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Small Airports With Loads Of Service In The US

Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:33 pm

Title says it all really just like an idea. Like a small airport but with a decent amount of service!

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Fri Jul 28, 2006 9:40 pm

AVL has NW, DL, US & CO flights flight to MSP, DTW, CVG, ATL, MCO (seasonal), PHL, CLT, EWR & IAH. Two airbridges & three tarmac level gates. Either CRJs, ERJs, DH1s or ATR72 flying in here.

They're planning to expand the terminal and add a second parallel runway (16R/34L) in the coming years however.
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Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:06 pm

BTV has pretty good service, DAY, MHT...
SIN > CVG > BOS
 
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Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:12 pm

MSN has a lot too:
NW to DTW, MSP and DCA, UA express to ORD all day long, same for AA, DL to CVG YX to MKE, plus the occasional SY charter to LAS and the regular FX traffic (727s!!!)
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Fri Jul 28, 2006 10:22 pm

ABE has a bunch of service, though it has a huge Private and General aviation side as well. It's commercial ops are as follows:

Air Canada to Toronto (3x daily) (Beech 1900D)
Allegiant Air to Orlando/Sanford (2x daily) (MD-80)
Continental to Cleveland (3x daily) and Boston (3x daily) (Beech 1900D and EMB-135 and 145)
Delta to Cincinnati (4x daily) and Atlanta (4x daily) (CRJ-200)
Northwest to Detroit (3x daily) (CRJ-200)
United to Washington (4x daily) and Chicago (5x daily) (Saab 340 and CRJ-200)
US Airways to Charlotte (3x daily), Philadelphia (7x daily), Pittsburgh (4x daily) (A319, Dash-8, EMB-135, EMB-145, Jetstream 41)

45 daily departures, all non-stop. There are, obviously, 45 more in the opposite direction, so ABE sees about 90 daily operations.

AF1 came into ABE when GWB started his tour of Pennsylvania.

Obviously, US Air has the most diversity and biggest presence. Hope to see one of the retro A319's there at some point!

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Sat Jul 29, 2006 12:17 am

Do you mean small airports in size even though they might be in a large city such as LaGuardia (LGA), Reagan National (DCA), Midway (MDW) or Lindbergh Field (SAN) or do you mean resort type cities where they might get (at least seasonally) more then their average share of flights such as Palm Springs (PSP) or Eagle/Vail (EGE)? Or do you mean small towns with a good amount of service for their size? Places like like Portland, ME (PWM), Charleston, SC (CHS) and Juneau (JNU) come to mind. (A few of my favorites at least).

This is not a complete list by any means, just trying to hone down what "small" means.
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Sat Jul 29, 2006 12:22 am

Don't forget XNA ... 20 years ago, it was in the middle of nowhere. Now it has nonstop service to LAX, LGA, DFW, MEM, EWR, CVG, STL, ORD, ATL, CLT, IAH, MSP, SLC, and DEN. I'm sure the people of this area would take issue with anyone that says Wal-Mart is bad for the economy.
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Sat Jul 29, 2006 12:31 am

XNA = Northwest Arkansas ... huh?

I know Walmart is HDQ there, but is there really a need for all that service on different carriers to places like LAX,LGA,CLT, etc (i'm sure I'm missing some too)
 
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RE: Small Airports With Loads Of Service In The US

Sat Jul 29, 2006 12:31 am

Quoting MattRB (Reply 1):
They're planning to expand the terminal and add a second parallel runway (16R/34L) in the coming years however.

Is there a lot of GA down there?


I wouldn't call it loads of service, but CRW has decent service.

2x IAH Express jet
3x CLE Commutair
3x DTW XJ
2x ORD UA express
4x IAD UA express
3x DCA US express
3x PIT US express
2x PHL US express
6x CLT US express
3x CVG DL connection
5x ATL DL connection
 
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Sat Jul 29, 2006 12:36 am

I remember a while back Little Rock was voted #1 for the best air service for a community of its size.
 
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Sat Jul 29, 2006 12:46 am

how about CAK - Akron/Canton? would that be considered a small airport? FL to BOS, LGA, ATL, TPA, MCO. DL to CVG, MCO, ATL. XJ to DTW. UA to ORD, IAD. US to CLT. maybe others that i can't recall.
 
