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User currently offlineERAUgrad02 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1227 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 9392 times:

Figured since we were almost at 200 post, I figured why not a new Thread. Hate to start post on a low note but we at ILM saw a slow down in numbers the last few months. ILM is hoping for a good finish with added boardings from the added Allegiant destination that starts Nov. 30th.

Quote:
Locals hold off on air travel, as price pains plague nation

By Patrick Gannon
Staff Writer


The economic struggles plaguing the country are grounding people in Southeastern North Carolina – literally.


Staff photo by Mike Spencer Airline passengers arrive at the Wilmington International Airport Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2008.At Wilmington International Airport, numbers for all types of air travel – commercial, international and general aviation – are trending downward.

After months of sustained growth, commercial passenger numbers for each of the past three months were lower than the same three months of 2007, which was a record year for the airport. In October, for example, 67,173 people flew into or out of ILM on commercial flights, down 8 percent from 73,024 in October 2007.

The reasons are obvious: Consumers’ worries about the economy and airline financial struggles that have led to higher ticket prices and extra fees for baggage and other once-free services, airport and industry officials said.

“People have less discretionary money and the fares are higher,” said Gary Broughton, ILM operations director.

In October 2007, a fare to LaGuardia Airport on US Airways bought two weeks in advance cost $198, said Broughton, who keeps tabs on fares for ILM. That same flight this year cost $298, he said. While ILM’s fares remains competitive with those of competing airports in Myrtle Beach and Raleigh, airline fares in general are higher this year.

“The fares are way up. I think that’s the reason,” said Tom Crosby, vice president of communications for AAA Carolinas, speaking generally about the decline in air travel. He advised air travelers to seek the help of travel agents and look far in advance for fare specials.

But the news isn’t all bad at ILM, which had its busiest year ever in 2007. Despite the recent declines, ILM still has a chance to top last year’s passenger totals due to increases of 10 percent or more in the first four months of this year.

New Allegiant Air flights to the Tampa Bay area beginning later this month and the return of Allegiant’s flights to Orlando at Halloween should provide a boost during the last two months of the year. And while many airports across the country are losing air service, ILM in 2008 gained Allegiant and hasn’t lost service from existing carriers US Airways and Atlantic Southeast Airlines.

When the final numbers are in for 2008, Broughton said he anticipates a slight decline from 2007 or a break-even scenario.

“I think we’re cautiously optimistic,” Broughton said. “We’re watching it obviously.”

No more ‘$100 hamburgers’

General aviation, which includes all activity other than military and scheduled commercial flights, is also on the decline at ILM. Through September, general aviation flights were down 26 percent from 2007 and 25 percent from 2006. In September alone, general aviation flights dropped 41 percent from the year before.

“September was like somebody turned the light switch off,” said Bill Cherry, president of Air Wilmington, a fixed-base operator which services general aviation aircraft at ILM.

Fuel costs and economic worries are combining to stunt air travel, Cherry said.

As Wall Street stumbles, publicly traded corporations are “watching their Ps and Qs, not doing anything to attract attention to the corporate airplane,” he said.

Also, as the real estate and development communities struggle with the economy, local players in that industry aren’t flying nearly as much, he said.

And leisure pilots are no longer taking the so-called “$100 hamburger” flights, a slang term used by pilots to refer to the practice of taking short flights to nearby airports for a sandwich as an excuse to fly.

Cherry said pilots are asking themselves, “Do I really need to go out and spend that $70 to $100 on fuel just to play?”

“We’ve got airplanes that have been sitting out here for months that haven’t moved,” he said.

Desmond in ILM,

[Edited 2008-11-12 01:29:35]


Desmond MacRae in ILM
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User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6729 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 9369 times:

Has anyone else noticed that the RDU website isn't working? I been trying for a couple of days now and it still won't pull up. It can't be a redesigned because they JUST redesigned it. Anyone know what's going on?

