Zrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3410 posts, RR: 8 Posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2094 times:
What US cities should have, yet don't have, international service. I'm not asking about international airports (airports with us customs facilities, but no international flights). I mean airports in large/ mid-sized cities that might benefit from non-stop transatlantic/ pacific service.
Dsmav8r From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 579 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2006 times:
SLC would be the only one that could support true international service. That is only because they have a DL gateway. Cities like BDL and PVD are too close to other cities with Intl service (BOS and JFK), same with MKE (ORD).
A city like CMH would be my choice...
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FlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2309 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1987 times:
Do I think the city is ready for transatlantic service now? No
Do I think the city will be ready in about 5 years? Yes
The need for international service of this caliber is not quite needed yet in Columbus, but as the city continues on its rapid rate of growth, I'm sure the issue will become more prevalent. The city is still embarking on a number of infrastructure improvements. Though many undertakings have recently been completed, such as the Nationwide Arena, the new Center of Science and Industry (COSI) Museum and the expansion of the Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus should definitely be ready for transatlantic service by 2005-2006. By then, other city improvements currently under construction and under proposal will be completed or nearing completion. Currently, a major problem is that many people do not know what the city has to offer. Unlike nearby cities such as Cleveland and Cincinnati, Columbus doesn't really have a reputation. However, with numerous events in Columbus gaining nation, and even worldwide attention, hopefully that will change.
If or when Columbus does receive transatlantic service, it would most likely be with an international carrier. Most US airlines fly transatlantic flights from their hubs, so it would be awkward to have an airline such as Northwest or TWA start overseas flights from CMH. America West will definitely not be expanding to Europe any time soon, and if they did, it would not be from Columbus. Also, it would probably be to either London, Paris, or Frankfurt, since there would not be sufficient demand for most other major European markets. The port authority actually met with British Airways and Lufthansa concerning starting nonstop service to Columbus a few years back. I do not know what were the results of the talks, but nothing has happened yet. If an airline were to start service from Europe to Columbus, two or three nonstops weekly with an aircraft such as the 767 would proabably be sufficient.
As a citizen of Columbus, I would definitely like to see nonstop transatlantic service to Europe, but everything lies in the moneymaking potential of such an endeavor.
CactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1974 times:
I think JAX would be a good candidate. They flirted with BA for service to London but lost out. Air Transat ran charter services to YYZ a couple of years back but pulled out too. It is a growing city and has some tourism appeal to it also.
IND has international service in the form of ATA flights to CUN.
Doesn't MSY have flights to Mexico too? Maybe one of the N.O. boyz can enlighten us.
How about BNA? RDU?
For the city-code illiterate:
MSY= New Orleans, LA
RDU= Raleigh-Durham, NC
Watewate From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 2284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1938 times:
FLL indeed has many flights from Canada with Air Canada and other charter lines. I go to FLL when I need to fly to MIA- it's much cheaper with those fine charter airlines flying there from Canada. Personally, I think RDU can use a few to European high-tech centres.
TWAneedsNOhelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1945 times:
I agree with Bassim, FLL could definately support widescale trans-Atlantic services. Presently, FLL's Terminal Four is the designated interntational terminal and South African Airways, Finnair, Air Transat, Canada 3000, Royal, Air Canada, Bahamasair, and Air Jamaica serve it. American Eagle, and Gulfstream International both also serve The Bahamas. Because FLL is 30-40 mins away from nearly 2 million people (Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties), FLL is certainly capable of being a widescale spill-over airport from MIA. In fact for domestic flights it is and has developed itself into a strong destination for low cost airlines: Metrojet, Delta Express, Southwest, JetBlue, Spirit, Airtran, ATA, and Midway. So I believe FLL could easily support daily service to London, Paris, Amsterdam, and Frankfurt. Really any airline that serves MIA should also consider FLL, and market to the entire Southeast Florida populace. So my vote goes to FLL.
As for BDL , I would like to see TWA start 2x daily service to their SJU focus city before any trans-Atlantic service is begun.
CMH is a tough call...would agree that its porbably 5-8 years ahead of its time.
SLC is a good idea though, at least nonstop to London and CDG (DL/AF codeshare).
