by Duluth News Tribune
October 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune
Air Canada won’t just be AAR Aircraft Services’ first customer at its new aircraft maintenance base in Duluth.
Tags: airlines, Business, Duluth 5 Comments »
There is a very real possibility of commercial air service – finally – to Canada from Duluth. British Airways has had a long standing route from London Heathrow to Seattle and one major factor in that is that BA has a large fleet of Boeing aircraft.
I don’t know how viable a Montreal – Duluth route would be but I think Thunder Bay – Duluth or Winnipeg – Duluth are potentially something the Duluth Airport Authority should pursue with Air Canada. If Air Canada has a codeshare with United, the business case for such a route is further bolstered as Canadian travellers could “plug into” Chicago O’Hare via Duluth and that is definitely attractive to Canada-based travellers.
Such air links could put Duluth on the NAFTA map where trade, travel and commerce could finally take off.
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I, too, believe this is great news, and hopefully brings service to Canada. But I don’t believe it would be TB or Winnipeg. Air Canada uses the old school hub and spoke model, it could be Toronto, or Calgary.
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First the news of low unemployment in Duluth and now this! Somebody must be doing something right downtown. The Donald?
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Congratulations Duluth. One plane every 15 to 45 days isn’t enough to start air service, but hey, dream big. If things go well, maybe an expanded facility?
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Did Chip Cravaack have anything to do with landing this? He is on the transportation committee and worked as a pilot.
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