On another note, has anyone seen EWN's new website? I kinda like it, but it still lacks a "Press Release" or "News" section... I know they don't get much news, but still... it's good to keep the people informed..



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User currently offlineERAUgrad02 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9335 times:

What's EWN's website?

Desmond in ILM,



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User currently offlineMattRB From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1624 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9338 times:

www.rdu.com pulls up fine for me.

Quoting ERAUgrad02 (Reply 2):
What's EWN's website?

http://www.newbernairport.com/



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User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6729 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9327 times:



Quoting MattRB (Reply 3):
www.rdu.com pulls up fine for me.

NOW it works for me.. I been trying for days!!!



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User currently offlineERAUgrad02 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 9270 times:

Does EWN have plans to add regional jet bridges? Seems like a long walk to the aircraft even in rain. They can even mate to Dash's. Great terminal. Reminds me of ILM back in early 80s.

Desmond in ILM,



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User currently offlineERAUgrad02 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 9214 times:

Had a Virgin Atlantic A340 divert here in ILM about 20min ago. I'll find out why asap. Has to be a diversion. It departed MIA.

http://www.flightaware.com/live/flight/VIR6

Desmond in ILM,



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User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6729 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 9113 times:

OKay.. so I have a question..

I"m looking at posts.. and I notice that a LOT of Mexican carriers fly to the surrounding US areas.. NM, AZ, CA, TX, UT, etc..

On the east coast, it is not necessarily that way... UP only flies to FL, JM flies to a few more areas, Caribbean flies to a few.. but not like the Mexican carriers.. Now I know there is actual land connecting so it's more friends and visiting family.. but why doesn the east coast see service from the Caribbean like hte west coast sees service from Mexico ? Just wondering..



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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32192 posts, RR: 72
Reply 8, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 9109 times:



Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 7):

I"m looking at posts.. and I notice that a LOT of Mexican carriers fly to the surrounding US areas.. NM, AZ, CA, TX, UT, etc..

The market isn't as extensive as you think. No secondary airports see Mexican airlines except SAT, FAT, ONT, and SMF. That's it.

Also, Mexican carriers focus on immigrant traffic, not leisure traffic.



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User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6729 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 9105 times:



Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 8):
Also, Mexican carriers focus on immigrant traffic, not leisure traffic.

Hmm.. there is a lot of leisure traffic that goes east coast-caribbean.. to be sure a 1 or 2 weekly airline could do it.. perhaps something Allegient-esque.. something Caribbean based.. I know a lot of US airlines offer service, but there is very little Caribbean.. it would be nice to see UP or Caribbean or someone step up.. but perhaps they don'[t have the funds to aircraft.. I dont' know.. just seems the Mexican carriers are moving forward.. the Caribbean carriers seem to be a bit.. stagnated.. oh well.. just wondering, that's all...



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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32192 posts, RR: 72
Reply 10, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 9103 times:



Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 9):
here is a lot of leisure traffic that goes east coast-caribbean.. to be sure a 1 or 2 weekly airline could do it.. perhaps something Allegient-esque.. something Caribbean based.. I know a lot of US airlines offer service, but there is very little Caribbean.. it would be nice to see UP or Caribbean or someone step up.. but perhaps they don'[t have the funds to aircraft.. I dont' know.. just seems the Mexican carriers are moving forward.. the Caribbean carriers seem to be a bit.. stagnated.. oh well.. just wondering, that's all...

Caribbean airlines, like Mexican airlines, focus on VFR, not tourists, especially UP and BW. JM tried to focus on tourism, and it sent their finances down the drain, and they are now re-focusing on their core: VFR. KX does the best at focusing on tourism, but their network is still quite limited.

Mexican carriers are flying routes like FAT-GDL, not FAT-SJD.



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User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6729 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 9097 times:

Changing gears, any thoughts on what the DL/NW merger will do to some of the Carolina cities? Will we see Mesaba dispatched to HHH? Will New Bern (EWN) get added ATL service or another station? Will PGV (Greenville, NC) finally get DL service using some Saabs? Will Greensboro get mainline to some DL stations? Will FLO get some more service?

