flyboyaz
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HP To Announce New Destination

Fri Sep 10, 2004 3:28 pm

Just read today at work, about a new destination we will be serving. I can't say what it is, since it has not been announced yet....any quesses? I can give you one clue however...it will be an express flight unfortunately. Service will start in December.  Smile
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RE: HP To Announce New Destination

Fri Sep 10, 2004 3:31 pm

Sioux Falls, SD? I would guess it would be that seeing they got a grant for service, and this is an express flight.

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RE: HP To Announce New Destination

Fri Sep 10, 2004 3:33 pm

Isnt it gonna be one of those Costa Rica flights using the 752 that has been the rumorville for a quite awhile now?? Or maybe to an local Arizona destination since its an HPX flight....
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RE: HP To Announce New Destination

Fri Sep 10, 2004 3:55 pm

It probably is Sioux Falls.
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RE: HP To Announce New Destination

Fri Sep 10, 2004 5:43 pm

Without giving too much away an Arizona city is a very real possibility  Wink/being sarcastic. We were making sure we had signs for one a week or two ago. The Sioux Falls rumor has been strong over at HP/YV especially after they won the EAS subsidy. I would also not be too surprised to see a Colorado city open up for the winter with a CR9.

Here's some additional PHX schedule changes I noticed:

PHX-YYC From CR9 2x to CR9 1x, 733 1x
PHX-MZT From CR9 2x to CR9 1x, 733 1x
PHX-OMA From CR9 3x, A319 1x, to CR9 1X, A319 2x, 73S 1x

HPX will begin flying PHX-MCI/SMF and LAS-ONT/OAK on 31OCT04.
PHX-GYM/TEX are suspended in mid-October so a Dash can go down for a C-check.

Well I'm off to San Francisco for the weekend. HP PHX-SFO and WN OAK-PHX. Take care!

Matt

Edited for spelling

[Edited 2004-09-10 10:44:56]
 
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RE: HP To Announce New Destination

Fri Sep 10, 2004 10:43 pm

I know, I know! The new destination is:

Safford, Arizona (Safford Municipal Airport, KSAD)

It will be served daily by a CR9, with continuing service onto Las Cruces, NM. Las Cruces, has a big draw because of the university, and the hassle to drive around the mountain to get to ELP, which itself has limited service.

Safford has the Graham County area, about 30,000, but it is also the copper mining capital of Arizona/New Mexico, with Phelps Dodge scheduled to open a new mine just north of the "city".
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RE: HP To Announce New Destination

Sat Sep 11, 2004 1:05 am

The Sioux Falls rumor has been strong over at HP/YV especially after they won the EAS subsidy.

Small correction, but Sioux Falls didn't get an EAS subsidy. They got a small community grant. An EAS subsidy is an annual subsidy. A small community grant is a one time thing.
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flyboyaz
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RE: HP To Announce New Destination

Sat Sep 11, 2004 1:08 am

Well I'm glad we are bringing mainline back to YYC. I know the Canadian gov't was not very happy with Mesa's performance....their delays were causing havoc with customs up there.

I'm not sure when we will announce the new service....should be very soon though.
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RE: HP To Announce New Destination

Sat Sep 11, 2004 4:46 am

Ok Flyboyaz

I could tell you two new destinations.

Belize and Cozumel.

But, you tell me.
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RE: HP To Announce New Destination

Sat Sep 11, 2004 8:36 am

I know, I know! The new destination is:

Safford, Arizona (Safford Municipal Airport, KSAD)

It will be served daily by a CR9, with continuing service onto Las Cruces, NM. Las Cruces, has a big draw because of the university, and the hassle to drive around the mountain to get to ELP, which itself has limited service.


You're kidding, right? Especially with a CR9?
Now I could believe a Dash, but no way a CR9.


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RE: HP To Announce New Destination

Sat Sep 11, 2004 8:40 am

Safford, AZ would be best served with a Beech 1900D, if that.

The new destination is likely Sioux Falls, SD.
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RE: HP To Announce New Destination

Sat Sep 11, 2004 9:26 am

Lincoln, Nebraska recently received a grant as well, and has been publicly courting America West (according to the local Lincoln Journal Star newspaper).

America West used to serve Lincoln with B737s during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
 
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RE: HP To Announce New Destination

Sat Sep 11, 2004 9:27 am

I'd be willing to bet Sioux Falls or Charlotte. One of the two.



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RE: HP To Announce New Destination

Sat Sep 11, 2004 9:48 am

it will be an express flight unfortunately

HP is NOT going to do CLT with an express flight... it's got to be a midwest city...
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RE: HP To Announce New Destination

Sat Sep 11, 2004 10:44 am

Well, I recieved a deletion on this list because of my last comment. If anyone was offended by my submission, I am sorry.
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RE: HP To Announce New Destination

Sat Sep 11, 2004 10:57 am

cactus, hz747 wasn't being serious......

airframeas- I am trying to think of a city in AZ that HPX doesn't already serve, other than the Canyon and I'd doubt they'd put a CR9 into there.

