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When Will Skybus Add New Destintations?  
User currently offlineJohnyv From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 44 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 2 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4292 times:

Things have been pretty quiet on the Skybus front lately. I have heard very little advertisement going on in Columbus and they have not had any sales (except for the $10 promotions - which are pretty much all taken). A few weeks ago I heard Punta Gorda, FL and I know they recently got permission to fly to CUN and NAS. I am wondering, are they doing well financially and when a new group of cities will be announced.

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User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3768 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4284 times:

I read here a while back that a new focus city should be announced real soon now, along with a few more destinations out of CMH.

(fingers crossed for GYY as new focus city)  crossfingers 



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User currently offlineBoeing743 From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 406 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4145 times:

how is Skybus doing on all of their routes?? Doing good as expect or some cities are drop due to load of passengers?? I have not hear about it for long time and they even not adverstment on either internet or t.v.

User currently offlineTOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3297 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4139 times:

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 1):
I read here a while back that a new focus city should be announced real soon now, along with a few more destinations out of CMH.

Its a little early for another focus city. I was told by people at Skybus that they'd like to be somewhere around 20 destinations from CMH before opening another focus city. Skybus crews operate 1 day trips, no overnighting. If Skybus opens another focus city, they'll need to open another crew base, which is an expense they can hold off on for now. There's got to be more possibilities from CMH first.


User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4111 times:

I'm pretty sure they'll announce Cabo San Lucas soon (don't ask why, gut feeling)  wink 

And give it some time, they just opened up San Diego, Hartford/Springfield and Jacksonville/Daytona Beach last month.

[Edited 2007-08-20 23:51:39]


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User currently offlineCIDflyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2323 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4086 times:

I was just wondering this myself yesterday. Its been rather quiet lately at the Skybus camp. Any forthcoming cities being looked at? I would think SFB to get into the Orlando market or PIE for Tampa.

User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4923 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 4065 times:

Are Skybus doing some consolidation after rapid initial growth? The sort of thing most rapidly growing businesses need to do from time to time


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User currently offlineN917ME From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 730 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 3 days ago) and read 3989 times:

Wilmington DE would be a good destination. PHL is 20mins away, BWI is an hour or so away, ACY, the Jersey Shore and DE shore are close.

User currently offlineCIDflyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 2323 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 3 days ago) and read 3981 times:

TTN could be good for NYC/Philly area

User currently offlineAirbusaddict From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 415 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3884 times:

Skybus would be good in FSD since the proximity of Omaha, Minneapolis, Missouri River, Mount Rushmore (kinda far lol) . But the only way they would last is if they allowed connections to Jacksonville, Ft. Lauderdale, etc.


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User currently offlineSeptember11 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3623 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3837 times:

Palm Springs (PSP) would be a good destination for Skybus, even though they fly to Burbank (BUR) and San Diego (SAN). Roughly two to three hours drive between these three cities.

As for Skybus' next new destination -- hard to tell.



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User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3788 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3800 times:

Quoting Boeing743 (Reply 2):
how is Skybus doing on all of their routes?? Doing good as expect or some cities are drop due to load of passengers?? I have not hear about it for long time and they even not adverstment on either internet or t.v.

There are TV commercials every now & then in Columbus (naturally). I've heard radio spots for Skybus in Dayton as well.

I was on their SGJ-CMH flight today & flew to SGJ last week & both flights had to have been 3/4 full. Deplaning at CMH in the rain sucked, though. (TR coming soon!)



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User currently offlineMnevans From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 168 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3780 times:

As I have said before... I have found some other possible destinations. I was bored at work and picking through the HTML of skybus.com main page and found these....

CMH to SWF PGD(already knew that)
GSO to FLL
MCI to BLI
BUR to BLI PGD SAN SWF
RIC to PSM
SAN to BUR
OAK to BLI
BLI to BUR MCI OAK

The only facts these are based on are that they are in the javascript for selecting origins and destinations on the Skybus site. I'm not saying any of these are definite just happened to notice that they ARE there. BUR as a Focus city possibly?


