User avatar
chrisnh
Posts: 3731
Joined: Tue Jun 29, 1999 3:59 am

Official New England Aviation Thread #14

Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:23 pm

So we bid adieu to Sandy, which wreaked havoc along southern New England down through the mid-Atlantic but was more of a nuisance here in New Hampshire. Some rain and some wind, but nothing approaching the level of hype that preceded the storm. Still, coastal areas in New England are taking a beating, so we wish everyone a speedy recovery wherever they are.

________________________________________________________________________________________

Manchester Airport continues to be a very quiet place, with absolutely nothing in the way of new service to speak of. Only news of note is that FedEx is slowly integrating the MD-11 into the mix here, with three straight weekend visits and another one this morning. The guess here is that they want the MHT guys to be familiar with the plane before making it a regular visitor...at least during the holiday season.

For their part, UPS has switched from A300 to 767-300 here.

Southwest opened up the schedules through April 2013. Portland simply 'switches metal' from AirTran to Southwest in April, sticking with the three nonstops to Baltimore. No Orlando; No Chicago...which surprised me. I have no doubt that PWM has enough demand for at least ONE daily flight to each city, although it remains to be seen whether that demand is year-round or only seasonal. Forgotten by a lot of people is freight. A lot of demand across the Southwest route map for fresh Maine seafood. While the 137 seats may not be all sold, Southwest can make a mint by packing the belly with Lobsters. I do know that a lot of those Lobsters fly out of MHT aboard Southwest 737s.

For our part, we neither lost nor gained anything with respect to Southwest.
 
airbazar
Posts: 7912
Joined: Wed Sep 10, 2003 11:12 pm

RE: Official New England Aviation Thread #14

Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:49 pm

I was shocked the other day when I arrived from CDG, on AF338, and saw an IB A346 at the gate. That is a very rare sight at BOS. Unfortunately it was dark so I couldn't take any pictures.

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos