KarlB737
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Vision Air Announces 8 Ciites to MYR

Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:20 pm

At a press conference this afternoon at 4pm at Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield, Illinois it was announced that starting May 31, 2012 Vision Airlines would fly from SPI to MYR twice a week with 737 service. Vision Airlines was also the airline that provided the air service to RSW for both SPI and RFD after the collapse of Direct Air. I am always pleased when these smaller regional airports acquire new air service when that task is usually quite difficult for them in the current economic climate.

The writeup on this news is below:

Courtesy: The State Journal-Register

Myrtle Beach Service Returning To Capital Airport

http://www.sj-r.com/breaking/x787571...announcement-coming-this-afternoon
 
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Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:21 pm

Quoting KarlB737 (Thread starter):
I am always pleased when these smaller regional airports acquire new air service when that task is usually quite difficult for them in the current economic climate.

I feel the same way when they land someone like Frontier, AirTran, Spirit...etc. With Vision, you don't know what their plan will be in a few months.
 
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Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:12 am

Maybe they will have a better "VISION" by having operations in a city where they can make money.
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Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:34 am

Good Luck to Vision! My friends at V2 told me they are all excited about this. Looks like they are happy with the company's choice to go into MYR. V2 has already posted their flight schedule.
Myrtle Beach, SC (MYR)
To Clarksburg, WV (CKB) From Clarksburg, WV (CKB)
7:30a 8:45a 625 737 WSa 9:30a 10:45a 626 737 WSa
To Cleaveland, OH (MYR) From Cleaveland, OH (MYR)
5:25p 7:00p 617 737 SuTh 7:45p 9:20p 618 737 SuTh
To Columbus, OH (LCK) From Columbus, OH (LCK)
7:30a 8:55a 619 737 MF 9:40a 11:05a 620 737 MF
To Hebron, KY/Cincinnati, OH (CVG) From Hebron, KY/Cincinnati, OH (CVG)
7:30a 9:00a 613 737 SuTh 9:45a 11:20a 614 737 SuTh
To Indianapolis, IN (IND) From Indianapolis, IN (IND)
4:40p 6:20p 623 737 MF 7:05p 8:45p 624 737 MF
To Louisville, KY (SDF) From Louisville, KY (SDF)
11:30a 1:00p 627 737 WSa 1:45p 3:15p 628 737 WSa
To Nashville, TN (BNA) From Nashville, TN (BNA)
4:00p 4:25p 629 737 WSa 5:10p 7:35p 630 737 WSa
To Springfield, IL (SPI) From Springfield, IL (SPI)
12:05p 1:00p 615 737 SuTh 1:45p 4:40p 616 737 SuTh
To Toledo, OH (TOL) From Fromledo, OH (TOL)
11:50a 1:30p 621 737 MF 2:15p 3:55p 622 737 MF

I find it interesting they can't seem to get away from SDF. I have encountered their CSA there personally and not the best of service. Of course my friends tell me they still have their MTX base there.
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Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:58 am

Quoting flyboi4life (Reply 3):
To Toledo, OH (TOL) From Fromledo, OH (TOL)
11:50a 1:30p 621 737 MF 2:15p 3:55p 622 737 MF

Interesting...for a flight schedule that will start in a month, haven't heard a peep out of the TOL Port Authority about any new service. Not that it is really a shock and all, but you know. How realistic is this?

http://www.visionairlines.com/pdf/Vi...irlinesFlightSchedule-20110101.pdf
 
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Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:03 am

Is that schedule a joke or what? I accessed it on their website and they can't spell cities in Ohio correctly that is for sure. WTF is Cleaveland and Fromledo?
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Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:34 am

Quoting YNGguins (Reply 5):
Fromledo?

I actually got a chuckle out of that... TOledo and FROMledo...

very unprofessional timetable though
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Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:16 am

Quoting nkops (Reply 6):
I actually got a chuckle out of that... TOledo and FROMledo...