Thoughts? Ideas?



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User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8609 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (5 years 5 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 9094 times:
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Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 9):
the Caribbean carriers seem to be a bit.. stagnated.. oh well.. just wondering, that's all...

Caribbean carriers are not stagnated at all, and some are even growing. Like the above post stated, they focus on VFR, and most do not depend on tourist to fill their seats. It is the U.S. carriers that are stagnated in the region, except with AA and B6's new flights to the region.


User currently offlineERAUgrad02 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 5 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 9014 times:

ILM is hoping to at least get MEM service and then later DTW. At least one flight to each daily.


Desmond MacRae in ILM
User currently offlineFLYjoe From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 5 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 9001 times:



Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 11):
Changing gears, any thoughts on what the DL/NW merger will do to some of the Carolina cities? Will we see Mesaba dispatched to HHH? Will New Bern (EWN) get added ATL service or another station? Will PGV (Greenville, NC) finally get DL service using some Saabs? Will Greensboro get mainline to some DL stations? Will FLO get some more service?

There was another thread about a Mesaba Saab base being opened up in ATL. I would definitely say HHH is on the radar there. PGV is a tough one to say. With DL's failed attempt at ISO, would they try it again? Of course a SF-340 is probably a better a/c for the route than the CRJ. Would DL come back to ISO or try PGV? I wonder if FLO and AVP would see some SF-340s?

I would say right now service at other airports like GSO, ILM, FAY, CAE, GSP, CHS would stay pretty much the same right now. Yeah, there will be some wish lists by airport managers, but it's hard to see a lot of new domestic routings/upgrades right now.


User currently offlineERAUgrad02 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 5 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 8747 times:

Allegiant took off to St. Petersburg yesterday,

Quote:
ILM prefers to view new Tampa flight as half-full

By Patrick Gannon
Staff Writer


Published: Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 4:51 p.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 9:56 p.m.
Wilmington’s first Tampa Bay-bound commercial flight took off on time Thursday morning, but with fewer than half of its seats full.


On the inbound flight from Tampa earlier Thursday, 62 people arrived at Wilmington International Airport, Broughton said.

Broughton said he expects the numbers to improve. The week before Thanksgiving is typically a slow travel week, with students still in school and so many people traveling over the holiday, he said.

“I think it’ll be a good flight,” Broughton said. “It’s something we’ll just have to watch.”

Las Vegas-based Allegiant now offers flights to Tampa on Thursdays and Sundays. Flights will leave Wilmington at 10:40 a.m. and arrive in Tampa Bay at 12:15 p.m. Flights departing Tampa will leave at 8:20 a.m. and arrive in Wilmington at 10 a.m.

Allegiant spokeswoman Tyri Squyres said she wasn’t worried about Thursday’s passenger numbers and that “bookings pick up as expected over the holidays.”

For Sunday’s flight, about 100 tickets had been sold by Thursday afternoon, Broughton said. And Allegiant had sold 102 seats and 128 seats for the Thanksgiving day and Nov. 30 flights, respectively.

Allegiant Air officials said in a news release Thursday that the airline is offering fares of $49 each way on flights purchased by Dec. 3 for travel by Feb. 28. That price doesn’t include a number of taxes and fees. A quick search of the company’s Web site Thursday afternoon showed some one-way fares at $29.

Reservations may be made through the company’s Web site, www.allegiantair.com, or by phone at (702) 505-8888.

The Tampa-St. Petersburg area of Florida is the second destination out of Wilmington for Allegiant, which recently resumed twice-a-week service to the Orlando area after suspending service during the slow fall travel period.

Tampa is the No. 7 final destination for air travelers leaving ILM, airport officials have said. With the Tampa flights, ILM will have direct service to five of Wilmington passengers’ top 10 destinations – New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Orlando and Tampa.

