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by JamesRenard
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

The Department of Transport has denied FKL's and HGR's appeals against losing Essential Air Service status. https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOT-OST-2006-25228-0092 In regards to HGR, the DOT essentially said "we don't believe that you're now in accordance with the 10-enplanements cap. An...

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by JamesRenard
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

The August 2019 stats are out and passenger numbers are down for the second month in a row. https://www.flypittsburgh.com/getattachment/Newsroom/Airport-Statistics/August-2019-Short-E-Mail-Report.pdf.aspx?lang=en-US Domestic passenger numbers went up by 1%, but international passengers decreased by ...

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by JamesRenard
Sat Sep 21, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Anyone else keeping an eye on the Thomas Cook situation?
If they do collapse, does that mean that Condor will cease all flights as well?

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by JamesRenard
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

B6611 JFK-LAS (A321) diverted to PIT, just saw it fly over our house on approach.

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by JamesRenard
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

From today's OAG thread, WN has slightly beefed up service to DAL, FLL and RSW for December.
Potential for permanent x2 daily to DAL next year?

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by JamesRenard
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Per Seth Miller on Twitter, Franklin/Oil City and Hagerstown are being dropped from the EAS program effective October 18th. https://twitter.com/wandrme/status/1166008151461810179?s=21 Southern currently serves both towns from PIT, as well as HGR-BWI. Confirmed here: https://www.regulations.gov/docu...

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by JamesRenard
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Good to see G4 resuming the PIT-PBI service and making it year round this time. Finally some stability after all the previous carriers coming and going.

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by JamesRenard
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

JamesRenard wrote:
AS922, SEA-BWI B739 also diverting to PIT.

UA752, DEN-BWI B739 is currently holding north of MGW.

UA752 didn't divert in the end and continued to BWI.

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by JamesRenard
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more
Replies: 51
Views: 6536

Re: East coast storms: 8/7/2019, diversions and more

AA700 SFO-PHL and AA1781 DEN-PHL were holding east of PIT and are now diverting away to the north west. Might be heading to CLE?

NK202 DFW-BWI looks to be diverting to PIT.

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by JamesRenard
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

AS922, SEA-BWI B739 also diverting to PIT.

UA752, DEN-BWI B739 is currently holding north of MGW.

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by JamesRenard
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I had a look at Google Flights to see if there'd been any changes. I saw that AA has once again extended mainline service on the PIT-LGA and PIT-DCA routes, with E190 flights operating up until 11/1 and 11/2 respectively. I did a search for PIT-SJU and... nothing. Google doesn't have anything, and G...

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by JamesRenard
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I'm just happy that DE will be coming back next year after flying a season without subsidies.

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by JamesRenard
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

It looks as though 28R/10L is closed at the moment. I watched some takeoffs and landings on Thursday and Sunday, aircraft were using 28L/10R and 28C/10C both days.

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by JamesRenard
Sat Jun 22, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I pulled up the scheduled service table from September 2018. Here are all the American flights that were on it, and how September 2019 compares in parentheses. The Mon-Fri number is the total number of weekday flights in one week, the total number is all flights over four weeks: ⋅ BOS: Mon...

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by JamesRenard
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

AA's mainline service to LGA and DCA was recently extended through to Oct 2nd, so all of September is now covered. LGA-PIT has one flight with an E190, while DCA-PIT has two. Neither airport had any mainline service at all during 2018. That's definitely a capacity boost.

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by JamesRenard
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Ultimate's website no longer shows Pittsburgh, Manassas or Currituck County as destinations on their booking page. Did they scrap the flights already?

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by JamesRenard
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

DL's PIT-RDU service started today. DL5896 is currently en route.

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by JamesRenard
Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

-With a 94% LF on F9, look for them to drop that route for next year. :lol: Right! Being serious, I think F9 should up this route too. On another note, lack of flights to PBI is one of the more frequent complaints I've seen lately from Pittsburgh travelers online. PIT-PBI just can't get a break. WN...

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by JamesRenard
Fri May 17, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I had a look through the Via Air thread and read about the many flight cancellations. It's really not looking good for the airline. I decided to see if any of the flights out of PIT were still scheduled on their website. BHM is apparently still running and BDL is still supposed to start on July 22. ...

