UncGSO From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 337 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 9896 times:
If you believe the SX website, then it looks as if San Diego, Hartford (Chicopee, MA), and Jacksonville/Daytona Beach (St. Augustine) are next for Skybus. I wonder if all flights will still be to/from CMH exclusively or if they will start "connecting the dots" soon.
Joost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3138 posts, RR: 4 Reply 2, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 9825 times:
Looking at their website, these are all from/to CMH.
If they follow indeed the Ryanair model, they will only operate flights from/to their base(s). This is one of the key aspects of the ultra LCC model, the simplicity of only flying from and to your base. By doing this, for example, you never need to put any of your crew in hotels as everyone starts and returns from your base.
It was established in that thread that St. Augustine (SGJ) will be a destination. There are links to the local paper where it was reported that St. John's County will put forward money to build a terminal. SGJ seems over the top, as I pointed out in another thread, but it fits with their model. In fact, it's mildly innovative, as JAX is inconvenient for anyone living south/east of the St. John's River.
Joost From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 3138 posts, RR: 4 Reply 14, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 9460 times:
Quoting UAL777UK (Reply 5): Dont you maen the EasyJet model. I had to do a double take when I saw their livery. Its EasyJet in disguise!!
I could also say the easyJet model indeed, as the network-design strategies of easyJet and Ryanair are of course very similar. However, I named it Ryanair model as there are ex-Ryanair people in the board of directors.
Mnevans From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 167 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 9460 times:
I'm not at all discrediting their info, I just think it has a different spin then it would normally from a media company that doesn't have an interest in the story they are reporting on. I don't fault them for that, it's exactly what I would do, just pointing out a point.
I'm pleased they have announced SAN already -- certainly a sensible (year 'round) destination for SX and the times are not too bad (CMH flight arrives at Lindbergh at ~ 11am with a :25 minute turn.) Starts apparently 7/16; it will be interesting to see where they will be located at the airport and if/when SAN.org announces anything about it.
I would think SAN would be a good candidate for P-2-P non-CMH service from the 'Bus; e.g., service to BLI and even FLL (since nobody else has started any MIA or FLL service from SAN) and PSM or CFE...
BlueElephant From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 1810 posts, RR: 6 Reply 19, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 9306 times:
Quoting SANFan (Reply 17): I would think SAN would be a good candidate for P-2-P non-CMH service from the 'Bus; e.g., service to BLI and even FLL (since nobody else has started any MIA or FLL service from SAN) and PSM or CFE...
After doing the O&D analysis, a few months ago...(i'll do it again after work)...
It seemed that SEA, SFO, and SAN were three of the destinations that were not currently served nonstop out of Columbus, before that it was LAX....all are now being served by Skybus.
It will be interesting to see what they go for next, I see some international destinations and NYC and CHI on the horizon.
Wjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 4780 posts, RR: 17 Reply 23, posted (6 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 9180 times:
Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 21): Suprised it didnt leak sooner, look at the SGJ agenda from the other week...
Well...pretty opaque if you ask me. Yes, we know what Part 121 Service is, and while we could expect Skybus, it still doesn't entirely spill the beans. The line item could refer to efforts to obtain such service from anyone in the future.