MAH4546
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AirTran To Start FLL-PHF

Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:41 pm

Title says it all. AirTran will launch Fort Lauderdale-Newport News/Williamsburg this summer. No doubt partly because Delta has ended all Fort Lauderdale-Virgina service, leaving Norfolk and Richmond with only MIA flights:

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RE: AirTran To Start FLL-PHF

Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:58 pm

Great to see more and more expansion at PHF. I guess they are expecting traffic levels to keep increasing, as a new ATC tower and a parking garage (which they've needed for a long time) are also under construction here.
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RE: AirTran To Start FLL-PHF

Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:14 am

How do PHF and RIC coexist for FL? Does one siphon traffic from the other? Sounds like FLL is really busy for FL. I don't know how they handle so many flights with only 2 gates.
 
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RE: AirTran To Start FLL-PHF

Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:50 am

I wk for Airtran as a flight attendant and I can tell that FLL is one of our busiest stations. Flights are always full out of there.
 
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RE: AirTran To Start FLL-PHF

Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:50 am

Hopefully they can make this work since Delta Connection failed. Air Tran has started and then quickly stopped several similar type routes from FLL in recent years.
 
MAH4546
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RE: AirTran To Start FLL-PHF

Fri Sep 01, 2006 4:53 am

Quoting Kkfla737 (Reply 4):
Air Tran has started and then quickly stopped several similar type routes from FLL in recent years.

You bet. Milwaukee, Washington/National, Rochester, Dayton (never started), Flint, Dallas, Pittsburgh, and Akron/Canton.
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RE: AirTran To Start FLL-PHF

Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:49 am

Is there a reason that they are using the 717 vs. the 737?
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RE: AirTran To Start FLL-PHF

Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:22 am

FL's ROC-FLL is seasonal (winter), has been for a few years.

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MAH4546
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RE: AirTran To Start FLL-PHF

Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:35 am

Quoting DCA-ROCguy (Reply 7):
FL's ROC-FLL is seasonal (winter), has been for a few years.

Yes, but it has been discontinued. Not operating this winter, it was taken out of GDS a few weeks ago.

Good market for jetBlue E-Jets.
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RE: AirTran To Start FLL-PHF

Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:54 am

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 8):
Good market for jetBlue E-Jets.

Agreed. Write to B6 about it. I agree, it will boost FL's service to that area.

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RE: AirTran To Start FLL-PHF

Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:24 pm

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 8):
Good market for jetBlue E-Jets.

I would love to see ROC-FLL on B6. How are those additional gates at FLL coming along? Any updates?

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RE: AirTran To Start FLL-PHF

Fri Sep 01, 2006 3:15 pm

In an unrelated yet not unrelated note. I do a lot of travel to FLL and the MIA area . . . well I used to always fly into MIA then I had a last minute trip come up where FLL was cheaper. After that flight I must say I will never fly into MIA again. FLL was so much nicer all the way around, from parking, to staff, to appearance. So I can see why FL does well out of there, DL too for that matter.