nopeotone
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New International Destination For RFD-Not Festival

Fri Jul 14, 2006 7:45 am

On Friday, RFD is going to announce a new international destination for the winter time. Any ideas?

Source:
http://rrstar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/arti...e?AID=/20060713/BUSINESS/107130073

Maybe another Apple Vacations destination? I don't think its Allegiant, because all the airpots that say they might have expanded destinations with them, they mention Florida routes.
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RE: New International Destination For RFD-Not Festival

Fri Jul 14, 2006 7:50 am

Maybe Malev was stupid enough to do it...
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RE: New International Destination For RFD-Not Festival

Fri Jul 14, 2006 8:55 am

I just presume that it will be somewhere south of the border. Either somwhere in Mexico or the Caribbean on a charter basis.

If I didn't have to go to work, I'd probably go to the airport for the announcement.
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RE: New International Destination For RFD-Not Festival

Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:00 am

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 1):
Maybe Malev was stupid enough to do it...

Well DL is substantially eating into their JFK ridership. Mostly because Hungarians avoid their airline due to Malev's lack of reliability.
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RE: New International Destination For RFD-Not Fest

Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:04 am

Do I see the long needed Rockford-Tijuana route coming soon?  Smile
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RE: New International Destination For RFD-Not Festival

Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:17 am

Since the original story was factually incorrect I have requested the moderator to delete the other thread that I authored.

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RE: New International Destination For RFD-Not Festival

Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:40 am

Well yeah, the original RRSTAR story was incorrect. They said it would be Festival before they got the email back from them after the story was published. Any ideas though Karl?
 
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RE: New International Destination For RFD-Not Festival

Fri Jul 14, 2006 9:51 am

Hasn't Rockford been trying to attract service to Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Jamaica? I thought that was what I read in their last SCASD application.

Quoting Nopeotone (Thread starter):
I don't think its Allegiant, because all the airpots that say they might have expanded destinations with them, they mention Florida routes.

Allegiant does now have blanket authority to service anywhere in Canada but I can't think of any place up there that would make sense as a winter destination out of Rockford. But then maybe there are skiers in Rockford who would want to go north?

Allegiant has also discussed adding Mexico and Carribean destinations. But I haven't heard that they were ready to start in that direction yet.
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RE: New International Destination For RFD-Not Festival

Fri Jul 14, 2006 10:09 am

Quoting Nopeotone (Reply 6):
Any ideas though Karl?

I dug this up from the archieves. Maybe it will give us a clue or maybe not.

http://www.rrstar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/.../BUSINESS04/50416006/1002/BUSINESS
 
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RE: New International Destination For RFD-Not Festival

Fri Jul 14, 2006 12:05 pm

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 1):
Maybe Malev was stupid enough to do it...

That was my first thought.

Quoting Csturdiv (Reply 4):
Do I see the long needed Rockford-Tijuana route coming soon?

That'd be interesting. Of course, you'd need a long range 10-seater, as that would probably be about the market size for a daily nonstop  Smile.

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RE: New International Destination For RFD-Not Festival

Fri Jul 14, 2006 6:18 pm

Out of interest, under the US-Mexico Air Service Agreement is RFD part of Chicago or a separate airport? Maybe USA 3000 ciuld start RFD flights?
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RE: New International Destination For RFD-Not Festival

Sat Jul 15, 2006 2:45 am

Looks like it is an Apple Vacations expansion:

ROCKFORD — Apple Vacations will expand its non-stop seasonal service between Chicago/Rockford International Airport and Cancun, Mexico, during the late fall and winter, according to a company statement released today.
http://www.rrstar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/...AID=/20060714/BUSINESS04/107140044
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RE: New International Destination For RFD-Not Festival

Sat Jul 15, 2006 3:08 am

What a big surprise. A seasonal route is coming back. Wahoo!!!

In reality RFD is trying to get as much publicity as possible in hopes of landing more airlines and more flights. I don't know of an airport that tries harder to get service than Rockford.
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RE: New International Destination For RFD-Not Festival

Sat Jul 15, 2006 3:49 am

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 12):
What a big surprise. A seasonal route is coming back. Wahoo!!!

The service is to be expanded with a longer operating season which is good news for RFD but I agree with the general point of your post. A lot of publicity about a relatively minor announcement
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RE: New International Destination For RFD-Not Festival

Sun Jul 16, 2006 12:10 am

Courtesy: Rockford Register Star

Coming To RFD: More Seats To Cancun

http://www.rrstar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/...=/20060715/BUSINESS/107150028/1002

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Courtesy: WREX-TV

Apple Expects Thousands Of RFD Passengers

http://www.wrex.com/News/index.php?ID=7220

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Courtesy: WTVO-TV

RFD Continues To Grow

http://www.wtvo.com/news/default.asp?mode=shownews&id=3417

[Edited 2006-07-15 17:21:03]

[Edited 2006-07-15 17:22:00]
 
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RE: New International Destination For RFD-Not Festival

Sun Jul 16, 2006 4:40 am

There is supposed be another announcement of a new carrier, not Festival in a few weeks. With that and Festival, I believe that is why O'Brien said in one of the articles, maybe the WREX one, that he expects passengers in and out of RFD to double in the next few months. Also, according to a woman I spoke with at the airport during the announcement yesterday, a new website for RFD will be up.