I’ve been thinking lately, Frontier has made a lot of money with their flights in and out of Trenton-Mercer Airport in Trenton, NJ. I was wondering if major US airlines could make some profit and make traveling out of TTN a little easier with their express aircraft.
With Central New Jersey being heavily populated, Frontier is filling up their A319’s for cheap prices, and sometimes their flight times are a little inconvenient. Airlines like United Express, Delta Connection, and American Eagle could easily make money and make traveling out of Trenton less of a hassle with more convenient times and similar or slightly higher prices. If you think about it, you’d probably pay that extra $10 for the 4:30pm flight rather than the 9:30pm flight.
For example, United Express could fly their Dash 8’s to Dulles, and E145’s or CRJ-7’s to O’Hare. Delta Connection could fly CRJ-2’s and/or CRJ-7’s to Atlanta and Detroit. Maybe even American Eagle could fly E145’s and CRJ-7’s to Charlotte and O’Hare. Just one flight a day at reasonable times could get people on their planes, making them money.
With destinations like ATL, DTW, ORD, IAD, and CLT, the final destinations with a connection are virtually limitless.
Like I said before, Frontier has some odd flight times; flights from Charlotte to Trenton leave at 9:15pm and land at 10:48. For people like me, I’d be getting home at 11:30-11:45, which I wouldn’t be all for. For flights from Trenton to Fort Myers, FL, the flight leaves at 6:30am, which is a little early for some people (you know who you are) This route is also once every three days, leaving selection to go to Fort Myers pretty limited. Raleigh to Trenton also lands late at night like the one from Charlotte…not fun. I suspect you’re getting the point.
And with runways that are 6006 and 4800 feet long, express aircraft will not have a problem getting into and out of Trenton, considering A319’s do it multiple times a day. I believe TTN is in the process of expanding their terminal and/or adding a jetway, but I may be wrong.
I’m not trying to hate on Frontier Airlines and their wonderful flights and service, but I think United, American, and Delta would all possibly want to make a few extra bucks with routes out of Trenton.
Let me know what you think, and if em anything here is incorrect, please correct me!