Saturday, July 19, 2008

The Norfolk Airport Authority Would Love This

I'm nearing the end of a round of an online game, Airline Mogul. My airline has hubs at Norfolk, Oklahoma City, and Portland, OR.

Being a hub airport not great enough for Norfolk? What would have the Norfolk Airport Authority salivating is that I have nonstop service from Norfolk to 15 cities in Europe: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Dublin, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Helsinki, Kemi (of course!), London - Heathrow, Madrid, Milan - Malpensa, Munich, Paris - Charles De Gaulle, Rome, Stockholm - Arlanda, and Vienna. I would love to have Athens, but the Ilyushin - 76 TD doesn't have the range to fly ORF - ATH nonstop.

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Anonymous said...

You have to explain why in the heck you have that weird plane in your fleet!!

Avenging Archangel said...

The IL-76 TD? For European service, I needed a single-aisle plane with long range. The Il-76 TD has 108 seats. The only thing close is the Boeing 757-200, with 252 seats to fill.

With Norfolk being the smallish market, I went with the smaller plane.