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SeaPort Ending PDX-AST  
User currently offlinehatbutton From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1500 posts, RR: 14
Posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1685 times:

http://www.dailyastorian.com/news/fr...4-4453-11e0-9558-001cc4c03286.html

No surprise here as the subsidy will run out soon. Service will end March 13. Traffic numbers were low and they waited too long to switch to the Caravan from the PC-12. I still have to believe Cape Air may have made a better run at this since they were already selling tickets through GDS and have many interline agreements. SeaPort was just too young of an airline to try and build a new market.

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User currently offlinewedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5910 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1513 times:
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Had Cape Air started flying Astoria-PDX using the real terminal and maybe having a codeshare agreement with AS or even CO, would that have made a difference?

User currently offlinehatbutton From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1500 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1494 times:

Quoting wedgetail737 (Reply 1):
Had Cape Air started flying Astoria-PDX using the real terminal and maybe having a codeshare agreement with AS or even CO, would that have made a difference?

Possibly. QX served the route for about a year with Metros back in the mid 90s and saw 800-900 pax per month as opposed to 100-200 for SeaPort. Cape Air probably would have provided good frequencies at a really reasonable price like they do with all their EAS markets. It's easy to see how much traffic Cape Air stimulates by looking at any of their EAS markets.


User currently offlineslclaxkixkhh From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1241 times:

I'm not very surprised AST-PDX didn't work. Short distance plus lack of interline agreements doomed it from the start.
Could we see Allegiant try AST-LAS in the near future?



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User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5431 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (3 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1235 times:

I'm betting the price of fuel also helped along the decision of whether to keep flying the route or not...

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