User currently offlineMke717spotter From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2458 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3761 times:

Do you think that Skybus will ever try to crack into the "Chicago" market? Now obviously they aren't going to be flying into MDW or ORD, so which Chicago area airport do you think they'd fly to? RFD? Or maybe they would fly to ENW in Kenosha, Wisconsin lol, that way they could list it as Chicago/Milwaukee.


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User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3768 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3745 times:

Quoting Mke717spotter (Reply 13):
Do you think that Skybus will ever try to crack into the "Chicago" market? Now obviously they aren't going to be flying into MDW or ORD, so which Chicago area airport do you think they'd fly to? RFD?

Absolutely... if they want to be a national player, they have to get into the crucial Chicago market in one form or another. RFD already has Allegiant and NW Airlink, so I see SX choosing GYY instead and making it their new focus city.



"Did he really need the triple bypass? Or was it the miles?"
User currently offlineTOLtommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3297 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3659 times:

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 14):
RFD already has Allegiant and NW Airlink

NWA has withdrawn from RFD.


User currently offlineAccess-Air From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1939 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3606 times:

I think you guys need to chill out and stop expecting this airline to do a hyper expansion....Southwest Airlines did not get where they are by opening a new city every other day.....So give Skybus a chance to get into a groove with the cities that they serve....When you expand beyond your means you soon end up in Chapter 7 liquidation....

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User currently offlineKingCavalier From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 1311 posts, RR: 18
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3593 times:

My friends at the Chattanooga airport have said they have been in talks with Skybus. They believe CHA is a good fit for Skybus and can pull traffic from ATL, TYS and BNA.


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User currently offlineBDL From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 16 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3543 times:

They need more planes in my opinion before they do any more expanding.

User currently offlineIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4570 posts, RR: 18
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3515 times:

In my opinion there isn't a better market in the world for SX than GYY. It is a perfect match of supply and demand. I'll just leave it at that.


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User currently offlineIkramerica From United States of America, joined May 2005, 21544 posts, RR: 59
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3502 times:

Quoting BDL (Reply 18):
They need more planes in my opinion before they do any more expanding.

That's the reality. They have to fill out their current routes with more frequency before opening a bunch of new cities, and that takes more deliveries.



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User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3359 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3487 times:

Would removing the Point to Point rule hurt SX?


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User currently offlineAirplaneBoy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 566 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3454 times:

Does anyone know how many aircraft they have on order and what the delivery schedule looks like?

User currently offlineIndy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4570 posts, RR: 18
Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3434 times:

Quoting Malaysia (Reply 21):
Would removing the Point to Point rule hurt SX?

It would hurt in a sense that they'd have to change their pricing since feed is basically dead weight. You have to pay for the extra fuel and handling that a connection passenger requires.



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User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3335 times:

Quoting KingCavalier (Reply 17):
They believe CHA is a good fit for Skybus and can pull traffic from ATL, TYS and BNA.

Not likely. Too much distance to cover in a car and it's too cheap to fly from BNA as it is.



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25 SkyyMaster : It would not seem to make sense to put a second focus city so close to your home base. They might begin service there, but I'd bet RFD over Gary. I a
26 DeltaRules : 65 A319s on order per Wikipedia. They have at least four in use so far (SX orange livery, Nationwide logojet, two in a white livery).
27 SkyyMaster : Are these the a/c still leased from Virgin America? When do they actually get their own Airbii, with that genrous 29" pitch?
28 Post contains images AirplaneBoy : Thanks DeltaRules!
29 Malaysia : Yeah, I saw all 4 in CMH last Friday. Reminded me of an Independence Air Ops minus 3rd party handling by DGS and no jetways.
30 Delta767 : Any news? There are some rumors swirling around GSO that new service could happen soon?!
31 Floorrunner : I would not mind it at all if they flew to ACY.
32 DeltaRules : I suggested SFB & any of the PR airports (PSE, BQN, or SJU) on their suggestion form...waiting to see if that ever happens.
33 CitrusCritter : Running off at the typerwriter... If they want into the Atlanta market, well...AHN or GVL would be the place to be, but I don't think either airport
34 SANFan : With the July 16 start-ups, 5 a/c are needed to fly the tightly scheduled flights -- no idle time for any of the a/c anymore. (They haven't announced
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