I would love to see Southwest begin operations to COS.
I live in Kansas City, but my dad and brother and I try to go to Colorado every year, and Colorado Springs is our first stop after the long 10 hour drive across Kansas. I love the city, and I'm willing to bet that Southwest could do well in COS. Considering that their plan is to add services to non-congested, underutilized airports near large population centers. Southwest could draw passengers from all over Colorado, including Denver and the Colorado Springs area. I know of many other smaller cities with people who would willingly drive to COS to take advantage of Southwest's low fares. It could certainly work, take a look at what Southwest did with Islip MacArthur airport in New York. Although Denver isn't an NYC sized city, the market would be ripe for low fare competition. What cities do you think Southwest would establish COS service to, should they start it up? I think the following.........
LAX, LAS, PHX, SAN, SLC, SEA, MCI, MDW, and STL all have chances for service to COS on WN. Houston is another possibility. Kansas City, Chicago, and St. Louis could support the service on the following basis: Chicago is a hub for two major airlines, and a large population base, coupled with the fact that Southwest has a large presence at Midway. Kansas City is not a large hub for anyone, except for Southwest, and has the smallest population of the three cities at nearly 2 million in the KC metro area. Southwest could effectively feed passengers from the east coast onto COS flights through here. St Louis is a major WN city, as well as a hub for TWA, and another city with a large population base.
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