Dragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 4016 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1752 times:
Ive heard that American Eagle and the other airlines that go from ISP to BOS are going to switch from turboprops to RJ's (Continental Express, Comair, and Atlantic Southeast Airways already uses RJ's at ISP)
Mark_D. From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 1447 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1742 times:
5280AGL (cute name, sounds like a mile-high club, or something ) will become all RJ's within the next..
I guess you mean scheduled services, and from among the top two or three tiers of carriers, that is. Since below that level there'll probably always be some guys at airports like those offering not just charter but maybe even with scheduled services with Metroliner or Raytheon or Beechcraft-type commuter turboprops, probably on routes 200 miles or less, but maybe even up to 500 miles or less for more sparsely-populated parts of the U.S. like Montana. Also, I wonder if you consider a 717 a regional, or mainline jet. Since if its sales take off I bet you'll see a lot of those airports get served by it.
Having said that though, definitely RJs continuing to make inroads, they're deployin' 'em as fast as they can make them, it seems.
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1672 times:
TYS, AGS (nearly there now), MGM (see AGS), TLH, CAE, JAN, MOB, VPS (especially if AirTran bolts to PNS), PNS (if AirTran doesn't bolt to there), MLB, GNV (nearly there already), BTR, OKC. So many more are on track for RJ service only its quite staggering.