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Allegiant Announces SFB-HTS Huntington, WV Service  
User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5800 posts, RR: 15
Posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4144 times:

For our WV a.neters here it is. KCRWFlyer I know was hoping for CRW and ATCRick did all he could but it looks like it goes to that other airport.

Allegiant is starting HTS-SFB service on Nov 3. Huntington WV flights will initially operate Tues and Fri.
http://www.allegiantair.com/aaNews20060830a.php

http://www.allegiantair.com/aaRouteMap.php

[Edited 2006-08-30 16:09:19]


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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22867 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4100 times:

You know, it could work well. CRW is close, but it has no MCO or SFB service, and driving to CVG is really inconvenient (I've done it). I'm sure G4 will pull it if it fails, but I could see it working.


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User currently offlinePlaneGuy27 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 314 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4086 times:

Who is doing their route map? It looks like HTS is where CRW is supposed to be - isn't HTS on the Ohio River?

User currently offline727LOVER From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 6422 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4069 times:

Quoting PlaneGuy27 (Reply 2):
Who is doing their route map? It looks like HTS is where CRW is supposed to be - isn't HTS on the Ohio River?

I'm blind, i don't even see it on the map. But I see they removed ORH already. When did GSP start? One hole I see, they don't have anything in the mid-atlantic I-95 area. From south of DC to north of Philly. ILG or TTN being looked at?



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User currently offlineBatonOps From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 746 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4060 times:

FATFlyer... Is G4 still avoiding MDT because of the high costs to operate from the airport?

User currently offlineAkjetBlue From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 790 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 4038 times:

My gosh I just took a gander at the route map, Allegiant has grown! HTS last I looked had service only from DL Conx and US Exp with some CRJs & Dash8s - a nice change...

Wonder since they now serve ROA if they will ever serve CHO? I know CHO was excited when DL Conx announced service to MCO from there...alas they cut it before it started.

Does anyone know is Allegiant planning on replacing their MD-80s with newer equipment or picking up more of what everyone else is leaving behind ?

Thanks for the post FATFlyer!



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User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4918 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 4011 times:

Quoting FATFlyer (Thread starter):
initially operate Tues and Fri

Is this the first Tuesday flight at SFB?



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User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5800 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 3992 times:

Quoting AkjetBlue (Reply 5):
Does anyone know is Allegiant planning on replacing their MD-80s with newer equipment or picking up more of what everyone else is leaving behind ?

They will probably see a new type in a few years but the number of Mad Dogs will continue to grow in the next year.

Quoting Humberside (Reply 6):
Is this the first Tuesday flight at SFB?

GSP will also have Tuesdays but will start after HTS.



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User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5800 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3916 times:

Here is a little media coverage from the announcement press conference.

http://www.dailymail.com/story/News/.../Huntington+gets+low-cost+carrier/
http://wowktv.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=13589



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User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9328 posts, RR: 25
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3893 times:

Quoting FATFlyer (Reply 7):
Quoting Humberside (Reply 6):
Is this the first Tuesday flight at SFB?

GSP will also have Tuesdays but will start after HTS.

You think there will be even more Tuesday flights? Labor costs would be running a bit high just for one or two flights....



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User currently offlineKcrwFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3805 posts, RR: 7
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 3873 times:

How in the world do you choose HTS!!!  Angry

I really used to think Allegiant was doing everything right. This is almost sickening.

Wheres ATCRick lately?

Quoting AkjetBlue (Reply 5):
My gosh I just took a gander at the route map, Allegiant has grown! HTS last I looked had service only from DL Conx and US Exp with some CRJs & Dash8s - a nice change...

Yes thats it. Dl is struggling there too from what I've been told. Theyve done all but pull out.


This flight will only do well if they can get alot of college kids I'd say. If DL or US reduce their fares to MCO from CRW to beat or meet G4's fare then that flight is doomed.

Talk about stupid......

Whos going to do their ground handling in HTS? Fedex!!????


User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5800 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3758 times:

Quoting PlaneGuy27 (Reply 2):
Who is doing their route map? It looks like HTS is where CRW is supposed to be - isn't HTS on the Ohio River?

Somebody at Allegiant must read these boards, its been fixed. HTS is now shown closer to the Ohio River and state border.
http://www.allegiantair.com/aaRouteMap.php



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User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5800 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3737 times:

Quoting KcrwFlyer (Reply 10):
Wheres ATCRick lately?

ATCRick had some serious things going on in his life. Rick, thinking of you buddy.

Quoting KcrwFlyer (Reply 10):
Whos going to do their ground handling in HTS? Fedex!!????

Looks like part of the answer to that question is the reason for HTS.
Part of that success is because of the fact that the airport agreed to perform operational tasks -- such as staffing the counter and parking, refueling and deicing the planes -- that saved Allegiant from having to assign seven of their own employees here.
http://www.herald-dispatch.com/apps/...60831/NEWS01/608310318/1001/NEWS10



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User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4489 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 3727 times:

Quoting KcrwFlyer (Reply 10):
I really used to think Allegiant was doing everything right. This is almost sickening.



