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by mariner
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future of ISP
Replies: 334
Views: 39099

Re: The Future of ISP

Something at ISP, given its location, should work, but not sure if its F9. Maybe SY, G4, or a new start up? I think Allegiant is a pipe dream - unless they've had an extreme change of heart. They tried PGD-ISP back in 2014 (?) and it failed. If it doesn't work for Frontier it isn't going to work fo...

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by mariner
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines 2017 Total Load Factors
Replies: 23
Views: 3317

Re: Frontier Airlines 2017 Total Load Factors

Pulled from USDOT data these are Frontier Airline's load factors by station and route. BUF started late in the year, but apparently did quite well, but SJU's high performance is interesting given the hurricanes.4 Good stuff. That must have been a lot of work. I share your enthusiasm (surprise?) at ...

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by mariner
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier to start service to Portland, Maine
Replies: 39
Views: 5027

Re: Frontier to start service to Portland, Maine

Don't get me wrong, I would love to see F9 do well at RDU. However, they entered cities like ATL/TTN/MIA/CLE/MDW/COS/etc with a bunch of routes, but pulled back just as fast as they came. I hope RDU works out like CVG, which has continued to grow steadily and will see a lot of connections this summ...

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by mariner
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 62544

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

cvgComair wrote:
I wouldn't look much into the adds unless they stick around another year.


Seems like a reasonable assumption to me, but as I said, each to their own.

mariner

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by mariner
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 62544

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

Looks like they had three routes, DEN/TTN/ILG. As I said earlier, that was a mistake on my part, I thought it grew bigger. ORD is a better example, F9 has gutted their routes there many times. "Gutted"? Oh, well, if that's how you see it. They fly nearly twenty or so routes out of ORD, wh...

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by mariner
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 62544

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

Midwestindy wrote:
I think you inadvertently proved his point


How so? They only ever had one route out of MDW and briefly TTN/ILG but they already knew they were transferring to ORD.

mariner

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by mariner
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 62544

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

[They used to, but it looks like they only operated a handful of routes. It was kind of hard to see on the route map because they had a very large focus city in ORD as well. ORD is probably a better example as they have cut a bunch there as well. No, they only ever operated DEN-MDW. They swapped MD...

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by mariner
Thu Apr 05, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 62544

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

cvgComair wrote:
I hope RDU doesn't end up like ATL/CLE/TTN/COS/MDW/etc where they came in with a bunch of flights and pulled out as quickly as they came.


Um - Frontier doesn't fly to Midway.

mariner

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by mariner
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 62544

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

I wish I had a dime for every time some smart a.netter said that about Frontier destinations.

Well, maybe, but it is clear that RDU, for example, is becoming an east coast focus city.

mariner

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by mariner
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018
Replies: 548
Views: 40801

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - April 2018

Side note: I did notice one quote from Buller district mayor Garry Howard: "Air New Zealand has lost its status as our national carrier because it's not a provincial service provider, it has decided to it's a volume provider out of the cities and I personally believe they will regret this.&quo...

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by mariner
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 44025

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

Haven't fact checked but I think the outpatient clinics would be at Grey Base Hospital, and the DHB traffic would be specialist doctors flying in for the day to do those outpatient clinics, so they'll be wanting either Greymouth or Hokitika rather than Westport. Greymouth is a possibility, too. CEO...

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by mariner
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 44025

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

Why are the routes CHC - HKK and WSZ - WLG? Why not CHC - WSZ, or WLG - HKK? :scratchchin: . That's the the route which NZ dropped and Sounds took over - WLG-WSZ. I believe the route from HKK is CHC. At some point, somewhere in the future, perhaps WSZ-CHC will be added by Sounds - when they have mo...

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by mariner
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 44025

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

We're starting to play in dangerous territory here, this is one place without and air link that would be hurt.Especially in winter. HKK serves the entire West Coast so if removed would be a real kick in the guts. Sounds Air flies to Westport which is on the West Coast. According to Garry Howard, ma...

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by mariner
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air New Zealand announces ORD-AKL
Replies: 80
Views: 14821

Re: Air New Zealand announces ORD-AKL

I hate to be pedantic, but New Zealand is not part of any continent. It is two large and approximately 600 small islands. It is true, that geologically speaking, it forms part of mostly sunken continent called Zealandia, but that is not relevant for the purposes of aviation. I assume the "cont...

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by mariner
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does F9 still fly to DCA?
Replies: 31
Views: 4301

Re: Why does F9 still fly to DCA?

What a strange question asked by the OP. Just because Sun Country has exited DCA, Frontier should? As I recall, Spirit exited DCA (in favor iof BWI?) long ago. Frontier would pay ready money - although probably not enough - to get more DCA slots if any were available, just as it would pay ready mone...

