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US To Restart CLT-BTR  
User currently offlineAVLAirlineFreq From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 1034 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 3657 times:

There hasn't been much growth from US Airways Express in CLT in recent years, so it is nice to see this new route to BTR beginning June 24 (3x daily). I hadn't realized it had been seven years since they last served the route, though--I had assumed they might have done so following Katrina in 2005.

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User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 3052 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 3629 times:

This is good to see. Its about time they restarted it.


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User currently offlineFlyPNS1 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 6603 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 3533 times:

Quoting AVLAirlineFreq (Thread starter):
There hasn't been much growth from US Airways Express in CLT in recent years, so it is nice to see this new route to BTR beginning June 24 (3x daily).

That's not totally true. We've seen CLT-YOW, CLT-MLB, CLT-EYW, CLT-DAB, CLT-VPS and CLT-GPT all get added (or about to be added) over the past few years. Not quite to AA's level of RJ additions, but still CLT continues to slowly pick up a lot of secondary markets.

It's good news for BTR which has lost so much of its traffic...mostly bleeding to MSY. This won't stop most of that bleeding, but it can't hurt.


User currently offlinesurfandsnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2862 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (4 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 3449 times:

Quoting AVLAirlineFreq (Thread starter):
There hasn't been much growth from US Airways Express in CLT in recent years, so it is nice to see this new route to BTR beginning June 24 (3x daily).

True, but who cares? US mainline has grown by leaps and bounds (I still can't believe there are now daily flights to HNL and GIG), and will continue to do so with FCO, PVR, and SJD coming soon. And, as FlyPNS1 stated, quite a few secondary Floridian cities have been added/resumed by US Airways Express lately.

Quoting AVLAirlineFreq (Thread starter):
I hadn't realized it had been seven years since they last served the route, though--I had assumed they might have done so following Katrina in 2005.

That is surprising, but the fact of the matter was that BTR quickly reverted back to the level of airline service it traditionally had: RJs to ATL (DL), MEM (NW), DFW (AA), and IAH (CO). CLT is the only other major southern hub that the airport doesn't have service to. Seems to me like even service to ORD (the last Katrina addition to be cut) and DCA (capital-to-capital service) could be a stretch!



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User currently offlinesmoot4208 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1298 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (4 years 5 months 9 hours ago) and read 3128 times:

This service should do well. I'm not sure what the yields were, but the loads were solid before they axed the route seven years ago

User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 3052 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (4 years 5 months 9 hours ago) and read 3106 times:

Quoting surfandsnow (Reply 3):
to HNL

HNL will do fine, its not that hard of a route. GIG, Im not so sure.

Quoting surfandsnow (Reply 3):
will continue to do so with FCO, PVR, and SJD coming soon

And I predict we will be seeing MAD announced as seasonal service for summer 2011 this fall.



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User currently offlinesilentbob From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2071 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (4 years 5 months 8 hours ago) and read 3026 times:

Quoting AVLAirlineFreq (Thread starter):
There hasn't been much growth from US Airways Express in CLT in recent years,

There isn't much room for growth in the E terminal, it's already a mess.


User currently offlinesmoot4208 From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1298 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (4 years 5 months 8 hours ago) and read 3026 times:

Quoting USAirALB (Reply 5):
And I predict we will be seeing MAD announced as seasonal service for summer 2011 this fall.

That and DUB as a 757 are likely to be announced for next year. US still may add some more express routes from CLT this year.


User currently offlineFutureUScapt From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 765 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (4 years 5 months 6 hours ago) and read 2750 times:

Quoting USAirALB (Reply 5):
HNL will do fine, its not that hard of a route. GIG, Im not so sure

Re: HNL, I wouldn't be so sure of that; loads have been abysmal. Combine that with the fact that it's a long-haul leisure route and you are looking at a lot of red ink. GIG did well through the end of February; March has been more of a challenge, though that's not to be unexpected as you enter the low/shoulder season.

Quoting silentbob (Reply 6):
There isn't much room for growth in the E terminal, it's already a mess

It is quite packed as you mention, though they just announced a 120ft expansion to the concourse which will supposedly be completed within a year.


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