I think this isn't going to get them anyfar, but its worth a shot.
It says they want flights to the LA area, and IMHO, no airline would want to provide service between ALB and LAX, it's simply too far, and it would tie up an aircraft for a day. The same goes for SFO, but I could see SFO being more likely due to ALB's tie in nanotechnology.
They also want flights to DEN, which would probably do well. Same goes for RSW.
They mention international-which is crazy. ALB doesn't have a commercial customs area.
New entrants would get $1 million dollars in airport credits.
FWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3737 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 1354 times:
FWA has done this for several years now, with a package called TRIP. 2 years in waived fees for new carriers, 1 year for new routes by existing carriers, 6 months for expanded service by existing carriers. TRIP was one of the factors that brought G4 to FWA.
Primary Airport: FWA/Alternate Airport: DTW/Not employed by the FWACAA or their partners
backfire103 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 106 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1165 times:
I saw that in the TU. It would be nice to see B6 considering they offer service to every other New York airport or Frontier as they offer a direct rout to Denver at Albany, however I really doubt their incentives are going to work. That said I think WN could really make some good expansions out of ALB, especially to Denver.
I think Frontier would be a good addition to ALB, and they have the right size aircraft for the route. (A318, E190) I think if Frontier can make PHF work, they can make ALB work as well.
Quoting backfire103 (Reply 3): That said I think WN could really make some good expansions out of ALB, especially to Denver.
I can see WN adding service to PHX, DEN(if F9 doesn't add it), and eventually ATL. RSW or PBI would probably work, but it took WN years to add ALB-FLL, even though it was the largest O/D market not served nonstop at that time.
I think the Airport Authority would really like to see some service to Texas, but I doubt it will happen. If gas prices weren't so bad now, this would be a great time for AA to resume ALB service.