Find out more →

Get unlimited access. Become a digital member!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Saturday open line — flights (at LR airport) and fights (at Chili's)

Posted By on Sat, Jul 12, 2014 at 4:36 PM

click to enlarge IN DECLINE: Passenger count at the airport continues to drop, falling short of forecast in the process. The colored lines chart monthly results since 2007. 2014 trails in every month with the exception of February 2011.
  • IN DECLINE: Passenger count at the airport continues to drop, falling short of forecast in the process. The colored lines chart monthly results since 2007. 2014 trails in every month with the exception of February 2011.

The Saturday night line is open.

* TRAFFIC DOWN AT CLINTON NATIONAL AIRPORT: Need some reading? I find the monthly agenda of the Little Rock Airport Commission interesting. It includes details on construction projects (a new restroom, for example); leasing activity (the Truman Arnold aviation company is apparently going to take over the Supermarine fixed base operation, which includes hangars for the Stephens airplanes); airport director Ron Mathieu's expense reports and travel plans (aconference in Muniich and an air show in England are on the immediate calendar), and the important traffic volume.

The news is that airport traffic continues its historic decline. Passenger count in June was down 4 percent from the same month a year ago; to date, traffic is down 6 percent for the year. Southwest Airlines, once the major carrier, is down 16 percent and that figure could go further as it realigns its flights, making more use of bigger airports and less of Little Rock. Delta and American are nearing Southwest in Little Rock market share.

* CHILI'S DINNER TURNS UGLY: Police were called to a fight that broke out in the Chili's on Rodney Parham last night. As luck would have it, Assistant Little Rock Police Chief Hayward Finks was an available witness because he was having a family dinner out himself. It seems hair-pulling of a diner set off a scuffle. No arrests. And no explanation for why the hair-pulling happened.


Here's the full report.

Tags: , ,

Speaking of Clinton National Airport, Chili's

Comments (33)

Showing 1-33 of 33

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-33 of 33

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Most Shared

  • Bill to regulate dog breeders draws opposition inside chamber from industry rep

    A fight could be brewing over regulation of puppy mills, with legislation planned to better protect dogs and opposition already underway from a state representative who makes a living working with commercial dog breeders.
  • The hart

    It is hard for a straight person, The Observer included, to imagine what it would be like to be born gay — to be shipwrecked here on this space-going clod, where nearly every textbook, novel, film and television show, nearly every blaring screen or billboard or magazine ad, reinforces the idea that "normal" means "heterosexual."
  • Arkansas's new anti-gay law forgets history

    It turns back the clock on civil rights.
  • Death penalty repeal clears Senate Committee

    The Senate Judiciary Committee has endorsed Sen. David Burnett's bill to repeal the death penalty.
  • Presbytery of Arkansas opposes bills aimed at gay discrimination

    The Presbytery of Arkansas, the governing body for Presbyterian churches in the northern two-thirds of Arkansas, met Saturday at Clarksville and adopted a resolution urging Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto SB 202, which is aimed at preventing local government from passing anti-discrimination laws to protect gay people. The Presbytery also expressed its opposition to a pending House bill that, in the name of "conscience," would protect those who discriminate against gay people.

Most Recent Comments

Blogroll

 

© 2015 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation