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User currently offlineBoeing71234567 From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 66 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 3524 times:

A couple weeks ago I was looking at wikipedia and I saw the future paragraph in a Bradley intl Airport section:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bradley_International_Airport
when I looked at it, it said after Terminal B is finished, JBU, TRS, and VRD were going to start service to Bradley. JBU was going to start service to Florida, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean. TRS was going to start service to Florida and Atlanta. Finally VRD was going to start service to San Francisco. To add on to it I heard from one of my friends at BDL that AFR might start service from LFPG. It has recently been taken away so I contacted Stacey M. Doan through e-mail:
http://www.bradleyairport.com/Contact/
and they replied back saying that they were in the process of contacting new Airlines to start Service to BDL. so has anyone heard of these airlines making a move at BDL?

-thank you

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User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4678 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 3452 times:

Airports talk to airlines all the time. B6 and FL will both eventually serve BDL, B6 probably within the next 1-2 years and FL probably within 3.

AF is rather doubtful because the first step for CDG service would be a DL 757 which even when it did start would probably be seasonal for a few years before going year round, then 763 THEN AF.



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User currently offlineSectflyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 359 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3287 times:

I have found Wikipedia information to be very sketchy. I have seen info get put up about future routes only to be pulled down within an hour. You will notice that all the future route info and such falls under the section where wiki says that the info below comes from unverified sources and to contact them if you know different. Last week there was a blurb about Singapore starting service thru LAX. I mentioned it here and within 20 minutes it disappeared. For some time it said B6 was going to by several gates when the new terminal is constructed. That info has disappeared. Last fall it said that LH and LOT were going to be starting service. That went away within a couple hours....... So on and so on.
Now having said that. I do believe that Europe service will come back when the recession ends. The market and the demand is there despite what some people here say. I also believe that B6 will make an appearance. I think they should do it sooner rather than later or someone else will come in and do it. that's my 2 cents.


User currently offlineIliriBDL From Germany, joined May 2007, 1205 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3277 times:

Ryanair is also interested if they were to go transatlantic.

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 1):
B6 and FL will both eventually serve BDL

I'd say maximum 2 years from now and we'll see both of them starting routes from BDL.



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User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4678 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3203 times:



Quoting IliriBDL (Reply 3):
I'd say maximum 2 years from now and we'll see both of them starting routes from BDL.

B6 will be a shoe in as DL will certainly abandon their Florida flying once they do.

FL is a bit tricky because they will get their @$$ handed to them on the ATL route. They would almost be better off going up against WN at BWI than DL on ATL.



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User currently offlineBoeing71234567 From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3128 times:

once Terminal B is finshed the airlines should start coming in, but when is it predicted to be finished by? Airtran could also fly to destanations like MDW, SLC, places that bradley airport doesn't cover a lot of. would the flights be seasonal?

-thank you

[Edited 2009-08-28 12:49:19]

User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3116 times:



Quoting IliriBDL (Reply 3):
Ryanair is also interested if they were to go transatlantic.

I hope that never happens.

Where would F9/YX end up at BDL when (not if, but when...) they return?



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User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4678 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3094 times:



Quoting Boeing71234567 (Reply 5):
Airtran could also fly to destanations like MDW, SLC

FL would never fly to MDW from BDL, and SLC they don't even serve period... the only maybe would be MKE, which BDL had a hard time supporting on 50 seat RJs.

FL would have to make it work with ATL BWI or Florida each of which have heavy competition and is why FL is not yet at BDL.



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User currently offlineBoeing71234567 From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3068 times:

So B6 looks like its going to Operate at BDL, i know FL used to operate at KSWF and is still operating at HPN but how do they do it if those airprots also have delta going to Atlanta at them? and has Midwest looked into Bradley? there are no airlines flying to SLC from BDL right now.

-thank you


User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4678 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3034 times:



Quoting Boeing71234567 (Reply 8):
but how do they do it if those airprots also have delta going to Atlanta at them?

Those airports had only regional jet service, BDL has 6x mainline, and has had up to 10x mainline in the past. BDL-ATL is a VERY lucrative market for DL and they will throw everything they have at air tran to keep it that way.

Quoting Boeing71234567 (Reply 8):
and has Midwest looked into Bradley?

Midwest served BDL for years and just recently ended all service

Quoting Boeing71234567 (Reply 8):
there are no airlines flying to SLC from BDL right now.

Delta flew the route a couple years ago... i dont think it lasted a year



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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23080 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3008 times:



Quoting Boeing71234567 (Reply 5):
once Terminal B is finshed the airlines should start coming in

There are 3 gates available on the WN Concourse today. There's no need to wait for B to be finished.

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 9):
Midwest served BDL for years and just recently ended all service

They will likely be back once Republic finishes swallowing up F9. I'd look for two or three daily 170s.



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User currently offlineRL757PVD From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4678 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2964 times:



Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 10):
They will likely be back once Republic finishes swallowing up F9. I'd look for two or three daily 170s

Im not so sure about that, their numbers were stellar with 2x CRJs towards the end then factor in all of the lost feed potential to connecting markets.

We're going to have to see big changes at YX before they return to BDL. Of course a combined F9/YX would also change the way return to BDL would occur.

MKE is just not a pressing need for BDL at the moment

What I could consider the "hot items" for BDL (though in the current environment hot = lukewarm)

1) Denver return, (UA is by far the best candidate)
2) Houston Return
3) New Florida LCC (B6 enters, DL departs)
4) Phoenix Return (US or maybe WN)
5) Los Angeles Return (Delta A319?)

Outside of these, I think you will have to wait a little while.



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User currently offlineIliriBDL From Germany, joined May 2007, 1205 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 2889 times:



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 6):
Where would F9/YX end up at BDL when (not if, but when...) they return?

Good question, probably same side of the terminal, they only need 1 gate. F9 had 1 flight in the morning, that was it. lol

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 11):
4) Phoenix Return (US or maybe WN)

US will bring it back soon as economy improves a bit more. They had it planned for the summer but we saw how bad the economy was.

I'd love to see DEN from UA though. And all of these could change if we see CO/UA merge.



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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23080 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 month 5 days ago) and read 2851 times:

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 11):
Im not so sure about that, their numbers were stellar with 2x CRJs towards the end then factor in all of the lost feed potential to connecting markets.

Right. If they get all the connecting feed back - which the 190s and Airbii allow them to do - there's no reason they can't make BDL work.

The reason I said 170s and not 50-seaters is that RP is going to have trouble consistently completing that flight; RP-operated flights of similar length, like STL-JAX, take pretty nasty weight restrictions when there is weather.

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 11):
1) Denver return, (UA is by far the best candidate)

If YX and F9 harmonize ground handling and reservation systems, the return of YX probably makes it more likely that F9 could return.

[Edited 2009-08-28 19:13:10]


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User currently offlineFlyIGuy From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1117 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (5 years 1 month 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2629 times:

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 11):
What I could consider the "hot items" for BDL (though in the current environment hot = lukewarm)

1) Denver return, (UA is by far the best candidate)
2) Houston Return
3) New Florida LCC (B6 enters, DL departs)
4) Phoenix Return (US or maybe WN)
5) Los Angeles Return (Delta A319?)

What about UA to AND CURRENT: Denver - International (DEN / KDEN), USA - Colorado">DEN, SFO, AND LAX...All of their HUBS.

Just my 0.02

[Edited 2009-08-29 18:30:29]

[Edited 2009-08-29 18:31:11]

[Edited 2009-08-29 18:31:48]


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