RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9378 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 6238 times:
I'm personally expecting an annoucement in September for jetBlue to formally announce their intentions to serve Rockford. This may be an evaluation of the airport. I'm hoping that jetBlue will announce service to Rockford at the big airshow that will be going on in Rockford September 22-24.
It is all speculation, but there is always hope for us residents of Illinois that don't live in Chicago.
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Charlienorth From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1113 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 6063 times:
I'm sure the Airport Manager in RFD will be right there to meet the aircraft,I've met him,seems to be a good guy,believes in RFD,,I bet he has every airline's top execs in his speed dial,I do hope he gets some more air service into the community.
AAFlyer2006 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 5773 times:
According to Mapquest, the fastest route from central Chicago to RFD is 85 miles (94 minutes) and is 101 miles (103 minutes) from central Milwaukee. RFD might attract a million people or so, from metro Rockford and the two cities, The airport would not be too convenient for either city though. RFD would probably make a better connecting airport than for a flight origin or destination.
Boeing747_600 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4790 times:
I'm sure it'll be fun watching the B6 Airbus share the ramp with the Malev 767 and the several other overseas heavies that the Chicago Rockford Intergallactic Airport enthusiasts have promised us for years
AUSBlue From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4325 times:
On an added note, JetBlue started doing BNA charters a month or so before they announced BNA. So, who knows. I'm placing my bets though that about 300 miles to the south of RFD will be where JetBlue goes.
JetBluefan1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2937 posts, RR: 14
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4215 times:
Quoting AUSBlue (Reply 23): On an added note, JetBlue started doing BNA charters a month or so before they announced BNA. So, who knows. I'm placing my bets though that about 300 miles to the south of RFD will be where JetBlue goes.
(And for anyone who doesn't get it...JetBlue already announced BNA service for 8/31/06).
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Nopeotone From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3955 times:
I am sure Jetblue will come to RFD to test it out. RFD will most likely offer it a guarantee like UAX and NWA was offered. Fees will be scrapped etc. B6 will try RFD for the time being because ORD isn't available. If loads don't hold, B6 will drop RFD, and most likely won't loose any money because RFD probably offered the airline a pay cushion if the seats dont fill.
RFDchairman From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2541 times:
what's all this chatter about my airport and JetBlue? Sorry for the edits but as you can see I joined up today and i'm new at this. Anyway, we at RFD "Chicago/Rockford International Airport" have not heard anything specific recently about JetBlue. We are however extremely interested in continued discussions with them. We believe that RFD meets their profile low cost operation outside of major urban area.
Population shift is huge up and out the I90 corridor towards mchenry, Boone and Winnebago counties as well as out the I88 corridor to Kane, Kendall and DeKalb counties. United currently operating 13 rounds a week out of RFD to Denver with more soon more than likely! Allegiant operating 12 to 14 a week to Las vegas and Orlando Sanford, alll at 88% or more full.
Not long ago many said RFD would never land passenger and certainly United would never operate there. we think we are poised to be Chicago's 3rd or 4th airport.