FX1816 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1400 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4777 times:
Quoting REALDEAL (Reply 7): They could fly to places from SBD that they don't from other LA region ports.
Like where?? ONT has it pretty well covered along with LAX, SNA, and BUR.
I don't see that kind of demand out of SBD as the area (downtown) near the airport is in shambles since the Air Force left in the early '90s. Besides WN is a little too smart to open up a place like SBD and then over saturate their own market share. Not smart business. VX on the other hand could run occasional charters in and out of there with affiliations with the local Indian Casinos like San Manuel which is only about a 10 minute drive away. They built a whole new complex for San Manuel that now has a very nice Hotel added on to the "New" Casino.
LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 29037 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 4758 times:
Quoting REALDEAL (Reply 7): yes but WN could use SBD as a way to get fees down at other LA region airports.
Last I checked fares are down. SWA regularly offers $39, $59 fares from across Los Angeles area airports.
Anyhow SBD is mere 20miles from ONT where SWA has a substantial operation. Cant see any point in them using SBD which services the same immediate region as ONT, but located in more desolate and lower income area. In not like SBD is some gold mine of a market on its own like SNA for instance.
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SANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 6081 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 4633 times:
I agree with all of this discussion re: SBD but I will repeat on this thread what I -- and others -- have reported on the many other threads currently active regarding Allegiant flying into the LA-area (now apparently it is officially LAX) -- something IS up at SBD!
The terminal area is definitely being readied for some sort of service; I would be floored if it turns out to be VX but I repeat: something is about to start there!
They are a small company based out of VGT, They operate a lot of charters with 737s and D328s but from time to time they have flown scheduled service from there north vegas hub to places like AZA using the D328 turboprop.
FATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5999 posts, RR: 27
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 4529 times:
Quoting SANFan (Reply 10): I agree with all of this discussion re: SBD but I will repeat on this thread what I -- and others -- have reported on the many other threads currently active regarding Allegiant flying into the LA-area (now apparently it is officially LAX) -- something IS up at SBD!
SBD said a year or two ago they had 3 or 4 carriers that had expressed at least some interest.
I know they have also sent some feelers out to Mexican carriers.
Quoting Treebeard787 (Reply 11):
Could it possibly be Vision Air? SBD would seem like an airport they would fly too.
Vision has contracted lately.
They were planning to start flights at the old Castle Airport (KMER) but have quietly walked away from that plan.
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