jfklganyc From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2958 posts, RR: 5 Reply 1, posted (1 month 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 754 times:
BDA isn't a very good market.
B6 has cut service to one daily 190 to JFK, seasonal to BOS.
The weather isn't there like the other islands.
More importantly, there are 2 large hotels on the entire island that start at $250 per night with more common costs of $500 per night. The sheer cost of visiting BDA vs visiting a place like NAS eliminates the strong demand for travel and air service.
I believe the flights have high yields, but the demand to fill the seats just isn't there. If WN saw a profitable station, they would have kept it.
MaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 16495 posts, RR: 48 Reply 3, posted (1 month 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 623 times:
None of the above. It's a terrible LCC market--airfare could be free and you'd still have to mortgage your house to pay for food and lodging. WN/FL was barely in the 50s in terms of LF out of BWI, and it was about 10pts worse in ATL. It's just not a market you can stimulate with low fares.