Monday, May 24, 2010

How much success like this can we handle?

Now this from Cincinnati about how our airport is a model of success.  Something for them to emulate as they endure the rapid de-hubbing of the airport down there... more collateral damage from the ever-consolidating airline industry in the US.  See: Ex-hub now serves region, has lower fares. Is Pittsburgh the future of CVG?  Just think.  If they want to emulate us now, what will they think if we lose a few more direct flights?

Which reminds me...   what is up with the plan to sell the parking lots at the airport to pay off debt?  Just asking. 

and just checking in on the latest stats on the airport... I was looking at the chart there with the time series of total passengers using the airport by airline and looking at just how far USAirways specific traffic has fallen.   From servicing 11.5 million passengers here in 2002 to 1.1 million in 2010.  So a drop in excess of 90%.   I bet some folks probably still think USAirways is the largest airline here.  Not!


Anonymous johnnyg said...

All depends upon how you count. Flights booked through US Airways or its regional partners are still the largest percentage when added together. Republic (#3) is a USAirways Express carrier, as are many of the "others" such as Air Wisconsin, another USAirways Express carier.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 7:06:00 AM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

Point taken.. give it a few months.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:32:00 AM  
Anonymous MH said...

Yes, I'm now afraid of regional carriers (after reading how little they pay pilots) and won't take them even on the rare times when they are cheaper than Southwest.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Air Wisconsin, Air Wisconsin, plunge right through that (air)line!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous MH said...

That's some first rate free association.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:14:00 AM  

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