very unprofessional timetable though

Mmhmm. I've done better messing around in Excel while bored. LOL
 
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Thu Apr 26, 2012 5:25 am

Quoting flyboi4life (Reply 3):
To Clarksburg, WV (CKB) From Clarksburg, WV (CKB)
7:30a 8:45a 625 737 WSa 9:30a 10:45a 626 737 WSa
To Cleaveland, OH (MYR) From Cleaveland, OH (MYR)
5:25p 7:00p 617 737 SuTh 7:45p 9:20p 618 737 SuTh
To Columbus, OH (LCK) From Columbus, OH (LCK)
7:30a 8:55a 619 737 MF 9:40a 11:05a 620 737 MF
To Hebron, KY/Cincinnati, OH (CVG) From Hebron, KY/Cincinnati, OH (CVG)
7:30a 9:00a 613 737 SuTh 9:45a 11:20a 614 737 SuTh
To Indianapolis, IN (IND) From Indianapolis, IN (IND)
4:40p 6:20p 623 737 MF 7:05p 8:45p 624 737 MF
To Louisville, KY (SDF) From Louisville, KY (SDF)
11:30a 1:00p 627 737 WSa 1:45p 3:15p 628 737 WSa
To Nashville, TN (BNA) From Nashville, TN (BNA)
4:00p 4:25p 629 737 WSa 5:10p 7:35p 630 737 WSa
To Springfield, IL (SPI) From Springfield, IL (SPI)
12:05p 1:00p 615 737 SuTh 1:45p 4:40p 616 737 SuTh
To Toledo, OH (TOL) From Fromledo, OH (TOL)
11:50a 1:30p 621 737 MF 2:15p 3:55p 622 737 MF

So a bunch of viable markets and Clarksburg...and fromledo lol

I bet the women in cleaveland are impressive.

Quoting flyboi4life (Reply 3):
My friends at V2 told me they are all excited about this. Looks like they are happy with the company's choice to go into MYR.

I wonder how excited everyone was about VPS.

At least all of this has a chance until fall. Everyone involved better hope they have a spare, on the ground in MYR with a crew ready to fly it.
 
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Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:35 am

Quoting YNGguins (Reply 5):
WTF is Cleaveland and Fromledo?

HA I didn't even notice that!

Quoting kcrwflyer (Reply 8):
I wonder how excited everyone was about VPS.

At least all of this has a chance until fall. Everyone involved better hope they have a spare, on the ground in MYR with a crew ready to fly it.

Very true. The crews have been at MYR before from working Direct Air flights. So they have an idea what to expect and the layover hotel is suppose to be nice.

As far as a spare, supposedly when one of their 737-400 returns from MTX they will have an extra 737 plus the 767 sitting around avail in case anything happens. Seems like they have no work for the 767 as of May 1st.
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Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:39 pm

Official announcement is now out announcing the new service.
 
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Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:39 pm

Quoting flyboi4life (Reply 9):
Seems like they have no work for the 767 as of May 1st.

Saw Vision's 762 at RSW the past two Sundays (15th & 22nd) sitting idle on the PrivateSky FBO ramp. I'm sure the crew doesn't mind spending time in SW Florida between flights.   


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Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:54 pm

Courtesy: Rockford Register Star

Vision Adds Myrtle Beach-Springfield Route; Rockford Says No

"Mike Dunn, economic development and government affairs director at Chicago Rockford International Airport, said Vision also offered service between Rockford and Myrtle Beach this summer. But the Suwanee, Ga., charter carrier wanted a revenue guarantee for the route.

"We do not think it to be a good destination for us at this time," said Dunn via text message today."

http://www.rrstar.com/blogs/brianlea...pringfield-route-Rockford-declines
 
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Vision Air Announces 8 Ciites to MYR

Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:06 pm

Quoting KarlB737 (Thread starter):
Myrtle Beach Service Returning To Capital Airport

What is the status of the G4 MYR focus city? I thought I heard a while back that they cut some cities.

I'm kind of surprised they didn't try to capture this traffic with service out of PIA. DirectAir had been serving the SPI route for a decent amount of time, it must have been somewhat profitable.

I was thinking maybe G4 would go to BMI, but I'm curious how well they are doing out of there now that they are going head-to-head with more frequent service to MCO on F9.

Quoting kcrwflyer (Reply 8):
I bet the women in cleaveland are impressive.

I laughed out loud at that one. Haha!
 
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Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:42 pm

Official PR: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/vis...s-beginning-may-31-2012-2012-04-26

Something amusing as we are discussing on FlyTOL.com, Vision made the step to push this service...airports really didn't ask for it. With that in mind, shared the news on the Toledo Express Facebook page, since nothing came out of the TOL Port Authority...shouldn't take an independent group to post news like this.

