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by Portlander
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Sounds like potential good news for New Haven's future and thanks for the explanation on the current runway situation. So with the possible 1000 foot extension on the southern end, does that mean there will be no more safety overruns as a trade off? Am looking forward to the appeal courts decision a...

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by Portlander
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Speaking of HVN, am a little confused with all of the issues concerning the airport's 5600 ft runway. It appears that various airlines have passed on starting service to New Haven due to the runway limitations. Am aware of the political battle during the past decade with the town of East Haven being...

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by Portlander
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Views: 88789

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Saw the article when it came out, wish it would have given some year to date numbers instead of percentages.

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by Portlander
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Views: 88789

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Thanks, not sure where you are finding these stats but can you share PWM's enplanements for the year through July 31? The Jetport handled 925,000 for CY 2017 and with the increased numbers I would assume it will break it's record and easily surpass 1 million.

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by Portlander
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Jay, I never cared for the Boston addition to the name but figured there were marketing experts who knew more than me on airport branding. I at least would have put Manchester ahead of Boston for civic pride sakes!

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by Portlander
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Views: 88789

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Thanks Hopper, thumbs up on the vintage photo from your youth. Forgot it was PWM-ALB-ATL instead of CVG, you are the PWM historian!

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by Portlander
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Hopper, I think I remember Delta having a 727 PWM-ALB-CVG route during the 1997-98 time frame also. You are correct, there was normally only one 757 RON with and occasional second if there was maintenance issue with the 727's.

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by Portlander
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

^ That would be disappointing especially considering all the infrastructure improvements (parking, runway, highway access) and the name change which I thought would help as a marketing tool. I still think Spirit or a similar type airline will find a home at MHT in the future.

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by Portlander
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Views: 88789

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

chrisnh, great question. As B7520S explained, Nashua is not part of the Boston MSA. However, Nashua, Concord and Manchester along with all points in between are part of Boston's CSA (combined statistical) which is basically a MUCH larger circle around the primary central city. Manchester, Providence...

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by Portlander
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Views: 88789

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Though there was some disagreement on the Government's logic when defining Portland and Manchester's MSA boundaries, Portland is the larger MSA by 121K. I totally agree that MHT has a higher population count to draw from if it pulls passengers from PSM, ORH and BOS areas. It was also stated previous...

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by Portlander
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Views: 88789

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

I agree with your father in law. Bangor in my opinion embodies the raw essence of a Maine urban center due to it's lumbering history and being the gateway to the northern woods. It has a lot of clout and serves as the hub city for all of northern and eastern Maine. Impressive airport for a city of o...

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by Portlander
Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Views: 88789

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Regardless on how the experts define the boundaries and they may be realistic to you, it is exactly what I stated between the two MSA's. In addition, I actually like the city of Manchester and have never had any negative comments on it's airport and fully understand the historical growth rate and th...

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by Portlander
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Portland does not count Portsmouth in it's MSA, Boston gets that prize!

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by Portlander
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Understand your point, but Manchester does get to include the second largest city in Northern New England (Nashua) in it's count and Portland's second biggest city in it's count is South Portland with only 24.000. I don't chose the boundary lines : )

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by Portlander
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Views: 88789

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

I have no problem with your source Jay, I'm using the same one. This "guy" is not wanting you to believe anything, the US Office of Management and Budget defines these CSA's and MSA's geographically and it based on a formula that must include a central city with a population of at least 50...

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by Portlander
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Views: 88789

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

You appear to reference Wikipedia so type in MSA's and you'll get the complete list. You are reading the wrong line on your source, "Metro" is the population you need for comparison purposes. You can also retrieve a list of CSA's (combined) which does not include Manchester because it is p...

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by Portlander
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Views: 88789

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Portland's MSA is ranked at #105 with a population of 532,083. Manchester's MSA is ranked at #131 with a population of 409,697 which includes Nashua. Portland's MSA growth since 2010 has been at 3.50% and Manchester at 2.24%. Lowell and Lawrence are large enough on their own would not use Manchester...

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by Portlander
Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Views: 88789

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

^ Well said! Portland's population 40 years ago (1980 census) was 61,500, the 2017 estimate places the population at 68,000 which shows a reversal of decline. Portland is no different than any other "gentrified" and thriving city. Education, career choice and income dictates what you can a...

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by Portlander
Sat Aug 18, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Views: 88789

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Portland is much larger than a typical city of around 70,000, especially when it comes to it's downtown core. It's land area of only 22 square miles will always limit the population count unless we annex South Portland which sadly will never happen. Portland's population peaked at 78,000 by the end ...

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by Portlander
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

^ You are correct, the physical space was there but funding to actually turn it into a Customs facility didn't materialize until around 2000-01. I was actually working for the TSA immediately after 9-11 and remember the contractors ripping out all of the Customs related equipment, walls, cubicles an...

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by Portlander
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

PWM's Customs offices were reconfigured and associated equipment removed shortly after 9-11 as the entire space was taken over by the TSA. Kind of sad because the Customs area was brand new and I don't think it ever had the chance to be used for what it was originally intended for.

