Thursday, August 31, 2006

Petters: Sun Country will Be More Than An Airline

Such as businesses selling " in-flight offerings such as satellite TV, Internet access, digital video disc players and magazines". In our opinion, it is tough enough to be a good airline.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Skybus and Stewart

We told you months ago that Skybus was interested in Stewart.

The runway is long enough, but the deomgraphic is not strong...at least not yet. In our opinion it will be about 10 years before Stewart will be worthy of Skybus' serious consideration.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Emerging Airlines Yahoo Group Formed

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/emergingairlines

Follow the link above to the group. This is a great idea. Thanks folks! As you might have guessed, we put a priority on paying the bills...which sometimes leaves the blog to be neglected more than it should be.

Thanks for reading the EA blog. We wil, of course, keep posting here. We have some very interesting info on CQ, Skybus, BMAC and others...but our moral compass requires it to stay under the vest at the moment. As soon as we can release it we will.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Nothing Much Going On

That's why no posts recently.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Sun Country to St Pete

But from where?

That must be out there somewhere. Too busy to check at the moment...

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Porter Airlines On Its Way

As noted here, they have chosen Navitaire for res systems.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

BMAC Also Adding BWI

It's not very clear, but it appears it will be TTN-BWI.

It certainly makes us wonder about what happened to the IAD and PIT plans that were supposedly dumped because of fuel costs. If we're not mistaken, fuel is higher now than it was when they announced the IAD/PIT "postponement".

Destination One In the News

Two stories about D1's "delay" of service. Previously it was announced that tickets would go on sale August 1st, not that the first flight would be August 1st. We have seen nothing so far to show that D1 is a business designed to make money for its investors.

http://www.wcpo.com/news/2006/local/08/01/lunken.html

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/breaking_news/15170804.htm

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Boston-Maine From Elmira to Trenton and "New" Bedford

The reporter says they are headed to "New" Bedford. We're sure that should be Bedford. instead.

http://www.star-gazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060801/NEWS01/608010324/1001
A news conference will be held this morning to announce Pan Am Clipper will come to the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport and offer flights to Boston, New York City and the Baltimore-Washington D.C. area.Chemung County officials are hopeful that in the next several months, the airline will begin to offer nonstop service to Orlando and Tampa three times a week."We're very optimistic," said County Executive Tom Santulli, who will participate in a news conference scheduled for 11 a.m. today at the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport in Big Flats.Pan Am Clipper of Portsmouth, N.H., will provide twice-daily flights to Boston via the New Bedford Regional Airport, to New York City via the Trenton-Mercer Airport and to the Baltimore/Washington International Airport, Santulli said. Flights will involve 19-passenger twin-engine turboprop planes, he said.The airport is already served by Continental, Northwest and USAirways, and officials are in negotiations with two more airlines, Santulli said. However, officials are not talking publicly yet about those airlines, he said.Travelers will be able to get into New York City by a train from Trenton, Santulli said, noting that is faster than landing in Newark. "It's very quick and very efficient," he said. "I've met people that use it. They say it's great."The nonstop flights to Florida, if the airline decides to offer them, would involve Boeing 727 jets, Santulli said.Reaction was positive to the news of another airline coming to the regional airport, although some was cautious.Curt DeClemente, owner of the DC2 restaurant at the regional airport, said he looks forward to the addition of another airline. It would help his business, he said."Another airline is great news for the community," said Corning Inc. spokeswoman Kelli Hopp-Michlosky. "It will expand travel options and make connections a little easier."Nelson Mooers van den Blink, chairwoman, chief executive officer and treasurer of The Hilliard Corp. in Elmira, did not know whether it will benefit the company."It's probably, one would certainly have to believe, a good thing for the community, but frankly it depends on what it costs," she said.