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New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:27 pm

The service is bookable on flyfrontier.com

Looks like twice weekly service (Monday and Friday) starting in February.

MSY-TTN
Flight #986
Dep: 1045a (MO) 1705 (FR)
Arr: 1430 (MO) 2050 (FR)
A319

TTN-MSY
Flight #985
Dep: 0800 (MO) 1420 (FR)
Arr: 1005 (MO) 1625 (FR)
A319

Needless to say I'm shocked to see this one start!

[Edited 2012-11-15 05:31:19]
 
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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:31 pm

:o Where did this one come from? Last time I read about MSY lobbying to get a F9 hub was a good bit of humor....and this one comes out of the blue. I hope this isn't a typo..lol
 
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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:36 pm

I'm sure there's going to be an incredible explanation for why this is being started.
 
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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:36 pm

Quoting blr380 (Reply 1):
I hope this isn't a typo..lol

Nope. It's already shown on the route map, too. Pleasantly surprised by this. 
 
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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:15 pm

This might go down as the "Whiskey Tango Foxtrot" route of the year...
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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:18 pm

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 4):

I understand MCO with the parks and such, but what would be the market here?? MSY pretty much covered out of PHL, isnt it?
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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:27 pm

Quoting MSYtristar (Thread starter):
Needless to say I'm shocked to see this one start!
Quoting blr380 (Reply 1):
Last time I read about MSY lobbying to get a F9 hub was a good bit of humor....
Quoting nkops (Reply 5):
but what would be the market here??

On the plus side, they wouldn't be starting this based solely upon the market numbers because there aren't any. Either they are getting a subsidy from somebody...or worse...it is connected to that buyer in MSY.
 
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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:28 pm

MSY was just named best American city to visit by Travel and Leisure magazine...and Conde Nast rated it #8...so the tourism trade is certainly on the up and up. I'm sure they'll also get some people from the TTN area to fly down for cruises on Carnival, NCL, Royal, and the two overnight steamboat companies

Perhaps we'll see more routes like this from the new Frontier? Certainly "outside the box" thinking. A few years ago a route like this would be flown by Allegiant and probably no one else. Frontier is changing.
 
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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:49 pm

TTN flyers are probably ecstatic! Maybe we can see TTN gain more commercial service (from other airlines) if this does well.
 
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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:50 pm

This comes before WN launching EWR-MSY. F9 lists TTN as "Newark, NJ area airports" when keying in "new york" and it comes under Philadelphia as well. But my guess is F9's TTN strategy is more for the NY play since it's a bigger stretch associating TTN with NYC. MSY also is a slightly longer route than FLL from TTN.

[Edited 2012-11-15 06:52:29]
 
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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:58 pm

Is this a joke?!? Unlike MCO, MSY is certainly no powerhouse station for F9: they can't even maintain year round service from their primary Denver hub. I am not aware of any significant ties between New Jersey/Eastern Pennsylvania and New Orleans. Unless they are actually serious about doing some kind of hub or focus city at MSY (and even if they were, why wouldn't they start with something like OMA?), I can't think of any rationale for this service.

First B6 to ABQ, now this. I'm sensing a trend.. WN's schedule extension could have some shocking surprises for us!
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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:37 pm

Looks like there are 3 more new TTN routes on the route map...

So TTN-MSY is not an isolated new route from TTN.


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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:46 pm

TTN - MSY: Jan-May 2xW
TTN - FLL: Feb-May 3xW
TTN - MCO: Nov-Jan 2xW; Feb-May 4xW
TTN - TPA: Jan-May 3xW
TTN - RSW: Jan-May 2xW
 
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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:05 pm

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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:12 pm

Interesting, looks like the aircraft will be based in TTN:

http://media.flyfrontier.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=5404
 
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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:16 pm

Quoting Surfandsnow (Reply 10):
I am not aware of any significant ties between New Jersey/Eastern Pennsylvania and New Orleans.


It will just be leisure. From the route map, it looks like F9 will also start TTN-FLL, TTN-RSW and TTN-TPA as well, but none of the F9 TTN routes will be daily. It looks like F9 at TTN is following one of NK's strategies, modeled like NK at LBE for Pittsburgh. However, I think a lot of the flying pax from Princeton and Central NJ being upscale and white collar/work oriented, even if they knew about the F9 service, would probably stick with UA or WN- a carrier offering daily service, better frequency, and more useable FF.

