|Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 4):|
What kind of aircraft was Delta going to fly there? CRJ from ATL or ERJ from MCO?
Continental I am assuming was just going to be a Gulfstream B-1900. I didn't know MTH had a long enough runway for a CRJ though.
Delta was planning 40 seat CRJ's to ATL
and Gulfstream was planning 1900's to FLL
Starting Nov 16 and Oct 29th respectfully.
MTH has 5000 feet of runway, 200 feet longer then Key West.
I found this letter to the TSA
from the Marathon Chamber of Commerce.
As you are already aware, TSA
has made a decision not to provide federalized screening at the Florida Keys Marathon Airport (MTH) due to limited resources. Should TSA
’s decision stand, the Florida Keys community will lose $43.7 million in projected revenue to our local economy. However, a sound resolution to the issue has been presented, and with your support, we can realize our dream of regional air service at (MTH).
Our Congressional Delegation and Chairman Mica have made a proposal to TSA
staff, and we would urge your support of this plan. The proposal calls for using of the Screening Partnership Program (SPP) instead of TSA
federal screeners at both MTH and our other facility, the Key West International Airport (EYW
). In so doing, we believe the screening functions of both MTH and EYW
can be combined at a cost equal or lower to the current EYW
Everyone should sign the chambers email.