Friday, May 13, 2011

Fly Pan American Airways

PAN AM MEETING ON LINE

UPDATE:  Because I know how the internet works and lies become reality for those who need to destroy anything which does not give them a personal profit, I have confirmed with people in St. Louis that if the Missouri legislature fails to pass the tax incentives bill it will not stop the China Hub from going forward.  I am being told that by the end of the month the final contract with the Chinese cargo  company will be signed.  The tax incentives are to promote warehousing and other infrastructure, but even without it the China hub moves forward - so I am being told by an official at the St. Louis County Economic Council)

Jim Barton recorded the event.  Go down and start with the 16 minute recording.  You will learn about the entire game plan.

One thing you learn is until Brownsville does its runway expansion to 12000 feet Brownsville will be losing out on business.  It is sad they are having to use Houston for the larger cargo planes because Brownsville lacks the resolve to build the runway.  Brownsville never had a fighting chance for the new Boeing plant because of its lack of runway.

Here is the BV's story on the runway issue.

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2011/01/whats-up-at-airport-is-there-runway.html

The Pan Am meeting.

http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Barton/100001338858387#!/people/Jim-Barton/100001338858387?sk=wall

Story in St. Louis Dispatch

http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/article_da808310-dd02-57a3-9a7b-b74f252ab3bc.html

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Will the East loop project need to be finished before the airport can extend its runway?

Anonymous said...

The brownsville herald had posted an article about the meeting but never did a follow-up story on the meeting? I cant see the meeting on facebook, I think you have to add Jim Barton as friend to watch it.

BobbyWC said...

On facebook some people choose to force people to be friends to look at their wall - others do not - try clicking on wall on top left hand corner and see what happens.

I have no ide ahow the loop interacts with the runway - but if you read my story on the runway this has been a non-story for years with Larry Brown every so often claiming the expansion is around the corner and then nothing happens.

Bobby WC

BobbyWC said...

On the Herald I suspect they are holding the report for Sunday after the election - but not sure - it is possible the story was not amenable to reporting in a short in a non-complex way - if you note I reported on it by telling you to watch the video - a write up would have been pretty dry

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

What does this have to do with passenger service?

Anonymous said...

What I don't understand is why Pan American Airways decided to locate to the Brownsville airport if it knew that the airport didn't have a sufficient-long runway to take full advantage of cargo?

BobbyWC said...

This is only about the cargo part of Pan Am - every major airline has both cargo and passenger service.

On the runway issue - remember they have been here for 2 years - Larry Brown has been promising the runway - I guess the gamble is if they are here and they can begin to bring in the 727 and 737 cargo planes he city will finally spend the money for the runway - but fair and good question

Bobby WC

BobbyWC said...

This is only about the cargo part of Pan Am - every major airline has both cargo and passenger service.

On the runway issue - remember they have been here for 2 years - Larry Brown has been promising the runway - I guess the gamble is if they are here and they can begin to bring in the 727 and 737 cargo planes he city will finally spend the money for the runway - but fair and good question

Bobby WC

Matt said...

Regarding the airport runway expansion; The extension of the main runway from 7,400 feet to 12,000 feet will require completion of the east loop. The East Loop project envisions that existing roadways to the south and east of the airport would be re-routed, providing space for expanding the runway. The airport has been acquiring property to accomodate this expansion. The 12,000 foot runway would offer opportunities to develop additional air cargo business.

Ruben Valdez said...

Bobby, Do you have an email address for Larry Brown? All I see on the flybrownsville website are phone numbers. I want to ask him why the website is the same one that's been in place since at least last year. A pic of the terminal would be nice too. Thanks, Ruben Valdez

BobbyWC said...

ruben I am running late - I will check and get back with you

you can email me at bobbywc58@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

The Brownsville/SPI airport has a new web site, did you call Larry? I think the name on the airport terminal building (Brownsville south padre island international airport)is way to long, they need to shorten it. Does SPI contribute money to the airport? after all their name is on there too.