|Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 1):|
Sounds like MOD is getting a sudden increase in air service. I just hope Modesto and its surrounding community can sustain such service.
|Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 5):|
Will this service be on the EMB-120 or the CRJ? I would guess the EMB-120, but thats just me. Great news though. I always wondered why there was no LAX service, and now there is--on two airlines.
|Quoting Xpfg (Thread starter):|
OO operated flights will be operated entirely with EMB-120's.
|Quoting Xpfg (Reply 3):|
I have discussed the flights regarding QX with airport admin and OO employees as well. QX is still a go at MOD, and is just awaiting the aircraft approval. OO only jumped in on it with UA to get things started before QX.
|Quoting FATFlyer (Reply 10):|
But what is the story with the SCASD grant? Modesto got $550,000 to attract MOD-LAX service, targeting Horizon.
|Quoting Xpfg (Reply 12):|
This is still it's purpose. They plan to also use some PFC fees to pay off reimbursements. Additionally, it was mentioned there was a large "loan" taken out for something, but I can't officially prove evidence of this.
|Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 11):|
If that happened, that would be the first intra-California route for a Dash 8-100/200 in quite a while. I know US Airways Express (America West Express) flies Dash 8's into CA.
|Quoting DesertAir (Reply 15):|
I find it interesting that Modesto has passenger service and Stockton cannot sustain any service at all. The last service there was HPExpress to Phoenix.
A few weeks ago while visiting parents I drove out to the airport and noticed that on the bulletin board the Airport meeting agenda included service by AM.
|Quoting FATFlyer (Reply 13):|
So I'm afraid I'm still confused, why does the city staff memo say, "The Airline Revenue Guarantee Agreement is pursuant to the grant funds requirements provided by the U.S. Department of Transportation ‘Small Community Air Service Grant’ that was awarded to Modesto City-County Airport in August 2005." It also says that SCASD will cover 86.4% of the revenue guarantee.
|Quoting N1120A (Reply 14):|
While HPX used to fly Dash-8s to a few more locations in CA, the only one I know of anymore is PSP, which gets a mix of CR2s, CR9s and DH8s
|Quoting Xpfg (Reply 17):|
My apologies on the wording there, FATFlyer. The "loan" talk was regarding QX, not OO. Again, all I heard was it was a substantial additional amount of money on top of the grant. I can't say anything more on it, as I know much of nothing more.
|Quoting FATFlyer (Reply 19):|
I'll have to see if I can do some digging up that way next week to find out more.
|Quoting FATFlyer (Reply 24):|
In the paper this morning, but nothing new in the article.
|Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 23):|
If the MOD-LAX does well, perhaps in the not-too-distant future, QX will open SEA-MOD.
|Quoting Stirling (Reply 39):|
If it is what I think, and about 1:20-1:30....it will make a day trip to LAX feasible for the first time in very very long time!
|Quoting Xpfg (Reply 40):|
The prices will not be dependent upon you connecting to a flight via UAL at LAX, as it's an OO at risk route, and will probably be comparable to those prices at FAT.
|Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 41):|
MOD-LAX will not be an at-risk route; it originates at, and returns to a hub.
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