MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 34614 posts, RR: 70 Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2475 times:
AirTran will no longer offer international service after 4 September 2007. Their last service to Freeport, Grand Bahama will operate that day. At one point AirTran was offering three daily flights to Freeport - two from Atlanta and one from Baltimore. It is unfortunate to see these flights end.
Freeport, which has pre-clearence, still has a decent selection of transborder options, with non-stops to Atlanta, Charlotte, Fort Lauderdale, LaGuardia, Miami, Orlando, Philadelphia, and West Palm Beach. Despite losing AirTran, they won't be without lowfare service for long, since Spirit starts service in December. The airport benefits from having US pre-clearence.
They are leaving because the landing fees in FPO are being raised this fall. Too bad, I will miss them, maybe this will allow Delta to upgauge it's flights and pave way for further expansion from Spirit.
AirTran provided 1x daily flight using the 717 (Flight number 34)
Acey559 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1629 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2204 times:
Did they or are they ever going to start service to CUN? I know they were poised to do it last year or the year before, but the hurricane (don't know which one) put a damper on that. I know they said they were going to restart it but FL doesn't have it on the map. Anyone know what the deal with this is?
Mke717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2558 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2141 times:
Quoting Acey559 (Reply 3): Did they or are they ever going to start service to CUN?
I would think they are planning to becuase in the SEC filing they submitted about the proposed merger with YX, it shows them flying MKE-CUN as well as to SJU. I'm pretty sure MKE wouldn't be the only city to see this service, especially with all those 737s coming online.
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