STL as I've said before needs stronger trans-Atlantic service, to compliment daily LGW and CDG. Would like to see FRA started, NRT in a year and a half, perhaps AMS, and even TLV to capture the Israel market in the western portion of the country.
Can not see PVD with trans-Atlantic service for a long long time.
I have a feeling British Airways and Lufthansa won't be the only two European carriers to visit PHX . Same goes with Denver...
TheCroupier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1908 times:
I think you guys missed one of the most obvious selections. Austin-San Antonio intl services. Between these two cities, which are about 80 mi. apart, are nearly 2.75 million people.
-AUS has "brand new" intl airport with 10,000' runways
-AUS is a tech mecca
-San Antonio is a top American destination for many tourists, military personnel and convention goers.
-SAT is the final assembly point/delivery center for Donier/Fairchild 328 JET (and soon, others)
-SAT was Boeing's selection for an DC10 to MD10 conversion facility at Kelly AFB
That said, SAT has 10 daily flights to Mexico with more planned.
AUS lost Air Canada service recently (although a routing of YYZ-AUS-SAT-YYZ might have made the difference.)
Proximity to DFW and IAH, and their generous services to Europe and Asia, will preclude any real intl expansion at AUS/SAT for the next 4-5 years.
Falcon Flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1340 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1867 times:
Laker's Gatwick flights to FLL were not able to sustain themselves with just thrice weekly service. Others who have attempted FLL but withdrew include Martinair and Hapag Lloyd. Condor seems to do well with the Saturday FRA flights but also had a short lived CGN-FLL which ultimately ceased. If I'm not mistaken, Lauda Italy also had a short lived MXP-FLL a few years back. Britannia announced service to PBI sometime ago but withdrew shortly before startup. If there was the potential of a market, don't you think Delta, American or even BA would start service ?
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Sn330 From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 16 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1859 times:
Hartford is a covenient, and uncrowded, alternative to Boston and JFK.
As for SLC, I really doubt that. With only 500,000 residents within reasonable driving distances, high tax rates, and not that much major buisness activity, it just doesn't seem like a logical choice for an international carrier. It would just be cheaper for them to fly into a hub city, and then codeshare into SLC.
AC did screw up the Austin service. Rather than flying from YYZ, they should have flown from Ottawa. Austin is considered by many to be the Silicon Valley of the South, and Ottawa is the Silicon Valley of Canada. Depending on how the newly announced YOW-SJC route, AC should look into this. A YYZ-AUS-SAT-YYZ route would definitely been better than just YYZ-AUS.
Jderden777 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1762 posts, RR: 25
Reply 23, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1821 times:
i will go for SAT..but i doubt they can accomodate an international carrier unless that new runway is built...the longest current runway is only 8502ft long...i don't think that this is long enough for transatlantic service. it would be nice to see a BA 763 at SAT next time i go down there...by the way is there anyone who has been to SAT lately? or ex-kelly AFB where boeing is doing those conversions? be cool to go there for a day of shooting..if there's anything there now
WorldVoyager From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 393 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (14 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1811 times:
I don't know about the U.S. but here in Canada, Ottawa (YOW) is definetly on the list. Right now, the city (where I live) is going through a high-tech boom - Nortel, Newbridge, JDS Uniphase, Corel are all either based here or have some of their largest campuses here. Ottawa is currently the fastest growing city in Canada (along with Montreal, I think). We have the lowest vacancy rate in the nation as well. Most travellers through YOW are business travelers (high tech, government affairs, etc.), and most are sick and tired of connecting their asses off through Toronto, Montreal, or a US hub. Although strong nationwide, our air links with the US and the world are very weak. At least we have a daily flight to London Heathrow!
Don't get me wrong: Personally, I despise the city. (As I write this, the temperature outside is -20 degrees celsius without factoring the wind chill - NOT FUN)
: Hartford has international service to Toronto and Montreal. Trans-Atlantic would work once new terminal is ready -- the corporate community could easi
: It's not ex-Kelly AFB for a while, at least until April... and even then, the airfield is being transferred to Lackland AFB technically. Boeing and Lo
: Actually, the number of residents within a reasonable driving distance of SLC is closer to 1.7 million. A daily flight to LGW should be able to do fin