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New Airline Starting SBY-MCO/SFB  
User currently offlineTZ757300 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2869 posts, RR: 6
Posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3215 times:

Courtesy of http://www.wboc.com/Global/story.asp?S=12774957

"The national airline would offer twice-weekly non-stop round trip flights to Orlando, according to Bryant.

For now the airline wishes to remain anonymous, he said, as talks continue. If the airline arrives, it could begin service by the end of 2011."

Anyone have any clue on this? It will be a strange sight seeing jet service to Orlando from an airport used to Dash 8's.


LETS GO MOUNTAINEERS!
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User currently offlineScottB From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6793 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3210 times:

Quoting TZ757300 (Thread starter):
Anyone have any clue on this?

It's almost certainly Allegiant's modus operandi.


User currently offlineAVLAirlineFreq From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 1064 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3199 times:

G4, I presume, although it seems odd that whoever it is wouldn't begin service until sometime in 2011.

User currently offlinemetjetceo From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 412 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2889 times:

I thought that too, but this is a sort of "what if" press release. They may not have a commitment yet and are trying to generate some local press/interest by saying "hey we are meeting with airlines and there is one potential. If it comes through I think we could have it in 2011". In firm press releases you tend to have quotes from the carrier, etc.

Just a thought.


User currently offlineNASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3184 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2869 times:

Its almost definitely Allegiant.

Here are the clues-

flying to either SFB or MCO - both are Allegiant hub/focus cities

twice weekly service from a national airline

Flying to an "oddball" city, or small airport.


User currently offlineKcrwflyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3829 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2810 times:

6400ft. runway..... Not looking good for Allegicant on that end.

User currently offlineJohn From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1374 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2758 times:

A 6400 foot runway shouldn't be that much of an issue for a 2 hour flight.....I think SBY could prove to be a very good market for Allegiant.

User currently offlineKcrwflyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3829 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2717 times:

Quoting John (Reply 6):
A 6400 foot runway shouldn't be that much of an issue for a 2 hour flight.....I think SBY could prove to be a very good market for Allegiant.

If its completely flat and at sea level and theres nothing necessitating a steeper than usual climb... better keep the grass at the end of the runway cut.


User currently offlineMexicana757 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3045 posts, RR: 28
Reply 8, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2670 times:

Quoting Kcrwflyer (Reply 5):
6400ft. runway..... Not looking good for Allegicant on that end.

It can be done with an MD80 out of SBY. MDW's largest runways are 6446ft and 6522ft and MD80s have been used before to operate flights to the west coast and Florida by the first Midway Airlines, and presently sometimes by DL to ATL.


User currently offlineKcrwflyer From United States of America, joined May 2004, 3829 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (4 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2588 times:

Quoting Mexicana757 (Reply 8):
It can be done with an MD80 out of SBY. MDW's largest runways are 6446ft and 6522ft and MD80s have been used before to operate flights to the west coast and Florida by the first Midway Airlines, and presently sometimes by DL to ATL.

It can be done, but its not normally the preferred setup. G4's planes are dogs on 6300ft, so I'm guessing they'd be dogs on 6400 as well. Of course we're a little higher then SBY and MDW.


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