New Carrier/Airplanes for UEX Aspen next year!!

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I read in the Denver Post today that United was going to ax Airwis and the BAE-146 in Aspen and get a new carrier/aircraft. I heard some speculation skywest might buy Dash8-400's and get the route. Anybody know anything about this. I would guess the dash8-400 would be the only airplane with acceptable performance for Aspen. What do you think??
 

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superjet said:
I read in the Denver Post today that United was going to ax Airwis and the BAE-146 in Aspen and get a new carrier/aircraft. I heard some speculation skywest might buy Dash8-400's and get the route. Anybody know anything about this. I would guess the dash8-400 would be the only airplane with acceptable performance for Aspen. What do you think??
It is true that AWAC will operate the BAC jet until April 06' and then that's it. As far as another airline taking over, I haven't heard who and as for the aircraft, I guess the Q-400 is a possibility but Bombardier now has the CRJ-905 which is a hot and high performer and can handle Aspen. So we'll see.
 

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I think Mesa is talking about the Q400.
 

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True, but I will take ATLEAST 2 years before MESA gets any of those
 

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Whore Jet will do it!!!!
 

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Horizon was in talks with United last winter don't know what it was about other than some Dash-8 flying. Our management wasn't too excited about it. Who knows though, we just ordered 12 more 400's.
 

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it might have been in the post today but it's old news. The only thing that could replace the BAC is the Q400. Not a suped up RJ. The approach speeds are too high.
 

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Sioux115 said:
Horizon was in talks with United last winter don't know what it was about other than some Dash-8 flying. Our management wasn't too excited about it. Who knows though, we just ordered 12 more 400's.

I believe UAL has a no compete clause for their express carriers in hubs. Horizon would have to choose between Ual and Frontier
 

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Ebraer is hot to trot on getting the 170/190 approved for Aspen. They already have it approved for a couple of airports like it. That would open up a number of carriers to doing it.

Cya,

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pilot772 said:
I believe UAL has a no compete clause for their express carriers in hubs. Horizon would have to choose between Ual and Frontier
Good point. I should have remebered that from the good ole' mesa days when they dropped F9 like a hot rock to get the United flying. Which Im sure F9 did not mind a bit.
 

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Sioux115 said:
Good point. I should have remebered that from the good ole' mesa days when they dropped F9 like a hot rock to get the United flying. Which Im sure F9 did not mind a bit.
I thought Mesa was dropped like the hot rock back in '02 for their sh*t performance. I don't think they had the UAL flying lined up right away.
 

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I'm sure they will be dropped again. UA SOC in ORD regularly sends complaints to WHQ about YV.
 

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i rode on a mesa dash8-200 into aspen from denver last month
 

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rightrudder said:
it might have been in the post today but it's old news. The only thing that could replace the BAC is the Q400. Not a suped up RJ. The approach speeds are too high.
As opposed to the near 140 approach speed in icing conditions in the Q400.:eek:

....I could be wrong on this speed since I don't fly the Q400, maybe someone who does could correct me?
 

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captpetefam said:
Ebraer is hot to trot on getting the 170/190 approved for Aspen. They already have it approved for a couple of airports like it. That would open up a number of carriers to doing it.

Cya,

CP
Only one company has these aircraft: CHQ. That's who will do it if the 170 is certified to fly into Aspen.
 

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In a recent employee meeting our CEO stated that before CH11 the Q400 was a done deal, based in DEN...now he says it still will happen.... ONCE we emerge from CH11......which he also thinks will happen by Jan 1st. Interesting talking point.

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