RWA380 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2590 posts, RR: 4 Posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2423 times:
With a real jump in growth from AS here at PDX this year so far, I'm fully convinced AS is dedicated to the PDX market for a very long time, what does anyone here think could potentially be the next city AS connects to the Rose City? I was thinking EWR or maybe a return to MCO. Other thoughts I have include some QX flying as well like YYC or MRY. What do those in the know, and those armchair CEO's think? I'm even thinking new cities like SCK. Just curious to hear your thoughts on this subject, Thanks!
Nice idea but I don't see it. I thought of PDX-JNU also. There's a market for a few SEA-FAI flights; and a few PDX-ANC flights, but I don't see there being enough for AS to justify any non-SEA to non-ANC flights.
BlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1890 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2002 times:
I imagine AS will see how the current expansion sticks before doing more. I know more planes are coming, but not a ton, so adding new routes would require cuts somewhere else until they get those birds.
Long term, (and as a loyal MVPGold) I don't see how many more routes AS can try without the regional economy getting stronger. I have always hoped for a PDX-MIA or even some of the smaller secondary cities that are currently served via SEA. I just can't see it happening short term.
The partnership with Delta is very strong, so the map is covered fairly well all things considered. DEN and RNO would be good ads, but AS pulled out for a reason....
I'm happy with the love shown and can only imagine 2015 or so when things are looking better economically, that we'll get some more routes to new places.
return of PDX-DEN
return of PDX-RNO
return of PDX-TUS
return of PDX-MCO
very good list, all quite possible and doable, couldn't have done better myself, except to say that PDX-DEN is already served by F9, UA and WN, which is the reason AS gave when they announced why they were discontinuing the route. Who wants to be the fourth wheel, eh, although that's the story more than not with DEN, so.....? Then they added PDX-ORD right afterward with the free plane, and ORD seems to be working well for them.