[Edited 2012-11-15 08:36:09]
 
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Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:41 pm

Quoting Flytravel (Reply 9):
This comes before WN launching EWR-MSY. F9 lists TTN as "Newark, NJ area airports" when keying in "new york" and it comes under Philadelphia as well. But my guess is F9's TTN strategy is more for the NY play since it's a bigger stretch associating TTN with NYC

I would think this is coincidental F9 is launching TTN-MSY before EWR-MSY as they've avoided competing with WN in the past. Also at 2x weekly they can't expected it to be competitive and the NYC market is huge.

Quoting sdoyon (Reply 12):
TTN - MSY: Jan-May 2xW
TTN - FLL: Feb-May 3xW
TTN - MCO: Nov-Jan 2xW; Feb-May 4xW
TTN - TPA: Jan-May 3xW
TTN - RSW: Jan-May 2xW

These others seem much less of an oddball.
 
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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:57 pm

Not sure if the runway is long enough, but a redeye DEN-TTN and early morning TTN-DEN return might be a good utilization of an aircraft...wishful thinking!

Something along the lines of:

DEN-TTN d: 11:50pm / a: 5:50am
TTN-DEN d: 6:45am / a: 9:00am
 
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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:02 pm

Outside of being snowbird routes in destination and tenure. Three of the four TTN-Florida routes should be good for the Major League Baseball pre-season camps. Might we see TTN-AZA next for the team(s) who train in Airizona?
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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:10 pm

Man, this looks like a bad Seabury-esqe consulting project. F9 is probably getting a lot of dough for these!
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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:19 pm

Quoting Flytravel (Reply 15):
However, I think a lot of the flying pax from Princeton and Central NJ being upscale and white collar/work oriented, even if they knew about the F9 service, would probably stick with UA or WN- a carrier offering daily service, better frequency, and more useable FF.

Bookings for Frontier's TTN-MCO have been "robust" (Frontier's word) since the day it was open for booking. As I posted at the time, I have seldom seen a new Frontier route book so well, so fast.

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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:23 pm

I am shocked they would add MSY before DEN! The 319 I would think is possible for takeoff from TTN to DEN?

Quoting NWAESC (Reply 13):
Eastwind lives!

Yeah no kidding! I welcome it. TTN is too ready a facility in way too crowded an area to sit empty IMHO.
 
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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:41 pm

Quoting mariner (Reply 20):
Bookings for Frontier's TTN-MCO have been "robust" (Frontier's word) since the day it was open for booking. As I posted at the time, I have seldom seen a new Frontier route book so well, so fast.



Hows SHD look?
 
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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:45 pm

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 7):
Perhaps we'll see more routes like this from the new Frontier? Certainly "outside the box" thinking.

Hey 'tristar, maybe we'll see that elusive MSY-SAN route after all!   

(Semi-seriously though, it's a market with healthy traffic but probably not quite enough, IMO, to support a daily nonstop a la WN. Three times a week on Frontier? Who knows...)

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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:55 pm

Quoting sdoyon (Reply 12):

TTN - MSY: Jan-May 2xW
TTN - FLL: Feb-May 3xW
TTN - MCO: Nov-Jan 2xW; Feb-May 4xW
TTN - TPA: Jan-May 3xW
TTN - RSW: Jan-May 2xW

The F9 VP of Planning founded Shuttle America, so it is not surprising.

I think MSY will suck. RSW will suck after Easter. FLL/TPA can work as well as MCO if they succeed at promoting the flights and getting people to try TTN. Overall, it is not a dumb idea, but I don't think it should work as well as COS which they are already pruning.
 
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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:00 pm

Quoting enilria (Reply 24):
The F9 VP of Planning founded Shuttle America, so it is not surprising.

I'm not aware that Daniel Shurz founded Shuttle America?

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Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:02 pm

Do you think US will respond to these routes and lower their fares to these destinations?
 
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Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:16 pm

Quoting mariner (Reply 25):
Quoting enilria (Reply 24):
The F9 VP of Planning founded Shuttle America, so it is not surprising.