Others in the top 10 without direct flights are Washington, D.C., Chicago, Las Vegas, Denver and Boston.

Desmond in ILM,



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User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6729 posts, RR: 18
Reply 16, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 8570 times:

Just incase anyone is interested.. here is a RDU facebook page.. join if you're on.. let me know if you want to be an Admin too!

RDU Facebook Page



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User currently offlineAT777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 191 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 8523 times:

I was out at CLT the other day with my scanner and heard that ATC has gone to 18C/36C instead of 18R/36L. I don't believe the runway is close to being done, so why would ATC have gone ahead and switched the runways from R/L to Center?

Other than that... not much is going on that I know of or have seen.

Ashley in CLT


User currently offlineNavymmw From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 257 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 8504 times:



Quoting AT777 (Reply 17):
I was out at CLT the other day with my scanner and heard that ATC has gone to 18C/36C instead of 18R/36L. I don't believe the runway is close to being done, so why would ATC have gone ahead and switched the runways from R/L to Center?

I was just at CLT the other day, we landed on 23 coming in from BOS and we took off on rwy 36C enroute for GSP. I never knew that CLT had a 18/36C untill we took off on it, lol/


User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6729 posts, RR: 18
Reply 19, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 8480 times:

So, I have finally figured out (I know, it took me forever) how DL was going to cycle the international 752 for the RDU and PIT flights to CDG.. didn't see any other 757 flights at PIT, so this must be it..

ATL-RDU...
Delta Air Lines - DL 248
Depart: Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Intl Apt
Departure Time: 3:07pm
Arrive: Raleigh/Durham
Arrival Time: 4:30pm
Travel Time: 1hr 23mins
Aircraft: 752 (Boeing 757-200 Passenger)
Classes offered: Business Economy

110 minutes turnaround...

RDU-CDG..
Delta Air Lines - DL 204
Depart: Raleigh/Durham
Departure Time: 6:20pm
Arrive: Paris Charles de Gaulle Apt
Arrival Time: 8:35am
Travel Time: 8hrs 15mins
Aircraft: 752 (Boeing 757-200 Passenger)
Classes offered: Business Economy

125 minute turnaround...

CDG-PIT....
Delta Air Lines - DL 189
Depart: Paris Charles de Gaulle Apt
Departure Time: 10:40am
Arrive: Pittsburgh International Apt
Arrival Time: 1:55pm
Travel Time: 9hrs 15mins
Aircraft: 752 (Boeing 757-200 Passenger)
Classes offered: Business Economy

4 hour 20 minute layover..

PIT-CDG...
Delta Air Lines - DL 188
Depart: Pittsburgh International Apt
Departure Time: 6:15pm
Arrive: Paris Charles de Gaulle Apt
Arrival Time: 8:20am
Travel Time: 8hrs 5mins
Aircraft: 752 (Boeing 757-200 Passenger)
Classes offered: Business Economy

125 minute turnaround...

CDG-RDU.....
Delta Air Lines - DL 205
Depart: Paris Charles de Gaulle Apt
Departure Time: 10:30am
Arrive: Raleigh/Durham
Arrival Time: 2:15pm
Travel Time: 9hrs 45mins
Aircraft: 752 (Boeing 757-200 Passenger)
Classes offered: Business Economy

70 minute turnaround

RDU-ATL....
Delta Air Lines - DL 249
Depart: Raleigh/Durham
Departure Time: 3:25pm
Arrive: Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Intl Apt
Arrival Time: 4:49pm
Travel Time: 1hr 24mins
Aircraft: 752 (Boeing 757-200 Passenger)
Classes offered: Business Economy



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User currently offlineERAUgrad02 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 8360 times:

So looks like DL is pulling the plug on OAJ. Effective April 2009. Thought the loads were good.

Desmond in ILM,



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User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6729 posts, RR: 18
Reply 21, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 8353 times:

Maybe they will come back like they did for HHH... Who knows...


