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Southern Airways Express Update  
User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4018 times:

https://www.iflysouthern.com

Website is up and running. I must say it's a nice looking website.

First flights start next week it looks like.

I always root for the underdog and I hope these guys are successfully able to find a niche.

(and as a resident of New Orleans, it's pretty interesting to see commercial air service restored to KNEW for the first time since 1946)

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User currently offlineSELMER40 From United States of America, joined Jan 2013, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3971 times:

Quoting MSYtristar (Thread starter):

They will have a lot of cities to fly to come September.



Teaching this old dog a new trick
User currently offlineKarlB737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3145 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 3959 times:

Quoting MSYtristar (Thread starter):
https://www.iflysouthern.com

Lets make this clickable:

http://www.iflysouthern.com


User currently offlineplanesntrains From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 5794 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3814 times:

I wonder how Norfolk Southern likes them using the old Southern Railway slogan "Southern Serves the South"?  

Sounds like a neat operation. I wish them well!

-Dave



Next Trip: SEA-ABQ-SEA on Alaska
User currently offlinebobloblaw From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1725 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3671 times:

Anyone know their aircrat types. It takes 2 hours from Memphis to NEW.

User currently offlineAirlineBrat From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 657 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3631 times:

According to their FAQ page...
"Southern Airways Express has a fleet of Cessna 208 Caravans and 208B Grand Caravans" and it looks like they are a FBO so no TSA shenanigans.



I'm leavin on a jet plane. Don't know when I'll be back again....
User currently offlinebobloblaw From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 1725 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3624 times:

Quoting AirlineBrat (Reply 5):

Is the Pilatus a high cost airplane. Cessna 208 explains how they can carry 9 pax plus golf clubs.


User currently offlineKarlB737 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3145 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3455 times:

Some more info:

Courtesy: AviationPros

New Airline Set to Land At ECP Friday

http://www.aviationpros.com/news/109...-airline-set-to-land-at-ecp-friday


User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5604 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3432 times:

Good luck to them. The Birmingham - Beach routes, at $129, are all quite drivable.


I love long German words like 'Freundschaftsbezeigungen'.
User currently offlineknope2001 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3003 posts, RR: 31
Reply 9, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3283 times:

Anybody else notice that the online timetable seems to have changed? I could swear at some point in the last 36 hours or so the schedule showed more flights, including the Memphis-New Orleans flights. The current schedule is just the flights from Memphis, Olive Branch and Oxford Destin / Panama City and Gulf Shores, with between 1 and 4 flights per week in each market.

I give them credit for trying something different, but this definitely flies in the face of a lot of conventional wisdom. Memphis-Destin is about 2:15 flying time versus about 7:45 driving, so there's time savings. But is it enough time savings to offset the inconvenience of having to confirm to the airline's a-few-flights-per-week schedule, and also to offset the cost of renting a car?

it will be interesting to see how things go...


User currently offlineDitzyboy From Australia, joined Feb 2008, 725 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3220 times:

The are using an SA prefix (does the term IATA code apply to this operation?) for their flights. I wonder what South African Airways thinks about that?

User currently offlinecornutt From United States of America, joined Jan 2013, 338 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3074 times:

Interesting. I've always thought there might be money to be made, flying routes from Tennessee and northern MS/AL/GA to the Gulf Coast. Lots of people drive those routes, but it's pretty much a full day's drive, and a lot of it is on secondary roads.

User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3088 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 3054 times:

Quoting planesntrains (Reply 3):
I wonder how Norfolk Southern likes them using the old Southern Railway slogan "Southern Serves the South"?

Well it is either with their blessing or NS let it expire and have no claim to it now.

Quoting MSYtristar (Thread starter):
(and as a resident of New Orleans, it's pretty interesting to see commercial air service restored to KNEW for the first time since 1946)

Amazing and I wonder if some kind of record?



The good old days: Delta L-1011s at MSY
User currently offlinecrownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1957 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3036 times:

In the FAQ section about their aircraft:

"Southern Airways Express has a fleet of Cessna 208 Caravans and 208B Grand Caravans. All aircraft are outfitted with nine luxury leather passenger seats, an iPad and Bose headset for each passenger, and space in the cabin for one personal item, such as a briefcase of purse. The planes are powered by 675-horsepower PT-6 turbojet engines, one of the most reliable engines in service throughout the world."

I wonder if those turbojet engines smoke like a P & W JT3C?  


User currently offlinesunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2058 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2912 times:

Quoting crownvic (Reply 13):
In the FAQ section about their aircraft:

"Southern Airways Express has a fleet of Cessna 208 Caravans and 208B Grand Caravans. All aircraft are outfitted with nine luxury leather passenger seats, an iPad and Bose headset for each passenger, and space in the cabin for one personal item, such as a briefcase of purse. The planes are powered by 675-horsepower PT-6 turbojet engines, one of the most reliable engines in service throughout the world."

Just how many 208's do they have right now??



Just an MSPAVGEEK
User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3088 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2820 times:

There are two C208s that have been flying out of OLV to the destinations of Southern so must be for them. They are listed as owned by JA Flight Services and/or BA Jacobs Flight Services (I assume same entity).

http://flightaware.com/live/airport/KOLV/departures

Nothing in the FAA database for Southern Airways Corporation or Southern Airways Express.



The good old days: Delta L-1011s at MSY
User currently offlinesunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2058 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (1 year 6 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2623 times:

I sent Southern a PM on their Facebook page and their reply was 3 a/c to start.


Just an MSPAVGEEK
User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3088 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2275 times:

The CEO and some others flew into NEW today and WWL TV was there,

http://www.wwltv.com/video?id=211901471&sec=554497

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N...A/history/20130617/1530Z/KOLV/KNEW

Don't think service has actually started yet but I like what I see so far.



The good old days: Delta L-1011s at MSY
User currently offlineMSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2172 times:

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 17):
Don't think service has actually started yet but I like what I see so far.

I do as well. I'm very excited about this. I'm certainly going to use them whenever I get a chance.

Pretty sure the scheduled NOLA and B'Ham flights start the last week in June.


User currently offlineJohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1690 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (1 year 6 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2146 times:

Quoting planesntrains (Reply 3):
I wonder how Norfolk Southern likes them using the old Southern Railway slogan "Southern Serves the South"?

Yeah, to avoid any copyright infringement they should probably use another slogan, and I can help here - "Southern Gives a Green Light to Innovation."


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