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Allegiant Air 'major' Announcement In GRR Tuesday  
User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2380 posts, RR: 3
Posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 11062 times:

Allegiant Air plans 'major' announcement in Grand Rapids Tuesday:

http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapi...ow-cost_carrier_allegiant_air.html

Some sort of response to AirTran? What's left to add? PGD and LAX? Daily MCO service? Pulling out of GRR and moving to MKG, AZO, or back to LAN?

The article incorrectly states Phoenix service hasn't begun yet, and fails to mention service to FLL altogether.


Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
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User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6265 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 11039 times:



Quoting Tjwgrr (Thread starter):
Pulling out of GRR and moving to MKG, AZO, or back to LAN?

I can't imagine they would have an announcement IN Grand Rapids saying they were getting OUT of Grand Rapids...


User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3843 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 10994 times:

moving to multiple flights per day, instead of 1-2 /day


okay, I'm waiting for the rich to spread the wealth around to me. Please mail your checks to my house.
User currently offlineKcrwFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3761 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 10973 times:

I'm pretty sure Allegiant HATES AirTran right about now.

User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2380 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 10924 times:



Quoting CALMSP (Reply 2):
moving to multiple flights per day, instead of 1-2 /day

You know this, or hypothesizing?



Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
User currently offlineHatbutton From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1477 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 10924 times:
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Could this be that midwest base that they said they were going to open similar to what BLI is? Everyone's been speculating, and many posters mentioned GRR as a possiblity.

User currently offlineFlyinryan99 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1986 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 10883 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!

User currently offlineG4LASRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10627 times:

They've been considering a MX/crew base somewhere in the midwest for quite some time now. GRR would be a good location.

[Edited 2010-02-01 14:17:22]


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User currently offlineCALMSP From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3843 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10515 times:



Quoting Tjwgrr (Reply 4):
You know this, or hypothesizing?

yes, this came to me from GRR mgmt before the FL announcement.



okay, I'm waiting for the rich to spread the wealth around to me. Please mail your checks to my house.
User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5772 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10468 times:

Supposedly this is the base announcement. Aircraft and crews to be based at GRR. That could also add some frequencies.


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User currently offlineKcrwFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3761 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 10424 times:

FL coming to town and an alleged G4 base.... GRR management are pigs in s**t right now.

User currently offlineYNGguins From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 510 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 10343 times:



Quoting KcrwFlyer (Reply 10):
FL coming to town and an alleged G4 base.... GRR management are pigs in s**t right now.

That's a good problem to have.



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User currently offlineTjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2380 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 10268 times:



Quoting FATFlyer (Reply 9):
Supposedly this is the base announcement. Aircraft and crews to be based at GRR. That could also add some frequencies.

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?



Direct KNOBS, maintain 2700' until established on the localizer, cleared ILS runway 26 left approach.
User currently offlineKcrwFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3761 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 10229 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 think Allegiant outsources all MX to someone else.


User currently offlineWeb From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 426 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 10151 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.


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User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 9388 times:



Quoting KcrwFlyer (Reply 13):
I think Allegiant outsources all MX to someone else.

AA @ TUL?



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User currently offlineOuboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4482 posts, RR: 22
Reply 16, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 9181 times:



Quoting LASOctoberB6 (Reply 15):
AA @ TUL?

AAR @ OKC now.



Any opinion/comment posted is that of my own and not that of Southwest Airlines Co.
User currently offlineWjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 4970 posts, RR: 18
Reply 17, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 9176 times:

Quoting LASOctoberB6 (Reply 15):
Quoting KcrwFlyer (Reply 13):
I think Allegiant outsources all MX to someone else.


AA @ TUL?

No longer. Now it's done by AAR at Miami (formerly AvBorne) and OKC, as well as IND for unscheduled maint.

http://www.aarcorp.com/news/aar_allegiant_011410.htm



[Edited 2010-02-01 23:57:38 by wjcandee]

User currently offlineG4LASRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 9156 times:



Quoting KcrwFlyer (Reply 13):
I think Allegiant outsources all MX to someone else.

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.



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User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5772 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 7974 times:

At least part of the announcement is that Grand Rapids is getting flights to MYR Myrtle Beach. Flights start April 30.


