DL757NYC wrote:Balloonchaser wrote:GuruJanitor wrote:What about Norwegian’s short haul offerings to the Caribbean? On the surface ISP could be a good base for that, and if anyone would try it, its probably Norwegian. I think the demand would be there for a 737. Dont see them doing any transatlantic ops like previously mentioned with the short runway. I seem to remember Newsday mentioning Aer Lingus testing the waters with that some years back but without a runway extension it was a nonstarter.
(Also first time poster, long time reader. Grew up flying out of ISP in its heyday, live in NYC now but still interested in the hometown field)
Many European Carriers have stated that ISP May be in their future (Norwegian, WOW, Aer Lingus, and RyanAir to Name a few). I see Norwegian announcing service in 2019 as that is when ISP is able to do International Flights (TSA Thing). I see them announcing DUB, BGO, PTP, FDF, SXM.
They could definitely operate those out of ISP even with the runway being short. Aswell That ISP is working on getting a runway expand in the upcoming years
In the late 8 early 9th they wanted to extend the runway to attract flights from Europe. The residents screamed bloody murder. It was loud with the DC 9/md80 and 727 and 737-200 today you don't get any noise from the airport jets are a lot quite but the time to expand was then. What could have been :/
ISP was pushing and planning on extending Runways 6/24 to 8000 feet and 15R/33L to 6000 feet. But the wave of internal corruption came crashing down and everything came to a halt.
The new airport leadership needs to accelerate FIS growth and runway expansion.