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by mariner
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 44025

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

Mmmmm........ no. Without wanting to embark on yet another endless debate on semantics; an investment usually describes a considered, financially prudent share purchase for the purpose of capital gain. This "investment" - if we must call it that - was purely performed for the purpose of s...

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by mariner
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 44025

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

So you picked the worse review to compare, you do realize this article was written by the sun in the UK which is notorious for its misrepresenting of the truth. I would not take what this fool has to say seriously, Perhaps you need more reviews before making a judgement, overall the comments from p...

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by mariner
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 44025

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

There's been a huge to-do about the new Qantas service, PER-LHR, and rightly - the first time the two continents are been served by commercial aircraft, one of the longest flights in the world. But there is a downside and since NZ plans to join that long haul club, there's no point in ignoring it. B...

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by mariner
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 44025

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

I wonder what he means by this - PSO subsidies to maintain the likes of AKL - KAT? Does anyone know how Barrier Air is going? What he means by this is that Kaitaia is a town of less than 5000 people an hours drive from a bigger regional airport at KKE. As such, Barrrier is doing oaky, but only okay...

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by mariner
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 44025

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

don't pretend it is just like any other private entity It is just like any other equity. The majority owners - the crown = draws healthy dividends every year. If they had changed the name - New Zealand Airways, say - it would have been the same thing. A new company with new capitalisation. mariner

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by mariner
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 44025

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

Kashmon wrote:
when you get bailed out by your nanny state government then there is a moral responsibility.


And do you know how many times that loan has been paid back? How much money the "nanny state" has made from the deal?

mariner

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by mariner
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 44025

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

The hoo-haa goes on: https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/checkpoint/audio/2018637516/air-nz-has-lost-the-identity-as-nz-s-national-carrier "Air NZ ‘has lost the identity as NZ’s national carrier’ The solution that two mayors have proposed (Whakatane and Buller District) is that NZ int...

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by mariner
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 44025

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

This all in the midst of NZ's NZD 500k-sponsored Obama visit - utter disaster! That's a bit hyperbolic. Mostly, it's the media trying to stir up a tempest, and the sad thing is that in their rush to denounce NZ these knockers are knocking the airlines that replaced them - apart from Buller District...

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by mariner
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 44025

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

This post was supposed to be an edit. LOL

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by mariner
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 44025

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

A former Far North mayor has jumped on the band wagon: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12017923 "Message from the Far North to Air NZ: 'You've got the bloody money to fly to Kaitaia' And there you have it, in a nutshell - NZ should use its profits to subs...

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by mariner
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 44025

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

NZ6 wrote:
Is PPQ really hard done by?


No, not at all.

But if someone wants to fly it, why shouldn't they? Or, more germanely, why does it have to be NZ? I think Chathams Air stands a pretty good shot at it and I wish them nothing but luck if they decide to go for it.

mariner

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by mariner
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 44025

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

That said, it's always open to the government to negotiate a "public service obligation" with NZ which would specify exactly which services the government wanted to protect, and how any losses on these routes would be addressed. But that hasn't happened, and until it does, government mini...

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by mariner
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 44025

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

I find it strange that this angle hasn't been discussed more here, as well as in the general media, including the arguable deception of the open day sponsorship and statement, as well as the comparatively low termination notice period, among other failings. All of this from the airline that constan...

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by mariner
Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 44025

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

It's disingenuous to blame NZ for failing to meet an obligation that they haven't had imposed on them. And if government, as the major shareholder, wants to impose obligations on NZ to take on specific routes, then it can do so but there will need to be a financial quid pro quo or the 49% non-state...

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by mariner
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 44025

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

So a company that is owned by the Crown and has been bailed out by taxpayers throws a hissy fit because a politician expresses an opinion From my perspective, it's the Minister, Shane Jones, who threw the hissy fit first. He's the Minister for Regional Economic Development, but he doesn't seem to u...

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by mariner
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 44025

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

Oh I 100% agree, I just hope CV can pull the required loads with the required minimum yield without the 'perks' (Lounges, Points, Connections etc etc). My only concern is WLG. There are some really cheap flights ex WLG and a fantastic lounge for Koru/Eilite members. The commute is long, but many co...

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by mariner
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 44025

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

I really hope not. On the other hand, I'm an optimist. I doubt that Air Chats would be going this unless they thought there's a quid in it. We seem to be at a point whereby - despite Shane Jones - the major (monopolist) airline is giving away small parts of its monopoly and is actively encouraging ...

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by mariner
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 44025

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/102 ... land-route

"Air Chathams 'very interested' in taking over Kāpiti-Auckland route"

It's quite an interesting read.

mariner
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Here you go:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/102 ... land-route

"Air Chathams 'very interested' in taking over Kāpiti-Auckland route"

It's quite an interesting read.

mariner

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by mariner
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 689
Views: 210687

Re: Airbus A320neo Family Production/Delivery Thread 2018

ikolkyo wrote:
Indeed, I meant to say F9, Frontier Airlines


I don't think you meant to say Frontier Airlines, either. They've transferred their order for 18 x A319Neo to A320Neo. They now have no A319Neo's on order.

