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Southwest - No New Cities In 2001  
User currently offlineRepublic From Canada, joined Dec 2012, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 3 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2586 times:


Uncle Herb announced today at the Air Carrier Conference in Miami that there is a strong possibility that Southwest would not open any new cities in 2001. Instead, they are considering focusing new capacity from the new 73Gs coming on line from Boeing to increasing frequencies in certain markets.

If they do add new cities to their mix, any guesses as to which ones?


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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (15 years 3 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2537 times:

A time-honored topic in this forum, but here are my picks in the proper priority:
1) ICT-Wichita, Kansas
2) MKE-Milwaukee, Wisconsin
3) CLT-Charlotte, NC or CHS-Charleston, SC
4) opposite of #3
5) COS-Colorado Springs, Colorado

Tom in NO (at MSY)

"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineToxtethogrady From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1779 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 3 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2531 times:

I think most of the ripe markets have been picked already. If they're not in Cincinnati, they should be. That leaves Memphis and Minneapolis-St. Paul...

User currently offline747firstclass From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 3 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2482 times:

I think what this means is that it is a wait and see game. It is quite likely they are waiting to see what happens with the situation in STL regarding TWA/AA. Im sure there has been a game plan drawen up to cover almost any eventuality there. I have a strong feeling that the additional capacity will primarily be used in STL perhaps BWI too if the UA/US merger goes through. On the other hand it might be Herbs way of catching the other airlines off guard and new cities will indeed be added in 2001.

User currently offlineAF777 From Canada, joined Jun 1999, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (15 years 3 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2472 times:

What about Burlington, VT?

User currently offlineWN boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (15 years 3 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2470 times:

What ABOUT Burlington, VT?  Wink/being sarcastic

User currently offlineKALB From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 573 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (15 years 3 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2424 times:

I'd like to see WN offer additional service out of KALB to STL, BNA, Midway, maybe FLL. Currently non-stops are BWI (x7), MCO (x2), LAS (x1) with thru service to LAX. Bring on more 737-7H4s.

User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 40
Reply 7, posted (15 years 3 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2394 times:

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User currently offlineAmtran727 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (15 years 3 months 23 hours ago) and read 2380 times:

What about Ft. Myers, FL, Great airport, very modern, and is going to have another terminal built soon. Since they already have lots of intra-FL routes, why dont they add it, NS from MDW or a direct through someplace?

User currently offlineDsmav8r From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 579 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (15 years 3 months 22 hours ago) and read 2369 times:

I would like to see the following cities:


All of these cities are underserved, and have extremly high-fares due to lack of competition. Plus, each has a suitable MSA population to support SWA.

However, I would not expect to see any of these cities on the route map for quite some time, mainly due to geographical bias.

Aric Thalman
Omaha, NE

To most people, the sky is the limit. To those who love aviation, the sky is home
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