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by JamesRenard
Thu May 16, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Just a side note, the previous yearly population estimates for Pittsburgh get adjusted each time they bring out a new estimate (why they do this, I have no idea). With the exception of 2011, each year since the 2010 census has had an upward revision in the 2017 estimates: 2012 estimate: 306,211 - 20...

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by JamesRenard
Sun May 05, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

UA is also increasing frequency on IAH-PIT from 5x to 6x daily according to the OAG thread.

Checking Google Flights, the mainline flights on IAH-PIT and EWR-PIT are staying intact.

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by JamesRenard
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

March 2019 passenger numbers are out, a 1.6% increase from last year. Domestic is up by 2%, while international is down by 14.8%. http://www.flypittsburgh.com/getattachment/Newsroom/Airport-Statistics/March-2019-Short-E-Mail-Report.pdf.aspx?lang=en-US I'm pleasantly suprised, I was worried that pass...

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by JamesRenard
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

ViaAir is temporarily reducing frequency on BHM-PIT from mid-May until the end of June - going from 4x to 2x weekly. Not a great sign considering the route only started 11 days ago...

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by JamesRenard
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Gsasala wrote:
I see that JetBlue is starting flights from Boston and New York to London in 2021

Wonder if they'll bring back JFK-PIT?

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by JamesRenard
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I don't understand AA at all. They've been downgrading the one daily JFK-PIT to smaller and smaller aircraft over the past few years, then cut the service completely for April. Now it's jumping up to 4x daily flights starting in November.

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by JamesRenard
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Some bad news dropped today that could affect 9X out of PIT. The DOT put out an order that tentatively terminates the EAS eligibility of some airports. Those affected include FKL, HGR and MGW. Order can be found here: https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOT-OST-2002-11450-0148 In order to be elig...

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by JamesRenard
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Domestic passenger numbers for December 2018 were released yesterday on the BTS/Transtats website. Top ten destinations from PIT for 2018 with passenger numbers: ⋅ ATL, 445,306 ⋅ ORD, 323,446 ⋅ CLT, 286,436 ⋅ MCO, 259,192 ⋅ BOS, 216,438 ⋅ D...

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by JamesRenard
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

According to the OAG report, 9X is adding an additional flight (in some cases two flights) to the MGW-PIT route.

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by JamesRenard
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Boutique Air has been tentatively awarded the EAS contract at MSS after the shenanigans with SkyWest. However, they will only fly to BOS, with no service to BWI or PIT.

In other EAS-related news, the contracts for HGR and LNS expire at the end of the month and they still haven't been renewed yet.

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by JamesRenard
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Looks like Skywest scuttled their plans for EAS service at MSS. Perhaps this opens the door again for Boutique Air? IIRC they proposed two routes, one of which was PIT-MSS. Yup, Boutique proposed three different options out of MSS: BOS by itself, BOS and BWI, and BOS and PIT. PIT would have receive...

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by JamesRenard
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Really strong winds in the region today. I went to see some of the landings today, and had to battle the wind gusts just to stay on my feet.
UA3535 EWR-CLE (E175) was diverted to PIT, and UA4293 IAH-PIT (ERJ-145) aborted its first landing attempt, but succeeded second time around.

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by JamesRenard
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Some BTS data for Nov '18 got released today. https://www.transtats.bts.gov/airports.asp?pn=1&Airport=PIT&carrier=FACTS A couple of interesting things: ⋅ PHL, formerly the #1 destination from PIT, has now dropped out of the top 10 destinations altogether ⋅ FLL has entered...

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by JamesRenard
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

WN is temporarily making HOU-PIT 2x daily (1x daily on Saturdays however) in April, to make a total of 13x weekly flights.

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by JamesRenard
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Well, it's official: PIT's not getting 4B service to MSS under the Essential Air Service. The contract was given to Skywest, who will fly to ORD and IAD.

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by JamesRenard
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

The EAS contracts for HGR and LNS are up for renewal by the end of March. So far, Southern and Boutique have submitted proposals at both airports, but no decision has been made yet.
If Southern lose out to Boutique, it could free up some of their aircraft for more non-EAS routes.

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by JamesRenard
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

I had a look at Southern's site, PIT-MTD flights appear as early as tomorrow, even though they can't be booked. In fact, none of the flights are bookable. I guess Southern is still tweaking things? Preliminary schedule: Sun 9X1794: Dep PIT 16:05, Arr MDT 17:25 9X1795: Dep MDT 17:45, Arr PIT 19:05 Mo...

