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List Of US Airports Actively Seeking Service  
User currently offlineJA From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 577 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 8269 times:

Which US airports are ACTIVELY seeking domestic service?

I'm not talking about the airports that do not do any marketing to airlines. I am talking about airports that are actively making it their business to reach out to airlines for new service to specific locations. Can we also differentiate between airports that are subsidizing the new efforts and airports that are not subsidizing the requested flights?

I am getting the impression that there are airports that are seriously interested in procuring new service (with or without money) and there are airports that are just playing games even though they are claiming to be looking for someone. I get this impression from personal experience with several places that will remain nameless.

I will say one thing: CVG has been VERY helpful with regards to articulating their needs. The people who believe that they are sitting on their hands doing nothing are absolutely wrong. Out of all of the airports that I have contacted, CVG has put them all to shame. I have been in regular contact with CVG since early October and they have been the ONLY airport to make as many calls to us as we have to them. ONT has also been very good.

Disclosure: I am not part of JetAmerica. I know that question might come up, so I just wanted to take care of it right away.

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User currently offlineKcrwflyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3845 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 8028 times:

well.....

Almost ALL airports are actively seeking service in their own minds. Some are just better than others and you have to understand that. Some may have their hands tied politically and thats something else you have to consider. I cant imagine there being one airport in the US that isnt after new service in some respect.

Regional airports usually have more aggressive marketing, but some can also be very cautious.

While every airports usually trying to get new air service, most have been around the block a few times and are weary of start ups and deal with them a little more cautiously.


User currently onlineLAXdude1023 From India, joined Sep 2006, 7759 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 8008 times:

That would be just about every airport in the US but JFK and LAX (and to a lesser degree ORD, MIA, and SFO). Those airports sell themselves


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User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7971 times:

I'm pretty sure DAB is ALWAYS actively searching. They've been trying to get jetBlue for years. They've only caught the last few by giving out good deals, which usually ended after a year and then the airline pulled out. It's a shame really.

User currently offlineSkoker From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 440 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 7960 times:

I may have a small amount of bias, but IAG has been bending over backwards to get service, with the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority offering millions of dollars to any airline who will bring service there.

With that said, RIP Skybus. They could have done well out of IAG, just as Direct Air is doing now.


User currently offlineJA From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 577 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7903 times:



Quoting Kcrwflyer (Reply 1):
While every airports usually trying to get new air service, most have been around the block a few times and are weary of start ups and deal with them a little more cautiously.

New entrants are the lifeblood of any industry. Often, it takes a new entrant to make the existing players improve their own product and pay attention to "ignored" markets. Regional airports ignore them at their own peril. Punta Gorda has air service now because they took the risk with Skybus. Skybus did not work out, but now Direct Air and Allegiant are flying there. I would say that they are better for it. Who knew anything about Punta Gorda before SX?


User currently offlineM11Stephen From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7867 times:

GYY keeps trying to get service. Unfortunately it seems to be a curse for airlines since no airline sticks around for to long after they start service there. A la, Skybus, Skyvalue.


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User currently offlineL1011buff From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7861 times:

Wish we'd get service back to RDG!!!

User currently offlineAtlanta From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 473 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7766 times:

Maybe someday, PSM (my hometown airport) will have service again!  Smile

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User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7740 times:

PRC has been pleading for (decent) service for ages. It currently is being served by Great Lakes under an EAS contract, and we also have Horizon Q400s twice daily. The problem with these flights is that their schedules are idiotic and don't really lend themselves to making reasonable connections.

User currently offlineYNGguins From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 512 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7652 times:

A few that ring a bell.

YNG- Service to just about anywhere!
TOL- SCASD for NYC.
LCK- Rickenbacker could be attractive for business flights.
GYY- Service to just about anywhere that will last for more than six months!
ORH- Could be a nice alternative to Boston.

Thoughts?



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User currently offlineN6238P From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 509 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 7633 times:

How about the $313 Million, BLV?

This is an airport just hurting for service.



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User currently offlinePanova98 From United States of America, joined Apr 2008, 307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 7524 times:

I think I understand the question, but are there any airports in the country on record saying: "No, we don't want anyone else to come in here or start something new from here."

I don't know, but I would think even slot-controlled DCA is actively "looking the field" for new or improved service. Or, is it, and some others, simply maxed-out capacity-wise?

Beyond these slot-controlled airports, I can't imagine any airport not actively, i.e., having a constant dialogue with every known operator to see what new or improved service might be possible.


User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1474 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6591 times:

Stockton, CA (SCK) is always looking for service to SFO and LAX. They almost had AM service to Mexico. Allegiant is the only carrier that has stepped up to the plate with service to Las Vegas.

User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5843 posts, RR: 28
Reply 14, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 6449 times:

Of course, FAT is also always looking for service.

They've had some pretty good incentives for new service in the past.



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User currently offline0NEWAIR0 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 939 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6159 times:



Quoting Panova98 (Reply 12):
"No, we don't want anyone else to come in here or start something new from here."

