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Region desperately needs modernized terminal building

September 5, 2013

The Williamsport Regional Airport is located in Montoursville. But 88 percent of the people who fly in this 13-county region use a different airport....

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Sep-05-13 4:58 AM

Francine, I agree and I've stated before that they are putting the cart before the horse. Where are the contracts/agreements from airlines, stating additional flights will begin in this region once the terminal is built? I have heard of none being in place. It sounds like they are taking a gamble as you state Francine, that if they build it, they will come.

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Sep-05-13 5:42 AM

Three thoughts: First, it is interesting that the S-G, which was outraged by Obama's "you didn't build that" speech, would now support the idea that economic growth needs government support. Second, apparently the present structure is underutilized. So, why add capacity? Third, Francine, I thought deregulation in the 70s ended the government involvement in what routes and destinations carriers serve.

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Sep-05-13 6:17 AM

"So, the contention of the SunGazette is to use the fictional strategy of tge baseball movie Field of dreams: "built it, and they will come? "

For the umpteenth time you thick headed fools: NO THEY WILL NOT IF YOU BUILD IT!" - Francine


Do you give psychic-readings, on weekends? Are weekday-readings less expensive?

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Sep-05-13 3:38 PM

I travel now by Amtrak, so much easier than a plane and they also will carry your car for you.

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Sep-05-13 8:40 PM

I almost missed the most obvious point that speaks against the editorial. Namely, that the area in question covers 13 counties. Could it possibly be that other airports are closer than ours for people in other parts of the 13 county area? I mean, just expand the size of the area you are talking about and the % that use our airport shrinks even more. For example, one could say that 99.99% of people East of the Mississippi don't use our airport.

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