micstatic
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United Express To Begin Wed In DAB

Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:43 am

Hopefully some of you Riddle guys can get a few pics...



February 6, 2006
Vickie Pleus, APR
Community Information Specialist

DBIA United Airlines service to Washington D.C./Dulles inaugural flight and ribbon cutting

When: Wednesday, Feb. 8, 9:15 - 11 a.m.

Where: Daytona Beach International Airport, 700 Catalina Drive, Daytona Beach

What: 9:15 a.m.: News media one-on-one interviews with Mike Matthews, United Airlines, and Stephen Cooke, DBIA Director of Business Development.

10 a.m.: Ribbon-cutting at United Airlines ticket-counter (first level of DBIA). Speakers: Joie Alexander, Volusia County Council Vice-chair; Mike Matthews, United Airlines; and Stephen Cooke, DBIA Director of Business Development.

11 a.m.: UA inaugural Washington D.C. / Dulles flight to Daytona Beach arrives. DBIA Fire Services unit to salute arriving plane with arch of water as plane enters Gate five ramp area.

Why: United Airlines is beginning service from Daytona Beach International Airport Wednesday, February 8. United Airlines will offer twice daily nonstop service to Washington D.C. / Dulles with connecting service to more than 30 destinations. United begins nonstop Saturday service to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport Saturday, February 11. And, the airport is offering United Airlines passengers free parking for travel February 8 - August 7. Parking passes will be available at the United Airlines ticket counter at DBIA.

Parking tickets for all attendees will be validated and parking will be free for these events. For further information, please contact Stephen Cooke at (386) 248-8030, ext. 8309 or Jo Lynn Deal, Marketing Specialist, at ext. 8303.
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FLALEFTY
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RE: United Express To Begin Wed In DAB

Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:50 am

Excellent! DAB deserves more service.

What equipment will be used?
 
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RE: United Express To Begin Wed In DAB

Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:52 am

Perfect timing for the Daytona 500 and speedweeks. This is probably one of the few routes that will see 100% load factors during the inaugural week of service.
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corey07850
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RE: United Express To Begin Wed In DAB

Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:53 am

ASH9008 is repositioning to DAB tonight... Scheduled to leave in about an hour for tomorrow morning's flight.

Quoting FLALEFTY (Reply 1):

What equipment will be used?

CRJ-200
 
IADCRJ
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RE: United Express To Begin Wed In DAB

Wed Feb 08, 2006 1:11 pm

Quoting Micstatic (Thread starter):
UA inaugural Washington D.C. / Dulles flight to Daytona Beach arrives. DBIA Fire Services unit to salute arriving plane with arch of water as plane enters Gate five ramp area

I never thought I would ever see the day that a Mesa flight will be recieving a water cannon salute upon arrival somewhere.  Smile
 
FutureFO
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RE: United Express To Begin Wed In DAB

Wed Feb 08, 2006 1:24 pm

On MESA, which is a bad decision. No reliability with them, except a reliable delay.



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ORDZW
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RE: United Express To Begin Wed In DAB

Wed Feb 08, 2006 1:46 pm

Quoting FutureFO (Reply 5):
On MESA, which is a bad decision. No reliability with them, except a reliable delay.

Well, at least Air Wisconsin will be groundhandling them, so they shouldn't be Airport Ops delays!
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FutureFO
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RE: United Express To Begin Wed In DAB

Thu Feb 09, 2006 12:43 am

But there will be the usual bad attitudes and delay's for no reason on the MESA side.



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RL757PVD
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RE: United Express To Begin Wed In DAB

Thu Feb 09, 2006 1:06 am

The Saturday ORD flight should do good, hopefully that will go daily before too long.
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IADCRJ
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RE: United Express To Begin Wed In DAB

Thu Feb 09, 2006 5:13 am

I managed to get the passenger boarding totals for the first day of service between IAD and DAB. Interesting loads

7146* DAB-IAD 9:10 11:18
08 (+ 2 possible non revs) /50
7294* DAB-IAD 11:50 13:58
16 (+ 9 possible non revs) /50

7294* IAD-DAB 9:01 11:15
47 (+ 3 possible non revs) /50

7275* IAD-DAB 19:20 21:34
25 (Tenative), (+ 4 possible non revs) / 50 (Tenative)
 
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RE: United Express To Begin Wed In DAB

Fri Feb 10, 2006 8:55 am

 
upstatedave
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RE: United Express To Begin Wed In DAB

Fri Feb 10, 2006 1:46 pm

Quoting ORDZW (Reply 6):
Well, at least Air Wisconsin will be groundhandling them, so they shouldn't be Airport Ops delays

I am confused on why Mesa isn't handling their own ground ops? Plus Air Wis. wasn't even here in DAB b4 now, correct?

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trndskywrd
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RE: United Express To Begin Wed In DAB

Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:29 am

Quoting UpstateDave (Reply 11):
I am confused on why Mesa isn't handling their own ground ops? Plus Air Wis. wasn't even here in DAB b4 now, correct?

Well, Mesa and Air Wis along with all the other commuter airlines bid for their contracts. For United, they were saving money by hiring Mesa to fly for them and Air Wis to do ground handling.

and you're right, ZW was not in DAB before. This, i believe is our most southern station.