JA From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 579 posts, RR: 1 Posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 8310 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.
Kcrwflyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3847 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8069 times:
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.
Pilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8012 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.
Skoker From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 440 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 8001 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.
JA From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 579 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 7944 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?
FLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7781 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.
YNGguins From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 513 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 7693 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.
I am PROUD to live in the greatest country on earth: The United States of America!
0NEWAIR0 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 939 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 6200 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.
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
BTVB6Flyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 220 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 5616 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)