Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Long Beach Airport should love the CRJ-700!

Long Beach Airport's 'art deco' terminal and new concourse have been voted "Top 10 Domestic Airport" multiple times
 Although Long Beach Airport (LGB) has no “airline” slots available, access to the convenient LA Area airport is still available. There are currently 25 “commuter” slots available at LGB. Commuter slots are defined as aircraft under 75,000 lbs. This was determined by the Noise Ordinance, implemented in the 1990s.

The weight is key, at 75,000 lbs., this enables the CRJ-700 to meet the criteria of the LGB Noise Ordinance as a commuter aircraft. The CRJ-700, seats 70 in a one-class (all coach) configuration, and 65 in a two-class (First/Coach) configuration. The aircraft has proven economically viable, and able to fly West Coast to mid-continent hubs such as Denver, Dallas/Fort Worth, or Houston. It can also easily reach the Pacific Northwest, as Alaska/Horizon has proved past service from LGB to Portland and Seattle.

CRJ-700 aircraft, such as the one above, are eligible for "commuter" slots (Photo by Jeremy Madson)

It would be nice for LGB to have all three major/legacy airlines supporting LGB. AA has reduced to three daily flights to Phoenix, however, Delta, now has four CRJ-900 flights daily. The addition of United to LGB would be ideal. United’s options, if serving LGB, would be San Francisco, Denver, or Houston/IAH. There is a huge market for all three, of course, like American and Delta, United prefers the passengers connecting beyond their hub, as opposed to terminating at their hub.

With the recent addition of Southwest, they have forced forced JetBlue to discontinue slot squatting.  For the first time in several years, LGB has 100% usage of the airline slots.  The City of Long Beach’s hotel occupancy has skyrocketed to over 80%since then; it’s no coincidence. How much more would the city benefit with 75 flights?

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Airserv-LGB contracts with THM International for management consulting

THM to provide Airserv-LGB accounting and marketing services



August 1, 2013 – Fort Worth, TX – THM International, Airline and Revenue Management Consulting, has agreed to terms with Airserv-LGB to provide accounting and marketing services.

Airserv-LGB, based at Long Beach Airport, CA, specializes in airline ground support and has provided quality service for over 40 years. Airserv has served US Presidents, Vice Presidents, The Queen of England, college and pro sports teams, major airlines, to air taxi operations.

“With their wide scope of operations, we feel we can provide the necessary support for Airserv-LGB to continue their success,” said Thomas Martin, President of THM International. “Our goal for Airserv-LGB is for them to maximize their opportunities for success.”

THM International provides consulting for airlines and companies supporting the air transportation industry. For additional information regarding our company, please contact us at: or visit our website: .

Saturday, June 8, 2013

THM International Ready for Business

Airline consulting company hopes to help carriers and other industry related companies maximize success, and profit



June 8, 2013 - Fort Worth, TX - THM International, Airline and Revenue Management Consulting, is ready for business.  THM offers full airline consulting specializing in marketing and revenue management.  In today's current economy, THM plans to help airlines maximize their success by effective marketing and carefully managing revenue.

"In an extremely competitive, low fare environment today, coupled with high fuel and labor costs, it's vitally important airlines maximize every dollar they generate," said Thomas Martin, President of THM International.   "We provide an outside look, for an air carrier, to evaluate their business model."

Martin is an industry veteran of 30 years.  His most recent position is with Integrated Airline Services as a Fixed Assets Manager.  In 2007, Martin joined AMB Property Corporation and oversaw the Airport Facilities Group at DFW Airport.  Prior to AMB, he managed Capacity Management and Pricing for Latin America at American Airlines Cargo.  In addition to his experience in cargo, Martin also worked in inside sales, for American Airlines.  He started on the ramp in Long Beach, CA and holds a BA Degree in Organizational Communication from California State University.

THM International provides consulting for airlines, specializing in marketing and revenue management.  For additional information regarding our company, please contact us at: or visit our website