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Planned Service Your Airport Never Started  
User currently offlineFalconBird From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1262 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 4796 times:

You know from time-to-time cities and airport's announce new service that for whatever reason were never started.

Back in March of this year, my local airport, Lexington's Bluegrass, announced new seasonal service to/from Minneapolis, MN, USA, that was never started.

I'm sure there were some local, and business travellers, that were looking forward to this service that didn't see it happen.

http://www.bluegrassairport.com/032108newminneapolis.html

Share your experiences where you were looking forward to new, or re-instated, service that was never started.

[Edited 2008-09-30 07:15:20]

[Edited 2008-09-30 07:15:49]


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User currently offlineAccess-Air From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1939 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4738 times:

Back in the middle 1980s, particularly after the Air Traffic Controllers strike in 1981, the airline that was serving our hometown of Sterling/Rock Falls was Britt Airways... They filed a petition to end service, which actually did happen in September 1986, but three other carriers were lined up ready to take over that service: Mississippi Valley Airlines, Air Illinois and/or American Central Airlines. All of which never happened....Instead we got a hometown airline called Propheter Aviaiton, that I ended up wporking for from October 1988 until February 1990.

Not sure if this is what you were talking baout but its the closest example I can think of.


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User currently offlineApodino From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 4280 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4712 times:

Hainan Airlines was supposed to start service from BOS to China, I believe it was supposed to be to PEK, but I am not sure on that. The service never started. I wonder what mumbles has to say about that.

User currently offlineNQYGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4662 times:

Newquay to Southampton with BE was never started- that would of interested me.

User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3037 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4593 times:

Like Lexington, my home airport (GSP) was supposed to have NW service to MSP start this year, but didn't (we did have it for a very short time a couple yrs ago, too).

Also, from GSP, Air Canada had announced flights to Toronto in 2001, but of course, 9/11 took care of those plans.



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User currently offlineRikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1647 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4531 times:

In my hometown airport back in the early 80's, YQL (Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA), had a bit of a showdown: The hometown airline Time Air was competing for a route to YVR (Vancouver, BC), against much larger regional carrier Pacific Western. PWA was so sure that they were getting the route, that they started doing practice landings at the airport, and had actually moved into the terminal with full signage on the check-in, and full advertisement in the local newspaper.

Within a day or so prior to commencing service, the route was awarded to Time Air.


*of note later: Time Air became a wholly owned subsidiary of PWA corp. the parent of Pacific Western (eventually Canadi>n Airlines Int'l.)



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User currently offlineMOBflyer From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 1209 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4496 times:

In either 1996 or 1998, MOB was supposed to have a hometown charter carrier, Mobile Jet Express, run by the same operator as Myrtle Beach Jet Express. We were supposed to have service to ATL, EWR, and MDW. Looks like we'll have to wait till I can start the services myself now.  Smile

Quoting GSPSPOT (Reply 4):
Also, from GSP, Air Canada had announced flights to Toronto in 2001, but of course, 9/11 took care of those plans.

Wow. Its interesting to think that the traditionally underserved market of GSP caught the eye of a foriegn carrier. Do you have any more details about the proposed route?


User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9211 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4475 times:

US applied for PIT-AMS service, but 9-11 and its aftermath killed that proposal...


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User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4506 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4414 times:

In the mid-1980's, there were plans to start an airline called Zenith International, which would have flown from my home airport of ROC to SJC, via ORD. They were to use 727's, I think one or two flights a day. I don't remember who the backers were, or if other destinations were planned. A quick google and Wikipedia search turned up no info.

I remember that Zenith International was discussed periodically in the Rochester papers from about 1984-86, and at least one article said that the backers thought that Rochester's technology-related economy had some demand to Silicon Valley. The papers usually talked about Zenith as something definitely planned, but it never came about.

Jim



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User currently offlineDCA-ROCguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4506 posts, RR: 33
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4396 times:

Oh, and as long as we're talking about Upstate New York, there were of course the plans earlier in this decade to run an airline first called Legacy Airlines, later Northern Airlines, to be based in Utica with a hub in Syracuse. Both had decent-looking websites, proposed using mainline a/c to a bunch of northeastern and Florida destinations, and not a thing came of either one of them. An expert on Central New York can probably tell us more.

The possibility of any kind of mainline/ large regional-a/c hub at Syracuse of course died with the 1980's consolidation that took out PI's SYR hub, and ended the industry economic structure that permitted most of these small-medium market hubs. Memories of Mohawk, Empire, and Piedmont die hard, I guess.

