Flyinryan99 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2092 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 12171 times:
In another thread, I went out on a limb stating GRR was going to be the next BLI station/base. This was prior to the AirTran announcement, of course. Could they actually go through with it? This is getting interesting, wish TOL could get in this action but it's definitely good for all of the other stations!
Web From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 437 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 11439 times:
If GRR is G4's next base, expect quite the response from DL (and others, possibly). I'm sure DL is irked enough with FL coming in soon, so this could ignite quite the mess of fare wars and route announcements, which in all reality will probably end with one carrier on top and service levels right where they are now. I just don't see this being helpful in the long run.
Only heavy MX and certain other specialized tasks are outsourced. All line MX (things like RON checks, service checks, 1A, 2A, 4A checks, and other various scheduled tasks and ADs) plus some new aircraft induction and conformity work is done in-house.
Yes, AA at TUL has been doing heavy MX for G4 for the past several years.
If GRR is going to be a G4 base, they'll probably start out with two aircraft and enough flight and MX staff to handle them. A mid-west base will once again allow for moving aircraft between the coasts without having to ferry them, a capability the SOC has been wanting ever since the company stopped flying the longer eastbound routes out of LAS.
"A pig that doesn't fly is just a pig." - Porco Rosso
FATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5997 posts, RR: 27
Reply 20, posted (6 years 2 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 9183 times:
Here is the release, its the base and MYR flights. Also a scholarship program for West Michigan students.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. β Low-cost carrier Allegiant Air, LLC, a subsidiary of Allegiant Travel Company (Nasdaq: ALGT), today announces it will establish a new base at Gerald R. Ford International Airport, and will start low-cost, nonstop service to its sixth destination from Grand Rapids with service to Myrtle Beach, S.C. In addition, the company announced a new Allegiant funded West Michigan scholarship program to show its appreciation and commitment to the community.
Beginning April 27, the carrier will base two 150-seat MD-80 series jet aircraft at the airport. Allegiant's operation will grow to 34 flights per week and 60 well-compensated positions including pilots, ground handlers, customer service agents, flight attendants and aircraft technicians. For career opportunities please visit the "Careers" page on the www.allegiantair.com Web site.
As a community partner, Allegiant will contribute three, $1,000 scholarships annually to West Michigan students. Details about the scholarship program and eligibility will be forthcoming; however the company is committed to providing $3,000 in scholarship funds annually while providing air service to the community.
Ttailfan From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 2 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 9067 times:
Quoting Tjwgrr (Reply 12): Maybe the old Emery ramp will see some life again- plenty of room for several Mad Dogs. Wonder if this could mean construction of a MX hanger?
I've been hearing some rumblings about some kind of MX potential for GRR...no specifics, just general rumblings. And the old Menlo/Emery building would be a good place to start. I guess we'll all know in a little while....
Or, now that I've read all the posts below the one I quoted, maybe not...