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An EAS Market Revived  
User currently offlineJA From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 563 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2172 times:

Columbia, MO has had some interesting passenger numbers since 2005:

2005 - 39,374
2006 - 26,585
2007 - 17,079
2008 - 21,380
2009 - 49,510

Now, Pinnacle is flying three RJs a day...under EAS.

I was going to bid on this market, but with that kind of performance, there is no reason for them to select anyone else.

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User currently offlinebjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 3422 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1850 times:

Quoting JA (Thread starter):
I was going to bid on this market, but with that kind of performance, there is no reason for them to select anyone else.

Hmmm...those are pretty good numbers for an EAS market, I always saw COU more connected to ORD/MDW than MEM. Wasn't someone running a DFW-COU-ORD route not too long ago?



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User currently offlinebcoz From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 369 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1737 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).

bcoz


User currently offlinebjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 3422 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1697 times:

Quoting bcoz (Reply 2):
I believe just the RON is an RJ. The other two flights are Saab 340s.

Yes. You are correct...a CRJ200 and the Saabs.

Quoting bcoz (Reply 2):
Back in the late 1990s,

WOW! times flies when you are having fun.



"I want to know the voice of God the rest is just details" --A. Einstein
User currently offlineJA From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 563 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1690 times:

In April, it goes to 3 RJs.

User currently offlinemtnwest1979 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 2458 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (4 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1486 times:

Quoting bcoz (Reply 2):
The company went under and the assets were sold off to a Tulsa-based carrier that may no longer be in business.

That became Great Plains Airlines that didn't last much into the early 2000s.



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