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by flyPIT
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177287

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

The old Pittsburgh Metro Airport, closed in the 1990's, could be developed in to a testing facility for autonomous vehicles: https://thealmanac.net/south-fayette-could-have-autonomous-vehicle-track-at-airport-site/article_659b01b5-0d02-5ad3-b9da-b5c3f2f13b21.html http://www.airfields-freeman.com/PA/...

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by flyPIT
Tue Aug 20, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177287

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

As for WN, I've convinced myself that as regards PIT, they're always going to be a tease and the permanent drop of PIT-LAX proves it. They're obviously far more interested in growing BNA, STL, DEN, and dumping even more capacity into intra-California flying. They're also more interested in flying K...

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by flyPIT
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177287

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

UPS ferrying in a B763 from MIA for the second week in a row:
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/UPS9741/history/20190819/2133Z/KMIA/KPIT

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by flyPIT
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177287

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I'll take a guess at the legacy possibilities (in some order): 1) Delta: I think the PIT-SLC add was a nod towards the need for LAX and better West Coast service and a step to build the marketshare to sustain it. They aren't MAX constrained and are more just short of gate space. The other interesti...

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by flyPIT
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express
Replies: 35
Views: 4898

Re: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express

No proprietary information and UPs paid TNT a termination fee. You have no idea that there was no proprietary information exchanged. Common knowledge would suggest that if company A approached company B with a buyout offer, company B would request as much internal data from company A so as to make ...

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by flyPIT
Fri Aug 16, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177287

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

My understanding of the whole PIT-LAX debacle was that the flights on AA and UA weren't timed very well due to available slots at LAX. It's pretty unfortunate for PIT. There is high enough O&D on PIT-LAX that this route should work, but if the flights aren't timed well then not to many passenge...

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by flyPIT
Fri Aug 16, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177287

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N60 ... /KCVG/KPIT

Not exactly the ‘Ed Force One’ I had hoped for.
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Here comes Iron Maiden.
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N60 ... /KCVG/KPIT

Not exactly the ‘Ed Force One’ I had hoped for.

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by flyPIT
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express
Replies: 35
Views: 4898

Re: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express

This publisher recently put out an excellent trio of books about FT:
https://the-airline-boutique.myshopify.com/

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by flyPIT
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express
Replies: 35
Views: 4898

Re: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express

I had heard your version too. Regarding the TNT deal, jury is still out on that one. It looks as if UPS knew something that FDX didn’t know on that one too. Remember UPS pulled out of the TNT deal instead of fighting the EU ruling at the time. Now UPS is suing the EU for half of what FDX paid for T...

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by flyPIT
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177287

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Hard to believe Pittsburgh will have almost as many weekly seats to London as all of Southern California.

Delta, you're up next.

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by flyPIT
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express
Replies: 35
Views: 4898

Re: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express

It has been a lot of years, but when I was an Airport Operations Supervisor for the City of Chicago at ORD, I seem to remember a Flying Tigers 747 having a shark mouth painted on the nose like they had on the P-40s of WW2. They were supposed to have had a lot of complaints about the WW2 homage and ...

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by flyPIT
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express
Replies: 35
Views: 4898

Re: 30 years ago, Flying Tigers was merged into Federal Express

UPS was negotiating to buy Flying Tigers at the same time for their air rights. The majority of the aircraft were in disrepair. UPS passed but Fred Smith didn’t know. Not exactly the version I heard. UPS was simply outmaneuvered like so many other times (failed TNT deal, USPS contract, etc). Fred p...

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by flyPIT
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177287

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

June numbers are finally out. Total passengers are up 1%, int'l is down 32%. https://www.flypittsburgh.com/getattachment/Newsroom/Airport-Statistics/June-2019-Short-E-Mail-Report.pdf.aspx?lang=en-US As expected, a large drop in int'l but not quite as severe as I expected. Domestic is up 2.9%.

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by flyPIT
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 182
Views: 29534

Re: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest

I have been unable to keep up with what's been happening at CLK, aside from the passenger terminal being shut down by protesters for two days. My real question is, has this affected cargo operations at all? I'm in Louisville Kentucky USA, which is home to the UPS Worldport. All cargo terminals busi...

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by flyPIT
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177287

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I don't see why landing fees for diversions would be any different than a scheduled landing. With that in mind a signatory airline (AA, DL, etc) would pay the signatory landing fees. A non-signatory airline (EK, AF, LH, etc) would pay the non-signatory landing fees which are actually quite a bit hig...

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by flyPIT
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177287

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

AA's PIT-JFK is still showing 4x daily at the end of Nov. Wasn't that when the increase was scheduled for? I looked at the entire second week of November, which is when the schedule typically changes over and probably why I missed it. I see 4x daily just before Thanksgiving. Regardless, I don't thi...

