|Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 11):|
Republic Airlines, where are you???
Hey, they likely may not be the ones to add the service, but it's just a thought. Perhaps PSA? Or are 50-70 seaters too big for these markets? Eh, on second thought... Those are very small close markets to PIT (minus Athens)...
|Quoting MasseyBrown (Thread starter):|
Mesa (Air Midwest) yesterday filed notice with the DOT that it intends to discontinue service to Athens, GA, Hagerstown, MD, Franklin/Oil City, PA, Dubois, PA, Lancaster, PA, and Lewisburg, WV, as of August 1, 2007.
|Quoting Jdwfloyd (Reply 1):|
I would not be surprised to see 9L jump on all of those routes, less Athens.
|Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 3):|
Franklin and Lewisburg may not see new service. Their subsidy rate was projected at around $200 per passenger, the legal limit.
|Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 7):|
Those flights aren't EAS, are they?
|Quoting BatonOps (Reply 10):|
I wonder who will serve LNS now...
|Quoting Tornado82 (Reply 12):|
|Quoting Silentbob (Reply 15):|
With MDT only 35 miles away do they really need service? I could understand if the nearest airport was 100 miles away, but subsidizing an airport that size makes no sense when there are other options available for potential passengers. If people are skipping MDT in favor of driving to PHL or BWI, subsidizing service to LNS seems like a waste of money to me.
|Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 20):|
A little off topic, but what was the deal with PIT-LBE service??? This has to have been the stupidest route in US' system when they had a larg(er) operation at PIT.
|Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 21):|
HGR-MDT is 79 miles.
|Quoting Tornado82 (Reply 22):|
Obviously nobody was flying LBE-PIT O&D, so the Amtrak theory is moot. And you couldn't take Amtrak to the airport anyways to make a connector flight.
|Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 24):|
Maybe if local transit provides service from Westmoreland County to Downtown and beyond.
|Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 23):|
Hagerstown to Dulles is 65 miles if you take Route 15 via Point of Rocks. If you take the "usual" route via the Washington Beltway it's slightly over 75 miles.
|Quoting Tornado82 (Reply 25):|
I guess you're supposed to connect over to PAT if you want that.
|Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 18):|
Athens, Lancaster, and Hagerstown are all within 75 miles of major airports, 75 miles being the minimum distance for justifying subsidy. I know in the case of Pennsylvania and Maryland, their governors certified (lied?) that, despite possible routings of less than 75 miles, the "usual driving route" exceeded 75 miles. Who knows how Georgia justified Athens being subsidized?
|Quoting Flightopsguy (Reply 29):|
Too bad for HGR. I recall when Henson had the AL commuter, you had flights to several destinations on B99 and Shorts aircraft, back in the 1960's-'70s.
|Quoting Apodino (Reply 32):|
Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 31):
There are plenty out there...
|Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 42):|
Why is it that when I hear of rumors of expansion, all that happens is more CUTS???
|Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 44):|
As they say in baseball, wait 'til next year.
|Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 48):|
I guess in that regard, it's only a small insignificant dent in the PIT market...