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by JamesRenard
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Second tier cities to get Transatlantic service
Replies: 49
Views: 5104

Re: Second tier cities to get Transatlantic service

PIT and CHS are BA's newest additions in the USA, both starting service to LHR later this year. I'd say both are second tier cities.

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by JamesRenard
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Shutdown disruption on Aviation
Replies: 45
Views: 6363

Re: Shutdown disruption on Aviation

Is the shutdown affecting the renewal of Essential Air Service contracts?

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by JamesRenard
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

G4 has stopped PIT-JAX from Jan 7th until Feb 15th. Anyone know what's up with that?

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by JamesRenard
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

Via Air has removed Pittsburgh from their route map. It seems they updated the route map too soon. Not that it means anything at all given the website, but Via Air has also disappeared from PIT’s Wikipedia page Given that we didn't have any start dates, it shouldn't have been on PIT's wiki page to ...

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by JamesRenard
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

As much as it's great to hear about new airlines and destinations coming to PIT, I'm worried VC is going to be OneJet 2.0. They just recently added CAE less than two weeks ago, and it looks like they're adding PIT, MEM, BHM and RDU all at once. I feel like they're expanding too rapidly. They also ha...

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by JamesRenard
Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 1536
Views: 216732

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2019

My predictions for 2019: AA drops JFK and RDU completely, with DL commencing service to the latter DL also adds BDL to replace the service lost after J1's collapse WN adds MCI after J1's exit from the market 4B expands its presence at PIT, adding MSS and taking HGR away from 9X G4 adds AZA and AVL O...

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by JamesRenard
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 211581

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Call me crazy, but Wow might be able to make PIT work profitably with the A-320... Without service to CLE and DTW, we (PIT) capture that audience again, and we might be a good catchment point for them. I don't see why not (assuming WOW remains solvent). Summertime load factors were about 90% using ...

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by JamesRenard
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 211581

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

November's passenger traffic numbers were released. http://www.flypittsburgh.com/newsroom/news-releases/passenger-traffic-up-more-than-five-percent-at-(1) 2018's year-to-date figure is 8,887,108, which is up 7.80% from 2017's year-to-date figure of 8,243,941. Nov 2018 had 821,583 passengers pass thr...

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by JamesRenard
Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 211581

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

From today's OAG thread, in April: ⋅ DFW-PIT AA drops from 5x to 4x daily, matching last year's service ⋅ ORD-PIT AA increases from 6x to 7x daily flights, two flights more than last year ⋅ JFK-PIT AA loses all service for the month, but returns to 1x daily in May I'm n...

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by JamesRenard
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 211581

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

Allegiant resumed their seasonal PIT-SJU service today after it was suspended for the 2017/2018 winter season.

Flights G41420 and G41421 were operated by an A319.

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by JamesRenard
Fri Dec 14, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Skewered By Local Media Over Incentives
Replies: 50
Views: 6358

Re: PIT Skewered By Local Media Over Incentives

Meanwhile, Condor will be starting their 3rd year of operation from PIT in 2019, subsidy-free. Not true according to media. $500,000 to Condor for seasonal Germany service https://triblive.com/local/allegheny/14102853-74/airline-investments-off-limits-to-allegheny-county-airport-authority-board Fro...

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by JamesRenard
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Skewered By Local Media Over Incentives
Replies: 50
Views: 6358

Re: PIT Skewered By Local Media Over Incentives

Biggest issues with that article: ⋅ Doesn't mention that Delta's PIT-CDG route ran for several years after the initial subsidy period. ⋅ The article only focuses on WOW's deal with Icelandair falling through and ignores the ongoing talks with Indigo Partners. Meanwhile, Condor wi...

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by JamesRenard
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 211581

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

UA is swapping mainline back and forth between IAD and IAH over the next few months: ⋅ From Dec 19th to Jan 7th, IAD has daily A320 service, then from Jan 8th it alternates between the A319 (Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri), A320 (Sat), B737-700 (Tue) and B737-900 (Sun) from Jan 8th until mainline serv...

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by JamesRenard
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018
Replies: 2023
Views: 211581

Re: PIT Update Discussion Thread - 2018

F9's booking window on Google Flights has been extended to Aug 11th:

  • MCO and SAN have no further flights beyond Jan 4th.
  • PBI has no service past Apr 27th.
  • DEN does continue, and increases from 2x to 3x weekly from May.

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