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Southern Skyways Cancels CRW To LAS Before Launch  
User currently offlineKarlB737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3144 posts, RR: 10
Posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2521 times:

Have you noticed how many cities are losing service to LAS primarily on Allegiant and now Southern Skyways. Sometimes it is before or after an announcement of service. In most cases it appears to be just to long a haul to fund. I wonder how many other flights from the east to LAS will be dumped if this trend continues. I think Southern Skyways should concentrate just on their flights to the south and forget about routes to the west. They can't afford it.

Courtesy: Charleston Gazette

Southern Skyways Cancels CRW To LAS Before Launch - 3 Pages

http://www.airportbusiness.com/web/o...trips-before-they-took-off/1$17442

[Edited 2008-02-13 14:19:27]

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User currently offlineAWACSooner From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1979 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2491 times:

What aircraft were they planning on using?

User currently offlineMOBflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1209 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2471 times:



Quoting AWACSooner (Reply 1):
What aircraft were they planning on using?

A 757.


User currently offlineMKE22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1148 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2471 times:

I think you are right about this airline needing to concentrate on the south. Many carriers are dumping LAS, not just G4. FL for sure.


If Your not pissed, your not trying
User currently offlineMainliner From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 421 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2406 times:

Interesting. I always wondered who/what exactly Southern Skyways was, as I see their ticket counter at CRW every time I overnight there. I kept meaning to look it up later, but always forgot. LAS-CRW has to be one of the most unusual nonstop routes I've heard of.


Every flight counts.
User currently offlineSLUAviator From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 357 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2335 times:

Who is Primaris Jet Peru? The same Primaris who ordered 787s and bailed? Why Jet Peru?


What do I know? I just fly 'em.......
User currently offlineKcrwFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3847 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2156 times:



Quoting Mainliner (Reply 4):
LAS-CRW has to be one of the most unusual nonstop routes I've heard of.

It's no more unusual that most allegiant routes.


Given the price, days, fuel costs, and plane, this route didnt really have much of a chance.


User currently offlineMtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2485 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2052 times:
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All those that are shocked, raise their hand...... Too bad that a reputable low cost op can't be found in CRW. Granted, I have only been there once, flew Indy in and out from IAD when they were around. But one would think that there would be somewhat of a demand for good service from there to unserved places. But I wonder how often a Charlestonian(?) would want to go to Vegas.


"If it ain't broke, don't fix it!"
User currently offlineOuboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4616 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1962 times:

The Vegas scheduled charter market (or low frequency scheduled market) is a tough one. You need an aircraft that can carry enough people to cover fuel costs, but also from a city that has the demand to fill it. A 757 is almost needed for these junkets, but you can't fly them from small markets in West Virginia or the like and expect them to be filled.

User currently offlineKcrwFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3847 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1929 times:



Quoting Ouboy79 (Reply 8):
A 757 is almost needed for these junkets, but you can't fly them from small markets in West Virginia or the like and expect them to be filled.

With our runway, it has to be a 757 or a 73G. The distance and the cost of fuel makes the price have to be too high for them to be able to stimulate the market or take passengers from US or DL.

Quoting MtnWest1979 (Reply 7):
But I wonder how often a Charlestonian(?) would want to go to Vegas.

With Allegiant style pricing, plenty of people would on a limited schedule. We're just too far away for the route to be profitable on a carrier where every route has to be a big time money maker.

Quoting MtnWest1979 (Reply 7):
Too bad that a reputable low cost op can't be found in CRW



Quoting MtnWest1979 (Reply 7):
But one would think that there would be somewhat of a demand for good service from there to unserved places.

We could support an appropriately sized LCC operation. If there was room for them to grow in ATL, Airtran would probably be a good fit. Allegiant would do extremely well here; they could clean up on the Florida markets.


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