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Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:22 am

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 4):
US Airways to Charlotte (3x daily), Philadelphia (7x daily), Pittsburgh (4x daily) (A319, Dash-8, EMB-135, EMB-145, Jetstream 41)

ABE has no Jetstream service that I am aware of. PIT-ABE is four times daily with 4 SF3s!
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Sat Jul 29, 2006 3:12 am

Quoting TheLUREnyc (Reply 7):
I know Walmart is HDQ there, but is there really a need for all that service on different carriers to places like LAX,LGA,CLT, etc (i'm sure I'm missing some too)

If there weren't the need, the airlines wouldn't fly the routes. Wal-Mart and Tyson Chicken are headquartered there. The airport serves an area of about 400,000 people, I believe, so it's not a stretch that it would have that service.
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Sat Jul 29, 2006 3:20 am

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 4):
US Airways to Charlotte (3x daily), Philadelphia (7x daily), Pittsburgh (4x daily) (A319, Dash-8, EMB-135, EMB-145, Jetstream 41)

The J41s are all gone and there are no ERJ-135s operated by anyone under the US Airways Express system. They're all 50-seat 145s.
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RE: Small Airports With Loads Of Service In The US

Sat Jul 29, 2006 3:34 am

Quoting Ssides (Reply 12):
Quoting TheLUREnyc (Reply 7):
I know Walmart is HDQ there, but is there really a need for all that service on different carriers to places like LAX,LGA,CLT, etc (i'm sure I'm missing some too)

If there weren't the need, the airlines wouldn't fly the routes. Wal-Mart and Tyson Chicken are headquartered there. The airport serves an area of about 400,000 people, I believe, so it's not a stretch that it would have that service.

Ssides, I agree. TheLUREnyc makes it sounds like the airlines are spoiling Northwest Arkansas - "Now I know you don't NEED a nonstop to LAX, but here you go, honey!" Yeah, airlines do that all the time.  Yeah sure
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Sat Jul 29, 2006 3:39 am

COS comes to my mind when you talk about Small airports that have decent traffic, you have UA - AA - NW - DL - HP - CO - COM and MESA with direct service to
Chicago , DEN , PHX , SLC , Eugene , LAX , LAS , IAH , Dallas , MSP , SFO , JACKSONVILLE , SAN ANTONIO and there is more but i can't remember all of it.

I personally like that airport its a small clean airport with decent service.

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Sat Jul 29, 2006 3:55 am

Quoting FCYTravis (Reply 13):
The J41s are all gone and there are no ERJ-135s operated by anyone under the US Airways Express system. They're all 50-seat 145s.

I didn't even see the E-135, or I would have corrected that as well!
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Sat Jul 29, 2006 5:18 am

Quoting Ssides (Reply 12):
If there weren't the need, the airlines wouldn't fly the routes.

No Comment. Not talking about XNA either.
 
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Sat Jul 29, 2006 5:35 am

Here at CID we have a fairly good amount of flights and destinations

We have:
AA to Chicago, Dallas, and St Louis
DL to Atlanta and Cincinnati
UA to Chicago and Denver
NW to Detroit and Minneapolis
G4 to Las Vegas and Orlando/Sanford

Almost everything is RJ's, with the exception of the LAS and SFB flights being M80's and NW also mixes in a couple Saabs and a DC9 at times along with the CRJ's on the MSP runs.

We just had a record number of passangers use the airport at CID in June, on the way to topping over 1 million passengers again this year

DSM also sees a good mix:
AA to Chicago, Dallas New York Laguardia and St Louis
DL to Atlanta, Cincinnati and Salt Lake City
YX to Milwaukee
UA to Chicago and Denver
CO to Houston
NW to Detroit, Memphis, Minneapolis, Las Vegas and Washington Reagan
G4 to Las Vegas and Orlando/Sanford
 
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Sat Jul 29, 2006 6:19 am

Quoting CIDflyer (Reply 18):
DSM also sees a good mix:

You forgot USX/Mesa to Phoenix.  Smile
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Sat Jul 29, 2006 7:25 am

Quoting CentPIT (Reply 11):
ABE has no Jetstream service that I am aware of. PIT-ABE is four times daily with 4 SF3s!

Sorry, got that information from the airport's website. Must not be up to date. Thanks for the correction.

