UltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2240 posts, RR: 6 Posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2212 times:
Hi, everyone. As most of you know, YX has replaced most of their 717s with Republic ERJ-170s. Having seen one on departure from OMA the other day, it put me to wondering: When did Midwest Express begin flying to Omaha? I know Midwest as we know it now began in 2003, but I'm asking about the original, just for curiosity's sake. Thanks for any information you have to offer.
UltimateDelta From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2240 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2010 times:
Wow. I never knew that they flew to EWR, MCO, or SAN from here (even though I knew all that other stuff). I guess I feel a bit of a connection to them because I first flew them in July 1995. Thanks for the info.
Knope2001 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3229 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1949 times:
Quoting UltimateDelta (Reply 2): Wow. I never knew that they flew to EWR, MCO, or SAN from here (even though I knew all that other stuff).
Yeah, the SAN and MCO flights were weekend only and just periodic. But OMA-EWR was 1x per day for years with a 60-seat DC9-10. In addition to the one nonstop, Midwest typically flew twice-daily 1-stop flights, and they served a pretty strong traffic stream between Omaha and Newark. When Continental came in with multiple nonstop ERJ's and Midwest got rid of the smallest 60-seat DC9's, Midwest's traffic between Omaha and Newark dried up.
One other thing I did not mention. Midwest briefly flew a red-eye OMA-LAS flight in 1996 or so several nights per week.