On the Delta desktop website, BFM populates when you search for Mobile. Is DL planning the move to BFM from MOB, or does the website populate non-DL/SkyTeam airports now?Jump to post
In any case, PNS will always be more convenient for much of rapidly growing Baldwin County as it is a big plus not having to cross Mobile Bay. That is the case only for the southern half of the county (namely, the beaches). The Eastern Shore (which largely already commutes to Mobile for work) is mu...Jump to post
I think it's the logical move and will help attract a few more passengers, but the added expense could be a challenge. Spending that much money for an airport that will only move a few hundred thousand passengers a year could be a problem. While they'll probably get some help from FAA, I doubt FAA ...Jump to post
I'm guessing it's something along the lines of if they HAVE to serve BFM mightaswell use a plane, crew, and fuel for ~3 hours out of MCO instead of ~6 hours from DEN I'd imagine you are right, but the question in Mobile is the airport authority just blowing smoke about the route being extended to S...Jump to post
Seeing a DEN-OKC-LIT and a MCO-BFM-MCO turn for Saturday as well now. For the BFM-MCO run, the local news in Mobile is reporting the airport authority is anticipating the MCO route to be extended through to September. I don't know what to believe as they pulled out of BFM-DEN two weeks earlier than...Jump to post
The rankings of US TV markets show Memphis as #51, behind cities like Birmingham (#43), Norfolk (#44), Oklahoma City (#45), Louisville (#48), Grand Rapids (#49). MSA areas are the metric most often used by airline planning departments. You start by listing DMAs then talk about MSAs being used by pl...Jump to post
Why would the legacies move from MOB to BFM? Reading the facility descriptions that F9 uses at BFM it seems highly inadequate. They would have to build a new terminal and concourse facility. That is the plan... a new terminal is going to be built for the legacies at BFM. The current terminal that F...Jump to post
BFM is running pretty much full to/from DEN according to local news and over eighty percent to/from ORD. This is great for an airport and market that is only 3.5 months old. Looking at F9's winter schedule, it looks like BFM-DEN stays 3x week through March and BFM-ORD goes on seasonal hiatus in mid-...Jump to post
Video of the first "USA" A220 starting assembly at BFM:
What’s the fastest timeframe Airbus could build up a new A320 line/ plant from scratch and start spitting up frames? Two years? Three? At this point it must be starting to seem an attractive proposition. I assume their new A220 FAL at BFM will be able to produce A320 frames as well. If that is true...Jump to post
Thank you for the infographic, CRJ200flyer. So is MOB going to redeveloped when the moving of all ops to BFM is done? Yes, but it will remain an airport. The general thought is that MOB will be primarily for Coast Guard and any air cargo tenants that would like to be there. The airport authority has...Jump to post
It would be awesome if G4 and NK came here to BFM. Have some doubt about G4 though since they serve GPT, but if they did it would need to be on different days than GPT as they are Wed and Sat only. Could definitely see NK since the closest airport they serve is MSY. Personally id love to see Southw...Jump to post
Spirit I’m not sure of, the market seems Smallish compared to where they fly now. Allegiant I could see as a spoke with flights to SFB and LAS perhaps I wasn't surprised to hear G4 (SFB and/or LAS sounds about right), but NK would be a surprise if it comes true. I'd assume NK (if it is actually hap...Jump to post
https://www.fox10tv.com/news/source-new ... 3e5e8.html
A local tv station in Mobile seems to be reporting NK and G4 are looking to add service at BFM.
So it opens today and will be a panacea that will lower fares and stimulate traffic. :) https://www.al.com/news/mobile/2019/05/rise-of-the-low-cost-carriers-pivotal-in-mobiles-new-airport-opening.html https://www.cbs42.com/news/local/new-downtown-airport-opening-in-mobile/1967013063 https://www.mob...Jump to post
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=7&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjj1OH5zfrhAhUHRK0KHdyKCqEQwqsBMAZ6BAgKEAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fox10tv.com%2Finside-the-new-mobile-downtown-airport%2Fvideo_6509c6fe-767b-5062-8215-69e215fc5a67.html&us...Jump to post
As an update on VC's BFM-BHM service, and according to the below article, the service start has been postponed due to a shortage of commitments from Birmingham-based businesses on the route. However, this article does establish that VC will begin BFM-SFB service 2 May. https://www.al.com/business/2...Jump to post
As an update on VC's BFM-BHM service, and according to the below article, the service start has been postponed due to a shortage of commitments from Birmingham-based businesses on the route. However, this article does establish that VC will begin BFM-SFB service 2 May. https://www.al.com/business/20...Jump to post
BFM's website has had a bit of an update, as we see the first bits of new information which show the airport transforming from a GA/cargo airport to a more passenger-centric airport.
mikejepp wrote:Does anyone have a diagram / map of the terminal being built and where its located on the airport?
