26 Sep 2012
From the Telluride Montrose Regional Air Organization….
Today we had a press event to launch new airline service starting this coming winter to the Montrose Airport. We have two new markets Phoenix-Mesa Airport (IWA)and Oakland (OAK) serving Montrose twice weekly (Almost completely on Wednesday/Saturday althought there is some variation) on super low cost carrier Allegiant Airlines. We think this is a game changer for our program and supporting communities and encourage you to do all you can to support this air service. We may only get one bite out of this apple and we want this to be a good one.
Please note that if this service is successful this winter it could lead to summer service in 2013 and eventually possibly year-round service to the Phoenix and Oakland/San Francisco markets!
What can you do to help support the service?
- Hit your Phoenix and San Francsico Bay Area Customers…the starting rate right now is $165.98 for Phoenix and $225.98 for Oakland/San Francisco!
- Push an affordable Christmas/New Years…While the fares are slightly higher than the intro fares…Phoenix costs as low as $249.98 and Oakland San Francisco $320.58…Yes…At CHRISTMAS!
- Go After Short Notice Corporate Business! January would be great for Team Building Retreats etc… for example
- Go After Short Notice Ski Council Business…Again…Leisure group rates have been getting pretty costly…This would be a nice counter…Note: Even if its too late to get the ski council I’m sure they’d be happy to pass on these great air rates from Phoenix/San Francisco Bay Area with whatever special deal you offer their council members!
- Consider buying tickets as employee incentives for either performance or your Christmas Party…etc…
- Buy Tickets for you and your family…These are awesome rates to travel to two terrific destinations…Keep an eye on January…this would be a great time to go and rates might even get better!
- Add a note and a link to Allegiant on your getting here page on your web site…Allegiants web address is www.allegiantair.com
- Notify all friends and family and anyone else in the Phoenix, San Francisco and Montrose/Telluride areas who would be interested in super low air fare service about this service!
REMEMBER…WORKING TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE THESE FLIGHTS A HUGE SUCCESS WHICH WILL HELP US KEEP THEM FOR SUMMER AND POTENTIALLY YEAR-ROUND!