MCIFlyer
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New Service SUS-MKC By St. Louis Air

Sat Jun 11, 2005 5:45 am

As reported by The Business Journal of Kansas City as well as The Business Journal of St. Louis:

The Spirit of St. Louis Airport (SUS) is adding another airline, St. Louis Air, to begin flights to and from Kansas City Downtown (MKC) Airport beginning on Monday June 20th.

http://stlouis.bizjournals.com/kansa...ty/stories/2005/06/06/daily37.html

The airline will use a six-passenger Piper PA-31 Chieftain twin-engine aircraft. Flying time is estimated at 1 hour 10 minutes. Fares are about $159 o/w.

SUS is located in Chesterfield MO, 17 miles west of St. Louis. MKC is Kansas City's Downtown Airport, which hasn't seen scheduled commercial traffic for a number of years, as far as I know. It's been in use as a GA airport for years, and all airlines relocated to MCI in the early 70s.

MKC is much closer to downtown Kansas City (right across the Missouri River from downtown) --- it'll be interesting to see if people are willing to pay that much more for service out of MKC.
 
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RE: New Service SUS-MKC By St. Louis Air

Sat Jun 11, 2005 5:51 am

Quoting MCIFlyer (Thread starter):
is adding another airline

Another airline!??!

Oh boy here we go again.....this time using Spirt instead of Mid-America ie: Great Plains.
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thegreatchecko
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RE: New Service SUS-MKC By St. Louis Air

Sat Jun 11, 2005 6:30 am

It'll probably be a scheduled charter type operation. It intrigues me, unfortunately I can't find the website or who is operating it. Sad

If they can convince people to fly in a Piper Chieftan for an hour I think they have a chance. The only thing that I can see working against them is the fact that Chesterfield is kinda far from the city, however, nothing much happens in the city and there is plenty of people and businesses in St. Louis County, so it could work.

I'm intrigued... scratchchin 

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stl1326
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RE: New Service SUS-MKC By St. Louis Air

Sat Jun 11, 2005 6:45 am

Quoting TheGreatChecko (Reply 2):

Yes, Chesterfield is far from the city, but many of the fortune 500 companies that are based in the St. Louis area are in St. Louis County. The flights I'm sure are geared toward business travelers.
 
jmy007
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RE: New Service SUS-MKC By St. Louis Air

Sat Jun 11, 2005 7:39 am

Quoting Stl1326 (Reply 3):
Yes, Chesterfield is far from the city, but many of the fortune 500 companies that are based in the St. Louis area are in St. Louis County. The flights I'm sure are geared toward business travelers.

It's about 25 miles to the cbd in downtown. It's is really not that far, and on I-64/US 40 .On a good day it takes less than a half hour to drive between the two. SUS was out in the fields/floodplain up until the last 5 years. Now it is really surround by the burbs, and st charles county and their growth is a stones throw away.

[Edited 2005-06-11 00:40:32]
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chrisjake
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RE: New Service SUS-MKC By St. Louis Air

Sat Jun 11, 2005 11:26 am

its just nice to see someone starting a small airline like they used to do it back in the 70's. some people forget that some large regionals started out like this. both Comair and SkyWest started with Piper Navajo's.

it may work, it may not....buts its refreshing to see. i wish them well!

chris
 
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RE: New Service SUS-MKC By St. Louis Air

Sat Jun 11, 2005 11:47 am

Quoting TheGreatChecko (Reply 2):
If they can convince people to fly in a Piper Chieftan for an hour I think they have a chance.

 bouncy ..so true!
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MaverickM11
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RE: New Service SUS-MKC By St. Louis Air

Sat Jun 11, 2005 11:56 am

Good luck with that  Yeah sure
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thegreatchecko
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RE: New Service SUS-MKC By St. Louis Air

Sat Jun 18, 2005 5:53 am

Anybody found a website yet?

Thx!

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