Wedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6039 posts, RR: 5 Posted (11 years 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3024 times:
Hello everyone! In today's Wichita Eagle, there was an article talking about a potential deal between the city and Air Tran. One of the stipulations for additional city subsidies is for Air Tran to add two new flights from ICT...one west and one east. The paper claims that they are close to a deal.
Does anyone have any predictions what city Air Tran will open out east and west? My guess is that they'll either add another flight to ATL or open a new BWI route out east. DEN or LAS are my choices for the "west" city.
BH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2662 times:
Although I don't think it's that certain whether they'll do this, it would be a nice surprise. Regardless, I think we'll see AirTran stick around with a new contract of some sort.
My predictions on the new routes:
Westward - DFW...Allegiant already goes to LAS and DFW will offer connections to more destinations. DFW will grow for AirTran so that'll bring more cities.
Eastward...not really sure. 3 ATL flights should be enough...we had 3 a while back and it didn't work out. BWI isn't really that necessary...ATL works for ICT with connections to the east coast. MCO/BOS/LGA etc...O&D routes probably can't be supported with Wichita like the MDW flights.
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Wedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6039 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2594 times:
With the popularity and exposure that Air Tran has right now here in Wichita, I wouldn't be surprised if they try LAS to take Allegiant business away. They're kind of doing that on their MLI-LAS service...competing with G4's PIA-LAS service. LAX wouldn't be a bad choice either, considering the connections opportunity.