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by Portlander
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Views: 88789

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Is there a way to find out PWM's enplanements through July for this year?

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by Portlander
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Surprising, because MHT's unofficial slogan is "never surrendering to bad weather" with it's 9250 ft runway. I can understand PWM having more weather/fog issues and cancellations with it's shorter runway and coastal location.

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by Portlander
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

May be wrong but I don't think PWM's catchment area goes any further south than the Kennebunk/Sanford area and maybe to Rochester, NH to the west. What MHT lost was the steady leakage from southern Maine prior to JetBlue and Southwest arriving in Portland. PWM's primary strength is now to the north ...

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by Portlander
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Frontier Airlines new service to Tampa and Fort Myers from PWM can't be positive news for Elite Airways, but am happy to see an airline finally become a player in the Maine to Florida market.

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by Portlander
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

The "blue" steel framework/trusses along the front of the terminal will also get a new coat of "grey" paint to better match the steel trim on the parking garage.

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by Portlander
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Views: 88789

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Great news, do you think it's due to Frontier's entry in to the Orlando market?

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by Portlander
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Views: 88789

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Just curious. The other day numerous flights to PWM were diverted due to a runway issue with a small plane. Do the passengers on those Portland bound flights count for PWM's enplanements or does MHT and BOS or any other airport they landed at get the credit?

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by Portlander
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

New Haven has had so much unfair opposition in it's attempt to lengthen it's 5600 ft runway, paving the overruns will hopefully help AA improve service in the future. New Haven has always been my favorite CT city and is also the birthplace of one of the finest female singers in the history of pop mu...

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by Portlander
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Nice marketing New Haven, good luck!

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by Portlander
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

The benefits of a 9250 ft runway which is an asset for MHT's growing cargo business. Still annoyed that LL Bean trucks their product to Manchester via UPS instead of utilizing PWM which is 90 miles closer. They market the Maine lifestyle but don't reward it's local airport, though I hear they do uti...

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by Portlander
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

^ The jetway/walkway (temporary gates 12-14) on the western end of the terminal is where a three gate expansion will take place a few years down the road. First priority was to extend the aprons on both ends with the eastern phase well underway and almost complete.

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by Portlander
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 88789

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Southwest could have built a profitable and loyal route to MCO from Maine if they would have given it proper marketing and consistent service over the past couple of years. I wish Frontier success and the extra flight in August to DEN hopefully means that future bookings are doing well. Not sure of ...

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by Portlander
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Views: 88789

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Wonder if SQ22 or any other moderator could add BGR and PSM to the thread title seeing both airports are larger than Worcester and New Haven? Maybe ORH has now passed PSM (CY17) thanks to JetBlue.

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by Portlander
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Views: 88789

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Revelation, brought up Nashua because 331spotter mentioned the city in an earlier post. Cities/downtowns/skyscrapers is one of my other hobbies, excellent observation on your end!

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by Portlander
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Views: 88789

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Nashua has truly benefited from the exodus of suburban Bostonians looking for greener pastures and a bang for buck lifestyle. Though it's current population is 87,000, Nashua's city proper was built and planned for an urban center of closer to 35,000 which is similar to the the size of Bangor. Where...

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by Portlander
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
Replies: 1004
Views: 88789

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

^ Well said, Portland is a boom town currently. The amount of projects under construction along with other developments preparing to break ground are impressive. At least 13 new structures have been built in the area bounded by Franklin, Newbury, Thames and Hancock Streets during the past decade whi...

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by Portlander
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Thanks for your input and sound logic!

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by Portlander
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

And runways at LGA are also 200 foot shorter than PWM. I realize that the cooler ambient temperatures and low altitude are positive factors in Portland's 7200 feet being adequate for most newer aircraft. But I've been told that a fully loaded aircraft topped off with fuel on a hot summer day would m...

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by Portlander
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Thanks Fex180, good catch! All of these airline/airport/equipment acronyms can get overwhelming. You are probably correct with PWM to Canada, poor marketing and "prop" aircraft didn't help with the YYZ route. What's your thoughts on WN's growth path from Portland? Is Houston feasible, runw...

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by Portlander
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Agree with Fex180, I don't think PWM needs or wants Allegiant. They've had issues with maintenance, inconsistent schedules and have earned a "fly by night" reputation. The airline tends to feed on underserved second and third tier markets and have been known to pull the plug quickly if the...

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by Portlander
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Views: 88789

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

Thanks for the response VS4ever. Though I am loyal to PWM, I wish success for MHT, BVT and BGR as I find any mainline service in particular to northern New England a positive for the entire region. I'm a firm believer that Portland's recent growth was fueled by it's terminal expansion, increasing dr...

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by Portlander
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018
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Views: 88789

Re: The Rest of New England (BDL/PVD/MHT/PWM/ORH/BTV/HVN) - 2018

With Worcester slowly becoming relevant with AA and B6 service, I wonder if it will have much of a negative effect on Manchester's future enplanements due to the short distance between the two markets. I have friends in the Fitchburg area that were always loyal to MHT, but now will use ORH due to co...

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