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Sat Jul 29, 2006 7:37 am

Quoting FCYTravis (Reply 19):
You forgot USX/Mesa to Phoenix.

You are right! I knew I was forgetting something  Smile
 
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RE: Small Airports With Loads Of Service In The US

Sat Jul 29, 2006 7:38 am

Would my hometown airport, FWA, count?

We have a small terminal (expanded to 8 gates in 1996), with 4 gates at ground level and 4 jetway-equipped gates upstairs, and a two-lane security checkpoint, and outlets of two Fort Wayne, IN-based shops inside (DeBrand Chocolates and Vera Bradley Handbags).

Our air service includes:

DL Connection (Comair)--CVG
DL Connection (ASA)--ATL
AA Eagle--ORD and DFW
NW Airlink (Pinnacle & Mesaba)--DTW
UA Express (Sky West & Air Wisconsin)--ORD
CO Connection (CommutAir)--CLE

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Sat Jul 29, 2006 7:38 am

Quoting CaptinTuT (Reply 15):
COS comes to my mind when you talk about Small airports that have decent traffic, you have SA)">UA - SA)">AA - SA)">NW - SA)">DL - SA)">HP - SA)">CO - COM and MESA with direct service to
Chicago , DEN , PHX , SLC , Eugene , LAX , LAS , IAH , Dallas , MSP , SFO , JACKSONVILLE , SAN ANTONIO and there is more but i can't remember all of it

Jacksonville? As in Florida? JAX?

Savannah has good service for a city this size.

SA)">AA 3x daily to DFW
SA)">CO 3x daily to EWR, 3x daily to IAH
SA)">DL 9x daily to ATL, 3x daily to LGA, 2x daily to CVG, 1x daily to BOS and soon 1x Saturday only service to DCA
FL 3x daily to ATL
SA)">NW 3x daily to DTW, 1x Saturday only service to MSP
SA)">UA 3x daily to IAD (4x daily in Sept.), 3x daily to ORD (4x daily in Sept.)
US 5x daily to CLT, 2x Saturday only service to PHL, 1x Saturday only service to DCA, 1x Saturday only service to BOS, 1x Saturday only service to PIT, 1x Saturday only service to LGA.

41 flights on weekdays, 48 on Saturdays. Not bad for a city of 128,453 people.
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Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:09 am

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 20):
Sorry, got that information from the airport's website. Must not be up to date. Thanks for the correction.

No problem dude!
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Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:11 am

IDA has pretty good service I would think for 50,000 people,

8x a day Delta Connection(SkyWest) to SLC all CRJ
4x a day Horizon Air to BOI all DH8
2x a day United Express(SkyWest) to Denver all CRJ
1x a day Northwest Airlink to MSP all CRJ
3x weekly Allegiant to LAS of course, all MD-80
 
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Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:24 am

I see a lot of small airports with a lot of service in this list, but I'd like to throw one out from a different stance.

OAK. I believe OAK was designed for about 6 million passengers per year, but moves around 11-12 million per year. So, it has tons of service, in an area that has a lot of service SFO/OAK/SJC/SMF/MRY all within about 80 miles as the crow flies. This airport is small when it is crowded - so it feels small  Smile

So, I'd put OAK as a truly over-utilized airport. However, in staying to topic, it is not a small airport. I see 4 sizes of airports (examples):

Small GRR, LAN, MGM
Medium CMH, SMF, AUS
Large MCO, BOS, LGA
Mega DFW, ORD, ATL
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RE: Small Airports With Loads Of Service In The US

Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:28 am

Quoting SQ452 (Reply 2):
BTV has pretty good service, DAY, MHT...

DAY's service was significant during the mid-1980's into the early 1990's, from the time the Piedmont hub was busy with mainline jets and commuter flights until USAir closed the operation. I have a September 1986 official guide that shows 185 daily departures!

