Midway is opening twice-daily service between San Jose and Raleigh-Durham. This indirectly expands AA's presence at SJC by adding a route on a partner airline. San Jose seems a bit too far west to me for Midway to expand. Is this their first route west of the Rockies? What destination was furthest west before this announcement? Anyway, here is the Press Release.
Midway Airlines Announces First Ever Non-Stop Jet Service to San Jose, CA
Updated 10:55 AM ET September 7, 2000RALEIGH-DURHAM, N.C.,
Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ --
Midway Airlines Corporation (NASDAQ:MDWY) today announced new jet service between San Jose, CA, and Raleigh-Durham International Airport, with introductory fares as low as $149 each way. Service begins November 7, 2000. Midway plans to offer two daily nonstop flights each way utilizing its newest Boeing 737-700 aircraft.
"The addition of the Boeing 737-700 aircraft to our fleet has allowed us to meet the growing demand for non-stop service between the Research Triangle and Silicon Valley," said Robert Ferguson, Midway Airlines president and CEO. "Midway is proud to offer the first ever non-stop service between Raleigh- Durham and San Jose and the San Francisco Bay area." As the "Capital of Silicon Valley," San Jose has strong economic ties to the Research Triangle area, and many high tech and manufacturing companies have offices in both locations. The close proximity to San Francisco also provides customers with convenient service to this exciting leisure destination.
"This nonstop service between Raleigh-Durham and San Jose will offer improved opportunities for venture capital investment and new business development," said Charles Hayes, President and CEO of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership. "This is yet another example of how Midway Airlines' presence in the Raleigh-Durham area has a tremendous economic impact on our community."
Reservations for service to San Jose and other Midway cities can be made through professional travel agents or by calling Midway directly at 1-800-44-MIDWAY. General information is available on the Company's web site at www.midwayair.com .
As a full-service carrier, Midway and its commuter partner operate 246 daily non-stop flights between their hub at Raleigh-Durham International Airport and 28 destinations in 17 states. The Company recently took delivery of its 23rd Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ), creating a fleet of 33 aircraft, including eight Fokker F100s and two Boeing 737-700s. By year-end, Midway is expected to take delivery of four more 737-700s. Midway flies one of the youngest all-jet fleets in the world, with an average age of 2.4 years. The new flights will continue to offer the same award-winning signature service found elsewhere on Midway Airlines. Midway has one of the best on- time arrival records in the industry and offers assigned seating, leather seats, gourmet coffee, friendly flight attendants, and hot towel and mint services.
The introductory fare of $149 each way requires a 14-day advance purchase and a 30-day maximum stay. Roundtrip purchase and Saturday night stay are required. Tickets are non-refundable; however, changes may be made for $75 plus any applicable fare difference. Fares do not include Passenger Facility Charges of $3 and segment taxes as much as $2.75 per flight segment. A flight segment is defined as a takeoff and a landing. Other restrictions apply.
San Jose, CA schedule effective November 7, 2000:
Raleigh-Durham to San Jose, CA San Jose, CA to Raleigh-Durham
Flight Departs Arrives Flight Departs Arrives
200 7:25 a.m. 10:25 a.m. 205 11:15 a.m. 7:19 p.m.
204 5:55 p.m. 8:55 p.m. 209 10:30 p.m. 6:29 a.m.