HangarRat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 633 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 4404 times:
Quote: New airline coming to LVIA
Lehigh Valley International Airport plans to announce a new airline that will service the hub at a news conference scheduled for 1 this afternoon. Officials would not identify the airline Tuesday, except to say that it will provide local travelers nonstop service from LVIA. George Doughty, executive director of the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority that runs LVIA, deferred further comment until the news conference.
From the local paper's online teasers. Any thoughts on who or what it might be? This being something like the sixth airline to start service at ABE in as many years, it's hardly big news, but interesting nonetheless.
PVD757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3430 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4271 times:
the news article says that it will be a new AIRLINE, not a new route. Allegiant already serves ABE from SFB. I'm not surprised that will add PIE, so this is either mis-information from the news folks (can't imagine that would happen - NOT) or a different development.
Mainland From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 314 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4081 times:
Quoting BatonOps (Reply 12): Interesting... Didn't Pace operate another company...Interstate Air or something like that? I remember them operating 757's to LAS from ABE.
Interstate Jet is what you're thinking. They used Pace planes but were owned by a different company. They had the 757s ABE-LAS and SWF-LAX, but didn't stick for long though. Interstate also ran BWI-SWF (and some other routes from SWF aside from the west coast, I think) for all of about 2 months around 2002/2003.
You don't need a passport to know what state you're in...
MtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2552 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4053 times:
Quoting BatonOps (Reply 20): Does anybody know why they can't just fly under the Pace name?
I would guess because the folks running 'Southern Skyways' and the people running Pace are different. Just like the Western/Xtra scenario. Pace is just supplying a/c etc, while SS is taking the (big) risk in this endeavor.
Personally, I do not give it much of a chance to succeed.