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Move over ASA, Hello Georgia Skies...

Flybywire44

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Move over ASA, Hello GeorgiaSkies...

This is old news, but here is an article on how ASA's Macon route is to be taken over by GeorgiaSkies. Thats right! No more groom! SA La VI Cherry Street!

I guess this means we can jumpseat in the right seat?

http://www.pacificwings.com/gsky/gs/

New Airline born in Georgia: GeorgiaSkies will operate four flights a day to Macon and two flights a day to Athens, targeting travelers taking flights from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to other cities. GeorgiaSkies is an operation of Pacific Wings LLC, which is part of Pacific Air Holdings and has operations in Hawaii and as New Mexico Airlines in New Mexico. It will fly the routes with nine-passenger Cessna 208-B Grand Caravan propeller planes, which are smaller than aircraft other airlines have recently flown on those routes. "The way these airlines are today --- only the big communities are going to be getting jet service," said Pacific Wings chief executive Greg *********************************************. Both routes are subsidized under the federal government's Essential Air Service program. In the Atlanta-Macon market, GeorgiaSkies operations will take the place of service by Atlantic Southeast Airlines-Delta Connection, which said the route was not economically viable and said fewer than 25 percent of seats on the flights were filled before it decided to end the flights. In the Atlanta-Athens market, GeorgiaSkies will replace flights discontinued earlier this year by Mesa's now defunct Air Midwest.
 
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What do you mean move over ASA? Did you read this part?

Atlantic Southeast Airlines-Delta Connection, which said the route was not economically viable and said fewer than 25 percent of seats on the flights were filled before it decided to end the flights.

With $9 seats, how long are they going to last?
 

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Sure. Are you really going to miss Macon that much? This is great news, no?
 
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This is old news, but here is an article on how ASA's Macon route is to be taken over by GeorgiaSkies. Thats right! No more groom! SA La VI Cherry Street!

I guess this means we can jumpseat in the right seat?

http://www.pacificwings.com/gsky/gs/
not so quick there punkin'.....we (someone other than me that is...:D) still have to shuttle planes for MTC.

Maybe the ready reserves will get to do this rather than taxiing planes to A tech. You know, since they don't like taxiing planes around the ATL...;)
 

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Sure. Are you really going to miss Macon that much? This is great news, no?

What's funny about this is I don't even work for ASA. I was poking fun at your posting cause you're making a big deal about new service to Macon in a Caravan. I just found it humorous and you take yourself seriously which makes it all the more funnier to me. But maybe there's some east coast joke here about Macon I don't understand.
 
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The next DL Connection!...nah but wouldn't surprise me with all they chosen over the last couple years!
 

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Does anybody know what gate they are going to use?
 

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What's funny about this is I don't even work for ASA. I was poking fun at your posting cause you're making a big deal about new service to Macon in a Caravan. I just found it humorous and you take yourself seriously which makes it all the more funnier to me. But maybe there's some east coast joke here about Macon I don't understand.

ASA is moving our Mx base out of MCN and to ATL. We will also be reducing and ending our service to Macon. I understand that ASA did not bid the Essential Air Service contract for Macon because it was unprofitable. You do the math my cynical friend.

So yes, move over ASA... GeorgiaSkies, in all of its wonder, is supplementing and will over time replace our ASA service to MCN.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but until then... You may now take your foot out of your mouth Erlanger.
 

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ASA is moving our Mx base out of MCN and to ATL. We will also be reducing and ending our service to Macon. I understand that ASA did not bid the Essential Air Service contract for Macon because it was unprofitable. You do the math my cynical friend.

So yes, move over ASA... GeorgiaSkies, in all of its wonder, is supplementing and will over time replace our ASA service to MCN.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but until then... You may now take your foot out of your mouth Erlanger.

You are wrong. Your "move over ASA" implies that GeorgiaSkies is booting ASA out when in fact ASA chose now to bid the flying because it was unprofitable. You post above says it all. Whether GeogiaSkies existed or not had no bearing on ASA's pull oull.
 

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Whether GeogiaSkies existed or not had no bearing on ASA's pull oull.

Well, yes, it kinda does. ASA tried to get out of the MCN service over a year ago, but couldn't because it was an EAS route and for us to end it somebody else has to start new service. So once GeorgiaSkies announced their plans, ASA could pull out finally.
 

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ASA is moving our Mx base out of MCN and to ATL. We will also be reducing and ending our service to Macon. I understand that ASA did not bid the Essential Air Service contract for Macon because it was unprofitable. You do the math my cynical friend.

So yes, move over ASA... GeorgiaSkies, in all of its wonder, is supplementing and will over time replace our ASA service to MCN.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but until then... You may now take your foot out of your mouth Erlanger.

And is Georgiaskies is 'gonna' get the freedumb 900's? or what...??? I am not sure to understand!
Are they 'gonna' park at C34 with the cessna vans??? Or is georgiaskies the new MX provider for ASA?? what is it? Ok time to go back to my brew.
 

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I hated MCN...from the hotel van that never showed up (an hour late if it did), to the lack of eating options and oppressive heat...I ain't gonna miss it
 

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Thought it was to be over at Mercury Air Center...not sure though.

I would think since Macon has TSA that for the passengers sake they would drop them off at some gate in ATL? Most likely on C or D?
 
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