I'm not aware that Daniel Shurz founded Shuttle America?

"Greg Aretakis, Frontier's vice president, network and revenue"

I'm kind of shocked you didn't know that Shurz was promoted.
"Daniel Shurz, Frontier's Senior Vice President of Commercial Activities"

That happened 10 months ago.

Aretakis at Shuttle America proof which I guess is needed?
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[Edited 2012-11-15 10:19:11]

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Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:20 pm

Quoting enilria (Reply 27):
I'm kind of shocked you didn't know that Shurz was promoted.
"Daniel Shurz, Frontier's Senior Vice President of Commercial Activities"

I'm fully aware of that - it was a step-up for him and every route decision has to get past him. Greg Aretakis is revenue and was an exec at Shuttle America.

David Hackett founded Shuttle America.

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Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:50 pm

Quoting jetsetter629 (Reply 26):
Do you think US will respond to these routes and lower their fares to these destinations?

I wouldnt think so just because Frontier will only be flying a few days of the week and it is a unique airport that people will either like or not.
The free parking at TTN has to equate to some serious savings on long trips especially for those who are actually closer or equi-distant. Plus the convenience of walking to your car versus some annoying shuttle bus ride, TTN should be successful in theory for a ULCC
 
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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:56 pm

Quoting RL757PVD (Reply 4):
"Whiskey Tango Foxtrot"

LMFAO

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 7):
MSY was just named best American city to visit by Travel and Leisure magazine
Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 7):
Perhaps we'll see more routes like this from the new Frontier? Certainly "outside the box"
thinking.

     


This may not be the only suprise of the year....Rumors are flying that RFD may get additional service from F9 that will suprise many!
 
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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:20 pm

Quoting United727 (Reply 30):
This may not be the only suprise of the year....Rumors are flying that RFD may get additional service from F9 that will suprise many!

Maybe RFD-FLL? G4 currently flies RFD-Orlando and Tampa/St. Peteresburg but maybe there's room for two, I highly doubt it though.
 
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Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:22 pm

Quoting mariner (Reply 28):
I'm fully aware of that - it was a step-up for him and every route decision has to get past him. Greg Aretakis is revenue and was an exec at Shuttle America.

David Hackett founded Shuttle America.

Aretakis is the VP responsible for Route Planning. By your definition, Siegel is the Planning VP as all Planning decisions must be approved by him as well.

Aretakis was a founder and initial investor with two others in Shuttle America. Ask him if you don't believe me.
 
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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:27 pm

Quoting enilria (Reply 32):
Aretakis is the VP responsible for Route Planning.

I understand that I;m wasting my time arguing with you, but Daniel Shurz's watch was expanded from just route planning to include all commercial operations.

And of course he answers to Siegel - the CEO. They all do. It was Siegel who gave us the clue, two or three weeks ago - that Frontier doesn't do enough north/south flying. Obviously, that has just changed, at least a little.

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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:49 pm

Quoting SANFan (Reply 23):
Hey 'tristar, maybe we'll see that elusive MSY-SAN route after all!

(Semi-seriously though, it's a market with healthy traffic but probably not quite enough, IMO, to support a daily nonstop a la WN. Three times a week on Frontier? Who knows...)

Well my friend, with the addition of MSY-TTN, I've seen it all now...so nothing else, and I mean nothing, would surprise me! lol

Quoting enilria (Reply 24):
... FLL/TPA can work as well as MCO if they succeed at promoting the flights and getting people to try TTN.

I think that's the key on all of the routes. I think you might be underestimating the tourism draw of MSY. These are tourist flights, no more, no less. I think they all could do well. The trick will be getting people to find out about the service and take advantage of it.
 
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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:12 pm

Quoting NWAESC (Reply 13):
Eastwind lives!

All it needs it TTN-BOS and/or TTN-GSO to complete that picture.  
Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 34):
These are tourist flights, no more, no less.

  

And - perhaps - may prove to be seasonal, but I can't see anything wrong with that.

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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:15 pm

Now the real question...

Will Frontier put a honeybee on the tail for the TTN based plane?  

(said in jest, of course)
 
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Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:16 pm

Quoting MSYtristar (Reply 34):
I think that's the key on all of the routes. I think you might be underestimating the tourism draw of MSY.

