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Allegiant And Youngstown (YNG) Still Successful!  
User currently offlineYNGguins From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 510 posts, RR: 1
Posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1777 times:

The Western Reserve Port Authority held their monthly meeting yesterday and there was some interesting information released to the public.

Here is a good article from the Youngstown Business-Journal:
http://business-journal.com/clients/...htm?twindow=Default&smenu=1&mad=No

Anyways here are the main points.

1. The business survey conducted by Sixel shows that Philadelphia via USAirways is the top business destination from Youngstown which surprised many. United to Chicago and Washington DC was second and third respectively.

2. Total enplanements in June were 2,695, with a 94.4% load factor, an improvement over May's numbers. In May, enplanements totaled 2,648 with a load factor of 87.4%:

Quote:
(Though June's enplanements were only up 47 from May's, that was with two fewer flights during the month, Dickten added, "so that's a big difference there.")

3. It is looking like we may be seeing Youngstown to St. Petersburg VERY soon:

Quote:
Dickten also reported to the port authority that while a service to replace Allegiant Air's Myrtle Beach route that ends in September has not been announced, an auditor from Allegiant's St. Petersburg office was at the airport Tuesday. "Put two and two together -- we're hoping that it is the St. Petersburg airport that we'll be able to offer service to in the very near future," he said. Enplanements for Allegiant's current flights have "significantly increased" and load factors are at a "record pace," 95%, he said. "We're filling those airplanes," he remarked.



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User currently offlineKarlB737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3047 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1689 times:

I think one of the interesting points in the writeup is this:

"The data from the survey is being shared with airlines that have expressed an interest in the airport, Dickten said. "One of the things that they all asked for at the JumpStart meetings in June was an update of those markets," he said. One of the airlines, Spirit Airlines, had specifically asked about a business destination to the East and a leisure destination to the South to possibly deploy a 737 aircraft at the airport "on a full-time basis, but we'll see where that goes from there," he said."

With all of the airlines neglecting YNG for so long I find it amazing that in this economy they appear to have shifted their opinion of YNG in that they "expressed an interest in the airport". Maybe I am reading too much into that however it is still encouraging to hear this coupled with all the numbers of fliers that participated in the destination survey.


User currently offlinenkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2639 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1659 times:

Quoting KarlB737 (Reply 1):
Spirit Airlines, had specifically asked about a business destination to the East and a leisure destination to the South to possibly deploy a 737 aircraft at the airport "

Um, did I mis-read this or does this say Spirit has 737's??.. and I would take it the business dest in the east would be LGA most likely



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User currently offlineKarlB737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3047 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1642 times:

Quoting nkops (Reply 2):
Um, did I mis-read this or does this say Spirit has 737's??..

Ya, the reference to a 737 is a bit of a puzzle.


User currently offlineYNGguins From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 510 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1621 times:

I would love for Youngstown (YNG) officials to work something out with Spirit, all while not pissing off Allegiant in the process. Everyone and their mother knows that they [Spirit] would fly to Ft. Lauderdale, FL, a destination that Allegiant Air also offers. However it seems as though Allegiant is looking at targeting central and southwest Florida from the Mahoning Valley, as opposed to the southeastern Florida.

If they could work out a deal to appease Allegiant, all while attracting Spirit to the airport, I can really see the airport booming in the coming years.

That low-cost combo will do very well in the Valley and could very well take fliers away from CAK-CLE-PIT with Airtran, Southwest, etc.



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