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Midway Airlines Returning To Providence, R.I., USA  
User currently offlineFirstClass! From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2083 times:

As per Yahoo! Airline news:

JI will make a grand return to the city that has its own show on NBC. JI stepped out of PVD as a result of WN entering PVD.

If JI is returning to these cities it ahs abandoned in the past, I believe there could be more "comeback cities." This is an airline one has to especially keep a close eye on. Things are getting so good!


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User currently offlineBigmikenice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (15 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 2040 times:

Yeah baby...we are all very excited to see JI come back to Providence...they grew some balls in their time off and decided to give us another chance. I can guarantee it will definitely be worth their while. The most recent stats (2ndQ 2000) showed 217 pax/day from PVD - RDU...up from 153 in the 1stQ 2000. That's more than enough to fill the 3 50-seaters they got everyday. PVD for EVER! Big thumbs up

User currently offlinePanaman From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 439 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 2 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2018 times:

Good for you folks and for JI, but don't expect anything larger than the CRJ on the route for the forseeable future. JI has more important routes to fly its 73G's on. PVD is a nice place and all, but let's face it, it's not exactly a major airport or city. I mean, I would think most travellers flying into/out of PVD live in the Boston area and choose to fly out of Green because Logan is so messed up. PVD would not be much if it wasn't so close to BOS. Heck, you could almost consider PVD as a part of the metro BOS area. The route was needed, however. Good to see JI grow.


Sorry I moved from SXM, looking for a new house on Anguilla now!
User currently offlineBoeing757/767 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 2286 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (15 years 2 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2016 times:

Midway uses CRJs, F100s and 737s on the Hartford-RDU route, five times daily.

PVD will add another New England gateway.

Free-thinking, left-leaning secularist
User currently offlinePilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (15 years 2 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1997 times:


I really enjoyed their service to BOS when I switched flights because my United ones were cancelled. However, I thought those would be my last because I don't like flying into BOS. The airport sucks big time.

Providence is much better. The airport is modern, spacious, and reflects the ocean heritage of the "Ocean State." Also, it's much easier to get to.

I have vowed NEVER to go to BOS again. I'd rather drive 3 hours to JFK than go to BOS.

By the way, anyone notice the ever increasing collection of luggage in American's baggage claim? I think that's where all the lost baggage goes!  Smile

- Neil Harrison

User currently offlineBigmikenice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 2 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1986 times:


50% of PVD's 2000 traffic was out of state. The break down of Mass vs Conn, i am not sure about, but you're damn right (well not totally) in saying that most of PVD's pax are coming from Mass. But the truth is, we are happy to have them. They accounted for about 2.7 million passengers in 2000, and without them, we wouldn't be we were are. I agree that BOS and its suburbs play a large part in PVD's success, but no sense in getting involved in the "what-ifs." They are both there and have been for the past 75 years.

Most sources actually do consider PVD part of the BOS metro area. Really it's only 15 miles south of the BOS Mode C transponder coverage range. BOS Center handles PVD's approach and departure between 0000-0600 LCL when the tower goes to sleep and the airspace becomes Class E uncontrolled. And about 75% of the people living south of Boston city limits can get to PVD quicker than BOS on an average day...since an average day is filled with traffic.

User currently offlineWolfpacker From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 356 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (15 years 2 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1981 times:

Midway should never have pulled out of PVD. Although at the time they were having problems. It will be interesting to see if WN starts non-stop RDUPVD service as they have a large presence at both airports.

User currently offlineBigmikenice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (15 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1966 times:

The thought around town was that if JI started up PVD-RDU then that would give them a real stronghold on that market even if SW came, and start a WHOLE lot of competetion on that route. But if SW started up first, then prolly JI wouldn't even bother since SW is the hometown favorite here at PVD, and it would be that much harder to convice the people here that there is a "new" name in town, and to consider them over the already dominant Southwest.

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