kbuf737
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Why No LCC's In SRQ/RSW?

Fri Jan 02, 2004 3:25 pm

Just a thought. Living in Upstate alot of us tend to enjoy winter retreats to the west coast of Florida. The only city you can fly into here on multiple LCC's is TPA. Granted TPA is about an hour fifteen-hour half drive from SRQ, there are alot of seniors who would probably jam pack an LCC into SRQ. RSW only has FL and is a larger market than SRQ and I think could handle an additional LCC. Besides RSW has no threat to route piracy unlike SRQ which is somewhat close. However I see potential at both airports and am surprised to see them so LCC underserved. Jsut my two cents. Opinions please???


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RE: Why No LCC's In SRQ/RSW?

Fri Jan 02, 2004 3:36 pm

DEN to RSW is a route that could take a few more flights a day too. I believe F9 is the only carrier that serves this market direct right now and every flight I have ever been on is totally full there and back. I have also seen people bumped on multiple occasions. RSW is a hot little place, thats where I would stick my money in the winter!
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Tiger119
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RE: Why No LCC's In SRQ/RSW?

Fri Jan 02, 2004 3:44 pm

Both jetBlue and ATA fly into RSW and ATA also flies into SRQ. I'm not sure about Frontier. I imagine as soon as RSW's new terminal is completed and they have more gates, you'll also see Southwest in there.
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RE: Why No LCC's In SRQ/RSW?

Fri Jan 02, 2004 4:16 pm

Song also flies BOS-RSW twice daily.

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RE: Why No LCC's In SRQ/RSW?

Fri Jan 02, 2004 5:59 pm

ATA flies into RSW and SRQ from both MDW and IND
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kbuf737
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RE: Why No LCC's In SRQ/RSW?

Sat Jan 03, 2004 12:29 am

Thanks for clarifying. I forgot about ATA. I also realized that jetBlue does serve RSW now.
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RE: Why No LCC's In SRQ/RSW?

Sat Jan 03, 2004 1:16 am

KBUF... just to reiterate:
RSW gets:
B6
FL
Song
F9 (?)
ATA

more than most airports!
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RE: Why No LCC's In SRQ/RSW?

Sat Jan 03, 2004 2:24 am

RSW has a lot of LCC's:
jetblue
song
ata
frontier
airtran
jetsgo
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RE: Why No LCC's In SRQ/RSW?

Sat Jan 03, 2004 2:26 am

I forgot about spirit and sun country
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Midex717
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RE: Why No LCC's In SRQ/RSW?

Sat Jan 03, 2004 8:11 am

Midwest Airlines flies there Saver Service from MKE-RSW. One roundtrip Sunday-Friday and two roundtrips on Saturday. It's only seasonal service from November or December to April.

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