FirstClass! From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 822 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!
Bigmikenice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 779 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!
Panaman From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 439 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 757 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!
Pilot1113 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 2333 posts, RR: 13 Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 736 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!
Bigmikenice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 725 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.
Wolfpacker From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 353 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 720 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.
Bigmikenice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 705 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.