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Airline Carrier Silver Airways Corp. To Discontinue Flights From Jamestown In May

February 20, 2014

The airline carrier for the Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport will be taking off — for good — later this year....

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Mar-10-14 10:13 PM

Arcadipane was good for the airport. He's not afraid to stand up, which is what caused his demise.

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Mar-02-14 6:49 PM

As I've said before (post-journal dot com /page/content.detail/id/635353 dot html), don't believe the naysayers!

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Feb-22-14 9:53 PM

And another uninformed, and less focused restaurant bites the dust!!!

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Feb-21-14 6:14 AM

And what would you do bust imparts? (that's what my iPad prefers to call you Busti)

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Feb-21-14 12:29 AM

The airport manager knows nothing about running a airline and what airline will speak to him if he says fly in and we have ten passengers a day for you. There is the one point nine million subsidy though. Schumer will try to convince the goverment to not drop it since we really do not have the passenger count to warrant the subsidy. Who will fly to Detroit if you want to go to NY City or Boston or Philadelphia? Who will fly to Washington if you want to go west? Maybe the airport manager but not most of us.

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Feb-20-14 9:13 AM

Debagr, you are right. Economic development would solve most of our problems. You can' t expect a small airport to solve our E. development problems yet that is what seems to be the expectation of some. Now for the good news!! I read that the welfare to work participation program has increased from 12 to 21% in 13 months! Here is one of the keys to helping our situation. Bravo to the people in Mayville we are finally on the right track to help make a difference. We can thank The Co. Ex. Legislator Runkle and others and Ms. Schuyler for tremendous effort. Keep the faith.

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Feb-20-14 9:01 AM

It has always been true: Jamestown is affected by what happens elsewhere. The airline was not speaking ONLY of Jamestown when they cited fewer passengers. Jamestown will have to adapt to the new conditions, and Mr. Arcadipane is up to the challenge.

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Feb-20-14 8:35 AM

Jamestown was with Continental Air. When they merged with United Air, United took over the Cleveland hub that was used by Continental. United has made a business decision to merge the Cleveland connections with their hubs in Newark and Washington DC. This is no different than any other business consolidation, it just makes Sam's job a little more challenging.

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Feb-20-14 8:32 AM

I 9 passengers a day is the key to the economic development of the County, we are in greater trouble than we are being told.

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Feb-20-14 8:12 AM

Madman, airports are going through this everywhere in out country. Large airlines merge and changes are made. Senator Schumer (Usually not my favorite guy) has put outstanding effort and support into the effort and still continues to help. Airports are not for the faint of heart to manage anymore and everyone understands that. If anyone can cope with this environment our airport manager can and will do everything that can be done for the airport. This is less about passengers and more about mergers. You are right to be concerned but I remain optimistic.

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Feb-20-14 7:34 AM

I am confused. The airlines say the business is not there, and the airport manager says business is up and the changes are working? Which is it? I think more people would fly out of Jamestown if the service was more reliable. I have heard many stories of how passengers not notified of canceled flights until they get to the airport, or flights canceled for no reason and other accommodations have to be made. Reliability is key for this business, and it does not seem to be there at this time. But I support having an airport if viable.

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