KarlB737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3047 posts, RR: 10 Posted (6 years 2 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2395 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
Mainliner From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2280 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.
MtnWest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2390 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1926 times:
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.
Ouboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4482 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1836 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.
Any opinion/comment posted is that of my own and not that of Southwest Airlines Co.
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.