So my question is...is it that much cheaper for F9 to start service at Brookley and wait for the full transition of all air service from MOB? Or is this just about being closer to the center of the catchment area from the time they start service? Is F9 bearing any of the cost of the new temporary t...Jump to post
Sun Country announced two new routes from GPT today:
GPT-AUS and GPT-RSW, both at 2x weekly. Very interesting adds! Both start in July,
More G4 news from VPS:
New G4 routes, all seasonal:
VPS-DSM - starts May 16
VPS-LIT - starts May 17
VPS-SHV - starts May 17
VPS-ICT - starts June 5
VPS-RFD - starts June 5
VPS-HTS - starts June 6
VPS-TOL - starts June 7
Those are terrific traffic numbers for PNS and VPS! Great news for both...
In new route news, 3M will begin flying from VPS to MCO in May, according to this press release: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190211005638/en/Silver-Airways-Outlines-Plans-Start-Daily-Nonstop
Man, the dartboard really came out for this one. I guess BIL could work, but I'm not sure about the other ones. BFM and BTV seem like major WTF routes but maybe I'm wrong. GRB-DEN could probably work, but I would've expected it on UA using RJs for the route, not Airbii. To me BIL makes a ton of sen...Jump to post
Frontier14 wrote:What are the population numbers for the greater Mobile area?
maps4ltd wrote:F9's going to fricking MOBILE? Not even Mobile Regional like everyone else?
Mobile Airport Authority is starting to shift scheduled passenger flights from MOB to BFM. VC and F9 will be there first, in a temporary LCC terminal. A new permanent terminal will be built that will house all airlines, probably in the next 5 or so years.
F9 will also be going to ORD from BFM.
Playing around on the Frontier website has BFM searchable but not bookable. As of this hour, the non-stop options are DEN 136 (MWSa) on A320 and ORD 36 (WSa) on A320. Starting 1 May. DEN-BFM 1438-1820 A320 136 BFM-DEN 1910-2115 A320 136 ORD-BFM 1034-1255 A320 36 BFM-ORD 1345-1619 A320 36 Excellent ...Jump to post
Playing around on the Frontier website has BFM searchable but not bookable. As of this hour, the non-stop options are DEN 136 (MWSa) on A320 and ORD 36 (WSa) on A320. Starting 1 May. DEN-BFM 1438-1820 A320 136 BFM-DEN 1910-2115 A320 136 ORD-BFM 1034-1255 A320 36 BFM-ORD 1345-1619 A320 36 Excellent n...Jump to post
I know that this airline isn't expected to take wing for at least two more years, but Moxy's stated business plan seems to be a good fit for either BFM or MOB. And, there's always Air Gumbo! http://www.airgumbo.com/ Moxy would be perfect for BFM, as well, whenever they get started. The announcement...Jump to post
Why F9 though? Seems like an odd market to try out. To me this says G4 - another gulf getaway market to complement their others. Or it could be a letdown and it’ll be ViaAir or something... G4 is a possibility for sure, but VC is already at MOB and will move over to BFM in April. Via Air is launchi...Jump to post
Mobile Airport Authority released that there will be a "major" announcement Tuesday at 11:30 central regarding new service at BFM. I'm betting F9 to DEN and 1 or 2 other cities. Why F9 though? Seems like an odd market to try out. To me this says G4 - another gulf getaway market to complem...Jump to post
Mobile Airport Authority released that there will be a "major" announcement Tuesday at 11:30 central regarding new service at BFM.
I'm betting F9 to DEN and 1 or 2 other cities.
I do know that the Mobile Airport Authority posted on Facebook the day before yesterday asking "Where would you like to fly" and to expect a major service announcement sometime next week under the hashtag #FLYBFM With the low cost terminal at BFM being completed in late April (nicknamed T...Jump to post
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There are more than 200,000 people in Baldwin County, the majority of whom live in the Eastern Shore area. While Mobile Regional May be closer by distance, it is not by travel time because you have to drive through all of Mobile, on surface roads, to get there. A move to Brookley would greatly incr...Jump to post
I just don't see how moving to BFM improves traffic that much at MOB. It might get you a little more of the Gulf Shores/Orange Beach traffic, but not that much. Bearing in mind that a majority of beach traffic to Gulf Shores/Orange Beach comes by car anyway. Plus, building the new terminal at BFM l...Jump to post
There are serious rumblings of the commercial passenger traffic moving downtown to BFM from MOB. That's been talked about for decades on & off. I'll believe it when I see it. Never mind that it makes perfect sense. http://www.fox10tv.com/clip/14156839/regional-airport-commercial-flights-could-r...Jump to post
I knew DL served MOB ....didn't realize UA and AA did. So it's DL to ATL UA to IAH AA to DFW & CLT ...and now, Via Air to SFB UA goes to ORD from MOB as well. Well then....this little airport is doing fine. Why close it? :confused: The object is not closing it period. It is moving commercial pa...Jump to post
Before we go closing airports, let's consider commercial traffic at BFM instead. Eastern Shore (of Mobile Bay) residents wouldn't "have" to drive to PNS to fly anymore.
There are serious rumblings of the commercial passenger traffic moving downtown to BFM from MOB.
AA is adding a lot of capacity (relatively) at MOB both to CLT and DFW:
http://www.fox10tv.com/story/34247518/a ... al-airport
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Bruce" class="quote" target="_blank">Bruce</a> (<a href="#117" class="quote">Reply 117</a>):<br/><i>runway 14/32 departure? From the looks of th...Jump to post