Cubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23585 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2211 times:
I could possibly see DH jumping in. TZ has a lot of capacity on MDW-DCA now, and while FL may keep the route, I would imagine that they will shift a couple of the slots elsewhere, and they will definitely use smaller a/c, reducing capacity even if they keep the same number of flights.
I can't decide whether I miss the tulip or the bowling shoe more
ScottB From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6936 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2124 times:
There's nothing keeping any of those airlines out of MDW right now. MDW has available gate capacity (controlled by the city) for new entrants. ATA is nowhere near using all its gate capacity with roughly 75 daily mainline departures from 14 gates.
MDW doesn't fit Allegiant's current business model (which is a few weekly flights from tertiary airports to LAS) but who knows if they'd want to change that. Why they'd want to compete with WN's 9 daily flights to LAS is beyond me, but maybe the plan would be to offer flights from places like FNL or BIS to MDW (though it would be difficult to offer a reasonable schedule).
America West served MDW in the past and pulled out. Read whatever you want into that.
JetBlue has stated they would prefer to serve ORD.