I believe, a while ago (not too long after jetBlue started JFK-PDX service), a PDX official bascially said that they were not looking for any more airlines to come in. Maybe the official just couldn't find the right words to use but I can clearly remember the statement coming off with a "oh, no thanks, we're good" attitude.

...I'm going to try and find the article that I read this in.



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User currently offline0NEWAIR0 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 939 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6124 times:

Also, What's the deal with your, your as in JA, TransportAzumah Air Service?


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User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 6074 times:

How about OAK?  duck 


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User currently offlineJA From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 577 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 5754 times:



Quoting 0NEWAIR0 (Reply 16):
Also, What's the deal with your, your as in JA, TransportAzumah Air Service?

TAZ Airways is forming nicely.

I think our product has the ability to pull network traffic as we solve the problem that only one other carrier (I9) figured out.


User currently offlineKcrwflyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3845 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 5717 times:



Quoting JA (Reply 18):
I think our product has the ability to pull network traffic as we solve the problem that only one other carrier (I9) figured out.

Air Italy?


User currently offlineYNGguins From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 512 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 5596 times:



Quoting JA (Reply 18):
TAZ Airways is forming nicely.

Keep up the good work..



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User currently onlineBTVB6Flyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 5575 times:

BTV is always trying to get service; they were just able (last year) to pull in FL to replace the missing service DH gave. But before FL was announced they were talking to AC WN F9 and AA. So I bet they still are looking for new service (as is every airport) in particular they want, new routes to DEN, TPA, FLL, and Washington D.C (other than UA FL and US), and ORD (other than UA)

User currently offlineNkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2688 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5507 times:

ACY just sent out RFP's to airlines.. defenitely looking..

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/179/story/401756.html



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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 23, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5481 times:



Quoting Atlanta (Reply 8):
Maybe someday, PSM (my hometown airport) will have service again!

And CEF too! (*dammed skybus* :P )



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User currently offlineHalophila From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 646 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 5453 times:

Portsmouth, New Hampshire? I know Skybus operated there for a while, but nothing since.


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25 Cadet57 : Exactly...
26 Lhpdx : Portland wants PDX-DCA!
27 PGNCS : The MidAmerica airport is Congressional pork of the highest order. It certainly has its share of favorable attention from the likes of Jerry Costello
28 DeltaL1011man : I'd say you can just say NYC. LGA and EWR seem pretty happy with what they got. good luck with THAT one. LOL. DCA only has (IIRC) 10ish slots that ca
29 AA757MIA : CPR! Dont know why CO is not interested, I bet the route to IAH would be a profitable one...
30 JA : Indigo Airlines, the former business jet airline.
31 Beertrucker : MLB is and has been trying to get more airlines to come here for a long time now. They got USA3000 till they stopped all scedualled traffic. I know th
32 TheGov : If you believe the MSCMAA talking heads, MEM has been trying to talk WN into serving the Mid-south for years. However, now that NW is now DL and the i
33 Micstatic : What about New Haven, KHVN?
34 BAKJet : I'm not sure how "Actively" they are pursuing it, but I'm pretty sure IND is looking for new airlines , specifically Jetblue.
35 Post contains links Humberside : This website, while mostly containing European airports, allows airports to pay to promote routes they wish to have served from their airport. IWA and
36 Beertrucker : I used to live in New Haven. My parents still do. I think airlines can not make HVN work unless they have prices that compete with NYC and BDL in pri
37 Micstatic : I used to live in the area also. If the runway was longer they'd have a shot. I still think biz travelers would pay a premium to enter south central
38 JA : I'm surprised more American airports aren't using this.
39 Post contains links FATFlyer : Most of the American airports are marketing for new routes at face to face events and meetings, not online. For example, Allegiant hosted its second
40 CIC777 : I know CIC has been actively seeking service to LAX and PDX. It was in the local paper that CEC would like to get service to MFR. It has been mentione
41 JoseKMLB : Hell MLB would love a MCO flight if they could get it lol. But I wish we had something other then DL to ATL
42 NBGSkyGod : I'm not sure how actively they are seeking new service, but in the local papers Lebanon, NH (LEB) is seeking new service in addition to the EAS flight
43 Chase : I almost dare not ask, but...anybody know if LAF is actively seeking service?
44 Cadet57 : Dont they have service to LGA with USx?
45 MOBflyer : There's no reason. Most airports are in constant discussion with fitting carriers for air service wants/needs.
46 Cory6188 : They used to, but it ended in November and was replaced by the 9K service to BOS. A pretty poor replacement, honestly, because there's a bus service
47 PROSA : ISP has been making some attempts to attract other airlines, what with WN's near-monopoly.
48 Atcanobbio : LAF??? boiler up!
49 Kwbl : SLE (Salem, OR) is actively looking. They are still pursuing DL (SLC), UA (SEA, DEN, SFO), QX (SEA, LAX), Allegiant (LAS).
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