Jim

[Edited 2008-09-30 10:37:06]


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User currently offlineACdreamliner From UK - Scotland, joined May 2005, 519 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4368 times:

only just from BHX, the Bilga Air flight to Amritsar

"Statement from Birmingham Airport concerning Bilga Air


It comes as a great disappointment that Bilga Air has decided not to start operations from Birmingham to India following the recent announcement.

We understand that this reflects an internal decision by Bilga Air and in the current financial situation the company has reviewed its plans.

The Airport continues to talk to other carriers about filling this market but stresses that the following flights are still available from Birmingham to India:

• Air France via Paris to Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore & Chennai
• Brussels Airlines/Jet Airways via Brussels to Delhi, Mumbai & Chennai
• Emirates via Dubai to Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kozhikode, Cochin, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai & Thiruvananthapuram
• KLM via Schipol to Delhi, Mumbai & Hyderabad
• Lufthansa via Frankfurt and Munich to Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Cochin, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad & Pune
• SAS via Copenhagen to Delhi
• Swiss via Zurich to Delhi & Mumbai
• Turkmenistan Airlines via Ashkhabad to Amritsar/Delhi

All passengers who have booked with Bilga Air will be given a full refund and should contact the operator directly.

Bilga Air was formed to operate flights between Birmingham and Amritsar from the 9th October."



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User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2446 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4347 times:

These were Continental Connection (Commutair) restarts that were supposed to happen earlier this year and never did:

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CLE-LAN



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User currently offlineCkfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 5242 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4334 times:

AA announced in the summer of '01 that it would start ORD-AMS in the spring of '02. That never materialized.

User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32792 posts, RR: 72
Reply 13, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4293 times:



Quoting Ckfred (Reply 12):
AA announced in the summer of '01 that it would start ORD-AMS in the spring of '02. That never materialized.

Announced in summer '98 to start in spring '99. Same with ORD-SVO, MIA-ASU, and BOS-NRT.



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User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4274 times:

In 2000, TW announced STL-FRA service to begin in 2001. Obviously, that didn't begin.


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User currently offlineMauiman31 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 450 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4233 times:
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Over the years MCI announced or had very short term, a few international direct service that happened for a very short time or never happened. London, Caribbean, Mexico -- TWA, Eastern, Braniff II during their hubs tried a few and we had Mexicana come in for a short time. We still have an International Arrivals and Customs in Terminal C, but rarely sees the light of day except maybe an occasional charter.

We are a ghost town currently in terms of size vs. capacity - with 3 terminals totally 90 or so possible departure gates. Only 45 gates in use.


User currently offlineEXAAUADL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4111 times:

In 1978. NW announced one daily trip both directions MSP-PIA-ATL-MIA with 727-100. Deregulation happened and they never started it, probably using the 727 for something else.

User currently offlineCairnterriAIR From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 404 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4067 times:

Back in the early 90's, Air Jamaica had plans to start service from BDL to various destinations on the island. There was even an Air Jamaica Day party held at the airport. No flights ever operated. There was also talk of a start up with plans to operate a 757 from BDL to London. The company was not able to raise the proper financing....never made it off paper.

User currently offlineWillFlyAgian From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 3 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4067 times:

Before Newark took off as the second international airport in the NY/NJ area Pan Am was suppose to do something but customs was not set up yet. Peopleexpress and Virgin where the first to operate and a little customs hall was set up in Terminal C. Anyone have more details about this?

User currently offlineAWACSooner From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1916 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3983 times:

Aww hell, OKC is the redheaded stepchild of the Great Plains...so many airlines/routes have come and gone, my head is spinning.

User currently offlineGSPSPOT From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3037 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3972 times:



Quoting MOBflyer (Reply 6):
Wow. Its interesting to think that the traditionally underserved market of GSP caught the eye of a foriegn carrier. Do you have any more details about the proposed route?

I believe it was to be on RJ's....



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User currently offlineREALDEAL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3868 times:

2003-NTL(hour + drive north of SYD)/AKL by 752 !!!

Backer was going to have a go, but airline & airports disorganised.


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32792 posts, RR: 72
Reply 22, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3861 times:

Quoting MOBflyer (Reply 6):
Quoting GSPSPOT (Reply 4):
Also, from GSP, Air Canada had announced flights to Toronto in 2001, but of course, 9/11 took care of those plans.