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by flyPIT
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177287

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

AA's PIT-JFK is still showing 4x daily at the end of Nov. Wasn't that when the increase was scheduled for? As for BA operating the B789 next Tue, it's only a one off, there is absolutely nothing to read in to. Could be a simple matter of the usual B788 being taken out of service for a day or so for ...

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by flyPIT
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177287

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

As of now BA's Tuesday service looks to be a B789. Also of note is LH continues to go after DE's N. America network, recently announcing PHX and ANC with their EW subsidiary. Anywhere where I can see that? FR24 is currently showing a B788. LHR-PIT is also showing only 3 class service on BA.com for ...

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by flyPIT
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177287

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

As of now BA's Tuesday service looks to be a B789.

Also of note is LH continues to go after DE's N. America network, recently announcing PHX and ANC with their EW subsidiary.

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by flyPIT
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 1080
Views: 128467

Re: St. Louis Aviation Thread - 2019

stl07 wrote:
PhilMcCrackin wrote:
stl07 wrote:
Well, ANC got a flight. The only city even less likely than STL/PIT/BNA/CLE (ect.)


It's a summer seasonal flight and Alaska gets a shed load of tourism in the summer time.

And?

And what? It was spelled out there very simply. ANC got the service for those reasons.

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by flyPIT
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177287

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

There's a few pics of some of these diversions on PIT's FB page. Also of note were two Fed Ex B763s that diverted. Reports today state that when Arctic splits into two companies, both will be "based" in Pittsburgh. Don't know if "based" is the same thing as "headquartered&qu...

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by flyPIT
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC
Replies: 200
Views: 38612

Re: LH to announce two new US-routes from MUC

Didn't Condor fly SEA-MUC for a hot minute? If LH is starting the route it will be interesting to see how it performs compared to the DE service.

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by flyPIT
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177287

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Here's a new rendering from the PIT website of the TMP:
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by flyPIT
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177287

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Pittsburgh is finally getting an Amazon fulfillment center. It seems like we were the only metro area without one. !,000,000 sq. ft and 800 jobs at the Westport business park just a few miles from PIT. So what does this mean for PIT, as far as the possibility of being added by Prime Air? They are ad...

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by flyPIT
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177287

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

"With some major wins in the bank, Pittsburgh Airport takes its next growth steps forward"
https://www.freightwaves.com/news/with-a-couple-major-wins-in-the-bank-pittsburgh-airport-takes-its-next-growth-steps-forward

Excellent article.

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by flyPIT
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177287

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Which is ironic because LBE is in the 724 area code. I like Alaska's previous fight numbers more. The lower the better.

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by flyPIT
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177287

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Here are the fastest growing airports in terms of seats offered for 2018: https://www.oag.com/hubfs/Free_Reports/NAM%20Growth%20Index/NAM%20Fastest%20Growing%20Airports.pdf?hsCtaTracking=a0e323bd-a3c3-4c51-9a5c-4876025513a8%7Cbd412812-8dab-4527-8456-6ab007359cd1 PIT ranked #10 out of the 42 medium s...

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by flyPIT
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177287

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

For those that like maps and layout plans of the airport, I came across this copy. Probably the nicest layout plan of PIT I've seen online: http://www.iaff1038.org/documents/Fence_Gates.pdf I know the trains have broke in the past, but has the maintenance tunnel between the trains ever been used for...

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by flyPIT
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 979
Views: 121801

Re: Cleveland Aviation Thread - 2019

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/80162-us-businesswoman-outlines-plans-to-resurrect-wow-air ... says WOW will be operating again and plans to serve the destinations it previously served plus IAD. Well, maybe ... Not to nitpick, but this is what she said: " Destinations would be similar ...

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by flyPIT
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177287

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Here's the original "Our Region's Business" interview with Condor a couple weeks ago. It offers a bit more context than the print interview.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QQMottx78M

- Pittsburgh has "more potential than we ever saw".

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by flyPIT
Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?
Replies: 59
Views: 7056

Re: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?

The current hangars hold the narrow bodies just fine They cannot do overhaul if a tail sticks out. You are confusing line hangars vs overhaul in regard to CLT and PHL. You do know they had to modify the doors to one of the hangars to allow Airbus nb tails to stick out, right? I made no mention of o...

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by flyPIT
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177287

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

They could not park the A333 at the end of D for two reasons. 1) None of the gates at the end of D are widebody-capable and 2) DL had a lot of reposition flights on E170s/175s this evening and all of them had to park at the far end of D. There were several RJs all parked at D86/87/88/89 when I was ...

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by flyPIT
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177287

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

flyPIT wrote:
Vacation Express released their 2020 schedule. Gone is PIT-MBJ.
https://www.vacationexpress.com/flight-schedule/


Vacation Express updated the 2020 schedule they released a couple weeks ago. PIT-MBJ is added back in so that's good to see.

