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.

20 Comments:

At 5:29 AM, Anonymous planespotting@gmail.com said...

ELM is desperate for service. They've been trying to get Delta Connection for years and it's sad that they had to settle for Boston-Maine.

This sounds like trouble from the start!

 
At 9:26 AM, Blogger jeff fonner said...

i have to agree and god knows im for the little guy .....thier management sucks big time ....they say things and then dont do it ...they cant be trusted

 
At 11:28 AM, Anonymous Tucano Bandeirante said...

I'm sorry for Elmira, that they are this desperate for service to get into bed with the Pan Am people. Geez - they can't even get the name of the city correct. Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy!

 
At 1:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this service being subsidized by the local tax base?

At least they are not dumb enough to attempt 727 service. Although I'm not familiar with the area, it looks like service from three carriers would already be sufficient.

 
At 4:06 PM, Anonymous yng said...

Now if Pan Am was legit, they aren't, I'd say congrats to Elmira.

BUT I WILL NOT!

Shame on Elmira for falling for Mr. Fink's tricks! I will be the first to say I fell for them in Youngstown, but at least the western reserve port authority woke up and said you aren't taking our $200,000 marketing dollars.

I feel bad for these people!

And about YNG: my blog has a survey to get Spirit Air here: http://eguins.frihost.net/yngair/survey.html

And trust me on this: They have talked in the past, and if they stayed with the mad dog fleet, they'd be at YNG by now.

 
At 5:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How have the Allegiant load factors been out of Youngstown...I haven't been keeping up on that.

 
At 7:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rockford blogger here.
I would share pretty much the same thoughts as those previous. I hope our friends in Elmira New York do not get burned like the folks in
Youngstown did by Pan Am. Boston Maine management (present) has nothing but a bad track record from what I have read & seen.

Such a same because Pan Am could really fill a niche for places like Worcester, Rockford, Youngstown, Columbia MO, etc and I feel, do well. Hopefully somebody can back the truck up and clean house with the management sometime soon.

 
At 8:06 PM, Anonymous YNG said...

Rockford blogger, I see you on ORH and this blog, come on over to the YNG Blog, and make a blog about RFD...

Now onto Allegiant's loads for YNG.
In may and june they were 95%, most of the flights were within 2-5 seats of selling out.

In July it fell around 86-88%, and this month will probably drop to 85%.

They are trying to get one more daily flight to SFB, but maybe a flight to pie: http://airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/2913643

Read the YNG BLOG: www.yngair.wordpress.com

 
At 2:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's excellent for those loads out of Youngstown. Very glad to hear it.

Boston-Maine, around August 2005, was looking into Rockford, but I don't know why it didn't come to fruition (Yes I do, actually...so do you). Some of the Ops people were told to "add a 727-200" with winglets into the ramp parking configuration. Glad it never happened.

 
At 2:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just to add on...

If those Allegiant loads are still 80% in the summer, then Youngstown is eventually going to shut up alot of naysayers. That I like. One of the worst crime and unemployment %'s in America, and it still can support a leisure carrier. I see a bright future in Eastern Ohio.

 
At 7:34 AM, Anonymous planespotting@gmail.com said...

More ELM info....

http://www.weny.com/News-Local.asp?ARTICLE3864=4095088

 
At 9:38 AM, Blogger jeff fonner said...

well this is just my 2 cents so here goes im really sick of hearing how yng was duped by bmac.. from what i understand maybe im wrong there was NO money transfered to bmac. they are a mess ill give you that im glad allegiant is doing well there but we all agree that fink and his buddies are dumbsh-ts ....give it a rest already youve got an airline now move on

 
At 9:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is heading off topic but I noticed in the various reports about the Pan Am announcement in Elmira, they mentioned servicing NYC via Trenton. Apparantly this is attractive because of direct train service from the Trenton airport into NYC.

Anyone have more knowledge on this ?

 
At 10:29 AM, Anonymous planespotting@gmail.com said...

jeff i agree entirely with you. move on from the past yng and keep it on your blog, not here.

 
At 10:50 AM, Blogger jeff fonner said...

well annon i guess ttn is really close to newark i assume i wouldnt think anybody would want to fly there from elm seeing is there are no connex possibilities....i think they are dreamin when it comes to jet service ...more bs from bmac ...planespotter where you from im from indy

 
At 10:55 AM, Blogger Emerging Airlines said...

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At 10:55 AM, Blogger Emerging Airlines said...

TTN has no direct access to New York...but it has a good market all unto itself. As expected, they are marketing this incorrectly.

 
At 11:16 AM, Blogger jeff fonner said...

typical bmac cant get it right ...i hope they at least make good on some of there promises the fares are pretty good hey emerging any word on the mysterious cq air ...

 
At 7:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BMA plans on the Sanford service in November with the 727.....one glitch so far, the airport is no longer CAT III, they are CAT IV and therefore the 727 can't fly here with PAX as 121 service. The airport is hoping to be CAT III before the service start.

 
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