Wow. Its interesting to think that the traditionally underserved market of GSP caught the eye of a foriegn carrier. Do you have any more details about the proposed route?

Air Canada service to many smaller cities in the U.S. has come and gone, or, as with Greer, been announced and never started. Air Canada also announced and never began service to South Bend, Indiana in 2000 and Daytona Beach in 2004.

Greer was supposed to launch in fall 2001 alongside Greensboro, Jacksonville and Norfolk. While the other three did launch, none of them lasted long - Norfolk lasted two months; Jackonsville about five months; Greensboro just under one year.

[Edited 2008-10-01 00:25:10]


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User currently offlineNBGSkyGod From United States of America, joined May 2004, 816 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3811 times:

Over the years, there has been much talk about a LEB - BWI flight on Colgan. That never materialized, and now Colgan is leaving in November and being replaced by Cape to Boston.


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User currently offlineLHR777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (5 years 11 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 3791 times:

AA MIA-MDE in 1991, which then took another 10-15 years to start. (Anyone know when?)

AA NCL-JFK - loads of publicity, never started.


25 BigGSFO : AA also announced SJC-RDU- never started.
26 Atrude777 : For MWA, Marion, Illinois, we had announced service MWA-LAS and possibly Sanford, FL in future, to begin Feb 1st, 2007 on Allegiant. They pulled out b
27 WA707atMSP : In 1989, Iraqi Airways announced plans to fly DTW-JFK-Baghdad, beginning in the spring of 1991. Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990 put those plans on "
28 Af773atmsp : BD applied for LHR/MAN-MSP service in 2001. Probably didn't start because of 9/11 and back then European carriers could not start LHR-MSP. Would've be
29 PITrules : US also applied for PIT-MAN and PIT-NRT in the past (late eighties). Also for us PIT fans, you can add the following which were intended but never st
30 GhYHZ : In the June 1, 1980 timetable, CP Air announced they would be starting a YHZ (Halifax) to YYZ route but before it could start the service, the route w
31 YXXMIKE : There was a rumor that Canada 3000 was going to do YXX - YXY - FRA during the summer. Would have given the Fraser Valley a connection to Europe/Yukon.
32 FalconBird : Back a few years ago USAir Express started LEX-PHL-LEX service with a CRJ but pulled it a couple of months later and really didn't give the route and
33 OzarkD9S : TWA also received STL-NRT authority, they never formally announced a start date (lack of suitable equipment was a a major factor, though the 767-300
34 Superfly : San Francisco (SFO) SAS was supposed to fly here but that never materialized.
35 MAH4546 : bmi never applied for LHR-MSP.
36 Post contains links USAirALB : found it here... http://airlineinfo.com/Sites/DailyAi...ine/web-content/osthtml1/1222.html They applied for PIT-NRT, PHL-NRT, CLT-NRT, and PHL-Osaka.
37 FWAERJ : Delta Connection/Freedom Airlines (Mesa) was going to fly FWA-MCO with ERJ-145s back in 2005, but the service (which was supposed to have started Octo
38 EZYAirbus : BMI Regional were going to launch a twice daily service between LTN and BRU but was dropped before first flight departed. Glenn
39 MAH4546 : They only applied for PHL-NRT. The rest was an application for codeshare authority on AA and UA flights.
40 DABTH747 : SInce when does LH serve COK?
41 Viscount724 : EK announced plans to start service to GVA several years ago but changed their mind a couple of months before service was to begin. They're still abou
42 Ouboy79 : Umm let's see. For OKC... Only thing that comes to mind is G4 starting OKC-SFB, but instead yanked LAS and closed the station. For TOL... 1993-ish...s
43 Af773atmsp : The MSP Airport Commission said an international carrier would start some international service at MSP this fall. Its fall and there haven't been any
44 Post contains images MKE22 : Lets see.. When FL planned to take over YX, there were too many to list from MKE. So I got this for you guys.. O and also people have been talking abo
45 Rampart : In the early and mid-80s, COS was attracting airlines, and growing rapidly. In a few years, UA, AA, WA, HP joined existing airlines. At the time, the
46 Jetmatt777 : If my memory serves me correctly, back in 2006, some Bolivian start-upcargo airline wanted to make OKC their North American "hub". Of course, the last
47 777STL : They were waiting on the A333s that obviously never materialized.
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