[Edited 2012-04-26 07:44:05]
 
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Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:01 pm

Quoting ouboy79 (Reply 14):
Something amusing as we are discussing on FlyTOL.com, Vision made the step to push this service...airports really didn't ask for it. With that in mind, shared the news on the Toledo Express Facebook page, since nothing came out of the TOL Port Authority...shouldn't take an independent group to post news like this.

You'd think TOL would be advertising this like crazy! Looking at how much they've shrunk over the last 10 years, you'd think they'd be ecstatic about a new destination.

http://www.transtats.bts.gov/airport...:%20Toledo%20Express&carrier=FACTS

[Edited 2012-04-26 08:02:11]
 
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Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:31 pm

Quoting MLI717fan (Reply 15):
You'd think TOL would be advertising this like crazy! Looking at how much they've shrunk over the last 10 years, you'd think they'd be ecstatic about a new destination.

Its finally hitting the local media now. They need to drill in to people that massive cost advantage of this service from Toledo over Detroit. People will save $45 to $150 round trip on this over Spirit & Delta. This is what TOL travelers have been wanting for years, now they have to use it.
 
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Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:37 pm

Wasn't it earlier this week that the president of TOL Port Authority was quoted saying that attempts to secure a new carrier had failed? Ya gotta wonder if the right hand knows what the left is doing at TOL.
 
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Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:23 pm

So, what is Visison trying to be/do these days?? Maybe if they throw enough stuff at the wall, SOMETHING will eventually stick, eh?
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RE: Vision Air Announces 8 Ciites To MYR

Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:52 pm

Quoting kcrwflyer (Reply 8):
I bet the women in cleaveland are impressive.

EXCELLENT laugh!!!!!!
 
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RE: Vision Air Announces 8 Ciites To MYR

Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:24 am

Quoting KarlB737 (Reply 12):
"We do not think it to be a good destination for us at this time," said Dunn via text message today."

Good call on RFD's part! Other irons in the fire need more attention at RFD.
 
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RE: Vision Air Announces 8 Ciites To MYR

Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:21 am

Quoting ouboy79 (Reply 7):
Mmhmm. I've done better messing around in Excel while bored. LOL

Best not be too critical or you might "win" a trip on one of Vision's other 767s...


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Quoting kcrwflyer (Reply 8):
I wonder how excited everyone was about VPS.

This is why I have my reservations (no pun intended) about this announcement. Then again, I think that most of Direct AIr's routes were viable—it was their business model that wasn't.
 
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Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:45 am

Quoting OB1504 (Reply 21):
Best not be too critical or you might "win" a trip on one of Vision's other 767s...

How should I word this...WTF are you talking about? LOL You are making zero sense.

Quoting OB1504 (Reply 21):
This is why I have my reservations (no pun intended) about this announcement. Then again, I think that most of Direct AIr's routes were viable—it was their business model that wasn't.

Most of the city pairs look good. A couple I would be concerned with. However, the fares look attractive and competitive. Their fare/fee rules aren't too insane.
 
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Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:26 am

Quoting ouboy79 (Reply 22):
Quoting OB1504 (Reply 21):
Best not be too critical or you might "win" a trip on one of Vision's other 767s...

How should I word this...WTF are you talking about? LOL You are making zero sense.

He is talking about CIA and all the other Government Programs. Vision does special transporting with a couple of 767's
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Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:07 am

Quoting flyboi4life (Reply 3):
To Columbus, OH (LCK) From Columbus, OH (LCK)

Interesting choice of Rickenbacker is it that much cheaper than CMH? I thought LCK was pretty much a cargo port.
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RE: Vision Air Announces 8 Ciites To MYR

Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:55 am

Quoting kcrwflyer (Reply 8):
To Cleaveland, OH (MYR) From Cleaveland, OH (MYR)

I didn't realize CLE changed it's code to MYR.
 
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RE: Vision Air Announces 8 Ciites To MYR

Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:12 pm

Quoting bjorn14 (Reply 24):

They do have a terminal:
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Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:48 pm

Quoting ouboy79 (Reply 22):
How should I word this...WTF are you talking about? LOL You are making zero sense.

As sunking737 mentioned, before getting into the scheduled passenger business, Vision conducted "extraordinary rendition" flights. Basically, they take someone accused of terrorism out of the United States and into a country where the protections of the constitution do not exist and torture is just another interrogation method. The CIA and similar organizations had an unfortunate tendency to torture innocent civilians.

A Jeppesen director himself called them "the torture flights."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extraordinary_rendition

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rendition_aircraft

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