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Is Delaware The Only US-state W/o Comm Air Service

Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:34 am

The title has my question:

Is Delaware the only U.S.-state without any commercial air service ?

And I am disregarding "D.C." as a state.
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RE: Is Delaware The Only US-state W/o Comm Air Ser

Sun Feb 14, 2010 3:33 pm

If you are defining "state" by the strictest sense, yes. Though several airlines have tried to make a go of it in the past (DL being the most recent that I can recall - promoting something along the lines of "serving all 50 states"). With it being a smaller state, and the largest proportion of the residents in easy reach of both PHL and BWI (both of which have significant service) it seems that not enough pax will pay the price to fly from a Delaware airport.

And FWIW - Annapolis, MD is the only state capitol without air or rail service (or it was a few years ago).
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RE: Is Delaware The Only US-state W/o Comm Air Ser

Sun Feb 14, 2010 8:46 pm

Quoting planeguy727 (Reply 1):
And FWIW - Annapolis, MD is the only state capitol without air or rail service (or it was a few years ago).

As far as why there is no air service to Annapolis, the state capital of Maryland, it’s because it is only about 25 miles to BWI, about a half hour drive with no traffic.

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RE: Is Delaware The Only US-state W/o Comm Air Ser

Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:22 am

There was a lengthy thread on the same subject in the Civil Aviation forum last December which covers the history of air service in Delaware.
The Only State With No Airline Service! (by C5LOAD Dec 5 2009 in Civil Aviation)
 
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RE: Is Delaware The Only US-state W/o Comm Air Ser

Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:17 am

Quoting planeguy727 (Reply 1):

And FWIW - Annapolis, MD is the only state capitol without air or rail service (or it was a few years ago).

Carson City, NV does not have any either - no Interstate highways, no Amtrak, no flights. Reno, NV (28 miles away) is the nearest airport - about the same situation Annapolis is to BWI.
 
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RE: Is Delaware The Only US-state W/o Comm Air Ser

Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:03 am

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 3):
There was a lengthy thread on the same subject in the Civil Aviation forum last December which covers the history of air service in Delaware.
The Only State With No Airline Service! (by C5LOAD Dec 5 2009 in Civil Aviation)

Thanks for pointing this thread out. Made for an intersting read.
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RE: Is Delaware The Only US-state W/o Comm Air Ser

Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:45 am

Quoting planeguy727 (Reply 1):
DL being the most recent that I can recall - promoting something along the lines of "serving all 50 states

I think you are thinking of United, which had the 50 state promotion back in 1984. I don't think any other airline has done this. But I've been wrong, at least once before!
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RE: Is Delaware The Only US-state W/o Comm Air Ser

Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:12 pm

Is ILG not a perfect potential market for Allegiant?
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RE: Is Delaware The Only US-state W/o Comm Air Ser

Mon Feb 15, 2010 4:07 pm

Quoting 02hilliert (Reply 7):
Is ILG not a perfect potential market for Allegiant?

The potential of ILG (or lack of it) has been discussed thoroughly in the thread mentioned in reply #3
The Only State With No Airline Service! (by C5LOAD Dec 5 2009 in Civil Aviation)

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RE: Is Delaware The Only US-state W/o Comm Air Ser

Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:57 pm

Quoting Jetstar (Reply 2):
As far as why there is no air service to Annapolis, the state capital of Maryland, it’s because it is only about 25 miles to BWI, about a half hour drive with no traffic.

Oh yes I know - just offering some random, yet related, trivia...my head is full of it.

Quoting zrs70 (Reply 6):
I think you are thinking of United, which had the 50 state promotion back in 1984. I don't think any other airline has done this. But I've been wrong, at least once before!

In the mid-2000s DL did try it - and pulled out just like UA did in '84.

Quoting DeltAirlines (Reply 4):
Carson City, NV does not have any either - no Interstate highways, no Amtrak, no flights. Reno, NV (28 miles away) is the nearest airport - about the same situation Annapolis is to BWI.

Sorry I forgot about this - I've been to Carson City so I should know better. It's so close to RNO that I must have been thinking of them as one place (no offense to either city).
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RE: Is Delaware The Only US-state W/o Comm Air Ser

Mon Feb 15, 2010 9:49 pm

Quoting planeguy727 (Reply 9):

In the mid-2000s DL did try it - and pulled out just like UA did in '84.

Indeed - Delta had to add North Dakota and Delaware to complete the 50, and thus started SLC-FAR and ATL-ILG. Neither one lasted too long, although now post-NW merger, SLC-FAR has returned.

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