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by Bluegrass60
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22729

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) and Bowman Field saw big gains in overall economic impact and tax dollars generated based on the findings of a new economic and fiscal impact survey that was released Thursday. The survey, conducted by Meench & Shanker LLC for 2018, found that ...

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by Bluegrass60
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22729

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

SDF is now the fourth busiest cargo hub in the world, according to Airport Councils International. The Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport ranks behind airports in Hong Kong, Memphis and Shanghai, but recently moved up above some major cities around the globe like Dubai and Tokyo. In Q1 20...

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by Bluegrass60
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22729

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

WN announces 2021 start at ORD and IAH. Targeting UA in both hubs and AA at ORD. Will be interesting to see which routes they select to fly out of those UA fortress hubs? Also interesting to see what...if any impact on WN operations at MDW or HOU? ORD-SDF-ATL/BHM perhaps (back in the day....DL's ORD...

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by Bluegrass60
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22729

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

The headline should read "PJ establishes new global HQ in Atlanta." IMO the #1 reason is: CEO lives in Atlanta. ATL has the best domestic air service in the USA and among the best int'l air service in the US. SDF will never have that level of air service....same can be said of every major ...

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by Bluegrass60
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22729

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

Congrats to Paducah! Maybe commuter flight to SDF in the future? Future airframes might allow that to happen with correct economics Is the proposed new PAH terminal still expected to cost 36 million when it breaks ground, or has that been revised? IIRC, there will be a single jetway. I think Air Ke...

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by Bluegrass60
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22729

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

Congrats to Paducah! Maybe commuter flight to SDF in the future? Future airframes might allow that to happen with correct economics

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by Bluegrass60
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22729

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

Thanks for the update!

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by Bluegrass60
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22729

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

Just read thru Boyd Aviation Monday Highlights for the past few months. Interesting reading for those who want to read the possible truth about Covid-19: the source, the impact etc. Also read a business article on CVG and the impact of cargo on its operations. I would suggest that SDF, MEM, CVG part...

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by Bluegrass60
Sun May 31, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1064
Views: 112690

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

I know some BNA fanboys had suggested WN would transform BNA to be a larger Focus City than ATL. I pointed out before the pandemic that WN was expanding ATL again to have more flights than ever by end of year. WN appears to be sticking to that plan. Reasons: 100 Mile radius of ATL live 10M people an...

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by Bluegrass60
Thu May 28, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22729

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

Good to see WN resume SDF-ATL after 5-6 yr hiatus

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by Bluegrass60
Fri May 22, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22729

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

SDF moves up to 4th busiest cargo airport in the world in 2019. That is up from 7th place in 2018. Also, the dynamic duo of Mann and Gilmer are doing there best to get all the hard earned nonstop destinations back as the economy reopens. Their efforts need the help of the local economy to start flyi...

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by Bluegrass60
Sun Apr 12, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1064
Views: 112690

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

This is from Dec 2019......On Wednesday, Southwest said it will add service service out of Atlanta with flights to Charleston, S.C., Panama City, Fla., and Norfolk, Va., starting June 7, 2020. With the additions, Southwest will reach 135 weekday departures out of Atlanta next summer, a weekday all-t...

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by Bluegrass60
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22729

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

Louisville airport approves millions in emergency relief for airlines, tenants Glad SDF is able to provide this relief. As aside was expecting 600,000 enplanements in the April-June timeframe...that would have been a record. "Dan Mann said he expects air travel to decline until at least June, a...

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by Bluegrass60
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22729

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

AS CVG-SEA it is. AS wants to be in all major metro's east of Mississippi River. SDF? MEM?

Noted that DL is starting MEM-BOS in Oct. Would think a similar announcement for SDF will happen sooner than later

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by Bluegrass60
Thu Mar 05, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22729

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

Mystery airline launching service at CVG; announcement due Friday

Guesses? JetBlue?, Spirit?, BA?, Midwest Express?

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by Bluegrass60
Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22729

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

SDF posted Jan 2020 traffic. 285,193 total pax. 2.1% growth v Jan 2019. American has largest market share with 28% followed by DL(27), WN(25) and UA(14). Allegiant (5) Frontier (1). Market share point is a good one. AA passed up DL and WN in 2019 for the largest share. 2018: DL - 1,062,804 - 25.37%...

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by Bluegrass60
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1064
Views: 112690

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

WN currently has 50% of the BNA traffic. Not sure where you are getting NK planning major growth. NK operation center is moving from Hurricane prone Miramar, FL (south of Miami). NK has zero flights at MIA. NK HQ and many flights are in FLL. NK grows to 10-11 flights/day at BNA in Summer. Sure it co...

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by Bluegrass60
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22729

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

SDF posted Jan 2020 traffic. 285,193 total pax. 2.1% growth v Jan 2019. American has largest market share with 28% followed by DL(27), WN(25) and UA(14). Allegiant (5) Frontier (1). If economy remains strong and tourism/convention growth continues would expect similar growth in Feb...then higher gro...

