Buffalomatt1027 wrote:usflyer msp wrote:maximairways wrote:
There are no incentives, NY doesn't offer incentives. Also, its 5x weekly through April before returning to daily in June.
The airport director noted in the past that bookings are inline with expectations.
Not quite sure why you think there are no incentives. The NFTA has very competitive incentives packages for carriers launching targeted new routes from BUF
They do have incentives for BNIA .... i saw the list and how much money. But it was few years old. If i find the website or list, ill post the link.
As for the Jetblue LA - BUF route - Yes, I read or heard in the Buffalo News that bookings were in line with expectations. No issues at all.
The certainly do not, a recent article mentioned how the are unable to offer incentives like other states.
But Hartford’s Bradley landed Aer Lingus with an incentive package — up to $9 million in revenue guarantees over two years offered by the State of Connecticut — along with a $3.6 million marketing program over the next three years.
Vanecek says New York offers no similar incentives. Neither does any local government like Erie County. As a result, competing against such incentives proves difficult for the NFTA when international carriers explore new U.S. airports.
They do offer advertising incentives, and limited waived landing fees.
But the LAX flight's waiver would have expired in June of 2017 (12 months after starting service).