Could the convenience, larger choice of flights and airlines, etc. at IND eventually "kill off" FWA air traffic? This year I've found it more convenient, more affordable, etc. to fly nonstop on WN to IND than fly via connections to FWA (even though FWA is my old hometown to which I travel...Jump to post
Do you have a source, or did you hear by word of mouth? EDIT: Found it https://twitter.com/INDairport/status/892504836863909888 seems like a pretty big event, considering the G4 execs will be there http://mailchi.mp/iedc/advisory-state-city-to-join-global-company-to-break-ground-on-new-facility-in-...Jump to post
A little bit of news about DL upgauging FWA-ATL: The FWACAA is in talks with DL to do it given high loads and yields that are making the CR2 inadequate, and likely because AA upgauged FWA-CLT to the CR7. But don't hold your breath for mainline: it's a given that SkyWest would continue to operate FWA...Jump to post
It could be for one of the next Tesla Gigafactories. He said more locations will be announced before the end of this year. The one in Nevada is on a 2,800 acre site (much of it still undeveloped though). I think you hit the nail on the head. Indiana is a huge auto manufacturing state (GM, Toyota, F...Jump to post
I believe that there is room for a GYY service entry with a bit more breadth than what's been done in the past. Unfortunately, I usually envision it as part of a larger LCC such as G4 or F9 (or a merged entity). A standalone GYY carrier might have a chance if it plays to the communities near to it ...Jump to post
[twoid][/twoid] If he wants to do a JetAmerica/GYY thing, I'd like to see that be executed. An outlier would be something hubbed at IND. I'm guessing that the only successful routes would be GYY-VCV and IND-GYR, but I'm all for trying someone new. With the money that the State of Indiana has given t...Jump to post
Pretty sure the only way you can start an airline nowadays in Europe and America is if another one closes down. That might be the thinking Surack has behind SweetJet... enough industry consolidation has happened that there's now room for new entrants. Remember that a lot of B6's growth came from TW...Jump to post
Chuck Surack, the head of the massive Sweetwater music empire and owner of one of the largest helicopter fleets in northern Indiana, is considering a startup airline codenamed "SweetJet". Although Sweetwater is based in FWA, there's no word as to what the home base(s) will be or whether it...Jump to post
Norwegian has expressed interest in SBN with the A321LR now that the airport has a Customs facility and will have FIS shortly (the delays were due to USDA incineration rules). SBN-DUB has been mentioned, and given on-airport train access to Chicago via the South Shore Line, I could see Norwegian pul...Jump to post
The 767-400ER was built as a result of a joint request by DL and CO to replace their L-1011 and DC-10 fleets, respectively. DL was already a large 767 operator that could take advantage of fleet commonality, while CO was simply looking for a replacement for the DC-10 fleet that they were using to Eu...Jump to post
As far as the customs facility goes I heard it is down to the USDA. Apparently finding ways to dispose of banned food stuffs and garbage is a difficult task. How hard is that. Just put a dumpster out back and trash it. I suppose the dumpster would have to have certain specs and be ADA compliant. US...Jump to post
No NOTAM issued either. I wonder if it's the feds, the SJCAA, or both at fault here because something like this wouldn't have happened at FWA or IND. I think both the FWACAA and the IAA are better run than the SJCAA. How else can you explain the fact that the "SBN-DFW is just around the corner...Jump to post
SBN has a new travel agency in place at the airport. No word on when the FIS will open. As far as the customs facility goes it is very strange that the SBN GAF is allegedly open but there was no press release by the airport nor any mention of the facility being open on the CBP website. Leave it to ...Jump to post
By the end of this year, the only G4 bases with the MD-80 will be LAS and SFB. By 2019, the last MD-80s will be retired, and LAS will be the last base - largely because of the unique way LAS calculates landing fees. Most airports calculate landing fees by aircraft weight, while LAS uses aircraft typ...Jump to post