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User currently offlineERAUgrad02 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 8328 times:

Wonder what the list of markets will be for Saab???

Desmond in ILM,



Desmond MacRae in ILM
User currently offlineCltguy From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 597 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 8274 times:



Quoting Navymmw (Reply 18):
I was out at clt the other day with my scanner and heard that ATC has gone to 18C/36C instead of 18R/36L. I don't believe the runway is close to being done, so why would ATC have gone ahead and switched the runways from R/L to Center?

Even though the runway is not open it has been graded and first phase of paving is in progress. So from the air it looks like 3 parallel runways even though the new one won't be open for another year.


User currently offlineNelsonde From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 8180 times:



Quoting ERJ170 (Reply 11):
Will PGV (Greenville, NC) finally get DL service using some Saabs? Will Greensboro get mainline to some DL stations?

No. I don't think that's likely, as with Colgan they'd only come in with an EAS deal or other incentives and that's not happening.

Dave



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25 Delta767 : GSO is getting a 757 from ATL 12/2 and return to ATL 12/3 in the morning. Then next Tues/Wed GSO gets an MD-90 service on the same rotation. Is this e
26 ERAUgrad02 : Any new NC/SC news from your airports? Desmond in ILM,
27 ERJ170 : American is cutting 24 mainline staff from RDU.. further pushing themselves out of the RDU focus city.. I'm sure schedule cuts will follow shortly.. j
28 ERJ170 : Unless Flytecomm is incorrect, UPS is bringing 2x MD11 to RDU for the holiday season. Anyone out there taking pictures of these two beauties on the ra
29 ERAUgrad02 : We get 722 from FX during the holiday season here. I hope to see some for 08' season. Desmond in ILM,
30 JBLUA320 : GSO has a fairly consistent 1x daily M88 service to ATL, in addition to the Connection CR2s and CR7s that dominate the route. When college semesters
31 Packcheer : Was out at RDU today, nothing unusual as far as Fed Ex is concerned. Although, there were two unusual a/c out there, one DC-8 with markings i didn't r
32 ERJ170 : From what I can tell, the following cargo aircraft should have been at RDU today/tonight/this morning.. UPS MD11 UPS 763 FX300 FX300 FX300 FX310 FX722
33 ERAUgrad02 : Allegiant is adding some extra flights during xmas week. Their load factors are in the high 90's. They have been very pleased and are expected to add
34 ERJ170 : So, From the looks of it, RDU-CUN restarted today without a hitch.. departing to CUN from gate C11 and arriving back from CUN at gate C24. So that's g
35 Delta767 : When will we know which cities now with NW CRJs to DTW or MSP will see upgrades to mainline or at least CR9s or EMB-170s.
36 Post contains links ERJ170 : RDU-CDG delayed for a year.. unfortunate but it happens.. Triangle Business Journal
37 ERAUgrad02 : Why would those cities be getting upgraded? Desmond in ILM,
38 ERJ170 : One question for ya'll out there.. how accurate is the AirTran route map? I ask because FL still has RDU-MCO as a non-stop option. But that route was
39 ERAUgrad02 : We had a Citation crash here in fog a few days ago. Was on ILS and.... ran out of gas. All pax survived and flew to New York the same day. Desmond in
40 ERAUgrad02 : Other ILM news... Desmond in ILM,
41 Delta767 : Because of the additional feed from a new network of destinations and potential reduction in frequency on other routes like MEM and CVG. Also, a real
42 ERAUgrad02 : Great ILM News... Awesome considering the bad times with the economy. Desmond in ILM,
43 ERJ170 : So here are the qeustions I have.. with the DL/NW route structuring occurring... what's the possibility of the following occurring.. Currently EWN (Co
