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RDU To Offer Incentives For New Destinations  
User currently offlinecessna2 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 338 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3479 times:

RDU's Airport Board adopted a policy the other day to give airlines marketing money for new Domestic and International service. Destinations mentioned were SFO (UA starting service in August), LAX (Served 4x weekly by DL), SEA, (unserved), CDG (Currently Postponed by DL), and FRA (Unserved.)

My questions is what, if any, of these destinations could we see come to fruition? and is RDU too late in the game for these types of incentives and are they enough?

Article here: http://www.rduaa.com/feeds/index.php...th-in-a-row&catid=15:2012&Itemid=1

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User currently offlineNoise From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1777 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3466 times:

Well I'm pretty happy with this, as I'll be moving to the RDU area in 2 months!

User currently offlineBoeingGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 3074 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3446 times:

Quoting cessna2 (Thread starter):
SEA, (unserved)

Will we see Chester in RDU anytime soon? That has been speculated in other threads. What's the latest?


User currently offlinecessna2 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 338 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3426 times:

Quoting BoeingGuy (Reply 2):
Will we see Chester in RDU anytime soon? That has been speculated in other threads. What's the latest?

The rumors are still abuzz.

VX was rumored to be close to starting SFO-RDU but UA beat them to it and made more sense for international connections to Asia.


User currently offlineNoise From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1777 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3373 times:

Quoting cessna2 (Reply 3):
The rumors are still abuzz.

VX was rumored to be close to starting SFO-RDU but UA beat them to it and made more sense for international connections to Asia.

Might we see RDU-LAX with VX instead? DL's service is seasonal so this might be an opportunity for VX.


User currently offline2travel2know2 From Panama, joined Apr 2010, 2626 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2862 times:

Does CM's E190 has the range for a PTY-RDU? RDU may not be a hub anymore, but it does account for quite an appealing O/D market.
MBJ-RDU would have been an interesting weekend route, but sadly since it merged into BW, Air Jamaica is dropping MBJ routes.



I'm not on CM's payroll.
User currently offlinemogandoCI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2834 times:

If UA can get *any* foothold in RDU at all, then maybe a 2-class 763 to FRA 5x weekly may be sustainable ?

User currently offlinedrerx7 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5192 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2805 times:

Quoting mogandoCI (Reply 6):
If UA can get *any* foothold in RDU at all, then maybe a 2-class 763 to FRA 5x weekly may be sustainable ?

I seriously doubt that. If anything it would be LH to launch that type of route. This would have to be item #276 on UA's wish list of routes.



Third Coast born, means I'm Texas raised
User currently offlinecessna2 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 338 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2629 times:

Quoting Noise (Reply 4):
Might we see RDU-LAX with VX instead? DL's service is seasonal so this might be an opportunity for VX.

thats always a possibility.

Quoting mogandoCI (Reply 6):
If UA can get *any* foothold in RDU at all, then maybe a 2-class 763 to FRA 5x weekly may be sustainable ?

I think we'd see DL on that route before anyone...but most likely AMS or CDG first.


User currently offlineflyboi4life From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2506 times:

Maybe this is Vision Airlines chance to make a come back to scheduled service      


The sky is my limit
User currently offlineLambertman From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2076 posts, RR: 36
Reply 10, posted (2 years 3 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2462 times:

Quoting mogandoCI (Reply 6):
If UA can get *any* foothold in RDU at all, then maybe a 2-class 763 to FRA 5x weekly may be sustainable ?

As someone who makes a living in public finance, my suggestion is that if RDU feels this passionately about its ability to support these routes they simply guarantee performance and cover any short falls. It's pretty simple. Either the market can support it, or it can't and it will go away anyway.

I've long been a proponent of these strategies for my hometown of St. Louis, but I digress....


User currently offlineerj170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6771 posts, RR: 17
Reply 11, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2208 times:

Quoting Lambertman (Reply 10):
if RDU feels this passionately about its ability to support these routes they simply guarantee performance and cover any short falls.

Funds are available for the international routes.. have been for years now.. big AA was the stop measure.. as for the west coast, I think the incentives are what they are mainly ponying up..

Anyway, I'm assuming DL will probably just push their LAX flight to daily and grab the incentives.. SFO is already UAs.. SEA could probably be DL too..

as for the international.. DL could once again announce CDG using 752 but it would take, at a minimum, a 762/763 for the FRA cause it's beyond the range of the 752 so that would be the interesting one.



Aiming High and going far..
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