10 Responses

  1. Brad Mixner
    Brad Mixner at |

    Maybe if Darwin brought back it’s award winning prior name, FlyBaboo….

    Reply
  2. Gene Kaskiw
    Gene Kaskiw at |

    Darwin was supposed to operate PowdAir’s key multiple-daily SIR-LCY/ZRH routes with Saab 2000s… I wonder if one had something to do with the other? PowdAir also apparently has an arrangement with a CR2 operator for the rest of its network, so in the slim chance it even gets off the ground, I doubt we’ll ever see PowdAir at LCY, given the operational restrictions

    Reply
    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      I hadn’t connected those dots previously; very interesting indeed. Presumably the funding walked and then PowdAir killed the contract, cutting what little hope Darwin had of making it through the winter season. Ouch.

      Reply
  3. Brad Mixner
    Brad Mixner at |

    I didn’t even know SIR was big enough for commercial service, let alone anything big enough to tote along ski equipment easily. Thanks for the knowledge Seth.

    Reply
    1. Seth Miller
      Seth Miller at |

      Looks like a 6500′ runway at 1500′ elevation so the CR2 and SAAB 2000 would be fine there. The company does acknowledge that weather, particularly fog, can be a challenge. http://www.gcmap.com/airport/SIR

      I was moderately surprised to see that a CR2 was being used for the “premium” ski traffic. I’m not sure how one would get 30-50 ski bags in the cargo hold of that thing.

      Reply
    2. Brad Mixner
      Brad Mixner at |

      I was up there when I was an exchange student but don’t recall seeing the airport. Im sure it is a dual use facility with the Swiss Air Force, on or off the record. I agree about the CR2 as well, plus as I recall the SAAB is a more comfortable ride.

      Reply
    3. Igor Matlin
      Igor Matlin at |

      I was moderately surprised to see “premium” and “CR2” in the same sentence. 😮

      Reply
  4. DLD 169: When will then be now? Soon! – Dots, Lines & Destinations

    […] Some canceled services, too. Survival of the fittest doesn’t always work as hoped. […]

  5. DLD 169: When will then be now? Soon! (2) – Dots, Lines & Destinations

    […] Some canceled services, too. Survival of the fittest doesn’t always work as hoped. […]

  6. DLD 169: When will then be now? Soon! - Wandering Aramean

    […] Some canceled services, too. Survival of the fittest doesn’t always work as hoped. […]

Leave a Reply