44 ERAUgrad02 : It's not the merger that would bring more service. It all bowls down to loads to support a 3rd flight. Desmond in ILM,
45 ERAUgrad02 : Any other NC/SC updates on service, loads, etc? Desmond in ILM,
46 ERJ170 : Congratulations to Coastal Carolina Regional Airport.. looks like they will be getting their 3rd ATL flight back on April's Fools day.. Current Schedu
47 ERAUgrad02 : I have a question... ILM has a very nice terminal with most of the big airport conveniences ( Restaurants in main Terminal & Gates, Gift shop/store at
48 Post contains links ERJ170 : No real news, but here is something.. SuperShuttle at RDU excerpt: SuperShuttle will offer shared van service from RDU to businesses and residences in
49 ERAUgrad02 : I thought this was an interesting story in the Wimington Star News. Anyone know this guy? I was 10-11yo when he left ILM for RDU. Desmond in ILM,
50 Post contains links Wolfpacker : Here is some news on RDU. Might be a good time to consolidate all the airlines in the new terminal and then they can renovate/remodel the old terminal
51 ERJ170 : Here's a question for discussion... With United adding flights out west.. any possibility for United adding IAD-EWN/PGV/ILM/AVL, etc.. could any of th
52 USPIT10L : UA had Presidential fly these routes, particularly PGV, AVL, and EWN back in the early '90s, but they only lasted a couple years. With US feed at CLT
53 Raggi : Howdy Y'all Not to hijack the thread, but how are things progressing in GSO with regard to the FedEx hub? Best regards from a ex NC- resident! raggi
54 DeltaAVL : I've been hearing some rumblings of UA opening a station at AVL. I heard rumors of ORD though, not IAD... We'll have to see. More often than not, tho
55 USPIT10L : I can see why AVL is pushing for ORD, but I think Eagle could possibly do DFW.
56 ERAUgrad02 : Some news from US in ILM... Is US doing this in any of your cities? Desmond in ILM,
57 Post contains links ERAUgrad02 : We got two large US aircraft to ILM today from PHL. Anyone know why? 757-200 http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AWE9226 A321 http://flightaware.com/li
58 ERAUgrad02 : Allegiant offering deals to Florida. Desmond in ILM,
59 ERAUgrad02 : Any other news around NC/SC other than MYR getting Allegiant Air? Delta already hsa our summer sched loaded and we're (ILM) getting 8 CRJ trips to ATL
60 GSPSPOT : I scanned this thread quickly, and didn't see "GSP" anywhere.... G4 is adding its 4th Florida destination from GSP this month - PGD. I sure wish they'
61 ERJ170 : Yeah! Some South Carolina update.. keep it coming.. The only other news I know about is RDU is getting 4 round trips to DCA on Delta and EWN (New Bern
62 ERAUgrad02 : A little ILM action happened yesterday... Desmond in ILM,
63 GSPSPOT : What is with all the crazies coming out of the woodwork lately?? I mean hard times, yeah, but get a grip!
64 Post contains links CasInterest : http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/1437310.html Interesting article that I just came across. Been out of town. I don't see it discussed above, but
65 ERJ170 : With the downturn in economics, I think RDU plans to move everyone to Terminal 2 and then renovate Terminal 1.. without anyone any it.. they can do a
66 DeltaAVL : We (AVL) have 6 gates total, only 2 of which have jet bridges. However, the other four gates now have the outside walkways that are essentially jet b
67 Post contains links and images DeltaAVL : AVL news: Falcon AirLink, a helicopter training school (one of two flight schools on the field), filed for bankruptcy and closed a few weeks ago, putt
68 GSPSPOT : Stevens Aviation , the only FBO at GSP, should start construction of a new terminal on April 1. The old one had a partially collapsed roof, and has be
