rj777
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Will MKE-OMA Ever Return On ANY Airline?

Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:46 pm

We know F9 killed the MKE-OMA service because the ERJ-145s weren't "profitable" enough. But with the rate WN and DL are growing at MKE, do you think one (or both) of them will bring that service back?
 
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RE: Will MKE-OMA Ever Return On ANY Airline?

Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:06 pm

Seems like a route that would be more up WN's alley.
 
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RE: Will MKE-OMA Ever Return On ANY Airline?

Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:41 pm

With 56 daily passengers and no significant singe-airline operation to provide connections on either side, the likelihood is slim to none.

http://www.faremeasure.com/View-Airport-OMA-Eppley_Airfield.html
 
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RE: Will MKE-OMA Ever Return On ANY Airline?

Sun Mar 24, 2013 10:26 pm

As much as I would love to see the service come back to the market, I just don't see it happening at all. The numbers are not there. I sometimes wounder how they come up with the numbers that they do, but I know it is based on the numbers of tickets sold per day between the city pairs. But is that the true number that would be on that plane. The reason I say that is are there not other passengers that are traveling to other cities on that plane that are not counted because they don't terminate at MKE or OMA. I think that is not fair to MKE and OMA.
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RE: Will MKE-OMA Ever Return On ANY Airline?

Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:03 pm

Quoting YXwatcherMKE (Reply 3):
The reason I say that is are there not other passengers that are traveling to other cities on that plane that are not counted because they don't terminate at MKE or OMA. I think that is not fair to MKE and OMA.

When YX was still around, yes there were surely passengers making connections. But now there really isn't an airline in MKE or OMA that has connecting traffic, so the flight would have to survive on just those 56ppl/day. Which isn't even enough to justify a CRJ as you have to remember not all of those 56 people will take the nonstop, some will take the onestop through ORD, or even MSP.

Southwest is the only airline that would even come close to being able to offer this flight as they have a fair number of flights on either end, but that is the downside there as well. Why would anyone need to take a one or maybe even two stop through MKE or OMA when they can take a nonstop or a onestop out of MKE or OMA.

Realistically unless someone revives YX in MKE or someone starts an airline out of OMA, there isn't going to be much business sense for MKE-OMA until that pax/day number gets above 100 or even 120. Look at MSN-BOS that route has 100ppl/day and no flights. Maybe if that number comes up some DL or AA or UA will throw a 50 seater on it but it is unlikely.
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RE: Will MKE-OMA Ever Return On ANY Airline?

Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:07 pm

Quoting YXwatcherMKE (Reply 3):
there not other passengers that are traveling to other cities on that plane that are not counted because they don't terminate at MKE or OMA. I think that is not fair to MKE and OMA.

You are correct. People connecting in MKE or OMA are not counted in those numbers. But how many people connect in either of those cities? My guess is a very small number.
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