cessna2 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 352 posts, RR: 2 Posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3739 times:
RDU's Airport Board adopted a policy the other day to give airlines marketing money for new Domestic and International service. Destinations mentioned were SFO (UA starting service in August), LAX (Served 4x weekly by DL), SEA, (unserved), CDG (Currently Postponed by DL), and FRA (Unserved.)
My questions is what, if any, of these destinations could we see come to fruition? and is RDU too late in the game for these types of incentives and are they enough?
2travel2know2 From Panama, joined Apr 2010, 2798 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3122 times:
Does CM's E190 has the range for a PTY-RDU? RDU may not be a hub anymore, but it does account for quite an appealing O/D market.
MBJ-RDU would have been an interesting weekend route, but sadly since it merged into BW, Air Jamaica is dropping MBJ routes.
Lambertman From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 2084 posts, RR: 35
Reply 10, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2722 times:
Quoting mogandoCI (Reply 6): If UA can get *any* foothold in RDU at all, then maybe a 2-class 763 to FRA 5x weekly may be sustainable ?
As someone who makes a living in public finance, my suggestion is that if RDU feels this passionately about its ability to support these routes they simply guarantee performance and cover any short falls. It's pretty simple. Either the market can support it, or it can't and it will go away anyway.
I've long been a proponent of these strategies for my hometown of St. Louis, but I digress....
erj170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6802 posts, RR: 17
Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2468 times:
Quoting Lambertman (Reply 10): if RDU feels this passionately about its ability to support these routes they simply guarantee performance and cover any short falls.
Funds are available for the international routes.. have been for years now.. big AA was the stop measure.. as for the west coast, I think the incentives are what they are mainly ponying up..
Anyway, I'm assuming DL will probably just push their LAX flight to daily and grab the incentives.. SFO is already UAs.. SEA could probably be DL too..
as for the international.. DL could once again announce CDG using 752 but it would take, at a minimum, a 762/763 for the FRA cause it's beyond the range of the 752 so that would be the interesting one.