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EAS Cities Once Served By 3 Or More Airlines

Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:05 pm

Hot Springs, Arkansas (HOT) is a current EAS city. In the late 60s, it was served by Delta, Frontier, and Texas International. TI operated DC-9s into HOT and perhaps Delta did also for a short time before they left HOT around 1970. Are there other current EAS cities that were once served by 3 or more airlines simultaneously?
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RE: EAS Cities Once Served By 3 Or More Airlines

Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:45 pm

I think ESC (now only served by DL Connection on CRJs to DTW 2x daily) one of them. As far back as the late 1990s, ESC still had two carriers (first XJ/NW to DTW and MSP and ZK/UA to ORD, then XJ/NW to the same cities and Skyway/YX to MKE).

After Skyway retired the B1900s, I think ESC became an EAS city with NW.
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RE: EAS Cities Once Served By 3 Or More Airlines

Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:55 pm

Decatur, Illinois had Jetstream/USAirways Express, Trans States/TW Express, and Simmons/American Eagle
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RE: EAS Cities Once Served By 3 Or More Airlines

Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:01 pm

This is a great question.

I believe JLN (Joplin) had service at one time in the early 1980s from Ozark, Air Midwest, and the original Frontier.

[Edited 2013-06-29 13:11:47]
 
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RE: EAS Cities Once Served By 3 Or More Airlines

Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:16 pm

There are also some cities that lack service today that used to have 3 airlines. In the mid-1990s, LAF saw UA (ZK) to ORD, AA (MQ) to ORD, NW (XJ) to DTW, and DL (OH) to CVG - four airlines total.

LAF didn't qualify for EAS because of the proximity to IND, and I think their best hope at getting service back is 2x weekly G4 flights to SFB once they get A319s and A320s at SFB (the MD-80 would have issues with their runway).
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RE: EAS Cities Once Served By 3 Or More Airlines

Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:58 pm

Quoting usxguy (Reply 2):


Decatur, Illinois had Jetstream/USAirways Express, Trans States/TW Express, and Simmons/American Eagle

Ozark, Air Illinois and Britt also served DEC.

[Edited 2013-06-29 14:01:24]
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RE: EAS Cities Once Served By 3 Or More Airlines

Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:13 pm

I'm pretty sure SUX had 3 carriers at one time...I know TWA and NW were there at sure, and maybe UA
 
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RE: EAS Cities Once Served By 3 Or More Airlines

Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:18 pm

Quoting CIDFlyer (Reply 6):
I'm pretty sure SUX had 3 carriers at one time...I know TWA and NW were there at sure, and maybe UA

Not sure about TW & NW, but UA, BN, & OZ used to serve SUX.
 
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RE: EAS Cities Once Served By 3 Or More Airlines

Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:19 pm

Quoting AVLAirlineFreq (Reply 3):
This is a great question.

...and a great illustration of why EAS is stupid. All those airlines left because they were drowning in profits.
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RE: EAS Cities Once Served By 3 Or More Airlines

Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:28 pm

Quoting azstar (Reply 7):


Not sure about TW & NW, but UA, BN, & OZ used to serve SUX.

Count North Central/Republic as well, succeeded by NW as Ozark was succeeded by TWA. AAA Airlines also served SUX at one time, as did American Central.
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RE: EAS Cities Once Served By 3 Or More Airlines

Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:48 pm

In Nebraska, there were/are a few as well:

BFF (Scottsbluff)- Western, United, original Frontier
LBF (North Platte)- United and Frontier
GRI (Grand Island)- United and Frontier, as well as EAS-subsidized service from G4 and MQ
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RE: EAS Cities Once Served By 3 Or More Airlines

Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:01 am

DIK (Dickinson, ND) currently has an EAS subsidy for its ZK service, but UA (Express) and DL (Connection) have now both added service as well.

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