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Delta To End Service To Champaign/Urbana  
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33289 posts, RR: 71
Posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4105 times:

Delta will end all service to Champaign/Urbana, Illinois this September. Article follows:

http://www.belleville.com/mld/belleville/news/politics/15260773.htm


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User currently offlineMisbeehavin From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 914 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4092 times:

Dammit! I'm all for Delta starting flights to where they think there's money to be made and stopping flights to places that don't bring in the cash.

But seriously, they need to work on timing.

They started DUS just after I stopped going there regularly. They started CPH just after I stopped going there regularly. Same goes for FSD.

I need to make a few trips to Champaign in October. Can't they end service after that date?  Smile


User currently offlinePVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3420 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4022 times:

Quoting Misbeehavin (Reply 1):
I need to make a few trips to Champaign in October. Can't they end service after that date?

Call Bob Coutelyou. DL service to CMI will still be available for you in October - it'll be pretty expensive to charter a CRJ though...

In all seriousnes though - bad timing for you indeed. I wonder if there will be more station closings this fall???


User currently offlineFlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6733 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3897 times:

CMI got killed by BMI. When DL announced they were launching BMI (to go against Airtran), CMI's days were numbered. The fare differential between CMI and BMI is so large that everyone is driving to BMI.

As fares continue to rise more rapidly in markets with no/minimal competition, some of these markets will begin to fail. Most people aren't going to pay $1,200 r/t when they can drive 50-100 miles and fly the same route for $500.


User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3831 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3875 times:

Quoting FlyPNS1 (Reply 3):
As fares continue to rise more rapidly in markets with no/minimal competition, some of these markets will begin to fail. Most people aren't going to pay $1,200 r/t when they can drive 50-100 miles and fly the same route for $500.

Same here at FWA. People here choose driving to IND for a $400 nonstop r/t to LGA/JFK over flying out of FWA for $1100 with a stop in DTW or CVG.

We were doing great for a while with TZ/C8, but after Herb sent in WN management to TZ, they shut down C8. Nevermind that FWA-MDW/IND was profitable and growing... they had to shut down the whole stinkin' division.

If FWA doesn't bring in an LCC soon (read: the next 12 months), I see FWA turning into another LAF in the near future.



"Did he really need the triple bypass? Or was it the miles?"
User currently offlineOttoPylit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3779 times:

Well, when you have one market, CMI, with 2 flights a day, and then you have BMI forty miles down the road with twice as many flights, PIA 80 miles down the road with an extra flight, and CHI roughly 120 miles further away with a plethora of more flights, it gives the smaller airport little chance. When you take passengers that are traveling that live between all of the towns, it is very likely they would choose the larger airports with more choices of flights. CMI was only favorable for those that may live directly within the CMI city limits, or anyone traveling directly to the town of CMI. Any others are more likely to choose such places as BMI and PIA over CMI.



OttoPylit


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