All the business traffic that is going to Northwest Arkansas heads to XNA and has left FSM almost a ghost town. Five daily round-trips to DFW and three a day to MEM is sad when compared to the explosive growth at XNA and even LIT down I-40.
I am glad that the market is there and that FSM will be connected to ATL - congratulations!!
You can also include to that the fact that FAT is getting 4x weekly service to ATL...temporarily (?) to test the waters.
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DeltaDAWG From United States of America, joined May 2006, 620 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 10529 times:
Great News...at least for me. Direct service to FSM, fantastic. I have two customers right in Fort Smith, Planters & Hiram Walker. Now, if I could convince them that an MD-88 will be better than those d*mn CRJ's.
Jetlanta From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2906 posts, RR: 28 Reply 7, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 10277 times:
Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 6): Though I'd bet $20 that once ATL-SCE starts, CVG-SCE will be history.
You'd likely lose that bet. Unlike a lot of the other CVG markets added since 9/11, this one is actually good. The only reason you haven't seen ATL service prior (Like ERI and BGM) is because they didn't want to damage the strong performance at CVG.
No, this is a CVG bread and butter market now. I don't think it will be going anywhere.
SLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 3861 posts, RR: 11 Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 9829 times:
Quoting Noise (Reply 11): Wow ATL-YHZ eh? With the CRJ-900! That's not a big market...hope it works!
They could actually make this one work year around since DL has many more destinations and frequencies in the Caribbean than does AC or the charters. Just dealing with U.S. Customs enroute back to YHZ.
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Jetlanta From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2906 posts, RR: 28 Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 9540 times:
Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 12): They could actually make this one work year around since DL has many more destinations and frequencies in the Caribbean than does AC or the charters. Just dealing with U.S. Customs enroute back to YHZ.
YHZ has U.S. Customs pre-clearance. It will be a fine market.
Delta787 From United States of America, joined May 2006, 321 posts, RR: 0 Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 8851 times:
Quoting TokyoNarita (Reply 16): Halifax needs to be on a CRJ700. There is no way a CRJ200 can pull that trip. It does not have the range. Either way, it's a discustingly long way to be on n the regional jet.
PSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 6874 posts, RR: 29 Reply 24, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 7529 times:
ATL-SCE will be operated by ASA with a CRJ
This route has been in the works for a while as the airport officials at SCE/UNV had been pushing for a flight to a more southerly hub, to either CLT or ATL. With the huge power of ATL, this route should have no problem. However, it may eventually mean that SCE-CVG loses a frequency in the future. For right now it will still be 3 daily flights to CVG, but I could see it being cut to 2. CVG is important as a lot of the traffic out of SCE is headed for the Midwest/Upper Great Lakes region, hence the need for flights to DTW & CVG.
Bring service now to include US-PHL, NW-DTW, UA-IAD, DL-CVG & ATL. Not a bad service offering. This may be what leads to the new terminal construction that has been on the drawing board for some time now. However, other than when all the RONs leave after first thing in the morning, the airport is pretty sleepy for the rest of the day.
25 SLCUT2777: Also some returning seasonal non-stop flights will resume from ATL. YVR-ATL returns June 7th and runs through September 30th on a 752. SLC-YVR continu
26 UnitedMSY: Now we need SCE-ORD on United Express CRJ-200's, and we will have everything set for these midwestern travelers
27 Rookinla: True...but there are still some viable markets left that DL has not yet touched. I completely agree. DL feeds so many flights through ATL that more m
28 TWA902fly: I think it would be interesting if ATL-HST (homestead, Florida) was a possible new route. seems like a good amount of populations south of miami that
29 Rookinla: You never know about the future but I think that DL has bigger fish to fry in the shorter term, including 2 to 3 potential new cities in Florida. Hom
30 DAL767400ER: It's only Saturday-only service for now, so DL doesn't take a big risk with the route, and can easily increase frequency if the demand proves to be t
31 PSU.DTW.SCE: That was the other airport on the wish list in SCE/UNV as it is one of the top 5 O&D cities from SCE, however I highly doubt United is going to throw
32 Rookinla: You never know...UA serves both IAD and ORD from DAB with a CRJ. However the ORD service was Saturday-only seasonal and ends this Saturday while IAD
33 PSU.DTW.SCE: Well DAB & SCE are apples and oranges. DAB is a significantly larger market with a large amount of tourist traffic. SCE is an isolated college town wi
34 Jetlanta: Plus UA is pulling out of DAB after the Spring.
35 Coleplane: Wow, a daily frequence? I'd like to know what DL's rationale is. Surely it's not just PSU.
36 PSU.DTW.SCE: Don't underestimate the traffic that the university generates. The majority of passengers, except around breaks, are not students. You have conferenc
37 MAH4546: Homestead makes way more sense than any of those, except for the fact it doesn't, to my knowledge, have commercial facilities. All those are small, l
38 Skibum9: Seriously, does it really matter at this point. CVG is down to 60 mainline flights and 200+ RJs. At what point do you stop calling it a hub, and star