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by Bluegrass60
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1064
Views: 112690

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

One thing that continues to surprise me looking at yield data is how WN still does not control BNA point of sale despite being the far and away largest carrier in terms of flights. It depends on quite a bit of connections to fill the aircraft. This would seem to indicate a lot of ff with legacy car...

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by Bluegrass60
Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1064
Views: 112690

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

There is a lot WN could add out of BNA, a fair amount of those said routes just very well might be added when the MAX returns. My point is BNA should be a higher emphasis for WN growth in the future (once the MAX returns), on par with what DEN is getting. The reasons being 1. While WN doesn’t do a ...

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by Bluegrass60
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22729

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

New Trans-Atlantic – U.S. Service In The Pipeline. Soon. https://www.aviationplanning.com/monday-update-february-10-2020/ The mess and total lack of credibility created by the Chinese government in handling the coronavirus epidemic will – write this down – materially affect levels of Chinese air tra...

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by Bluegrass60
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 705
Views: 78848

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

Seriously? Contour enters a market with 30-seat E-135s, and suddenly WN can fill multiple 737s? Then why wasn't WN already flying it? I miss where anyone suggests that WN will enter those markets with multiple 737s. There is simply a "what if" scenario suggesting the possibility that WN m...

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by Bluegrass60
Sun Feb 09, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes
Replies: 159
Views: 21847

Re: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes

:lol: Suggest you Indy fanboys stick with IND to various destinations in Asia. SDF will have TATL before IND has any NS to Asia. I don't deny that. I personally think Asia is 10-15 years out to the earliest, maybe longer. I bet IND will have a second TATL flight before SDF gets one, that's for sure...

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by Bluegrass60
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes
Replies: 159
Views: 21847

Re: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes

zackary747 wrote:
Bluegrass60 wrote:
I could see this happening with secondary markets....and it would be welcomed. example: LHR-SDF-STL-MCI-STL-SDF-LHR


:lol:


Suggest you Indy fanboys stick with IND to various destinations in Asia. SDF will have TATL before IND has any NS to Asia.

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by Bluegrass60
Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22729

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

Breeze Airlines is born https://thepointsguy.com/news/breeze-airways-david-neeleman-start-up-jetblue-founder/ .....trying to find a cluster of cities that are underserved....EMB 195 Aircraft(range 2,600 miles) to start in late 2020...A220s in 2021 That cluster of cities??? SDF, DAY, TYS, CMH, CLE, B...

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by Bluegrass60
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes
Replies: 159
Views: 21847

Re: British Airways interested in flying US Domestic Routes

I could see this happening with secondary markets....and it would be welcomed. example: LHR-SDF-STL-MCI-STL-SDF-LHR

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by Bluegrass60
Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22729

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

Headline in BFL: London calling? Speculation builds on CVG-U.K. flight. BA might select CVG for next LHR flight. In addition to CVG...the others are St. Louis, Cleveland, Kansas City, Indianapolis and Columbus. CVG is estimated to have the most potential revenue for British Airways.

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by Bluegrass60
Tue Feb 04, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22729

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

All- Paducah, Kentucky is looking to build a new Terminal. In hopes by doing so, they can attract more airlines and destinations. One of the members with Paducah Board I believe, traveled to SGU to talk to SkyWest to try and add more flights, or destinations. I believe EAS puts a halt on that witho...

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by Bluegrass60
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22729

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

Delta's day after derby (03May) schedule is out ATL: 7x757 3x739 1xMD90 DTW: 1x320 1x319 3x757 1x170 1xCRJ200 MSP: 1x321 1x319 1x717 2x170 BOS: 1x739 LGA: 1x321 1x717 3x170 Most of the 757s to ATL are in the morning on almost hourly schedules In recent years, DL 757s were a mix of 752s and 753s (II...

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by Bluegrass60
Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22729

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

LEX's airline passenger enplanements/deplanements for 2019. "1,465,049 total passengers. This is a 7.6% total passenger increase over last year and is the eighth consecutive year the airport has seen a record number of travelers." https://bluegrassairport.com/pr/012320_recordpassengers.ht...

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by Bluegrass60
Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22729

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

LEX's airline passenger enplanements/deplanements for 2019. "1,465,049 total passengers. This is a 7.6% total passenger increase over last year and is the eighth consecutive year the airport has seen a record number of travelers." https://bluegrassairport.com/pr/012320_recordpassengers.ht...

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by Bluegrass60
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22729

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

SDF Next might have plans for an International Terminal/concourse in the footprint of the old Delta wing. Not surprising since there has been a lot of concrete work in that area the past few years and enough room!