MSY is much harder to sell than Florida. That's why MSY has such spotty service to anywhere, but hubs. MSY has very little point-to-point service outside WN. Florida has tons. There is a reason for that, like it or not. I like MSY in a LAS kind of way, but the volume just isn't there. If you think about Bourbon Street as a fly market compared to a beach in Tampa, it is really tiny. There's a fraction of the hotel rooms and MSY tends to be a drive market. Nothing is forever, but those are issues F9 can't solve.

RSW will only work till Easter and then the bottom falls out, so it's kind of irrelevant. It's a 60 or maybe 90 day market. The others (excepting MSY) can go all year, maybe. I'm still not particularly confident in F9's ability to make this work given that their track record with focus cities is about as the same as Microsoft's with electronics. Having said that, Trenton-Florida is viable for somebody. We'll see if F9 is that carrier. NK has been pulling back in ACY in recent years which is a bad sign.
 
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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:42 pm

Quoting enilria (Reply 37):
MSY is much harder to sell than Florida. That's why MSY has such spotty service to anywhere, but hubs. MSY has very little point-to-point service outside WN. Florida has tons. There is a reason for that, like it or not. I like MSY in a LAS kind of way, but the volume just isn't there. If you think about Bourbon Street as a fly market compared to a beach in Tampa, it is really tiny. There's a fraction of the hotel rooms and MSY tends to be a drive market. Nothing is forever, but those are issues F9 can't solve.

I'm not comparing MSY to Florida. Two totally different animals. Much of FL's draw is beaches obviously. And the Mouse. MSY does have a large drive in market...so? The air service the city has is adequate for a city its size. Look at TPA, MCO, FLL/MIA...much larger metro populations...so that in itself requires additional capacity. Lack of hotel rooms isn't a problem...if it was, the Super Bowl wouldn't have once again picked MSY to be its host city this year. What I can say is that the city must be doing something right if it was voted the number one destination in America by T+L this past week. It's also a popular (and growing) cruise port as well as a convention destination. So no, you can't compare MSY to Florida, or in terms of volume Vegas, but you can say it's a place that people want to travel to. I think the good people in the TTN area would welcome a nonstop to MSY...which, by the way, is so much more than Bourbon Street.
 
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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:53 pm

I live in the Philadelphia western suburbs and I just booked my weekend trip to NOLA with F9. Can't be $177 round trip - and free parking in TTN!
 
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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:29 pm

Quoting mariner (Reply 20):
Bookings for Frontier's TTN-MCO have been "robust" (Frontier's word) since the day it was open for booking. As I posted at the time, I have seldom seen a new Frontier route book so well, so fast.

mariner

It's a good sign that F9 is increasing the MCO service to 4x weekly and added other Florida. The original 2x weekly to MCO just seemed like a gimmick, but I suppose they wanted to test it out.

Quoting mariner (Reply 35):
All it needs it TTN-BOS

With F9 dedicated to TTN and offering MCO, FLL and TPA, I think BOS would be ideal as well, but it'd have to be daily. A side benefit would be competing on one-stops from BOS to Florida.

With the TTN dedication, I wonder about ABE. The two do have common overlap area in eastern PA/western NJ bordering areas. Since F9 isn't servicing ABE at what FL did, it'd otherwise make sense for F9 to build up TTN since that's where greater interest is by them now, rather than split the potential flying traffic from those overlap areas.

Quoting enilria (Reply 37):
RSW will only work till Easter and then the bottom falls out,

NK flies ACY-RSW daily. Perhaps F9 figured if NK can make it work from ACY, a PHL alternate, it'd be worthwhile to give it a shot from TTN.

It's actually weird that Frontier states: "Easy access to Central New Jersey and Southeast Pennsylvania." TTN is also easy access to Southern New Jersey as well, and NK might see some pax dropoff by F9 at TTN.

Quoting slcdeltarumd11 (Reply 21):
I am shocked they would add MSY before DEN! The 319 I would think is possible for takeoff from TTN to DEN?

