MAH4546
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Virgin America: SAN And MIA Next?

Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:23 pm

For what it's worth:

Virgin America has put out a job listing for a station supervisor in San Diego (no surprise):

http://www.prohire.com/candidates/Jo...didateID=0&szWID=11374&szCID=51185

...and...

Virgin America has set up a listing for a local address and phone number in Miami, at MIA:

Virgin America
4355 NW 36th St
Miami Springs, FL 33166
(305) 805-****

[Edited 2007-09-25 08:26:16]
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RE: Virgin America: SAN And MIA Next?

Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:49 pm

I guess so. Should we expect SFO/LAX-MIA and SFO/JFK-SAN? Some very competitive routes, btw.

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RE: Virgin America: SAN And MIA Next?

Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:06 pm

The San Diego Manager's position has been posted since mid-August (and was reported here on A.net at the time.) SAN Supervisor was then added at the end of August. No further confirmed activity at the airport or on the VX site as to expected start-up date or routes from Lindbergh; I am still hopeful that it will be before 2008.

MIA certainly wouldn't be a surprise as a VX station, especially if they can get it started no later than Spring. (I would, of course, love to see Virgin actually connect SAN and MIA since nobody else has gotten around to it yet.  Wink )

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RE: Virgin America: SAN And MIA Next?

Wed Sep 26, 2007 3:51 am

Quoting JetBluefan1 (Reply 1):
I guess so. Should we expect SFO/LAX-MIA and SFO/JFK-SAN? Some very competitive routes, btw.

I would assume the same.

MIA-LAX/SFO is an AA monopoly and quite a high-fare market.

I wouldn't be surprised if Virgin America entered MIA-JFK.
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RE: Virgin America: SAN And MIA Next?

Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:42 am

I'm waiting for the ORD announcement. Also heard a rumor that MDW could be possible alternative to ORD. Something about a deal worked out for ATA's 2 remaining gates at MDW.
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RE: Virgin America: SAN And MIA Next?

Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:52 am

Quoting B757capt (Reply 4):
I'm waiting for the ORD announcement.

No gates.

Quoting B757capt (Reply 4):
Something about a deal worked out for ATA's 2 remaining gates at MDW.

From where would TZ operate? Or are you suggesting that they are leaving MDW?
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RE: Virgin America: SAN And MIA Next?

Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:57 am

I wonder if they will open a JFK base, especially if they do routes likes JFK-MIA
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RE: Virgin America: SAN And MIA Next?

Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:43 am

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 3):
MIA-LAX/SFO is an AA monopoly and quite a high-fare market.

I wouldn't be surprised if Virgin America entered MIA-JFK.

I'll have more details next week live from Burlingame.

As per numerous threads here, was MIA looking for a "low cost" carrier to balance out its tenant base as of late?

And what terminal and gates would be available for such a carrier?
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RE: Virgin America: SAN And MIA Next?

Wed Sep 26, 2007 6:54 am

According to a recent interview with Johnny Jet, sounds like Sir Richard has a interest in HNL next, with a casual mention of "The Virgin Islands".

http://www.johnnyjet.com/folder/archive/WheresJohnny092620072.html

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RE: Virgin America: SAN And MIA Next?

Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:00 am

Quoting Vivavegas (Reply 8):
According to a recent interview with Johnny Jet, sounds like Sir Richard has a interest in HNL next, with a casual mention of "The Virgin Islands".

http://www.johnnyjet.com/folder/archive/WheresJohnny092620072.html

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While VX would be looking at interesting ETOPS challenges to HNL, STT and other caribbean beach destinations might be in the works ex JFK, and assuming MIA if/when the station opens. I'd look for 1Xweek service (saturday) to the caribbean to start on days the business domestic markets traditionally slow down.
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RE: Virgin America: SAN And MIA Next?

Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:13 am

Quoting N77014 (Reply 7):

And what terminal and gates would be available for such a carrier?

Concourse G will be virtually empty in two months, with just AirTran and Northwest.
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RE: Virgin America: SAN And MIA Next?

Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:09 pm

Quoting Vivavegas (Reply 8):
According to a recent interview with Johnny Jet, sounds like Sir Richard has a interest in HNL next, with a casual mention of "The Virgin Islands".

I would love to see a Virgin Islands based in the Caribbean. As for inter-island in Hawaii, I think Virgin should stay away.
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RE: Virgin America: SAN And MIA Next?

Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:18 pm

Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 10):
Concourse G will be virtually empty in two months, with just AirTran and Northwest.

How does it stack up when compared to the rest of the airport, renovated and "original"?
 
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RE: Virgin America: SAN And MIA Next?

Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:22 pm

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 5):
From where would TZ operate? Or are you suggesting that they are leaving MDW?

They would use WN gates like they have been doing for some of the DFW flights. B 21 to be exact.
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RE: Virgin America: SAN And MIA Next?

Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:30 pm

Quoting Bok269 (Reply 11):
I would love to see a Virgin Islands based in the Caribbean. As for inter-island in Hawaii, I think Virgin should stay away.

I think Sir Richard is looking at HNL service, not inter-island. As for Virgin Islands service I would guess it would be MIA-STT or perhaps MIA-STX. This would be closer to his BVI home (he jokingly mentioned he would like to only fly on Virgin flights to places he visits).

Hmmm  scratchchin  "Virgin" Islands Airlines.... Hmm, maybe Bok269 is on to something.....

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RE: Virgin America: SAN And MIA Next?

Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:06 pm

Quoting OB1504 (Reply 12):
Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 10):
Concourse G will be virtually empty in two months, with just AirTran and Northwest.

How does it stack up when compared to the rest of the airport, renovated and "original"?

A piece of garbage terminal, especially when compared with the new Terminal J. That being said, it is isn't any cheaper to operate there than to fly into any other terminal. Every gate cost the same, and there is plenty of gate room for Virgin America in the beautiful new Concourse J, although they might have to put check-in counters at another Concourse (not a big deal, since all of MIA is within one building).
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