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Airport survey finds most favor a change of name



Published: Tue, January 10, 2012 @ 12:01 a.m.

Staff report

VIENNA

Northeast Ohio Regional Airport is the name preferred by the largest percentage of respondents to a survey asking what new name they would give to the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport.

The name was preferred by 36 percent of respondents, followed by Mahoning Valley Regional Airport at 10 percent, Ohio-Penn Regional Airport at 7 percent and William H. McKinley Regional Airport at 7 percent.

The survey, conducted in November and December, received 625 responses, and 63 percent said they felt a change in the name was warranted. YNGAir was asked to conduct the survey by the Western Reserve Port Authority, which runs the airport and conducts economic development activities. The survey was conducted in the airport terminal during Allegiant Air and charter flight operations and online at the organization’s web site www.yngairpartners.org.

Nineteen percent of respondents were in favor of keeping the present name, said Doug Kibby, president of YNGAir Partners, a nonprofit group formed to support the idea of daily air service being restored to the local airport.


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1redcent(38 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

OMG! Are we again rearranging the chairs on the Titanic.

Clearly, the name of the facility has no real or signficant impact on the success or failure of the operation and/or operations. It's an AIRPORT. And they're an ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT organization.

Focus on those two (2) functions, and set goals and objectives, and GET IT RIGHT, and you can call it anything you want .... anything but a failure.

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2VindyPost(436 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Michael,
The public had a "say"...
The survey was conducted in the airport terminal during Allegiant Air and charter flight operations AND *online at the organization’s web site: www.yngairpartners.org.

http://www.vindy.com/news/2011/aug/20...

http://www.vindy.com/news/2011/dec/16...

http://www.vindy.com/news/2011/nov/25...

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Northeast Ohio Regional Airport
^^^^ Agree^^^^

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3sacco(5 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Like OMG LIKE REALLY.
That's funny. A name don't have any role in it.
Let's see if a big Mac was called a crap Mac.
Or dog turd. Your right no difference.
A name truly does have alot of meaning to it.
Hell why don't we name it. Y-town crime USA?
Short of that. FYI. The Titanic sank. We can't move the chairs. Ha ha.
Next not towards your comment.
I lived in y-town 30 plus yrs and left.
Why.
Dumb people. ( well people who will bitch or complain but don't do anything else )
Crime. I can just go on n on here.
Youngstown used to be a great place. But now there's a bar every 100 feet. ( I don't have anything against drinking ) but there's more to life then drinking.
The 80's were great. Then 90's hit and it went down and down. Hell we lost how many judges and sherifs due to well bad things.
I'm even a bit to blame. I could of done alot more for The area Then what I did do. But I left. Not cuz I gave up. But cuz I could always find people that would have issues but were scared to open there mouth to the correct people or even help.
What's even more sad. There's several past friends who work there for the city etc. And I'm ashamed to even have known them.
The system is still used and abused beyond what most can even imagine.
Example. A certain person ( no names )
His job is 8 hr days. 1 hr lunch. So that's 7 hrs worked. He/she gets 4 weeks per yr paid vac-
14 sick days and 12 personal per yr.
Full health/pension/etc. And makes $164000.00 a yr. Oh if ge/she don't use vac this yr it carries over along with other days less sick.
And I will say the 7 hrs worked is not hard. He/she can be in there office. Or doing other stuff but no hard labor or even close.
And We the people pay him/her with tax $$.
Ps- the job doesn't even have anything to do with police/fire/healthcare/.
Now I know sum would say I'm being a ass cyz he got a good job & $$$.
But I'm not. 1- I make more then that
2- I earn it and I'm proud.
Things like this person listed above piss me off cuz he/she was handed a job to fill a spending cap limit. They needed to spend x amount per yr or lose it.
This isn't only in y-town though. It's everywhere.
I just wish y-town didn't go to hell
The drugs and etc.
Sad. It is

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4valleyred(1097 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Michael, you must have missed the FOUR Vindicator articles in the past six weeks on the survey that you had EVERY OPPORTUNITY to take on yngairpartners.org.

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5AnotherAverageCitizen(1174 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Rebranding or renaming is done with businesses and advertising all the time. I think it is a good thing. Will it really increase the passenger count, maybe, maybe not. Coke, Pepsi, even the Army changes their slogans all the time. Gatorade changed their Branding name.

NEO Regional Airport has a good ring to it. I think it could work.

Hopefully The airport can get the commuter flight to CLE we have been reading about. That would be the best form of advertising the airport could get. However, if the renaming and another airline come to YNG airport, I hope the YNGair and YNG port don't say " renaming increased our passengers so much". The airlines brought in will be the "real solution".

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6YNGAirSupporter(16 comments)posted 2 years, 7 months ago

Redcent,

Thanks for your input. The airport has set goals and objectives. Passenger numbers are up since 1995. These ideas and plans are reviewed at our meetings and you are always welcome to attend.

Studies have been done where a name change does help an airport attract new business which is why it is being looked into. It is not the only thing that does it, but it is a start. Part of a much bigger plan of economic development.

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