Cubsrule wrote:Delta28L wrote:Josh32121 wrote:I understand this conversation started out talking about DL response to increased service levels at PNS and VPS, but why is ECP not in this discussion since it serves a segment of the same beaches and is yet another alternative to access this region? It seems the fragmentation among each of these airports keeps any one of them from being the standout, but I suppose each one is so small that they quickly get capacity-constrained. And they're each about 60 miles apart so they have slightly different catchment areas. Just wondered why that third airport wasn't in the conversation to begin with (?). Are the likes of NK/G4/F9 scared away from ECP because WN is there?
No SWA has operations at all the panhandle airports. NK has a big operations at PNS that they just started. G4 has a big base of operations at VPS and F9 is focusing on other operations.
ECP is a bit different from PNS and VPS because its traffic lacks the business and military component. When it opened it was sort of the LFC airport for the entire Panhandle, but that’s not really true anymore.
Idk about ECP not having a military component. I've had numerous MD-88s taxi out at MTOW to/from ECP and years ago PFN full of bags from Tyndall AFB.