Category Archives: Silver

Speaking of shoes…

Edit 11 APR 421PM – It seems I was caught in a flight delay courtesy of FAR 117 today… my flight home from Seattle to Juneau had a minor maintenance delay that would have resulted in the flight crew possibly … Continue reading

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And there goes the other shoe

It looks like Silver is now the next to implode, although theirs is a bit more planned out than Great Lakes.  Silver has been able to get some reductions in the Mid-South markets to Atlanta and now it looks like … Continue reading

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And Montana is out…

When I wrote about Silver pulling out of Montana a few weeks ago, I was expecting a few more bidders – the DOT released the bids today and its NOT a pretty picture.  Great Lakes and Cape Air are the … Continue reading

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As the prop spins..

Well this is fresh off the press — apparently Silver Airways will NOT be bidding to continue flights at its Montana operations.  The routes were originally awarded to Gulfstream Airlines back in 2010 to the tune of about $10 million … Continue reading

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And 2 more bite the dust…

Today, the U.S. DOT allowed Silver Airways to discontinue service to Lewistown and Miles City, Montana.  These two markets were linked to Billings with 12 flights a week in Beech 1900 aircraft.  The reason:  both markets exceeded the $1,000 per … Continue reading

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Back into the swing of things…

Wow its been an interesting month, and the airlines can probably say the same thing! Sequestration is in full effect and the government agencies are doing their damndest to make sure you feel it, and feel it HARD.    I mean, … Continue reading

Posted in Boutique Air, California, Great Lakes, Hawaii, Makani Kai, Mokulele, New Mexico, Pacific Wings, SeaPort, Silver, SkyWest | Comments Off

As the prop turns…

So I’ve been meaning to write about the recently public bids that came out for Macon, Georgia.   Macon, a short 75 or so minute drive south of Atlanta Hartsfield, is back on the EAS dockets with Georgia Skies (operated by … Continue reading

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Follow up

Special thanks to Trish Lorino at Cape Air for filling me in on another market that has broken 10,000 passengers a year – MARION, ILLINOIS – to the mix.   This must make Doug Kimmel and those folks very happy as … Continue reading

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So this is what happens when you bid too much…

Sun Air has recently requested to the DOT that they vacate the award since the airline won’t be able to start services in and out of Macon, Georgia in time.  The letter stated that resources are stretched thin and they … Continue reading

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Victoria gets their flights back..

Over the past few weeks, Sun Air has been doing the daunting task of “starting up” its Victoria, Texas flights.  This is not an easy task, nor a fun one as I’ve done this many, many times.    There’s also a … Continue reading

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