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Southern Airways Express Update  
User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 50
Posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3887 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, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3840 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, 3105 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 3828 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, 5582 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3683 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 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3540 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, 652 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3500 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 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3493 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, 3105 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3324 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, 5438 posts, RR: 7
Reply 8, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3301 times:

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


I love long German words like 'Freundschaftsbezeigungen'.
User currently onlineknope2001 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2914 posts, RR: 30
Reply 9, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3152 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, 718 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3089 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 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2943 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, 3082 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2923 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, 1916 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2905 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, 2045 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2781 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, 3082 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2689 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, 2045 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2492 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, 3082 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (1 year 3 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2144 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 United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 50
Reply 18, posted (1 year 3 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2041 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 onlineJohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1659 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (1 year 3 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2015 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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