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Is Service Coming To San Bernardino Airport?  
User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2258 posts, RR: 4
Posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3454 times:
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Four airlines reported showing interest. Sounds like Allegiant territory for one just as a guess.

With the level of service at ONT what do you think of the chances of the carriers to Ex Norton?

If, as the article states, none of the infrastructure is in place how can they say the cost structure will
attract some carriers when nothings been built yet to base a cost on?

Less sarcasm and more thought equal better understanding
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User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 6104 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3433 times:

Sounds like a perfect fit for Skybus and maybe Allegiant but I sure can't think of anyone else who would pass on ONT for Norton. Ontario (at least according to many here on A.net) is the most underserved airport on the planet plus with the LAWAA (or whatever the LA Airport group is called) promoting ONT and undoubtedly fighting any possible competition, I don't see much hope for anything major happening at Norton for a very long time.


User currently offlineAaway From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3264 times:

Only other scheduled airlines that, IMO, could possibly have interest in SBD are Scenic or Vision Air.

With a choice between changing one's mind & proving there's no need to do so, most everyone gets busy on the proof.
User currently offlineEchster From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3206 times:

Why would an airline want to fly into SBD with ONT available? It can't be all because of cost. I would think LAWA would be willing to offer incentives for new service. It would fit into the LA mayor's plan to have more service at airports other than LAX.

That withstanding, SBD, IMHO, cannot provide all the necessary services of a scheduled air carrier. Folks like myself who live in the IE know how the weather gets as fall and winter roll around. You can go weeks with a marine layer several thousand feet thick. I won't even mention "June gloom." Is it feasible to have scheduled service when the lowest minimums for an IFR approach into SBD is 600-1 1/4? What about IFR takeoff minima for Cat A/B of 2100-2, Cat C/D of 3100/2 at a field elevation of 1159 feet MSL? It's best to go with an airport that has room and better services on offer.

User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3195 times:

I can't see SBD being viable because of the wicked approach minimums; the approach is effectively flying at VERY large pieces of granite, so you have to break off the approach abnormally high (compared to ONT, for example) so you can arc away in a missed approach.


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