American Airlines - ORD (4) = 4

Britt Airways/Piedmont Commuter - CLE (7), CMH (6), DTW (9), FWA (2), IND (5), LAF (4), LEX (5), SDF (4) = 42

ComAir/Delta Connection- CVG (7), CLE (4), CMH (2), DTW (4), MKE (2) = 19

Commuter Express - YYZ (3) = 3

Christman Air System - CMH (1), PIT (1) = 2

Delta Air Lines - ATL (5), CMH (1) = 6

Jetstream Int'l Airlines - ERI (3) = 3

Midstate Airlines - MKE (4) = 4

PeoplExpress - EWR (3) = 3 (discontinued service Sep. 15)

Piedmont Airlines - CAK (3), BWI (1), BOS (2), CLT (2), DFW (3), DEN (1), EVV (3), FNT (3), FLL (1), FWA (2), GRR (4), AZO (4), LAN (3), LAX (2), SDF (2), MIA (1), EWR (3), JFK (1), LGA (4), MCO (3), PHL (3), SFO (1), SBN (4), TPA (2), TOL (2), DCA (4) = 63

Republic Airlines - DTW (4) = 4 (all flights on CV-580's)

TWA - SDF (1), JFK (1), STL (5) = 7 (one STL flight on a 767-200)

United Air Lines - CRW (1), ORD (5) = 6

USAir - CMH (1), SDF (2), PHL (2), PIT (4) = 9


98 departures with jets and 87 with props.


Today, there are about 70 daily departures.
 
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Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:36 am

I'll throw in BOI, as well. As of today, we have:
GQ- BIL x1,BZN x1,MWH x1(for how long?),MSO x1,JAC x1,ALW x1, PIH x3 (but down to 2 eff 8/4) all BE1900D.
F9- DEN x3, 1 A319 (thru August 27), 2 CR7.
WN- LAS x2, GEG x3, SLC x3, RNO x3, PDX x3, SEA x3, OAK x1 (2 eff 8/17). All 737.
QX- nonstops to SEA,PDX,GEG,LAX,SMF,SJC,IDA,LWS about 25 flts/day. CR7,DH4,DH8.
AS- 1x SEA. Hear it will end in Sept. Varies 734,73G,M80.
US/HP- 2x PHX. 1 A320, 1 733. One to be YV CR9 in Fall.
CO Exp- 2 E145 to IAH, but pulling out in September.
NW- 3 A320 to MSP, down to two for Fall.
UA- 1 ORD, 2 DEN 737s
OO- nonstop to LAX,ORD,DEN,SFO as UA, SLC as DL. Total about 20 flts/day. CR2,CR7s
DL- 1 xATL, 2 xSLC between 738 and M90.
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Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:40 am

ELM has good flights. You have:
US Express( Piedmont, Air Wis, Mesa) to PHL: CRJ, DHC-8, DHC-8-300
CO Connection ( Comuttair) to ROC, and CLE: B1900D
NW Airlink ( Pinnacle) to DTW: CRJ

Not that bad for ELM.

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RE: Small Airports With Loads Of Service In The US

Sat Jul 29, 2006 8:54 am

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 29):
Not that bad for ELM.

Used to have two times daily to PIT with DH8s as well! I guess not enough connecting traffic, oh well, enjoy PHL for connections! (hahaha)
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Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:12 am

I started a thread like this not to long ago. But here is FAT:

American Airlines: DTW w/ MD-83
American Eagle: LAX w/ Saab
Delta Connection: SLC w/ CRJ
America West: LAS w/ A319 (New)
America West Express: LAS w/ CRJ; PHX w/ CRJ
Horizon Air: PDX w/ CRJ; SEA w/ CRJ; DEN w/ CRJ (Operated as Frontier)
United Express: LAS w/ Saab; SFO w/ Saab; LAS w/ Saab; DEN w/ CRJ
Allegiant Air: LAS w/ MD-88
Mexicana: GDL w/ A319 (Up from A318)

Hope to get:
United Airlines: ORD w/ A319
NorthWest: MSP w/ A319
South West: DAL w/ 737; MDW w/ 737; LAX w/ 737; PDX w/ 737
Aloha (seasonal): OGG w/ 737
Mexicana: PVR or MEX w/ A320
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RE: Small Airports With Loads Of Service In The US

Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:55 am

Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 29):
US Express( Piedmont, Air Wis, Mesa) to PHL: CRJ, DHC-8, DHC-8-300

Mesa does not serve ELM - all their 50-seaters are gone from US East.
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Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:47 am

Quoting QXatFAT (Reply 31):
United Express: LAS w/ Saab; SFO w/ Saab; LAS w/ Saab;

You mean EMB 120 Brasilia

Quoting QXatFAT (Reply 31):
American Airlines: DTW w/ MD-83

And it is to DFW... but everyone knew that.
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RE: Small Airports With Loads Of Service In The US

Sat Jul 29, 2006 10:56 am

FAR is not too bad. NW, UA, DL flight as well as G4.
I flew into CHA and found a fair amout of air service there. Really nice airport too.
 
