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DL Connection Increase Flight To GPT In December

Fri Jul 23, 2004 11:12 am

Hi Everyone,

I got great news for replacement with ATR-72 to CRJ-700 aircraft with all of those flights on GPT flight. It will be make more seat on their CRJ-700 aircraft and here it is:

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RE: DL Connection Increase Flight To GPT In December

Fri Jul 23, 2004 11:40 am

now that is some good news  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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RE: DL Connection Increase Flight To GPT In December

Fri Jul 23, 2004 11:54 am

I think it is good in this case as well, I guess more so when it is from a prop to a jet rather than BIG jet to small jet. I bet it means more in those parts of the country where weather is a factor. I grew up flying Metros, Jetstreams, Saabs and the such in California where there aren't the storms that pretty much the rest of the country must deal with during summer and winter. I always flew commuters to get in and out of my hometown to connect in LAX or SFO. This made those flights seem more like a fun beginning to a trip or a nice way to end one.
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RE: DL Connection Increase Flight To GPT In December

Fri Jul 23, 2004 12:53 pm

In addition, Gulfport has applied with DOT for a Small Community Service Grant. If they get the grant, they plan to use it so that Delta Connection can start DFW-GPT and MCO-GPT, two markets that airTran has dropped.
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RE: DL Connection Increase Flight To GPT In December

Fri Jul 23, 2004 10:13 pm

DL already flies DFW-GPT on weekends, but of course GPT wants the service daily. I kind of have doubts that GPT will win a SCASD grant as air service at GPT is pretty decent for a market its size and fares are reasonable thanks to Airtran.

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RE: DL Connection Increase Flight To GPT In December

Fri Jul 23, 2004 11:52 pm

I would have to say ATL-GPT is one of the busiest in ASA system. The loads are extremely high on daily basis. Unfortunately quite often we leave people behind on summer thunderstorm days and those ATRs are loaded to the max with not a pound to spare. Hopefully CRJ700 will have more flexibility.

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RE: DL Connection Increase Flight To GPT In December

Sat Jul 24, 2004 12:18 am

I agree, FlyPNS1, I can't see them getting the grant. They should be happy that they have service to places like Tampa and South Florida, especially for a city of their size, and lowfare service on top of that.

On a side note, was it you that posted a list of all the DOT Small Community grant applications? The archive search feature isn't cooperating with me. Do you possibly post that list again if you have it handy? I've been reading through some of the apps at DOT, but it is a lot to sort through. Thanks!
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RE: DL Connection Increase Flight To GPT In Decemb

Sat Jul 24, 2004 12:36 am

As a resident of the Gulf Coast and frequent traveler out of GPT and DLCX this is great news. Adding the CRJ700 is going to help out a bunch. ASA flights are always full and most of the time oversold in the mornings.

Sure would like to see daily DFW service instead of just the weekends and having a daily to MCO would be just as nice. I used AirTran on the that route when they had it; loads weren't that bad either.

Having the casinos and govt installations here have improved the service at this airport 100 fold in the last several years it seems.
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RE: DL Connection Increase Flight To GPT In December

Sat Jul 24, 2004 11:10 am

I can't take credit for the list...that goes to Ouboy79. But here it is:

Pocatello, ID $75,000 Horizon Retention of air service to Seattle
North Platte, NE $275,000 Great Lakes Marketing campaign
Port Angeles, WA $500,000 n/a Marketing campaign
Chattanooga, TN $750,000 Delta Dallas/Ft. Worth service
Gulfport-Biloxi, MS $1,000,000 Delta Convert Dallas to Daily, New service to Orlando
Cedar City, UT $1,000,000 Delta Revenue guarantee for fourth flight to Salt Lake City
Traverse City, MI $425,000 Delta Year-round Cincinnati Service
Sanford (Orlando), FL $1,500,000 Transmeridian, Pan Am, and Vacation Exp. New Service to Worcester, MA (TMA), Philadelphia and Hartford (Pan Am), and Charlotte and Cincinnati (Vacation Express).
Del Rio, TX $318,750 Continental Houston-Bush service via SkyWest
Albany, GA $500,000 US Airways Charlotte service
Elko, NV $222,000 Scenic Airlines Las Vegas service
Jackson, MS $250,000 none Pay for new website
Somerset, KY $1,019,000 Corporate Airlines Nashville service
Killeen, TX $350,000 none Marketing program
Farmington, NM $650,000 none Revenue guarantee for existing airlines
Jamestown-Chautauqua, NY $395,000 Mesa / Air Midwwest Resumption of 4th flight to Pittsburgh
Latrobe, PA $600,000 none Solidifying existing charter airlines and recruitment of new
Walla Walla, WA $250,000 Horizon Expand existing service to Seattle
Santa Rosa, CA $635,000 Horizon 3 daily flights to Los Angeles
Charlottesville, VA $270,000 US Airways Updated 4 props to 3 regional jets to Charlotte
Redding, CA $500,000 Horizon Dash 8 Q400 Service to Los Angeles twice a day
Salem, OR $500,000 Horizon 3 daily flights to Seattle
Madison, WI $207,000 Frontier 2 daily flights to Denver
Butte, MT $360,000 none Marketing program
Sarasota, FL $1,500,000 Confidential New low fare airline, confidential
Modest, CA $565,200 Horizon Los Angeles service
Logan City, UT $530,000 not disclosed Denver service
Sioux City, IA $609,800 not disclosed Low fare airline, lower fares on Northwest
Gunnison, CO $200,000 United & Continental Service to Denver and Houston-Bush
Champaign, IL $200,000 Delta Advertising campaign
Brownsville, TX $856,000 none Incentive program for additional service
San Angelo, TX $410,000 Continental Preserve service to Houston-Bush
Kalamazoo, MI $500,000 Delta Additional flight to Atlanta
Marquette, MI $700,000 American Eagle, Northwest Restore Minneapolis service, add RJs to Detroit and Milwaukee, Add 3rd RJ flight to Chicago and end one-stop service to Traverse City and Madison.
Eau Claire, WI $500,000 Midwest and Amtrak Service to Milwaukee
Sumter, SC $50,000 none Airport shuttle to Columbia, SC
Bloomington/Normal, IL / Champaign / Decatur / Marion / Moline / Quincy / Peoria / Rockford / Springfield $2,000,000 Delta, ATA, and other airlines Bloomington - West-bound low fare service; Champaign - Delta to Cincinnati; Decator - service to Kansas City; Marion - service to Memphis; Moline - marketing program ; Quincy - service to Kansas City; Peoria - more destinations; Rockford - more destinations ; Springfield - stimulate Chicago traffic
Lexington, KY $150,000 Northwest Minneapolis jet service
Newburgh, NY $203,000 Independence Air Washington service
Alpena, NY $583,046 Northwest Returning to 4 daily flights to Detroit, decoupling service on at least 1 flight.
Beckley & Lewisburg, WV $300,000 none Joint coordination of flight operations with new airlines
Stockton, CA $2,950,000 none Interstate air service study and incentives
Steamboat Springs, CO $500,000 none Incentive plan for airport other than Denver with fall RJ service
Ft. Smith, AR $173,000 none Market research
Bishop, CA $1,000,000 none New air service
Bangor, ME $261,425 3 unnamed Market study for additional service
Visalia, CA $200,000 none New replacement airline
Montrose, CA $800,000 none Route guarantees
Sioux Falls, SD $350,000 America West New Phoenix service via CRJs
Clovis, NM $700,000 Mesa Dallas Ft Worth
Casper, WY $250,000 Northwest
Huntsville, AL $479,950 none Website
Bryan / College Station, TX $100,000 none Market study
Bloomington, IL $850,000 not disclosed Low fare service to western US
Eagle, CO $494,250 Multiple Upgrade Chicago O'Hare and Houston-Bush service to 757, US Airways service to Philadelphia and Charlotte, Transmeridian 757 service to Columbus Ohio
Bridgeport, WV $500,000 none Washington DC service
Lynchburg, VA $500,000 none Washington-Dulles service
Waterloo, IA $550,000 Northwest Detroit service or additional RJ flights
Lancaster, PA $200,000 Mesa Revenue guarantee
Grand Rapids / Bemidji / Brainerd / Ely / Hibbing, MN $900,000 Liberty Air Start up funds for new airline
Stockton, CA $750,000 Skywest Los Angeles service 4 times daily
Richmond, VA $1,200,000 JetBlue or Southwest Revenue incentive for low fare airline
Baton Rouge, LA $500,000 none Washington, New York, Chicago, or Orlando service
Syracuse, NY $700,000 none Travel bank for low fares
Brunswick, GA $400,000 Delta / ASA More jets, nonstop service to another hub
Flint, MI confidential confidential confidential - *Flint is the only airport out of the filings that decided to keep all information from public view.
Ithaca, NY $500,000 US Airways Expanded service
Cedar Rapids, IA $836,611.69 ATA Connection Retention of ATA, new low fare service to western US, expand Las Vegas service
Camden, AR $300,000 none no reason explained
Abilene, TX $618,680 none Study for western hub service
Bowling Green, KY $185,000 none Study for commercial service
Worcester, MA $562,500 none Establish scheduled service in key markets
Paducah, KY $300,000 Delta and Northwest Detroit and Cincinnati service
Fort Dodge, IA $65,000 Northwest Study
Fort Wayne, IN $300,000 Northwest Minneapolis and Memphis
Lafayette, LA $240,000 none Marketing plan
Wilkes-Barre, PA $625,000 Northwest and Vacation Express Detroit service and expand Orlando to year round
Burlington, IA $600,000 Corporate Lower fares
Lansing, MI $1,000,000 Delta Atlanta 2 CRJs daily
Tyler, TX $90,000 none Austin, TX service
Durango, CO $500,000 Continental Express Houston-Bush
Santa Maria, CA $275,575 Allegiant Las Vegas service
West Lebanon, NH $500,000 none Study and revenue guarantees for schedule service
Longview, TX $300,000 none Revenue guarantee
Bradford, PA $327,000 Mesa 4th flight to Pittsburgh
DuBois, PA $400,000 none Lower fares, rebate program
Paso Robles, CA $40,000 none Study
Saginaw, MI $500,000 Delta / Comair Cincinnati service
Toledo, OH $1,000,000 Delta or other New York Kennedy service, JetBlue to JFK, Delta to DFW, ATA mainline to Chicago, various cities by American, United, US Airways, Independence Air, Northwest, America West, and Continental.
New Haven, CT $250,000 Delta Cincinnati
Detroit, MI (City Airport) $300,000 Any Low fare service
Youngstown, OH $250,000 Any Expanded schedule charter service
Key West, FL (Marathon) $750,000 Delta Orlando service
Columbus, MS $260,000 none Marketing Study
Kirksville, MO $100,000 none Marketing study

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