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FL Beefs Up PIT-Florida

Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:37 pm

http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/071009/nytu035.html?.v=98

New dailies PIT-TPA/RSW/FLL.

Winter increases or response to the US reduction....or both?
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ScottB
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RE: FL Beefs Up PIT-Florida

Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:17 pm

Well, the daily FLL service was announced a few weeks ago along with a Saturday-only TPA flight which will now be daily. However, US in their announcement said that they'd continue to fly from PIT to MCO, TPA, and FLL. US doesn't currently fly PIT-RSW non-stop. I certainly don't think the timing is a coincidence.
 
atlaaron
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RE: FL Beefs Up PIT-Florida

Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:20 pm

Glad to hear TPA is going daily. I did not understand how it would be successful as Sat only.
 
tooluther
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RE: FL Beefs Up PIT-Florida

Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:40 pm

Could also be preemptive to WN adding and upgrading similar routing from PIT.
 
silentbob
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RE: FL Beefs Up PIT-Florida

Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:50 pm

The question is: Is this enough extra capacity (combined with WN expected additions) to ensure that nobody makes a profit flying from PIT to Florida?
 
IADCRJ
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RE: FL Beefs Up PIT-Florida

Tue Oct 09, 2007 8:47 pm

Finally some good news for PIT again  Smile I wonder with this big increase in Florida service, if FL will consider acquiring some of US old gates?
 
tooluther
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RE: FL Beefs Up PIT-Florida

Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:04 pm

they have two gates at their disposal already, and they are not close to US's...it would take a much larger presence to need a third gate and justify a big move. More likely, they would use one of the empty international gates for one or two flights a day.
 
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RE: FL Beefs Up PIT-Florida

Wed Oct 10, 2007 1:39 pm

Good news for FL. I would think with the US pulldown at PIT that this leaves a nice opportunity for FL to make some money and expand. They need a few places for those shiny new 737's to go to.
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