 50 flights a day airport in hard
82 Toxtethogrady : "After a decade of declining numbers and service cuts, SYR is starting to rise again. Numbers are climbing, and major service has been added in the pa
83 Lazyshaun : Erm, my local aiport is not small, actually its LHR. Always new routes from VS, and Jet recently started 2 daily to DEL. And Qatar announced it will s
84 Toxtethogrady : "The amazing small airport trend I think is best illustrated by XNA." Nothing amazing; the Wal-Mart headquarters is just down the road.
85 FATFlyer : Some estimates are that FAT has anywhere up to a 50% driveaway factor, or another 1.2 million. So WN could get a large traffic flow right away. 10 fl
86 Airlinebrat : I always wondered why this part of the San Joaquin Valley with a regional population of over 1 million residents has such limited air service compare
87 FATFlyer : The recessionary type economy that Fresno and the Valley went through for many years hurt. But Valley unemployment is now at its lowest levels in 20
88 NWDC10 : In EAT (Wenatchee, Wa)-1 airline QX and only 4 flights to SEA/day. Their runways isn't long enough for regional jets and i think they are favoring QX.
89 KLM685 : One of the clearset example of small airports on the big rise has to be TLC, an airport east of Mexico City. It's the airport all the LCC's have start
90 FAT5DEP : I would also agree there is an untapped market here at FAT. Take me for example. A couple of months ago I priced a trip to PDX. FAT-PDX on QX would co
91 Post contains links Newkai : And of course the latest good news is the addition of an additional DCA flight (four then) and two more LGA flights by US Airways (ten then). That's
92 FWAERJ : With the exception of my contacts with Dave Young (VP of Air Serivce Development at FWA), most I've heard about B6/FL/UAX/COEx and such to this point
93 KcrwFlyer : Arg....Nothing at all for CRW. Numbers are down due to the loss of independence and lack of enough seats to keep the numbers up. Continental uses the
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