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by flyPIT
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177287

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

As a domestic flight I find it really odd that the DL A333 would not park at one of the unused gates at the end of the D concourse right next to DL's existing operation and stay out of the way of the int'l operations. The UA B77W from MAD was only about 6 minutes apart from the scheduled Condor arri...

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by flyPIT
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177287

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/DL1258

Any idea where it parked?
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Runway28L wrote:
DL A333 LAX-JFK diverting to PIT.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/DL1258

Any idea where it parked?

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by flyPIT
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?
Replies: 59
Views: 7056

Re: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?

Boof02671 wrote:
The current hangars hold the narrow bodies just fine

With their tails sticking out???

I'm just relaying what the stated concern was at the time. CLT and PHL got new hangars; it was a legit concern for local politicians.

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by flyPIT
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?
Replies: 59
Views: 7056

Re: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?

UA did a lot of one-stop flights with 777s and 744s at the time. They used widebodies on domestic repositioning flights all the time back then. They were doing it well past 9/11, too. I saw 744s and 777s at ORD in August 2003. Even places like BOS had one-stop service to GRU and GIG in 1999 and 200...

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by flyPIT
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?
Replies: 59
Views: 7056

Re: What happened to the proposed UA/US merger in the early 2000s?

There were guarantees to keep PIT open and even build a new maintenance base. http://old.post-gazette.com/businessnews/20000524usairlocal1.asp There is no mention of any guarantees of anything in that article. The only thing guaranteed was job security for only two years: http://old.post-gazette.co...

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by flyPIT
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177287

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

From the latest master plan update (2015). This was posted just a couple months ago btw. The ramp space for Building G looks to be shorter than it is for Cargo 3 but the ramp for Building H should have fixed things. Not a big deal as G looks to be a specialty building (refrigeration?). But its all ...

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by flyPIT
Mon Jul 22, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177287

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

From the latest master plan update (2015). This was posted just a couple months ago btw. The ramp space for Building G looks to be shorter than it is for Cargo 3 but the ramp for Building H should have fixed things. Not a big deal as G looks to be a specialty building (refrigeration?). But its all a...

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by flyPIT
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177287

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Some more details about the second year of subsidy for QR Cargo. The second year is retroactive to last Oct and will expire this Oct. QR says it is committed to PIT after the second year when it is no longer eligible per FAA rules for more subsidies and states they might even increase service. "...

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by flyPIT
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177287

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Runway28L wrote:
So other than the LAX suspension, PIT seems to have come out mostly unscathed for once. Interesting to see BNA is picking up a third daily flight on Sundays.

Isn't PIT-LAS usually 2x daily?

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by flyPIT
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters For DL And UA
Replies: 88
Views: 10312

Re: How Little Cargo Revenue Really Matters.

The Cathay's, SIA's and other Asian carriers that derive 35-40% of their revenue based on cargo also have sizable dedicated freighters that pay their way, rather than relying on bellyfreight. +1 Exactly. Take the Asian freighters out of the equation and the cargo revenue won't be anywhere near arou...

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by flyPIT
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group
Replies: 160
Views: 18405

Re: Next wave of TATL per Boyd Group

Cubsrule wrote:
I don’t know that trajectories are meaningless. The upward trend in passengers is likely at least part of the reason BNA got BA before other, likely larger, markets.

Agreed; BA looks to serve their new markets for the long term.

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by flyPIT
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177287

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

IND and GSP are fedex hubs. IND being the second largest fedex hub. LCK has more flights and airlines that support the fashion industry. HSV is a hub for Panalpiana. I think someone is dreaming a little to big. I don’t get how UPS and Fedex only did 80 million pounds total for one year when they ru...

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by flyPIT
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177287

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

A couple more bits from an updated PBT article. QR doubled their PIT volume from 2017 to 2018. The 2018 number should go up exponentially with the EFL agreement. It's good to see the ACAA consider air cargo facility expansion: "Federal Express and UPS, which combined deplaned nearly 80 million ...

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by flyPIT
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177287

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

ConcourseZ wrote:
Regarding the IND model, this does not appear to be an incentive but rather a subsidy and no limit as far as amount and time frame.

The IND-CDG deal with DL is limited to $5.5 million over two years.

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by flyPIT
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177287

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

One of the better articles about QR/EFL, out this morning with some good quotes: “Today’s announcement continues moving the airport corridor forward as a manufacturing and distribution hub. Congratulations to Christina and her team for this huge success for our region. As Pittsburgh strives to make ...

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by flyPIT
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1323
Views: 177287

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

We heard it here first weeks ago. But this bit is new public info: " The Allegheny County Airport Authority provided $1.5 million in economic incentives for the first year of the service and recently signed a second-year contract that would provide a maximum to Qatar Airways of about half that ...

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