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Allegiant Planning Redmond (RDM) To LAS

Tue Jan 30, 2007 7:57 am

Looks like Allegiant will announce Redmond, Oregon service on Thursday.
http://www.ktvz.com/story.cfm?nav=news&storyID=18267
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RE: Allegiant Planning Redmond (RDM) To LAS

Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:24 am

This is sweet....I'm glad to see another city in Oregon getting additional air service....Great job RDM................
 
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RE: Allegiant Planning Redmond (RDM) To LAS

Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:36 am

Great news indeed, way to go Allegiant!
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RE: Allegiant Planning Redmond (RDM) To LAS

Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:11 am

This should be interesting..Is the service area of RDM big enough to support this, I'm guessing it will be two flights a week?
 
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RE: Allegiant Planning Redmond (RDM) To LAS

Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:50 am

Quoting AirCop (Reply 3):
Is the service area of RDM big enough to support this,

The Redmond/Bend area population is about 150,000. Basically the same size as many other Allegiant cities.
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RE: Allegiant Planning Redmond (RDM) To LAS

Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:55 am

I just text messaged a couple of my friends who are from Eugene to tell them about this service. BTW, would EUG be considered "too big" for G4? Only 1 other airline (US) does nonstop service LAS-EUG, and that's only 3 redeyes a week (currently). I'm sure there's plenty of gaps for them to fill for that market, and if my current knowledge of Oregon geography is correct, isn't EUG more of the population center for central Oregon than RDM?
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RE: Allegiant Planning Redmond (RDM) To LAS

Tue Jan 30, 2007 12:42 pm

Quoting HPLASOps (Reply 5):
BTW, would EUG be considered "too big" for G4? Only 1 other airline (US) does nonstop service LAS-EUG, and that's only 3 redeyes a week (currently). I'm sure there's plenty of gaps for them to fill for that market, and if my current knowledge of Oregon geography is correct, isn't EUG more of the population center for central Oregon than RDM?

The Eugene area is about twice the population of the Redmond/Bend area. I don't think too big but rather is there room on a EUG route for another carrier?

US is operating 3 CR9s a week on EUG-LAS. Would the market support another 300 seats a week. I don't know.
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RE: Allegiant Planning Redmond (RDM) To LAS

Tue Jan 30, 2007 3:28 pm

Wow! Great news for RDM, I visited there in 2005, when it had just the UA EMB-120s, QX Dash-8-200s, and DL CRJ-200s... Then a couple months ago, it got the QX Dash-8-400 flight to LAX, and now an Allegiant MD-80?!

Very nice...
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RE: Allegiant Planning Redmond (RDM) To LAS

Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:13 am

I can say that being a former mesa employee in EUG, that the routes from there to LAS are NEVER full...a full night for us there was 55pax, it was my favourite flight to work during the summer because it would just be cooling off outside. THe plane would usually bring in atleast 75 from PHX, but outbound rarely more than 35, plus we had a good 55mins usually to turn it, and with four people thats a cake walk on the 900.
 
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RE: Allegiant Planning Redmond (RDM) To LAS

Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:31 am

Quoting Flyboy80 (Reply 8):
I can say that being a former mesa employee in EUG, that the routes from there to LAS are NEVER full...a full night for us there was 55pax, it was my favourite flight to work during the summer because it would just be cooling off outside. THe plane would usually bring in atleast 75 from PHX, but outbound rarely more than 35, plus we had a good 55mins usually to turn it, and with four people thats a cake walk on the 900.

When did they switch to the -900? I know in Aug 2005, I flew to LAS and in both directions it was a -200 and packed.
 
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RE: Allegiant Planning Redmond (RDM) To LAS

Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:32 am

I think you've also got to look at the market they are going to serve. Bend is rapidly becominging an Aspen prototype and is attracting some very rich people. The housing market down there alone is outrageous. So people there have money.
 
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RE: Allegiant Planning Redmond (RDM) To LAS

Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:42 am

A little more media speculation that Thursday's press conference at RDM will announce Allegiant.

A new airline could be coming to Redmond Airport with direct service to Las Vegas.

Central Oregon tourism and Redmond Airport officials have called a press conference for Thursday morning. Although Airport Manager Carrie Novick declined to comment on details of the event, officials from both airlines now serving Redmond said they have heard unconfirmed reports from airport management of Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air beginning service to Central Oregon.

"I know (Allegiant) has contacted Carrie numerous times," said Kim Falco, manager of SkyWest Airlines at Redmond Airport.

http://www.bendbulletin.com/apps/pbc...AID=/20070130/BIZ01/701300342/1011
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RE: Allegiant Planning Redmond (RDM) To LAS

Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:01 am

With all of the regional jet service to RDM its going to be unique to see larger aircraft there.

If memory serves me there is a lot government travel to RDM. The Forestry Service has a wild fire training center and a smoke jumper school forward operating base there.
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RE: Allegiant Planning Redmond (RDM) To LAS

Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:22 am

Quoting GentFromAlaska (Reply 12):
The Forestry Service has a wild fire training center and a smoke jumper school forward operating base there.

If you see shots of RDM on A.net actually, you'll see ALL the shots are of the fire aircraft... AFAIK, there is no shot of a commercial airliner at RDM. Funny, huh?
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RE: Allegiant Planning Redmond (RDM) To LAS

Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:01 am

And Redmond is now an Allegiant city.
Thursday and Sunday flights starting March 29.

dep RDM at 6:45 pm arr LAS 8:30 pm
dep LAS 4:20 pm arr RDM 6:05 pm

http://www.allegiantair.com/aaNews20070201a.php
http://www.allegiantair.com/aaRouteMap.php
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RE: Allegiant Planning Redmond (RDM) To LAS

Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:15 am

Quoting FATFlyer (Reply 14):
And Redmond is now an Allegiant city.
Thursday and Sunday flights starting March 29.

Sounds like a nice little weekend getaway if you live in that area.
 
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RE: Allegiant Planning Redmond (RDM) To LAS

Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:45 am

Quoting ATCGOD (Reply 15):
Sounds like a nice little weekend getaway if you live in that area

One of the trends Allegiant has seen in some cities is larger than expected numbers OUT of the focus city to a smaller city.

I could see possibilities for the resorts around Mt. Bachelor to advertise this service in Las Vegas to get people to visit the Redmond/Bend area. Skiing, summer outdoor activities, etc. in a different location might be appealing to some.
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RE: Allegiant Planning Redmond (RDM) To LAS

Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:21 am

Here is the TV news coverage at Redmond today.

http://www.ktvz.com/story.cfm?nav=news&storyID=18313

I have to say this is good for Oregon to finally join the Allegiant family and getting both Redmond and Medford announced on the same day.
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RE: Allegiant Planning Redmond (RDM) To LAS

Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:42 pm

that LAS flight plays between a 200 and 900 all the time, yeah every so often you will hear a rumor at the airport in eugene..."omg vegas was full" !!!!