N908AW From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 922 posts, RR: 1 Posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 2322 times:
Per RST (Rochester, Minn.)'s Facebook page ( http://www.facebook.com/RochesterAirport/posts/419785511391540 ), there will be an "Air Service Announcement" tomorrow at 10 a.m. Start your guessing now...been kind of a bleak couple of years for RST with DL throttling down MSP-RST runs and G4 pulling out after only a year.
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treebeard787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 653 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2171 times:
F9 with service to DEN is certainly possible, it would fit in with their recent new routes. I wonder if NK might consider serving RST? I wouldn't think they would considering they already fly to MSP, but you never know.
point2point From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 2740 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2019 times:
The 2012 SCASD grants that were recently submitted for this year (athough I do not believe that any have been approved yet as of this time) include an RST application for new service to DEN, via F9. They were seeking a fed grant of $500K, and had $225K in local contributions.
iowaman From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4368 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (1 year 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1934 times:
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I'll chime in as I have used RST in the past on a couple occasions.
My money is on F9 to DEN.
If it is with F9 mainline, this will be very, very interesting (I'm assuming so with the E190 pull down). American Eagle has flown to ORD for years, generally around 5 or 6x daily with ERJ equipment. I believe there was also a short-lived RST-DFW flight on ERJ equipment.
DL (NW) too has flown into RST for years, with anything from the Saab 340's to Avro's and DC9's. Current I'm seeing around 5 daily CRJ's to MSP. There also use to be a DTW CRJ for quite some time that connected to a morning bank, although it appears to be gone now.
Finally, Allegiant served RST for a fair amount of time with flights to LAS. I don't believe it ever got above 2x weekly (IIRC).
The airport has some nice facilities, not far off of I-90 and on the south side of town. IIRC there is six gates, and 4(?) jetways. They also have a nice assortment of rental car companies for a small airport - Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, Budget, and National. Mayo clinic is the main "draw" for out of towners. The airport also has free parking.
Whether or not RST can support a large aircraft to DEN even with connections remains to be seen. MSP is not far down the road offering low fares to DEN as well. If F9 is the new carrier I do wish the best to RST.
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