YNGguins From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 520 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4367 times:
Back when they were going to start-up on the NASDAQ, they showed a map of the nation with a symbol over cities that didn't even have service yet, but appeared to be close to gaining service, and there was one over top of Erie, PA.
I think Erie, Pennsylvania will be a good choice for Allegiant's services. It won't take away from any of the passengers that Youngstown, Ohio [YNG] gets and it would be the only LCC in Erie until you reach the likes of Cleveland, Buffalo, or Youngstown.
ERIE-PA is my guess of a future G4 city... But I'd also love to see RSW on there!
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CitrusCritter From Pitcairn Islands, joined May 2007, 1143 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4209 times:
I'd really like to see them at MGM. It's a growing market, both in terms of population and wealth. The FareMeasure numbers are awfully low, but it's presently a high-priced RJ market. Total catchement area is about 475,000. I really feel like G4 stimulation could support 2-3x weekly service to SFB and LAS...not as sure about PIE, FLL, or IWA.
STC is ripe for the picking, but I think G4 may want to see how RST fares (and how NWA reacts) before adding a city that close to MSP.
Here are my completely uniformed ideas that are complete shots in the dark. They were mostly chosen by filling in empty spaces on G4's routemap. Feel free to criticize.
BGM - may not have a large enough population
Cheyenne, WY - It may be a little too close to FNL
LEX - may be a little close to SDF for comfort
BTR - airport fees might be too high
MQT - a true, absolute longshot.
Will be amoung the intitial destinations. Just a guess, but it would seem logical since you could start the service for the begining of the Winter Season.
I would also think PIA would be at or near the top of that list, they are one of G4's top cities, also RFD too. I would hope to see CID service to IWA, the Phoenix area is one of our top o/d markets, and there have been efforts in the past to lure America West (now USAirways) back to the market (they discontinued service about 14 years ago). G4 could cover it.
San747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 5001 posts, RR: 12
Reply 17, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4045 times:
Quoting Stapleton (Reply 14): Jackson Hole can not handle the MD80. Too small of a year round population as well.
It can't? It handles 737s and 757s...
Anyway, how about HMT (Hemet, CA)? It's an airport in mid-Riverside County with at least 200,000 people within a 30-minute drive. The closest airport is PSP, which is over an hour away due to Mt. San Jacinto being in the way!
The only limitations might be the 4300 foot runway and the lack of a current terminal. Could a MD-87 do a 220-mile flight to LAS from a runway that short?
Flyboy1108 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 4032 times:
There has been talk of at least FLL being added, though I've heard nothing official. All we were told was that G4 would be announcing a new destination from ABE by the end of the summer. When Southeast Airlines did the ABE-FLL run they filled 5 DC-9's a week, so we figure this would be a perfect run for one of G4's MD-87's. I'll keep you posted if I hear anything else.
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Flynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4012 times:
ORF - has spare facilities for an additional airline but I think to Hampton Roads-Orlando market is pretty well served as it is, with WN, DL, and FL flying the route. There's a WN flight (ORF-LAS) but could an MD-80 do that leg? WN would probably slaughter them, anyway. Anyone at WN want to comment on how their ORF-LAS flight performs?
I think FSM, ILG, BGM, or CHO also are strong candidates for G4 service.