Fort Wayne, IN, has 250,000 population (about 400,000 MSA), and is served by 2 airports: Fort Wayne International (FWA) for airline service (G4, AA, UA, DL) and Smith Field (SMD) for GA aircraft. SmithAir747 Also in FWA's catchment area: Warsaw (ASW), population 14,280 and home to bizjets for Zimme...Jump to post
I'll leave this here, it was posted in another Baltia/US Global thread. Interesting perspective and blunt honesty from Koulouris https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/2017/05/15/can-boeing-767-flights-from-stewart-field-to-paris-and-tel-aviv-enable-a-startups-success/?c=0&s=Wanderlust Noticed th...Jump to post
To your point, DAY-CVG and FNT-DTW were both big for DL during this time as they had to compete with fares to DAY and FNT...so you had people driving from CVG to fly DAY-CVG-XXX. Believe at one point DAY-CVG was a 757 and FNT-DTW may still be a 717 All of CMH/IND/DAY/LEX/SDF-CVG-XXX were mainline f...Jump to post
AA uses Sabre for their PSS, and chose it over SHARES during the US merger. That isn't changing. What AA is doing is ending the option of the command line Sabre interface and requiring employees to use Qik. Qik is simply a graphical user interface for Sabre and SHARES (fun fact: the Sabre version wa...Jump to post
I had been wondering a few days ago about an airport or airline that got a very high percentage or even most of its passengers from outside its traditional home turf. I'm not talking about major metros drawing from smaller areas so much like the small amount of DFW pax that come from the OKC area: I...Jump to post
In other SBN news, the General Aviation US Customs facility (GAF) opened last month. The FIS is just waiting final approval from the USDA and it should open shortly. what routes do you expect to open Once they get the FIS open they will be talking to airlines about twice weekly service to Cancun. A...Jump to post
FedEx has a long history of getting into markets before the competition and when the markets are young. FedEx had direct US-China route authorities five years before UPS did. As a result, FedEx positioned themselves as the leader in US-China air cargo long before everyone was doing it. I could easil...Jump to post
A second IND-SFO makes sense, even with AS entering the market, because the fast-growing tech community in Indy has embraced UA's IND-SFO service. Hopefully the second flight allows for better connections to UA's massive Asian network from SFO, which AS cannot duplicate even with their partners.Jump to post
But on a different note, I wouldn't be surprised if North Korea seizes some KE and OZ jets and repaints them in Air Koryo colors at the beginning of such a war, a la Iraqi Airways-livery KU jets. If there is a war and North Koreans are invading you will likely see KE/OZ get their jets out of Seoul ...Jump to post
If you've seen how "reliable" North Korea's missile systems have been in testing, any such war between North and South Korea will end fast and that it will be North Korea that agrees to unconditional surrender. And a DL/KE JV could be key to helping American companies and American supplier...Jump to post
What is their model? It looks like their routes were planned by a squirrel. I tend to think OAG will be accurate in these cases. This isn't the first time MYR has failed. SAV and VPS seem like bad route additions from IND. There are just no passenger numbers to justify those. AUS and JAX may be doa...Jump to post
There's upgauging, and there's gate utilization. End gate-squating - turn them into CUTE gates. Compare passengers per day per date at LHR versus the airports mentioned by the OP. Going to CUTE is what FWA did a few years ago when there was gate gridlock and they handled 550,000 pax/year. FWA didn'...Jump to post
Will Southwest Airlines revive service at Jackson-Evers international Airport again? Southwest Airlines was at JAN between 1997 and 2014. JAN still has nonstops to Chicago (via ORD on UA), Houston (via IAH on UA), and Washington, D.C. (via DCA on AA), but no longer has nonstops to BWI or Orlando. T...Jump to post
The problem with TOL is that its airport is not necessary. Nearly the entire Toledo-area population is within 40-60 minutes drive time from DTW and the lion's share of the population will spend the extra half hour on the road in exchange for a direct flight, greater frequency & lower fares. Con...Jump to post
TOL-CLT is the ideal route for AA for a very simple reason: DL isn't in TOL per se. They serve Toledo via DTW. And as a result, there's no ATL service and TOL hasn't seen southern hub access from the Great Recession until now. And ORD is far too out of the way from the south for many to consider TO...Jump to post
