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Frontier Pursuing To Get A 3/4 Slot At DCA.  
User currently offlineBA From United States of America, joined May 2000, 11153 posts, RR: 59
Posted (13 years 15 hours ago) and read 1547 times:

I read in my local newspaper 2 days ago that right now Frontier Airlines is trying to get a 3rd and 4th slot at DCA to start a 2nd daily non-stop flight between DEN and DCA.

Anyone think this will really happen?

Regards.


"Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need." - Khalil Gibran
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User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25566 posts, RR: 86
Reply 1, posted (13 years 13 hours ago) and read 1513 times:
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Frontier originally requested 4 slots at DCA, but were awarded two (one landing, one take off). Since then they have been after those additional two slots. Twice a day service makes better financial sense (overheads) than once a day.

Will they get them? Probably - eventually. They have proved they run a viable service, and there are a couple of "beyond perimeter" slots that could become vacant.

But right now, I don't think any new slots are being authorized - the concentration is on getting DCA back to "normal".




aeternum nauta
User currently onlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5198 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (13 years 12 hours ago) and read 1496 times:

possible, they could argue that one-flight a day doesn't appeal to business traveller's needs. DCA is still not up to full capacity (and maybe never will be), perhaps operations will be limited to hub cities with med-sized jets.


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User currently offlineExusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1453 times:

With the demise of Midway, and a paring back at US, there is room for growth at DCA. The Justice Department seems to favor the smaller carriers.

Mineta has larger things to tackle in the immediate future, so I think that DOT and DOJ will back burner this request for at least a few months.


User currently offlineNwa747-400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1337 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1443 times:

Anyone think there is a chance NW might reapply for DCA-SEA slots or just be satisfied with partner AS running the route?

User currently offlineSegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 12 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1429 times:

that's probably *why* NW applied for the slots for SEA-DCA, as they have more weight and pull than AS thought they did....

-nate


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