PSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 6874 posts, RR: 29 Reply 7, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2093 times:
It now seems that DL at ATL is taking the same approach as AA is with DFW.
AA has recently been fortifying its mega-hub at DFW by connecting the dots with cities that in the past only has service from ORD....cities like TVC, GRB, RST, FWA, GRR, etc.
Now that DL pulled the plug on DFW and has been redeploying its regional network they are now connecting the dots at ATL with a lot of cities that used to only have service to CVG. Thus, fortifying their mega-hub in ATL.
TokyoNarita From Palau, joined Aug 2003, 570 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1906 times:
ASA is expecting more CRJ200s...I would expect a few more new cities to be announced for the next couple of years unless we start sending 50 seaters to SLC...They have to go somewhere. Quite frankly, I don't know how many more flights can ATL handle. I would like to see MSN-ATL at least twice a day though.
True indeed, all ex-DH, though I'm not sure whether ASA gets 8 or 12. Anyway, at the same time they will give 8 of their own CRJs to Comair, so ASA won't grow that much.
Quoting TokyoNarita (Reply 11): I would expect a few more new cities to be announced for the next couple of years
There's no doubt about that, more international destinations, and domestic destinations served from either SLC or CVG but not from ATL (BGR for example).
Quoting TokyoNarita (Reply 11): Quite frankly, I don't know how many more flights can ATL handle.
Once the new runway opens next year in May/June, that should allow for some 30-40 additional movements per hour, or 15-20 R/Ts, which would some up to as much as 360 more R/Ts, if I counted correctly. Though those numbers are obviously for good wheather ops. And even if DL doesn't add that many flights, at least delays will decrease.
Cidflyer From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 1991 posts, RR: 3 Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1771 times:
Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 3): I am still very surprised that they are now serving Appleton, Lansing, and Kalamazoo from Atlanta, and still no service to Green Bay and Madison. Only a matter of time, I guess.
I am surprised too, and you can add CID (Cedar Rapids/Iowa City) to that list too. I know our airport management has had talks with Delta about starting this service. Would be nice to have 2 dailies to the "world's busiest airport"