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Old 04-09-2009, 09:03 AM
 
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When cities are smaller the flights usually cost more from their airport than from a major city (say, Charlotte, NC). Is this true with the Greenville International Airport? Does anyone have any information regarding flight cost from Greenville regarding both domestic and international flights? I travel alot, so this will be important to me.
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:14 AM
 
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GSP has some of highest fares in the nation



By Jenny Munro • STAFF WRITER • February 28, 2009

Once again, passengers flying out of Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport paid some of the highest fares in the nation in the third quarter of 2008.



GSP’s average fare was $541.84, up from $464.95 during the same quarter of the previous year, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Cincinnati ranked at the top, with an average fare of $596.96, followed by Knoxville at $549.26
Some Upstate residents bypass GSP and fly out of Charlotte, ranked as the 19th-most expensive airport at $404.14, or Atlanta, ranked No. 45 at $351.60. Charleston’s airport, which has service by low-fare carriers, came in as 20th-most expensive at $400.97.

http://www.greenvilleonline.com/arti...004/1059/ENT03
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Boiling Springs, SC
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If you're flying to Florida, consider Allegiant Air from GSP. They actually have some rates as low as $19 each way. Keep in mind that the fares are a la carte so if you are checking luggage or want reserved seats it will be more. We're flying up to close on our house and then next month with our kids to get all our services turned on.
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:00 PM
 
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With GSP being wedged in between Atlanta & Charlotte, don't expect much passenger growth or lower fares.
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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With GSP being wedged in between Atlanta & Charlotte, don't expect much passenger growth or lower fares.
I disagree.

EDIT: I'll be a little more specific. First, those from eastern Georgia (Athens, Gainesville, etc) and western North Carolina would easily choose GSP over CLT or ATL if it made financial sense. This would be for the exact same reason my family chose White Plains (HPN) rather than JFK or LGA when we lived in the northeast. It could also bring passengers to here from Columbia, SC.

The introduction of a true low-cost carrier would absolutely lower fares across the board, and contribute to passenger growth at GSP. There is no doubt in my mind.

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Old 04-09-2009, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Greer
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With GSP being wedged in between Atlanta & Charlotte, don't expect much passenger growth or lower fares.
You'd think that with the competition of those two airports, the rates at GSP would already be low.
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:55 PM
 
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I disagree.
Great. Why? The facts are already against you. Click on any major travel site & price a flight to anywhere from GSP vs. ATL or CLT. GSP loses 99% of the time.
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:56 PM
 
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You'd think that with the competition of those two airports, the rates at GSP would already be low.
How so? GSP doesn't have the traffic, the gates, the infrastructure to compete (or the willing airlines).
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Old 04-09-2009, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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Great. Why? The facts are already against you. Click on any major travel site & price a flight to anywhere from GSP vs. ATL or CLT. GSP loses 99% of the time.
Read my edit. Also, your facts are correct...for now. Southwest, and other low-cost carriers have been eyeing up GSP for a while now.

Also, I believe GSP still has the 19th longest runway in the US, and plenty of room for future terminal expansion. This will be necessary as Greenville's (MSA)population is expected to grow another 10% or more over the next five years, and grew nearly 25% from 1990 to 2005. 82nd largest MSA in the country, and 35th largest CSA.
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Old 04-09-2009, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Greer
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How so? GSP doesn't have the traffic, the gates, the infrastructure to compete (or the willing airlines).
If they don't have the traffic, you'd think they'd lower the prices to the point where they do have the traffic.

But seeing as the prices are higher, you're probably right. It just doesn't make sense to me.
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