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by mariner
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 44025

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

Let's see... NZ spits it at the 1900, withdraws fleet. Regions get anxious NZ will withdraw service. Nah no way not gonna happen. Then it happens - not filling enough seats. Plane's too big. Duh.Repeat when the Dash 8s go and they standardise on AT72s. I'd imagine Gisborne, Whangarei, Blenheim, Tim...

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by mariner
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 44025

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

Kiwirob wrote:
I could guarantee that the vast majority of people living in Auckland don't have a clue that this airport exists or that it offers scheduled flights.


Oh, probably.

I'm just saying that it's there.

mariner

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by mariner
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 44025

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

I don't think that Andrew Crawford, CEO of Sounds Air, has been quoted in full. He made some statements which could be construed as negative to Kapiti Coast, but then he made a statement which was more positive: https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/102118262/air-new-zealand-to-axe-flights-from-kpiti-...

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by mariner
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 44025

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

So my point is why do the regions and those anti NZ always complain when these decisions are made. Only when decisions negative to them are made and then usually only a few of the louder voices - for which the media is always looking. When decisions positive to them are made they'll be pleased. It'...

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by mariner
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 44025

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

I'm not so sure that aviation in New Zealand is truly a free market affair, or that if it is, it benefits us in all cases - for example, at Auckland Airport, little regulation around certain revenue streams and reporting has meant that the likes of parking fees are (unnecessarily) high, and accordi...

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by mariner
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 44025

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

Now if only someone could remind me that business is business etc. Ummm - business is business? I think its great that Air NZ is changing from the behemoth and is actively encouraging the small fry to take on routes which it has given up. I'm guessing it will be Air Chathams for the North Island an...

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by mariner
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 44025

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

Who's upset? The people who used it? - we'll that's nothing to worry about... hardly anyone is using it. :rotfl: That's the entire issue. I'm not sure why those who don't use it will be upset? Are you suggesting they are complaining about loosing something they don't use? Sure. An airport is a symb...

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by mariner
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 44025

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

planemanofnz wrote:
No - NZ has not dropped TUO.


It dropped WLG-TUO and Sounds Air has been flying the route since.

mariner

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by mariner
Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 44025

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

I question the Major in this, does he understand what is residents want? They're voting with their tickets. Everyone wants an easily accessible airport but they more prefer cheaper airfares and a small commute. Why is he not looking at how to make WLG more accessible? (rail connection etc) Of cours...

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by mariner
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The loneliest flight in the world?
Replies: 51
Views: 13284

Re: The loneliest flight in the world?

Arion640 wrote:
Yeah I must say - when I first saw this thread title the AKL-SCL came to mind..


Why not NZ's AKL-EZE?

mariner

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by mariner
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 62544

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

I believe F9 got some sort of incentives to open MIA since at the time there were no low-cost carriers whatsoever. I don’t know what the incentives were or if they’re still in effect, though. Anyone can get incentives for new service to MIA, not just low cost. http://www.miami-airport.com/library/p...

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by mariner
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 519
Views: 62544

Re: Frontier Airlines Network Thread 2018

F9's presence at ISP doesn't look promising if it can't keep ISP-ATL daily in the summer. Even F9 at TTN, NK at ACY is daily in the summer to ATL, and like those there is no DL or even a WN nonstop to cite as direct competitors. Well, maybe. Unlike some, I never try to predict what's going to happe...

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by mariner
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 44025

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

Air NZ has announced they're pulling out of Kapiti Coast (PPQ): http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12009408 Air New Zealand stops Kapiti Coast-Auckland daily flights "On withdrawal, Air New Zealand will extend support to any other airline that operates the route a...

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by mariner
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Will Make AUS a Hub?
Replies: 124
Views: 11795

Re: Who Will Make AUS a Hub?

Dominion301 wrote:
F9: They are trying, but nothing they do is very permanent --> F9 don't do hubs anymore.]


(a) DEN is a hub for Frontier.

(b) ORD? CVG? PHL? They as close to hubs as Frontier has ever come - apart, always, from DEN.

mariner

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by mariner
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 44025

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

I think NZ has taken a courageous and necessary step towards normalising the wonderful area down south. Video is great well done to all. This is not about the safety video! LOL. What we haven't been told much is how extensive NZ's research in Antarctica is, according to Sir Rob Fenwick of the NZ An...

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by mariner
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018
Replies: 588
Views: 44025

Re: New Zealand Aviation Thread - March 2018

Gasman wrote:
Your point being?


As I said in an earlier post, it's done and cannot be undone. NZ's relationship with Antarctica has changed.

About time, I say. but each tp their own.

mariner

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