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by Bluegrass60
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22729

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

"Also, 12/1 will reflect big deplanements AND enplanements (boardings) because it is all consolidated to one day vs spread over a few days prior to Turkey Day." As I posted before....still think we 4.2M+ for 2019....beats the next biggest year (2000) by @300k pax. Business First reported t...

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by Bluegrass60
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 705
Views: 78848

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

IND-WUH is my guess. :)

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by Bluegrass60
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Memphis Aviation - 2020
Replies: 165
Views: 17636

Re: Memphis Aviation - 2020

They should have leveled the whole thing and start fresh.. Absolutely. They should have demolished all of B and replaced it with one new consolidated concourse with 35 gates. Then demolish A & C since it will likely be a while before they are needed and by the time they are, they’ll need to be ...

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by Bluegrass60
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1064
Views: 112690

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

2019 CSA Population est 2,093,000 vs 2018 CSA population 2,057,416 (+36,500)
2019 Nashville Tourists 16M vs 2018 Tourists 15M (+1M)
2019 BNA Pax 18.2M vs 2018 15.9M (+2.2M)

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by Bluegrass60
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 705
Views: 78848

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

According to an article in Forbes, AA is testing/experimenting with a p2p strategy that targets cities with business sectors that have strong intersections. Boston, Indianapolis, Raleigh, Austin, and NC are all strong and emerging technology hubs. "Hi, could you point me to the Forbes article ...

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by Bluegrass60
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 1064
Views: 112690

Re: Nashville Aviation Thread - 2020

[quote="BNAMealer"]Gary Kelly said in a video at the WN HOU maintenance hanger that WN will be focusing on 3 cities for growth this decade. HOU was mentioned as one, but the others were not mentioned. I wonder where BNA falls in their plans for the decade?[/quote DEN, HOU, BWI ....all 3 ha...

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by Bluegrass60
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22729

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

Data here for the top 50 unserved city pairs in the US: https://www.anna.aero/2020/01/13/usas-top-50-unserved-routes-total-3-5-million-passengers/ SDF doesn't make the list. "I think I read where the data cited is at least 10 years old.." Noticed AA made some adds from BOS to RDU, etc. Pe...

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by Bluegrass60
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22729

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

My guesses: UA to SFO or DL to BOS or WN to STL

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by Bluegrass60
Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 705
Views: 78848

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

"...without blinking an eye (in re $1000 fare to BOS)....not sure who you work for but most F100 companies I have worked for....will "blink an eye" for those kind of fares...have I paid that kind of fare? Yes....but it is the exception vs the rule" Then why are they priced at ne...

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by Bluegrass60
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 705
Views: 78848

Re: Indianapolis Aviation Thread - 2020

DL 3-week advance roundtrip fares on IND-BOS are $209 roundtrip and 3-week advance one-way fares are $149. Yes, legacies still have different fares for roundtrip vs. one-way on routes where they have a monopoly. There's probably some room here for B6 to make some money, but these fares aren't as ba...

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by Bluegrass60
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22729

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

Boyd Group International (aviation consultant) suggests 2020 will continue these themes: - United Airlines is implementing a new regional air service product – 70 seat jets with just 50 seats and up-rated cabin service… SDF is on the list with service to ORD – Delta is retiring its fleet of MD-88s, ...

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by Bluegrass60
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22729

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

Also - I looked at the actual statistics page where it broke down the enplanements versus deplanements on the flylouisville.com website. you'll see that deplanements - arrivals - were almost even with those in november 2018. The biggest change was in enplanements - boardings. Losing that one day to...

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by Bluegrass60
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22729

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

Thanksgiving was late as posted. December will likely show significant growth v Dec 2018. I project FY 2019 to be a record 4.2M+ total passengers and the 3rd year in a row of positive growth (3.8% to 11.2% to 9.8%). Suspect 2020 overall growth to be in the 3% range unless Spirit arrives and/or growt...

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by Bluegrass60
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 22729

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2020

SDF Next is exciting...especially the establishment of FIS. I see int'l service to YYZ 1st....then once FIS is up...CUN and other destinations in Mexico, Caribbean. Agree with Boyd that TATL from markets like SDF could be a reality in 3-5 years. Louisville Metro economic growth needs to continue and...

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by Bluegrass60
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 268
Views: 34671

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2019

SDF Next appears to have grown to a $400M project This started in Dec 18 at $100M....doubling to $200M in Sep 19...and now doubling again to $400M as of 12/30/19. No details on what is now included in the $400M. Prior announcements focused on infrastructure, FIS, parking, roadways and rental car. I...

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by Bluegrass60
Mon Dec 30, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 268
Views: 34671

Re: Kentucky Aviation Thread - 2019

SDF Next appears to have grown to a $400M project This started in Dec 18 at $100M....doubling to $200M in Sep 19...and now doubling again to $400M as of 12/30/19. No details on what is now included in the $400M. Prior announcements focused on infrastructure, FIS, parking, roadways and rental car. I...

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