Mariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 26123 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1626 times:
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".
OzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5294 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 5 days ago) and read 1609 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.