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Airline Service At BCT

Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:48 am

I am curious - would it be possible for Boca Raton, FL (BCT) to have scheduled airline service?

They have just one runway at 6,276 feet, and I am sure the NIMBYs would be completely against it - even if it were an ATR or DH8 kind of service.

What does a city/airport have to do to establish airline service? With FLL so congested, and Boca Raton with a populace that would likely pay a premium price, I would think an airline could make money if service was ever started.

Also, with Florida Atlantic University having an on-campus stadium for football, basketball, etc. - could a plane such as an E170 land right nearby at the airport. It would seem to be quite a timesaver for schools coming in and out -- or for FAU traveling to away games.

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RE: Airline Service At BCT

Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:28 pm

It's also quite close to PBI, which is not at capacity and which also caters to the premium market.
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RE: Airline Service At BCT

Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:25 pm

Boca is almost exactly halfway between PBI and FLL. No need

It's a great airport that serves the private jets used by its citizens and that's good enough
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RE: Airline Service At BCT

Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:35 pm

What about for charters, such as sports teams? Could an ERJ-170 -- or let's say a 737 potentially land on about 6,000 feet. Has that ever happened there to anyone's knowledge?

It seems silly to make teams travel 30-45 minutes in traffic via bus when there is an airport adjacent to the university.
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RE: Airline Service At BCT

Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:15 pm

Quoting jetpixx (Reply 3):
What about for charters, such as sports teams? Could an ERJ-170 -- or let's say a 737 potentially land on about 6,000 feet.

The runway is not much shorter than MDW, for one, so it does not seem like that would be an issue.

I am not sure how to interpret weight restrictions, but could that be a problem?

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