69 DeltaAVL : So the sole FBO at GSP consists of a trailer?? Then again, I suppose most of the biz traffic goes into GMU, so appearance may not be as important...
70 ERAUgrad02 : Maybe for the weekend Dash-8 300 or 1 of the Emb-145's that do a LGA trip but most of our aircraft from US are E-190/-175 and the Delta gate uses a D
71 GSPSPOT : Well, it's not quite what it sounds. The old bldg is still there (I believe), and they have at least 1 hangar at GSP. But, they gotta do what they go
72 GSP psgr : Maybe they're just in the midst of a schedule change, but I just noticed that apparently in early May, DL cuts GSP-MEM from 3X daily to 1X daily. In r
73 DeltaAVL : No surprise there; DL/NW is downsizing MEM pretty majorly. GSP's lucky they've even got MEM service. Yep, the last time I drove to GSP to catch a che
74 GSPSPOT : The $100,000.00 question is - why? There's more traffic, and I would think, competition at GSP. I'm really beginning to wonder what drives airfares.
75 GSP psgr : As for why a LCC hasn't tried GSP since Indy Air, well my theory is this: AirTran can't because they've basically run out of gate space at Hartsfield
76 SkyGirl : This is making me want to fly home again soon! My parents just flew out of AVL, I think the day after the celebration and thus far I've heard that th
77 GSPSPOT : That would certainly work for me - all I'd want is access to a comprehensive list of connections. Hopefullly, even that would bring fares down here.
78 GSP psgr : Lets gameplay this out and assume that AirTran got those 10 Q400s Lynx has ordered. Where do they put them? As logical as ATL would be, I don't think
79 GSPSPOT : GSP Psgr, your ideas sound great - why aren't you running that airline??
80 GSP psgr : ...it also looks like GSP loses a CRJ frequency to Detroit.....its a long fall down from the 5X daily D9S service we once had on that route. Service i
81 ERAUgrad02 : I remember when i worked as CSR/RAMP agent for UAX/ACA, US had a 6am departure (737-400) to CLT that continued on to AVL. Maybe they'll oneday fly E-
82 MattRB : Agreed (tho AVL was just a second home for me). The last time I was there, they were in the middle of the renos. It'd be nice to see the results firs
83 IAD51FL : Your not missing much.... AVL has lost its small town, country feel and now is more modern and.......typical. Chris
84 ERJ170 : Looks like AVL just got AirTran service to MCO.. Congratulations! 3x weekly...
85 Gsoflyer : Curious, Anyone know why Allegiant hasn't increased frequency from GSO to PIE? Or added another Florida city? Flown them fairly often lately to PIE fo
86 GSPSPOT : Just heard they're also doing TYS-MCO. Looks like direct competition w/G4! Wonder what G4's response will be? I think long-term, G4 will win (even lo
87 DeltaAVL : Oh HELLS yes! Best news we've had here at AVL in a while. Also, this marks the first mainline (717) service AVL has had in *years*.
88 ERAUgrad02 : The community better support them by using the service or they'll be gone just as quick as they came...lol. Do you guys still have jetways for mainli
89 Post contains links UncGSO : Hey all Here is a link about TradeWinds Airlines at GSO. http://www.news-record.com/content/2...ensboro_airline_studies_relocation Hope we can keep em
90 ERJ170 : Today is March 28, 2009 and I still have not heard any word of when Delta plans on re-opening the Crown Room. Has anyone heard anything at all?
91 MattRB : That'd be the two 'A' gates upstairs. AVL never really had that feel for me. It's a university town, and it looks & feels like one. Outside of AVL (W
92 ThegreatRDU : Does anybody where I can get a list of RDU's departures and arrivals and the frequency of how many times the flights are operated daily?
93 SkyGirl : This makes me soooo happy!! I will totally be flying to Orlando just so that I can fly into Asheville now! I don't care if it adds extra time to my d
94 MattRB : That's where home was. Right in behind Well Bread Bakery. hahaha AVL meet?
