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ALB To Begin Offering "incentives"  
User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 3172 posts, RR: 2
Posted (3 years 9 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1421 times:

Not that big of a deal for the rest of the aviation world, but I thought I'd share this with my fellow Upstate users.

According to this article published yesterday, ALB will begin to offer incentives for airlines to begin new service at the airport.

http://www.timesunion.com/business/a...re-flights-is-the-goal-1245421.php

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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.


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User currently offlineFWAERJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 3827 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1386 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.


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User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 3172 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1241 times:

Quoting FWAERJ (Reply 1):
TRIP was one of the factors that brought G4 to FWA.

How does G4 do at FWA? Are they off the subsidy?



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User currently offlinebackfire103 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 106 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1197 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.

User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 3172 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1137 times:

Quoting backfire103 (Reply 3):
Frontier as they offer a direct rout to Denver at Albany

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.



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