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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Cleveland, Cincinnati airports suffer as legacy airlines cut back on hubs, but Port Columbus might benefit

    Sunday, September 19, 2010

    BY MARLA MATZER ROSE

    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

    There was a time when Columbus had airport-hub envy. Cleveland and Cincinnati boasted hubs for “legacy” carriers Continental Airlines and Delta Air Lines, respectively. But recent years haven’t been kind to these hubs. Delta has continued slashing flights out of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport after the completion of its merger with Northwest Airlines. And Cleveland Hopkins International Airport faces an uncertain future in the wake of Continental’s planned merger with United Airlines – including lingering worries that the hub there might be lost.

    Meanwhile, Port Columbus’ status might be viewed as hub-free – free from being tied so closely to the fortunes of a single airline, which often brings less competition and higher fares. In fact, industry-watchers see Port Columbus as a possible beneficiary of the hub issues in Cleveland and Cincinnati.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/business/stories/2010/09/19/broken-connections.html?sid=101

    #404387

    KyleXC828
    Member

    its good that columbus is booming

    #404388
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Monday, September 27, 2010, 9:56am EDT
    Southwest buying AirTran in $3.4B deal
    BUSINESS FIRST OF COLUMBUS

    Low-fare carrier Southwest Airlines Co., the dominant airline in Central Ohio, has struck an agreement to acquire AirTran Airways in a deal valued at $3.4 billion, including the assumption of debt.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/stories/2010/09/27/daily1.html

    #404389
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Airport won’t build unpopular sound wall
    Thursday, September 23, 2010
    BY MARK FERENCHIK
    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

    Residents near Port Columbus don’t want the airport to build a sound wall near their houses. So the airport won’t.

    The $1.7 million wall would have screened out noise for homes west of the airport’s relocated south runway, which is scheduled to open in 2013.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2010/09/23/airport-wont-build-unpopular-sound-wall.html?sid=101

    #404390
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 4:06pm
    Port Columbus traffic up 2% in August
    BUSINESS FIRST OF COLUMBUS

    August marked another period of slow but steady gains in passenger activity at Port Columbus International Airport, which continues to rebound from a recession-era slump in the aviation industry.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/stories/2010/09/27/daily18.html

    #404391
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Holiday airfares won’t be cheap
    Saturday, October 2, 2010
    BY MARLA MATZER ROSE
    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

    Think holiday airfares are high this year? Get used to it, say industry experts.

    The law of supply and demand – fewer seats and more people looking to fill them – has kicked in with a vengeance.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/business/stories/2010/10/02/holiday-airfares-wont-be-cheap.html?sid=101

    #404392
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 6:00am EDT
    Airlines improve arrival times at Port Columbus in August
    BUSINESS FIRST OF COLUMBUS

    An increase in travelers flying during the final weeks of the summer vacation season couldn’t derail an improvement in on-time flight arrivals at Port Columbus International Airport in August, according to new statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/stories/2010/10/11/daily11.html

    #404393
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Port Columbus traffic up slightly in September
    Tuesday, October 26, 2010
    BY MARLA MATZER ROSE
    The Columbus Dispatch

    Port Columbus continued to report small increases in the number of travelers using the airport in September, with passenger traffic up 1.4 percent over the same month of 2009.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/business/stories/2010/10/26/port-columbus-traffic-rises-september.html?sid=101

    #404394
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Airport adding Tim Hortons, Auntie Anne’s to dining mix
    Business First – by Dan Eaton
    Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2010

    Port Columbus is shuffling a few eateries and making over another long-standing (sitting?) restaurant as it refines its dining mix.

    The Columbus Regional Airport Authority on Tuesday approved a three-year extension of its deal with Host International Inc. to run its concession operations, which takes the agreement to the end of 2020.

    READ MORE: http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/blog/2010/11/airport-adding-tim-hortons-auntie.html

    #404396
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Port Columbus capitalizing on location, lower fares as Cleveland, Cincinnati airports face cuts in service
    Sunday, December 5, 2010
    BY MARLA MATZER ROSE
    THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH

    For years, Port Columbus has flown behind the bigger airports in Cleveland and Cincinnati. They were hubs for major carriers. They offered overseas flights.

    But changes in the industry could spell a higher profile, the possibility of new service and a stronger hand for the Columbus airport.

    In the past year, those changes have hurt the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, as Delta Air Lines shifted flights away from its hub there to other locations in the wake of its merger with Northwest Airlines. Because of that decline in flights and fares that remained higher than at competing airports, Cincinnati has had a 25 percent drop in passengers in the past year.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/business/stories/2010/12/05/gaining-ground-on-competition.html

    #404397

    chucky
    Member

    Anybody remember when People Express used to fly out of Columbus ?

    Those were the days when you could fly to NYC ( Newark ) for as little as 19 bucks each way, with no advance purchase.

    The flights to London and Brussels were legendary. A 7 hour nonstop party in the skies.

    #404398

    tourist19
    Participant

    There’s a wonderful podcast I listen to by a flight attendant called “Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase”. She used to work for People’s Express and tells some awesome crazy stories from those days.

    #404399

    chucky
    Member

    Some of the things on the three flights to Brussels witnessed and participated in first hand.

    Witnessed streaking inside the planes.

    Bowling in the aisles. Set up empty Heineken cans in the aisles and used a an orange or grapefruit as the bowling ball.

    Being so close to Amsterdam, everyone smoked as much as they could before they came back into the states and customs. In those days, you could smoke aboard planes, and the entire rear of the plane was an instant contact buzz.

    The mile high club was in the rear lavatories, I don’t think anyone ever used them for what their intended purpose was.

    tourist19 wrote >>
    There’s a wonderful podcast I listen to by a flight attendant called “Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase”. She used to work for People’s Express and tells some awesome crazy stories from those days.

    #404400

    I remember them very well. I flew on them the first week they came to Columbus. Probably had nearly 100 flights on them. I recall everyone was given a plastic boarding card to get on the plane that you handed back when you went through the door. Everyone entered from both the front and rear of the planes. Once airborne they pushed a cart down the aisle collecting your fare while you were in the air and enroute.

    Heard of the craziness from the European flights. LOL

    Going to NYC and back for the day was not unheard of just to get out of Columbus – brunch in Central park several times. Sorely missed.

    http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,950879-1,00.html

    #404401
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
    Keymaster

    Port Columbus notches big gain in traffic
    Wednesday, December 22, 2010
    BY MARLA MATZER ROSE
    The Columbus Dispatch

    The number of travelers using Port Columbus increased 7.1 percent last month compared with November 2009, making it the biggest passenger-traffic increase of 2010.

    A total of 529,887 passengers used the airport last month, compared with 494,905 in the previous November. The gain was fueled by several airlines adding flights during the month, and it came despite reports that fares nationwide have risen noticeably over last year.

    READ MORE: http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/business/stories/2010/12/22/port-columbus-notches-big-gain-in-traffic.html?sid=101

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