95 ERJ170 : In other news.. On Monday, United upgrades the morning 733 service IAD-RDU-ORD to a 32S.. On Wednesday, United switched the afternoon 733 service IAD-
96 ERAUgrad02 : So the flight makes a 1-stop at RDU upon departing EWN? Could this be a potential for intra- Carolina service to RDU? I'd love to see this as people
97 ERJ170 : Oops.. no.. slip of the fingers.. make that ATL-EWN-ATL...
98 ERAUgrad02 : Ahhh... Other news is that Delta ILM has got word of a rumor that Delta may be pulling out of MYR. I thought "NO WAY" but ILM has been getting calls
99 DeltaAVL : More great news. Will OH operate it?
100 ERJ170 : So.. it looks like on June 4, DL will start their summer schedule out of RDU.. with 5x 757, 5x MD80, and 1x 73H.. not quite as 757 heavy as previous y
101 Packcheer : I'm in the process of booking a flight BOS - MYR on DL on August 7, then MYR - RDU on August 16. I can get in on DL, but not out.... Up til now, and
102 ThegreatRDU : If the route is a go then with the 32S's I presume? If so that would be nice to see at ILM. I like how RDU is seeing more bigger mainline aircraft se
103 ERJ170 : close.. 2 of the 3 will be upgraded over the summer timeframe.. then I think it remains at 1x 320, 2x E90 for the rest of the year..
104 Post contains links DeltaAVL : Looks like it's official now: LGA AVL 6637 9:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m. CRJ AVL LGA 6626 11:45 a.m. 1:45 p.m CRJ “Passengers now have another option when t
105 Post contains links Uncgso : The US Airways Club will re-open tomorrow 4/1/09 at GSO. http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/stories/2009/03/30/daily23.html A little bit of good news fo
106 Post contains links Nelsonde : Little PGV will be expanding: http://www.reflector.com/news/pitt-a...us-funds-for-expansion-520171.html They just have to be "shovel ready." They're p
107 Post contains links and images Packcheer : I thought this thread could use some pictures from RDU A NW DC-9 DL MD-88 Cargo Ramp on a snowy day. De-icing at Fed-Ex UA A319 taking off in the snow
108 ERJ170 : So, how long has this flight been operating? Delta 1266 4:52pm 04 Apr 2009 ATL 6:19pm 04 Apr 2009 RDU McDonnell Douglas MD-90 it is just Saturday serv
109 ERAUgrad02 : Ahh my birthday is the 16th...lol. OTHER NEWS... G4 is pulling ILM-PIE May 16th. SFB numbers still strong and will remain. Desmond in ILM,
110 Packcheer : I've never seen an MD-90 at RDU.... Doesn't mean it hasn't happened though. I was booking some flights for the summer and I noticed some MD-90's on a
111 ERAUgrad02 : Ahh my birthday is the 16th...lol. OTHER NEWS... G4 is pulling ILM-PIE May 16th. SFB numbers still strong and will remain. Desmond in ILM,
112 ThegreatRDU : How are the loads on the Saturday RDU-CUN?
113 GSPSPOT : What is the source of this info? I'd like to be able to track G4's GSP routes' performance.
114 ERAUgrad02 : Um.. ILM tracks the numbers of boardings. It's not a website...lol. Call GSO. Desmond in ILM,
115 Post contains links DeltaAVL : AVL and RDU are getting stimulus money! $7.5 million goes to AVL to improve the terminal building and $4.5 mil is going to RDU for runway lighting imp
116 GSPSPOT : What's the need now at AVL for terminal improvements? They just completed a renovation, right? The only place I know of to track pax numbers online i
117 DeltaAVL : That's what I'm trying to find out, but I assume it's some sort of expansion. There's not a whole lot else they can do with the current terminal.
118 Post contains links MattRB : It's all in the master plan: http://www.flyavl.com/index.php?opti...an&task=cat_view&gid=89&Itemid=294
119 DeltaAVL : " target=_blank>http://www.flyavl.com/index.php?opti...d=294 Thanks for that, was an interesting read. But also note that it's from 2003. A lot has c
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