SFOerik From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 104 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 4 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3845 times:
I just moved to Austin, TX and am amazed at how many people are from India and Asia (high-tech, etc) that live here. Though Houston and D/FW are not far away, there does seem to be a growing demand for point-to-point service between Austin and Asia. I am interested in finding a website or place that discusses airline planning and possible new routes. Where can I find this info? And, do you think if the demand was there, this would be a 787 route? THANKS!!
Shanderawx From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3741 times:
No way, the population base needed for such service is more on the order of 100,000 plus, reached in TX by Dallas and Houston metropolitan areas. Air India is apparently considering service to one of their hubs, DFW or IAH. Also, a hub enlarges considerably the catchment area. The presence of many immigrants in no way guarantees service, witness the discontinuance of Royal Jordanian from Detroit which has perhaps the largeset Arab community in the US.