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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, 11154 posts, RR: 58
Posted (13 years 4 months 21 hours ago) and read 1677 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?


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User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 26234 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 19 hours ago) and read 1643 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 offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5316 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 18 hours ago) and read 1626 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.

User currently offlineExusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 1 hour ago) and read 1583 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 (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1573 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 (13 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1559 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....


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