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TWA and Ozark schedules merged October 26, and
on the same day. TWA eliminated Ozark's frequent
flyer program and absorbed the plan's 230,000 mem
bers into its own program.
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American is spending $100 million to develop and
expand its Sabre computerized reservations facilities,
including constructing an underground base for the
central system at llilsa Airport. In addition, a new
data network, called the AADN project, will be com
pleted for Sabre next year. American has also reached
an agreement with Pan Am which will permit Pan Am
lo market Sabre in Europe. South America, and the
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Portland and Dallas/Fort Worth have been selected
by DOT as gateways for new U.S. carrier seiA'ice to
Japan. Delta will serve Tokyo from Portland and Amer
ican. from DFW. Northwest will begin nonstop service
to Tokyo from Detroit in March.
* « 4>
DO!' has tentatively approved Texas Air's plan to ac
quire Eastern. Approval made possible by a new agree
ment between TAC-EA and Pan Am which gives Pan
Am 12 more daily slots at LG A and two more at DCA
so that Pan Am can operate 15 daily round-trips in
* * *
American Chairman Robert Crandall has written the
chief executives of 50.000 companies in a four-state
area—North and South Carolina. Tennessee, and
Georgia—asking them to support the carrier's applica
tion for Raleigh/Durham — London route authority. By
next summer. AA plans to have 95 flights daily to 34
destinations at RDU plus 40 flights daily to 14 destina
tions by its American Eagle commuter. AA's new $114
million terminal complex, which is scheduled for com
pletion in June, will initially have 15 gates with ex
pansion to 25 by 1989. At Charlotte, we will have 194
departures to 54 destinations on November 1, and by
the end of next year, we will have 31 gates.
* * *
Delta plans to establish a flight attendant base at
CVG on December 15 and a pilot crew base by June 1.
The flight attendant base will initially have 225 flight
attendants, and the pilot crew base. 200 pilots.
* * *
Southwest's new training center for pilots and cabin
attendants at Dallas Love Field extends over 21.000
square feet and houses an $8 million Boeing 737-
300/200 flight simulator. An additional wing is al
ready under construction to house another*737-200
simulator purchased from American. Southwest plans
to train about 1.600 pilots and 1.100 cabin attendants
at this facility each year.
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Jacksonville Port Authority (JAX) is reviewing pro
posed $67 million expansion program for the airport,
including construction of a second-level roadway and
the addition of 12 gates.
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United recently initiated systemwide increases in full
coach and discount fares, and most other major air
lines matched these increases. The increases are effec
tive for tickets issued on or after October 26.
(Piedmont is among the airlines matching the fare
increases. For one-way llights under 1.000 miles, our
Y-fares and first class fares increase three percent;
over 1.000 miles. $20. Other one-way fares under
1.000 miles increase $10; over 1,000 miles, $20. All
excursion fares are raised $20 round-trip. Among the
markets excluded from the increase are our intra-
Dayton hub fares, our intra-Carolina fares, and fares
in markets where we are competitive with People
DAY Station Manager Wayne Rankin
(left) welcomes John Bosch aboard Flight
210 to DCA. Bosch, vice president and
general msinager for Sheffield Measure
ment of Dayton, was Piedmont’s mil
lionth Dayton passenger for 1986. At a
ceremony September 30 prior to depar
ture, he was presented with a 737-300
model and a complimenteiry round-trip
ticket for two anywhere Piedmont flies.
Chuck Allen, district sales manager in
Dayton, made the presentation.
Our midwest hub opened in July 1982,
and for each of the past two yesirs, we
have boarded over one million passen
gers. On the November schedule we offer
67 daily departures to 26 nonstop desti
nations with direct and connecting ser
vice available to another 57 edrports.
Piedmont employs 825 people in Dayton,
525 at the airport and in our sales office
and 300 at our reservations center.
Amendment will help create
New jobs at N.C airports, seaports
North Carolina voters will
have an opportunity on
November 4 to say yes to a
amendment which will con
tribute to the creation of
jobs at public airports and
seaports in the state.
ment clarifies the power
of the North Carolina Port
Authority and public air
ports throughout the state,"
Warren Martin, director-
government affairs, said.
"It would allow them to
issue revenue bonds to fi
nance a broad range of port
improvements and then
enter into a long term lease
of these facilities with public
or private concerns. Many
other states, including all of
North Carolina's neighbor
ing states, already finance
similar improvements in this
way, thus giving them a
competitive advantage over
North Carolina. ’
Interest earned from these
bonds is tax free, making
them attractive to investors.
Permitting our airports and
seaports to use these types
of revenue bonds will result
in construction and use of
new facilities not otherwise
possible and, of course, new
jobs. Dollars generated will
spin off into even more eco
"The 1986 General As
voted to present this pro
posed amendment to the
North Carolina voters.” Mar
tin said. "Approval of this
issue will not result in a tax
increase because language
in the amendment prohibits
that from happening."
for Amendment #3
on November 4
and ask your friends
to do the same.
□ FOR Constitutional amendment to assist in
the development of new and existing seaports and
number of departures: 1,235
miles flown daily: 427,152
ASMs (available seat miles): 51,669,646
number of aircraft in fleet: 160
average aircraft hop: 345.9
number of airports served: 87
daily block time flown: 1,421 hours, 32 minutes
next schedule change: December 15
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