bcoz From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 372 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1796 times:
Quoting JA (Thread starter): Now, Pinnacle is flying
three RJs a day...under EAS.
I believe just the RON is an RJ. The other two flights are Saab 340s.
Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 1): Wasn't someone running a DFW-COU-ORD route not too long ago?
Back in the late 1990s, a local business man purchased the name and logo of the old Ozark Air Lines. He started service between COU and MDW and DFW using one or two Doriner 328 jets. Service started in 2000 but didn't last that long. The company went under and the assets were sold off to a Tulsa-based carrier that may no longer be in business.
I'm really happy to see COU doing well! As I mentioned on this board before, I went to Mizzou and stuck around for several years after I graduated. I had the privilege to report on transportation/COU for both the local daily that served as a lab for journalism students and for the local news/talk radio station.
I hope they've found the solution. When AA drew down STL (and TransStates got rid of turboprop flying), COU was kind of left out in the cold. EAS service where you had to by two separate tickets or had limited connection opportunities (like the Air Midwest service to both MCI and STL under the US Airways Express banner) just didn't work for COU. It was far easier to simply drive 110 miles down I-70 to STL or 130 miles in the opposite direction to MCI. I just hope DL keeps fares competitive with STL and MCI.... as that is the real key! (Along with a commitment form both the University and state government to use the service).