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Author Topic: JetBlue applies to DOT to serve JAX - DCA (Washington Reagan) non-stop.  (Read 1092 times)

Gators312

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Last month the DOT established proceeding to reallocated of two former Spirit Airlines within perimeter (1,250 miles) Air-21 slot exemptions at DCA.

Under the Air-21 rules the departments selection criteria consist of;
•   New entrant air carriers or limited incumbent air carriers (hold fewer than 40 slots at DCA)
•   Service to communities without existing nonstop air transportation to DCA.
•   Service to smaller communities.
•   Provide competitive nonstop air service on a monopoly DCA route.
•   Produce competitive consumer benefits including low fares.

Applications were due yesterday December 5, 2012.

Following were received:

JetBlue
JetBlue proposes to introduce low fare competitive service in the DCA - Jacksonville, FL market, currently a monopoly market operated by US Airways the dominant carrier at DCA. JetBlue proposes to utilize 150-seat A320 equipment.

DCA-JAX 0800-1010
JAX-DCA 1745-1955

JetBlue states the plan to introduce competitive service in this market should provide consumers average airfare savings of 20-30% based on its experience with other DCA markets.


Southwest Airlines
Southwest applies for the slot exemptions in order to provide low-fare service between DCA and Houston, one of the largest and most over-priced monopoly routes at DCA. Southwest proposes to utilize 737 equipment with service to Hobby airport along with beyond connectivity to potentially 42 additional cities.

HOU-DCA 1025-1420
DCA-HOU 1500-1720

Southwest projects its single flight would generate $19.1mil in annual consumer savings over current market fares charged by United Airlines.

US Airways
US Airways, proposes to inaugurate the first-ever nonstop service between DCA and Oklahoma City using 99-seat 2-class E190 equipment.

DCA-OKC 1350-1610
OKC-DCA 1640-2030

US Airways states its proposal fully meets the departments goals as it would not replicate current service, but would provide access to a community without existing nonstop service to DCA.

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/5628616/

thelakelander

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Re: JetBlue applies to DOT to serve JAX - DCA (Washington Reagan) non-stop.
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2012, 11:41:06 AM »
Sweet!

ProjectMaximus

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Re: JetBlue applies to DOT to serve JAX - DCA (Washington Reagan) non-stop.
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2012, 04:32:58 PM »
Awesome! I've always wanted LCC competition for US Air in this space (and for United to Dulles) and this would be perfect. Although, for the last 4 months US Air has been relatively cheap at $200 rt. Hope this pans out!

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Re: JetBlue applies to DOT to serve JAX - DCA (Washington Reagan) non-stop.
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2012, 04:42:57 PM »
Great addition. The more flights the merrier.



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Back in January or February, Jetblue was awarded slots at DCA that had to be relinquished by US Air because of its merger with AA. At the time, Jetblue reiterated its interest in a JAX-DCA route.

Haven't heard anything since...I'm waiting on pins and needles for this. Anyone know anything?