It's a long route (over 1500 miles) and DEN fares from PHL and EWR are quite reasonable. It'd be great if F9 did something like TTN-CLE-DEN. Fares into CLE from EWR and PHL are quite high, and it's an 8 hour drive. Somewhat too long of a drive, but the right distance for short-haul. It'd also feed into the CLE-DEN flight, and F9 pax could reach the west at 2 stops. WN sells many small airport markets a 2 stop itinery, ISP to SFO: ISP-BWI-DEN-SFO, and it can't be done in 1 stop.
 
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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:38 pm

Quoting Flytravel (Reply 40):
With F9 dedicated to TTN and offering MCO, FLL and TPA, I think BOS would be ideal as well, but it'd have to be daily. A side benefit would be competing on one-stops from BOS to Florida.

IF - and it is still "if" - these routes work and more than seasonally, then I would think that TTN-BOS may be on the cards, if only summer seasonal and not necessarily 2013 summer.

Quoting Flytravel (Reply 40):
With the TTN dedication, I wonder about ABE. The two do have common overlap area in eastern PA/western NJ bordering areas. Since F9 isn't servicing ABE at what FL did, it'd otherwise make sense for F9 to build up TTN since that's where greater interest is by them now, rather than split the potential flying traffic from those overlap areas.

I think you may be the smartest person to comment in this thread because Frontier is suspending ABE, which would seem to be directly allied to this.

http://media.flyfrontier.com/article....cfm?article_id=5406&view_id=2237&

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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:41 pm

Frontier announces suspension of Allentown service
Thursday, Nov 15, 2012 15:18
Service ends April 7, 2013

Today we announced suspension of nonstop service between Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE), in Allentown, Pa. and Orlando International Airport (MCO) effective April 7, 2013. Flights after April 7, 2013, will be removed from the schedule on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012.

“Frontier is committed to providing its customers with convenient, low-fare service and relies heavily on airports keeping their costs competitive,” said Greg Aretakis, Frontier’s vice president, network and revenue. “Unfortunately, increasing fuel and other operating costs at Lehigh Valley International Airport have made it impossible to provide the low fares customers demand and, ultimately, we made the business decision to suspend our service.”
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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:46 am

So how long before the NIMBYs in Princeton complain? I'd say within 2 months.
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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:23 am

Quoting Jerseyguy (Reply 43):
So how long before the NIMBYs in Princeton complain?

I don't think they will because Princeton is a bit too far away to the east. The folks in PA just across the Delaware River are another story...
 
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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:55 am

Hmm...I thought I read somewhere that they had complained. But your right bucks county pa is close. Actually it might be Pennington and Hopewell I'm thinking of. They have a lot of rich people over there. But whenever they try to do much to TTN the nimbys start complaining regardless of where they are from.
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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:14 am

oh how i am waiting for the GSO routes to TTN, FLL, BOS, PBI & DEN

the honey bee would look great on a F9 tail lol ... btw do the GSO-MCO bookings look 'robust" ?
 
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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:14 pm

F9 is flailing about.. .....
 
Flytravel
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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Fri Nov 16, 2012 1:39 pm

Quoting mariner (Reply 41):
Frontier is suspending ABE, which would seem to be directly allied to this.

It's unfortunate for the Lehigh Valley and ABE (which has lost a lot of service), but that region, still has Allegiant to SFB. No service to S. Florida though. Reading, Pottsville and central areas (between ABE and MDT) could easily support MDT, while Philly MSA and NJ support TTN. While TTN is doing well on MCO sales, I think F9 will still need to advertise to not fade away. I'm curious how MSY and RSW will do.

I'd suggest nj101.5, wpst fm, billboards on nj transit trains, Monmouth/Ocean FM stations and maybe the Philly TV stations, and Cablevision/News12. One thing that I wouldn't suggest is advertising by Exit 13 of NJ Turnpike like ACY did. While the NYC play is attractive and F9 is doing so on it's website, actual paid advertising too north up is just way too far away, imo.

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RE: New F9 Service: MSY-TTN

Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:12 pm

I heard F9 sponsoring traffic on 101.5 advertising their Trenton to Orlando service. Which is smart because there are many people that tune in for just the traffic and of course the people who listen to the hosts who will listen thru the traffic. 1015 is big in central jersey and northern south jersey from Edison to atleast Manahawkin going north and south and Belmar to Eastern PA (bucks county and beyond) they also draw a different crowd on Weekends when they play music.

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