Graphic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1821 times:
BIL and ICT were pretty close to given... Any other strong possibilities? I think RAP and maybe FSD stand a pretty good shot, as well as the intra-Colorado stuff (EGE, ASE, GUC, DRO...dammit why did I have to leave DRO?...seriously, I kept wanting DRO and 2 months after I leave they announce Lynx...wtf man?). Any other bets?
Gigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 79
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1728 times:
Quoting Mariner (Reply 3): Plus, in the same article, Frontier has put out an RFP for the hangar - five airports get the nod, including DIA.
I am just not sure I see the value in having a hangar at any of those airports. They don't serve any of them, and a cross-city flight from DEN to any of them sounds like a waste of fuel, pilot time, ATC's time, and really just smacks of effort all around.
PUB and COS equally pointless, except they're further away so more of all of the above, however If they plan on serving PUB or COS via Lynx and can swap mainline aircraft onto the route, so be it.
Stapleton From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 287 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1728 times:
I don't think we can rule out Lynx doing El Paso, Albuquerque and Oklahoma City as well as Billings and Tulsa and the new city of Wichita. All well within the range. If that happens, there won't be a lot of aircraft time left for too many new cities. Sioux Falls, Aspen and Vail could almost use up what's left if they are chosen.
As expected. I believe this service will do quite well. I spoke to a friend of the family who is in planning at F9 who was telling me that with the DH4s, they hope to be able to provide BIL with a more consistent level of service year round rather than what they've been doing with the CR7s. As it has been, F9 does incredibly well during the summer when they have multiple flights that connect to almost anywhere F9 flies. However, during the winter, they would only fly one flight that only connected to 8 of their destinations, which really severely hurt their results here. He told me that we can pretty much count on 2-3 flights year round. Hopefully they will do some advertising up here as well. I book tickets for a lot of people and when I put them on Frontier, they almost always say, "Frontier flies here????" Invariably, they love it, and insist on flying with F9 again and again.