Apparently greensboro to orlando starting Nov 7. Directly competing with Allegiant will be interesting. However, it is twice per week and Allegiant is twice per week and it is an extremely underserved route, so who knows.
Flytravel From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 873 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3343 times:
Quoting casinterest (Reply 5): I have a feeling that US Airways or Delta will do their best to make this extremely unprofitable for Frontier.
I'd guess Frontier's competitor would be pax foregoing flying to drive. While it's 10 hours, it maybe cheaper for a family to rent a car and drive the route. Even if DL priced it $100 one-way on a GSO-ATL-MCO route, with the bag fees, connections and everything, for a family of 3 or 4, it'd seem not much worth it to fly 1 stop for MCO.
Maybe US would be more protective and with it's GSO-CLT-MCO is shorter in duration, easier on transit than GSO-ATL-MCO, it'd impact F9 more.
freakyrat From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 843 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2544 times:
They've been staying away from the larger airports lately, and picking up incentive money where ever they can.
I think a DEN-GSO route would be successful, they seem to be moving away from routes where there is tremendous competition from UA and WN.
In the case of SBN-DEN. They got incentives to start SBN-DEN. United used to serve this route post-deregulation with a B727. I feel the F9 went with full sized Airbus A319's on the route instead of E190's in the SCASD grant to negate the United mainline pilot scope clause reference Republic flying E170's for UA and E190's for F9. This would force United to fly Skywest CRJ700's on the route if they wanted to compete which they couldn't against F9''s more comfortable planes and lower fares. UA would also never throw mainline on such a route again cause it would be a losing proposition. F9 is also starting this route on two big Notre Dame Football weekends which should be very profitable for them.
gsoflyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1093 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2421 times:
When GSO-SFB was started, Delta canceled there 3x daily to Orlando (when they stopped RJ service there). Delta and US Airways reacted when Indy Air did Orlando/Tampa 2x daily. But Allegiant has been left alone.
Something else I notice is that Allegiant and Frontier are doing it different days.
delta767 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 11 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1901 times:
When would they announce GSO-DEN service...are they waiting to see how Orlando does first or are the rumors true that they would add Denver soon. I wonder who will ground handle then and which gate they will use. Anyone know?