Harrisburg International Airport (HIA) is doing well and traffic is up. With the price of fuel, many airlines are looking at the cost-effectiveness of their 50 passenger regional jet fleets. With todays fuel prices it has become more cost-effective to fly larger planes. Fortunately, HIA is equipped to handle larger planes.
There are 1.8 million people within an hour of HIA which makes this a sizable market. Because of this, many carriers flying into the HIA will simply start using larger planes.
Delta has seen at 50 percent increase in traffic on their DFW to HIA route due to the Marcellus Shale gas industry. Harrisburg is the hub of Pennsylvania’s state government and home to large companies like Hershey, which use air travel for business.
Airport officials are stating American Airlines bankruptcy filing will not impact travelers flying out of HIA. What American Airlines decides to do with its regional airlines will determine what the future holds for HIA, not the bankruptcy filing.
Smaller market airport like State College and Venango Regional will most likely be under scrutiny by airlines as they decide whether flying from these locations remains cost-effective. Can these smaller markets generate enough passengers to fill 70 – 100 seat planes? Time will tell.
If you are looking for something to do this evening and enjoy Celtic/Maritime music, head over to Christ Episcopal Church and enjoy a concert! Christ Church is located at 316 E. High Street in downtown Pottstown (parking at clock tower lot or on High Street).
Tonight, March 11 @ 7:00 PM, in the Christ Church sanctuary, we are proud to host an evening of FOOD, FESTIVE SONG, AND FUN. It’s a fantastic way to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day! The tickets are available at the door for $12.00.
For most of the last decade, we have been honored to have Charlie as our guest to entertain us with his excellent renditions of American, Maritime and Celtic Traditional songs. Each year he draws a larger audience then the year before as word of mouth and his own personal following increases. Please mark your calendars and plan to come out to join us for a wonderful evening, either with your special someone or a group of friends.
The Philadelphia Daily Newsreleased their Top Ten Suburban Football Teams list. While no Pottstown area high school made the top ten, Boyertown (9-2) and Pottsgrove (9-2) were listed as Under Consideration. I guess that’s like an honorable mention. Kudos to Pottsgrove and Boyertown for their excellent seasons.