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Allegiant May Add Routes, Jobs In Rockford  
User currently offlineKarlB737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3090 posts, RR: 10
Posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2100 times:

Confidence must be rising at RFD since Allegiant is contemplating basing two aircraft along with the necessary flight crews there. There also is indication that if the jet fuel situation becomes more stable more routes from RFD could also be in the works. I am glad that their continued connection with the community to rally for Allegiant in the first place has brought so much success, and I wish them more of it.

What other routes might Allegiant add at RFD that they don't have already.

Courtesy: Business Rockford

Allegiant May Add Routes, Jobs In Rockford

"Allegiant President Andrew C. Levy said Thursday the Las Vegas-based airline may put a couple of jets at the airport, which would mean that the 50 to 60 pilots, flight attendants, mechanics and other crew members that fly and maintain the planes would be based here, too."

http://www.rrstar.com/businessrockfo...nt-may-add-routes-jobs-in-Rockford

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User currently offlinecrosswinds21 From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 698 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2019 times:

Interesting. Does G4 have any other aircraft bases in non-destination cities (other than BLI)?

User currently offlinewedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5888 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1957 times:
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Quoting KarlB737 (Thread starter):
What other routes might Allegiant add at RFD that they don't have already.

There are many destinations that G4 could add to RFD like PSP, LAX, LGB, OAK & SAN along the west coast. Likewise, Punta Gorda, FLL or MYR on the East Coast.


User currently offlineenilria From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 6998 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1900 times:

Quoting KarlB737 (Thread starter):
Confidence must be rising at RFD since Allegiant is contemplating basing two aircraft along with the necessary flight crews there. There also is indication that if the jet fuel situation becomes more stable more routes from RFD could also be in the works. I am glad that their continued connection with the community to rally for Allegiant in the first place has brought so much success, and I wish them more of it.

IMHO, the birth of MKE as a low fare hub really marginalizes the need for RFD. Since WN may well pull the FL hub in MKE, that may change the equation, but CHI has plenty of LCC service and it would appear VX also has plans (maybe even big ones) for the Windy City. Anyway, I can't see anything big at RFD until MKE goes to only an F9 hub which is probably not for a while. At that point, F9 will raise fares considerably and RFD will be a decent idea for domestic service.


User currently offlineCO2BGR From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 558 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1865 times:

Quoting crosswinds21 (Reply 1):
Interesting. Does G4 have any other aircraft bases in non-destination cities (other than BLI)?

GRR too.



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User currently offlineeraugrad02 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 1227 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1788 times:

Quoting wedgetail737 (Reply 2):
There are many destinations that G4 could add to RFD like PSP, LAX, LGB, OAK & SAN along the west coast. Likewise, Punta Gorda, FLL or MYR on the East Coast.

ILM is in talks with a carrier about going to the Chicago area. I thought it was AA but it could very well be G4 as we already get them to SFB.

Desmond in ILM,



Desmond MacRae in ILM
User currently offlinewedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5888 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1762 times:
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Quoting enilria (Reply 3):
VX also has plans

VX will have a small effect on the Chicago area because they will only serve SFO and LAX...probably as much impact as SEA-SFO and SEA-LAX.

Quoting eraugrad02 (Reply 5):
ILM is in talks with a carrier about going to the Chicago area.

Unless ILM is considered a major vacation destination, I doubt RFD-ILM will happen with G4.


User currently offlineenilria From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 6998 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1648 times:

Quoting wedgetail737 (Reply 6):
VX will have a small effect on the Chicago area because they will only serve SFO and LAX...probably as much impact as SEA-SFO and SEA-LAX.

If you 've read the article in the other thread on that, you will see that the article says that the VX IPO "hinges" on VX getting gates at ORD. That makes it sounds like it will be a third focus city. It also says VX wants a lot of terminal improvements. Those are typically not things you get for a 4RT operation. I tend not to believe VX will put a focus city at ORD because there is too much CHI service already, but the same could be said about RFD.


User currently offlineYXwatcherMKE From United States of America, joined May 2007, 960 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1619 times:

I also had heard that MKE has been trying to get an airline to provide n/s service at least seasonal to MYR. Maybe ILM could be a good alternative it is close to MYR and they are looking for a Chicago connection, well MKE has Amtrack service to downtown Chicago Union station 7 times a day and they are working on making it 10 or 12 times with the so-called high-speed trains that are to come on line 3Q or 4Q of this year. It's just an Idea but it could work,Yes?


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User currently offlineUSXguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1009 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1513 times:

Quoting enilria (Reply 7):
It also says VX wants a lot of terminal improvements. Those are typically not things you get for a 4RT operation.

Unless you've seen how horrible the L concourse looks....



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User currently offlinetjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2415 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1490 times:

Quoting KarlB737 (Thread starter):
What other routes might Allegiant add at RFD that they don't have already.

FLL, PGD, MYR, and LAX would be the most likely candidates IMO.



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User currently offlinebjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 3369 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1400 times:

Quoting KarlB737 (Thread starter):
a couple of jets at the airport, which would mean that the 50 to 60 pilots

For 2 airplanes? Is this normal? G4's utilization isn't that high, is it?



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User currently offlineKarlB737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3090 posts, RR: 10
Reply 12, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1378 times:

Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 11):
For 2 airplanes?

Maybe Allegiant believes that most of the added staff would be for the added flights not just for the two aircraft based there. Time will tell or an employee of Allegiant could fill us in on this matter.


User currently offlineintsim From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1365 times:

Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 11):
For 2 airplanes? Is this normal? G4's utilization isn't that high, is it?

It continues to add FAs, Mechanics etc. to be 50-60 employees total.

Jeff


User currently offlinetjwgrr From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 2415 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1359 times:

Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 11):
Quoting KarlB737 (Thread starter):
a couple of jets at the airport, which would mean that the 50 to 60 pilots

For 2 airplanes? Is this normal? G4's utilization isn't that high, is it?

I think that number is total staff- flight crews, csa, ramp, mx.



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User currently offlinewedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5888 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (3 years 5 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1333 times:
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Quoting enilria (Reply 7):
If you 've read the article in the other thread on that, you will see that the article says that the VX IPO "hinges" on VX getting gates at ORD. That makes it sounds like it will be a third focus city. It also says VX wants a lot of terminal improvements. Those are typically not things you get for a 4RT operation.

I guess seeing is believing. Where is VX going to get all the gates? I don't even think VX has the flying resources to start a big operation at ORD, even if it had the chance to do it right now.


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