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RE: Small Airports With Loads Of Service In The US

Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:20 am

Just some slight correftions, no pun intended:

Quoting EHHO (Reply 3):
MSN has a lot too:
NW to DTW, MSP and DCA,

Also 2x weekly to LAS.

Quoting CaptinTuT (Reply 15):
Eugene , LAX , LAS , IAH , Dallas , MSP , SFO , JACKSONVILLE , SAN ANTONIO and there is more but i can't remember all of it



Just to clarify, EUG and JAX are where the plane continues on from somewhere else first, and aren't really a "direct" like what WN has.

Quoting QXatFAT (Reply 31):
MD-88

MD-82/83 to be exact.  Wink
 
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Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:25 am

You can't have a list like this and leave out TUS - Tucson, AZ
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RE: Small Airports With Loads Of Service In The US

Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:26 am

Quoting Ssides (Reply 12):
The airport serves an area of about 400,000 people, I believe, so it's not a stretch that it would have that service.

Of course that is a stretch. The place rivals New Orleans, a metro area with 1.2 million and a cachement that includes more than 2 million, for destinations served.

Quoting QXatFAT (Reply 31):
United Express: LAS w/ Saab; SFO w/ Saab; LAS w/ Saab; DEN w/ CRJ

You left out the LAX-FAT service and the services are on Embraer 120 Brasilias, not Saab 340s

If you want to talk about smaller airports within larger areas, I would say that BUR has a whole lot of service for being in an outdated, grandfathered terminal with 2 runways under 7000 feet. Another place that gets a fair bit despite its size and proximity to a much larger airport is PVD.
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Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:51 am

Quoting MHO (Reply 36):
You can't have a list like this and leave out TUS - Tucson, AZ

TUS service:

Aeromexico to MEX
Alaska to SEA
US/HP and US/HP Express (Mesa) to PHX
AA to DFW and ORD
CO and CO Express to IAH
DL to ATL
F9 (Horizon) to DEN
NW to MSP
Skywest (UA) to LAX, DEN, and SFO
Skywest (DL) to SLC
WN to LAS, LAX, SAN, ABQ, and MDW
UA to PHX (goes on to IAD from PHX)

Coming soon:

B6 to JFK
UA to IAD
 
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Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:54 am

I think TUS is out-growing this thread.
 
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RE: Small Airports With Loads Of Service In The US

Sat Jul 29, 2006 11:56 am

Quoting N1120A (Reply 37):
Quoting Ssides (Reply 12):
The airport serves an area of about 400,000 people, I believe, so it's not a stretch that it would have that service.

Of course that is a stretch. The place rivals New Orleans, a metro area with 1.2 million and a cachement that includes more than 2 million, for destinations served.

Also, keep in mind that many, if not all, of the companies that do business with Wal-Mart come to Bentonville, AR - not Wal-Mart sending their buyers out to them. That'll help drive up the diversity of destinations served by XNA a bit.

As for US Airways and ERJ-135s, I have seen an ERJ-135 operate as US Airways Express a few months ago. Chautauqua has 1 or 2 ERJ-135s that are not in Delta Colours but a white fuselage/blue tail, so they technically could be used on AA/US/UA/DL routes...at GSO, there was one of these ERJ-135s (it was an N8xxRP plane, so it would be an ER3...I have the tail number in my logbook but I'm too lazy to pull it up) at the US Airways gates...so while unscheduled, it has happened recently.
 
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RE: Small Airports With Loads Of Service In The US

Sat Jul 29, 2006 12:07 pm

well, A few come to mind although not tiny but considerably small.

