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Virgin America: SAN And MIA Next?  
User currently onlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32696 posts, RR: 72
Posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3453 times:

For what it's worth:

Virgin America has put out a job listing for a station supervisor in San Diego (no surprise):

http://www.prohire.com/candidates/Jo...didateID=0&szWID=11374&szCID=51185

...and...

Virgin America has set up a listing for a local address and phone number in Miami, at MIA:

Virgin America
4355 NW 36th St
Miami Springs, FL 33166
(305) 805-****

[Edited 2007-09-25 08:26:16]


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User currently offlineJetBluefan1 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2977 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3349 times:

I guess so. Should we expect SFO/LAX-MIA and SFO/JFK-SAN? Some very competitive routes, btw.

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User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5400 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3337 times:

The San Diego Manager's position has been posted since mid-August (and was reported here on A.net at the time.) SAN Supervisor was then added at the end of August. No further confirmed activity at the airport or on the VX site as to expected start-up date or routes from Lindbergh; I am still hopeful that it will be before 2008.

MIA certainly wouldn't be a surprise as a VX station, especially if they can get it started no later than Spring. (I would, of course, love to see Virgin actually connect SAN and MIA since nobody else has gotten around to it yet.  Wink )

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User currently onlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32696 posts, RR: 72
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3115 times:

Quoting JetBluefan1 (Reply 1):
I guess so. Should we expect SFO/LAX-MIA and SFO/JFK-SAN? Some very competitive routes, btw.

I would assume the same.

MIA-LAX/SFO is an AA monopoly and quite a high-fare market.

I wouldn't be surprised if Virgin America entered MIA-JFK.



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User currently offlineB757capt From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1374 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2976 times:

I'm waiting for the ORD announcement. Also heard a rumor that MDW could be possible alternative to ORD. Something about a deal worked out for ATA's 2 remaining gates at MDW.


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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22867 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2947 times:

Quoting B757capt (Reply 4):
I'm waiting for the ORD announcement.

No gates.

Quoting B757capt (Reply 4):
Something about a deal worked out for ATA's 2 remaining gates at MDW.

From where would TZ operate? Or are you suggesting that they are leaving MDW?



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User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4918 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2935 times:

I wonder if they will open a JFK base, especially if they do routes likes JFK-MIA


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User currently offlineN77014 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2881 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 3):
MIA-LAX/SFO is an AA monopoly and quite a high-fare market.

I wouldn't be surprised if Virgin America entered MIA-JFK.

I'll have more details next week live from Burlingame.

As per numerous threads here, was MIA looking for a "low cost" carrier to balance out its tenant base as of late?

And what terminal and gates would be available for such a carrier?


User currently offlineVivavegas From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 505 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2853 times:

According to a recent interview with Johnny Jet, sounds like Sir Richard has a interest in HNL next, with a casual mention of "The Virgin Islands".

http://www.johnnyjet.com/folder/archive/WheresJohnny092620072.html

Craig
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User currently offlineN77014 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2846 times:

Quoting Vivavegas (Reply 8):
According to a recent interview with Johnny Jet, sounds like Sir Richard has a interest in HNL next, with a casual mention of "The Virgin Islands".

http://www.johnnyjet.com/folder/archive/WheresJohnny092620072.html

Craig
MKE

While VX would be looking at interesting ETOPS challenges to HNL, STT and other caribbean beach destinations might be in the works ex JFK, and assuming MIA if/when the station opens. I'd look for 1Xweek service (saturday) to the caribbean to start on days the business domestic markets traditionally slow down.


User currently onlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32696 posts, RR: 72
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2815 times:

Quoting N77014 (Reply 7):

And what terminal and gates would be available for such a carrier?

Concourse G will be virtually empty in two months, with just AirTran and Northwest.



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User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2612 times:

Quoting Vivavegas (Reply 8):
According to a recent interview with Johnny Jet, sounds like Sir Richard has a interest in HNL next, with a casual mention of "The Virgin Islands".

I would love to see a Virgin Islands based in the Caribbean. As for inter-island in Hawaii, I think Virgin should stay away.



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User currently offlineOB1504 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 3327 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2597 times:

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 10):
Concourse G will be virtually empty in two months, with just AirTran and Northwest.

How does it stack up when compared to the rest of the airport, renovated and "original"?


User currently offlineB757capt From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1374 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 11 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2584 times:

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 5):
From where would TZ operate? Or are you suggesting that they are leaving MDW?

They would use WN gates like they have been doing for some of the DFW flights. B 21 to be exact.



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User currently offlineVivavegas From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 505 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (6 years 11 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2559 times:

Quoting Bok269 (Reply 11):
I would love to see a Virgin Islands based in the Caribbean. As for inter-island in Hawaii, I think Virgin should stay away.

I think Sir Richard is looking at HNL service, not inter-island. As for Virgin Islands service I would guess it would be MIA-STT or perhaps MIA-STX. This would be closer to his BVI home (he jokingly mentioned he would like to only fly on Virgin flights to places he visits).

Hmmm  scratchchin  "Virgin" Islands Airlines.... Hmm, maybe Bok269 is on to something.....

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User currently onlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32696 posts, RR: 72
Reply 15, posted (6 years 11 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2510 times:

Quoting OB1504 (Reply 12):
Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 10):
Concourse G will be virtually empty in two months, with just AirTran and Northwest.

How does it stack up when compared to the rest of the airport, renovated and "original"?

A piece of garbage terminal, especially when compared with the new Terminal J. That being said, it is isn't any cheaper to operate there than to fly into any other terminal. Every gate cost the same, and there is plenty of gate room for Virgin America in the beautiful new Concourse J, although they might have to put check-in counters at another Concourse (not a big deal, since all of MIA is within one building).



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