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.
hatbutton From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1500 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1480 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.