ABQ:
WN-733,735,737-700 to Amarillo, HOU, DAL,PHX,TUS,SEA(I think), MDW,BWI,LAS,OAK(I think),LAX.
AA-MD-80 To ORD,DFW.
DL-MD-88,CRJ-200 To ATL,CVG,SLC.
CO-737,ERJ To CLE(No longer served)EWR(No longer served),IAH.
UA-737,A320,CR7,EMB-170 To ORD,DEN,LAX.
US-737,A320,CRJ To PHX,LAS
NW-A320 To MSP.
F9-A318,CR7 To DEN.
plus plenty of B1900 service by Mesa airlines .

and a few more that come to mind are MHT and PVD
 
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RE: Small Airports With Loads Of Service In The US

Sat Jul 29, 2006 12:18 pm

Quoting Toering (Reply 34):
FAR is not too bad. NW, UA, DL flight as well as G4.

Yeah I was going to say, a total of four gates, 8 daily FAR-MSP-FAR routes on NW, 2 Daily FAR-SLC-FAR on DL, and 4x to both Chicago and Denver on United express. Then you have the 2-3x Week NW flights to Las Vegas and the 2x G4 flights to Las Vegas.

Grand Forks, sees 5x flights a day to MSP, currently 3 mainline, and its a city of just over 60K
 
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RE: Small Airports With Loads Of Service In The US

Sat Jul 29, 2006 12:54 pm

I would not forget Sioux Falls South Dakota (FSD)

Northwest x9 Minneapolis, x1 Las Vegas
Delta x2 Cincinnati, x1 Salt Lake City, x1 Atlanta
United x5 Chicago, x5 Denver
Allegiant x1 Las Vegas, x1 Orlando/Sanford
**US Airways Seasonal they say it is coming back from airport funds to make up shortfall x1 Phoenix**
**Frontier Denver they are being courted to compete against United and the airport is putting money up to make up any shortfall**

For an airport this size it's fairly good service and there is more airlines looking to come in but it is still in initial talks.
 
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RE: Small Airports With Loads Of Service In The US

Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:29 pm

BMI

Air Tran to ATL and MCO
Northwest to DTW
American Eagle to ORD
United Express to ORD
Delta Connection to ATL and MCO

[Edited 2006-07-29 07:30:14]
 
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RE: Small Airports With Loads Of Service In The US

Sat Jul 29, 2006 2:44 pm

Quoting OMA2FAI2SAV (Reply 23):
Jacksonville? As in Florida? JAX?



Quoting Iowaman (Reply 35):
Just to clarify, EUG and JAX are where the plane continues on from somewhere else first

yup JAX but like Iowaman clarified and i missed that its not a direct flight even though it shows on the board like one, sorry for that.
and Thank Iowaman for clarification
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RE: Small Airports With Loads Of Service In The US

Sat Jul 29, 2006 3:36 pm

Eagle/Vail...lets not forget that place in the winter!!! The sight of a handful of 757's lined up with stairs...

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RE: Small Airports With Loads Of Service In The US

Sun Jul 30, 2006 1:10 am

As others have said, probably the best examples are "vacation" airports like those at the Colorado ski resorts (EGE, HDN) and the Hawaiian neighbor-island airports (OGG, LIH, KOA).

The Hawaiian airports have hourly or half-hourly shuttles to Honolulu, plus widebody flights to the mainland, usually on 767s (although I believe United still flies a 777 on OGG-SFO.) In Colorado, the airport at Vail isn't big at all, but during the winter they handle more than 20 757 flights a day.
 
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RE: Small Airports With Loads Of Service In The US

Sun Jul 30, 2006 1:58 am

Quoting TheLUREnyc (Reply 7):
XNA = Northwest Arkansas ... huh?

I know Walmart is HDQ there, but is there really a need for all that service on different carriers to places like LAX,LGA,CLT, etc (i'm sure I'm missing some too)

The service is not for Walmart and Tyson Foods per se. They have tons of employees, true, but these are business flight to connect the contractors and vendors to their main sources of income. There is a high level of business traffic on XNA routes.

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RE: Small Airports With Loads Of Service In The US

Sun Jul 30, 2006 2:16 am

Not to knock XNA, but years ago when the airport was under construction, I saw a report on CNN about it. It was quite a boondoggle and pretty contoversial. The original master plan called for 2 parallel runways at 12,000 ft, terminal expandable to 20+ jetways, and a cargo city capable of handling multiple 747F. The website doesn't show all of that. Just curious how all of that came about. The story did mention a local politico with ties to a certain former president from the state of Arkansas who was there to dedicate the facility. Anyone?

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