I opened the thread not knowing exactly where OPF was. I figured it was just a smaller airport in a smaller community far away from anything. You know... typical desire for pax service. When I got to this reply, it became a faceplam moment.
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Actually, the thread title asks if OPF can GET service. "Get" and "sustain" are two entirely different animals. Can OPF sustain nonstop service to ATL, DCA, PHL, LGA, or any other city? Sure, possibly - there may be enough traffic there.
But will it GET it? Probably not, as there's no reason for airlines to pursue it with MIA already capably serving the area, and the costs of keeping one or two flights to a small place like OPF would be hideously expensive.
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bjorn14 From Norway, joined Feb 2010, 3955 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3185 times:
Quoting UnitedTristar (Reply 9): Because MIA is expensive as hell to operate from because of the terminal rental prices are sky high!
Yes, I don't think Miami-Dade (which owns OPF) will be bending over backwards to allow commercial service there when they have new terminal to payoff @ MIA. It also appears some monkey biz is going on at OPF also.
Aeroflot001 From Argentina, joined Oct 2009, 412 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (3 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2912 times:
Quoting jonathanxxxx (Thread starter): So as the thread title implies, can OPF sustain pax service? I mean maybe a DL flight to ATL on a CRJ or something? Or at least charter airlines or something?
Quoting United_fan (Reply 7):
That,and I don't think OPF is one of the more 'affluent' parts of the Miami area. At least that was my observation after visiting there.
It isnt one of the best areas at all and quite frankly even as a Miami Native I dont like driving through Opa Locka at all. MIA is far to close and even if MIA has high landing fees and parking fees the airlines will continue to use MIA.
Another airport which one day that has more hope of getting maybe a few Regional jets or maybe even an AA 737 one day is TMB Kendall Tamiami Airpot here in Southwest Miami Dade which has grown tremendously in the last 20 years. General Aviation and Private traffic is quite heavy at the airport so seeing some commercial traffic in the future is slightly possible however Im not sure those in the surrounding communities would be thrilled such as those in Country walk and the Hammocks.