TOL-CLT is the ideal route for AA for a very simple reason: DL isn't in TOL per se. They serve Toledo via DTW. And as a result, there's no ATL service and TOL hasn't seen southern hub access from the Great Recession until now. And ORD is far too out of the way from the south for many to consider TOL...Jump to post
Did SBN offer incentives for AA, because if not I think the new incentives proposed by Gov. Holcomb could be helpful in getting those flights out west, I agree the E175 would be an ideal aircraft. SBN was hoping for a SCASD grant for 2 ERJ-145s per day to DFW - $500,000 with $1.5 million in matchin...Jump to post
I like the outside the box thinking, but I think it is highly unlikely, but if it were to happen it would be DAL. SBN would first need to get flights to SEA, which is unlikely unless they decide to make SEA a super-hub. Second, at least thirty other cities would get service to DAL before SBN. Third...Jump to post
The needs of the various airports are interesting. IND's need, of course, is a flight to LHR and/or FRA. That's the worst-kept secret in the state's aviation industry. Unless you try to ship yourself via FedEx, you can't go to Europe nonstop from Indy. For domestic service, I could see G4 adding the...Jump to post
I'm shocked that to this day, G4 hasn't started IND-AZA. If they can make it work from CVG (and if you want to throw in smaller markets, SBN and FWA), they can make it work from IND. Yes, WN is on the IND-PHX route and AA flies the route as well, but there's no ULCC flying to either Phoenix airport...Jump to post
I'm shocked that to this day, G4 hasn't started IND-AZA. If they can make it work from CVG (and if you want to throw in smaller markets, SBN and FWA), they can make it work from IND. Yes, WN is on the IND-PHX route and AA flies the route as well, but there's no ULCC flying to either Phoenix airport ...Jump to post
WN's massive TPA presence.. Indeed, it's absolutely MASSIVE! (By FWA standards. I hear Lincoln Financial has a big presence there.) WN has over 36% of the TPA market. May not seem like much on a percentage basis, but even then WN has twice the share of #2 AA. And WN has Airside C almost all to itse...Jump to post
No, no, and no. First, when WN does split-airport operations, it's from airports farther away from DFW than DAL, in congested metros from a road perspective (LAX/SNA/ONT/BUR/LGB) or are in a slot-restricted market (NYC). After WN merged with FL, you'll notice that SRQ went away because they didn't w...Jump to post
From reinstatement in 2000 until just last year, AA's FWA-DFW was on an ER4, a 2 hour 40 minute flight. I took that lawn dart many times when it was used. Although I'm probably FWA's strongest cheerleader on here, I'll admit that the experience of this flight was enough to send the claustrophobic to...Jump to post
Looks like things might come full circle in Indiana as Air Wisconsin is moving back to supporting United Express flying out of ORD with 50 CRJ2's. I wonder if they will replace Expressjet flying at SBN and FWA and if there is a possibility of SBN and FWA EWR flying to be upgraded to a Skywest CRJ70...Jump to post
Rdh3e wrote:FWAERJ wrote:toltommy wrote:What, no ORD-TOL? C'mon....
These cities are just the beginning of UA's ORD expansion. Kirby hinted at 20 new cities from ORD in the months ahead.
When was this? Do you have a link?
toltommy wrote:What, no ORD-TOL? C'mon....
What would you do with the $5mil 2 year Gov Holcomb is proposing? Does enough demand exist for a 2x daily to IND from FWA, SBA and EVV on it’s own or as a feeder for TATL flights? IND between EVV, FWA, and SBN gets tried for a while and then dropped. After it is but a distant memory to the ancient ...Jump to post
To mainline or dual class regional jets? Don't expect mainline at either SBN or FWA anytime soon. SkyWest has MX bases that can handle the CR7 and CR9 at both airports. Irregardless, Local DGS folks at SBN have been pushing for at least 1 SBN-ATL flight on a B717. For quite some time, the FWACAA ha...Jump to post
jetskipper wrote:freakyrat wrote:Delta is upguaging SBN-ATL flights in the 3rd qtr of 2017.
To mainline or dual class regional jets?
Congratulations to FWA as a 16-year-old passenger record is broken, even after the end of PHL: http://fwairport.com/news/growth-continues-at-fort-wayne-international-airport-in-2016 727,896 combined pax traveled in and out of FWA in 2016. For reference purposes, there were 360,010 enplanements durin...Jump to post