Bhmal From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 140 posts, RR: 3 Posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1560 times:
I was wondering if anyone on here knows how the airlines go about their route planning. For example, when Northwest recently added a bank of flights to their Memphis schedule, what factors led them to that decision? Or if say NW decides they are going to start serving Madison, Wisconsin from Memphis in addition to Madison's service to DTW and MSP, how do they do that, do they bring new aircraft online, downgrade or stop service altogether somewhere else to get the equipment? Or if they decide, hey we are going to start mainline service to Tallahassee, FL. I was just wondering if anyone knew.
Mah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33182 posts, RR: 71
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1521 times:
It's just based on demand. For example, when American added a daily flight between Miami and San Jose, it was because of both city's strong prescense in the internet business (Miami has more internet companies based in it than any other American city; San Jose has a lot of the tech companies).