Quoting KcrwFlyer (Reply 10):
Talk about stupid......

Just because they don't serve your home airport, they're stupid?? They don't serve mine, either. Oh well...they're just a few hours up the road.

The world does not revolve around you, nor does it revolve around Charleston, WV.



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User currently offlineFlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2277 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3698 times:

Quote:
Quoting KcrwFlyer (Reply 10):
Whos going to do their ground handling in HTS? Fedex!!????

Looks like part of the answer to that question is the reason for HTS.

Part of that success is because of the fact that the airport agreed to perform operational tasks -- such as staffing the counter and parking, refueling and deicing the planes -- that saved Allegiant from having to assign seven of their own employees here.

So will the people handling Allegiant's flights out of HTS be employed directly by the airport, or do they mean to say that a local FBO will handle their operations? If the former is the case, this the first I've heard of an airport actually providing the employees for an airline, though I know similar concepts are under consideration at other airports. It's a concept with which I'm not entirely comfortable, however with airlines that offer a limited schedule, such as Allegiant, it is a very cost-effective alternative.

To be completely honest, I was expecting CRW myself, however serving HTS instead does make a lot of sense. The airport sits in a prime spot not only to take advantage of nearby Charleston traffic, but there is quite a significant college population within easy reach in Marietta and Athens, OH and Morgantown, WV. Allegiant should have no problem filling those MD-80s to Florida.


User currently offlineIowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4384 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3674 times:
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Good news for HTS. I wonder how long it's been since they've had mainline service?

[Edited 2006-08-31 23:44:53]


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User currently offlineKcrwFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3805 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3661 times:

Quoting JBirdAV8r (Reply 13):
Just because they don't serve your home airport, they're stupid?? They don't serve mine, either. Oh well...they're just a few hours up the road.

The world does not revolve around you, nor does it revolve around Charleston, WV.

Dont start that. Im well aware the world doesnt revolve around any city or airport, but if you lived here you'd see where I'm coming from.

Quoting FlyCMH (Reply 14):
To be completely honest, I was expecting CRW myself, however serving HTS instead does make a lot of sense. The airport sits in a prime spot not only to take advantage of nearby Charleston traffic, but there is quite a significant college population within easy reach in Marietta and Athens, OH and Morgantown, WV. Allegiant should have no problem filling those MD-80s to Florida.

HTS is within easy reach of Morgantown..? PIT is alot closer. CRW is closer too. Im not sure but CMH may be about the same as HTS from MGW. I doubt we'll see anyone driving from morgantown...

I can see some folks flying G4 that outherwise wouldnt fly at all. I also see a potential fare war. DL and US probably wont let G4 cut into their Florida traffic so easily. That goes for HTS and CRW.

Quoting FlyCMH (Reply 14):
If the former is the case, this the first I've heard of an airport actually providing the employees for an airline, though I know similar concepts are under consideration at other airports. It's a concept with which I'm not entirely comfortable, however with airlines that offer a limited schedule, such as Allegiant, it is a very cost-effective alternative.

Yes, CRW also offers this service to airlines whom may be interested.


User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5800 posts, RR: 15
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3628 times:

Quoting KcrwFlyer (Reply 16):
I can see some folks flying G4 that outherwise wouldnt fly at all. I also see a potential fare war. DL and US probably wont let G4 cut into their Florida traffic so easily. That goes for HTS and CRW.

Then wouldn't they have really fought Allegiant at CRW? HTS might be less important to them and unless they see a lot of traffic driving to HTS they might not try as hard. HTS might be a better strategic move, less of a direct challenge. That might be one more reason.



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User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5025 posts, RR: 28
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3579 times:

Quoting FATFlyer (Reply 7):
They will probably see a new type in a few years but the number of Mad Dogs will continue to grow in the next year.

Speaking of, how many birds does Allegiant currently have? How many aircraft do they plan on adding next year?

THANKS!



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User currently offlineCOERJ145 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3492 times:

Quoting F9Animal (Reply 18):
Speaking of, how many birds does Allegiant currently have? How many aircraft do they plan on adding next year?

THANKS!

23. 3 MD-87s and 20 MD-83s. It was projected to reach 50 aircraft by 2007.


User currently offlineF9Animal From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5025 posts, RR: 28
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3461 times:

Quoting COERJ145 (Reply 19):
23. 3 MD-87s and 20 MD-83s. It was projected to reach 50 aircraft by 2007.

Very nice. They are growing very well. Almost what Reno Air was. I think Reno was at almost 30 aircraft.

50 seems a little much by 2007, but you never know.



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User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5800 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3423 times:

Quoting COERJ145 (Reply 19):
23. 3 MD-87s and 20 MD-83s. It was projected to reach 50 aircraft by 2007.

I'm not sure 50 by 2007 is quite right. I had heard the goal was 10 more aircraft in the next 10-12 months then 25 more in the 2 or 3 years after that.



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