So here's my toss into the ring.
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RE: HP To Announce New Destination

Sat Sep 11, 2004 11:00 am

My guess with a CR9 would be FSD or MSN.
 
flyboyaz
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RE: HP To Announce New Destination

Sat Sep 11, 2004 11:10 am

Well it was loaded into SHARES so I guess it's ok to tell now!

Sioux Falls, SD (FSD) is the winner!

Good guesses guys!

Service begins December 18th I believe...1 roundtrip daily with a CRJ-200.

I'm very glad actually since I lived near there and could never afford the air fares.....I'm sure the people of the area will be happy. Let's just hope the flights run on time!!

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RE: HP To Announce New Destination

Sat Sep 11, 2004 11:29 am

Flyboyaz, waht are they doing about the mammoth delays Mesa
continually has. It seems they are delayed more than they are on time.
 
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RE: HP To Announce New Destination

Sat Sep 11, 2004 11:32 am

HP has been on Mesa's back about the delays for quite some time now...we had them defer deliveries of some of their aircraft so they can "catch up" on their issues. Many issues remain however. I know that we have converted some RJ flights back to mainline to keep operational integrity. Here in TUS we have suffered horribly, as has UA...their Mesa LAX flight is always late. Very sad....
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RE: HP To Announce New Destination

Sat Sep 11, 2004 11:36 am

Flyboyaz, it is kind of a joke around SLC that if OO wasn't here,
Mesa would never get a CRJ in the air or on the ground. They always have
Skywest at planeside doing something to get them on their way.
 
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RE: HP To Announce New Destination

Sat Sep 11, 2004 12:00 pm

Very true...same here actually. TUS is a mx base for Mesa so they come in handy sometimes. They run their planes to death most of the time, it's no wonder they break down all the time.
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RE: HP To Announce New Destination

Sat Sep 11, 2004 1:40 pm

Isnt it gonna be one of those Costa Rica flights using the 752 that has been the rumorville for a quite awhile now??

1) The PHX-SJO is operated by an A319
2) It is no longer in rumorville, it has been operating since December 1, 2003.
3) It's an HPX flight so no.
 
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RE: HP To Announce New Destination

Sat Sep 11, 2004 3:33 pm

here are the flight #'s and times for fsd
America West 6087
operated by Mesa Airlines dba America West Express


Depart: 10:09am
Arrive: 1:49pm
Non-stop

Phoenix, AZ (PHX)
Sioux Falls, SD (FSD

America West 6021
operated by Mesa Airlines dba America West Express


Depart: 2:30pm
Arrive: 4:29pm
Non-stop

Sioux Falls, SD (FSD)
Phoenix, AZ (PHX)


Who is doing the ramp work? NW? or US
 
flyboyaz
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RE: HP To Announce New Destination

Sun Sep 12, 2004 12:46 am

Not sure who will be handling the operation. The city isn't loaded into our DRS yet. Maybe someone locally would know?
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RE: HP To Announce New Destination

Sun Sep 12, 2004 3:56 am

Oh well, I guess the SAD service will have to wait...  Smile

Kinda stinks--after flying into ELP, TUS, or PHX, it is still at least a 2 1/2 hour drive to see Mom and Grandma.
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RE: HP To Announce New Destination

Sun Sep 12, 2004 6:07 pm

just noticed a few other changes, checking dec 1, the 2x daily las-bur go express on both flights, the morning is a crj900 and the evening is still a crj200. ont gets a new morning las rotation with an express crj. joe, i feel bad for you, still all express in tucson. i think hourly dash 8 service would be better than the crj equip. at least the dispatch rate with dash 8 are a lot better. i wish there was a way on the hp page to see the diff between crj200 and crj900 equip when booking flights. i forgot what else i saw
 
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RE: HP To Announce New Destination

Mon Sep 13, 2004 12:27 am

Ok, here's another one.

Have you already noticed that HPX (Mesa) is closing MTY?

Yes, 30Oct is the last frecuency into MTY and, after that, no more HPX flights will be handled there.

It's sad though.

Some people here say that HP will start a mainline flight there, but I don't think so.
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RE: HP To Announce New Destination

Mon Sep 13, 2004 12:40 am

Wow Sioux Falls is really coming along!  Smile

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RE: HP To Announce New Destination

Mon Sep 13, 2004 2:10 am

A return to Sierra Vista/Ft. Huachuca perhaps? That would figure, as I just sold my house in Bisbee.....
 
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RE: HP To Announce New Destination

Mon Sep 13, 2004 2:38 am

BREmer...you right! By 2020 they will have an international carrier!

ASSFO  Smile
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RE: HP To Announce New Destination

Mon Sep 13, 2004 7:32 am

I herd it may be Winnipeg Manitoba Canada as They already Serve Edmonton with the CRJ9 and I am sure that Winnipeg is next on the list for flights into Canada.


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RE: HP To Announce New Destination

Thu Sep 16, 2004 1:48 am

Just a question out of curiosity for any of you HP employees---

How are the load factors for PHX-RDU and LAS-RDU. I know they compete with WN on both routes. Also, does anyone know if any of the HP flights out of RDU offer meal service in First Class?

Thanks for any info!!!
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RE: HP To Announce New Destination

Thu Sep 16, 2004 1:52 am

HP does offer meal service to PHX.. not to LAS...
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