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User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5772 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7895 times:

Here is the release, its the base and MYR flights. Also a scholarship program for West Michigan students.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – 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.

http://www.allegiantair.com/aaNews/aaNews20100202a.php

[Edited 2010-02-02 07:10:13]

[Edited 2010-02-02 07:11:27]


"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." - Mark Twain
User currently offlineTtailfan From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7779 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...  Wink

[Edited 2010-02-02 07:19:43]

User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5772 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7693 times:

From the press release Allegiant's operation will grow to 34 flights per week

34 flights a week/ 7 days = nearly an average of 5 flights each day.

Looks like it will be Allegiant and AirTran slugging it out at GRR, at least on some routes.

[Edited 2010-02-02 07:30:52]


"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." - Mark Twain
User currently offlineFlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6484 posts, RR: 24
Reply 23, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7678 times:



Quoting FATFlyer (Reply 22):
34 flights a week/ 7 days = nearly an average of 5 flights each day.

Looks like it will be Allegiant and AirTran slugging it out at GRR.

Not really, except for MCO. I don't think FL's BWI flights will be that heavily affected by G4.


User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5772 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (4 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7607 times:

Quoting FlyPNS1 (Reply 23):
Not really, except for MCO. I don't think FL's BWI flights will be that heavily affected by G4.

AirTran said at their announcement press conference in GRR they will also start Ft. Myers and Tampa this year. That would match up with Allegiant at PIE and potentially PGD if it is added to GRR.

So it may spread to more than 1 route.

[Edited 2010-02-02 07:41:33]


"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." - Mark Twain
25 Tjwgrr : I think that's probably total flights- 17 round-trips / 34 flights. I looked at Allegiant.com beyond April 2010- I come nowhere close to 34 round tri
26 FATFlyer : That is likely, although remember the wording was "will grow to 34 flights per week." So we may not be seeing all the planned flights yet. There is a
27 MUWarriors : Any chance of expanding to LAX in the near future, or would that market be too thin?
28 Post contains links Tjwgrr : Article from the GR Press: http://www.mlive.com/business/west-m...llegiant_airlines_brings_60_j.html
29 AvConsultant : We will see how DL & UA will react.
30 Post contains links GentFromAlaska : Today (Tuesday) and yesterday Ben M. The USA Today aviation columnist has posted several Q&A on his blog http://www.usatoday.com/travel/fligh...=blog&
31 Stackhouse007 : Great news from G4. In this article - " target=_blank>http://www.mlive.com/business/west-m....html It says this at the end.. "Delta Air Lines is signa
32 Ttailfan : Their careers section of their website already has openings for A&P Mechanic and Maint. Team lead positions in GRR.[Edited 2010-02-02 13:12:45]
33 KingAir200 : Maybe they're referring to the CR7s to ATL and DTW. No F in those yet, but they're coming this month. If not that, they'd have to mean more CR9s or E
34 Web : Where is this building? Is it the one right northwest of the FedEx building? Probably just throwing some CR7s or CR9s on the ATL-GRR route, which wou
35 Post contains links Tjwgrr : Yep, that one: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...spn=0.003773,0.009602&z=17&iwloc=A
36 FATFlyer : I'd like to ask one of the GRR experts take a look at Allegiant's schedule to see if I'm seeing the change I think. It looks to me like frequency has
37 Tjwgrr : IIRC MCO was showing 4X per week. Appears their entire GRR schedule has been updated. Looking further into G4's June schedule, here's what I found fo
38 FATFlyer : Thanks. Upping the Orlando frequency was something I expected them to do to match AirTran. But since I don't follow the GRR market closely I wasn't s
39 DLDTW1962 : I just hope they don't build up GRR and then at the first sign of lossing money they pull out and lay off everyone in GRR station. They had alot of fl
40 KcrwFlyer : Full flights dont mean profits. And they only pulled Vegas right? They still fly to TOL from Orlando.
41 flyinryan99 : All comments put aside, they still fly TOL-SFB/PIE 2x a week going to 3x a week soon. They pulled TOL-LAS when fuel started it's upward trend in 2006
42 Post contains images JetBlueGuy2006 : This is good new for GRR...plus, they also just for FL and F9, so interesting times ahead for them. Keeping my options open I applied for a FA positio
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