Ec From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 81 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1574 times:
Very nice to see...watch out US air.
PHOENIX, July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- America West Airlines (NYSE: AWA - News) announced today that it will initiate new nonstop roundtrip flights between its main hub in Phoenix and Medford, Ore. on Oct. 1, 2002; flights to/from Billings, Mont.; Calgary, Canada; and Pittsburgh will begin Oct. 27; and service at Washington Dulles International Airport will begin on Dec. 1, 2002. The airline will also provide service between its Las Vegas hub and Washington Dulles International Airport beginning Dec. 26, 2002.
"America West is initiating service in five markets that do not have significant low-fare competition. We expect our new fare structure, with no Saturday night stay and lower business fares, to be particularly attractive to customers in these historically high-fare markets," said Scott Kirby, executive vice president, sales and marketing.
Customers in these new markets have the opportunity to connect to dozens of destinations across the United States, Canada and Mexico where America West serves 88 destinations.
Flights to/from Pittsburgh, Washington/Dulles and Calgary will be provided by America West Airlines utilizing Airbus A319 aircraft which feature seating for 12 in First Class and 112 in the main cabin. Flights between Phoenix and Medford and Billings will be provided by America West Express, which is operated by Mesa Air Group, and will utilize the popular 50-seat regional jet.
The schedule for flights in the new cities is listed below.
Las Vegas to Washington/Dulles
Flight Departure Arrival Start Date
859 11:25 p.m. 6:55 a.m. Dec. 26
Washington/Dulles to Las Vegas
Flight Departure Arrival Start Date
858 8:20 p.m. 10:21 p.m. Dec. 26
For more information or to make a reservation, contact your professional travel agent or America West at 1-800-2-FLY-AWA (1-800-235-9292). Reservation and information services are also available at www.americawest.com . Customers will receive 3,000 FlightFund bonus miles when they book any ticket at www.americawest.com and travel by Dec. 31, 2002. Customers can sign up for FlightFund, the airline's worldwide frequent flyer program, at www.americawest.com or by calling the FlightFund Service Center at 1-800-247-5691.
Pgh234 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 791 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1469 times:
Woo Hoo...that Pittsburgh news is about time. It was well over due for us to get some, well ANY, western service from another carrier other than US. It was either gonna be AWA to PHX or Frontier or UAL to DEN. We have AirTran for the east (even tho they lost hope for PIT as a focus city...PIT-MDW should have been kept), Vanguard for the Mid-West, and AWA for the West.
Doug_Or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3300 posts, RR: 3 Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1447 times:
medford and bilings are interesting, as both are rather, shall we say, unacustomed to mainline service. Wonder if there is actualy enough traffic from these cities. Also wonder what will happend to the more independent regional flying to these cities (Horizon, Big Sky)
AirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1442 times:
Medford and BIllings are Rj service by Mesa. However, Billings sees tons of mainline service (well it did before 9-11) Delta flew MD-90s in from SLC, United had 737s to DEN and NW flew DC-9s to MSP. I think AWA will do well in BIL.
FATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5738 posts, RR: 16 Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1389 times:
Medford currently receives UA 737 service.
AWX is continuing the strategy that has been pursued quite well in California, provide an alternative connecting hub for secondary cities. Combined with AWA's new lower fare structure, Medford and Billings could both see an uptick in passenger counts.
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." - Mark Twain
Serge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2 Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1310 times:
I just returned from HSV via DL through Billings (basically the major airport in my area) and was so happy to hear the news! For those of you that think BIL does not have a lot of service, take notice to what they get:
Delta: MD-90s (SLC)
SkyWest (Delta Connection): CRJ-200s (SLC)
United: 737-300s (DEN)
Air Wisconsin (United Express): BAe 146-100s (DEN)
Horizon: F-28-4000s (SEA)
Northwest: DC-9-30s, -40s, -50s (MSP, GTF, FCA)
Big Sky: Metro IIIs and 23s (GQ's mega hub, basically a whole lot of destinations)
New Service beginning October 27:
America West: CRJ-200s (PHX)
Ameriflight: assortment of turboprops
Corporate Air: assortment of turboprops
UPS: 757-200s (SWF, DEN, etc..)
Airborne Express: DC-9s (ILN, GTF, etc..)
FedEx: Fokker F-27 (unknown destinations)
Great Lakes Airlines Cargo: B1900Ds (MSO, DEN)
And BIL gets lots of GA traffic from anything from a Citation to a GV to a 757 and occasional large charters (Sierra Pacific 737-200s usually) for firefighters.
I'm going to try and get on the inagural flight between BIL and PHX on October 27th. Currently its quoted as only $283 r/t on americawest.com for departing on the 27th and returning on the 28th!
Deltaflyertoo From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1617 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1236 times:
This PIT service is great! However, I know first hand from experience that HP doesn't exactly price out its low yield fares on the consistency that Frontier, WN and Air Tran do. So how well this route will do should be interesting. But after all the low fare seats go and they are charging comparable US fares...I wonder who will choose what.
CV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1396 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1209 times:
Is the start of these RJ flights timed with the delivery of their new CRJ700 deliveries, allowing Mesa to start these flights with the CRJ200s, or are they diverting these aircraft from other routes? Thanks and best of luck to HP.